Israel men's national junior ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Israel
Team colors               
First international
 Estonia 12 - 3 Israel 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 1996-1997)
Biggest win
 Israel 7 - 3 Bulgaria 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 1996-1997)
Biggest defeat
 Estonia 12 - 3 Israel 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 1996-1997)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 1997)
Best result 31st (1997)
International record (W–L–T)

The Israel men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Israel. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Israel, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.


Israel played its first game during the 1997 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[1] They were placed in Pool D with the games being held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Israel's first game was against Estonia which they lost 12–3.[2] The game is also recorded as Israel's largest ever loss.[1] Within Pool D Israel was drawn into a preliminary group against Estonia, South Africa, and Yugoslavia.[2] They finished the preliminary round in third place after managing to win their game against South Africa. Based on the positions in the preliminary round the teams were then drawn into placement games against the other preliminary group.[2] Israel was drawn into the placement game for fifth place against the hosts Bulgaria.[2] They won the game 7–3, which is also their largest ever win in international participation.[1]

International competitions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Israel U20 All Time Results". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. p. 283. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 

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