The 2021-2022 National Hockey League regular season is fast approaching and summer preparations have been very successful for Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers.
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Dane Bateman is one of the few hockey players on the tour to play meaningful games in August. Indeed, he represented his country in the Olympic Qualifiers of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and his nine points in three games allowed his team to beat Slovenia, South Korea and Norway. The final advantage achieved at 2 to 0 at the expense of this one last weekend confirms Denmark’s presence at the Beijing 2022 Games.
Also, the nation will participate in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament for the first time. She will play Russia, Swiss and Czech Republic in Group B.
“It was very emotional, one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” Ehlers told the Jets site on Tuesday. It was great to be able to show up to earn my place. We were all excited and proud of it.”
Former Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, author of Insurance Goals Against the Norwegians, outlined the progress of his game on Danish soil in recent years.
“The growth of the last 6-7 years has been incredible. We reached the quarter-finals at the 2016 World Championship, we hosted the 2018 World Cup in Denmark and this year, we beat Sweden for the first time in history. What we want to do with the team is to allow it to make hockey big in the country.
Furthermore, the Ehlers were not very inactive after Winnipeg’s elimination in the second round of the 2021 playoffs. The Danish team held four training camps, each lasting three days. Players had to skate and prepare together while trying to create a collective chemistry.
“With commitments to do that and in the summer, there are people who have had to fly from overseas to go to Denmark for these camps. Then, we met a week before qualifying started. It doesn’t happen often. This year The commitment of everyone and the fact of being successful is extraordinary,” said Winger.
“I am really proud of what we have achieved, but even more proud of the people taking responsibility in the locker room. Like in Winnipeg, teammates quickly became brothers,” he continued.
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