IHLC Team Profiles – Norway (Men’s)

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norway-11 NORWAY (NOR) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
8 wins, 4 reigns, 11 games with IHLC – ranked 12th
IHLC last held April 13, 2013

Norway, playing international hockey since 1937, first competed for the IHLC at the 1950 World Championships in London, and failed to capture the title until nearly fifty years later, winning the IHLC from Germany in 1996. After a second reign in 1997, the Isbjørnene failed to compete on the top international level throughout the 2000s, only recently reemerging as a contender on the backs of NHL stars lacing up for Norge. Norway has won two more IHLC titles since 2010, competed for the IHLC as recently as the 2015 World Championships, and surely will continue to compete in coming years.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 70
First IHLC Game:
 2-0 loss vs. britain-11 GBR, Mar. 15, 1950
First IHLC Win: 3-1 win vs. germany1920to33and49-11 GER, Feb. 5, 1996
Latest IHLC Game: 1-0 loss vs. czech-11 CZE, Apr. 4, 2015
Latest IHLC Win: 3-1 win vs. finland-11 FIN, Apr. 12, 2013
Largest IHLC Victory: 3-1 win (3 times, latest vs. finland-11 FIN, Apr. 12, 2013)
Largest IHLC Defeat: 14-2 loss vs. ussr-11 URS, Mar. 5, 1965
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 5 games (Nov. 1 – 8, 1997)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 29 games (Mar. 15, 1950 – Apr. 5, 1995)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
72
First Game Hosted: finland-11 FIN 4-1 NOR norway-11, Feb. 12, 1951 (Oslo)
Latest Game Hosted: czech-11 
CZE 1-0 NOR norway-11, Apr. 4, 2015 (Lillehammer)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (2: 1952, 1994), World Championships (2: 1958, 1999)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 4th (1: 1951)
Best Olympic Games Result: 8th (1: 1972)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
austria-11 AUSTRIA: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
canada1965-11 CANADA: 0 wins, 13 losses, 1 tie
czech-11 CZECHIA: 0 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie
denmark-11 DENMARK: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
finland-11 FINLAND: 1 win, 10 losses, 1 tie
france-11 FRANCE: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
germany1920to33and49-11 GERMANY / WEST GERMANY: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties
britain-11 GREAT BRITAIN: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
japan-11 JAPAN: 1 win, 0 losses, 2 ties
kazakhstan-11 KAZAKHSTAN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
poland-11 POLAND: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
russia1991to93-11 RUSSIAussr-11 SOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 6 losses, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
slovenia-11 SLOVENIA: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 0 wins, 10 losses, 2 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 1 win, 5 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. britain-11 GBR 2-0 NOR norway-11 – 03/15/1950 – WC – London britain-11
02. britain-11 GBR 4-3 NOR norway-11 – 03/17/1950 – WC – London britain-11
03. usa-11 USA 12-6 NOR norway-11 – 03/22/1950 – WC – London britain-11
04. finland-11 FIN 4-1 NOR norway-11 – 02/12/1951 – EX – Oslo norway-11
05. finland-11 FIN 3-0 NOR norway-11 – 02/13/1951 – EX – Oslo norway-11
06. canada1921to57-11 CAN 8-0 NOR norway-11 – 03/11/1951 – WC – Paris france-11
07. canada1921to57-11 CAN 11-2 NOR norway-11 – 02/23/1952 – OG – Oslo norway-11
08. canada1921to57-11 CAN 8-0 NOR norway-11 – 02/28/1954 – WC – Stockholm sweden-11
09. ussr-11 URS 11-3 NOR norway-11 – 02/21/1958 – EX – Oslo norway-11
10. ussr-11 URS 10-2 NOR norway-11 – 03/01/1958 – WC – Oslo norway-11
11. canada1957to65-11 CAN 5-2 NOR norway-11 – 02/05/1959 – EX – Oslo norway-11
12. sweden-11 SWE 10-2 NOR norway-11 – 03/16/1962 – WC – Colorado Springs usa-11
13. ussr-11 URS 14-2 NOR norway-11 – 03/05/1965 – WC – Tampere finland-11
14. germany1920to33and49-11 FRG 7-4 NOR norway-11 – 11/13/1985 – EX – Oslo norway-11
15. germany1920to33and49-11 FRG 6-5 NOR norway-11 – 11/14/1985 – EX – Oslo norway-11
16. canada1965-11 CAN 7-1 NOR norway-11 – 11/07/1987 – EX – Oslo norway-11
17. canada1965-11 CAN 4-4 NOR norway-11 – 11/08/1987 – EX – Oslo norway-11
18. ussr-11 URS 8-1 NOR norway-11 – 01/24/1988 – EX – Oslo norway-11
19. ussr-11 URS 9-0 NOR norway-11 – 01/25/1988 – EX – Sarpsborg norway-11
20. finland-11 FIN 3-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/10/1990 – EX – Oslo norway-11
21. finland-11 FIN 5-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/12/1990 – EX – Lillehammer norway-11
22. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 NOR norway-11 – 04/17/1990 – WC – Fribourg switzerland-11
23. finland-11 FIN 4-3 NOR norway-11 – 12/13/1990 – EX – Helsinki finland-11
24. russia1991to93-11 RUS 3-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/30/1992 – WC – Bratislava czech-11
25. slovakia-11 SVK 3-3 NOR norway-11 – 11/17/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
26. sweden-11 SWE 1-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/11/1994 – EX – Gjøvik norway-11
27. sweden-11 SWE 8-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/12/1994 – EX – Oslo norway-11
28. sweden-11 SWE 1-0 NOR norway-11 – 04/04/1995 – EX – Gjøvik norway-11
29. sweden-11 SWE 6-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/05/1995 – EX – Sarpsborg norway-11
30. norway-11 NOR 3-1 GER germany1920to33and49-11 – 02/05/1996 – RIC – Oslo norway-11
31. norway-11 NOR 4-3 FRA france-11 – 02/07/1996 – RIC – Oslo norway-11
32. norway-11 NOR 3-3 SWE sweden-11 – 04/01/1996 – EX – Hamar norway-11
33. sweden-11 SWE 7-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/02/1996 – EX – Gjøvik norway-11
34. finland-11 FIN 1-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/21/1996 – WC – Vienna austria-11
35. czech-11 CZE 2-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/24/1996 – WC – Vienna austria-11
36. canada1965-11 CAN 7-0 NOR norway-11 – 04/26/1997 – WC – Turku finland-11
37. sweden-11 SWE 4-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/29/1997 – WC – Turku finland-11
38. canada1965-11 CAN 5-2 NOR norway-11 – 09/26/1997 – EX – Winnipeg canada1965-11
39. canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 NOR norway-11 – 09/28/1997 – EX – Brandon canada1965-11
40. canada1965-11 CAN 4-3 NOR norway-11 – 09/29/1997 – EX – The Pas canada1965-11
41. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 NOR norway-11 – 09/30/1997 – EX – Flin Flon canada1965-11
42. canada1965-11 CAN 5-2 NOR norway-11 – 10/02/1997 – EX – Kenora canada1965-11
43. norway-11 NOR 5-3 JPN japan-11 – 11/01/1997 – EX – Sarpsborg norway-11
44. norway-11 NOR 3-3 JPN japan-11 – 11/03/1997 – EX – Hamar norway-11
45. norway-11 NOR 2-2 JPN japan-11 – 11/04/1997 – EX – Oslo norway-11
46. norway-11 NOR 3-1 AUT austria-11 – 11/06/1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt austria-11
47. norway-11 NOR 3-0 POL poland-11 – 11/08/1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt austria-11
48. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 4-2 NOR norway-11 – 11/09/1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt austria-11
49. finland-11 FIN 5-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/10/1999 – EX – Joensuu finland-11
50. finland-11 FIN 6-0 NOR norway-11 – 04/11/1999 – EX – Savonlinna finland-11
51. switzerland-11 SUI 5-3 NOR norway-11 – 04/23/1999 – EX – Geneva switzerland-11
52. switzerland-11 SUI 5-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/24/1999 – EX – La Chaux-de-Fonds switzerland-11
53. slovakia-11 SVK 9-1 NOR norway-11 – 05/06/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
54. sweden-11 SWE 5-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/06/2006 – EX – Oslo norway-11
55. finland-11 FIN 3-0 NOR norway-11 – 05/14/2006 – WC – Rīga latvia-11
56. switzerland-11 SUI 5-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/15/2009 – EX – Oslo norway-11
57. switzerland-11 SUI 3-2 NOR norway-11 – 04/16/2009 – EX – Oslo norway-11
58. norway-11 NOR 3-2 SUI switzerland-11 – 05/17/2010 – WC – Mannheim germany1920to33and49-11
59. norway-11 NOR 3-1 SLO slovenia-11 – 11/11/2010 – PC – Gomel belarus-11
60. denmark-11 DEN 3-2 NOR norway-11 (SO) – 11/12/2010 – PC – Gomel belarus-11
61. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 NOR norway-11 – 05/07/2011 – WC – Košice slovakia-11
62. sweden-11 SWE 5-0 NOR norway-11 – 04/05/2012 – EHC – Oslo norway-11
63. sweden-11 SWE 7-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/06/2012 – EHC – Oslo norway-11
64. norway-11 NOR 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 04/12/2013 – EHC – Lillehammer norway-11
65. finland-11 FIN 5-1 NOR norway-11 – 04/13/2013 – EHC – Lillehammer norway-11
66. switzerland-11 SUI 3-1 NOR norway-11 – 05/12/2013 – WC – Stockholm sweden-11
67. finland-11 FIN 6-1 NOR norway-11 – 02/14/2014 – OG – Sochi russia-11
68. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 NOR norway-11 – 05/20/2014 – WC – Minsk belarus-11
69. czech-11 CZE 4-0 NOR norway-11 – 04/03/2015 – EHC – Lillehammer norway-11
70. czech-11 CZE 1-0 NOR norway-11 – 04/04/2015 – EHC – Lillehammer norway-11

Photo Credit: NHL – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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