Turkey women'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||Ferhat Tozunler|
|Head coach||Tarik Gocmen|
|Most games||Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
|Most points||Elif Ulas (4)|
|IIHF ranking||33 1|
|Highest IIHF ranking||33 (first in 2007)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||35 (2012)|
| Romania 27–0 Turkey
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; March 27, 2007)
| Turkey 7–1 Ireland
(Izmir, Turkey; December 9, 2012)
| Finland 32–0 Turkey
(Erzurum, Turkey; January 31, 2011)
|International record (W–L–T)|
The Turkish women's national ice hockey team represents Turkey at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Women's Ice Hockey Championship Division IV. The women's national team, established in late 2006, is controlled by Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF). As of 2011, Turkey has 160 female players. The Turkish women's national team is ranked 33rd in the world.
The Turkish women team made its first appearance at the 2007 Women's World Championships Division IV tournament held between March 26 through April 1 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.
Women's ice hockey sport in Turkey began in 2005 with the forming of women's clubs in Ankara. The first official competitions were a cup and a tournament held in 2006. The first women's ice hockey league started on February 17, 2007 with the participation of 6 teams from Ankara and one team from Kocaeli.
The national team was selected following national team camps. The first team coach was Canadian Clive R. Tolley from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, who has assumed the head coach duties for the Turkish senior men's, juniors' (under 20) and espoir (under 18) teams for 4 years term with a trial period of January–June 2007.
The Turkey women's hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.
Turkish squad made its international debut at the World Championship held in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania between March 26 through April 1, playing in the Division IV, which got together from the teams of Romania, Estonia, New Zealand, Iceland and Croatia besides of Turkey.
The women's team played its first match against the host team Romania and was defeated by 27-0 (7-0, 11-0, 9-0). Turkish women lost their second match to Estonia with 1-14 (0-6, 0-5, 1-3), while Elif Ulaş scored the national team's first ever goal in the history. The third match was lost to New Zealand with 19-0 (9-0, 6-0, 4-0). Turkey was defeated in its 4th match by Iceland with 1-12 (0-3, 0-3, 1-6). The only Turkish goal was scored by İrem Ayan. The women's squad lost against Croatia with 1-19. The team ranked last (6th).
Women's national team took part at the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships - Division IV held in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from March 23 to March 29, 2008 and ranked again last (6th) having been defeated in all its matches against Iceland (0-9), New Zealand (0-16), Romania (1-9), Estonia (1-8) and South Africa (1-8).
The Division III, Division IV and Division V did not play. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple. No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments was scheduled for 2011. It had the effect the following change: Turkey was not promoted to the Division IV, but rest in the new division V.
Turkish women's team won the Group B Qualification tournament for the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II held on December 7–9, 2012 in Izmir, Turkey after defeating Bulgaria 4-3 and Ireland 7-1.
The Turkish women's hockey team has never participed at the IIHF European Women Championships.
All-time Record against other nations
As of December 9, 2012
Current roster 2011
|1||Mine Güngör||Ankara Emniyet|
|25||Tanay Günay||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|4||Didem Aydogdu||Kocaeli BB Kağıt SK|
|5||Gamze Altıntaş||Kocaeli BB Kağıt SK|
|11||Ilkim Uygun||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|15||Refika Yılmaz||Başkent Yıldızları|
|18||Selin Erenoğlu||Ankara University SK|
|19||Elif Bayrak||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|21||Ceren Alkan||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|23||Makbule Atalı A||Kocaeli BB Kağıt SK|
|2||Jasmina Decu||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|3||Başak Demirkol||Ankara University SK|
|8||Sinem Yalçındağ A||Ankara Emniyet|
|9||Simge Ozer-Sevilmiş||Kocaeli BB Kağıt SK|
|12||Gizem Öztaşdelen||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|14||Nilay Gunay||Başkent Yıldızları|
|17||Tuba Dokur||Kocaeli BB Kağıt SK|
|22||Elif Ulaş, Captain||Mileniyum Paten SK|
|24||Seda Demir||Başkent Yıldızları|
- General Manager: Handan Duman
- Head Coach: Tarık Göçmen
- Assistant Coach: Kaan Budak
- Team Leader: Hüsamettin Aydın
- Team Doctor: Dr. Erhan Okan
- Physiotherapist: Hamza Güçlü
- IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/turkey.html
- Newspaper Hürriyet December 6, 2006 (Turkish)
- Newspaper Hürriyet February 18, 2007 (Turkish)
- AjansSpor (Turkish)
- News March 27, 2007 (Turkish)
- AjansSpor March 27, 2007 (Turkish)
- Ice Hockey Federation 2007 Championship
- AjansSpor March 29, 2007 (Turkish)
- 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
- IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/channels1011/ww-v
- IIHF World Womens Championship DIV V, http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/257/IHW2570TUR_33_3_0.pdf
- (Turkish) Turkish Ice Hockey Federation website
- (Turkish) Turkish Ice Hockey Information and Fans Website
- Turkey women al time results