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During the recent U17 tournament between Sweden and Finland in Piteå, Zion Nybeck made some positive impressions and gained confidence from head coach Markus Åkerblom.

The 16-year-old forward was given a great deal of playing time over the three-day tourney, scoring one goal and two assists. Although Sweden wound up winning only one of the three games played, Nybeck saw it as a great opportunity to get to know his teammates, as well as see what needs to be improved for the future.

My role on the team is to be offensive, create scoring chances and play powerplay. That’s what I want to contribute,” said Nybeck in an interview with Hockeymagasinet.com. ”Of course there is a lust for revenge within the team. We have to step up in it, of course.” 

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Photo: Patrik Callgren / Hockeymagasinet