Bengt Ohlson

Swedish ice hockey manager

Bengt Ohlson, born 10 March 1943, is a Swedish former ice hockey player and manager.[1] He acted as the head coach for the Swedish national team during the 1980-1981 season. During that season Sweden won the silver medal during the 1981 IIHF World Championship. Otherwise that season had been less successful for the Swedes.[2] He resigned after being threatened to death.[3]

Bengt Ohlson
Born (1943-03-10) 10 March 1943 (age 77)
Played for Leksands IF U20
Häradsbygdens SS
Leksands IF B
Häradsbygdens SS
Falu IF
Playing career 1957–1970

When Sweden won the silver medal he became popular known as "Silverfisken" by the Swedes. He had been called "Torsken" after the Swedish fiasco during the 1980 Izvestia Tournament.[4]


  1. "Bengt Ohlson". Eliteprospects. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  2. "Sporten i dag 1981-1982" (in Swedish). Semic. 1981. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. Bobby Byström (1995). "När Sandlin inte gav Fagerlund sitt leende". Tre Kronor - ett landslag (in Swedish). Strömberg. p. 115.
  4. "Förbundskaptenernas historia". Hockey (in Swedish). CEWE (3–4): 35. 1995.

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