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Team Sweden won the 2018 IIHF Hockey World Championship

Sweden hockey

Team Sweden won their 2nd consecutive gold in the IIHF 2018 Hockey World Championship in Denmark. As in 2017, the final game was decided by a shootout. Then, Sweden’s national team “Three Crowns” defeated Team Canada. This year, Switzerland was the opponent. The road to the finals The 2018 edition of the Three Crowns was characterized by two features a) 20 players from the national hockey league (NHL), b) an average age of only 24 years….
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2018 Swedish Hockey League (SHL) Playoffs schedule

SHL

Växjö Lakers won the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) 2018 after defeating Skellefteå AIK in the final series with a crushing 4-0 streak (7-0, 4-0, 4-1 and 5-0). April 17 – 28 Finals (best of 7) Växjö Lakers – Skellefteå AIK Comment: A true heavyweight battle for the 2018 SHL trophy! April 2 – 15, Semifinals (best of 7) Växjö – Malmö Comment: Malmö managed to outmaneuver Frölunda in the quarterfinals through a solid defensive game….
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Schedule, IIHF World Juniors 2018

World Juniors 2018

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Champions are hosted in Buffalo, United States, December 26 2017 – January 5 2018. In this post you find the groups, Team Sweden’s games and dates for playoffs. 10 teams are divided into 2 groups where four teams from every group advances to the quarterfinals. In 2017, Team USA won the gold after defeating Canada in the final game. Russia won the bronze game against Sweden. Groups, IIHF…
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Olympic Hockey 2018 format

Olympic Games 2018

The men’s Olympic Hockey tournament in PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 follows a format of three groups with four teams in each group. The group winners and the best placed runner-up will advance to the quarter finals, while the other two runner-ups will play a qualification game for the last spot in the play-offs. In this post you will find the groups, dates for playoffs and Team Sweden’s schedule. In Sochi 2014, Sweden lost the final…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Sweden won the gold!

Sweden hockey

When Sweden’s head coach Rikard Grönborg got 19 reinforcements from the NHL in this year’s edition of the Three Crowns, Sweden was ranked as one of the favorites for the gold in the World Championship behind Canada and Russia. Strong names such as Nicklas Bäckström, William Nylander and Henrik Lundqvist could be found in the squad. However, at the start of the tournament, Sweden had difficulties getting their game together. Sloppy plays and unnecessary penalties…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Quarter finals

international ice hockey

The group stage of the Hockey World Championship 2017 is over and a total of eight teams have advanced to the playoffs. The following teams will face each other in the quarter finals on Thursday May 18: Switzerland – Sweden A NHL-reinforced Three Crowns advanced to the playoffs without any major issues. On the other hand, Sweden lost to both Russia and the United States, which were the biggest competitors in the group. Sweden has…
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The Stanley Cup Round of 16, 2017

Stanley Cup

The regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2016-17 is over, and the playoffs have started. In this post you will find match-ups for the Round of 16 together with comments. Spring is here, and so are the NHL playoffs! Stanley Cup Round of 16, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks – Nashville Predators Comment: The dynasty Chicago will advance from this meeting. Minnesota Wild – St. Louis Blues Comment: St Louis Blues still has no Stanley Cup title….
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Schedule, Ice Hockey World Championship 2017

ice hockey

This year, the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships are hosted in Germany (Cologne) and France (Paris), May 5-21. 16 teams are divided into two groups. The top four teams from each group advances to the play offs. The worst placed team in each group are eliminated from next year’s tournament. In this post you will find groups and schedule. Groups, Ice Hockey World Championship 2017 Group A: Russia USA Sweden Slovakia Germany Latvia Denmark Italy…
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Swedes in the NHL 2016-17

NHL Sweden

Exactly as we did during the 2015-16 season, in this post we will list the Swedish players in the National Hockey League 2016-17. The list below is sorted by a) the number of Swedes in the team and b) alphabetically. At the top we find Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks with 6 and 5 Swedish players. If we missed a player, feel free to contact us! G = goalie, D = defender, LW/RW = left / right…
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What team will win the Ice Hockey World Juniors 2016/17?

World Juniors

Christmas time means hockey time in Canada! 2016 is no exception when we once again look forward to watching the best juniors in the world take part in the Ice Hockey World Juniors 2016/17. Last year, Finland won the tournament after defeating Russia in the final. In this post we present the group and play offs schedule for this year’s tournament. The 2016/17 World Juniors starts December 26, 2016 and the final is played January…
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