Armenia national ice hockey team

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Armenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Armenia
Head coach United States Doug De Cesare
Assistants Karo Blikian
Aram Abrahamian
Aram Vartanian
Captain Raffi Kajberouni
Most games Artak Martirosyan (12)
Most points Gevork Kandakharyan (14)
IIHF code ARM
IIHF ranking unranked
Highest IIHF ranking 45 (2004–2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 49 (2010)
Armenia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian SSR 1 - 0 Armenian SSR Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
(Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union; March 1st, 1962)
Biggest win
 Armenia 22 - 1 Georgia 
(Yerevan, Armenia; April 12, 2010)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 48 - 0 Armenia 
(Mexico City, Mexico; March 11, 2005)[2]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 2004)
Best result 43rd (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
6-13-0

The Armenian national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Armenia. They hosted the Division III, Group B tournament of the 2010 World Championships.

After finishing last in the 2004 and 2005 Division III tournaments (which included a 48–0 loss to Mexico), they won their first two games ever in 2006, defeating Ireland and Luxembourg.

They are controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Armenia.

In 2008, Armenia was forced to withdraw from a Division III qualification tournament in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina because Armenia refused to show their passports to IIHF officials; this incident resulted in a 2-year suspension for Armenia from any IIHF tournament. The use of ineligible players was also present on Armenia's U20 team.

In 2010, the IIHF allowed Armenia to compete again, under the conditions that Armenia was to release their final roster 6 months prior to any IIHF tournaments. Armenia hosted the 2010 IIHF World Championship Division III in Yerevan, Armenia. After large scale wins over South Africa and Mongolia, Armenia edged DPR Korea 7-6; Armenia later played DPR Korea in the gold medal game, but lost the final and their chance to move ahead to Div II for 2011 5-2. Days after the tournament, IIHF officials investigated and reported that Armenia once again used ineligible players; the team was suspended indefintely, and their statistics and final scores were expunged from the IIHF tournaments.

Roster[edit]

Roster:[3]

Number Position Player Club League
7 D Harutyun Qeshisyan Armenia Urartu Armenia
14 D Davit Tagvoryan Armenia HC Dinamo Yerevan Armenia
18 D Armen Bubushyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
9 D Steve Ababyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
22 D Arsen Arabyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
2 D Aram Deterdaryan Armenia Urartu Armenia
2 D Johno Khachatyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
24 D Petros Zhamkochyan Armenia HC Dinamo Yerevan Armenia
9 F Hakob Avetisyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
13 F Manuk Balyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
12 F Albert Boyamyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
3 F Hakop Boyamyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
23 F Smbat Deterdaryan Armenia Urartu Armenia
4 F Grikor Demirchyan Armenia Urartu Armenia
23 F Joe Elmazyan Armenia Armenia Armenia
5 F Grikor Sermibekyan Armenia Urartu Armenia

Goaltenders[edit]

Number Player Club League
25 Artin Kasumyan Armenia Uratu Armenia
25 Lavik Kazaryan Armenia Armenia Armenia

World Championships record[edit]

World Championship 2010 (3rd division), April 14-18, Yerevan, Armenia

Friendly match: ArmeniaArmenia 22-1 Georgia Georgia (country)

Qualifying match, April 14: South Africa South Africa 2-9 Armenia Armenia

Qualifying match, April 15: D.P.R Korea North Korea 6-7 Armenia Armenia

Qualifying match, April 17: Armenia Armenia 15-0 Mongolia Mongolia

Gold Medal match, April 18: Armenia Armenia 2-5 D.P.R KoreaNorth Korea

Armenia were ejected from the competition for using ineligible players; their records were expunged.

Final ranking[edit]

1. DPR Korea North Korea 2. South Africa South Africa 3. Mongolia Mongolia

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