(Oh, how we miss you, Tore Vikingstad.)
Norway doesn't expect to be any sort of threat in the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament, especially now that they don't have Tore Vikingstad to lead the way. Their opening game against Canada isn't the best way to get things started, so we'll just have to hope the likes of Mats Zuccarello and Patrick Thoresen turn the team into super underdogs.
While things on the ice may not go their way, the Norwegian team will have some of the coolest goalie masks in Sochi.
Here's Lars Haugen's, featuring the Northern Lights:
Lars Volden's features a mighty viking warrior, as you would expect:
Finally, Steffen Soberg's features a tribute to the Norwegian film "Troll Hunter":
Volden's might have our favorite mask in Sochi, only because it makes us think of Tore Vikingstad.
The designs were done by Dennis Haanshuus of D H Graphics.
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