Latvia men's national ice hockey team

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Latvia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Latvian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Canada Ted Nolan
Assistants Tom Coolen
Artūrs Irbe
Kārlis Zirnis
Captain Sandis Ozoliņš
Most games Rodrigo Laviņš (219)[1]
Most points Leonīds Tambijevs (154)[1]
IIHF code LAT
IIHF ranking 10 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 9 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2010)
Team colours               
Latvia national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international

 Latvia 3–0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 27 February 1932)

[2]
Biggest win
 Latvia 32–0 Israel 
(Bled, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Canada 14–0 Latvia 
(Davos, Switzerland; 20 January 1935)[2]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 25 (first in 1933)
Best result 7th (1997, 2004, 2009)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances 1
Best result 8th (1932)
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
186–149–35

The Latvian men's national ice hockey team represents Latvia in international ice hockey. The team is currently ranked 10th in the world by IIHF as of 2014. The team is controlled by the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation. Its current head coach is Ted Nolan. Their best finishes ever at the World Championships were in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2009 where they made it as far as the quarterfinals. In 2013 World Championship team finished 11th. Latvia reached quarterfinals at the 2014 Winter Olympics losing 1:2 to Team Canada. Latvia has 4,271 players (0.21% of its population).

Overview[edit]

Rank Olympics World Championships European Championships
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th 1997, 2004, 2009
8th 2014 2000 1932
9th 2002 1998, 2003, 2005
10th 1933, 1938, 1939, 2006, 2012
11th 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013
12th 2006, 2010
13th 1936 1935, 1996 (1.B)↑, 2001, 2007, 2011
14th 1994 (2.B), 1995 (2.B)
15th
16th
↑: promoted, ↓: relegated, (3.B): (rank.pool)

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1920–1932 – Did not participate
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 13th place
  • 1948–1992 – Did not participate
  • 1994, 1998 – Did not qualify
  • 2002 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 8th place

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1910–1929 – Did not participate
  • 1932 – Finished in 8th place

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1930–1931 Did not participate
  • 1933 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1934 – Did not participate
  • 1935 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1937 – Did not participate
  • 1938 – Finished tied in 10th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1941–1992 – Did not participate (Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic was occupied by the Soviet Union)
  • 1993 – Finished in the 21st place (Won "Pool C")
  • 1994 – Finished in the 14th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1995 – Finished in the 14th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1996 – Finished in the 13th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1997 – Finished in the 7th place
  • 1998 – Finished in the 9th place
  • 1999 – Finished in the 11th place
  • 2000 – Finished in the 8th place
  • 2001 – Finished in the 13th place
  • 2002 – Finished in the 11th place
  • 2003 – Finished in the 9th place
  • 2004 – Finished in the 7th place
  • 2005 – Finished in the 9th place
  • 2006 – Finished in the 10th place
  • 2007 – Finished in the 13th place
  • 2008 – Finished in the 11th place
  • 2009 – Finished in the 7th place
  • 2010 – Finished in the 11th place
  • 2011 – Finished in the 13th place
  • 2012 – Finished in the 10th place
  • 2013 – Finished in the 11th place

2014 Olympics roster[edit]

The following is the Latvian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[3][4] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Muštukovs, ErvīnsErvīns Muštukovs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 7 April 1984 Rīga Denmark EfB Ishockey (DEN)
3 F Juris Štāls 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 8 April 1982 Rīga Slovakia HK Poprad (SVK)
5 F Sprukts, JānisJānis Sprukts 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 31 January 1982 Rīga Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
6 D Arvīds Reķis 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 1 January 1979 Jūrmala Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
8 D Ozoliņš, SandisSandis OzoliņšC 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 3 August 1972 Sigulda Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
9 D Krišjānis Rēdlihs 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 15 January 1981 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
10 F Lauris DārziņšA 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 28 January 1985 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
11 D Sotnieks, KristapsKristaps Sotnieks 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 29 January 1987 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
12 F Vasiļjevs, HerbertsHerberts Vasiļjevs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 23 May 1976 Rīga Germany Krefeld Pinguine (DEL)
15 F Karsums, MārtiņšMārtiņš Karsums 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 26 February 1986 Rīga Russia Dynamo Moscow (KHL)
16 F Daugaviņš, KasparsKaspars Daugaviņš 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 18 May 1988 Rīga Switzerland HC Geneve-Servette (NLA)
21 F Bērziņš, ArmandsArmands Bērziņš 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 27 December 1983 Rīga Kazakhstan Beibarys Atyrau (KAZ)
24 F Miķelis Rēdlihs 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 1 July 1984 Rīga Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
28 F Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 5 January 1994 Rīga United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
29 D Freibergs, RalfsRalfs Freibergs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 17 May 1991 Rīga United States Bowling Green State University (NCAA)
31 G Masaļskis, EdgarsEdgars Masaļskis 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 31 March 1980 Rīga Slovakia HK Poprad (SVK)
32 D Kulda, ArtūrsArtūrs Kulda 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 25 July 1988 Leipzig, Germany Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
37 D Bārtulis, OskarsOskars BārtulisA 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 21 January 1987 Ogre Ukraine Donbass Donetsk (KHL)
47 F Cipulis, MārtiņšMārtiņš Cipulis 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 29 November 1980 Cēsis Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
50 G Gudļevskis, KristersKristers Gudļevskis 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 31 July 1992 Aizkraukle United States Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
51 F Jass, KobaKoba Jass 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 4 May 1990 Rīga Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec (CZE)
70 F Indrašis, MiksMiks Indrašis 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 30 September 1990 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
79 F Pavlovs, VitālijsVitālijs Pavlovs 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 17 June 1989 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
81 D Pujacs, GeorgijsGeorgijs Pujacs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 11 June 1981 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
91 F Ronalds Ķēniņš 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 28 February 1991 Rīga Switzerland ZSC Lions (NLA)

Coaching history[edit]

Former notable players[edit]

IIHF Hall-of-Famers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Includes Professional ice hockey world championships and the 1998 and 2002 Olympics only.
  2. ^ a b c Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.
  3. ^ Nick Zaccardi (7 January 2014). "Latvia Olympic hockey roster includes Sandis Ozolinsh, 41". NBC Olympictalk. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Team Roster Latvia

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