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          
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) 70 kg (150 lb) (1988-09-25) 25 September 1988 (age 26) Sweden Brynäs IF
2 D Emmy Alasalmi 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 21) Sweden AIK IF
4 F Jenni AsserholtC 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1988-04-08) 8 April 1988 (age 27) Sweden Linkopings HC
5 D Johanna Fällman 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 25) United States Univ. of North Dakota
6 D Lina Bäcklin 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1994-10-03) 3 October 1994 (age 20) Sweden Brynäs IF
7 D Johanna Olofsson 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1991-07-13) 13 July 1991 (age 24) Sweden Modo Hockey
8 D Annie SvedinA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 23) Sweden IF Sundsvall
10 D Emilia Andersson 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1988-08-31) 31 August 1988 (age 26) Sweden Linkopings HC
13 F Lina Wester 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 22) Sweden Leksands IF
14 F Sabina Küller 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 20) Sweden AIK IF
16 F Pernilla Winberg 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1989-02-24) 24 February 1989 (age 26) Sweden Linkopings HC
17 D Linnea Bäckman 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1991-04-18) 18 April 1991 (age 24) Sweden AIK IF
18 F Anna Borgqvist 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1992-06-11) 11 June 1992 (age 23) Sweden Brynäs IF
19 F Maria Lindh 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 21) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
21 F Erica Udén Johansson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 26) United States Quinnipiac Univ.
23 F Lisa Hedengren 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 23) Sweden AIK IF
24 F Erika GrahmA 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1991-01-26) 26 January 1991 (age 24) Sweden Modo Hockey
26 F Hanna Olsson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1999-01-20) 20 January 1999 (age 16) Sweden Skärgården Hockey
27 F Emma Nordin 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1991-03-22) 22 March 1991 (age 24) Sweden Modo Hockey
28 F Michelle Löwenhielm 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1995-03-22) 22 March 1995 (age 20) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
29 F Olivia Carlsson 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 20) Sweden Modo Hockey
30 G Kim Martin Hasson 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 (age 29) Sweden Linkopings HC
35 G Valentina Wallner 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1990-03-30) 30 March 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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