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Ludvig Hoff helps Norway get first Olympic hockey win since his father was on the team

UND sophomore forward Ludvig Hoff had something big to celebrate Tuesday morning.

Hoff helped Norway win its first Olympic men's hockey game since his father, Geir, was on the team at the 1994 Lillihammer Games.

Norway upset Slovenia 2-1 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

Norway now advances to play the tournament favorites, the Olympic Athletes from Russia, at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday.

The victory was Norway's first since beating Austria 3-1 in a consolation game in 1994.

Hoff was a healthy scratch for Norway's first two games of the tournament, but his role has increased throughout the event.

He played on Norway's fourth line in the final pool play game Saturday night. After registering four shots on goal in that game, he was bumped up to the third line against the Slovenians, who opened the tournament by beating the U.S.

The quarterfinal matchups are: Czech Republic vs. USA (9:10 p.m. Tuesday), Norway vs. Russia (1:40 a.m. Wednesday), Canada vs. Finland (6:10 a.m. Wednesday) and Sweden vs. Germany (6:10 a.m. Wednesday).

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 14th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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