Italy women's national ice hockey team

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Nickname(s) Gli Azzurri (The Azzurri)
Association Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio
Head coach Marco Liberatore
Assistants Massimo Fedrizzi
Captain Linda de Rocco
Most games Sabina Florian (95)
Most points Sabina Florian (101)
IIHF code ITA
IIHF ranking 20 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 20 (2014)
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First international
 Czech Republic 6–0 Italy 
(Feltre, Italy; February 27, 1993)
Biggest win
 Italy 41–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; September 2, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 16–0 Italy 
(Turin, Italy; February 11, 2006)
IIHF World Women's Championships - Division IA
Appearances 1 (first in 2000)
Best result 8th (2000)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 2006)
International record (W–L–T)
57–75–1

The Italian women's national ice hockey team, aka Blue Ladies, represents Italy at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by the Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio (FISG). Italy has about 490 female players in 2011.[1]

Current roster 2011[edit]

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Goaltenders
Number Player Club
30 Franziska Meraner Italy EV Bozen 84
25 Giulia Mazzocchi Italy EV Bozen 84
20 Laura Trespioli Sweden VIK Västerås HK
1 Elisa Cerini Italy Real Torino HC
Defensemen
Number Player Club
26 Miriam Farinella Italy EV Bozen 84
19 Anne Palaoro Italy EV Bozen 84
16 Katharina Sparer Italy HC Appiano Lakers
15 Elisa Ballardini Italy Real Torino
9 Valentina Bettarini Austria EHV Sabres Vienna
7 Linda De Rocco, captain Italy Agordo Hockey
5 Elena Ballardini Italy Real Torino HC
2 Michela Angeloni Italy EV Bozen 84
Forwards
Number player Club
29 Eleonor Bonafini Italy EV Bozen 84
28 Alice Sacchi Italy EV Bozen 84
27 Sabrina Viel Italy Agordo Hockey
24 Valentina Galliana Italy Real Torino HC
23 Doris Prossliner Italy HC Appiano Lakers
22 Federica Zandegiacomo Mistrotofolo Italy Agordo Hockey
21 Eleonora Dalpra Germany SC Riessersee
18 Agnese Tartaglione Switzerland HC Lugano
14 Caroline Theiner Italy HC Appiano Lakers
13 Tanja Larger Italy HC Appiano Lakers
12 Beatrix Larger Italy EV Bozen 84
11 Sabina Florian Germany SC Riessersee
10 Anna de la Forest de Divonne Italy Real Torino HC
8 Samantha Gius Italy EV Bozen 84
6 Silvia Toffano Italy Agordo Hockey
4 Carola Saletta Italy Real Torino HC
3 Valentina Ricca Italy Real Torino HC

Coaching Staff 2011[edit]

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  • Head Coach: Marco Liberatore
  • Assistant Coach: Massimo Fedrizzi
  • Team Leader: Alois Zuggal
  • Equipment Manager: Francesco Covolo
  • Team Doctor: Dr Francesca Franchi
  • Physiotherapist Gregor Comploi

Former coaches[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1998 - Did not participate
  • 2002 - Did not qualify
  • 2006 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2010-2014 - Did not qualify

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1990-1997: Did not participate
  • 1999 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Pool B)
  • 2000 - Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 2001 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division II/A)
  • 2003 - Finished in 18th place (4th in Division II) [4]
  • 2004 - Finished in 17th place (2nd in Division II)
  • 2005 - Finished in 16th place (2nd in Division II)
  • 2007 - Finished in 17th place (2nd in Division II)
  • 2008 - Finished in 19th place (4th in Division II)
  • 2009 - Finished in 19th place (4th in Division II)
  • 2011 - Finished in 17th place (4th in Division II)
  • 2012 - Finished in 20th place (6th in Division IB)
  • 2013 - Finished in 22nd place (2nd in Division IIA)
  • 2014 - Finished in 21st place (1st in Division IIA)

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