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Sweden, Finland name rosters

Sweden, Finland name rosters

12 days to go until Women’s Worlds in Malmo

Published 16.03.2015 16:22 GMT+1 | Author Martin Merk
Sweden, Finland name rosters
Sweden's Emilia Andersson controls the puck against Finland's Riikka-Hanna Valila at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
With less than two weeks to go until the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Malmo, host Sweden, Finland and Japan named the rosters.

Sweden named a roster including 20 skaters and four goaltenders, which means that the roster is almost final with one goalie to be cut before the start of the event.

The team will assemble on Saturday in Trelleborg to prepare for the event on home ice and will play an exhibition game against Finland at the same venue on 25 March at 19:15.

Also Nordic rival Finland named a preliminary roster including four goalies and 20 skaters today for the preparation camp in Vierumaki. The team includes nine Women’s World Championship rookies but also some veterans such as Karoliina Rantamaki, who has participated in five Olympic Winter Games and 12 Women’s World Championships.

Among the returnees is also goaltender Noora Raty, who announced her retirement from women’s hockey during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games but changed her decision last month when she played an exhibition game with the Finnish women’s national team.

Also Japan, recently promoted to the top division, named a roster including three goaltenders, seven defenders and 12 forwards including two forwards who already play in Northern Europe, Yuka Hirano for AIK Stockholm in Sweden and Miho Shishiuchi for HPK Hameenlinna in Finland.

Preliminary Roster Sweden

Sara Grahn, Brynas Gavle
Kim Martin Hasson, Linkopings HC
Minatsu Murase, AIK Stockholm
Valentina Wallner, Djurgarden Stockholm

Emmy Alasalmi, AIK Stockholm
Emilia Andersson, Linkopings HC
Lina Backlin, Brynas Gavle
Linnea Backman, AIK Stockholm
Johanna Fallman, University of North Dakota (USA)
Johanna Olofsson, MODO Ornskoldsvik
Annie Svedin, IF Sundsvall

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Jenni Asserholt, Linkopings HC
Anna Borgqvist, Brynas Gavle
Olivia Carlsson, MODO Ornskoldsvik
Erika Grahm, MODO Ornskoldsvik
Lisa Hedengren, AIK Stockholm
Sabina Kuller, AIK Stockholm
Maria Lindh, University of Minnesota Duluth (USA)
Michelle Lowenhielm, University of Minnesota Duluth (USA)
Emma Nordin, MODO Ornskoldsvik
Hanna Olsson, Sallskapet Skargarden
Erica Uden Johansson, Quinnipiac University (USA)
Lina Wester, Leksands IF
Pernilla Winberg, Linkopings HC

Head Coach:
Leif Boork

Preliminary Roster Finland

Meeri Raisanen, SKIF Nizhni Novgorod (RUS)
Noora Raty, Kiekko-Vantaa
Eveliina Suonpaa, University of Minnesota Duluth (USA)
Vilma Vaattovaara, University of New Hampshire (USA)

Jenni Hiirikoski, JYP Jyvaskyla
Mira Jalosuo, SKIF Nizhni Novgorod (RUS)
Anna Kilponen, Ilves Tampere
Rosa Lindstedt, JYP Jyvaskyla
Eve Savander, Team Kuortane
Ronja Savolainen, Espoo Blues
Minnamari Tuominen, Espoo Blues

Jennica Haikarainen, MODO Ornskoldsvik (SWE)
Michelle Karvinen, Espoo Blues
Sari Karna, Ilves Tampere
Niina Makinen, Karpat Oulu
Emma Nuutinen, Espoo Blues
Suvi Ollikainen, KJT Kerava
Karoliina Rantamaki, SKIF Nizhni Novgorod (RUS)
Saila Saari, JYP Jyvaskyla
Vilma Tanskanen, KJT Kerava
Susanna Tapani, HPK Hameenlinna
Noora Tulus, Espoo Blues
Riikka Valila, JYP Jyvaskayla
Linda Valimaki, Espoo Blues

Head Coach:
Pasi Mustonen

Preliminary Roster Japan

Nana Fujimoto, Vortex Sapporo
Yuri Komura, Toyota Cygnus
Mai Kondo, FTS Mikage Gretz

Kanae Aoki, Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine
Mika Hori, Toyota Cygnus
Shiori Koike, Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine
Sena Suzuki, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Rina Takeda, FTS Mikage Gretz
Ayaka Toko, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Riko Yamaya, Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine

Yurie Adachi, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Yuka Hirano, AIK Stockholm (SWE)
Tomomi Iwahara, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Hanae Kubo, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Ami Nakamura, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Chiho Osawa, Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine
Miho Shishiuchi, HPK Hameenlinna (FIN)
Suzuka Taka, Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine
Naho Terashima, Daishin
Haruka Toko, Seibu Princess Rabbits
Rui Ukita, Daishin
Haruna Yoneyama, Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine

Head Coach:
Yoshifumi Fujisawa


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