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Väsby the bang of the Swedish ice hockey: We came from nowhere

the Qualification round to elitserien as SHL was previously commanded at the multiple sensations through the years.

Mora, Rögles, Växjö and Örebro promotion of categories can be sorted under the heading of surprises.

Väsbys feat will have no one to beat.

and a club in division 1 that no one believed in.

the Club had no money and we could barely take us to the bortamatcherna in qualifying. When we celebrated after the last game ripped the players in the segeryran of the equipment on the ice and the board of directors gathered together the stuff to avoid having to buy new ones. So bad was it, " says Niklas Wikegård and laughs at the memory.

the Squad consisted of some Väsbykillar, but also a bunch of juniors from the AIK, Djurgården and Hammarby that are not platsade in storklubbarna.

Niklas Wikegård currently works as a pundit, but remember the advancement of Väsby with joy: ”Like a dream.” Photo: Ola Westerberg/Bildbyrån

" We were a hard bunch. Anders Sörensen, who was then the head coach had järnkoll on the juniors in Stockholm. It was he who did the great job as coach, " Wikegård.

from Upplands-Väsby professionally.

the Training sessions.

training before with the legendary Verner Persson, who worked closely with the Russian/soviet hockey made an impression and laid the foundation physically.

Verner Persson had lots of ideas inspired by the Russian training with creativity, explosiveness and balance. Much of the training, the law now run and which people think are different drove Verner already in the 80's, " says Wikegård.

different with 40 divisionlag in the Swedish elitserien.

Before the owned by the other in the division, the West was not mentioned Väsby.

AIK and Hammarby went as expected to the top flight.

But after the christmas break won. match after match, won fortsättningsserien by far, then struck out. and Hammarby in the playoff.

In the commons was Again the big favourite and had no trouble getting back to elitserien.

Väsbyglädje on the ice. Photo: Stig Nyström/TT

Väsby tricks second place ahead of Örebro and Västerås after three victories in six matches. The concept of ”Wild Hill” was coined.

– Sure, there were many talented players in the team, but we played so incredibly hard for each other. Imagine how far you can get with pure lagsammanhållning, says Wikegård.

out. The difference between the highest and second-highest series is less.

" It is clear that there is a bang of Oskarshamn now goes up, but at the same time they were a top team last year and has played in the top division for many years. I would not call it a jätteskräll as Väsbys was if they succeed, " says Wikegård, currently working as an expert on the C More.

But it happens sometimes that the memories will come back to what happened 32 years ago.

" I still wonder if it is a dream. Has it really been about that, " he says.

To Väsbys then just took the three points in 22 matches, and was moved down to the allsvenskan after the short näslund in the elite series is a whole another story.

Read more: Timrå won against Oskarshamn – a victory from the SHL in the regular series

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