Great Britain men's national ice hockey team

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Great Britain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Team GB
Association Ice Hockey UK
General Manager Andy Buxton
Head coach Doug Christiansen
Assistants Corey Neilson
Captain Jonathan Phillips
Most games David Longstaff (100)
Most points Tony Hand (100)
IIHF code GBR
IIHF ranking 22 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 20 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 31 (2006)
Team colors               
First international
 Great Britain 3–0 Switzerland  
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
 Great Britain 26–0 New Zealand 
(Geel or Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium; 16 March 1989)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 21–1 Great Britain 
(Barcelona, Spain; 25 March 1979)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 43 (first in 1930)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg Silver: 2 – 1937, 1938
European Championships
Appearances 3
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1 – 1910
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1924)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 1 – 1936
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1 – 1924
International record (W–L–T)
170–200–36
Great Britain men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team
Bronze 1924 Chamonix Team
World Championship
Silver 1937 Great Britain Team
Silver 1938 Czechoslovakia Team
Bronze 1935 Switzerland Team

The British men's national ice hockey team (also known as Team GB) is the name of the national ice hockey Team for the United Kingdom. A founding member of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, the team is controlled by Ice Hockey UK.

The team was a force on the international scene in the early 20th century, winning the first ever IIHF European Championship in 1910, finishing as bronze medalists at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, and becoming Olympic champions in 1936 in Germany.[1] The gold-medal winning Olympic team was composed primarily of dual-national British-Canadians, many of whom having learned and played the game in Canada.

However since then the national team has made little impact on the sport. Their last appearance in the top-level World Championship came in 1994. Great Britain last qualified for the Olympics in 1948.

The current head coach of the team is Doug Christiansen, who was head coach for the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League.

World Championship 2014 Division I Group B[edit]

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Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of Birth Club
30 Ben Bowns L 183 cm 81 kg 21 Jan. 1991 United Kingdom Hull Stingrays
1 Stephen Murphy L 178 cm 79 kg 11 Dec. 1981 United Kingdom Belfast Giants
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
28 Ben O´Connor R 185 cm 85 kg 21 Dec. 1988 Kazakhstan Arlan Kokshetau
4 Stephen Lee R 183 cm 90 kg 1 Oct. 1990 United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
14 Jonathan Weaver L 190 cm 83 kg 20 Jan. 1977 United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
13 David Phillips R 179 cm 89 kg 14 Aug. 1987 United Kingdom Belfast Giants
23 Daniel Meyers R 188 cm 93 kg 2 Mar. 1983 United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
2 Paul Swindlehurst L 193 cm 90 kg 25 May. 1993 United Kingdom Dundee Stars
17 Mark Richardson R 183 cm 88 kg 3 Oct. 1986 United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
27 Jason Hewitt L 175 cm 75 kg 28 Aug. 1983 United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
5 David Clarke R 185 cm 86 kg 5 Aug. 1981 United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
26 Mathew Davies L 168 cm 75 kg 15 Feb. 1990 United Kingdom Hull Stingrays
6 Benjamin Davies R 178 cm 80 kg 18 Jan. 1991 United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
8 Matthew Myers R 189 cm 93 kg 6 Nov. 1984 United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
10 Robert Farmer L 191 cm 94 kg May. 21, 1991 United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
12 Robert Dowd R 178 cm 82 kg 26 May 1988 United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
7 Robert Lachowicz L 178 cm 76 kg 8 Feb. 1990 United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
19 Colin Shields R 181 cm 82 kg 27 Jan. 1980 United Kingdom Belfast Giants
20 Jonathan Phillips R 175 cm 82 kg 14 Jul. 1982 United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
21 Ashley Tait R 183 cm 86 kg 9 Aug. 1975 United Kingdom Coventry Blaze
23 Phil Hill L 191 cm 91 kg 23 May 1982 United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
11 Mark Garside L 175 cm 84 kg 21 Mar. 1989 United Kingdom Belfast Giants

Olympic record[edit]

The 1936 Winter Olympics gold medalists
Year Result
1924  Bronze
1928 4th place
1932 did not participate
1936  Gold
1948 5th place
1952–2014 did not qualify
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 1 0 1 2

World Championships record[edit]

  • 1930 – Tied in 10th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1933 – Did not participate
  • 1934 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1935 – Won bronze medal
  • 1936 – Olympic Gold counted as world championships
  • 1937 – Won silver medal
  • 1938 – Won silver medal
  • 1939 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1947 – Did not participate
  • 1949 – Did not participate
  • 1950 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1952 – Finished in 10th place (1st in the "B" pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 5th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 1955–1959 – Did not participate
  • 1961 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 1962 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1963 – Finished in 15th place (7th in the "B" pool)
  • 1964 – Did not participate
  • 1965 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 16th place (8th in the "B" pool)
  • 1967–1970 – Did not participate
  • 1971 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" pool)
  • 1972 – Did not participate
  • 1973 – Finished in 22nd place (8th in the "C" pool)
  • 1974 – Did not participate
  • 1975 – Did not participate
  • 1976 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 24th place (7th in the "C" pool)
  • 1978 – Did not participate
  • 1979 – Finished in 23rd place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 24th place (8th in the "C" pool)
  • 1982–1987 – Did not participate
  • 1989 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in the "D" pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 26th place (1st in the "D" pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 21st place (1st in the "C" pool)
  • 1993 – Finished in 13th place (1st in the "B" pool)
  • 1994 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 19th place (7th in the "B" pool)
  • 1996 – Finished in 16th place (4th in the "B" pool)
  • 1997 – Finished in 18th place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1998 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1999 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 2000 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "B" pool)
  • 2001 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2005 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2006 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2013 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 – Finished in 26th place (4th in Division I, Group B)

European Championships record[edit]

  • 1910 – Won gold medal
  • 1911–1925 – did not participate
  • 1926 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1927 – Did not participate
  • 1929 – Did not participate
  • 1932 – Finished in 7th place

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