Feb 26, 2011


Some pictures from Sunday´s game against Toronto:

I played with Blanch & Sam.

We scored!

Jared was supporting us, and so did Fran, Dad, Rhys and
Brian. Thank u all for coming!

Kess was amazing in our net!

We won in a shoot out again, 5-4, lovely!

Yesterday I met Jeremy, a shooting coach, and we where
working on my shot at the Wave at one of the small rinks.

We where working on quick release..

Thank´s alot Jeremy, see u next week! Love to practise
on my shooting.

I went to the gym with Haleigh today.

Birthday boy! Cade turned 4 years old and had to
wear the birthday hat.

He got his favorite toy for his birthday, Mr Potato head.

Cade´s birthday cake.

Almost all my stuff I´v got from NIKE and Kent,
love it all! Great colors!
Tomorrow is my last game of the season with my team
Burlington, we will play against Brampton in Callingwood.
Last day for my Dad in Canada to, have a safe trip home!!

Feb 25, 2011


Have a great friday!! I am celebrating my evening with a birthday cake for my youngest brother Cade, 4 years old today!!


Feb 23, 2011

Great Wednesday

What a great wednesday I had. Went out for a run, and then
had a litte workout at home. Got a Ups delivery to the front
door with two boxes full of Nike apparel!!!! Went down town
with my Dad and my friend Cam, had dinner at Real Sport´s
bar and then watched the game at ACC.

Me after my workout, when I got all my clothes delivered.
Another surprise, loved this surprise!

Happiest girl in the world, felt like Christmas. Thank´s
NIKE and Thank´s Kent, AGAIN!!!

Went down town with Cam and Dad.

Had dinner at Real Sport´s bar. Like the atmosphere, the
music and the food there. Thank´s again Ted!!

Met a real Leaf player at the game =) Mats
Sundin, we played 2 Olympics together.
Didn´t find Börje Salming..
So in the arena, ACC, I met my friend´s that just moved into
town. Of 22 thousen people that´s in there I meet them, amazing!
Fabian Brunnström and Sandy! Fabian and Jonas Gustavsson, our
Swedes is playing for the Marlies tonight, Best of luck!!
National anthem before the game.

Leaf´s won with 2-1 against NY Islanders, it was a great game!
Thank´s for the tickets Cam!
Preparing for my game against Toronto tonight at MasterCard Center
tonight at 7.45 pm.

Feb 22, 2011

Family day

Today it was Family day. This holiday celebrates the importance of families here in Canada. So the kids don´t go to school and the parents are not working. So today we got to spent some extra time together. We went with family and friends to a Bulldogs game. Ted made us dinner after that, and then we watched some NHL and tv.

Dad is showing Cade and Jared something on the computer.

Fran helped the kids to make a sign, Cade did great.

Me and Haleigh on the way to the game.

Me and Dad at the arena.

The boys with their beautiful sign.

It was a great game to watch, Andreas played great, to bad they
lost in a shoot out, glad they got 1 point.

Some "mini stick" hockey before bedtime.

Feb 21, 2011

Yay! x2

We won against Toronto today!

I scored a goal and selebrated with my teammates.

A great and tough game, especially infront of the net.

My line at the face-off.

Kessler played great and got some hits from Toronto.

Always so nice to win!! Great job ladies!

Final score was 5-4 after a shoot out. I had the honor to shoot one
of the penalty shot´s, I scored and got so happy. Happy that I could
help my team toget a win! Next game is on wednesday against Toronto again.
Happy that I won a game while my Dad is here and watching.
Toronto vs Burlington at 7.45 at Master Card Centre, wed 23rd.
Two great wins today, we also won against Finland at the 4-nations
cup in Sweden today. The final score was 4-0, so proud of you girls!


Feb 20, 2011

Team Sweden

Our men's team won LG Hockey Games 2011! And the women´s team won against Germany today with 4-0, great job ladies! Keep on the good work! Next game they play is against Finland, tomorrow, sunday at 2.30 pm swedish time (8.30 am Canadian time). Play hard! Good Luck!!


Burlington vs Brampton

Lost big time today, 1-9 against Brampton. Don´t know what I should write. We started the game good and scored the first goal, but I don´t know what happend after that. They had some great players with alot of speed and scored some great goals. Time to get ready for tomorrows game against Toronto at 12.30 at Appleby Ice Centre.

Watched my brother Jared´s game this morning, and he scored a goal!

Jareds wonderful teammate that got a penalty. Dropped his stick,
and took his helmet of. He could not even see over the boards,
love it!
Burlington vs Brampton, my team is singing the National anthem.

We where missing some players so I had to play center,
wing and defence. It was a bit different.

We had some penalty´s.

We played alot in our zone.

