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02-17-2010, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Chimp View Post
It's a bad spiral. The interest in hockey is low, so media doesn't write about it.
Hockey is the second biggest sport in Norway based on attendance, after football / soccer. Our biggest newspapers writes about norwegian hockey alot actually. And teams like Sparta, Vålerenga, Storhamar ++ draws a good attendance, in my opinion.

Like said earlier by others, the problem is that we have to few rinks, and hockey is just played in certain parts of Norway. Mostly in the east. From Hamar / Lillehammer to Sarpsborg / Fredrikstad and of course Oslo + Asker / Lørenskog. And there is a groving hockey culture in Stavanger, and Trondheim there has been culture for hockey.

In my town we have one rink, but i haven't played there yet. I usually play on the pond during the winter.

Norwegian hockey needs more money from the government to develop better hockey programs and build more rinks.

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