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Swan River Centennial Arena
Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. Built in 1967.
Home ice for : Swan Valley Stampeders
Capacity : 1,300
Ice pad size : 196 feet x 85 feet
Swan Valley Stampeders [web site]
Logo © Swan Valley Stampeders
Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1998. Junior 'A' hockey team. Team nickname is 'the Stamps'. Play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League 1999- .
Home ice : Swan River Centennial Arena
Team colours : blue, white black & gold
General manager :
Jeff Wiest 1999-01, Mark Johnston 2001-02, Leonard Strandberg 2002- 
Head coach :
Jeff Wiest 1999-01, Mark Johnston 2001-02, Del Pedrick 2002- 
Swarbrick, George (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1964 Olympics and the 1964 World Championships.
Medals : Won World Championship bronze in 1964.
Another name for the hockey jersey.
Sweater Numbers
See Shirt #s
"Sweater, The"
A short film made in 1980. A French Canadian boy endures the shame of having the hockey sweater of the wrong team.
Sweden - Men's National Team
See Sweden
Sweden Globen Cup
The Sweden Hockey Games are sometimes referred to as the Sweden Globen Cup.
Sweden Hockey Games
Annual tournament played in Stockholm, Sweden at the Globen Arena since 1991. The winners receive the Globen Cup. Contested in 1997 by Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden.
Swedish Championship
Founded in 1922. There has been an organized Swedish League and a Swedish Championship from the outset. The Anton Cup was awarded to the winners of the Championship between the 1921-22 and 1951-52 seasons. 
Until the 1951-52 season the championship was an "open" event with no qualification rounds, teams that had some sort of ice hockey association, from all over Sweden, were able to enter.
From the 1952-53 season only the teams who competed in Swedish League Division 1 North or Swedish League Division 1 South were able to become Swedish Champions because the winners of the two pools met in the final of the Swedish Championship.
From the 1955-56 season the top two clubs in each pool enter a champions league to decide the Swedish Champions.
iv. From the 1961-62 the top four clubs enter the champions league.
v. From the 1965-66 season there was a play-off between the top four clubs from each pool.
From the 1967-68 season it reverted back to the previous model of a champions league.
From the 1974-75 season the top four clubs of the consolidated Division 1 league contested a play-off.
From the 1975-76 season the top four teams of the Elite League contest a play-off.
Since the 1987-88 season the top eight teams of the Elite League enter the play-offs.
Swedish Elite League [web site]
Known as the Eliteserien, this is the top league in Sweden.
Swedish Ice Hockey Association (Svenska Ishockeyförbundet) [web site] [e-mail]
Johanneshov, Sweden. Between 1920 and 1922 ice hockey was administered in Sweden by the Swedish Football Association. The Swedish Ice Hockey Association was found in 1922.  In the 1996-97 season, 716 clubs were registered, 58,779 players were licensed and there were 275 indoor arenas in Sweden.
i. Presidents : 
1922-24 Isaac Westergren
1924-48 Anton Johanson
1948-73 Helge Berglund
1973-78 Ove Rainer
1978-83 Arne Grunander
1983-    Rickard Fagerlund
Swedish Ice Hockey History
In the autumn of 1919 Raoul Le Mat, a movie director from the USA, and his friends, Thomas Cahill and Ernest Viberg visited Sweden. One evening these men met Anton Johanson, chairman of the Swedish Football Association and a member of the Swedish Olympic Committe, at the Strand Hotell in Stockholm. Viberg, a Swedish-American, explained how he had played ice hockey at Columbia University and how fast this popular sport was growing in North America.  Cahill, an American football chief suggested that Viberg should try to put a team together and attempt to introduce ice hockey in Sweden. At that time bandy was the big winter sport in Sweden and they attracted several bandy players who were interested in learning about the new sport. Le Mat later suggested to Johanson that Sweden should send a team to the 1920 Winter Olympic Games in Antwerp. Eleven players with Le Mat as coach and Viberg as trainer went to Belgium.  On the 23th of April 1920 Sweden made its first appearance in an International Tournament and defeated Belgium 8-0.  They finished in fourth place after the round robin event which saw them also beat both France and Switzerland 4-0, suffer a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Czechoslovakia and find both Canada (12-1) and the USA (7-0) too strong for them at that time. Now ice hockey has established itself as the most popular sport in Sweden and by the 1996-97 season 121 Swedes had played in the NHL (including those who played in the WHA). Another 496 Swedes have worked as professionals in different American or European leagues.
