Sweden men's national junior ice hockey team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Småkronorna (The Little Crowns)
Juniorkronorna (The Junior Crowns)[1]
Association Swedish Ice Hockey Association
Head coach Sweden Rikard Gronborg
Assistants Sweden Robert Ohlsson
Captain Jacob de la Rose
Top scorer Markus Näslund (21)
Most points Peter Forsberg (42)
IIHF code SWE
Team colors          
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Home colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Away colours
First international
 Czechoslovakia 6 – 4 Sweden 
(Leningrad, Soviet Union; December 27, 1973)
Biggest win
 Sweden 20 – 1 Japan 
(Gävle, Sweden; December 30, 1992)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 10 – 2 Sweden 
(Winnipeg or Brandon, Canada; December 30, 1974)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 39 (first in 1974)
Best result Med 1.png (1981, 2012)
International record (W–L–T)
143–93–13
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze 1975 Canada/USA Sweden
Silver 1978 Canada Sweden
Bronze 1979 Sweden Sweden
Bronze 1980 Finland Sweden
Gold 1981 West Germany Sweden
Bronze 1987 Czechoslovakia Sweden
Silver 1989 USA Sweden
Silver 1992 Germany Sweden
Silver 1993 Sweden Sweden
Silver 1994 Czech Republic Sweden
Bronze 1995 Canada Sweden
Silver 1996 USA Sweden
Silver 2008 Czech Republic Sweden
Silver 2009 Canada Sweden
Bronze 2010 Canada Sweden
Gold 2012 Canada Sweden
Silver 2013 Russia Sweden
Silver 2014 Sweden Sweden
The Swedish team celebrates after defeating Russia in overtime to win the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

The Swedish men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Sweden. The team represents Sweden at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Hockey Championship, held annually every December and January.

Sweden's roster for the 1981 World Junior Championships when they won gold included players such as Jan Erixon, Patrik and Peter Sundström, Håkan Nordin and Lars Eriksson.[2]

2015 WJC Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[3]

Goaltenders
# Player Club
1 Samuel Ward Sweden Luleå HF
30 Linus Söderström Sweden Djurgårdens IF
Fredrik Bergvik Sweden Frölunda HC
Defensemen
# Player Club
2 Sebastian Aho Sweden Skellefteå AIK
3 William Lagesson United States Dubuque Fighting Saints
5 Robin Norell Sweden Djurgårdens IF
6 Andreas Englund Sweden Djurgårdens IF
7 Julius Bergman Canada London Knights
8 Gustav Forsling Sweden Linköpings HC
14 Robert Hägg United States Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Forwards
# Player Club
9 Jacob de la Rose Canada Hamilton Bulldogs
11 Anton Blidh Sweden Frölunda HC
12 Victor Olofsson Sweden Modo Hockey
16 Rasmus Asplund Sweden Färjestad BK
20 Adam Brodecki Sweden Brynäs IF
21 William Nylander Sweden Modo Hockey
22 Oskar Lindblom Sweden Brynäs IF
23 Lucas Wallmark Sweden Luleå HF
24 Jens Lööke Sweden Brynäs IF
25 Axel Holmström Sweden Skellefteå AIK
26 Christoffer Ehn Sweden Frölunda HC
27 Anton Karlsson Sweden Frölunda HC
28 Leon Bristedt United States University of Minnesota
29 Adrian Kempe Sweden Modo Hockey

2012 WJC Gold Medal Winning Team Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2012 World Junior Championships.[4] Pontus Åberg was originally named to the roster but was unable to play because of an injury and was replaced by Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall.

