Croatia men's national ice hockey team

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Croatia
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Croatia is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Croatian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Don MacLean
Assistants Mike Glumac
Ivo Ratej
Captain Dario Kostović
Most games Veljko Žibret (70)[1]
Top scorer Marko Lovrenčić (31)[2]
Most points Marko Lovrenčić (62)[3]
Home stadium Dom Športova, Zagreb
IIHF code CRO
IIHF ranking 28 Increase2
Highest IIHF ranking 26 (first in 2008)
Lowest IIHF ranking 31 (first in 2003)
Croatia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Slovakia 6–1 Croatia 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 9 February 1941)[4]
Biggest win
 Croatia 34–1 Turkey 
(Zagreb, Croatia; 20 November 1993)
Biggest defeat
 Slovenia 15–1 Croatia 
(Zagreb, Croatia; 7 November 1992)
 Slovenia 15 – 1 Croatia 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 April 2001)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 20 (first in 1994)
Best result 24th (2001)
International record (W–L–T)
65–116–9
The Croatian under-20 team, who won the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships - Division II Group B

The Croatian men's national ice hockey team represents Croatia in IIHF ice hockey competitions. It is organized by the Croatian Ice Hockey Federation. In 2012, the team was ranked 31st in the world by the IIHF.[5] At the 2014 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships Croatia currently competes in 2014 Division I B.

World Championship Division I Group B Roster[edit]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Andrej Vasiljević L 184 cm 82 kg 23 Sep. 1993 Finland HPK
1 Tihomir Filipec L 181 cm 81 kg 4 Sep. 1989 Croatia KHL Zagreb
20 Mate Krešimir Tomljenović R 181 cm 75 kg 3 Aug. 1993 Slovakia HKm Zvolen
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
2 Igor Jacmenjak L 185 cm 104 kg 31 Aug. 1979 Croatia KHL Zagreb
14 Alan Letang L 185 cm 85 kg 4 Sep. 1975 Croatia KHL Medveščak
14 Saša Martinović D 186 cm 95 kg 27 Sep. 1984 Croatia KHL Medveščak
14 Luka Markovic L 180 cm 81 kg 27 Apr. 1993 Germany EC Peiting
22 Kenny MacAulay L 179 cm 88 kg 29 Apr. 1984 Croatia KHL Medveščak
16 Andy Sertich L 183 cm 83 kg 6 May 1983 Hungary Alba Volán Székesfehérvár
4 Nikola Senzel L 177 cm 77 kg 7 Sep. 1992 Croatia KHL Medveščak U20
7 Ivan Šijan R 188 cm 85 kg 2 Jun. 1990 Croatia KHL Medveščak
3 Marko Tadić L 180 cm 86 kg 3 Mar. 1986 Croatia KHL Mladost
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
6 Mislav Blagus L 181 cm 75 kg 10 Jun. 1991 Croatia KHL Zagreb
15 Ivan Brencun L 179 cm 70 kg 30 Aug. 1991 Croatia KHL Medveščak U20
8 John Hecimovic R 187 cm 97 kg 31 Mar. 1984 Austria Dornbirner EC
8 Ivan Janković L 186 cm 80 kg 25 Jan. 1995 Croatia KHL Zagreb
10 Dominik Kanaet L 180 cm 83 kg 6 May 1991 Denmark Herlev Eagles
8 Dario Kostović L 191 cm 93 kg 8 Ag. 1980 Croatia KHL Medveščak
11 Igor Lazić L 195 cm 104 kg 14 Feb. 1992 Croatia KHL Medveščak U20
21 Luka Mikulic L 175 cm 88 kg 13 Nov. 1993 Croatia KHL Medveščak U20
24 Tadija Mirić L 185 cm 90 kg 21 Aug. 1984 Croatia KHL Mladost
15 Mario Novak L 165 cm 67 kg 5 May 1983 Croatia KHL Mladost
13 Michael Novak L 190 cm 88 kg 25 Jul. 1988 Austria VEU Feldkirch
23 Borna Rendulic R 192 cm 88 kg 25 Mar. 1992 United States Colorado Avalanche
17 Marko Šakic L 181 cm 79 kg 13 Apr. 1994 Croatia KHL Medveščak
18 Luka Vukoja R 178 cm 80 kg 14 Feb. 1995 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

World Championship record[edit]

Year Division Position GP W D L
Tier Div. Ov Div.
Slovenia 1993 3 Group C NR - 2 0 0 2
Spain 1994 4 Group C2 31 4 7 4 0 3
South Africa 1995 4 Group C2 30 1 7 6 1 0
Slovenia 1996 3 Group C 28 8 7 0 0 7
Andorra 1997 4 Group D 29 1 6 4 1 1
Hungary 1998 3 Group C 29 5 6 1 3 2
Netherlands 1999 3 Group C 29 5 5 2 1 2
China 2000 3 Group C 27 3 4 1 1 2
Slovenia 2001 2 Div I 24 4 5 1 3 1
Netherlands 2002 2 Div I 26 5 5 1 0 4
Croatia 2003 2 Div I 27 6 5 1 4 0
Spain 2004 3 Div II 32 2 5 4 1 0
Croatia 2005 3 Div II 29 1 5 5 0 0
Estonia 2006 2 Div I 27 6 5 0 0 5
Croatia 2007 3 Div II 29 1 5 5 0 0
Japan 2008 2 Div I 25 5 5 1 0 4
Lithuania 2009 2 Div I 26 5 5 1 0 4
Slovenia 2010 2 Div I 28 6 5 0 0 5
Croatia 2011 3 Div II 31 2 5 4 0 1
Iceland 2012 3 Div II A 31 3 5 3 0 2
Croatia 2013 3 Div II A 29 1 5 5 0 0
Lithuania 2014 2 Div I B 24 2 5 4 0 1

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of April 20, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Franchise All-Time GP". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Franchise All-Time Goals". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Franchise All-Time Points". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "PREHĽAD ZÁPASOV A-tímu SR od roku 1940". Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "2012 Men's World Ranking". iihf.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 

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