Sweden men's national junior ice hockey team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Juniorkronorna (The Junior Crowns)[1]
AssociationSwedish Ice Hockey Association
Head coachSweden Tomas Montén
AssistantsSweden Anders Johansson
Sweden Henrik Stridh
CaptainJoel Eriksson Ek
Top scorerMarkus Näslund (21)
Most pointsPeter Forsberg (42)
Team colors         
IIHF codeSWEDEN
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Team colours
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Home 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, Manitoba, Canada; December 30, 1974)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances43 (first in 1974)
Best resultMed 1.png (1981, 2012)
International record (W–L–T)
148–94–13
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Canada/USA Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1978 Canada Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Sweden Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Finland Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1981 West Germany Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Czechoslovakia Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1989 USA Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1992 Germany Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1993 Sweden Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1994 Czech Republic Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Canada Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1996 USA Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2008 Czech Republic Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2009 Canada Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Canada Sweden
Gold medal – first place 2012 Canada Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2013 Russia Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sweden Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2018 USA 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, or Juniorkronorna (Junior Crowns in Swedish) as it is commonly called in Sweden, 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, and is affectionately known as The Junior Crowns, referencing the men's national team Three Crowns.

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]

Preliminary 2019 WJC Roster[edit]

Preliminary roster for the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[3]

Goaltenders
# Player Club
1 Adam Åhman Sweden IK Oskarshamn (Allsvenskan)
30 Samuel Ersson Sweden VIK Västerås HK (Allsvenskan)
35 Olle Eriksson Ek Sweden BIK Karlskoga (Allsvenskan)
Defensemen
# Player Club
3 Adam Boqvist Canada London Knights (OHL)
4 Jacob Ragnarsson Sweden Almtuna IS (Allsvenskan)
5 Adam Ginning Sweden Linköpings HC
7 Timothy Liljegren Canada Toronto Marlies (AHL)
8 Rasmus Sandin Canada Toronto Marlies (AHL)
9 Nils Lundkvist Sweden Luleå HF
12 Erik Brännström United States Chicago Wolves (AHL)
16 Filip Westerlund Sweden Frölunda HC
Forwards
# Player Club
10 Emil Bemström Sweden Djurgårdens IF
11 Samuel Fagemo Sweden Frölunda HC
13 Johan Södergran Sweden Linköpings HC
14 Hugo Leufvenius Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
15 Oskar Bäck Sweden BIK Karlskoga (Allsvenskan)
17 Filip Sveningsson Sweden IK Oskarshamn (Allsvenskan)
18 Jacob Olofsson Sweden Timrå IK
19 Filip Hållander Sweden Timrå IK
21 Nils Höglander Sweden Rögle BK
23 Lucas Elvenes Sweden Rögle BK
26 Rickard Hugg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
27 David Gustafsson Sweden HV71
28 Fabian Zetterlund Sweden Färjestad BK
29 Pontus Holmberg Sweden Växjö Lakers

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
2015 6 5 1 0 25 13 12 4th place
2016 6 5 1 0 26 7 12 4th place
2017 7 5 2+ 0 29 16 12 4th place
2018 7 6† 1 0 28 14 12 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. ^ "Sveriges preliminära trupp uttagen till Junior-VM i Kanada" (in Swedish). Swehockey. 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "TEAM SWEDEN U20 Roster" (PDF). swehockey.se.

External links[edit]

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