Goaltenders
# Player Club
1 Anton Forsberg Sweden Modo Hockey
30 Johan Gustafsson Sweden Luleå HF
35 Johan Mattsson Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
Defensemen
# Player Club
5 Mattias Bäckman Sweden Linköpings HC
6 Oscar Klefbom Sweden Färjestad BK
7 Fredrik Claesson Sweden Djurgårdens IF
8 Petter Granberg Sweden Skellefteå AIK
9 John Klingberg Finland Jokerit (SM-liiga)
12 Patrik Nemeth Sweden AIK
25 Jonas Brodin Sweden Färjestad BK
Forwards
# Player Club
10 Johan Larsson Sweden Brynäs IF
11 Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall Sweden Timrå IK
13 Johan Sundström Sweden Frölunda HC
14 Max Friberg Sweden Timrå IK
15 Sebastian Collberg Sweden Frölunda HC
16 Filip Forsberg Sweden Leksands IF (Allsvenskan)
17 William Karlsson Sweden Västerås IK (Allsvenskan)
18 Victor Rask Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
19 Joakim Nordström Sweden AIK
20 Mika Zibanejad Sweden Djurgårdens IF
23 Ludvig Rensfeldt Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
24 Rickard Rakell United States Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
28 Erik Thorell Sweden Färjestad BK

World Junior Championship record[edit]

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts Rank
1974 5 2 3 0 32 21 4 4th place
1975 5 2 2 1 18 24 5 Won bronze medal
1976 4 1 3 0 23 17 2 5th place
1977 7 3 4 0 28 30 6 5th place
1978 7 4 2 1 28 24 9 Won silver medal
1979 6 4 1 1 19 13 8 Won bronze medal
1980 5 2 2 1 23 15 5 Won bronze medal
1981 5 4 0 1 25 11 9 Won gold medal
1982 7 4 3 0 42 26 8 5th place
1983 7 4 3 0 35 23 8 4th place
1984 7 3 4 0 27 28 6 5th place
1985 7 3 4 0 32 26 6 5th place
1986 7 4 3 0 26 23 8 5th place
1987 7 4 2 1 45 11 9 Won bronze medal
1988 7 3 3 1 36 24 7 5th place
1989 7 6 1 0 51 14 12 Won silver medal
1990 7 4 2 1 38 29 9 5th place
1991 7 3 4 0 32 29 6 6th place
1992 7 5 1 1 41 24 11 Won silver medal
1993 7 6 1 0 53 15 12 Won silver medal
1994 7 6 1 0 35 16 12 Won silver medal
1995 7 4 2 1 35 21 9 Won bronze medal
1996 7 4 2 1 26 13 9 Won silver medal
1997 5 2 3 0 20 18 4 8th place
1998 7 3 4 0 25 13 6 6th place
1999 7 4 3 0 30 22 8 4th place
2000 7 5 2 0 45 20 10 5th place
2001 7 3 4 0 17 13 6 4th place
2002 7 3* 2+ 2 18 15 8 6th place
2003 6 2 4 0 20 25 4 8th place
2004 6 3 3 0 21 13 6 7th place
2005 6 2 4+ 0 18 25 8 6th place
2006 6 4 2+ 0 23 11 8 5th place
2007 7 3 4^ 0 19 16 10 4th place
2008 6 5† 1+ 0 26 13 15 Won silver medal
2009 6 5 1 0 27 11 15 Won silver medal
2010 6 5 1 0 41 15 15 Won bronze medal
2011 6 4 2+ 0 26 17 12 4th place
2012 6 6††** 0 0 30 13 14 Won gold medal
2013 6 5†* 1 0 23 13 13 Won silver medal
2014 7 6 1+ 0 32 11 19 Won silver medal


† Includes one win in extra time (in the preliminary round)
^ Includes one loss in extra time (in the preliminary round)
* Includes one win in extra time (in the playoff round)
+ Includes one loss in extra time (in the playoff round)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden takes gold in junior hockey championships". Radio Sweden. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Sweden U20". Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Juniorkronorna/Team 20 till JVM i Kanada". Swehockey. 
  4. ^ "TEAM SWEDEN U20 Roster". swehockey.se. 

External links[edit]

Swedish men's national junior hockey team all-time statistical leaders - QuantHockey