Modo Hockey Dam

MoDo Hockey Dam are an ice hockey team in the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL), the top flight of women's hockey in Sweden. They play in Örnsköldsvik, in the historical province of Ångermanland on the east coast of Sweden, at the Hägglunds Arena. The club's junior side, Modo Hockey 2, plays in the North division of the Damettan.

MoDo Hockey
Modo Hockey Logo.svg
CityÖrnsköldsvik, Sweden
LeagueSDHL
Founded1969 (1969)
Home arenaHägglunds Arena
ColorsRed, white, green
     
Owner(s)MODO Hockey
General managerBjörn Edlund
Head coachJared Cipparone
CaptainOlivia Carlsson
Championships
Regular season titles2 (2013, 2014)
Playoff championships1 (2012)
Current season

HistoryEdit

The women's section of Modo Hockey was formed in 1968 under the name of Modo AIK, playing the first ever organised women's hockey match in Sweden against Timrå IK in 1969. As there was no organised league, the match was only a training match.[1] The club finished in third place in the first official Swedish Championship, held in the 1987–88 season, and finished in second place a year later. The club would go on to become on the best in Sweden in the early 2000s, finishing in the playoff top-three for three consecutive years between 2000 and 2003, and eight years in a row between 2004 and 2012. The 2012 Riksserien season would also mark Modo's first-ever playoffs championship win.

In recent years, the club has suffered problems retaining top players, losing all-time top scorer Erika Grahm to Brynäs IF and American Olympian Sidney Morin to Linköping HC prior to the 2018, as well as defenceman Gracen Hirschy to Linköping HC in 2020.[2][3] After the club finished in second place in the 2018–19 regular season and were eliminated in the playoff semi-finals by Linköping, the club's two top scorers as well as long-time defender Johanna Olofsson left.[4] The club would then finish in 9th in the 2019–20 season, the first time that the club ever had to participate in the relegation playoffs. The club was able to defend their place in the SDHL after beating Skellefteå AIK 7–0 across two matches.[5]

Season-by-season resultsEdit

This is a partial list of the most recent seasons completed by Modo Hockey.

Code explanation: GP—Games played; W—Wins (3 points); OTW—Overtime wins (2 points); OTL—Overtime losses (1 point); L—Losses; GF—Goals for; GA—Goals against; Pts—Points; Top Scorer: Points (Goals+Assists)

Season League Regular season Post season results
Finish GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Top scorer
2015-16 Riksserien 8th 36 10 1 5 20 63 88 37   E. Grahm 22 (11+11) Lost quarterfinals against AIK IF
2016-17 SDHL 8th 36 11 2 6 17 75 87 43   E. Grahm 40 (19+21) Lost quarterfinals against HV71
2017-18 SDHL 3rd 36 24 5 3 4 142 58 85   M. Cava 55 (25+30) Lost semifinals against Linköping HC
2018-19 SDHL 2nd 36 23 4 2 7 137 88 79   M. Cava 64 (27+37) Lost semi-finals against Linköping HC
2019-20 SDHL 9th 36 7 3 3 23 66 116 30   M. Allemoz 21 (10+11) Saved in relegation playoffs, 2–0 (Skellefteå AIK)
2020-21 SDHL 6th 36 15 3 1 17 88 88 52   L. Ljungblom 30 (14+16) Lost quarterfinals against HV71

Players and personnelEdit

2022–23 rosterEdit

As of 17 November 2022[6][7]
No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
2   Anna Andersson D L 18 2019 Själevad, Ångermanland, Sweden
15   Linnéa Andersson (A) D R 24 2022 Eksjö, Småland, Sweden
35   Lauren Bench G L 25 2022 Eagan, Minnesota, United States
14   Bailee Bourassa F R 24 2022 Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
23   Olivia Carlsson (C) W L 27 2011 Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden
32   Mariam El-Mahmadi D L 24 2014 Söderhamn, Hälsingland, Sweden
6   Emma Goding D L 17 2021 Finspång, Östergötland, Sweden
25   Maja Grundström C/RW L 20 2018 Örnsköldsvik, Ångermanland, Sweden
13   Mira Hallin LW R 16 2021 Själevad, Ångermanland, Sweden
20   Ebba Hedqvist C L 16 2021 Själevad, Ångermanland, Sweden
19   Brooke Hobson D L 23 2022 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
1   Lisa Jönsson G R 18 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
7   Lina Ljungblom (A) C L 21 2020 Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
22   Jaycee Magwood (A) F L 25 2020 Killarney, Manitoba, Canada
12   Alexa McMillan D L 23 2022 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
34   Tea Løkke Nyberg F L 19 2019 Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway
35   Julia Perjus F L 18 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
34   Vendula Přibylová F L 26 2022 Olomouc, Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
10   Wilma Sundin F L 19 2019 Sundsvall, Medelpad, Sweden
27   Morgan Wabick F L 23 2022 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
26   Taylor Wabick D R 23 2022 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
53   Jenn Wakefield C R 33 2022 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Coaching staff and team personnel

  • Head coach: Jared Cipparone
  • Assistant coach: Anton Söderqvist
  • Assistant coach: Mikael Wågström
  • Goaltending coach: Valentina Lizana
  • Conditioning coach: Joakim Bäckström
  • Head equipment manager: Fredric Larsson
  • Physical therapist: Tobias Nordin

Team captaincy historyEdit

Head coachesEdit

Franchise records and leadersEdit

All-time scoring leadersEdit

The top-ten point-scorers (goals + assists) of Modo Hockey, through the completion of the 2020–21 season.[8]

Note: Nat = Nationality; Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;   = 2021–22 Modo Hockey player

Points
Nat Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
  Erika Grahm LW/C 288 150 152 302 1.049
  Olivia Carlsson LW/RW 309 60 103 163 0.528
  Tina Enström C 135 51 100 151 1.119
  Emma Nordin C 176 63 83 146 0.830
  Johanna Olofsson D 324 43 91 134 0.414
  Michela Cava C 72 52 67 119 1.653
  Therése Sjölander F 85 51 57 108 1.271
  Kaitlyn Tougas RW 69 30 49 79 1.145
  Annie Svedin D 124 21 56 77 0.621
  Alice Östensson C 142 38 31 69 0.486

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Westlund, Eric; Haglund, Anki (21 October 2013). "Som att möta en gammal släkting". Sundsvalls Tidning (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Foster, Meredith (15 June 2018). "Erika Grahm's Next Chapter". The Ice Garden. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ Rönnkvist, Ronnie (19 September 2019). "Folk skulle tycka att jag var dum i huvudet om jag sa något annat". Hockey Sverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Spanne, Jesper (25 April 2019). "Stjärnorna lämnar Modo: "Har valt att tacka nej"". Hockey Sverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "MODO och Göteborg HC klara för fortsatt spel i SDHL". Svenska Damhockeyligan (in Swedish). March 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "MODO Hockey – 2022-2023 Roster". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 17 November 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Kontraktsöversikt 2021/2022". MODO Hockey (in Swedish). 18 June 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "All Time Regular Season Player Stats for Modo Hockey". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 16 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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