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 Handan Duman
Head coach Deniz Ince
Assistants Tarık Göçmen
Deniz Legersky
Captain Emrah Özmen
Most games Emrah Özmen (50)
Most points Emrah Özmen (51)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 41 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 35 (2010)
Lowest IIHF ranking 43 (first in 2003)
Team colors          
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)
13–58–1

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  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
Green marks a year followed by promotion, red a year followed by relegation.

The national team's head coach is James MacEachern from Canada. His assistant is Tarık Göçmen.[2]

2009 World Championship roster[edit]

Team members selected to take part at the 2009 IIHF Division III World Championship.[3]

Division III roster[edit]

[4]

# Name Pos Date of birth Club
1 Barış Üçele GK 1987-02-06 Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
3 Eray Atalı GK 1989-11-05 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
4 Utku Galip Hamarat D 1984-06-08 Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
9 Gökhun Öztürk D 1985-12-16 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
16 Gürkan Çetinkaya D 1987-12-04 Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
17 Volkan Toptaner D 1990-01-25 Germany RSC Darmstadt
18 Cüneyt Baykan D 1991-01-02 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
23 Niyazi Çağrı Karabulut D 1985-07-24 Turkey Ankara University SK
24 Safa Berat Aktepe D 1989-04-23 Turkey Polis Acadrmy
25 Gokturk Taşdemir D 1980-05-03 Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
6 Yusuf Halil F 1991-09-10 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
7 Emrah Özmen F 1983-11-13 Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
8 Batın Kösemen F 1991-01-01 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
10 Serkan Gümüş F 1992-10-17 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
11 Yavuz Karakoç F 1988-07-26 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
12 Serkan Mustafa Yapıcılar F 1986-08-11 Turkey Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt SK
15 Egemen Taşboğa F 1986-03-28 Turkey Polis Academy
21 Alper Solak F 1989-10-16 Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
22 Barış Bağcılar F 1990-04-08 Turkey Polis Academy

Current roster[edit]

As of 2 April 2014[5]

Goaltenders
No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
1 Levent Özbaydoğan L 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1981-09-10) September 10, 1981 (age 32) Turkey İzmir BB
20 Erol Kahraman L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1983-01-21) January 21, 1983 (age 31) Turkey Zeyinburnu B
Defensemen
No. Player Shoots Height Weight Birth date and age Club
3 Barış Coşkun R 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1984-07-02) July 2, 1984 (age 30) Turkey Zeyinburnu B
4 Galip Hamarat L 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1984-06-08) June 8, 1984 (age 30) Turkey Gümüş Patenler
5 Savaş Aktürk R 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1989-05-23) May 23, 1989 (age 25) Turkey İzmir BB
6 Fatih Faner R 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 27) Turkey Erzurum Gençlik
9 Gökhun Öztürk R 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1985-12-16) December 16, 1985 (age 28) Turkey Kocaeli BB Kağıt
15 Kerem İslam R 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 22) Turkey Koç University
16 Gürkan Çetinkaya R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-12-04) December 4, 1987 (age 26) Turkey İzmir BB
24 Emre Faner R 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-03-24) March 24, 1994 (age 20) Turkey İzmir BB
Forwards
No. Player Shoots Height Weight Birth date and age Club
8 Batın Kösemen L 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1991-01-01) January 1, 1991 (age 23) Turkey Zeyinburnu B
10 Serkan Gümüş L 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1992-10-17) October 17, 1992 (age 21) Turkey İzmir BB
11 Yavuz Karakoç R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-07-26) July 26, 1988 (age 25) Turkey Zeyinburnu B
12 Andy Koçoğlu R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-04-15) April 15, 1992 (age 22) Turkey İzmir BB
13 Alec Koçoğlu L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-12-01) December 1, 1994 (age 19) Turkey İzmir BB
14 Emrah Özmen R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1983-11-13) November 13, 1983 (age 30) Turkey İzmir BB
17 Erdoğan Coşkun L 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1983-08-08) August 8, 1983 (age 30) Turkey İzmir BB
18 Gökalp Solak R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-11-16) November 16, 1994 (age 19) Turkey Koç University
19 Yusuf Halil R 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1991-09-10) September 10, 1991 (age 22) Turkey İzmir BB
21 Alper Solak R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1989-10-16) October 16, 1989 (age 24) Turkey Istanbul Buz Korsanları
22 Doruk Kamış R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1994-05-22) May 22, 1994 (age 20) Turkey Zeyinburnu B
23 Serdar Semiz R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1982-04-15) April 15, 1982 (age 32) Turkey İzmir BB
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 2 April 2014[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] Also he holds the record for the highest scorer in one game which he scored five goals in the game between Luxembourg and Turkey.[6]

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. ^ "IIHF World Championship Div III, Men - Entry List by Team Turkey as of 28.03.2008". 
  3. ^ "Turkey roster". IIHF. 2009-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Turkey". IIHF. 2009-04-30. 
  5. ^ a b "IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Div II Group B - Team Roster". IIHF. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ a b Travnicek, Michal (2008-03-31). Hockey on the Rise. Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.
  7. ^ Cengiz Ciplak Player Profile. European Hockey.Net. Retrieved on 2008-06-03.

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