Fischer battles for Norway at World Championship

Fischer battles for Norway at World Championship

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VANCOUVER – UBC Thunderbirds women's hockey forward Mathea Fischer is once again donning a Norwegian jersey as she competes for her home country at the IIHF Division I Group A World Championship in Vaujany, France.

Fischer is no stranger to competing for her native Norway as this marks her sixth World Championship tournament dating back to 2013. Born in Olso, Fischer also competed for Norway at the U-18 Division I World Championship among other international tournaments.

So far in Vaujany, Fischer and team Norway is 1-1 after a 5-4 loss to Hungary and a 2-1 win over France. Fischer was named Norway's Player of the Game against the Hungarians with an assist while winning 8 of 13 faceoffs.

Norway is next in action Wednesday against Denmark who is also 1-1 to start the tournament.

Through 27 career appearances for Norway at the Division I Group A level, Fischer has a total of four goals and 16 points. Last year, she put up five points in five games finishing in a tie for seventh in tournament scoring.

The Sauder School of Business student is set to enter her fourth year with the Thunderbirds in the fall after leading the team in scoring this past season with 17 points while also leading all UBC forwards with a +9 rating.

PHOTO: Rich Lam/UBC Thunderbirds