Turkey men's national ice hockey team

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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
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 Akif Çam
Head coach Deniz İnce
Assistants Nevzat Altun
Yücel Çıtak
Keith McAdams
Captain Emrah Özmen
Most games Emrah Özmen (50)
Most points Emrah Özmen (51)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 41 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 35 (2010)
Lowest IIHF ranking 43 (2003, 2004)
Team colors ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Greece 15–3 Turkey 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 21 March 1992)
Biggest win
 Turkey 16–0 Greece 
(Cape Town, South Africa; 14 April 2011)
Biggest defeat
 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)
18–58–2

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.

History[edit]

In 2014, the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation caused a scandal as a foreigner wearing Turkish national jersey played in a friendly international match.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] The officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports protested the incident.[1]

World Championship record[edit]

Year Host City Country Result
1992 Johannesburg  South Africa 6th in Group C2 (32nd)
1993 Ankara  Turkey 3rd in Group C qualifying pool 4 (NR)
1994 Zagreb  Croatia 2nd in Group C2 qualifying pool 2 (NR)
1996 Metulla  Israel 2nd in Group D qualifying pool 2 (NR)
1997 Ankara  Turkey 3rd in Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp  South Africa 7th in Group D (39th)
1999 Krugersdorp  South Africa 7th in Group D (39th)
2000 Reykjavik  Iceland 9th in Group D (42nd)
2002 Cape Town  South Africa 6th in Division II Group A (39th)
2003 Auckland  New Zealand 3rd in Division III (43rd)
2004 Reykjavík  Iceland 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2005 Zagreb  Croatia 6th in Division II Group A (40th)
2006 Reykjavík  Iceland 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2007 Zagreb  Croatia 6th in Division II Group A (39th)
2008 Luxembourg City  Luxembourg 4th in Division III (44th)
2009 Dunedin  New Zealand 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2010 Naucalpan  Mexico 6th 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)
2014 Jaca  Spain 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2015 İzmir  Turkey 2nd in Division III (42nd)
Green marks a year followed by promotion, red a year followed by relegation.

Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

From the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
16 Akturk, SavasSavas Akturk D 23 May 1989 Izmir BB
22 Bagcilar, BarisBaris Bagcilar F 4 August 1990 Zeytinburnu Istanbul
5 Coskun, BarisBaris Coskun D 7 February 1984 Zeytinburnu Istanbul
7 Coskun, ErdoganErdogan Coskun F 8 August 1983 Izmir BB
24 Faner, EmreEmre Faner D 24 March 1994 Izmir BB
6 Faner, FatihFatih Faner D 12 March 1997 Izmir BB
10 Gumus, SerkanSerkan Gumus F 17 October 1992 Izmir BB
19 Halil, YusufYusuf Halil F 10 September 1991 Izmir BB
13 Islam, KeremKerem Islam D 11 January 1992 Koc University Istanbul
20 Kahraman, ErolErol Kahraman G 21 January 1983 Zeytinburnu Istanbul
11 Karakoc, YavuzYavuz Karakoc F 26 July 1988 Zeytinburnu Istanbul
17 Kocoglu, AlecAlec Kocoglu F 1 December 1994 Izmir BB
12 Kocoglu, AndyAndy Kocoglu F 15 April 1992 Izmir BB
25 Ozbaydugan, LeventLevent Ozbaydugan G 10 September 1981 Izmir BB
15 Ozmen, EmrahEmrah Ozmen F 13 November 1983 Zeytinburnu Istanbul
9 Ozturk, GokhunGokhun Ozturk D 16 December 1985 Zeytinburnu Istanbul
8 Secer, HuseyinHuseyin Secer D 28 January 1998 Erzurum GSK
23 Semiz, SerdarSerdar Semiz F 15 April 1982 IFK Tumba
21 Solak, AlperAlper Solak F 16 October 1989 Buz Korsanlari
18 Solak, GokalpGokalp Solak D 16 November 1994 Koc University Istanbul

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 4 April 2015[2]

  • General Manager: Akif Çam
  • Head Coach: Deniz İnce
  • Assistant Coach: Nevzat Altun
  • Assistant Coach: Yücel Çıtak
  • Assistant Coach: Keith McAdams
  • Team Doctor: Mehmet Ünal

Past roster[edit]

# Player Club
Goaltenders
1 Levent Özbaydoğan Turkey Polis Akademisi
25 Barış Uçele Turkey Ankara B.B.
Defencemen
5 Galip Hamarat Turkey Polis Akademisi
12 Deniz İnce Turkey İstanbul Paten
16 Gürkan Çetinkaya Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
20 Cihan Kahraman Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
22 Cengiz Akyıldız Turkey İstanbul Paten
23 Melih Öztürk Turkey Polis Akademisi
Forwards
4 Oktay Yavuzarslan Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
6 Onur Eroğlu Turkey Polis Akademisi
7 Yavuz Karakoç Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
8 Mustafa Yapıcılar Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
9 Yücel Çıtak Turkey Ankara B.B.
11 Ufuk Güçlü Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
14 Caner Baykan Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
15 Emrah Özmen Turkey Polis Akademisi
17 Çağrı Karabulut Turkey Ankara TED
18 Erdoğan Coşkun Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
19 Egemen Taşboğa Turkey Polis Akademisi
21 Alper Solak Turkey Başkent Yıldızları

Notable players[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] Also he holds the record for the highest scorer in one game which he scored five goals in the game between Luxembourg and Turkey.[3]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 11 April 2014

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Greece 9 6 0 3 55 36
 Mongolia 4 4 0 0 31 3
 Luxembourg 8 4 0 4 46 39
 Ireland 4 3 1 0 21 10
 Armenia 2 2 0 0 19 4
 China 2 1 0 1 8 7
 North Korea 2 1 0 1 6 10
 Mexico 6 1 0 5 14 36
 Bulgaria 6 1 0 5 14 63
 New Zealand 8 1 0 7 25 52
 Serbia 1 0 0 1 4 6
 South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 14
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 0 24
 Belgium 3 0 0 3 5 35
 Croatia 3 0 0 3 4 74
 Iceland 4 0 0 4 7 29
 Australia 5 0 0 5 3 75
 Spain 5 0 0 5 4 79
 Israel 7 0 0 7 11 73
 South Africa 9 0 0 9 12 104

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Demirbilek, Celal (2014-02-19). "Milli Takım'da kaçak hokeyci". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ 2015 roster
  3. ^ a b Travnicek, Michal (2008-03-31). Hockey on the Rise. Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.
  4. ^ Cengiz Ciplak Player Profile. European Hockey.Net. Retrieved on 2008-06-03.

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