Israel national ice hockey team

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Association Ice Hockey Federation of Israel
General Manager Felix Kozak
Head coach Jean Perron
Assistants Dusan Kralik
Semion Yakoubovitch
Captain Avishai Geller
Most games Yevgeny Gusin (71)[1]
Top scorer Sergei Zak (47)
Most points Sergei Frenkel (88)[2]
IIHF code ISR
IIHF ranking 32 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 32 (April 2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 40 (2011–2012)
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First international
 Spain 23–4 Israel 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 22 March 1992)
Biggest win
 Israel 26–2 Greece 
(Cape Town, South Africa; 15 April 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Latvia 32–0 Israel 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 21 (first in 1992)
Best result 28th (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
48–58–10

The Israeli National Ice Hockey Team is the national ice hockey team of Israel. They are ranked 39th as of 2013 by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

The best achievement was promotion to the IIHF World Championship Division I in 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. Next year the team relegated again to Division II. In 2011 the team finished first in Division III Group B earning a promotion to Division II.

Roster[edit]

From the 2014 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships[3]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
20 Amromin, BorisBoris Amromin G 14 January 1975 Haifa Hawks
1 Sorotzky, AvihuAvihu Sorotzky G 22 July 1984 MAC Metulla
2 Oz, RanRan Oz D 7 May 1977 MAC Metulla
14 Avneri, TalTal Avneri F 20 May 1985 Rishon Devils
4 Golodnizky, DanielDaniel Golodnizky F 2 August1994 HC Maalot
3 Raiter, DenisDenis Raiter D 27 September 1994 HC Maalot
10 Frenkel, SergeiSergei Frenkel F 6 August 1984 Bat Yam Icebergs
13 Levy, ShlomoShlomo Levy D 16 March 1976 Bat Yam Icebergs
5 Kniter, EvgeniEvgeni Kniter F 28 July 1982 Maccabi Metula
18 Eizenman, OrenOren Eizenman F 27 March 1985 Nippon Paper Cranes
11 Birbraer, MaximMaxim Birbraer F 15 December 1980 Cardiff Devils
8 Levy, ItzhakItzhak Levy F 2 May 1982 Bat Yam Icebergs
15 Rosenthal, YuvalYuval Rosenthal F 12 August 1995 Banff Hockey Academy
17 Moscovich, RaananRaanan Moscovich D 17 October 1986 MAC Metulla
24 Eizenman, AlonAlon Eizenman F 9 February 1979 Bat Yam Icebergs
6 Erlich, DanielDaniel Erlich F 13 March 1991 University of Western Ontario
19 Geller, AvishaiAvishai Geller F 21 May 1979 Bat Yam Icebergs
21 Sherbatov, EliezerEliezer Sherbatov[4] F 9 October 1991 HK Astana
16 Ben Tov, ItayItay Ben Tov F 24 July 1994 Bat Yam Icebergs
23 Spivak, DanielDaniel Spivak D 9 August 1988 Gwinnett Gladiators
12 Lebedev, MarekMarek Lebedev F 2 October 1977 Hertzliya Ice Time
7 Margoulis, EvgeniEvgeni Margoulis D 7 February 1982 Kfar Saba
9 Mazour, DanielDaniel Mazour F 5 January 1992 HC Maalot

World Championships record[edit]

  • 1992 – 30th place (4th in Group C2)
  • 1993 – 31st place (6th in Group C1)
  • 1994 – 34th place (7th in Group C2)
  • 1995 – 35th place (6th in Group C2)
  • 1996 – 35th place (7th in Group D)
  • 1997 – 33rd place (5th in Group D)
  • 1998 – 35th place (3rd in Group D)
  • 1999 – 33rd place (2nd in Group D)
  • 2000 – 34th place (1st in Group D)
  • 2001 – 32nd place (2nd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2002 – 34th place (3rd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2003 – 37th place (5th in Division II, Group B)
  • 2004 – 38th place (5th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2005 – 30th place (1st in Division II, Group B)
  • 2006 – 28th place (6th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – 34th place (3rd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2008 – 36th place (4th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2009 – 38th place (5th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2010 – 39th place (6th in Division II, Group B)
  • 2011 – 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2012 – 39th place (5th in Division II, Group B)
  • 2013 – 35th place (1st in Division II, Group B)
  • 2014 – 34th place (6th in Division II, Group A)

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