Thailand men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Association of Thailand
General Manager Thailand Krisada Kasemsunt
Head coach Thailand Likit Neimwan
Assistants Thailand Sudjai Sornjai
Captain Piyapong Krongsakunsuk
IIHF code THA
Team colors               
Biggest win
 Thailand 23 – 1 India 
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 4 April 2012)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 92 – 0 Thailand 
(Harbin, China; March 1998)
IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Best result 6th (1998, 2002)
IIHF U18 Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 1 (first in 2012)
Best result Med 1.png (2012)
International record (W–L–T)
4–14–1

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

History[edit]

The Thailand men's national under-18 ice hockey team played its first game in 1998 during the 1998 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship being held in Harbin, China.[1] Thailand finished last in the tournament and also suffered their worst defeat in international participation when they lost to South Korea 0 – 92.[1] Thailand did not participate at the Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship the following year but returned in 2000 to compete in the Division II group of the 2000 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championship.[2] During the tournament Thailand achieved their best result to date in international participation when they drew their game against Mongolia 4 – 4. They however lost their other two games against New Zealand and Chinese Taipei and finished in third place.[1] The following year the Division II tournament of the IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship was reduced to three teams after New Zealand had gained promotion to Division I.[1] Thailand competed in two games against Chinese Taipei and Mongolia and lost both games, finishing last.[3] In 2002 the Division I and Division II tournaments of the IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship were merged into a single competition. The 2002 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship was held in Auckland, New Zealand and was the final edition of the Asian Oceanic U18 Championship.[4] Thailand finished last after they lost all five of their games managing to score only seven goals while conceding 105.[1]

In 2012 Thailand returned to international competition to compete in the 2012 IIHF U18 Challenge Cup of Asia.[5] Thailand won the tournament after winning all four of their games and finishing first in the standings. During the tournament Thailand won their first game in their playing history after they defeated Malaysia 19–1.[5] Their following game was against India which Thailand won 23–1, being recorded as the teams largest victory in international competition.[5]

Roster[edit]

From the 2012 IIHF U18 Challenge Cup of Asia[6][7]

# Name Pos Date of Birth
1 Wasunun Angkulpattanasuk G 20 July 1994
87 Chirawat Aphichartpornanun F 7 June 1994
15 Thinnaphat Bunman F 15 September 1994
12 Saharat Dheeravongkit D 4 July 1996
51 Phongphan Krongsakunsuk (A) F 12 May 1995
18 Piyapong Krongsakunsuk (C) F 10 March 1994
8 Hideki Nagayama F 15 August 1996
19 Panuwat Noisirisuk D 4 January 1995
25 Nitipol Sangbua F 24 September 1994
11 Urupong Sangkaew D 17 April 1997
39 Tarin Sisaengsuwanchai F 11 October 1994
88 Kanin Smuthkochorn (A) D 18 May 1994
4 Rakchai Sukwiboon F 30 September 1996

International competitions[edit]

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