Estonia men's national ice hockey team

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Estonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
The recoloured version of the lesser coat of arms of Estonia is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s)Lõvid (Lions)
Pääsukesed (Swallows)
AssociationEstonian Ice Hockey Association
General ManagerJüri Rooba
Head coachJussi Tupamäki
AssistantsMärt Eerme
Janne Pekkarinen
CaptainLauri Lahesalu
Most gamesLauri Lahesalu (107)
Top scorerAndrei Makrov (78)
Most pointsAndrei Makrov (134)
Home stadiumTondiraba Ice Hall
Team colors              
IIHF codeEST
Ranking
Current IIHF26 Increase 1 (21 May 2018)[1]
Highest IIHF23 (2007)
Lowest IIHF29 (first in 2014)
First international
Finland  2–1  Estonia
(Helsinki, Finland; 20 February 1937)
Biggest win
Estonia  27–1  South Africa
(Barcelona, Spain; 16 March 1994)
Estonia  26–0  Bulgaria
(Tallinn, Estonia; 6 November 2015)
Biggest defeat
Slovenia  16–0  Estonia
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 21 April 2001)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances26 (first in 1994)
Best result19th (1998)
Medal record
Division II
Gold medal – first place 2002 South Africa (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2010 Estonia (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2012 Iceland (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2014 Serbia (Group A)
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Estonia (Group C)
Division III / (Pool D)
Gold medal – first place 1994 Spain (Group C2)

The Estonian men's national ice hockey team is the ice hockey team representing Estonia internationally. The team is controlled by the Estonian Ice Hockey Association (Estonian: Eesti Jäähokiliit), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Estonia has yet to qualify for the Olympics.

World Championship[edit]

Division Championship Coach Captain Finish Rank
C1 Latvia 1993 Riga Qualifications 2nd
C2 Spain 1994 Barcelona Promoted 1st
C1 Bulgaria 1995 Sofia Group stage 4th in Group C1
C Slovenia 1996 Jesenice Group stage 5th in Group C
C Estonia 1997 Tallinn Promoted 3rd in Group C
B Slovenia 1998 Ljubljana Group stage 3rd in Group B
B Denmark 1999 Odense Group stage 6th in Group B
B Poland 2000 Katowice Group stage 6th in Group B
Division I Slovenia 2001 Ljubljana relegated 6th in Group B
Division II South Africa 2002 Cape Town Promoted 1st in Group A
Division I Croatia 2003 Zagreb Group stage 3rd in Group B
Division I Poland 2004 Gdańsk Group stage 4th in Group B
Division I Netherlands 2005 Eindhoven Group stage 4th in Group B
Division I Estonia 2006 Tallinn Group stage 4th in Group B
Division I China 2007 Qiqihar Group stage 4th in Group A
Division I Japan 2008 Sapporo relegated 6th in Group B
Division II Serbia 2009 Novi Sad Group stage 2nd in Group A
Division II Estonia 2010 Narva Promoted 1st in Group B
Division I Ukraine 2011 Kiev relegated 6th in Group B
Division II Iceland 2012 Reykjavík Promoted 1st in Group A
Division I Ukraine 2013 Donetsk relegated 6th in Group B
Division II Serbia 2014 Belgrade Promoted 1st in Group A
Division I Netherlands 2015 Eindhoven Group stage 5th in Group B
Division I Croatia 2016 Zagreb Group stage 5th in Group B
Division I United Kingdom 2017 Belfast Group stage 4th in Group B
Division I Lithuania 2018 Kaunas Group stage 3rd in Group B
Division I Estonia 2019 Tallinn Group stage 4th in Group B

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I Group B tournament.[2]

Head coach: Jussi Tupamäki

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Villem-Henrik Koitmaa 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 28) Hungary Schiller-Vasas HC
3 F Christopher Usov 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-01-27) 27 January 1995 (age 24) Sweden Åker/Strängnäs HC
5 D Eduard Slessarevski 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 20) Finland Haukat
6 D Silver Kerna 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 24) Estonia Tallinna Kalev/Viking
7 D Saveli Novikov 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 20) Estonia Tallinna Kalev/Viking
8 F Robert RoobaA 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 25) Finland JYP
9 F Vadim Vasjonkin 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1996-04-30) 30 April 1996 (age 23) United States Buffalo State College
10 F Aleksei Sibirtsev 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-12-05) 5 December 1987 (age 31) Sweden Borås HC
12 F Roman Andrejev 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 28) Sweden Borås HC
15 F Robert Arrak 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1999-04-01) 1 April 1999 (age 20) Finland Sport
18 F Kevin Parras 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 24) Estonia Välk 494
19 F Riho Embrich 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 26) France Bélougas de Toulouse-Blagnac
20 F Mihkel Võrang 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 29) Estonia Välk 494
21 D Jaanus Sorokin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 33) Estonia Välk 494
22 F Andrei Makrov 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1979-12-14) 14 December 1979 (age 39) Free Agent
23 F Mark Viitanen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1998-04-04) 4 April 1998 (age 21) Finland Peliitat
24 F Aleksandr Petrov 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 35) Italy Milano Rossoblu
25 D Filipp Švarõgin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1987-01-28) 28 January 1987 (age 32) Estonia Tallinna Kalev/Viking
26 F Daniil Fursa 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1997-01-06) 6 January 1997 (age 22) Ukraine Kremenchuk
27 D Aleksandr OssipovA 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 31) Sweden Borås HC
28 D Lauri LahesaluC 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1979-03-29) 29 March 1979 (age 40) Free Agent
29 G Roman Šumihhin 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 27) France Titans de Colmar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Estonia roster". iihf.com. 28 April 2019.

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