Denmark men's national junior ice hockey team

The Danish men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Denmark. The team represents Denmark at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World U20 Championships. Denmark has played in the top division in 2008, 2012 and since 2015. They've reached the quarterfinals three times, their best finish being 5th in 2017.

Denmark
Nickname(s)Danish Lions
AssociationDanmarks Ishockey Union
General ManagerClaus Fonnesbech Christensen
Head coachOlaf Eller
AssistantsDan Jensen, Bjørn Østergaard
CaptainChristian Wejse
Most pointsFrans Nielsen (38)
Team colors   
IIHF codeDEN
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Ranking
Current IIHF56
First international
 Denmark 3 – 0 Italy 
(Caen, France; March 5, 1979)
Biggest win
 Denmark 19 – 0 Spain 
(Belluno, Italy; March 21, 1988)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 22 – 0 Denmark 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; January 1, 1994)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances42 (first in 1979)
Best result5th (2017)
International record (W–L–T)
89–72–14

During the 2015 World Juniors the Danes won their first ever game in the Top Division with a 4-3 shootout win over Switzerland. This win allowed Denmark to finish 4th in Group B and, for the first time, advance to quarter finals, which guaranteed them their highest finish ever in the tournament and avoided relegation for the first time. After a quarter final loss to Canada, the Dane's finished 8th place. They competed in Group A in the Top Division at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and finished in 8th place again, after a quarter final loss to Russia.

Current RosterEdit

Roster for the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Pos. No. Player Team NHL Rights
GK 1 Emil Gransøe   Topeka RoadRunners
GK 30 Mads Søgaard   Medicine Hat Tigers Ottawa Sentors
GK 31 Kasper Krog   SønderjyskE Ishockey
D 2 Oliver Joakim Larsen   Leksands IF
D 3 Malte Setkov   Malmö Redhawks Detroit Red Wings
D 4 Christian Larsen   Odense Bulldogs
D 6 Jakob Jessen   Herning Blue Fox
D 7 Jeppe Mogensen   AIK J20
D 9 Rasmus Birk Heine   Rødovre Mighty Bulls
D 14 Lasse Holm Mortensen   Rødovre Mighty Bulls
F 8 Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup   Fargo Force
F 11 Valdemar Ahlberg   Austin Bruins
F 13 Christian WejseC   Esbjerg Energy
F 16 Jonas Røndbjerg   Växjö Lakers Vegas Golden Knights
F 17 Lucas Andersen   Jokerit U20
F 19 Nikolaj Krag ChristensenA   Rungsted Seier Capital St. Louis Blues
F 20 Joachim Blichfeld   Portland Winterhawks San Jose Sharks
F 21 Daniel NielsenA   Herning Blue Fox
F 22 Andreas Grundtvig   Esbjerg Energy
F 23 David Madsen   Växjö Lakers
F 25 Magnus Molge   Malmö J20
F 27 Phillip Schultz   Rødovre Mighty Bulls
F 28 Christoffer Gath   Herlev Eagles

HistoryEdit