Bulgaria women's national ice hockey team

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Association Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Atanas Dimitrov
Assistants Stanislav Muhachov
Captain Tina Lisichkova
IIHF code BUL
IIHF ranking 34 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 23 (2011)
Lowest IIHF ranking 34 (first in 2008)
Team colors               
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First international
 Italy 41–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; September 2, 2008)
Biggest win
 Bulgaria 6–1 Ireland 
(Izmir, Turkey; December 8, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 82–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; September 6, 2008)
International record (W–L–T)
4–12–1

The Bulgarian women's ice hockey team represents Bulgaria at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation. As of 2011, Bulgaria has 27 female players.[1] The Bulgarian women's national team is ranked 24th in the world.

History[edit]

The Bulgarian women's hockey team has competed at very few high level international tournaments. It took its first attempt at the olympic gold in a qualification tournament. They played four games against Slovakia, Croatia, Italy, and Latvia. They lost all four games and were not able to qualify for the Olympics. The scores were 39-0 against Latvia, 30-1 against Croatia, 41-0 against Italy, and a record breaking 82-0 loss to Slovakia.[2] The only goal was scored by forward, Olga Gospodinova assisted by the defensemen Elina Milanova and Sofiya Iliycheva.[3]

World Championships record[edit]

In 2011 the Bulgarian Women team was the first time involved in the World Championship competition.

  • 2011 - Finished in 33rd place (3rd in Division V).

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of December 8, 2012

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 9 1
 Turkey 4 1 0 3 7 13
 Spain 1 0 0 1 0 7
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 19
 Croatia 1 0 0 1 1 30
 Latvia 1 0 0 1 0 39
 Italy 1 0 0 1 0 41
 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 82
 Slovenia 2 0 0 2 0 31

Current roster 2011[edit]

[4]

Goaltenders
Number Player Club
20 Vesela Krasteva Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
1 Kamelia Ivanova Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
Defensemen
Number Player Club
24 Alisa Peneva Bulgaria Ledeni Iskri
18 Stefani Stoyanova A Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
17 Spaska Kovacheva A Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
15 Anamaria Krasteva Bulgaria Iceberg Sofia
14 Maria Hristova Bulgaria RedstarSofia
13 Tina Lisichkova Captain Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
12 Sofia Iliycheva Netherlands SYHV The Slapping Studs Enschede
Forwards
Number player Club
25 Diana Kostova Bulgaria Ledeni Iskri
23 Abigeil Zasheva Bulgaria Iceberg Sofia
22 Mariana Stoimenova Bulgaria Ice Devils Sofia
19 Galina Beleva Bulgaria Iceberg Sofia
16 Regina Ovcharova Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
12 Sofia Iliycheva Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
11 Amaliya Koleva Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
10 Olga Gospodinova Bulgaria Ledeni Iskri
8 Milena Shevartova Bulgaria Ledeni Iskri
7 Mirela Zareva Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
4 Maria Novoseltseva Bulgaria Iceberg Sofia
3 Lidia Bobeva Bulgaria RedstarSofia

Coaching staff[edit]

[4]

  • Head Coach: Atanas Dimitrov
  • Assistant Coach:: Stanislav Muhachov
  • Team Leader: Iliana Popova
  • Team Physician: Dr. Stefka Evlogieva

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