The remaining part of the current season has been cancelled for the Norwegian elite league teams. This means that Tunet IBK won the championship in both the Men’s and the Women’s league.
The decision on cancellation was made by the board of the Norwegian Floorball Association on Monday 19th of April.
— We do this with a heavy heart, but we must face the realities and do what is right in this demanding situation, says Paal Christian Saastad, the leader of the floorball section.
The association previously informed that the Norwegian government did not allow any floorball games and as a result the association decided to cancel the rest of the season in the beginning of March excluding the play-offs for men. The association planned Women’s league matches to be played after Easter. The Men’s play-offs were planned for March and the Women’s for April. Now these matches cannot be played and the remaining part of the season has been cancelled, also for the elite league teams.
An important point is that the authorities in Norway have now decided that top sports should be differentiated between professionals, those who have sports as their main source of income, and those who are not professionals, and on that basis open up for activity for the most professional sports before opening up to the top athletes.
— The decision to end the season has been made in dialogue with the elite clubs. We have experienced it as a good process and that there has been a good collaboration between the clubs and the association, says Saastad. He praises the clubs for their extraordinary efforts through an unpredictable season, and all the players for their patience:
— It is of course very unfortunate, and with a sense of frustration, to interrupt the season for these teams completely on the run-up side for the second season in a row, but we feel that we have made this decision together and with good documentation, and thus it is easier than last year at the same time to look ahead and plan for a new season, Saastad concludes.
Tunet IBK champion in both the Women’s and the Men’s league
Due to cancellation of the season, the Women’s league was not completed and the finals for both men and women were cancelled. Still, Tunet IBK was announced as the Women’s league champion, based on the average points per played match. SF Grei took the second place and Monolitten the third place. Tunet’s Line Trandum Terjesen gathered the most points during the season, 32 points in 11 matches. Kine Hedlund Eriksen from Grei was the top scorer with 18 goals in 13 matches.
Also in the Men’s league, Tunet was announced as the champion based on average points, for the first time since 2015/16. Greåker got the second place and Sveiva the third. Tunet’s Ole Mossin Olesen had the most points after the season, 56 in total. Gustav Franzon from Slevik scored the most goals, a total of 26. Three players shared the second spot with 24 goals: Jesper Engström (Sandnes), Sindre Bjerknes (Sveiva) and the previously mentioned Olesen.
Source and more information on Norwegian Floorball Association website.