week Three 1999, 1st division and Eurocup game
*= Including playoffs
*= Including playoffs & EuroCup.
8th, Eidsvoll (0-1) at OSI (1-0), Furuset kunstgress, Oslo, Time to be announced.
1999: The 1814s have improved from last year, with QB Dan Luedtke leading the charge on offense. The defense is once again powered by LB Roger Graber. Although losing to Roskilde in their first game of the 99 season, the 1814s are in good shape. OSI Vikings are fielding what most people claim is their strongest team ever. The combination of RBs Fredrik Nanhed and Nicolay Aslaksen is devastating. Defensively, the Vikes showed what they can do in the last two minutes versus Kronborg Knights.
The Coaches: Jan Johansson is in his first year as HC for the 1814s. He has done an impressive job, especially considering he's been alone doing it. He has previously coached with Uppsala Red Dogs and Vålerenga Trolls. 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 have never faced eachother before.
Next Week: Both teams travel to
Denmark to finish the EuroCup group play. Vikings face Roskilde Kings while 1814s take on
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 17.