Russia women's national ice hockey team

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Russia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Большая красная машина (The Big Red Machine)
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Russia
General Manager Alexei Yashin[1]
Head coach Mikhail Chekanov
Assistants Yuri Novikov
Captain Yekaterina Smolentseva
IIHF code RUS
IIHF ranking 6 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 4 (2013)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (first in 2005)
Team colors               
Russia national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Switzerland 2–1 Russia 
(Brampton, Canada; 1 April 1994)
Biggest win

 Russia 15–0 France 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; 28 March 1995)

 Russia 16–1 Denmark 
(Lyss, Switzerland; 29 December 1997)
Biggest defeat
 United States 15–0 Russia 
(Mississauga, Canada; 4 April 2000)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 12 (first in 1997)
Best result 3rd (2001, 2013)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 2 (first in 1995)
Best result 2nd (1996)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 2002)
International record (W–L–T)
100–122–6

The Russian women's national ice hockey team represents Russia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. Russia had 308 female players in 2011.[2]

The Russian women warming up before the game against China at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

History[edit]

On 1 April 1994, Russia played its first game in Brampton, Canada, lost by 1–2 to Switzerland.[3] Russia is currently ranked 4th in the world in women's ice hockey. This is also the highest rank in team's history. Twice – at 2001 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships and 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Russia reached 3rd place by upsetting Finland in the bronze medal game.

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1998 – Did not participate
  • 2002 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 6th place

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1990 to 1994 – Did not participate
  • 1997 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2001Bronze medal icon.svg Won bronze medal
  • 2004 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 5th place[4]
  • 2011 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2013Bronze medal icon.svg Won bronze medal

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1989 to 1993 – Did not participate
  • 1995 – Finished in 7th place (won Pool B)
  • 1996Silver medal icon.svg Won silver medal

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Russian roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[5][6]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Prugova, AnnaAnna Prugova 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 20 November 1993 Khabarovsk Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
2 D Goncharenko, AngelinaAngelina Goncharenko 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) 23 May 1994 Khimki Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
4 D Khomich, AlyonaAlyona Khomich 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700153000000000000053 kg (117 lb) 26 February 1981 Pervouralsk Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
8 F Gavrilova, IyaIya Gavrilova 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 3 September 1987 Krasnoyarsk Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
9 F Vafina, AlexandraAlexandra Vafina 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700158000000000000058 kg (128 lb) 28 July 1990 Krasniy Volgar Russia Fakel Chelyabinsk (RWHL)
17 F Smolentseva, YekaterinaYekaterina Smolentseva 176 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700164000000000000064 kg (141 lb) 15 September 1981 Pervouralsk Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
18 F Sosina, OlgaOlga Sosina 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) 27 July 1992 Almetyevsk Russia SKIF Nizhni Novgorod (RWHL)
20 G Leskina, YuliaYulia Leskina 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb) 9 February 1991 Pervouralsk Russia Spartak-Merkuri Yekaterinburg (RWHL)
21 D Shukina, AnnaAnna Shukina 171 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb) 5 November 1987 Balakirevo Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
23 F Burina, TatyanaTatyana Burina 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700168000000000000068 kg (150 lb) 20 March 1980 Dmitrov Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
25 F Lebedeva, YekaterinaYekaterina Lebedeva 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700169000000000000069 kg (152 lb) 14 September 1989 Yekaterinburg Russia Fakel Chelyabinsk (RWHL)
29 F Shokhina, AnnaAnna Shokhina 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) 23 June 1997 Novosinkovo Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
34 D Tkachyova, SvetlanaSvetlana Tkachyova 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) 3 November 1984 Moscow Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
44 D Kapustina, AlexandraAlexandra Kapustina 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) 7 April 1984 Nizhny Novgorod Russia SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RWHL)
55 F Skiba, GalinaGalina Skiba 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700166000000000000066 kg (146 lb) 9 May 1984 Belgorod Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
70 D Shibanova, AnnaAnna Shibanova 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 10 November 1994 Omsk Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
72 F Pashkevich, YekaterinaYekaterina Pashkevich 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) 19 December 1972 Moscow Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
77 D Dyubanok, InnaInna Dyubanok 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) 20 February 1990 Mozhaysk Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
88 F Smolina, YekaterinaYekaterina Smolina 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) 8 October 1988 Tula Russia Tornado Moscow Region (RWHL)
95 F Dergachyova, YelenaYelena Dergachyova 159 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700157000000000000057 kg (126 lb) 8 November 1995 Moscow Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
97 G Vinogradova, AnnaAnna Vinogradova 167 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700169000000000000069 kg (152 lb) 6 April 1991 Chelyabinsk Russia Fakel Chelyabinsk (RWHL)

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Алексей Яшин – генеральный менеджер женской сборной (Russian).
  2. ^ in IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/russia.html
  3. ^ "Women's international matches 1993/94" (in French). HockeyArchives. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Final Ranking As of SUN 12 APR 2009" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ice Hockey - Russian Fed. Teams (Women)". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Team roster Russia

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