Sweden won the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship on Sunday, beating favourites Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout.
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- First time ever play-off victory over Canada.
The government has put forward a final draft for a ban against covering one's face at sporting events. The proposal takes a harder stance than was first suggested by a special investigator.
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This season marks a record year for Swedish ice hockey players with 80 of them competing in the NHL, the prestigious North American hockey league.
- Finland scored both goals in less than two minutes
The Swedish juniors lost their semi-final in the Junior World Ice Hockey Championships, losing to hosts Finland 2-1.
- Will play Finland on Monday.
In Helsinki, Sweden has advanced to the semi-finals of the World Junior Hockey Championships for the tenth year in a row, overwheming Slovakia in their quarter-final Saturday 6-0.
- "It's important to us as a sport and a sport association to be open for people from everywhere"(5:20 min) (5:20 min)Expand the sport.
There are some 80,000 hockey players in Sweden but their makeup is mostly white and male, something the Swedish Ice Hockey Association wants to change.
- Fourth Swede in NHL shrine.
Sweden’s Nicklas Lidström was elected to the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Monday as one of seven new members for 2015.
- Announcement tonight.
Nicklas Lidström is expected to be chosen as the fourth Swede ever to be inducted into the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, the tabloid Expressen reports. The announcement will be made Monday evening.
- "We're like brothers"
The Chicago Blackhawks' third Stanley Cup triumph in six years was celebrated by hockey lovers in Sweden thanks to the involvement of Niklas Hjalmarsson and his fellow Swedes in the team.
- Sweden blew 3-0 lead at ice hockey worlds
Canada came from behind to beat Sweden 6-4 in Wednesday night's clash of the heavyweights at the ice hockey world championship in Prague. Canada leads Group A with 12 points. Sweden and Switzerland are second with eight.
- Complaint not upheld.
Gothenburg’s Frölunda Hockey Club has been reported to the Discrimination Ombudsman because of its nickname and logo, which the complainant says are offensive.
- Ice hockey World Cup.
Nashville ice hockey players Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg will reinforce the Swedish national team Tre Kronor in the World Cup that starts Friday.