In recent years, there have been several younger players in the A-team, it is easier to get into the group when you will be promoted. Step will be as well as not so great as they often know of someone, fill Jacob Olofsson in.
Philip Hållander began his hockeykarriär in Timrå, sweden. In the summer, was drafted, he of Pittsburgh.
Jacob Olofsson, who has Shed as the club, came to Town as a 15-year-old.
" We get a lot of support so that we can develop and the coaches are very involved. There is a plan for us, the players, and if you want to work out extra, there are always the ice age, " says Jacob Olofsson who is drafted by Montreal.
distress had to be the best thing that can happen.
with Timrå for several years struggled with the bad economy became the focus on their own talents necessary.
Something that turned out to lead to sporting success, both for individual players and for the club.
this season Timrå back in the SHL again, and during the fall, the two 18-year-olds Jacob Olofsson and Philip Hållander shown that they were ready to take the step up to the highest series.
" It has gone much better than what I thought. Before the season I thought that step would be very large, but it has not really been felt, " says Philip Hållander which was responsible for twelve points in 23 games.
took the step up in the SHL was Jonathan Dahlén, who just turned 21 years old, a key player. Today he plays in the Vancouver seasons with the Utica Comets. The last few weeks, he has received much praise for his game, and an NHL debut looked to be just around the corner. Now has a concussion although delayed it slightly, but Jonathan showed before that he is soon ready for the NHL.
the Season before, it was an even bigger talent who played in the Timrås shirt.
the 20-year-old Elias Pettersson came to the Town when he was 15 years old. Now he makes a great success of NHL team Vancouver – which is also one of spelorterna during the world junior CHAMPIONSHIPS starting on boxing day.
" I can't say that I am amazed by what he does on the ice. We played together in the Under-16 team, so I know what he can do, " says Philip Hållander.
" But I must admit that I did not think he would be this good already in the first season.
still a few days away, but Juniorkronorna came to Canada for a week ago to get used to both at the game on the small rink, and the time difference.
During the group stage is the tournament split into two spelorter, Vancouver and Victoria. Sweden will play their group matches in Victoria.
But before it's time for the Swedish premiere match against Finland will be a few players to get a tough answer.
Only 23 players, 20 skaters and three goalkeepers, may be notified. Sweden currently has 23 players in the squad.
a year ago it was Jacob Olofsson on the day before christmas eve got the news that the JVM-the adventure for his part, was over before it had even started.
"It is clear that it was a hassle then, but when I came home, I played good and then it felt okay again," says Jacob Olofsson.
– But this time, I hope I get to stay and experience the feeling of playing a JVM, " he says with a smile.
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