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)
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 16 (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
Olympic 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 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.

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

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 2016 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) 71 kg (157 lb) (1988-09-25) September 25, 1988 (age 28) 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 22) Sweden Linköpings HC
4 F Jenni AsserholtC 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1988-04-08) April 8, 1988 (age 28) Sweden HV71
5 D Johanna Fällman 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 26) Sweden Luleå HF
7 D Johanna Olofsson 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1991-07-13) July 13, 1991 (age 25) Sweden Modo Hockey
8 D Annie SvedinA 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-12) October 12, 1991 (age 24) Sweden IF Sundsvall
9 D Caroline Markström 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1994-05-29) May 29, 1994 (age 22) United States Univ. of St. Cloud
10 D Emilia RamboldtA 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1988-08-31) August 31, 1988 (age 28) Sweden Linköpings HC
12 D Elin Lundberg 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1993-05-15) May 15, 1993 (age 23) Sweden Leksands IF
13 F Hanna Sköld 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1992-11-07) November 7, 1992 (age 23) Sweden Leksands IF
14 F Sabina Küller 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 22) Sweden AIK IF
16 F Pernilla Winberg 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1989-02-24) February 24, 1989 (age 27) Sweden Linköpings HC
18 F Anna Borgqvist 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1992-06-11) June 11, 1992 (age 24) Sweden Brynäs IF
19 F Maria Lindh 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 23) United States Univ. of Minnesota Duluth
20 F Fanny Rask 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 25) Sweden HV71
21 F Erica Udén Johansson 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1989-07-20) July 20, 1989 (age 27) Sweden IF Sundsvall
22 D Emma Eliasson 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1989-06-12) June 12, 1989 (age 27) Sweden Luleå HF
23 F Lisa Johansson 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1992-04-11) April 11, 1992 (age 24) Sweden AIK IF
26 F Hanna Olsson 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1999-01-20) January 20, 1999 (age 17) Sweden Djurgårdens IF
28 F Michelle Löwenhielm 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1995-03-22) March 22, 1995 (age 21) 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 21) Sweden Modo Hockey
30 G Minatsu Murase 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1995-06-23) June 23, 1995 (age 21) Sweden AIK IF
35 G Sarah Berglind 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 63 kg (139 lb) (1996-02-10) February 10, 1996 (age 20) Sweden Modo Hockey

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. ^ 2016 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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