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Riihimäki and Kytöhonka to coach Latvian Men’s National Team – 02.08.2017

Latvian Floorball Union has announced Arto Riihimäki as the new Head coach and Perttu Kytöhonka as the Assistant coach of the Latvian Men’s National Team. Experienced Finnish floorball specialists will lead the squad in preparation for the upcoming 12th Men´s World Floorball Championships Qualifications played in the beginning of 2018.

Arto Riihimäki is a professional floorball coach with extensive international experience as the Head coach in the highest men’s leagues in Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. He has been the Head coach of Finnish National B Team and Student National Team. Currently Riihimäki is the Head coach of Kloten-Bulach Jets in the Swiss NLA.

Perttu Kytöhonka is a lifelong student of coaching and the game of floorball. He has experience as the Head coach of clubs in Finland and Switzerland. For almost 10 years, he worked as the Head of club operations and coaching at TPS Salibandy in Finland. Currently Kytöhonka is the Head coach of NST Lappeenranta men’s team in Finnish Divari (2nd highest level).

The time schedule before the WFCQ is tight and Arto Riihimäki is very excited looking forward to the new challenge:
- I had already thought about coaching a good national team for couple of years. And not only coaching the national team, but also trying to help the country´s floorball development overall. So, when Latvian Floorball Union approached me, I was immediately interested. We are going to make big changes to the national team´s game. Latvia is well-known for its good counter attacking play, however we want to see Team Latvia take more proactive approach playing with and without the ball. Of course, we won´t forget the things what Latvia has been doing well - they serve as a good foundation. We will do our very best for Latvian Men´s National team and the whole Latvian floorball community.