|Norway - The Norwegian Bandy Federation|
|Written by Administrator|
Address - Hockey Section, Service Boks 1,Ulleval Stadion
City - 0840 Oslo
Tel - ++ 47 21 02 9574
Fax - ++ 47 21 02 9571Media Contact
Official Web Page - http://www.bandyforbundet.no/hockey/
HOCKEY IN NORWAY
A major group of immigrants from Pakistan came to Norway in 1974 and a few of them brought the hockey stick with them. A small group of immigrants from Pakistan along with a few Indians started to play hockey in 1975.In 1984 the Norwegian Sports authority asked the Norwegian Bandy Federation (NBF) to organize/administrate hockey, and from then on hockey was administrated by the NBF. NBF organize bandy, floorball and hockey in Norway. These three sports under the umbrella of NBF have approximately 23.000 members.
The Norwegian Hockey Association (NHA) is working under the guidelines from NBF. Today we have six hockey clubs in Norway, all of which are located in the area around Oslo. A few players from other hockey nations in the world have also helped to improve hockey in Norway. Hockey has about 800 members and most players are children of immigrants born in Norway playing hockey.
NHA organize Norwegian hockey league both indoor and outdoor. Teams from Norway are participating in different tournaments in Europe. Our main focus is getting more and more children to play hockey in Norway.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:00|