Norway men's national junior ice hockey team

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Norway
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Association Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Jan Brandvold
Head coach Tor Erik Nilsen
Assistants Stig Johansen
André Lysenstøen
Most points Trond Magnussen (43)
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IIHF code NOR
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First international
 Soviet Union 17 – 0 Norway 
(Karlskoga, Sweden; 27 December 1978)
Biggest win
 Norway 18 – 2 Croatia 
(Gdańsk, Poland; 15 December 2009)
Biggest defeat
 United States 19 – 1 Norway 
(Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; 1 January 1991)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 34 (first in 1979)
Best result 6th (1990)
International record (W–L–T)
90–90–12

The Norwegian men's national junior ice hockey team is the national junior ice hockey team in Norway. The team represents Norway at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World U20 Championship.

In 1979, Norway participated at the Pool A level in Karlstad, Sweden. However, Norway managed only 2 goals in their first appearance. Norway did not return to Pool A until 1983, staying until 1991. Norway would have to wait 15 years to reappear at the top level. In the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver, Norway lost 11–2 to the United States and 4–0 in a hard fought game to Canada. Near the end of that game, frustrations boiled over as Norway and Canada nearly engaged in a brawl.

2017 WJC roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 World Junior Championships:

Pos. Player Team
GK Jonas Arntzen Sweden Leksands IF
GK Jens Kristian Lillegrend Norway Sparta Sarpsborg
D Simen Løvhaug Hansen Norway Storhamar IL
D Johannes Johannesen Sweden Frölunda HC
D Marius Johansen Norway Vålerenga IF
D Even Myreng Kjellesvik Norway Stavanger Oilers
D Christian Kåsastul Norway Frisk Asker
D Andreas Røykås Marthinsen Sweden Djurgårdens IF
D Sander Rønnild Norway Stjernen
F Gustav Willman Borvik Sweden Luleå HF
F Tom Andre Christensen Norway Vålerenga IF
F Fredrik Dahl Norway Lillehammer IK
F Martin Ellingsen Norway Lillehammer IK
F Petter Grønstad Norway Lørenskog IK
F Anders Gulliksen Norway Storhamar IL
F Mads Homdrom Norway Lillehammer IK
F Sebastian Johansen Norway Lørenskog IK
F Fredrik Hagberg Jørgensen Norway Manglerud Star
F Christoffer Karlsen United States Sioux Falls Stampede
F Mikael Resberg Mikalsen Norway Stjernen
F Jacob Lundell Noer Norway Lillehammer IK
F Patrik Vaakanainen Norway Lørenskog IK

World Junior Championship record[edit]

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts Rank
1979 5 0 5 0 6 46 0 8th place. Demoted to Pool B
1980 4 3 1 0 28 10 6 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
1981 5 3 0 2 32 18 8 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
1982 4 4 0 0 18 8 8 9th place (1st in Pool B). Promoted to Pool A
1983 7 0 7 0 13 69 0 8th place. Demoted to Pool B
1984 5 2 3 0 29 21 4 12th place (4th in Pool B)
1985 7 2 4 1 23 28 5 13th place (5th in Pool B)
1986 7 5 1 1 54 16 11 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
1987 5 3 1 1 38 25 7 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
1988 7 5 2 0 38 18 10 9th place (1st in Pool B). Promoted to Pool A
1989 7 1 6 0 14 56 2 7th place
1990 7 2 5 0 25 51 4 6th place
1991 7 0 7 0 8 75 0 8th place. Demoted to Pool B
1992 7 5 2 0 45 17 10 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
1993 7 6 1 0 49 11 12 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
1994 7 5 1 1 28 15 11 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
1995 7 3 3 1 27 26 7 13th place (5th in Pool B)
1996 6 3 3 0 18 16 6 13th place (3rd in Pool B)
1997 6 2 1 3 33 23 7 14th place (4th in Pool B)
1998 6 3 3 0 21 22 6 17th place (7th in Pool B)
1999 6 2 4 0 17 25 4 16th place (6th in Pool B)
2000 5 2 3 0 18 14 4 14th place (4th in Pool B)
2001 5 3 2 0 20 14 6 14th place (4th in Division I)
2002 5 3 2 0 19 14 5 13th place (3rd in Division I)
2003 5 2 2 1 17 16 5 16th place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
2004 5 3 2 0 21 10 6 14th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
2005 5 5 0 0 29 12 10 11th place (1st in Division I, Group A). Promoted to World Junior Championships
2006 6 0 6 0 6 34 0 10th place. Demoted to Division I
2007 5 2† 3 0 15 14 5 19th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
2008 5 3 2 0 19 16 9 16th place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
2009 5 3† 2 0 14 17 8 16th place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
2010 5 5† 0 0 33 8 14 12th place (1st in Division I, Group A). Promoted to World Junior Championships
2011 6 1 5 0 6 35 3 9th place. Demoted to Division I
2012 5 3 2 0 19 13 9 13th place (3rd in Division I, Group A).
2013 5 5 0 0 19 7 14 11th place (1st in Division I, Group A). Promoted to World Junior Championships.
2014 4 0 4 0 3 29 0 10th place. Demoted to Division I.
2015 5 4 1 0 16 11 10 12th place (2nd in Division I, Group A).
2016 5 2 3 0 21 14 7 14th place (4th in Division I, Group A).

† Includes one win in extra time (in the preliminary round)
^ Includes one loss in extra time (in the preliminary round)
* Includes one win in extra time (in the playoff round)
+ Includes one loss in extra time (in the playoff round)