Sweden women's national ice hockey team

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Sweden
Nickname(s)Damkronorna (The Lady Crowns)
AssociationSvenska Ishockeyförbundet
Head coachLeif Boork
AssistantsAlexandra Cipparone
Jared Cipparone
CaptainEmilia Ramboldt
Most gamesGunilla Andersson (297)
Most pointsErika Holst (202)
Team colors         
IIHF codeSWE
Sweden national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
Ranking
Current IIHF6 Decrease1
Highest IIHF2 (2007)
Lowest IIHF6 (first in 2013)
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)
World Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1990)
Best result3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2005, 2007)
European Championships
Appearances5 (first in 1989)
Best result1st, gold medalist(s) (1996)
Olympics
Appearances4 (first in 1998)
MedalsSilver medal.svg Silver (2006)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (2002)
International record (W–L–T)
168–181–17
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Team
IIHF World Women's Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Canada
IIHF European Women Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Russia
Silver medal – second place 1989 West Germany
Silver medal – second place 1991 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal – second place 1993 Denmark
Silver medal – second place 1995 Latvia

The Swedish women's national ice hockey team (Swedish: Sveriges damlandslag i ishockey) 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. During the 1997 World Championship, Sweden qualifyied for the 1998 Olympic tournament in Nagano, ending up 5th.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[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
  • 2018 – Finished in 7th 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
  • 2016 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 6th 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]

The following is the Swedish roster for the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[4][5][6]

Head coach: Sweden Leif Boork Assistant coaches: Canada Alexandra Cipparone, Canada Jared Cipparone

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2017–18 team
1 G Sara Grahn 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 25 September 1988 Örebro Sweden Brynäs IF (SWHL)
2 D Emmy Alasalmi 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 17 January 1994 Stockholm Sweden AIK IF (SWHL)
5 D Johanna Fällman 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 21 June 1990 Luleå Sweden Luleå HF (SWHL)
6 F Sara Hjalmarsson 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 8 February 1998 Bankeryd Sweden AIK IF (SWHL)
7 D Johanna Olofsson 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 13 July 1991 Storuman Sweden Modo Hockey (SWHL)
8 D Annie Svedin 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 12 October 1991 Sundsvall Sweden Modo Hockey (SWHL)
10 D Emilia RamboldtC 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 31 August 1988 Stockholm Sweden Linköpings HC (SWHL)
12 D Maja Nylén Persson 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 20 November 2000 Avesta Sweden Leksands IF (SWHL)
13 D Elin Lundberg 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 15 May 1993 Karlstad Sweden Leksands IF (SWHL)
14 F Sabina Küller 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 22 September 1994 Norrtälje Sweden AIK IF (SWHL)
15 F Lisa Johansson 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 11 April 1992 Nybro Sweden AIK IF (SWHL)
16 F Pernilla WinbergA 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 24 February 1989 Limhamn Sweden Linköpings HC (SWHL)
18 F Anna BorgqvistA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 11 June 1992 Växjö Sweden Brynäs IF (SWHL)
19 F Maria Lindh 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 29 September 1993 Stockholm Sweden Djurgårdens IF (SWHL)
20 F Fanny Rask 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 21 May 1991 Leksand Sweden HV 71 (SWHL)
21 F Erica Udén Johansson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 20 July 1989 Sundsvall Sweden Brynäs IF (SWHL)
23 F Rebecca Stenberg 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 18 September 1992 Piteå Sweden Luleå HF (SWHL)
24 F Erika Grahm 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 26 January 1991 Kramfors Sweden Modo Hockey (SWHL)
26 F Hanna Olsson 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 20 January 1999 Hälsö Sweden Djurgårdens IF (SWHL)
27 F Emma Nordin 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 22 March 1991 Örnsköldsvik Sweden Luleå HF (SWHL)
29 F Olivia Carlsson 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 2 March 1995 Karlstad Sweden Modo Hockey (SWHL)
30 G Minatsu Murase 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 23 June 1995 Stockholm Sweden AIK IF (SWHL)
35 G Sarah Berglind 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 10 February 1996 Östersund Sweden Modo Hockey (SWHL)

Famous players[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ Andria Hunter (1998). "Women's Hockey in Sweden". Women's Hockey Web. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Högberg new Sweden coach". International Ice Hockey Federation. 4 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Här är damkronornas OS-lag". The Swedish Olympic Committee. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Damkronornas preliminära trupp är uttagen till OS i Sydkorea". Svenska ishockeyförbundet. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ Team Roster Sweden
  7. ^ 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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