Sweden men's national junior ice hockey team

Sweden men's national junior ice hockey team

Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Småkronorna (The Little Crowns)
Juniorkronorna (The Junior Crowns)[1]
Association Swedish Ice Hockey Association
Head coach Rikard Gronborg
Assistants Robert Ohlsson
Captain Jacob de la Rose
Top scorer Markus Näslund (21)
Most points Peter Forsberg (42)
IIHF code SWEDEN
Team colors          
First international
 Czechoslovakia 6 – 4 Sweden 
(Leningrad, Soviet Union; December 27, 1973)
Biggest win
 Sweden 20 – 1 Japan 
(Gävle, Sweden; December 30, 1992)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 10 – 2 Sweden 
(Winnipeg or Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; December 30, 1974)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 40 (first in 1974)
Best result (1981, 2012)
International record (W–L–T)
143–93–13
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
1975 Canada/USA Sweden
1978 Canada Sweden
1979 Sweden Sweden
1980 Finland Sweden
1981 West Germany Sweden
1987 Czechoslovakia Sweden
1989 USA Sweden
1992 Germany Sweden
1993 Sweden Sweden
1994 Czech Republic Sweden
1995 Canada Sweden
1996 USA Sweden
2008 Czech Republic Sweden
2009 Canada Sweden
2010 Canada Sweden
2012 Canada Sweden
2013 Russia Sweden
2014 Sweden Sweden
The Swedish team celebrates after defeating Russia in overtime to win the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

The Swedish men's national under 20 ice hockey team, or Juniorkronorna (Junior Crowns in Swedish) as it is commonly called in Sweden, is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Sweden. The team represents Sweden at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Hockey Championship, held annually every December and January, and is affectionately known as The Junior Crowns, referencing the men's national team Three Crowns.

Sweden's roster for the 1981 World Junior Championships when they won gold included players such as Jan Erixon, Patrik and Peter Sundström, Håkan Nordin and Lars Eriksson.[2]

Contents

  • 2015 WJC Roster 1
  • 2012 WJC Gold Medal Winning Team Roster 2
  • World Junior Championship record 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

2015 WJC Roster

Roster for the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[3]

Goaltenders
# Player Club
1 Samuel Ward Luleå HF
30 Linus Söderström Djurgårdens IF
Fredrik Bergvik Frölunda HC
Defensemen
# Player Club
2 Sebastian Aho Skellefteå AIK
3 William Lagesson Dubuque Fighting Saints
5 Robin Norell Djurgårdens IF
6 Andreas Englund Djurgårdens IF
7 Julius Bergman London Knights
8 Gustav Forsling Linköpings HC
14 Robert Hägg Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Forwards
# Player Club
9 Jacob de la Rose Hamilton Bulldogs
11 Anton Blidh Frölunda HC
12 Victor Olofsson Modo Hockey
16 Rasmus Asplund Färjestad BK
20 Adam Brodecki Brynäs IF
21 William Nylander Modo Hockey
22 Oskar Lindblom Brynäs IF
23 Lucas Wallmark Luleå HF
24 Jens Lööke Brynäs IF
25 Axel Holmström Skellefteå AIK
26 Christoffer Ehn Frölunda HC
27 Anton Karlsson Frölunda HC
28 Leon Bristedt University of Minnesota
29 Adrian Kempe Modo Hockey

2012 WJC Gold Medal Winning Team Roster

Roster for the 2012 World Junior Championships.[4] Pontus Åberg was originally named to the roster but was unable to play because of an injury and was replaced by Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall.

Goaltenders
# Player Club
1 Anton Forsberg Modo Hockey
30 Johan Gustafsson Luleå HF
35 Johan Mattsson Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
Defensemen
# Player Club
5 Mattias Bäckman Linköpings HC
6 Oscar Klefbom Färjestad BK
7 Fredrik Claesson Djurgårdens IF
8 Petter Granberg Skellefteå AIK
9 John Klingberg Jokerit (SM-liiga)
12 Patrik Nemeth AIK
25 Jonas Brodin Färjestad BK
Forwards
# Player Club
10 Johan Larsson Brynäs IF
11 Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall Timrå IK
13 Johan Sundström Frölunda HC
14 Max Friberg Timrå IK
15 Sebastian Collberg Frölunda HC
16 Filip Forsberg Leksands IF (Allsvenskan)
17 William Karlsson Västerås IK (Allsvenskan)
18 Victor Rask Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
19 Joakim Nordström AIK
20 Mika Zibanejad Djurgårdens IF
23 Ludvig Rensfeldt Sarnia Sting (OHL)
24 Rickard Rakell Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
28 Erik Thorell Färjestad BK

World Junior Championship record

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts Rank
1974 5 2 3 0 32 21 4 4th place
1975 5 2 2 1 18 24 5 Won bronze medal
1976 4 1 3 0 23 17 2 5th place
1977 7 3 4 0 28 30 6 5th place
1978 7 4 2 1 28 24 9 Won silver medal
1979 6 4 1 1 19 13 8 Won bronze medal
1980 5 2 2 1 23 15 5 Won bronze medal
1981 5 4 0 1 25 11 9 Won gold medal
1982 7 4 3 0 42 26 8 5th place
1983 7 4 3 0 35 23 8 4th place
1984 7 3 4 0 27 28 6 5th place
1985 7 3 4 0 32 26 6 5th place
1986 7 4 3 0 26 23 8 5th place
1987 7 4 2 1 45 11 9 Won bronze medal
1988 7 3 3 1 36 24 7 5th place
1989 7 6 1 0 51 14 12 Won silver medal
1990 7 4 2 1 38 29 9 5th place
1991 7 3 4 0 32 29 6 6th place
1992 7 5 1 1 41 24 11 Won silver medal
1993 7 6 1 0 53 15 12 Won silver medal
1994 7 6 1 0 35 16 12 Won silver medal
1995 7 4 2 1 35 21 9 Won bronze medal
1996 7 4 2 1 26 13 9 Won silver medal
1997 5 2 3 0 20 18 4 8th place
1998 7 3 4 0 25 13 6 6th place
1999 7 4 3 0 30 22 8 4th place
2000 7 5 2 0 45 20 10 5th place
2001 7 3 4 0 17 13 6 4th place
2002 7 3* 2+ 2 18 15 8 6th place
2003 6 2 4 0 20 25 4 8th place
2004 6 3 3 0 21 13 6 7th place
2005 6 2 4+ 0 18 25 8 6th place
2006 6 4 2+ 0 23 11 8 5th place
2007 7 3 4^ 0 19 16 10 4th place
2008 6 5† 1+ 0 26 13 15 Won silver medal
2009 6 5 1 0 27 11 15 Won silver medal
2010 6 5 1 0 41 15 15 Won bronze medal
2011 6 4 2+ 0 26 17 12 4th place
2012 6 6††** 0 0 30 13 14 Won gold medal
2013 6 5†* 1 0 23 13 13 Won silver medal
2014 7 6 1+ 0 32 11 19 Won silver medal
2015 6 5 1 0 25 13 12 4th place

† Includes one win in extra time (in the preliminary round)
^ Includes one loss in extra time (in the preliminary round)
* Includes one win in extra time (in the playoff round)
+ Includes one loss in extra time (in the playoff round)

References

  1. ^ "Sweden takes gold in junior hockey championships".  
  2. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Sweden U20". Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Juniorkronorna/Team 20 till JVM i Kanada". Swehockey. 
  4. ^ "TEAM SWEDEN U20 Roster" (PDF). swehockey.se. 

External links

Swedish men's national junior hockey team all-time statistical leaders - QuantHockey