Three Former Bulldogs Named to Team Sweden

By KBJR News 1

January 14, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Three former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey players have been named to Team Sweden ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, it was officially announced on Tuesday.

Goaltender Kim Martin joins forwards Jenni Asserholt and Pernilla Winberg as former Bulldogs on the 21-player roster, with all of those players making repeat appearances on the Olympic team.

Martin is the most senior player on the Swedish roster, with this set to be her fourth Olympics. She has a bronze medal from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and a silver medal from the 2006 Turin Games.

The 27-year-old played four seasons for the Bulldogs and still stands as the program's all-time wins leader, having posted a record of (67-23-6) to go along with a 1.52 goals against average.

Winberg, meanwhile, will be playing in her third Olympics and also won a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2006 Turin Games. She played four seasons with UMD and totaled 45 goals and 66 assists.

It will also be the third Olympic appearance for Asserholt, who was also a part of that silver medal team at the 2006 Turin Games. She played just one season at UMD, totaling two goals and eight assists in that single year.

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