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)

2014 World Championship team[edit]

  • Head coach: Bernd Haake[1]
Pos. No. Player Birthdate Team
GK 29 Mantas Armalis (1992-09-06) September 6, 1992 (age 22) Sweden Mora
GK 30 Nerijus Dauksevičius (1982-06-25) June 25, 1982 (age 32) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
D 2 Roman Aliapkin (1993-11-01) November 1, 1993 (age 21) Russia HC Yugra
D 3 Mindaugas Kieras (1980-06-07) June 7, 1980 (age 34) United Kingdom Slough Jets
D 4 Nerijus Ališauskas (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 23) Germany EV Füssen
D 5 Justinas Vėželis (1988-09-26) September 26, 1988 (age 26) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
D 6 Arturas Katulis (1981-08-05) August 5, 1981 (age 33) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
D 7 Tomas Vyšniauskas (1978-03-03) March 3, 1978 (age 36) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
D 13 Andrius Kaminskas (1980-07-27) July 27, 1980 (age 34) United Kingdom Slough Jets
D 25 Rolandas Aliukonis (1981-05-25) May 25, 1981 (age 33) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
F 8 Dainius Zubrus (1978-06-16) June 16, 1978 (age 36) United States New Jersey Devils
F 9 Aimas Fiščevas (1994-02-09) February 9, 1994 (age 20) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
F 10 Aivaras Bendžius (1993-01-26) January 26, 1993 (age 21) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
F 11 Darius Pliskauskas (1980-09-29) September 29, 1980 (age 34) Belgium Phantoms Deurne
F 12 Pijus Rulevičius (1992-08-10) August 10, 1992 (age 22) United States St. Norbert Green Knights
F 14 Edgar Rybakov (1991-01-05) January 5, 1991 (age 23) Belarus HK Lida
F 15 Arnoldas Bosas (1990-08-28) August 28, 1990 (age 24) Kazakhstan Gornyak Rudny
F 16 Paulius Gintautas (1995-05-10) May 10, 1995 (age 19) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
F 17 Daniel Bogdziul (1994-02-24) February 24, 1994 (age 20) Ukraine Molodaya Gvardia
F 19 Donatas Kumeliauskas (1987-07-13) July 13, 1987 (age 27) Kazakhstan Arystan Temirtau
F 22 Dovydas Kulevičius (1982-09-04) September 4, 1982 (age 32) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
F 23 Šarūnas Kuliešius (1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 37) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] IIHF World Championship DIV I Group B, MEN - Lithuania Team Roster. Retrieved May 5, 2014.

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