Asker hockey club best in Norway

After years of dominance by major Norwegian ice hockey clubs like Storhamar and not least the Stavanger Oilers, players for the small suburban club Frisk Asker could finally skate their way to victory earlier this week. That allowed them to don gold helmets and bask in the adulation of hometown fans. First they beat Lillehammer in […]

Hockey stars drew a huge crowd

Far more Norwegians showed up for an unusual charity ice hockey match at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium over the weekend than normally show up for the football matches normally held there. They were drawn by Norwegian hockey star Mats Zuccarello and other top players from the NHL. “It’s fantastic to see so many people here,” Zuccarello […]

Losing streak plagues Norway’s national hockey team

Norway has been putting on a weak performance at the world championships in Denmark, failing to score a single goal in its first three matches against Finland, Canada and Denmark. Newspaper Dagsavisen reported Saturday that the national team has been dubbed “Sportsklubben 0-15,” a reference to its 0-7 loss to Finland, its 0-5 loss to […]

Tough morning after marathon hockey match

Fans were exhausted, players even moreso and police in the Norwegian city of Hamar had to deal with a rush of missing persons reports after the local hockey team Storhamar got caught in a marathon match against Sparta of Sarpsborg. It ended up setting a world record for its sheer length.  The match that began […]

Hockey guys savour ‘Olympic’ victory

While Norway’s national men’s football team was licking its wounds on Monday, the country’s hockey team was riding high. A victory against France at home in Oslo on Sunday secured them a spot in the next Winter Olympics, and the players sang the national anthem with their arms around each other. “This is the proudest moment […]

Hockey players hail departing coach

Norway’s national ice hockey team not only won a World Championship match on their own national day, the 17th of May, on Tuesday, but they also named their much-loved head coach Roy Johansen as the best on the ice. It was Johansen’s last match as head coach, and the got quite a send-off. He claimed […]

Ice hockey team humiliated again

Norway’s national hockey team has gone from the proverbial thrill of victory to the agony of defeat again at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Moscow. The Czech Republic proved too powerful for the Norwegians, who lost by a humiliating score of 7-0. The heavy loss came just two days after Norway beat the strong Swiss […]

Norway triumphed in latest hockey match

Norwegian spirits were soaring on the ice in Moscow this week, after Norway’s national team scored another, and important, victory at the Ice Hockey World Championships. They beat Kazakhstan by a score of 4-2, aided by one of their biggest stars, Mats Zuccarello, who just ended a great season playing for the New York Rangers. The […]

Zuccarello back in the world championships

UPDATED: It’s been six years since Norwegian hockey star Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers has played on his own country’s national team in the Ice Hockey World Championships. Injuries and post-league play kept him away, but he’s back now, even though that didn’t help save Norway’s opening match over the weekend. The Norwegians […]

‘Zucca’ keeps scoring with fans and plans

Norwegian ice hockey player Mats Zuccarello has quickly become a superstar for one of the top teams in the hockey world, the New York Rangers. Now he’s also joined the ranks of athletes setting up charitable funds to help children get involved in sports. Zuccarello, who also has the last name of Aasen in Norway, was making […]