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 Leif Boork
Assistants Olof Ostblom
Captain Jenni Asserholt
Most games Gunilla Andersson (297)
Most points Erika Holst (202)
IIHF code SWE
IIHF ranking 5 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (first in 2013)
Team colors ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
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 16 (first in 1990)
Best result 3rd (2005, 2007)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 5 (first in 1989)
Best result 1st (1996)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver (2006)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (2002)
International record (W–L–T)
164–180–17
Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Team
Bronze medal – third place 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. 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[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[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
  • 2015 – Finished in 5th place

European Championship[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

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Leif Boork

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Sara Grahn 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) (1988-09-25) September 25, 1988 (age 26) Sweden Brynäs IF
2 D Emmy Alasalmi 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) (1994-01-17) January 17, 1994 (age 21) Sweden AIK IF
4 F Jenni AsserholtC 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) (1988-04-08) April 8, 1988 (age 27) Sweden Linkopings HC
5 D Johanna Fällman 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 25) United States Univ. of North Dakota
6 D Lina Bäcklin 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) (1994-10-03) October 3, 1994 (age 20) Sweden Brynäs IF
7 D Johanna Olofsson 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 700166000000000000066 kg (146 lb) (1991-07-13) July 13, 1991 (age 24) Sweden Modo Hockey
8 D Annie SvedinA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 700168000000000000068 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-12) October 12, 1991 (age 23) Sweden IF Sundsvall
10 D Emilia Andersson 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) (1988-08-31) August 31, 1988 (age 26) Sweden Linkopings HC
13 F Lina Wester 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 700158000000000000058 kg (128 lb) (1992-11-07) November 7, 1992 (age 22) Sweden Leksands IF
14 F Sabina Küller 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 700168000000000000068 kg (150 lb) (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 20) Sweden AIK IF
16 F Pernilla Winberg 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) (1989-02-24) February 24, 1989 (age 26) Sweden Linkopings HC
17 D Linnea Bäckman 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) (1991-04-18) April 18, 1991 (age 24) Sweden AIK IF
18 F Anna Borgqvist 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) (1992-06-11) June 11, 1992 (age 23) Sweden Brynäs IF
19 F Maria Lindh 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 21) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
21 F Erica Udén Johansson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb) (1989-07-20) July 20, 1989 (age 26) United States Quinnipiac Univ.
23 F Lisa Hedengren 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) (1992-02-14) February 14, 1992 (age 23) Sweden AIK IF
24 F Erika GrahmA 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) (1991-01-26) January 26, 1991 (age 24) Sweden Modo Hockey
26 F Hanna Olsson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) (1999-01-20) January 20, 1999 (age 16) Sweden Skärgården Hockey
27 F Emma Nordin 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) (1991-03-22) March 22, 1991 (age 24) Sweden Modo Hockey
28 F Michelle Löwenhielm 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) (1995-03-22) March 22, 1995 (age 20) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
29 F Olivia Carlsson 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) (1995-03-02) March 2, 1995 (age 20) Sweden Modo Hockey
30 G Kim Martin Hasson 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) (1986-02-28) February 28, 1986 (age 29) Sweden Linkopings HC
35 G Valentina Wallner 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) (1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 25) Sweden Djurgårdens IF

Famous players[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ "Högberg new Sweden coach". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ 2015 roster
  4. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p. 545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6.

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