|Association name||Norges Ishockeyforbund|
|Founded||18 September 1934|
|IIHF membership||January 20, 1935|
|IIHF men's ranking||12|
|IIHF women's ranking||14|
The logo of the NIHF has a polar bear in its centre spot. The national team is also nicknamed Isbjørnene ("The Polar Bears").
The first President of the NIHF was Rolf Gjertsen from the club Trygg. The first vice president was Ludvig Christiansen, also from Trygg. The ten teams that founded the NIHF were: Forward, Furuset, Gjøa, Hasle, Holmen, Strong, Trygg, NTHI, Trond and Trondheim.
Norway has yet to win a medal during its twelve appearances at the Olympic games. Their best result was in 1972 when they finished in 8th place.
In the 1980 Winter Olympics, the team competed in the top division for the first time since 1952. They lost their first four games of the tournament to Czechoslovakia (11-0), West Germany (10-4), USA (5-1) and Sweden (7-1), and then came from behind to tie Romania (3-3) for a point in the standings.
Today, Norway competes in the top tier for the World Championships.
- "Norway". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved March 10, 2008.
- The first elected board of NIHF
- The first Norwegian ice hockey clubs Archived February 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "The first Norwegian ice hockey game". Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
- Golden Puck winners Archived October 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Norwegian Champions Archived October 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "2.73 Tore Johannessen". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 22, 2019.