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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Tre Kronor (Three Crowns)
Association Swedish Ice Hockey Association
Most games Jörgen Jönsson (285)
Most points Sven Tumba (186)
IIHF code SWE
IIHF ranking 3 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (first in 2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 4 (2012)
Team colors          
Sweden national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Sweden 8–0 Belgium 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 23 April 1920)
Biggest win
 Sweden 24–1 Belgium 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 16 February 1947)
 Sweden 23–0 Italy 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; 7 February 1948)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 22–0 Sweden  (Chamonix, France; 29 January 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 63 (first in 1920)
Best result Gold medal icon.png (1953, 1957, 1962, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2013)
European Championships
Appearances 12
Best result Gold medal icon.png (1921, 1923, 1932)
Olympics
Appearances 21 (first in 1920)
Medals

Gold medal icon.png Gold (1994, 2006) Silver medal icon.png Silver (1928, 1964, 2014)

Bronze medal icon.png Bronze (1952, 1980, 1984, 1988)
International record (W–L–T)
1067–657–165

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The Sweden men's national ice hockey team, or Tre Kronor (Three Crowns in Swedish), as it is called in Sweden, is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the world. The team is controlled by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, and it is considered a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the United States.[1]

The name Tre Kronor means "Three Crowns" and refers to the three crowns on the team jersey. The three crowns represent the lesser national coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden and the national emblem. The first time the symbol was used on the national teams jersey was on 12 February 1938, during the World Championships in Prague.[2]

The team has won numerous medals at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. In 2006, they became the first, and so far only, team to win both tournaments in the same calendar year, by winning the 2006 Winter Olympics in a thrilling final against Finland by 3–2, and the 2006 World Championships by beating Czech Republic in the final, 4–0.[3] In 2013 the team was the first team to win the World Championships at home since the Soviet Union in 1986.

Tournament record[]

Olympic Games[]

Year Result
1920 4th place
1924 4th place
1928 Silver medal icon.png
1936 5th place
1952 Bronze medal icon.png
1956 4th place
1960 5th place
1964 Silver medal icon.png
1968 4th place
1972 4th place
1980 Bronze medal icon.png
1984 Bronze medal icon.png
1988 Bronze medal icon.png
1992 5th place
1994 Gold medal icon.png
1998 5th place
2002 5th place
2006 Gold medal icon.png
2010 5th place
2014 Silver medal icon.png
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 2 3 4 9

World Championship[]

Canada Cup[]

  • 1976 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1984Silver medal icon.png
  • 1987Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1991 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup[]

  • 1996 – lost semi-finals
  • 2004 – lost quarter-finals

European Championship[]

  • 1921 – Gold medal icon.png
  • 1922 – Silver medal icon.png
  • 1923 – Gold medal icon.png
  • 1924 – Silver medal icon.png
  • 1932 – Gold medal icon.png

All-time team record[]

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record in official matches (WC, OG, EC), correct as of 21 May 2015.[4]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
 Austria 18 13 2 3 82 12
 Belarus 10 9 0 1 38 19
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 41 2
 Canada 82 26 11 45 216 320
 Czech Republic 24 13 7 4 74 49
 Denmark 9 9 0 0 49 13
 Finland 76 44 15 17 281 181
 France 17 15 0 2 78 22
 Germany 16 14 1 1 72 26
 Great Britain 9 5 0 4 42 19
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Italy 19 16 3 0 127 26
 Japan 4 4 0 0 44 1
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 7 2
 Latvia 14 12 2 0 66 22
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 16 0
 Norway 18 16 2 0 99 26
 Poland 28 23 2 3 192 46
 Romania 4 4 0 0 35 4
 Russia 21 7 3 11 55 69
 Slovakia 12 5 3 4 31 29
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 15 2
 Spain 1 1 0 0 Walk over
 Switzerland 47 35 6 6 244 88
 Ukraine 5 5 0 0 26 6
 United States 67 43 8 16 301 195
 Czechoslovakia 74 27 11 36 193 206
 East Germany 16 15 0 1 110 29
 Soviet Union 58 7 8 43 118 279
 West Germany 33 30 2 1 190 57
 Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 19 1
Totals: 694 410 86 198 2864 1751

