Gustavus Alumni Compete in World Bandy Championships

Posted on February 8th, 2010 by

Several Gustavus Adolphus College alumni recently represented the United States of America at the 2010 World Bandy Championships in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 24-31.

Bandy is a game played on a rectangular sheet of ice the same size as a soccer field. Each team has 11 players, including a goalkeeper and like the game of hockey, skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team’s goal.

Gustavus alumni on the 2010 World Championships roster are John Arundel ’07, Michael Hosfield ’07, and Jon Keseley ’07. Chris Halden ’78 and Chris Middlebrook ’79 serve as co-head coaches of the team. All five individuals are former Gustavus hockey players.

The U.S. team finished the World Championships with a record of 1-5 after losses to Sweden, Russia, Norway, Finland, and Kazakhstan. The team recorded a 9-6 victory over Canada to remain in Group A – the highest level of competition – for the 2011 World Championships.

Arundel finished the tournament as the team’s leading goal scorer with a total of nine during the six games. Keseley and Hosfield tied for third in scoring on the team. Keseley scored five goals and added one assist, while Hosfield scored two goals and added four assists.

The team was recently featured in a Jan. 28 New York Times article that quoted Halden and Middlebrook.


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