Mongolia men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation
IIHF code MGL
Team colors               
First international
 New Zealand 5 – 1 Mongolia 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 25 March 2000)
Biggest win
 Mongolia 12 – 1 Thailand 
(Seoul, South Korea; 10 March 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 33 – 0 Mongolia 
(Taipei, Chinese Taipei; 2 March 2009)
IIHF World U18 Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2008)
Best result 42nd (2008)
IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2000)
Best result 4th (2002)
International record (W–L–T)
4–17–1

The Mongolia men's national under-18 ice hockey team is the men's national under-18 ice hockey team of Mongolia. The team is controlled by the Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

The Mongolia men's national under-18 ice hockey team played its first game in 2000 against New Zealand during the 2000 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship Division II tournament being held in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] Mongolia lost the game 1–5 and finished the tournament in last place.[2] The following year the team finished first in the Division II tournament at the 2001 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship and were set to gain promotion to Division I but due to a format change both divisions were merged for the 2002 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship.[1][3] During the tournament Mongolia achieved their largest victory in international participation when they defeated Thailand 12–1.[1] At the 2002 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship Mongolia finished fourth after winning two of their five games, beating both Chinese Taipei and Thailand.[1] After a six year absence from international competition the under-18 team returned to compete in the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III Group A being held in Mexico City, Mexico. They finished in last place after losing all five of their games..[4] The following year they again finished in last place and also suffered their largest defeat in international competition after losing to Australia 0–33.[5] In 2011 Mongolian under-18 were set to play at their fourth World Championships however the Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation had to withdraw both the under-18 team and the men's senior team from their respective tournaments due to financial reasons.[6]

International competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 390–395. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  2. ^ "2000 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship Div II". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Final Ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  4. ^ "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  5. ^ "2009 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Mongolia cancels trips". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-03-31. Archived from the original on 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2012-01-21.