They played hockey in the same team, but went in different directions.
Joel Broberg, was just 16 years old when he made his debut in the Swedish elitserien in bandy and about the same time began Rasmus Dahlin ishockeykarriär to take off.
Dahlin's success in rinkarna is known, he was an important cog in Frölunda, the junior team and have also played the OLYMPICS with Three Crowns.
the Rasmus Dahlin was also given first in the NHL entry draft in 2018. Now he makes a success in the Buffalo Sabres.
in the HC Lidköping.
" We hung out a lot when we were younger. Rasmus played in our team, even though he was a year younger. You saw early on that he would be fine, " says Joel Broberg, who himself had been appointed Sweden's best junior a couple of times.Rasmus Dahlin has made a success in their debut season in the NHL. Photo: Emil Wesolowski/Bildbyrån
To Dahlin chose hockey was clear early on.
just As obvious that it was bandy of Joel Broberg.
– Bandy is so much bigger in Lidköping and then came the hall also. It is probably a lot why I chose baseball before hockey, but sometimes you can wonder how it had gone if I chose hockey, " says Broberg, who is a supporting player in the junior team, but who also debuted in the senior team.
Joel Broberg continues:
– Also if I chose bandy, it was fun with hockey. It is fun to have played with the Rasmus Dahlin. Incredibly impressive how good he has become, " says Joel Broberg.
described as a technical, skridskosnabb players who have a natural ability to challenge their opponents and put their teammates in good positions.
He scored eleven goals in the league, but none in the playoffs.
My role is to play up the other and give them space. We are many in the team who can make goals, " says juniorstjärnan who got to sit in the stands when Villa last played in the final.
– It will be great fun and exciting with a final. We have worked hard for this during the season, " he says.
Villa Lidköping is one of their first of the season in Swedish bandy who never won the SM-gold. Villa has played four finals and lost four. The latest 2016 against Västerås SK, with 2-5, which also is the Saturday nbc-tv.
With the team we have and we have played during the season, it feels as if it's time to take that gold all talked about, " says Joel Broberg.
Villa Lidköping lost only one match (against Sweden) and played a draw against Vasteras and Motala in the Swedish elitserien. In the SM-playoffs, won the Villa six straight matches against Motala and Edsbyn.
But the national finals is a match.
Västerås has won 20 national CHAMPIONSHIPS and played 37 finals.
– It is necessary that we make our best game of the season. It will VSK to do. I want to continue to play as we have done during the season. Still, it is what brought us here. We have to be extra switched on with everything, " says Broberg.
no gold. The pressure is great on the SM-favourite.
" We had high expectations since we began the pre-season. It feels like we thrive with it. Just like the situation that people believe in us, " says Joel Broberg.
Juniorstjärnan know that it's going to be a tough final between elitseriens two best teams.
And that Villa Lidköping won the league with record number of points (47) after just one loss is history.
Or as the Joel Broberg says:
" It's the last game you want to win.
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