New brand of floor hockey — floor­ball — hits town

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“I like hockey,” he said. “Hockey is great be­cause as you get older, you can find your path in hockey. It could be the NHL, it could be univer­sity, and it could be get­ting to­gether with the guys to play. It’s all good.”

Ryan Hrankowski didn’t think his 11-year- old daugh­ter, Raya, would step into the floor­ball rink, but she was in­ter­ested.

“We wanted to check it out,” he said. “She has been play­ing hockey for a few years.

“I play­ing hockey grow­ing up. I’m a typ­i­cal Cana­dian — I love hockey.”

Kim Davis, com­mis­sioner of the Man­i­toba Ju­nior Hockey League, said June is one of the best times of the year to hold a hockey-type trade show.

“Dur­ing the sea­son we would be too busy,” he said. “The off-sea­son is the best time to have it.”

Today is the fi­nal day of the expo, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tick­ets are avail­able at the door at the con­ven­tion cen­tre and are $9, with chil­dren under 18 free. A fam­ily pack of two adult tick­ets is $15.


Day­ton Kies­man, 12, car­ries the puck dur­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion of floor­ball at the Cana­dian Hockey Expo at the con­ven­tion cen­tre Satur­day.

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