Luxembourg national ice hockey team

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Luxembourg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Alain Schneider
Head coach Vladimir Kouznetsov
Assistants Evgueni Kouznetsov
Captain Ronny Scheier
Most games Ronny Scheier (59)
Benny Welter (59)
Most points Robert Beran (104)
IIHF code LUX
IIHF ranking 42 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 42 (2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 44 (2009)
Team colors               
First international
 South Africa 23–0 Luxembourg 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; March 21, 1992)
Biggest win
 Luxembourg 38–3 Armenia 
(Mexico City, Mexico; March 10, 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 31–0 Luxembourg 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; March 25, 1992)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 10 (first in 1992)
Best result 31st (1992)
International record (W–L–T)
25–37–2

The Luxembourg national ice hockey team represents the Luxembourg at ice hockey. Luxembourg is ranked 43rd by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

The team plays in the colours of the national flag: red, white, and light blue. The squad is coached by Marian Gallo of Slovakia and captained by Ronny Scheier. Several national team players play for teams in Canada, Finland, France, and Germany.

In the 2007 World Championships, Luxembourg finished third in Division III, narrowly missing out on promotion to Division II after being defeated 4–3 by hosts Ireland in overtime. Luxembourg has never competed in ice hockey at the Olympics. They placed third at the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division III in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Roster[edit]

From the 2013 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships[1]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
18 Bechtold, PhilippePhilippe Bechtold D March 18, 1995 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
6 Biver, GillesGilles Biver D September 30, 1992 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
4 Thiry, ChristopheChristophe Thiry D November 26, 1981 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
11 Beran, RobertRobert Beran F November 15, 1969 Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
2 Waltener, ClementClement Waltener D March 1, 1996 Luxembourg Hiversport Huskies
22 Davidson, FredericFrederic Davidson F November 5, 1985 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
8 Houdremont, BenBen Houdremont F January 13, 1983 Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
19 Holtzem, ThierryThierry Holtzem F December 29, 1983 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
25 Mangen, GillesGilles Mangen G July 16, 1989 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
17 Wambach, EricEric Wambach F January 7, 1985 Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
24 Minden, StevenSteven Minden F June 25, 1990 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
23 Backes, SachaSacha Backes F September 23, 1994 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
14 Scheier, RonnyRonny Scheier D October 23, 1981 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
15 Schon, PatrickPatrick Schon F July 11, 1978 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
12 Schons, FrancoisFrancois Schons D January 17, 1984 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
10 Welter, BennyBenny Welter F April 5, 1981 Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
3 Gronlund, KevinKevin Gronlund D November 26, 1990 Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
16 Eriksson, MarcusMarcus Eriksson F February 11, 1990 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
5 Scheier, GeorgesGeorges Scheier F November 14, 1983 Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
1 Welter, MichelMichel Welter G February 5, 1983 Luxembourg IHC Beaufort

IIHF World Championships[edit]

Year Division/Group Group Position Overall Position
1992 Group C2 5th 31st
2000 Group D 8th 41st
2002 Division II – Group B 6th (relegated) 40th
2003 Division III 2nd (promoted) 42nd
2004 Division II – Group A 6th (relegated) 39th
2005 Division III 3rd 43rd
2006 Division III 5th 45th
2007 Division III 3rd 42nd
2008 Division III 3rd 43rd
2009 Division III 3rd 43rd
2010 Division III – Group A 3rd 45th
2011 Division III 4th 44th
2012 Division III 3rd 43rd
2013 Division III 3rd 43rd
2014 Division III 3rd 43rd

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