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Men's National teams
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Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada - Flag of China.svg.png China - Flag of Chinese Taipei.svg.png Chinese Taipei - Flag of Croatia.svg.png Croatia - Flag of the Czech Republic.svg.png Czech Republic - Flag of Denmark.svg.png Denmark
Flag of Estonia.svg.png Estonia - Flag of Finland.svg.png Finland - Flag of France.svg.png France - Flag of Germany.svg.png Germany - Flag of Georgia.svg.png Georgia - Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Great Britain
Flag of Hong Kong.svg.png Hong Kong - Flag of Hungary.svg.png Hungary - Flag of Ireland.svg.png Ireland - Flag of Iceland.svg.png Iceland - Flag of Israel.svg.png Israel - Flag of Italy.svg.png Italy
Flag of Japan.svg.png Japan - Flag of Kazakhstan.svg.png Kazakhstan - Flag of Kuwait.svg.png Kuwait - Flag of Latvia.svg.png Latvia - Flag of Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania - Flag of Luxembourg.svg.png Luxembourg
Flag of Macau.svg.png Macau - Flag of Malaysia.svg.png Malaysia - Flag of Mexico.svg.png Mexico - Flag of Mongolia.svg.png Mongolia - Flag of North Korea.svg.png North Korea - Flag of Norway.svg.png Norway
Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand - Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png The Netherlands - Flag of Poland.svg.png Poland - Flag of Romania.svg.png Romania - Flag of Russia.svg.png Russia - Flag of Serbia.svg.png Serbia
Flag of Singapore.svg.png Singapore - Flag of Slovakia.svg.png Slovakia - Flag of Slovenia.svg.png Slovenia - Flag of Spain.svg.png Spain - Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa - Flag of South Korea.svg.png South Korea
Flag of Sweden.svg.png Sweden - Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland - Flag of Thailand.svg.png Thailand - Flag of Turkey.svg.png Turkey - Flag of Ukraine.svg.png Ukraine - Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png UAE
Flag of the United States.svg.png United States
Defunct teams: Flag of Bohemia svg.png Bohemia - Flag of Bohmen und Mahren svg.png - Bohemia and Moravia - Flag of the CIS svg.png CIS National Team - Flag of the Czech Republic.svg.png Czechoslovakia - Flag of East Germany.svg.png East Germany -

Flag of Serbia and Montenegro svg.png Serbia and Montenegro - Flag of the Soviet Union.svg.png U.S.S.R. - Flag of Germany.svg.png West Germany - Flag of Yugoslavia.svg.png Yugoslavia


Teams that do not participate in IIHF competitions:
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Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg.png Kyrgyzstan - Flag of Liechtenstein.svg.png Liechtenstein - Flag of Macedonia.svg.png North Macedonia - Flag of Moldova.svg.png Moldova - Flag of Morocco.svg.png Morocco - Flag of Oman.svg.png - Oman - Flag of Turkmenistan.svg.png - Turkmenistan
Flag of the Chile.svg.png Chile - Flag of India.svg.pngIndia - Flag of Jamaica.svg.png Jamaica - Flag of the Namibia.svg.png Namibia - Flag of Portugal.svg.png Portugal - Flag of the Philippines.svg.png Philippines - Flag of Qatar.svg.png - Qatar
Non IIHF members: Flag of Algeria.svg.png Algeria - Flag of Bahrain.svg.png Bahrain - Flag of Colombia.png Colombia - Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica - Flag of Falkland Islands.png Falkland Islands - Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg.png Saudi Arabia - Flag of Tunisia.svg.png Tunisia - Flag of Uzbekistan.svg.png Uzbekistan
Other teams: Flag of Basque Country.svg.png Basque Country - Flag of Catalonia.svg.png Catalonia - Flag of England.svg.png - England - Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.svg.png - Saint Pierre and Miquelon - Flag of Scotland.svg.png Scotland
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