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Ex-Bulldogs Winberg and Lindh Named to Swedish Women's Olympic Hockey Team

Eyewitness Sports
January 12, 2018 06:34 PM

Five players from the Women’s League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) are among the 23 chosen to represent Team Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics, including two former UMD Women's Hockey players.

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The five WCHA alumnae that will skate for Damkronorna in Pyeongchang, South Korea represent four League member institutions and include two that will make their Olympic debut. The five are: University of Minnesota Duluth alumnae Maria Lindh (forward) and Pernilla Winberg (forward); former University of North Dakota blueliner Johanna Fällman (defense); Ohio State University alumna Annie Svedin (defense); and, former Minnesota State University standout Emilia (Andersson) Ramboldt (defense).

“Today is another thrilling day in the WCHA, as we are again able to congratulate five women who are realizing their Olympic dreams,” said WCHA Vice President and Women’s League Commissioner Katie Million in a press release. “We are tremendously proud of them all!”

Fällman, whose UND career wrapped up with the 2014-15 season, and Svedin, the first Swedish student-athlete to play women’s hockey at OSU, will play in their first Winter Olympics. Winberg, a 2006 silver medalist in Turin, returns for her fourth Olympic Games (also 2010 and 2014), while Ramboldt makes her third-straight appearance. Lindh, who helped UMD to a 25-win season a year ago, returns for her second Olympics after wearing the Three Crowns at Sochi 2014.

Sweden will play in the first game of the 2018 Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament, facing off against Japan on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Kwandong Hockey Centre.

(Contributions from Matt Hodson, WCHA Associate Commissioner, Marketing and Communications.)


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