Croatia women's national ice hockey team
|Association||Croatian Ice Hockey Federation|
|Head coach||Marijo Budja|
|Most points||Diana Kruselj-Posavec (56)|
|IIHF ranking||25 1|
|Highest IIHF ranking||20 (first in 2010)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||31 (2007)|
| Hungary 3–2 Croatia
(Budapest, Hungary; February 24, 2007)
| Croatia 30–1 Bulgaria
(Liepāja, Latvia; September 3, 2008)
| Denmark 20–1 Croatia
(Barcelona, Spain; October 14, 2012)
|IIHF World Women's Championships|
|Appearances||5 (first in 2007)|
|Best result||24th (2008, 2011)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
The Croatian women's national ice hockey team represents Croatia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Croatian Ice Hockey Federation. As of 2011, Croatia has 39 female players. Croatia is ranked 20th in the IIHF World Ranking.
Seeing that in Croatia (by status since January 2008) there is only one women's ice hockey club Grič its players are also the only members of the national team. From season 2006/2007 Grič players have been participating in the Slovenian league, along with one Slovenian and one Austrian club.
For several years they have also been participating in an Elite Women's Hockey League with clubs established in the hockey-playing countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria and Slovenia).
World Championships record
In 2007 the Croatian team was the first time involved in the World Championship competition. In the Division IV the team achieved a big surprise by winning the first place in Division IV and was promoted in the Division III.
|2007||Finished 28th (1st in Division IV and promoted to Division III)|
|2008||Finished 24th (3rd in Division III)|
|2009||Division III Cancelled |
|2011||Finished 24th (5th in Division III)|
|2012||Finished 26th (6th in Division IIA and relegated to Division IIB)|
|2013||Finished 29th (3rd in Division IIB)|
The women's team of Croatia has never qualified for an Olympic tournament. In 2008 the team participated in the qualifying tournament for the Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver. They lost to Slovakia, Latvia and Italy and beat Bulgaria. They won 4th place. At the 2014 qualifying tournament they lost to Spain, Hungary and Denmark and failed to qualify for the next round.
All-time Record against other nations
As of September 14, 2011
Current roster 2011
|25||Lana Belic||Croatia KHL Grič|
|1||Petra Belobrk||Croatia KHL Grič|
|21||Katja Bednjanec||Croatia KHL Grič|
|8||Ela Filipec – A||Croatia HK Celeia|
|5||Diana Kruselj-Posavec – Captain||Croatia HK Celeia|
|14||Ivana Pintar||Croatia KHL Grič|
|6||Martina Smolec||Croatia HK Celeia|
|15||Tijana Delic||Croatia HK Celeia|
|22||Anja Kadijevic||Croatia KHL Grič|
|18||Ivana Kecerin||Croatia KHL Grič|
|9||Matea Klanac||Croatia KHL Grič|
|19||Nadja Matic||Germany SERC Lady Wings|
|13||Sonja Meke||Croatia KHL Grič|
|12||Iva Mondecar – A||Croatia KHL Grič|
|24||Danijela Prokopec||Croatia KHL Grič|
|23||Zelkja Prokopec||Croatia KHL Grič|
|10||Marija Radonic||Croatia KHL Grič|
|11||Ana Siranovic||Croatia KHL Grič|
- Head Coach: Dusko Janjatovic
- Assistant Coach: Marijo Budja
- Team Leader:: Robert Bednjanec
- Equipment Manager: Dubravko Stimac
- Team Staff Sanja Pecigos-Bednjanec
- "Croatia". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "EWHL TEAMS". Retrieved December 25, 2008.
- "Ako niste znali ženski hokej se igra i u Hrvatskoj". Retrieved December 25, 2008.
- 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
- "CRO-Croatia, Team roster as of February 1, 2011" (pdf). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved March 12, 2011.