The ABA, in conjunction with the NAC Chairman and the USRBL, are thrilled to announce several new and exciting changes for the 2014 North American Cup of Rink Bandy.
The tournament will once again be a showcase of the top rink bandy players in North America. As in previous years, four teams will compete in round robin pool play, with the top two clubs advancing to face off for the championship. Pool play will take place across two consecutive days; Monday, September 8th at the Plymouth Ice Center beginning at 6:30PM, and then at the Parade Ice Garden on Tuesday, September 9th starting at 6:45PM. The championship match for the North American Cup will be the following Monday, September 15th, 8:15PM at the Plymouth Ice Center.
USA Bandy legend Chris Halden, former National Team captain Steve Nelson, and current U.S. National Team members Andrew Knutson and Dave Plaunt will captain four teams competing for the cup. A player pool of the finest 25-30 skaters and 4-6 goalies is currently being put together for these four captains to draft their teams from.
The NAC player draft will be taking place at 7PM on Wednesday, September 3rd at the USRBL home office in Minnetonka, Minnesota;
15500 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
All eligible players, as well as the bandy community are encouraged to attend this unique event. The excitement of hearing your name called, the agony of waiting, this year’s draft promises to be full of drama. Will Jon Keseley go first overall, or possibly slip out of the first round all together? How soon will goalies be coming off the board? Will Andrew Knutson make a play for his brother Peter early on? These are just a few of the riveting storylines to be played out at the draft on Wednesday, September 3rd.
Keep an eye on www.usabandy.com for further details, including announcement of the draft order, and a report on some of the top prospects in this year’s competition.