Hungary men's national ice hockey team

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Hungary
Nickname(s) Magyars (Hungarians)
Association Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Rich Chernomaz
Assistants Gergely Majoross
Diego Scandella
Captain Márton Vas
Most games Balázs Kangyal (237)
Top scorer Krisztián Palkovics (83)
Most points Balázs Ladányi (184)
IIHF code HUN
IIHF ranking 19 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 19 (first in 2012)
Lowest IIHF ranking 22 (2003)
Team colors               
First international
 Austria 6–0 Hungary 
(Vienna, Austria; January 24, 1927)
Biggest win
 Hungary 31–1 Belgium 
(Den Bosch, Netherlands; March 4, 1971)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 19–1 Hungary 
(Innsbruck, Austria; January 28, 1964)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 52 (first in 1930)
Best result 5th (1937)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1928)
International record (W–L–T)
308–357–56

The Hungarian men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games. They are currently ranked 19th in the world by the IIHF. It is controlled by the Magyar Jégkorong Szövetség. There are no Hungarian players currently playing in North America's National Hockey League; however, three have been drafted to the league: Tamás Gröschl by the Edmonton Oilers, Levente Szuper by the Calgary Flames and János Vas by the Dallas Stars.

The Hungarian team won its group in the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division I, and therefore qualified to play in the Elite Division of the 2009 IIHF World Championship. This is the first time since 1939 that Hungary has qualified to play in the highest division of international hockey. The advance was, however, marred by the sudden death of team captain Gábor Ocskay, and the team was eventually relegated to Division I again.

In 2015, Hungary finished second in its group in the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I, behind Kazakhstan to gain promotion to the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1928 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1936 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 16th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930 – Finished tied in 6th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1933 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1938 – Finished tied in 7th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 14th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1963 – Finished in 17th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1964 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1965 – Finished in 12th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1966 – Finished in 15th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1967 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1969 – Finished in 17th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1970 – Finished in 17th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1971 – Finished in 17th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1972 – Finished in 16th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1973 – Finished in 17th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1974 – Finished in 18th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1975 – Finished in 18th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1976 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1977 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1978 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1979 – Finished in 17th place (9th in Pool B)
  • 1981 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1982 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1983 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1985 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1986 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1987 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1989 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1990 – Finished in 23rd place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1991 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1992 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1993 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1994 – Finished in 26th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1995 – Finished in 26th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1996 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1997 – Finished in 26th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1998 – Finished in 25th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1999 – Finished in 24th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 25th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 2001 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2004 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2005 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2006 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2009 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2012 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2013 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2015 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following players represent Hungary at the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I.[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight DOB Team
1 Bence Bálizs L 193 cm 95 kg 30 May 1990 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
30 Miklós Rajna L 180 cm 85 kg 22 June 1991 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight DOB Team
3 Balázs Gőz L 181 cm 86 kg 3 August 1992 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
11 Tyler Metcalfe L 183 cm 88 kg 12 June 1984 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
17 Dániel Kiss R 180 cm 85 kg 2 August 1991 Hungary Ujpesti TE
7 Attila Orbán L 189 cm 94 kg 1 June 1990 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
26 Bence Szirányi L 182 cm 88 kg 17 February 1988 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
14 Tamás Pozsgai L 183 cm 80 kg 26 July 1988 Hungary DAB-Docler
10 Márton Vas L 189 cm 92 kg 2 March 1980 Germany Frankfurt Lions
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight DOB Team
2 Csaba Kovács L 178 cm 83 kg 18 March 1984 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
9 András Benk L 189 cm 93 kg 3 September 1987 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
6 Csanád Erdély L 181 cm 84 kg 5 April 1996 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
4 Balázs Sebők R 186 cm 84 kg 14 December 1994 Finland KalPa
13 Krisztián Nagy L 182 cm 75 kg 28 July 1994 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
8 Frank Banham R 183 cm 90 kg 14 April 1975 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
16 Dániel Kóger R 188 cm 88 kg 10 November 1989 United States Elmira Jackals
20 István Sofron L 186 cm 81 kg 24 February 1988 Germany Krefeld Pinguine
21 János Vas L 186 cm 92 kg 29 January 1984 Czech Republic HC Slavia Praha
22 János Hári L 175 cm 72 kg 3 May 1992 Sweden MODO Hockey
15 Andrew Sarauer L 193 cm 93 kg 17 November 1984 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
25 Bálint Magosi R 188 cm 92 kg 15 August 1989 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19
24 Péter Vincze R 180 cm 85 kg 16 February 1995 Hungary SAPA Fehervar AV19

Former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stay here, let this be our place". Jégkorong Blog. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 

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