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Monten follows Gronborg

Monten follows Gronborg

Sweden names new coach for U20 team

Published 25.04.2017 09:17 GMT-4 | Author Martin Merk
Monten follows Gronborg
Tomas Monten discusses with Rikard Gronborg during the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has named Tomas Monten as new head coach of the U20 national team.

Monten succeeds Rikard Gronborg, who will take over the men’s national team after this season after having spent ten years in various positions with the U20 and U18 national teams, in the last three years as head coach of the U20 team.

“It is really a great honour to get the job as head coach of the U20 national team. It’s a fantastically excited job I have always hoped to get one day. That it becomes true feels fun and inspiring,” Monten said.

The 38-year-old is no stranger to the World Juniors. He was an assistant coach for Sweden at the 2014 and 2015 World Juniors and also for the U18 national team in 2012 winning World Juniors silver on home ice in Malmo in 2014.

He’s currently in his third year with Linkopings HC where he coached the junior team for two years and is now the assistant coach for the senior team.


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