“It means a lot for us,” said Christer Englund, the President of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association and IIHF Council member. “First of all we can go on with our development program we have had for eight years.”
“I also hope that our juniors who play in the elite teams will get more ice time. Now we can see that they are at a top level and can easily play in our Elitserien,” he said. “That’s also an important key to developing the players.”
“This gold medal is my happiest moment,” Englund said. “I’ve been in the federation for many years. We won the gold medal in Turin at the 2006 Olympics and in Riga [at the 2006 IIHF World Championship], but this is the gold medal I’m most happy about.”
During this tournament one thing became even more clear too me. Aftonbladet shoudlnt be writing about hockey. I wonder how many swedes they have made belive that J-20 is called småkronorna. They are Juniorkronorna god dammit.
J-18 = Småkronorna.
How hard can it be to get it right. Ros has been costantly corrected about this on twitter to but he doesnt even give a ****...
This performance goes beyond words. I'm sad to say I miised most of it because I was abroad. Whenever people say "this is one of the weakest teams ever" they perform and when the team is stacked, I'm talking JWC, WHC or OC they usually underperform. Weakest teams FTW!!!