We better get ready for tomorrow, new day, new game.

It´s Ted´s birthday, Happy Birthday!!!

Me and my brothers.
Good night / Danni

Feb 19, 2011

Burlington Post

Swede success for Barracudas’ Danijela Rundqvist

Swede success for Barracudas’ Danijela Rundqvist. A CHANGE OF SCENERY: Burlington Barracudas’ Danijela Rundqvist, 26, came to Canada after playing for the same team in Sweden for 10 years. Herb Garbutt – Burlington Post Type Danijela Rundqvist’s name into Google and take a look at the pictures under the image search.

Among the first four images are a picture of a referee trying to separate the Swedish forward and Canada’s Hayley Wickenheiser, who has ripped off her opponent’s helmet. Beside it, a photo of Rundqvist and Canadian Gillian Ferrari on the ice with Rundqvist’s stick up around the neck of her rival.

If the International Olympic Committee is worried about a lack of challengers for Canada and the United States in women’s international hockey, it certainly has nothing to do with the desire and compete-level of players like Rundqvist.

If Peter Forsberg and Tomas Holmstrom haven’t dispelled the Don Cherry-fuelled belief that Swedish hockey players aren’t tough, Rundqvist is doing her part to put the myth to rest in the women’s game.

“I don’t start anything,” Rundqvist says, “but I don’t take anything either.”

Sounds very Canadian, doesn’t it?

So it’s not surprising that when Rundqvist decided she needed a change to further her hockey career, she came to the home of the two-time Olympic champs. Just 26, Rundqvist was representing Sweden for the third time at the Olympics last February. She was only 17 when she won a bronze medal in Salt Lake City and was a member of the Swedish team that shocked the U.S. in the semifinals in 2006 in Turin, Italy to win the silver.

It would be a conversation with a former opponent in Vancouver that would steer Rundqvist to Canada.

“I talked to Cassie Campbell and she told me about the (Canadian Women’s Hockey League),” Rundqvist said. “I had played for the same team, AIK, for the last 10 years and I needed a change. This was perfect. I wanted to play against the best players.”

The Stockholm native entered her name for the CWHL’s first draft and was selected 13th overall by the Burlington Barracudas.

“She’s big and strong and she can be pretty feisty,” said ’Cudas teammate Becky Kellar, who has faced Rudqvist in international play. “She goes to the net hard and I know I’ve found myself on the seat of my pants a few times because of her.”

“I’m the type of player you want to have on your team, but the team I play against probably hates me,” says the 5-foot-10 Rundqvist.

Rundqvist has provided the Barracudas with equal portions of goals and grit. She leads the team in both goals (seven) and penalty minutes (32). In the Barracudas’ last game against league-leading Montreal, she scored twice, including a goal with 46 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and set up another.

Rundqvist was happy to contribute in the game that Montreal eventually won 5-4 in a shootout (Rundqvist also scored Burlington’s lone goal in the shootout), but ultimately she says it comes down to team success.

“I’ve scored some goals and that’s been positive, but I would rather win as a team,” she said. “As a player, it’s tough to lose games. I’m not used to having a tough season like this.”

While Burlington has struggled, going 4-17-1, Rundqvist said she has developed as a player, as she hoped to do. She said other players from Sweden are followed her progress — Rundqvist is documenting her experience on her blog, danijelarundqvist.blogspot.com — in the CWHL and have inquired about coming to Canada. However, her own plans for next season remain undetermined.

“They ask me a lot of questions and I have to be honest. If you want to be an Olympic player, you have to treat it like a job,” said Rundqvist, who is unable to work in Canada. “I would love to stay here, but to do it, I have to earn some money. It costs me a lot of money so if I can’t get paid or get a sponsor, it’s difficult.”

The CWHL will have to help with sponsorships or visas to continue to attract international players, Rundqvist said. But she has no regrets about coming to Canada, saying she has received great support from “my Canadian family” — she lives with Ted and Fran Colley and their three sons — her teammates and the Barracudas organization.

“I kind of laughed when we drafted her,” Kellar said, recalling Rundqvist’s run-ins with her Canadian teammates. “But she’s helped us and she’s a great person. I hope she’s back next year.”

The Barracudas will play their final two home games this weekend, Saturday at 2 p.m. against Brampton and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. against Toronto, both at Appleby Ice Centre.

Herb Garbutt – Burlington Post


Got another great surprise today:

Added alot of berries to my oatmeal this morning, blueberries
and strawberries.
And I had good company, Fran the kids and my Dad!!

Got runners from NIKE today, what a surprise! I´m in love!

Love those to! Thank´s NIKE and Thank´s Kent, you´r the

My brothers played NHL 11..

..while I was making dinner for my family.