Swedish Ice Hockey Players Association (SICO) [web site]
Founded in 1977.  SICO (Sveriges Ishockey-spelares Centralorganisation) is a union for the Swedish ice hockey players and players from other countries who join the association. It represents players in negotiations with team organizations and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. It also negotiates with the Swedish Ice Hockey Association about wages and fees for the team Sweden players.  SICO is linked with HTF, a large Swedish trade union, which means that SICO has legal help in conflicts between players and teams. SICO is also a member of the International Ice Hockey Players Association.
Swedish Icehockey Historical and Statistical Society (SIHSS) [web site English]
Stockholm, Sweden. Founded 1994. The society is connected to the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR). The major goal for the society is research of the origin ice hockey in Europe 1895-1945.  Interested researchers from all countries are welcome to write for exchange of findings and discussion of further co-operation.
Carl Gidén - president national section
Email :
Ove Karlsson - president olympic section
Email :
Birger Nordmark - president international section
Email :
Janne Stark - president publishing section
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Swedish League
Founded in 1922. There have been organized leagues and a Swedish Championship from the outset. The first leagues where based in the Stockholm area and only teams from that area competed. The top league has had a number of different names.
In the 1941-42 season the top league was called Division 1 and under this there were three second divisions called Division 2 North, Division 2 Central and Division 2 South. Clubs from outside the Stockholm-area were involved for the first time.
In the 1944-45 season Division 1 was split into two pools, Division 1 North and Division 1 South with eight teams in each pool. There were now six second division groups. Teams from Gävle in the north of Sweden to Norrköping in the south were now competing in the leagues.
In the 1974-75 season the two pools became one league with sixteen teams known simply as Division 1.
In the 1975-76 season the top ten teams from Division 1 form the Elite League. There were four eight team second level groups called Division 1 North, Division 1 East, Division 1 West and Division 1 South.
v. Since the 1987-88 season twelve teams compete in the Swedish Elite League.
Sweeney, Don (1966- )
Born in St Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. Defenceman. Boston Bruins 8th pick (166th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1997 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Boston Bruins & Maine Mariners 1988-90, Boston Bruins 1990-03 and Dallas Stars 2003- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1997.
Sweet Stick [web site]
The Sweet Stick is the trade name of a ceramic edged, hand held skate sharpening tool that restores the bite angel of a blade. 
Swick, Julius (1927- )
Born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Centre. He finished 5th in the IHL top scorers table 1951-52 and 3rd in the 1952-53 season. When he retired from playing he went on to referee in the Western Canada Hockey League for 22 years.
Club Career : Played for Boston Olympics 1949-50, Troy Bruins 1950-54 and Indianapolis Chiefs 1955-56.
Honours : IHL All-Star First Team 1951-52.
IHL All-Star Second Team 1952-53.
Elected to the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame (builder) in 2001.
Swift Current Broncos
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Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Western Hockey League.
