Norwegian Ice Hockey Association
|Association name||Norwegian Ice Hockey Association|
|IIHF membership||January 20, 1935|
|President||Ole Jakob Libæk|
|IIHF men's ranking||12|
|IIHF women's ranking||14|
Current head coach of Team Norway is Mr. Roy Johansen who has coached the team since 2001 and signed a two-year contract extension before the 2008 IIHF World Championships. Prior to the 2007/08 season former Team Norway and San Jose Sharks coach George Kingston was hired as the head coach of the NIHF's women's team.
The logo of the NIHF has a polar bear in its centre spot.
The first President of the NIHF was Rolf Gjertsen from the club Trygg. The first vice president was Ludvig Christiansen, also from Trygg. The ten teams that founded the NIHF were: Forward, Furuset, Gjøa, Hasle, Holmen, Strong, Trygg, NTHI, Trond and Trondheim.
Norway has competed nine times in the Olympic games, but as of 2010 has yet to win a medal. Their best result was in 1972 when they finished in 8th place.
In the 1980 Winter Olympics, the team competed in the top division for the first time since 1952. They lost their first four games of the tournament against Czechoslovakia (11-0), West Germany (10-4), USA (5-1) and Sweden (7-1), before coming from behind to tie Romania (3-3) for a point in the standings.
Today, Norway competes in the top division for the World Championships and finished 11th out of 16 teams in the 2009 tournament.
- "Roy Johansen new head coach". nrksport.no.
- "Johansen to continue as head coach". nrksport.no.
- "Norway". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved March 10, 2008.
- The first elected board of NIHF
- The first Norwegian ice hockey clubs
- The first Norwegian ice hockey game
- Golden Puck winners
- Norwegian Champions