North Dakota's Hoff Named to Norwegian Olympic Team
CHN Staff Report
North Dakota sophomore forward Ludvig Hoff has been named to Team Norway for the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The Oslo, Norway, native becomes the fifth active NCAA player to make an Olympic roster, joining the four Americans — Jordan Greenway, Troy Terry, Will Borgen and Ryan Donato.
“I’m very honored. A childhood dream come true," Hoff said. "I haven’t really processed it yet.”
There are numerous other former NCAA players on various rosters, most of which are currently playing in Europe. One of them is former North Dakota defenseman Chay Genoway, who is on Team Canada.
The 12-team Olympic men's hockey tournament will be held from Feb. 14-25.
Hoff came to the United States in 2015 to play for Lincoln in the USHL. He was eventually recruited by UND.
“They brought me to Grand Forks and I absolutely fell in love with it,” Hoff told the North Dakota alumni magazine. “Everything was great. Getting to see the Ralph in person and meeting with the coaching staff made coming here an easy choice.”
Hoff had four goals and 16 points as a freshman last season. This year, in 19 games, he is 2-2—4.
He played for Norway's World Junior tournament team in 2014.