New brand of floor hockey — floorball — hits town
“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.