Bulgaria women's national ice hockey team
|Association||Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation|
|General Manager||Martin Milanov|
|Head coach||Wylie Riendeau|
|Highest IIHF ranking||23 (2011)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||34 (first in 2008)|
| Italy 41–0 Bulgaria
(Liepāja, Latvia; September 2, 2008)
| Bulgaria 6–1 Ireland
(Izmir, Turkey; December 8, 2012)
| Slovakia 82–0 Bulgaria
(Liepāja, Latvia; September 6, 2008)
|International record (W–L–T)|
The Bulgarian women's ice hockey team represents Bulgaria at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation. As of 2011, Bulgaria has 27 female players. The Bulgarian women's national team is ranked 24th in the world.
The Bulgarian women's hockey team has competed at very few high level international tournaments. It took its first attempt at the olympic gold in a qualification tournament. They played four games against Slovakia, Croatia, Italy, and Latvia. They lost all four games and were not able to qualify for the Olympics. The scores were 39-0 against Latvia, 30-1 against Croatia, 41-0 against Italy, and a record breaking 82-0 loss to Slovakia. The only goal was scored by forward, Olga Gospodinova assisted by the defensemen Elina Milanova and Sofiya Iliycheva.
World Championships record
In 2011 the Bulgarian Women team was the first time involved in the World Championship competition.
- 2011 – Finished in 33rd place (3rd in Division V).
- 2013 – Finished in 34th place (2nd in Division IIB Qualification).
- 2014 – Finished in 35th place (3rd in Division IIB Qualification).
- 2015 – Finished in 36th place (4th in Division IIB Qualification).
All-time Record against other nations
As of December 8, 2012
Current roster 2011
|20||Vesela Krasteva||Slavia Sofia|
|1||Kamelia Ivanova||Slavia Sofia|
|24||Alisa Peneva||Ledeni Iskri|
|18||Stefani Stoyanova A||Slavia Sofia|
|17||Spaska Kovacheva A||Slavia Sofia|
|15||Anamaria Krasteva||Iceberg Sofia|
|13||Tina Lisichkova Captain||Slavia Sofia|
|12||Sofia Iliycheva||SYHV The Slapping Studs Enschede|
|25||Diana Kostova||Ledeni Iskri|
|23||Abigeil Zasheva||Iceberg Sofia|
|22||Mariana Stoimenova||Ice Devils Sofia|
|19||Galina Beleva||Iceberg Sofia|
|16||Regina Ovcharova||Slavia Sofia|
|12||Sofia Iliycheva||Slavia Sofia|
|11||Amaliya Koleva||Slavia Sofia|
|10||Olga Gospodinova||Ledeni Iskri|
|8||Milena Shevartova||Ledeni Iskri|
|7||Mirela Zareva||Slavia Sofia|
|4||Maria Novoseltseva||Iceberg Sofia|
- Head Coach: Wylie Riendeau
- General Manager: Martin Milanov
- Team Leader: Dimitar Mollov
- Team Doctor: Stefka Evlogieva
- IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/bulgaria.html
- No Mercy in http://thelockerrooms.blogspot.com/
- More on the Bulgarian beatdown in http://fromtherink.sbnprivate.com/2008/09/more-on-bulgarian-beatdown.html
- IIHF, http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/257/IHW2570BUL_32E_1_0.pdf
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