My Hometown is a new running series in Ducks Off the Ice, in which players take some time to talk about where they grew up.
Our latest subject is Hampus Lindholm:
Location: The port of Lerberget is a former fishing village on the Swedish coast in the Vasby parish and now an area in the south of the urban area Höganäs.
Population: Approximately 3,000
Current weather: 5° and mostly cloudy
Lindholm on his hometown
If you translate Lerberget to English, it translates to “mud mountain.” It’s small with about 3,000 people, but it’s close to a bigger town of like 25,000 called Höganäs. It takes me about five minutes to bike to the center of town. It’s an older town, a quiet little place. I lived there my whole life with my dad (a funeral director) and mom (who works in elderly care) and my sister. We moved around to a couple of different houses, but we always stayed in that town.
I played hockey like 15 minutes away, but I would play street hockey there or soccer or basketball. It’s a nice, small community and everyone kinds of knows each other.
The winters get pretty cold and get some snow, but there is real nice summer weather there. We don’t have a long summer like you guys have here.
Getting Back There
I go back there in the summer. It’s very nice that time of year. A lot of people from Stockholm come down there in the summer. I’ve lived there so long, I know all the secret spots for swimming and everything. You go up to the cliffs and it’s kind of quiet. You jump in the water from those cliffs and it’s just really quiet and nice and perfect.
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