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 Sweden Niclas Högberg
Assistants Sweden Leif Boork
Sweden Anders Ottosson
Captain Jenni Asserholt
Most games Gunilla Andersson (297)
Most points Erika Holst (202)
IIHF code SWE
IIHF ranking 6 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (first in 2013)
Team colours          
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 Med 3.png (2005, 2007)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 5 (first in 1989)
Best result Med 1.png (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 Ice hockey
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

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.

European Championship record[edit]

IIHF European Women Championships
  • 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

World Championship record[edit]

IIHF World Women's Championships
  • 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

Olympic record[edit]

Ice hockey at the Olympic Games
  • 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

3/4 Nations Cup[edit]

3 Nations Cup/4 Nations Cup
  • 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 2011[edit]

[4]

Goaltenders
Number Player Club
1 Sara Grahn Sweden Brynas Gavle
30 Kim Martin United States University of Minnesota Duluth
35 Valentina Lizana Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
99 Sofia Carlstrom Sweden AIK Stockholm
Defensemen
Number Player Club
3 Frida Nevalainen Russia Tornado Moscow Region
5 Johanna Fallman Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
6 Johanna Malmström Sweden Brynas Gavle
7 Johanna Olofsson Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
10 Emilia Andersson United States Minnesota State
11 Madelene Eriksson United States University of Maine
17 Linnea Backman Sweden AIK Stockholm
20 Annie Svedin United States Ohio State University
23 Gunilla Andersson Sweden Segeltorps IF
27 Emma Nordin Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
Forwards
Number player Club
2 Elin Holmlöv United States University of Minnesota Duluth
4 Jenni Asserholt Sweden Linkopings HC
8 Erika Holst Sweden Segeltorps IF
9 Tina Enström Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
12 Isabelle Jordansson Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
13 Lina Wester Sweden Leksands IF
14 Angelica Ostlund Sweden Brynas Gavle
15 Frida Svedin-Thunstrom Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
16 Pernilla Winberg United States University of Minnesota Duluth
18 Anna Borgqvist Sweden Leksands IF
19 Lisa Hedengren Sweden AIK Stockholm
21 Rebecca Stenberg Sweden Munksund-Skuthamns SK
22 Emma Eliasson Sweden Brynas Gavle
24 Erika Grahm Sweden MODO Ornskoldsvik
25 Karin Johansson Sweden Brynas Gavle
28 Danijela Rundqvist Canada Burlington Barracudas

Coaching staff 2011[edit]

[5]

  • Head Coach: Niclas Hogberg
  • Assistant Coach: Henrik Cedergren
  • Assistant Coach: Anders Palm
  • Team Leader: Anders Ottoson
  • Equipment Manager: Mikael Kristoffersson
  • Team Doctor: Dr. Arne Wickstrom
  • Physiotherapist: Asa Fomin
  • Physiotherapist: Maria Bohlin

Current top players[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

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

[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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