Tier 3 Junior Hockey Around the Globe: Sweden 2015-16 Season
January 6, 2016
Highlighting Tier 3 Import Players from Sweden
Over 200 players came from over 30 countries on 4 continents to play Tier 3 Junior Hockey in the 2015-16 season. The Tier 3 Junior Hockey Around the Globe series continues by highlighting players from Sweden. There are currently 24 players from Sweden on active Tier 3 rosters listed below in alphabetical order.
Jonathan Adnell, F, 1995, Sugar land Imperials
In his first season playing in Tier 3 Hockey, Sugar Land Forward Jonathan Adnell logged 18 goals and 19 assists through his first 29 games. Averaging 1.27 points per game, Adnell earned a point in 23 games including 9 multi point efforts and registered a 13 game point streak from October 10th - November 8th. At 6'0 180lbs, Adnell logged 12 points in his last 6 games.
Jonas Backstrom F, 1995, New Jersey Rockets
Stockholm Sweden native Jonas Backstrom is in his first year playing at the Tier 3 level in the USA, coming to the New Jersey Rockets Premier squad after playing four seasons on the Haninge Anchors J20 team, a Swedish third tier team. Backstrom logged 2 goals and 1 assist through his first 23 games on the Rockets roster, scoring his first goal on October 26, 2015.
Lukas Bjorklund, F, 1995, Connecticut Nighthawks Premier
In his final season at the Junior Hockey level, Stockholm native Lukas Bjorklund came to the USA after playing four seasons for the Nacka HK, a Tier 3 team based in Sweden. Bjorklund began the season on the Walpole roster, playing 3 games for the Express before transferring to the Ct Nighthawks.
Johan Blomquist, G, 1995, CT Jr Rangers
Johan Blomquist began his Tier 3 campaign in the 2014-15 season on the Philadelphia Jr Flyers roster earning a 1.94 gaa and .947 save percent. Since joining the Connecticut Jr Rangers for the 2015-16 season, Blomquist earned a 10-12-1 record and was in net for 67% of the teams wins this season.
Simon Candler, F, 1996, Boston Jr Rangers
Swedish Forward Simon Candler came to the Boston Jr Rangers after playing a season for Nacka HK in Sweden. Candler logged 9 goals and 8 assists through 22 season games and is currently 5th in points for the Rangers.
Henning Dahlberg, F, 1995, Valley Jr Warriors Premier
In his first season playing Tier 3 Hockey, Henning Dahlberg logged 8 goals and 14 assists through 25 games, earning a point in 16 games including 6 multi point efforts and placing him 3rd in points on the Valley Jr Warriors roster.
Claes Endre, G, 1995, LA Fighting Spirit
Claes Endre is in his second season playing for the Fighting Spirit, after playing a year of Third Tier hockey in Sweden for Nacka HK. Endre holds a 9-5-1 record in net this season including 3 shutouts, a 1.86 gaa and .926 save percent.
Kevin Forsman, F, 1995, New York Apple Core Premier
In his second season on the New York Apple Core Premier squad roster, Kevin Forsman logged 4 goals and 3 assists through his first 24 games. Forsman is coming off his first multi point game, playing a part in both goals scored by New York in their 2-5 loss to the Hartford Jr Wolfpack on December 16th.
Johan Gustavsson, D, 1996, New Hampshire Jr Monarchs
In his first season playing Tier 3 in the U.S Johan Gustavsson logged 7 points through 14 games on the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs roster. The 5'9 204lb Defenseman enters the new year on a two game point streak.
Daniel Hall, D, 1996, New England Wolves
In his first season playing in the U.S. Swedish Defenseman Daniel Hall logged 4 points through 12 games.
Axel Hallin, D, 1995, Vermont Lumberjacks Premier
After two seasons at the National Sports Academy from 2012-14, Swedish Defenseman Axel Hallin began his Tier 3 campaign on the Northern Cyclones roster, earning 3 points through the 2014-15 season. Joining the Vermont Lumberjacks roster for the 2015-16 season, Hallin earned 3 goals and 9 assists through 28 games.
Johan Hoglund, D, 1996, Okanagan European Eagles
Swedish Defenseman Johan Hoglund is in his first season playing Tier 3. The 6'0 194lb skater logged 1 goal and 2 assists through his first 18 games on the Okanagan European Eagles roster.
