League officials

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Ryan Connor Commissioner

Ryan Connor is the founder of the NAFL and a serial entrepreneur.  He currently owns multiple successful businesses, but has discovered a passion for floorball and wants others in the United States and Canada to learn about the sport.  A proud Texas native, Ryan has traveled to all 50 of the United States, 5 Canadian provinces (still working on the rest!), and more than 20 other countries around the world.  Ryan has been married to his wife Kim since 1996, and they have three wonderful and sports-loving children.  Ryan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University.

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Joel Olofsson Vice President

Joel Olofsson was born and raised in Helsingborg, in the southern part of Sweden.  He started playing floorball at age 10 and has been playing ever since.  He started coaching youth teams at age 16, and he has been coaching for FC Helsingborg for “his whole life”.  Joel has been an Assistant Coach for the men’s team in The Swedish Super League for three seasons, and he is now their Head of Communications.

Joel has also been involved with USA Floorball since 2014.  He is the only head coach the men’s U19 has ever had, and he has been head coach of the men’s team since 2018.

Joel has degrees in both Sports Marketing and in Strategic Communications.

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Peter Saliba Gustafsson Director of Officiating

Peter Saliba Gustafsson is a former floorball player and a StIBF (Stockholm floorball federation) official. After being an active player in the Stockholm district for over 17 years he decided to dedicate his time to officiating floorball. He is currently classed as a level 4 referee in Stockholm and his finest merits are youth championship games, women’s first division and men’s second division games. His  fondest memory as an official was back in 2018 when the StIBF trusted him with a decider game in the women’s first division, the winner of the game would move to the SSL qualifiers!

At the NAFL he is the Director of Officials, tasked with giving our referees the support they need to become North America’s finest!  Together with the NAFL staff Peter will appoint officials to the regular season and championship games.

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Nick Turcotte Director of Youth Floorball Development

Nick Turcotte is the Founder of Hockey Factory & Omni Hockey which focuses on training & development of hockey players from beginners to professionals. This summer marks Nick’s 16th season training hockey players.  One could say that Nick has always been a coach as his family owns & operates Turcotte Stickhandling School. Turcotte Stickhandling School has been in operation for over 40 years and has sent thousands of players to the professional ranks.  Nick has successfully developed and run hundreds of hockey camps, clinics, and leagues, and his passion for stick handling led him to floorball, and now the NAFL.  One of the stated goals of the NAFL is to grow floorball throughout the US and Canada, and youth programs are a perfect place to start.  Nick is available to help your club start or grow your youth floorball program, including league development and operations.  For further information, please contact the NAFL .

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Adam Troy League Advisor

Adam Troy is an advisor to the NAFL.  Adam is the founder of USA Floorball and is Executive Director of the USA Floorball Board of Directors.  He is the General Manager of the US Men’s National team, and a three time WFC Team USA player.  Because of his efforts in bringing floorball to the United States, the NAFL championship trophy has been named the Troy Cup.

Adam’s regular employment is as content producer for the six-time Swedish Floorball Champions Storvreta IBK.

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