Home ice : Centennial Civic Centre
Team colours : 
All-time best players : Joe Sakic, Sergei Varlamov
Swindon Chill
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Formed by ex-goaltender Mike Kellond in 1997 to play in the English National League as Oxford Chill. When Oxford's ice rink developed a fault the team moved their opening league game on 7 September 1997 to Swindon's Link Centre and never returned to Oxford. The team moved to Swindon permanently on 29 September and renamed themselves the Swindon Chill. Played in the English National League 1997-98 and the English League Premier Division  1998-00.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : white, red, black & grey
Swindon Icelords
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded in 1986, named changed from Swindon Wildcats in 1996.  Played in the British Premier League 1996-97. Swindon Icelords shut up shop after winning the British Premier League in 1996-97 and a new group headed by Bob Thomas took over.  The team were renamed the Swindon Steamers.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : white, cobalt blue, black & red
Swindon Leopards
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Under 16 team playing in the English Junior Championships.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours :
Swindon Lynx
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded in 2001. Formerly known as Swindon Phoenix. Played in the English Premier League 2000-04. Name changed to Swindon Wildcats.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : white, blue, silver & gold
General manager : 
Head coach : Bryan Larkin 2000-03, Merv Priest 2003-
Team captain : 
Swindon Phoenix
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Formed in April 2000 by former Swindon Chill shareholder and match night announcer, Phil Jefferies, after the Chill management announced they were selling up and no buyers came forward. The team is to play in English Premier League in 2000-01. name changed to Swindon Lynx in 2001.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : white, red, yellow & orange 
Swindon Pumas
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Under 14 team playing in the English Junior Championships.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours :
Swindon Steamers
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Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded by by Bob Thomas in 1997 and named after the local steam train heritage. However, the team failed to get local businesses to back them and only weeks after agreeing to enter the British National League in June, Swindon Steamers folded.  Many of the players scheduled to play for Swindon Steamers moved 30 miles up the road to a new team, Oxford Chill.
Swindon Top Cats
Logo ©
Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Played in Women's Premier League in Great Britain.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : 
Swindon Wildcats (1986-96)
Logo © Swindon Wildcats
Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded in 1986. Played in the British League Division One 1986-96.
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : white & red
Swindon Wildcats Programme Cover 
Swindon Wildcats (2004- ) [web site]
Logo © Swindon Wildcats
Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded in 2004. Formerly known as Swindon Lynx. Played in the English Premier League 2004- .
Home ice : Link Centre
Team colours : white, teal & grey
General manager : Steve Nell 2004- 
Head coach : Daryl Lipsey 2004- 
Team captain : Ken Forshee 2004- 
"Swindon Wildcats 1986-1992"
A book covering the history of the Swindon Wildcats until 1992, written by Richard Chapman and published in Swindon, Wiltshire, England in 1992.
Swiss Championship

Until 1933 in Switzerland, there were two championships - the International Championship and the National Championship. Since 1938 there has been just one Swiss Championship contested by the top league of the day (see Swiss Nationalliga A & Swiss Hockey League).  
Swiss Hockey League
The name given to the top league in Switzerland from the 1998-99 season.
Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (Schweizerischer Eishockeyverband) [web site German]
Zurich, Switzerland. Governing body for ice hockey in Switzerland. Oversee the Swiss Nationalliga.
Presidents of Swiss League of Hockey (LSHG) :
Max Sillig 
Bruno Leuzinger 1920- 
Dr Raymond Gafner 1949-51
Dr Max Thoma 1951-63 
Josef Kuonen 1963-66
Henri Kunz 1966-67
Reto Tratschin 1967-75
François Wollner 1975-81
Max Bigler 1981-85
Rene Fasel 1985-94
Josef Brunner 1994-96
Werner Kohler 1996-02
Jean Martinet 2002-     
Swiss International Championship
The first Swiss championship was called the Swiss International Championship and was contested between 1908 and 1937.  This championship had no restriction on the number of foreign players in a team.
Swiss National Championship
The Swiss National championship was started in 1916. It was contested until 1933. This championship had a restriction on the number of foreign players in a team.
Swiss Nationalliga A
The name given to the top league in Switzerland from 1937-38 to 1997-98.
Switzer, Derek (1970- )
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Medway Bears 1993-96, Braunlager EHC 1996-97, EV Füssen 1997-98, ERSC Amberg 1998-99, KEV Hannover 1999-01, EHC Memmingen 2001-02, EC Ulm 2002-03 and Heilbronner Falken 2003- .
Switzerland - Men's National Team
See Switzerland

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