Denmark men's national junior ice hockey team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
General Manager Claus Fonnesbech Christensen
Head coach Olaf Eller
Assistants Dan Jensen, Bjørn Østergaard
Captain Alexander True
Most points Frans Nielsen (38)
Team colors          
IIHF code DEN
Denmark national hockey team jerseys.png
First international
 Denmark 3 – 0 Italy 
(Caen, France; March 5, 1979)
Biggest win
 Denmark 19 – 0 Spain 
(Belluno, Italy; March 21, 1988)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 22 – 0 Denmark 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; January 1, 1994)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 39 (first in 1979)
Best result 5th (2017)
International record (W–L–T)
89–72–14

The Danish men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Denmark. The team represents Denmark at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World U20 Championships. Denmark has played in the top division in 2008, 2010 and since 2015. They've reached the quarterfinals three times, their best finish being 5th in 2017.

During the 2015 World Juniors the Danes won their first ever game in the Top Division with a 4-3 shootout win over Switzerland. This win allowed Denmark to finish 4th in Group B and, for the first time, advance to quarter finals, which guaranteed them their highest finish ever in the tournament and avoided relegation for the first time. After a quarter final loss to Canada, the Dane's finished 8th place. They competed in Group A in the Top Division at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and finished in 8th place again, after a quarter final loss to Russia.

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pos. No. Player Team NHL Rights
GK 1 Emil Gransøe United States Topeka Roadrunners
GK 30 Lasse Petersen Canada Red Deer Rebels
GK 31 Kasper Krog Denmark SønderjyskE Ishockey
D 2 Oliver Larsen Denmark Odense Bulldogs
D 3 Anders Koch Denmark Esbjerg Energy
D 5 Oliver Gatz Nielsen Denmark Herning Blue Fox
D 7 Mathias Røndbjerg Denmark Rungsted Seier Capital
D 8 Nicolai WeichelA Denmark Rungsted Seier Capital
D 12 Christian MieritzA Sweden Leksands IF
D 15 Morten Jensen Sweden Rögle BK
F 9 Jeppe Jul Korsgaard Denmark Aalborg Pirates
F 10 Rasmus Thykjær Andersson Sweden HV71
F 11 Joachim Blichfeld United States Portland Winterhawks San Jose Sharks
F 13 Christian Wejse Canada Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
F 14 Niklas Andersen Denmark Esbjerg Energy
F 16 Jonas Røndbjerg Sweden Växjö Lakers
F 18 William Boysen Denmark Rungsted Seier Capital
F 19 Nikolaj Krag Christensen Sweden Rögle BK St. Louis Blues
F 20 Mathias From Sweden Rögle BK Chicago Blackhawks
F 21 Tobias Maximilian Ladehoff Denmark Aalborg Pirates
F 22 Frederik Høeg Denmark Odense Bulldogs
F 23 David Madsen Sweden Växjö Lakers
F 27 Alexander TrueC United States Seattle Thunderbirds

History[edit]