week Thirteen 1999, National championship Game
*= Including playoffs.
*= Including playoffs & EuroCup.
28th, Eidsvoll 1814s (5-4) vs. OSI Vikings (9-1), Dælenenga Stadium, Oslo, 5 PM.
1999: It's been the year of the Vikings, no doubt about it. Under the tutelage of Coach Gauvreau, the Oslo team has prospered into the first ever Norwegian team ranked among the top 20 teams in Europe. The 1814's has had their best ever year so far as well; competing in the EuroCup and being a force in the Norwegian league. The only team they have not beaten in the domestic league - is the Vikings.
The Coaches: Jan "Janne" Johansson is in his first year as Head Coach of the 1814s. He has previously coached with Swedish side Uppsala Red Dogs (junior team for the Uppsala 86ers). Chris Gauvreau is a Canadian also in his first year. He has had coaching experiences in France (Lyon Falcons), Switzerland (Landquart Broncos) and Canada (University of Ottawa). The two coaches have faced eachother twice with these teams, with both games ending in Vikings victories.
Next Week: This years senior season
is over after this week's championship game.
About Eidsvoll: Small municipal outside Oslo. Dominated by agriculture, thus giving the 1814s the additional nickname "Farmers". Most known for the writing of the Norwegian laws which was the foundation for Norway as a state. When ? In 1814, of course.
About Oslo: Biggest city and capitol
of Norway. Hosts the Nobel Peace Prize each year. Thats about it, really.
TNFJ Tip: The Vikings by 14.