Christoffer Jakobsson, F, 1995, Junior Titans
Junior Titans Forward Christoffer Jakobsson ranks 7th in points (63) and 2nd in goals scored (40) across all Tier 3. Currently on a 12 game point streak/9 game goal streak, Jakobsson logged a point in 23 of 26 games this season including 20 multi point efforts and a season high 8 points on January 2nd. A 5'10 180lb skater, Jakobsson earned a hat trick in 4 of his last 5 games.
Patrick Johansson, D, 1995, Breezy Point North Stars
Stockholm native Patrick Johansson is in his first season playing at the Tier 3 level. The 6'0 200lb Defenseman earned 2 goals and 3 assists through his first 29 games on the North Stars roster.
Jesper Lonnberg, F, 1995, Chicago Cougars
Jesper Lonnberg came to America to play Tier 3 Junior Hockey prior to the 2014-15 season, joining the Philadelphia Jr Flyers roster, earning 12 points through 30 games. Lonnberg joined the Chicago Cougars for his 2015-16 campaign, earning 9 goals and 17 assists through 34 games. Currently on a 2 game point streak, Lonnberg has 5 multi point efforts on the season.
Nils Markgren, F, 1995, Philadelphia Jr Flyers
Stockholm native Nils Markgren came to the U.S. to play Tier 3 in the 2014-15 season as part of the Pittsburgh Vengeance roster, logging 58 points through 40 regular season games. Since joining the Philadelphia Jr Flyers for the 2015-16 season, Markgren earned 12 goals and 7 assists through his first 26 games.
Axel Meurling, D, 1996, Tampa Bay Juniors
Third in points on the Tampa Bay Juniors roster, Swedish Defenseman Axel Meurling logged 2 goals and 14 assists through 27 games. Coming off statistically his best game all season, Meurling logged 3 assists in Tampa's 5-4 victory over the Carolina Eagles.
Tim Olbing, F, 1996, Potomac Patriots
Second in points on the Potomac Patriots Elite roster, Tim Olbing earned 8 goals and 13 assists through 27 games. Earning a point in 12 games including 6 multi point efforts, 1 game winner and a season best 4 points on November 13th.
Roni Sener, G, 1995, Wisconsin Whalers
Undefeated through 6 games between the pipes for the Wisconsin Whalers, Tier 3 veteran Roni Sener holds a 1.88 gaa and .900 save percent as well as 2 shutouts and 3 assists on the season. The Avesta Sweden native began his Tier 3 career with 5 games on the former Minnesota Owls roster in 2014-15 before completing the season on the Sugar Land Imperials roster.
Benjamin Sakaria, G, 1996, Bozeman Icedogs
Uppsala Sweden native Benjamin Sakaria earned 2 wins and a shootout loss through 5 games on the Bozeman Icedogs roster. In his second season playing at the Tier 3 level, Sakaria came to the Icedogs after playing on both the Southern Tier Xpress and East Coast Minutemen rosters in 2014-15. Sakaria currently holds a 3.69 gaa and a .872 save percent.
Adrian Sjoqvist, F, 1995, New Hampshire Jr Monarchs
Averaging 1.44 points per game, Swedish Forward Adrian Sjoqvist ranks 2nd in points on the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs roster. With 14 goals and 25 assists through 27 games, Sjoqvist is currently on a 6 game point streak, earning a point in 23 games including 11 multi point efforts and a hat trick on October 24th.
Oscar Skiold, F, 1996, Jersey Hitmen
In his first season playing USA Tier 3 Hockey, Oscar Skiold averages nearly a point per game with 12 goals and 14 assists through 27 games. Currently on a 3 game point streak, Skiold logged a point in 18 games including 6 multi point efforts.
Oskar Stromberg, D, 1996, NY Apple Core Premier
In his first season playing in USA Junior Hockey, Oskar Stromberg came to the New York Apple Core after playing four games on the NAHL's Amarillo bulls roster. Since joining the Apple Core Stromberg earned 2 points through 19 games.
Klas Tegnemyr, D, 1995, Hartford Jr Wolfpack Premier
Swedish Defenseman Klas Tegnemyr is in his first season playing at the USA Tier 3 Junior Hockey level. The 6'2 198lb skater earned 1 goal and 16 assists through his first 24 games on the Hartford Jr Wolfpack roster.
Mathais Tellstrom, F, 1996, Metro Jets
Fourth in points on the Metro Jets leaderboard, Mathais Tellstrom averages 1.26 points per game. Currently on a 3 game point streak, Tellstrom earned 8 points in that span. Logging a point in 18 games including 8 multi point efforts. Called up to the NAHL, Tellstrom logged 1 goal and 1 assist through 4 games on the Kenai River roster this season.