Sports News in Brief: Two Danes picked in NHL Draft

Elsewhere, Viktor Fischer joins the Bundesliga, Wozzie sizzles and Copenhagen eyes F1 race

Judging by the number of Danes skating about in the NHL and Denmark’s results at recent IIHF World Championships, there is little doubt that Danish ice hockey is in the ascendancy. A further boost was given over the weekend when two youngsters – Jonas Røndbjerg and Malte Setkov –were drafted in the 2017 NHL Draft. Røndbjerg was selected as the 65th pick overall by new expansion team Vegas Golden Knights, while Setkov was picked 100th overall by the Detroit Red Wings.

Mainz goes Fisching
Viktor Fischer has escaped his Middlesbrough nightmare after being signed by German side Mainz this week. The former Ajax starlet, who has so far failed to live up to the hype as one of the best talents in Europe, joins the Bundesliga side on a four-year contract. Fischer lasted just one season with the English side, where he played only 16 games.

Wozzie on hot streak
Caroline Wozniacki is gearing up for Wimbledon next week with strong play in the WTA tournament in Eastbourne. The Dane beat second-seeded Simona Halep 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals yesterday, and she is currently one set all with Britain’s Heather Watson in today’s game. Wozniacki is also heating up off the court as she recently joined other athletes for a nude shoot in ESPN’s annual ‘Body Issue’.

Europa League wins
FC Midtjylland and Lyngby got off to winning Europa League qualification campaigns yesterday. The Wolves easily disposed of Irish side Derry City 6-1, while Lyngby will have a tougher task on their hands next week in Wales after only managing a slender 1-0 win at home.

Formula 1 to CPH?
Following a positive meeting with Formula 1 organisers, the business minister Brian Mikkelsen said today that it was a possibility that Copenhagen could host a Formula 1 race in the future. Mikkelsen has been working with former Saxo Bank boss Lars Seier Christensen and former minister Helge Sander to get the prestigious race to the Danish capital in 2020.