Turkey men's national ice hockey team
The crescent moon and a star as seen on the Turkish flag is the badge used on the players jerseys.
|Association||Turkish Ice Hockey Federation|
|General Manager||Tarik Gocmen|
|Head coach||Eduard Hartmann|
|Most games||Emrah Özmen (50)|
|Most points||Emrah Özmen (51)|
|Highest IIHF ranking||35 (2010)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||43 (first in 2003)|
| Greece 15–3 Turkey
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 21 March 1992)
| Turkey 16–0 Greece
(Cape Town, South Africa; 14 April 2011)
| Spain 38–0 Turkey
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 27 March 1992)
|IIHF World Championships|
|Appearances||12 (first in 1992)|
|Best result||32nd (1992)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
The Turkish men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Turkey, and is controlled by the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It is currently ranked 35th in the IIHF's 2008 world final ranking list.
In 2014, the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation caused a scandal as a foreigner wearing Turkish national jersey played in a friendly international match. Denis Legersky from Slovakia, who plays since three and a half years in Turkey and is currently a member of İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi SK, was registered in the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina national ice hockey team as a coach–player. He, appeared in the jersey of Ogün Uzunali though not a Turkish citizen, and scored two goals in the match played in Sarajevo before 8,000 spectators that ended 7–2 for the Turkey national team. The officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports protested the incident.
World Championship record
|1992||Johannesburg||South Africa||6th place in Group C2 (32nd)|
|1993||Ankara||Turkey||3rd in Group C qualifying pool 4 (NR)|
|1994||Zagreb||Croatia||2nd place in Group C2 qualifying pool 2 (NR)|
|1996||Metulla||Israel||2nd place in Group D qualifying pool 2 (NR)|
|1997||Ankara||Turkey||3rd in Group E (NR)|
|1998||Krugersdorp||South Africa||7th place in Group D (39th)|
|1999||Krugersdorp||South Africa||7th place in Group D (39th)|
|2000||Iceland||9th place in Group D (42nd)|
|2002||Cape Town||South Africa||6th place in Division II Group A (39th)|
|2003||Auckland||New Zealand||3rd place in Division III (43rd)|
|2004||Reykjavik||Iceland||2nd place in Division III (42nd) promoted|
|2005||Zagreb||Croatia||6th place in Division II Group a (40th)|
|2006||Reykjavik||Iceland||2nd place in Division III (42nd)|
|2007||Zagreb||Croatia||6th place in Division II Group A (39th)|
|2008||Luxembourg City||Luxembourg||4th in Division III (44th)|
|2009||Dunedin||New Zealand||2nd place in Division III (42nd)|
|2010||Naucalpan||Mexico||6th place in Division II Group A (40th)|
|2011||Cape Town||South Africa||3rd in Division III (43rd)|
|2012||Erzurum||Turkey||1st in Division III (41st)|
|2013||Izmit||Turkey||5th in Division II Group B (39th)|
|Green marks a year followed by promotion, red a year followed by relegation.|
2009 World Championship roster
Team members selected to take part at the 2009 IIHF Division III World Championship.
Division III roster
- Head coach: Andrej Brodnik
|#||Name||Pos||Date of birth||Club|
|1||Barış Üçele||GK||1987-02-06||Başkent Yıldızları|
|3||Eray Atalı||GK||1989-11-05||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|4||Utku Galip Hamarat||D||1984-06-08||Başkent Yıldızları|
|9||Gökhun Öztürk||D||1985-12-16||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|16||Gürkan Çetinkaya||D||1987-12-04||Başkent Yıldızları|
|17||Volkan Toptaner||D||1990-01-25||RSC Darmstadt|
|18||Cüneyt Baykan||D||1991-01-02||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|23||Niyazi Çağrı Karabulut||D||1985-07-24||Ankara University SK|
|24||Safa Berat Aktepe||D||1989-04-23||Polis Acadrmy|
|25||Gokturk Taşdemir||D||1980-05-03||Başkent Yıldızları|
|6||Yusuf Halil||F||1991-09-10||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|7||Emrah Özmen||F||1983-11-13||Başkent Yıldızları|
|8||Batın Kösemen||F||1991-01-01||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|10||Serkan Gümüş||F||1992-10-17||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|11||Yavuz Karakoç||F||1988-07-26||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|12||Serkan Mustafa Yapıcılar||F||1986-08-11||Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK|
|15||Egemen Taşboğa||F||1986-03-28||Polis Academy|
|21||Alper Solak||F||1989-10-16||Başkent Yıldızları|
|22||Barış Bağcılar||F||1990-04-08||Polis Academy|
Division II roster
- Head coach: Eduard Hartmann
|1||Levent Özbaydoğan||Polis Akademisi|
|25||Barış Uçele||Ankara B.B.|
|5||Galip Hamarat||Polis Akademisi|
|12||Deniz İnce||İstanbul Paten|
|16||Gürkan Çetinkaya||Kocaeli B.B.|
|20||Cihan Kahraman||Kocaeli B.B.|
|22||Cengiz Akyıldız||İstanbul Paten|
|23||Melih Öztürk||Polis Akademisi|
|4||Oktay Yavuzarslan||Başkent Yıldızları|
|6||Onur Eroğlu||Polis Akademisi|
|7||Yavuz Karakoç||Kocaeli B.B.|
|8||Mustafa Yapıcılar||Kocaeli B.B.|
|9||Yücel Çıtak||Ankara B.B.|
|11||Ufuk Güçlü||Kocaeli B.B.|
|14||Caner Baykan||Kocaeli B.B.|
|15||Emrah Özmen||Polis Akademisi|
|17||Çağrı Karabulut||Ankara TED|
|18||Erdoğan Coşkun||Kocaeli B.B.|
|19||Egemen Taşboğa||Polis Akademisi|
|21||Alper Solak||Başkent Yıldızları|
Cengiz Çıplak (25) is regarded as the most talented Turkish player. He was awarded the MVP crown as best forward in Division II Group A at the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships although skating for the team that relegated. He received the same trophy at World Championship 2004. At the World Championship Division 3 in Iceland he was the tournament's top scorer. Çıplak learned his hockey in Edmonton and played in lower North American leagues. Within the 16 years of history of Turkish national ice hockey team, 25 goals in 18 games of Cengiz Çıplak makes him the highest goalscorer of all times. Also he holds the record for the highest scorer in one game which he scored five goals in the game between Luxembourg and Turkey.
All-time record against other nations
As of 25 May 2009
- Turkey women's national ice hockey team
- Turkish Ice Hockey Federation
- Turkish Ice Hockey Super League
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