IFBA Worlds – Tomakomai Japan The 2014 IFBA World Championships in Tomakomai, Japan was a wonderful success with the host member association Broomball Japan exhibiting a flawless week of broomball and side experiences. With all divisions demonstrating keen competition in rinks that certainly added to the atmosphere of the occasion after the round robin games and semi finals it came down to just four teams taking out the biggest trophies in world broomball.

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The winners are:
Mens World Cup – Yellowknife Ravens: Canada
Womens Division – NWT Ravens: Canada
Mixed Division – GT Quebec: Canada
Masters Division – Eastern Canada Most Wanted: Canada
All teams were pushed to their success, highlighted by the ladies division being dominated by the team from down under (Aussie Dingos) who did not lose a game except the final.

Tournament Most Valuable Players
Tournament MVP Mens Division: Jeff Bassett, Yellowknife Ravens
Tournament MVP Ladies Division: Jenny Crawford, NWT Ravens
Tournamnet MVP Mixed Division: Felix Guevin, GT Canada
Tournament MVP Masters Division: Steeve Plourde, Eastern Canada Most Wanted

Given the high standard of skill and sportsmanship on display over the week the IFBA Executive had a difficult time identifying and putting together the 2014 All Star teams. After much debate and analysis of the game statistics the following teams make up the chosen teams.

Masters Division
Goalie: COUNTRY: CanadaTEAM : Eastern Ontario PredatorsJERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 60 Randy Cousineau
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Lars JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 9 Ghislain Michaud
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Eastern Canada Most Wanted JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #3 Rock Hins
Forward: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Eastern Canada Most Wanted JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #69 Steeve Plourde
Forward: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Eastern Ontario Predators JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #11 Mario Dumont
Forward: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Lars JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #7 Mario Bernard
Coach: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM: NAME: Eastern Canada Most Wanted: Gordon Kimm

Mixed Division
Goalie: COUNTRY: Japan TEAM : Ice Ducks JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #33 Takehiro Wakasa
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : L’Artic JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: 66 Yan Marineau
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : GT JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #20 Danielle Lachance
Forward: COUNTRY: Japan TEAM : Japan Ice Ducks JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 13 Takehiro Wakasa
Forward: COUNTRY: USA TEAM : Alaska Coyotes JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 6, Justin Gearing
Forward: COUNTRY: TEAM : L’Artic JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 11, Amélie Couture
Coach: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM: NAME: GT, Gaston Thibodeau

Womens Division
Goalie: COUNTRY: Japan TEAM : Miyabi JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 66 Sana Kato
Defence: COUNTRY: International TEAM : International Swans JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 7 Courtney Schnurr
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : NWT Rebels JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 11 Tina Locke Setter
Forward: COUNTRY: Australia TEAM : Australia Dingoes Gold JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 83 Kate Irvine
Forward: COUNTRY: TEAM : Sakura JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #23 Sayaka Mori
Forward: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM: NWT Rebels JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 10 Jenny Crawford
Coach: COUNTRY: Japan TEAM: NAME: Miyabi Takanori Maejima

Mens Division Goalie COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Calgary Cowboys JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 30 Korry Lovett
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Yellowknife Ravens JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #12 Martin Bisson
Defence: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Calgary Cowboys JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #77 Nathan Salmon
Forward: COUNTRY: Canada TEAM : Yellowknife Ravens JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: # 10 Jeff Basset
Forward: COUNTRY: USA TEAM : Furious JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #5 Joe Thell
Forward: COUNTRY: Japan TEAM : Japan Nationals JERSEY NUMBER & NAME: #22 Takuya Miyakawa
Coach: COUNTRY: Italy TEAM Name : Italy Marco Montel

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