Norway’s struggling ice hockey team lost another match on Tuesday, knocking them out of further Olympic action for good. The national team didn’t win a single match during their Olympic participation, and ended it by losing 4-0 to host team Russia.
“I’m first and foremost disappointed that we haven’t done well,” player Ole-Kristian Tollefsen told state broadcaster NRK. “We sure haven’t gotten much out of this to take home.”
Patrick Thoresen, who plays professionally for a Russian team, agreed that the Norwegian team’s trip to Sochi was “a major downturn for us.” They only scored three goals while allowing 16 pucks to get past them in their Olympic matches.
Mathis Olimb told NRK that they “should have won” the match against Austria, but “today Russia was simply better than us.” Next comes the World Championships in Minsk later this spring, with matches scheduled against Sweden, the Czech Republic, Canada, Slovakia, Denmark, France and Italy.