Rising Senior Forward to Skate with Olympians Again
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Rising senior forward Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) of the Yale women's ice hockey team has earned a spot at another training camp for Team Sweden. This camp, the second one she has been selected for this summer, takes place Aug. 3-6 in Gävle, Sweden.
Åström is one of 26 players (including 14 forwards) selected for the camp, which includes six practices. The camp roster includes 11 players who were on Sweden's roster for the 2014 Olympics.
Sweden is currently ranked No. 5 in the International Ice Hockey Federation world rankings. Åström most recently played for Team Sweden in the 4 Nations Tournament last December. The Swedes went 1-1-1 in the tournament, beating Germany and tying Russia but falling to Finland. Åström skated on the first line throughout the tournament, joined by a pair of Olympians: Erica Udén Johansson and Lina Wester. Udén Johansson is among the invitees to the upcoming camp.
Åström also was part of a similar camp that took place June 22-25 in Norrtälje, Sweden. Her time with Sweden's National Team program also included taking part in multiple National Team camps last summer. Previously, she attended the U20 Women's National Team Elite Camp in 2012. Åström won a bronze medal with Sweden at the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship in Chicago and won the 4 Nations Tournament with the U18 Women's National Team in 2009 in Moscow. Additionally, she attended the U18 Women's National Team Elite Camp in 2009.
Åström had six goals and eight assists in 29 games this season for Yale. A psychology major, she is in Trumbull College.
Prior to coming to Yale, Åström was captain for Ormsta/SDE in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, and assistant captain for Ormsta/SDE in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. She ended her career as Ormsta/SDE's all-time scoring leader (103 goals, 95 assists in 162 games).
Åström is Yale's first player from Sweden since Anna Jepson of Hässelby appeared in seven games as a freshman in the 2001-02 season. Yale head coach Joakim Flygh is also a native of Sweden.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity