France men's national ice hockey team

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France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace
General Manager Renaud Jacquin
Head coach Dave Henderson
Assistants Pierre Pousse
Captain Laurent Meunier
Most games Denis Perez (297)
Most points Philippe Bozon (170)
IIHF code FRA
IIHF ranking 12 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (first in 2006)
Team colors               
France national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 France 8–1 Bohemia 
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
 France 24–1 North Korea 
(Budapest, Hungary; 15 March 1983)
Biggest defeat
 United States 22–0 France 
(Chamonix, France; 30 January 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 56 (first in 1930)
Best result 6th (1930)
European Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 1923)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1924)
Olympics
Appearances 10 (first in 1920)
International record (W–L–T)
366–482–92

The French men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games. As of 2014, it is ranked 12th in the world in the IIHF World Rankings. The team is overseen by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace. Notable recent wins include upsets against Russia at the 2013 IIHF World Championship and Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

The French team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1920 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1924 – Finished tied for 5th place
  • 1928 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 9th place
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 14th place

World Championship[edit]

See: Ice Hockey World Championships and List of IIHF World Championship medalists
Note: Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.[1] World Championship tournaments were not held in the Olympic years of 1980, 1984, and 1988.[2]
  • 1930 – Finished tied for 6th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1950 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 9th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1952 – Finished in 15th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 8th place (5th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1961 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1962 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1963 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1965 – Finished in 17th place (9th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1970 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1973 – Finished in 20th place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1974 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 21st place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1978 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1982 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1983 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1985 – Finished in 17th place (1st in the "C" Pool)
  • 1986 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1987 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1989 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2008 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 12th place

European Championship[edit]

  • 1923 –  Silver
  • 1924 –  Gold
  • 1926 – 5th place
  • 1932 – 6th place

Team[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Dave Henderson

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
4 F Manavian, AntoninAntonin Manavian 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) (1987-04-26) April 26, 1987 (age 28) France Dragons de Rouen
7 F Treille, YorickYorick TreilleA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1980-07-15) July 15, 1980 (age 34) France Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble
9 F Fleury, DamienDamien Fleury 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1986-02-01) February 1, 1986 (age 29) Sweden Djurgårdens
10 F Meunier, LaurentLaurent MeunierC 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1979-01-16) January 16, 1979 (age 36) Germany Straubing Tigers
12 F Claireaux, ValentinValentin Claireaux 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1991-04-05) April 5, 1991 (age 24) Finland Lempäälän Kisa
14 F Da Costa, StéphaneStéphane Da Costa 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 25) Russia CSKA Moscow
18 D Auvitu, YohannYohann Auvitu 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1989-07-27) July 27, 1989 (age 25) Finland HIFK
21 F Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 25) United States Dallas Stars
24 F Desrosiers, JulienJulien Desrosiers 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1980-10-14) October 14, 1980 (age 34) France Dragons de Rouen
26 D Dieude-Fauvel, BenjaminBenjamin Dieude-Fauvel 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) (1986-08-26) August 26, 1986 (age 28) United States Iowa Wild
27 F Lampérier, LoïcLoïc Lampérier 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1989-08-07) August 7, 1989 (age 25) France Dragons de Rouen
28 F Raux, DamienDamien Raux 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1984-11-03) November 3, 1984 (age 30) France Diables Rouges de Briançon
33 G Quemener, RonanRonan Quemener 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1988-02-13) February 13, 1988 (age 27) Finland Mikkelin Jukurit
39 G Huet, CristobalCristobal Huet 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1975-09-03) September 3, 1975 (age 39) Switzerland Lausanne
47 D Trabichet, TeddyTeddy Trabichet 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1987-03-10) March 10, 1987 (age 28) France Rapaces de Gap
49 G Hardy, FlorianFlorian Hardy 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 30) Germany München
55 D Janil, JonathanJonathan Janil 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987 (age 27) France Dragons de Rouen
62 D Chakiachvili, FlorianFlorian Chakiachvili 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1992-03-18) March 18, 1992 (age 23) France Diables Rouges de Briançon
71 F Guttig, AnthonyAnthony Guttig 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1988-10-30) October 30, 1988 (age 26) Finland Mikkelin Jukurit
74 D Besch, NicolasNicolas Besch 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1984-10-25) October 25, 1984 (age 30) Poland GKS Tychy
77 F Treille, SachaSacha Treille 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1987-11-06) November 6, 1987 (age 27) Germany Straubing Tigers
80 F Da Costa, TeddyTeddy Da Costa 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) (1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 29) Finland Lahti Pelicans
81 F Rech, AnthonyAnthony Rech 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1992-07-09) July 9, 1992 (age 22) France Ducs de Dijon
82 F Bertrand, CharlesCharles Bertrand 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1991-02-05) February 5, 1991 (age 24) Finland Vaasan Sport
84 D Hecquefeuille, KévinKévin HecquefeuilleA 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 30) Switzerland SCL Tigers

References[edit]

  1. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  2. ^ "All Medalists: Men: IIHF World Championships". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ 2015 Roster

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