Swedish Royals Congratulate World Junior Ice Hockey Champions

  January 9, 2012 at 9:02 am by

This past Saturday, January 7th, TRH Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip welcomed the Swedish men’s national under twenty ice hockey team to the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

The reason for the royal audience was the team’s January 5th gold medal win at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Alberta, Canada. The team defeated Russia 1-0, in overtime, to bring home their first title in thirty-one years. Eighteen year old Mika Zibanejad scored the only goal of the game during the sudden-death overtime period.

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Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip mingled and spoke with the players and the team’s coach, Roger Rönnberg, during the audience, which according to the team involved some champagne – it was a celebration after all. The team also presented the Crown Princess, who is nearing the end of her first pregnancy, with an infant-sized edition of the Swedish ‘Tre Kroner’ jersey for the coming royal bub.

The three royals posed for a group photo with the world champions, Victoria showing off her gift.

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