Oslo club Vålerenga IF has been chosen to represent Norway in the new European Trophy ice hockey league, as one of altogether 18 clubs.
The European Trophy is a international competition organized and financed by the participating clubs. Two divisions have been formed taking into account the geographical aspect to optimize team travel.
European Trophy will be played during August 2010 with a final playoff in Salzburg, September 3-5.
The games will be played according to IIHF-rules; the top ranked teams will be rewarded prize money.