2013 U18 WJC Preview: Sweden should again be a medal contender
Team Sweden can proudly look back upon three straight silver medals. What has certainly left a very bitter taste in the program’s mouth is the fact that all three have been pushed upon them in the gold medal game by Team USA, who has accordingly won three straight gold medals. It isn’t enough that several of the current team’s players not only experienced last spring’s 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Team USA, but several others also found themselves subjected to the 3-1 gold medal game loss to the US at the WJC this past winter.
Coach Rikard Gronborg has put together a team consisting of a few surprises and a lot of kids who have not experienced these losses at the hands of the US to date.… read more