Goyang 2013: Norway preview

What you need to know about Norway prior to the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool. 10 Apr 2013
Ice Sledge Hockey match - Norway vs Sweden

Norway won bronze at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

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Norway's ice sledge hockey team have won a medal in the last five straight Paralympic Winter Games.


Historically, Norway have one of the best ice sledge hockey programmes on paper, with numerous World Championship and Paralympic medals to their name.

But with several of their players now veterans on the ice, will they be able to keep up with the rising stars in the game and earn a qualification spot for Sochi 2014?

The Norwegians finished fifth at last year’s event and still have one of the best in the game with an aging Rolf Pedersen, and they will be looking to return to the Paralympics to win a medal on the grand stage for a sixth straight Games.

Key players

Rolf Pedersen (forward), Morten Vaernes (forward)

Head coach

Morten Haglund

World Championship A-Pool medals

Gold (2004); Silver (1996, 2000, 2008, 2009)

Paralympic medals

Gold (1998); Silver (1994, 2002, 2006); Bronze (2010)

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