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The All-Star team

The two Swiss forwards Emanuel Antener und Matthias Hofbauer have been elected to the All-Star team. World champion Sweden is present with forward Kim Nilsson and defender Martin Östholm, while Finland’s defender Tatu Väänänen and goalkeeper Herni Toivoniemi make up the last two players.

The All-Stars Emanuel Antener (SUI), Matthias Hofbauer (SUI), Herni Toivoniemi (FIN), Tatu Väänänen (FIN), Kim Nilsson (SWE, f.l.t.r.). Not on the picture: Martin Östholm (SWE).
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The All-Stars Emanuel Antener (SUI), Matthias Hofbauer (SUI), Herni Toivoniemi (FIN), Tatu Väänänen (FIN), Kim Nilsson (SWE, f.l.t.r.). Not on the picture: Martin Östholm (SWE).

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The Swedish player Kim Nilsson was not only elected to the All-Star team but also won the ASICS Golden Floorball Shoe MVP Trophy. The price was given out for the first time at the women’s WFC 2011. The tall, 24-year-old forward who plays for AIK Stockholm scored 22 points during his six WFC games. Martin Östholm (Pixbo Wallenstam), also 24-years-old, scored 13 points, with which he is the most successful defender of this year’s WFC.

Former Alligator Malans player Tatu Väänänen (29) was also elected into the all-star team together with goalie-legend Henri Toivonieme (36). Väänänen, as well as Toivoniemi, plays in Finland. Väänänen plays for SPV Seinäjoki and the goalie plays for SSV Helsinki.

The Swiss Emanuel Antener (25) was the top scorer of this tournament, racking up 26 points. For Matthias Hofbauer, it is the third all-star election after 2004 and 2010. The captain of the Swiss national team made history today having scored point 79 and 80 during the bronze game against Germany. He is now the record holder for most points scored during his seven WFC appearances.

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