Lithuania national ice hockey team

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Lithuania
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Lithuanian badge features Vytis ("the Chaser") who is also featured on the Coat of arms of Lithuania.
Association Lithuanian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Bernd Haake
Assistants Arunas Aleinikovas
Aigars Cipruss
George Kingston
Anton Waldmann
Captain Dainius Zubrus
Most games Egidijus Bauba (88)
Most points Egidijus Bauba (94)
IIHF code LTU
IIHF ranking 26 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 23 (first in 2008)
Lowest IIHF ranking 27 (first in 2003)
Team colors               
First international
 Latvia 3–0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; February 27, 1932)
Biggest win
 Lithuania 20–0 Luxembourg 
(Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; March 25, 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Latvia 27–0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; August 27, 1996)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 17 (first in 1938)
Best result 12th (1938)
International record (W–L–T)
52–76–9

The Lithuanian national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Lithuania, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Lithuania is currently in 23rd place in the IIHF World Rankings. They have never competed in an Olympic Games.

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1938 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1954-1991 - participated as part of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team
  • 1993 - Not ranked (3rd in "Pool C" Qualification Group 1)
  • 1994 - Not ranked (2nd in "Pool C2" Qualification Group 1)
  • 1995 - Finished in 31st place (2nd in "Pool C2")
  • 1996 - Finished in 29th place (1st in "Pool D")
  • 1997 - Finished in 28th place (8th in "Pool C")
  • 1998 - Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1999 - Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 2000 - Finished in 28th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 2001 - Finished in 28th place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2002 - Finished in 30th place (1st in Division II Group B)
  • 2003 - Finished in 28th place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2004 - Finished in 29th place (1st in Division II Group B)
  • 2005 - Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2006 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I Group B)
  • 2007 - Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2008 - Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I Group B)
  • 2009 - Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I Group A)
  • 2010 - Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group A)
  • 2011 - Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2012 - Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2013 - Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2014 - Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)

Team[edit]

2014 World Championship roster[edit]

The following is the Lithuanian roster for the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Skaters[edit]

Number Position Player Club League
2 D Roman Aliapkin Russia HC Yugra KHL
3 D Mindaugas Kieras – A United Kingdom Slough Jets EPIHL
4 D Nerijus Ališauskas Germany EV Füssen Oberliga
5 D Justinas Vėželis Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
6 D Katulis, ArturasArturas Katulis Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
7 D Tomas Vyšniauskas Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
8 F Zubrus, DainiusDainius ZubrusC United States New Jersey Devils NHL
9 F Aimas Fiščevas Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
10 F Bendžius, AivarasAivaras Bendžius Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
11 F Darius Pliskauskas Belgium Phantoms Deurne Belgium
12 F Rulevičius, PijusPijus Rulevičius United States St. Norbert Green Knights NCAA
13 D Andrius Kaminskas Belarus HK Lida Belarus
14 F Edgar Rybakov United Kingdom Slough Jets EPIHL
15 F Bosas, ArnoldasArnoldas Bosas Kazakhstan Gornyak Rudny Kazakhstan
16 F Paulius Gintautas Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
17 F Daniel Bogdziul Ukraine Molodaya Gvardia MHL
19 D Kumeliauskas, DonatasDonatas Kumeliauskas Kazakhstan Arystan Temirtau Kazakhstan
22 F Dovydas Kulevičius Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
23 F Šarūnas Kuliešius – A Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania
25 D Rolandas Aliukonis Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania

Goaltenders[edit]

Number Player Club League
29 Armalis, MantasMantas Armalis Sweden Mora HockeyAllsvenskan
30 Nerijus Dauksevičius Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai Lithuania

Notable players[edit]

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