"ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK. He is perhaps the most unlikely gold medalist of all."
"After having received a the greater part of the season destroyed by injuries was Simon Holmström scorer in the finals in front of the family."
"He has shown an incredible inner strength and worked on all the time," says his father Jonas Holmström."
"Simon Holmström, 17, is one of all the blue and yellow of the heroes in the Swedish U18-team."
"In the final, he gave Småkronorna the lead with 2-0, his third goal in the tournament, and got to the end of the stand with the gold medal around your neck."
"– There are no words, it is not possible to describe. Absolutely fantastic, " he says."
"But the road has been long and tough."
"HV71-driscoll operated hip during the summer and missed säsongsinledningen. During the season, he was then of two additional heavy damage that kept him away for long periods and meant that he missed the game in two landslagsturneringar."
"”Has been through”"
"But he took back again, was named to the championship."
" I was very surprised but mostly very happy. I hope that we finish with the gold as well, it had been a cannon, he said before the championship."
"And of course we got it so – before the eyes of the family who supported him during the season."
"– He has had some setbacks but has been through it. He has shown an incredible inner strength and worked on all the time talked about to come back as a better hockey player after the injury, and what can you do then? ask the father to Jonas Holmström, who also is the coach in HV71:s of the a-team."
"– Then it is important to find ways to become a better hockey player. When he had höftproblemen he worked a lot with the upper body and technology and constantly try to become better. I think he has done fantastically well."
"”is Really the dot over the I:et”"
"Simon has previously told you about how much family has meant to him during a shorter injury period."
"– Yes, it is so. We are a family that supports, but he has done so much himself as well and is mentally strong. He has made it great. It is amazing, " says Jonas."
"Simon himself has been difficult to find words after the game."
"– It is not possible to describe how great it is. It really is the icing on the cake, and nothing I had imagined at the beginning of the season, " he says."