Category: Hírek

Successful tournament hosted on Városliget

During the weekend of 27-29 January, the Hungarian Bandy Federation hosted a tournament with three nations participating. Apart from the hosts Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia also participated. It was the first time in three years that official international matches on big ice could be played between the countries and the joy from players, leaders and officials could not be unseen.

Each team played two games each. Hungary and Czechia faced off in the night game on Friday, which ended in a draw and eventually Czechia winning the extra penalties. On Saturday evening, the rival game between Czechia and Slovakia awaited. This game also ended in a draw with Czechia once again winning the extra penalties. Therefor the last game of the tournament turned to be decisive, as depending on the result, any of the teams could win the tournament. Slovakia came out on the top over Hungary in the Sunday evening game and could ultimately celebrate the victory in this tournament.

The Hungarian Bandy Federation would like to thank the Czech and Slovak counterparts for visiting Budapest as well as all officials for tremendous officiating in all games.

Hungary – Czechia 5:5 (2:3 extra penalties)
Czechia – Slovakia 2:2 (2:1 extra penalties)
Slovakia – Hungary 3:0

Hungary – Czechia

Czechia – Slovakia

Slovakia – Hungary

Letter of Apology

To Participating Teams, Organising Committee, Swedish Bandy Federation, Federation of International Bandy,

On behalf of the Hungarian Y21 Team, we would like to express our sincere apology for the recent happenings at the Y19 World Championships.
We understand such unacceptable, unsportsmanlike behaviour is unworthy to a World Championships and to the bandy sport.

Naturally we accept the Jury’s decision, and we are at the disposal of any proceedings.

We have completely distanced ourselves from the person in question and condemn his behavior.

We kindly request to judge the Hungarian bandy based on the 30+ years history and achievements instead of a single individual incident.

We are truly sorry for the damage caused and we are thankful for the Organising Committee for their hard work and wish a successful event for the participating Teams and athletes.

Hungarian Y21 Team

The U21 Hungarian team was excluded from the World Championship

The Jury of the event, in consultation with the Hungarian team management, excluded the Hungarian Y21 team with immediate effect from the U19 World Championship where they participated as a “guest”.

According to the suspicion, a player consumed drugs. The Hungarian Bandy Federation condemns unsportsmanlike behavior, accepts the jury’s decision and supports it in the spirit of zero tolerance.

Due to the ongoing process, we cannot share any further information until the investigation is complete.

Hungarian Bandy Federation

MBSZ starts bandy league in Hungary

The home of Hungarian bandy, the Városligeti Műjégpálya, didn’t open up due to the pandemic, and we also saw the bandy World Championship being cancelled for the same reason. This strengthen our thoughts, to not be without any competition, and therefor are proud to announce a new bandy league in Hungary, the Magyar Bandy Liga (MBL).

With the foundation of this league, Hungarian bandy enters a new era in its ambition to further develop the sport in the country, to be able to grow and earn even more success after winning the gold medal at the 2020 World Championship B-group in Irkutsk, Russia.

The federation’s plans are to start with 3 teams, weekly one training and monthly one match day in the end of February. Trainings have already started, feel free to join.

We look forward to welcome old and new players who would like to become a part of this new league. We are able to provide special bandy equipment (gloves, stick etc.) for anyone who would like to try the sport.

Take the chance to become a part of this fast and technical sport.

If you would like to try out bandy, or if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!