Bulgaria women's national ice hockey team

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Bulgaria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Krasimir Monov
Captain Stefani Stoyanova
Team colors               
IIHF code BUL
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Ranking
Current IIHF 34 Steady
Highest IIHF 23 (2011)
Lowest IIHF 34 (first in 2014)
First international
 Italy 41–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; 2 September 2008)
Biggest win
 Bulgaria 6–1 Ireland 
(Izmir, Turkey; 8 December 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 82–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; 6 September 2008)
International record (W–L–T)
4–15–1

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 2016, Bulgaria has 65 female players.[1] The Bulgarian women's national team is ranked 34th in the world.

History[edit]

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.[2] The only goal was scored by forward, Olga Gospodinova assisted by the defensemen Elina Milanova and Sofiya Iliycheva.[3]

World Championships record[edit]

In 2011 the Bulgarian Women team played in their first World Championship competition. They were scheduled to compete in the 2009 Division V tournament in Gdańsk Poland, but it was cancelled.[4]

Year Division Result Overall rank
Bulgaria 2011 Division V 3rd 33rd
Turkey 2013 Division II B 2nd 34th
Mexico 2014 Division II B 3rd 35th
Hong Kong 2015 Division II B 4th 36th
Bulgaria 2016 Division II B 4th 36th
Chinese Taipei 2017 Division II B 4th 36th

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