Women's Hockey in Norway

Vålerenga 1999-2000 Norwegian Champions

International Hockey

Norway qualified to attend the first four IIHF Women's World Championships. Prior to 1999, to qualify to attend the World Championships, Norway had to finish in the top 5 teams at the European A Championship.

Starting in 1999, the World Championship has been divided into two pools. Norway took part in a World Championship qualification tournament in Switzerland in March 1998 to determine that Norway will compete in the Pool B World Championship in 1999.

Here is a link that provides the results of all games played by the Norwegian Women's National team.

World Championship Results

Norway placed as follows at the World Championships:

Here are some pictures of Team Norway players from the 1997 WWC.

European Championship Results

Norway placed as follows at the European A Championships:

National Team Rosters

Norwegian Women's Hockey

All information in this section was provided by Ragnar Rørdam (Ragnar.Rordam@sds.no). Ragnar maintains the official Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation pages. Note that the information contained in the links below is primarily written in the Norwegian language, and notice that women in Norwegian is written as kvinner.

Exhibition Games:

 Finland Tournament
   980114 Norway   0 -vs- Finland U20  6          0- 6 (0-2, 0-3, 0-1)
   980115 Norway   0 -vs- Finland U20  7          0- 7 (0-1, 0-2, 0-4)
   980117 Norway   1 -vs- Sweden      12          1-12 (0-2, 1-4, 0-6)
   980118 Norway   0 -vs- Finland U20 13          0-13 (0-3, 0-6, 0-4)
 Samling i Ski Ishall
   980111 Norway   0 -vs- Ski G-15 10             0-10
 Samling i Ski Ishall
   971129 Norway   4 -vs- Ski G-15 6              4- 6 (1-1, 1-2, 2-3)
 Germany Tournament
   971030 Germany 12 -vs- Norway 0               12- 0 (5-0, 3-0, 4-0)
   971031 Germany  6 -vs- Norway 0                6- 0 (2-0, 3-0, 1-0)
   971101 Germany  7 -vs- Norway 0                7- 0 (1-0, 3-0, 3-0)
   9701?? Finland 13 -vs- Norway 0

 Sweden Tournament
   960206 Sweden   4 -vs- Norway 1                4- 1 (0-0, 3-1, 1-0)
      Number of Spectators : 600 (a new record for women's hockey in Sweden)
   960207 Sweden   5 -vs- Norway 0                5- 0 (1-0, 0-0, 4-0)
   960208 Sweden   2 -vs- Norway 2                2- 2

Women's Hockey History

The Valerengens Idrettsforening (VIF) team from Norway played in the Senior D division of the 1987 Brampton Canadettes' Dominion Ladies Hockey Tournament which is the world's largest annual women's tournament. They defeated Penetang-Midland, Ontario by a score of 7-5, but lost a close game to Philadelphia, USA 4-3.

VIH was a women's hockey / rinkbandy team from Oslo, Norway with all the team members being former ice hockey players. At that time, the senior women's ice hockey league no longer existed. Girls over the age of 18 played "rinkbandy" which, in short, is field hockey played on a hockey rink while on skates.

Norway finished fourth in the 1989 European Championship, losing a very close game to West Germany. This was the first-ever Women's European Championship. Norway has competed in all World Championships to date.

Women's Hockey within Norway

League Results by Year

Much thanks to Ragnar Rørdam (Ragnar.Rordam@sds.no) for providing the following information about women's hockey within Norway:

1995-96 Norwegian Hockey

Much thanks to Hege Haugen (Hege.Haugen@stud.oks.hioslo.no), who plays defense on the Norwegian national team, for providing the information that follows:

In Norway there are two divisions in the eastern region.
Here is the final result of the 1st division:

                                   Points (18 games played)
        1. VIF Hockey                36
        2. Stjernen                  21
        3. Storhamar/lillehammer     19
        4. Furuset                   18
        6. Frisk.Asker               14
        7. Oppsal                    10
        8. Comet                      8

The results of the 2nd division:

                                   Points (15 games played)
        1. Ski                       28
        2. Skjetten                  22
        3. Sparta Sarpsborg          18
        4. Kongsberg                 14
        5. Forward                    8
        6. Vestre-Strom               0

Then the two best teams in the east region meet one team from Stavanger and one team from Trondheim, to play the unofficial Norwegian Championship. (There is just one women's team in Stavanger and one in Trondheim.)

The final standings in the unofficial Norwegian Championship:

  1. VIF Hockey
  2. Flatas, Trondheim
  3. Stavanger
  4. Stjernen

I don't remember the points here, but I belive that VIF Hockey won all of their games here also.

Just one more thing, is that in the 6 or 7 years that the unofficial Norwegian Championship have taken place, Valerenga (or VIF Hockey if you wish) has won the championship every year.

Other Norwegian Hockey Links:

National Federation

This page is maintained by © 1998 Andria Hunter (andria@whockey.com).

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