Armenia national ice hockey team

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Armenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Armenia
Head coach United States Douglas Decesare
Assistants Karo Blikian
Aram Abrahamian
Aram Vartanian
Captain Raffi Kajberouni
Most games Artak Martirosyan (12)
Most points Gevork Kandakharyan (14)
IIHF code ARM
IIHF ranking unranked
Highest IIHF ranking 45 (2004–2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 49 (2010)
Armenia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian SSR 1 - 0 Armenian SSR Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
(Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union; March 1st, 1962)
Biggest win
 Armenia 22 - 1 Georgia 
(Yerevan, Armenia; April 12, 2010)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 48 - 0 Armenia 
(Mexico City, Mexico; March 11, 2005)[2]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 2004)
Best result 43rd (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
6-13-0

The Armenian national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Armenia. They hosted the Division III, Group B tournament of the 2010 World Championships.

After finishing last in the 2004 and 2005 Division III tournaments (which included a 48–0 loss to Mexico), they won their first two games ever in 2006 defeating Ireland and Luxembourg.

They are controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Armenia.

IIHF suspension[edit]

Armenia was suspended in April 2010 after their consistent use of ineligible players in past IIHF tournaments.

In 2007, Armenia was forced to withdraw from a Division III tournament in Dundalk, Ireland because Armenia refused to show their passports to IIHF officials; this incident resulted in a 2-year suspension for Armenia from any IIHF tournament. The use of ineligible players was also present on Armenia's U20 team.

In 2009, the IIHF allowed Armenia to compete again, under the conditions that Armenia was to release their final roster 6 months prior to any IIHF tournaments. Armenia hosted the 2010 IIHF Division III championship in Yerevan, Armenia. After large scale wins over South Africa and Mongolia, Armenia edged DPR Korea 7-6; Armenia later played DPR Korea in the gold medal game, but lost the final and their chance to move ahead to Div II for 2011 5-2. Days after the tournament, IIHF officials investigated and reported that Armenia once again used ineligible players; the team was suspended indefintely, and their statistics and final scores were expunged from the IIHF tournaments.

Team Roster[edit]

  1. 3 - Karpis Apelyan
  2. 9 - Stephan Arabiyan
  3. 22 - Arsen Arabiyan
  4. 9 - Hakob Avetisyan
  5. 13 - Manuk Balyan
  6. 12 - Albert Boiamyan
  7. 3 - Hakob Boiamyan
  8. 18 - Armen Bubushyan (Assistant Captain)
  9. 2 - Aram Deterdaryan
  10. 23 - Smbat Deterdaryan
  11. 4 - Grikor Demerchyan
  12. 23 - Joe Elmazyan
  13. 10 - Marten Galustyan
  14. 14 - Gevork Kandakharyan
  15. 21 - Petros Khachatryan
  16. 2 - John Ghazanchyan (Captain)
  17. 25 - Lavik Ghazaryan
  18. 10 - Artur Kechejyan
  19. 15 - Ervand Qeshishyan
  20. 7 - Harutyun Qeshishyan
  21. 20 - Harutyun Baluyan
  22. 11 - Robert Petrossian
  23. 6 - Vaheh Petrossian
  24. 26 - Albert Gevorgyan
  25. 16 - Suren Balinyan
  26. 5 - Grikor Sirmabekyan
  27. 14 - Davit Takvoryan
  28. 25 - Arten Kasumyan
  29. 24 - Petros Zhamkochyan (Assistant Captain)
  30. 19 - Andranik Aleksanyan
  31. 5 - Samvek Khachatryan
  32. 12 - Hayk Meliksetyan

World Championships record[edit]

World Championship 2010 (3rd division), April 14-18, Yerevan, Armenia

Friendly match: ArmeniaArmenia 22-1 Georgia Georgia (country)

Qualifying match, April 14: South Africa South Africa 2-9 Armenia Armenia

Qualifying match, April 15: D.P.R Korea North Korea 6-7 Armenia Armenia

Qualifying match, April 17: Armenia Armenia 15-0 Mongolia Mongolia

Gold Medal match, April 18: Armenia Armenia 2-5 D.P.R KoreaNorth Korea

Armenia were ejected from the competition for using ineligible players; their records were expunged.

Final ranking[edit]

1. DPR Korea North Korea 2. South Africa South Africa 3. Mongolia Mongolia

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