Hockey team jubilant after big win

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The coach of Norway’s national hockey team called it his “biggest moment ever.” Roy Johansen couldn’t have been more proud after his team beat the Czech Republic at the 2010 World Hockey Championships on Tuesday.

Sports News - May 11, 2010

Hockey experts called the Norwegian victory “stunning,” after the team beat the Czech Republic for the first time ever by a score of 3-2. 

“There have been many great moments, but this is the greatest of them all,” Norwegian coach Roy Johansen said when it was all over. 

Goalkeeper Pål Grotnes won the most valuable player award, after stopping 44 Czech shots. Newspaper Aftenposten wrote that it was “impressive” to see how Grotnes, a carpenter by trade, kept his cool in the most high-pressured situations.

Team captain Tommy Jakobsen, celebrating with his fellow players (PicApp photo, above), told Aftenposten that “we will savour this victory,” but then it would be “full focus” on beating France as the World Championships progressed in Germany.

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