Austria men's national ice hockey team

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Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of Arms of Austria is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Association Österreichischer Eishockeyverband
General Manager Alpo Suhonen
Head coach Dan Ratushny
Assistants Christoph Brandner
Dieter Kalt
Captain Thomas Raffl
Most games Martin Ulrich (228)
Most points Rudolf König (183)
IIHF code AUT
IIHF ranking 16 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 11 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF ranking 17 (2007)
Team colors               
Austria national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Bohemia 5–0 Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
(Prague, Austria-Hungary; 4 February 1912)
Biggest win
 Austria 30–0 Belgium 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 March 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 23–0 Austria 
(Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; 27 January 1956)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 62 (first in 1930)
Best result Med 3.png (1931, 1947)
European Championships
Appearances 7 (first in 1912)
Best result Med 1.png (1927)
Olympics
Appearances 13 (first in 1928)
International record (W–L–T)
355–434–84
Austria men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1931 Poland Team
Bronze medal – third place 1947 Czechoslovakia Team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1927 Austria Team

The Austrian men's national hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Austria. The team is controlled by Österreichischer Eishockeyverband. As of 2012 the Austrian team is ranked 15th in the IIHF World Rankings. Austria has not won a medal in a major tournament since 1947, and has not broken 10th place since 1994. Austria currently has 8,799 registered players (0.1% of the total population). Their head coach is Emanuel Viveiros.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Members of the Austrian national team at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Austria finished 12th in the tournament.
  • 1928 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 7th place
  • 1948 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1956 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1968 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1976 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1984 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 10th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1931 – Won bronze medal
  • 1933 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1938 – Finished tied in 10th place
  • 1947 – Won bronze medal
  • 1949 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 11th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1953 – Finished in 11th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1954 – Finished in 6th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1955 – Finished in 11th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1957 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 15th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1961 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1962 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1963 – Finished in 16th place (won Pool C)
  • 1965 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1966 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1967 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1969 – Finished in 13th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1970 – Finished in 15th place (won Pool C)
  • 1971 – Finished in 13th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1972 – Finished in 14th place (won Pool C)
  • 1973 – Finished in 12th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1974 – Finished in 14th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1975 – Finished in 17th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1976 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1977 – Finished in 17th place (9th in Pool B)
  • 1978 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1979 – Finished in 15th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1981 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1982 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1983 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1985 – Finished in 12th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1986 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1987 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1989 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1990 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1991 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1992 – Finished in 13th place (won Pool B)
  • 1993 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 15th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 16th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2006 – Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2007 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2008 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 14th place (relegated to Division I, only because worse-placed Germany wasn't relegated for being 2010 hosts)
  • 2010 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2011 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2012 – Finished in 18th place (promoted to Top Division)
  • 2013 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2014 – Finished in 18th place (promoted to Top Division)
  • 2015 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)

European Championship[edit]

  • 1912 – Won bronze medal
  • 1913 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1925 – Won silver medal
  • 1926 – Won bronze medal
  • 1927 – Won gold medal
  • 1929 – Won bronze medal
  • 1932 – Won silver medal

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Dan Ratushny

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
4 D Mitterdorfer, DanielDaniel Mitterdorfer 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1989-07-25) July 25, 1989 (age 26) Austria EHC Black Wings Linz
5 F Raffl, ThomasThomas RafflC 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 29) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
6 F Rotter, RafaelRafael Rotter 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) (1987-06-14) June 14, 1987 (age 28) Austria Vienna Capitals
7 F Lebler, BrianBrian Lebler 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988 (age 27) Austria EHC Black Wings Linz
12 F Raffl, MichaelMichael Raffl 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1988-12-01) December 1, 1988 (age 26) United States Philadelphia Flyers
14 D Peter, PatrickPatrick Peter 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1994-01-27) January 27, 1994 (age 21) Austria Vienna Capitals
15 F Latusa, ManuelManuel Latusa 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) (1984-01-23) January 23, 1984 (age 31) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
17 F Ganahl, ManuelManuel Ganahl 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1990-07-12) July 12, 1990 (age 25) Austria Graz 99ers
21 F Geier, ManuelManuel Geier 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1988-01-08) January 8, 1988 (age 27) Austria EC KAC
22 F Petrik, NikolasNikolas Petrik 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 31) Austria Dornbirner EC
27 F Hundertpfund, ThomasThomas Hundertpfund 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1989-12-14) December 14, 1989 (age 25) Austria EC KAC
28 D Schumnig, MartinMartin Schumnig 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1989-07-28) July 28, 1989 (age 26) Austria EC KAC
29 G Starkbaum, BernhardBernhard Starkbaum 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1986-02-19) February 19, 1986 (age 29) Sweden Brynäs IF
30 G Swette, ReneRene Swette 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1988-08-21) August 21, 1988 (age 26) Austria EC KAC
31 G Madlener, DavidDavid Madlener 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1992-03-31) March 31, 1992 (age 23) Austria Dornbirner EC
41 D Altmann, MarioMario Altmann 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1986-11-04) November 4, 1986 (age 28) Austria EC VSV
48 D Iberer, FlorianFlorian Iberer 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1982-12-07) December 7, 1982 (age 32) Austria Vienna Capitals
50 F Fischer, MarioMario Fischer 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1989-05-05) May 5, 1989 (age 26) Austria Vienna Capitals
67 F Komarek, KonstantinKonstantin Komarek 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) (1992-11-08) November 8, 1992 (age 22) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
71 F Woger, DanielDaniel Woger 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 27) Austria Graz 99ers
77 D Muhlstein, FlorianFlorian Muhlstein 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1990-11-12) November 12, 1990 (age 24) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
89 F Herburger, RaphaelRaphael Herburger 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700172000000000000072 kg (159 lb) (1989-01-02) January 2, 1989 (age 26) Switzerland EHC Biel
90 D Pallestrang, AlexanderAlexander Pallestrang 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1990-04-04) April 4, 1990 (age 25) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
91 D Heinrich, DominiqueDominique Heinrich 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb) (1990-07-31) July 31, 1990 (age 25) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
94 F Cijan, AlexanderAlexander Cijan 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1994-05-16) May 16, 1994 (age 21) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg

Notable players[edit]

Pos. Player Team
G Reinhard Divis Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
D Thomas Pöck Austria EC KAC
F Michael Grabner United States New York Islanders
F Andreas Nödl Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
F Thomas Vanek United States Minnesota Wild

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