Meet the Swedes desperate for meatballs!

Aug 12, 2017 | Luke Fisher, Lukas Kratochvíl

We caught up with two to prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft.

Remember the names Adam Boqvist and Filip Hållander - the pair, who have eight points between them from four games at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament, are both project to be first round draft picks at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Boqvist is not only project to go first round, but could be inside the top ten players in nine months´ time. HE began playing hockey in the Hedmora junior system, before moving to Brynäs IF´s U16 team in 2015. We found out that apart from being good at hockey, he´s also not a bad chef either...

Hållander has played his entire career so far for his boyhood team, Timrå IK. This season he is scheduled to play SuperElit and Allsvenskan hockey with the team - but we wanted to find out a little more about the guy off the ice...

In brief

Pre-tournament games

4.8. - The final pre-tournament games will be played on Saturday, 5 August. The Czech Republic will host Canada in Břeclav at 18:30 CET, 12:30 ET. Meanwhile, Slovakia will host the USA in Bratislava. Coverage of these games will be available at

Pre-tournament games

3.8. - In a pre-tournament game on Thursday in Vienna, Russia beat Belarus 4-2. On Thursday in Budapest, Hungary U20 hosts the USA at 19:30 CET, 13:30 ET.

Interested in history?

6.6. - Do you know who won the Cup last year? Which team has won the most gold medals? HERE you can review the history.
History of the hockey legend

Information about Ivan Hlinka

More about the legend


Reactions from the final - joyous Canadians and reflective Czechs…


And finally, one more time, captain Joe Veleno of @SJSeaDogs, who scored the tournament winning goal for @HC_Men…


Kevin Bahl of @Ottawa67sHockey scored a goal in @HC_Men's 4-1 vin vs @narodnitym in the final…


Swedes come back and win bronze vs Russia in OT…


Adam Boqvist of @Brynas after winning the bronze medal for @Trekronorse…


Canada takes gold with commanding win over Czechs…