Denmark has never before played in A world CUP, where the top ten nations in the world participate.
– There were many dreams that fulfilled themselves, " says Fredrik Glader, the coach of Luleå for everyday, on the phone from Budapest, where the world CUP for the lower ranked countries played.
Denmark finishes second behind Hungary in the tournament, and make hemmanationen company in the world CUP for the toppnationerna next year. Among others, Denmark, Josefine Jakobsen and Josefine Høegh Persson in Luleå is included in the team.
in international ice hockey federation 578 licensed damspelare, Sweden 5.341.
– It is a very small sport in Denmark, but they have been good hockey player, not just damspelare but also herrspelare. There is a culture that begins to emerge, " says Fredrik Glader.
He says the support he experiences from the Danish league. A year ago was launched in an effort to get to the OLYMPICS in 2022. Damlandslagets budget is one and a half million Danish kroner for 2019.
" We are still far behind many other nations, but they have really understood the point with good conditions. It is fun to see that before we went away so we had a dinner with förbundsbasen who wished us good luck. There is constant contact with the us leader on the spot. It is a funny sign that not only focuses on the gentlemen and juniors but also ladies.
" I suffer enormously with the players and the leaders. It is completely wrong to focus on the criticism against them, for it has been going on for a long time. Any time will this kind of backlash. Sweden has good players and leaders.
– It is not such a big difference in the bet, for Denmark is a small nation. On the other hand, I feel a completely different involvement from the entire alliance, not just a damansvarig without a general manager, other national team coaches – all really want this and you feel that everyone believes in it.
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