Norway men's national junior ice hockey team

The Norway 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 Championships. The team also occasionally participates in international friendly tournaments under the names Norway B or Norway U25.

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AssociationNorwegian Ice Hockey Federation
General ManagerJan Brandvold
Head coachAnders Gjøse
Most pointsTrond Magnussen (43)
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IIHF codeNOR
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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
Appearances42 (first in 1979)
Best result6th (1990)
International record (W–L–T)
90–90–12

In 1979, Norway made their first appearance at the Pool A level in Karlstad, Sweden. Norway made 2 goals. Norway did not return to Pool A until 1983, staying until 1991. Norway would have to wait 15 years to make it to 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. A brawl nearly started toward the end of the game with Canada.

2017 WJC rosterEdit

Roster for the 2017 World Junior Championships:

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

World Junior Championship recordEdit

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).
2017 5 1 4 0 10 17 3 16th place (6th in Division I, Group A).
2018 5 5# 0 0 18 5 13 17th place (1st in Division I, Group B).
2019 5 3† 2 0 15 13 8 13th place (3rd in Division I, Group A).
2020 5 3# 2 0 12 11 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)
# Includes two wins in extra time