Sweden women's national ice hockey team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Damkronorna (The Lady Crowns)
Association Svenska Ishockeyförbundet
Head coach Leif Boork
Assistants Jared Cipparone
Captain Emilia Ramboldt
Most games Gunilla Andersson (297)
Most points Erika Holst (202)
Team colors          
IIHF code SWE
Sweden national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 5 Steady
Highest IIHF 2 (2007)
Lowest IIHF 6 (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)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1990)
Best result 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2005, 2007)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 5 (first in 1989)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1996)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Medals Silver 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

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[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
  • 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]

Roster for the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship.[4]

Head coach: Leif Boork

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Sara Grahn 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1988-09-25) September 25, 1988 (age 29) Sweden Brynäs IF
3 D Anna Kjellbin 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1994-03-16) March 16, 1994 (age 23) Sweden Linköpings HC
5 D Johanna Fällman 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 27) Sweden Luleå HF
6 F Sara Hjalmarsson 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1998-02-08) February 8, 1998 (age 19) Sweden AIK IF
7 D Johanna Olofsson 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1991-07-13) July 13, 1991 (age 26) Sweden Modo Hockey
8 D Annie Svedin 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1991-10-12) October 12, 1991 (age 26) Sweden Modo Hockey
9 D Jessica Adolfsson 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1998-07-15) July 15, 1998 (age 19) Sweden Brynäs IF
10 D Emilia RamboldtC 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1988-08-31) August 31, 1988 (age 29) Sweden Linköpings HC
12 D Maja Nyhlén-Persson 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (2000-11-20) November 20, 2000 (age 17) Sweden Leksands IF
14 F Sabina Küller 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 23) Sweden AIK IF
15 F Lisa Johansson 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1992-04-11) April 11, 1992 (age 25) Sweden AIK IF
16 F Pernilla WinbergA 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1989-02-24) February 24, 1989 (age 28) Sweden Linköpings HC
18 F Anna BorgqvistA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1992-06-11) June 11, 1992 (age 25) Sweden Brynäs IF
19 F Maria Lindh 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 24) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
20 F Fanny Rask 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 26) Sweden HV71
21 F Erica Udén Johansson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1989-07-20) July 20, 1989 (age 28) Sweden IF Sundsvall Hockey
24 F Erika Grahm 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1991-01-26) January 26, 1991 (age 26) Sweden Modo Hockey
26 F Hanna Olsson 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1999-01-20) January 20, 1999 (age 19) Sweden Djurgårdens IF Hockey
27 F Emma Nordin 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1991-03-22) March 22, 1991 (age 26) Sweden Luleå HF
28 F Michelle Löwenhielm 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1995-03-22) March 22, 1995 (age 22) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
29 F Olivia Carlsson 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1995-03-02) March 2, 1995 (age 22) Sweden Modo Hockey
30 G Lovisa Berndtsson 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1988-12-09) December 9, 1988 (age 29) Sweden Djurgårdens IF Hockey
35 G Sarah Berglind 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1996-02-10) February 10, 1996 (age 21) Sweden Modo Hockey

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. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  4. ^ 2017 Roster
  5. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p. 545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6.

External links[edit]