Name: Michal BandulaTeam: PolskaHow would you rate last years performance?I think last year we had a very successful tournament. We had intense playoff games and were able to beat some very good teams on our way to the final but due to injuries and not having Chris Sarrazin at final vs France we were not able to keep up with them and eventually they broke through our team and were able to take the championship from us in the last 5 minutes. Congrats to them.Are there any new signings or departures?We have lost Dane Mcdougall to a knee injury, Jordan Lupastin went back to his Canadian roots to play with his Enter boys, Kris Swatecki, and Chad Neald. We picked up Bobbi Nicholat from Afghanistan and Sam Mylymok is back playing again after taking a year off.Who is your most important player? Why?The one and only Jay Tomchuk a.k.a. the "Polish God". Battled ankle injuries the past couple of years, look for him to be as healthy as he has been in a while and hopefully he will able to score a bunch of goals and clutch goals this year for us. Honourable mentions go to "Tips" and that goofy looking guy in net.Where do you think you will finish this year?Never liked predicting how we will finish in the tournament. I do believe we are a contender again this year, we need to take it game by game and we can't get too ahead of ourselves.
If you could sign any player in the tournament who would it be and why?Mitch Bauche - absolute beast in the midfield and would be a great compliment to our team.
Who do you think will win this year?Look for Ireland to be back in the final this year. They have stacked their team again and are looking to make a run. Not sure if they will have all their guys during the group stage, but I do expect them to have a full line up during playoffs and they will be a very tough team to beat.If you could change one thing in the tournament what would it be?I was not a huge fan of the new Draw Format that they used this year. I understand that they were maybe trying to change things up and have the potential to call out other teams to create drama for the group stage. But why try to fix something that's not broken? I guess I just prefer the classic draw format that has always been used.