Sweden women's national ice hockey team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Damkronorna (The Lady Crowns)
Association Svenska Ishockeyförbundet
Head coach Niclas Högberg
Assistants Leif Boork
Anders Ottosson
Captain Jenni Asserholt
Most games Gunilla Andersson (297)
Most points Erika Holst (202)
IIHF code SWE
IIHF ranking 5 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (first in 2013)
Team colors          
Sweden national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 United States 10–0 Sweden 
(North York or Mississauga, Canada; 22 April 1987)
Biggest win
 Sweden 17–0 Norway 
(Haninge, Sweden; 18 March 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 15–1 Sweden 
(Ottawa, Canada; 19 March 1990)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 15 (first in 1990)
Best result 3 (2005, 2007)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 5 (first in 1989)
Best result 1 (1996)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1 – 2006
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – 2002
International record (W–L–T)
162–179–16
Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver 2006 Turin Team
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Team

The Swedish women's national ice hockey team or Damkronorna ("the Lady Crowns" in Swedish) represents Sweden at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Svenska Ishockeyförbundet. Sweden has 3,425 female players in 2011.[1]

History[edit]

The Swedish team had traditionally been the fourth-best women's team in the world, behind Canada, USA and Finland. However, the team has shown steady improvement since 2001, winning bronze medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, and the 2007 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, and a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. The current head coach is Niclas Högberg, who was hired on 4 March 2010.[2] On 31 August 2011, Canada was bested by Sweden for just the second time in 66 all-time international meetings.[3] Canada suffered from a 4–1 second-period deficit and lost by a 6–4 score.

Records[edit]

  • Sweden is the first country in the history of the sport other than Canada and the United States to compete in the finals of any international women's hockey tournament.
  • On 7 November 2008, in Lake Placid, Sweden defeated Canada for the first time in women's ice hockey with the 2–1 win in overtime at 4 Nations Cup.

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1998 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2002Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2006Won silver medal Silver medal icon.svg
  • 2010 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 4th place

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1990 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2005Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2007Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2008 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 7th place

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1989 – Won silver medal Silver medal icon.svg
  • 1991 – Won silver medal Silver medal icon.svg
  • 1993 – Won silver medal Silver medal icon.svg
  • 1995 – Won silver medal Silver medal icon.svg
  • 1996 – Won gold medal Gold medal icon.svg

3/4 Nations Cup[edit]

  • 2000 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2001 – Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg (3 Nations Cup)
  • 2002 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2004 – Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2005 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2006Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2007 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2008Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2009Won bronze medal Bronze medal icon.svg
  • 2010 – Finished in 4th place

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Swedish roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[4][5]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Grahn, SaraSara Grahn 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700169000000000000069 kg (152 lb) 25 September 1988 Örebro Sweden Brynäs IF (RIKS)
3 D Engström, SofiaSofia Engström 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 3 July 1988 Surahammar Sweden Leksands IF (RIKS)
4 F Asserholt, JenniJenni AsserholtC 172 cm (5 ft 8 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) 8 April 1988 Örebro Sweden Linköpings HC (RIKS)
6 D Bäcklin, LinaLina Bäcklin 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) 3 October 1994 Gävle Sweden Brynäs IF (RIKS)
7 D Olofsson, JohannaJohanna Olofsson 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700166000000000000066 kg (146 lb) 13 July 1991 Storuman Sweden Modo Hockey (RIKS)
9 D Holmgren, JosefineJosefine Holmgren 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700172000000000000072 kg (159 lb) 11 April 1993 Skutskär Sweden Brynäs IF (RIKS)
10 D Andersson, EmiliaEmilia Andersson 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 31 August 1988 Stockholm Sweden Linköpings HC (RIKS)
11 F Östberg, CeciliaCecilia Östberg 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) 15 January 1991 Leksand Sweden Leksands IF (RIKS)
13 F Wester, LinaLina Wester 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) 7 November 1992 Rättvik Sweden Leksands IF (RIKS)
16 F Winberg, PernillaPernilla Winberg 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 24 February 1989 Limhamn Sweden Munksund-Skuthamns SK (RIKS)
17 D Bäckman, LinneaLinnea Bäckman 167 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700166000000000000066 kg (146 lb) 18 April 1991 Stockholm Sweden AIK IF (RIKS)
18 F Borgqvist, AnnaAnna Borgqvist 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 11 June 1992 Växjö Sweden Brynäs IF (RIKS)
19 F Lindh, MariaMaria Lindh 176 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 29 September 1993 Stockholm Sweden Modo Hockey (RIKS)
20 F Rask, FannyFanny Rask 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700164000000000000064 kg (141 lb) 21 May 1991 Leksand Sweden AIK IF (RIKS)
21 F Udén Johansson, EricaErica Udén Johansson 171 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700172000000000000072 kg (159 lb) 20 July 1989 Sundsvall Sweden IF Sundsvall Hockey (RIKS)
22 D Eliasson, EmmaEmma Eliasson 167 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700168000000000000068 kg (150 lb) 12 June 1989 Kiruna Sweden Munksund-Skuthamns SK (RIKS)
24 F Grahm, ErikaErika Grahm 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) 26 January 1991 Kramfors Sweden Modo Hockey (RIKS)
27 F Nordin, EmmaEmma Nordin 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) 22 March 1991 Örnsköldsvik Sweden Modo Hockey (RIKS)
28 F Löwenhielm, MichelleMichelle Löwenhielm 172 cm (5 ft 8 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) 22 March 1995 Stockholm Sweden AIK IF (RIKS)
30 G Martin Hasson, KimKim Martin Hasson 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700168000000000000068 kg (150 lb) 28 February 1986 Stockholm Sweden Linköpings HC (RIKS)
35 G Wallner, ValentinaValentina Wallner 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) 30 March 1990 Stockholm Sweden Modo Hockey (RIKS)

Current top players[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Maria Rooth, 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships All-Star team

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See also[edit]

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