France men's national ice hockey team

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France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace
General Manager Renaud Jacquin
Head coach Dave Henderson
Assistants Pierre Pousse
Captain Laurent Meunier
Most games Denis Perez (297)
Most points Philippe Bozon (170)
Team colors               
IIHF code FRA
France national hockey team jerseys 2014.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 13 Increase1
Highest IIHF 12 (first in 2014)
Lowest IIHF 19 (first in 2006)
First international
 France 8–1 Bohemia 
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
 France 24–1 North Korea 
(Budapest, Hungary; 15 March 1983)
Biggest defeat
 United States 22–0 France 
(Chamonix, France; 30 January 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 56 (first in 1930)
Best result 6th (1930)
European Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 1923)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1924)
Olympics
Appearances 10 (first in 1920)
International record (W–L–T)
368–487–92

The French men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games.[1] As of 2016, it is ranked 14th in the world in the IIHF World Rankings. The team is overseen by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace. Notable recent wins include upsets against Russia at the 2013 IIHF World Championship, Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and a triumphant 5-1 over Finland as the tournament host of 2017 IIHF World Championship.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

The French team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1920 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1924 – Finished tied for 5th place
  • 1928 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 9th place
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 14th place

World Championship[edit]

See: Ice Hockey World Championships and List of IIHF World Championship medalists
Note: Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.[2] World Championship tournaments were not held in the Olympic years of 1980, 1984, and 1988.[3]
  • 1930 – Finished tied for 6th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1950 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 9th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1952 – Finished in 15th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 8th place (5th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1961 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1962 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1963 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1965 – Finished in 17th place (9th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1970 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1973 – Finished in 20th place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1974 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 21st place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1978 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1982 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1983 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1985 – Finished in 17th place (1st in the "C" Pool)
  • 1986 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1987 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1989 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2008 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2016 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 9th place

European Championship[edit]

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1910–1922 Did not participate.
Belgium 1923 Antwerp 4 3 0 1 13 8  ?  ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Italy 1924 Milan 3 3 0 0 17 1  ?  ? Final 1st, gold medalist(s)
Czechoslovakia 1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate.
Switzerland 1926 Davos 4 2 0 2 5 6  ?  ? Second Round 5th
Austria 1927 Wien Did not participate.
Hungary 1929 Budapest Did not participate.
Germany 1932 Berlin 4 2 2 0 10 4  ?  ? Consolation Round 6th

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship.[4]

Head coach: Dave Henderson

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Janil, JonathanJonathan Janil 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987 (age 30) France Boxers de Bordeaux
4 D Manavian, AntoninAntonin Manavian 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1987-04-26) April 26, 1987 (age 30) Hungary Alba Volán Székesfehérvár
9 F Fleury, DamienDamien Fleury 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1986-02-01) February 1, 1986 (age 31) China HC Kunlun Red Star
10 F Meunier, LaurentLaurent MeunierC 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1979-01-16) January 16, 1979 (age 38) Switzerland HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
12 F Claireaux, ValentinValentin Claireaux 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1991-04-05) April 5, 1991 (age 26) Finland Lukko
14 F Da Costa, StéphaneStéphane Da Costa 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 28) Russia HC CSKA Moscow
18 D Auvitu, YohannYohann Auvitu 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1989-07-27) July 27, 1989 (age 28) United States New Jersey Devils
21 F Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 28) United States Dallas Stars
23 F Bouvet, MaurinMaurin Bouvet 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1995-05-28) May 28, 1995 (age 22) France Rapaces de Gap
25 F Ritz, NicolasNicolas Ritz 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1992-02-26) February 26, 1992 (age 25) Denmark Herning Blue Fox
27 F Lampérier, LoïcLoïc Lampérier 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-08-07) August 7, 1989 (age 28) France Dragons de Rouen
28 D Raux, DamienDamien Raux 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1984-11-03) November 3, 1984 (age 33) France Dragons de Rouen
29 F Douay, FloranFloran Douay 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1995-02-07) February 7, 1995 (age 22) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
33 G Quemener, RonanRonan Quemener 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-02-13) February 13, 1988 (age 29) Denmark Aalborg Pirates
39 G Huet, CristobalCristobal Huet 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1975-09-03) September 3, 1975 (age 42) Switzerland Lausanne HC
41 F Bellemare, Pierre-ÉdouardPierre-Édouard BellemareA 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1985-03-06) March 6, 1985 (age 32) United States Vegas Golden Knights
44 D Dame-Malka, OlivierOlivier Dame-Malka 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 27) France Dragons de Rouen
49 G Hardy, FlorianFlorian Hardy 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 32) Austria Dornbirner EC
62 D Chakiachvili, FlorianFlorian Chakiachvili 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1992-03-18) March 18, 1992 (age 25) France Dragons de Rouen
72 F Perret, JordannJordann Perret 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1994-10-15) October 15, 1994 (age 23) France Dragons de Rouen
74 D Besch, NicolasNicolas Besch 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1984-10-25) October 25, 1984 (age 33) France Boxers de Bordeaux
77 F Treille, SachaSacha Treille 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-11-06) November 6, 1987 (age 30) France Dragons de Rouen
80 F Da Costa, TeddyTeddy Da Costa 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 31) Czech Republic Orli Znojmo
81 F Rech, AnthonyAnthony Rech 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1992-07-09) July 9, 1992 (age 25) France Rapaces de Gap
84 D Hecquefeuille, KevinKevin HecquefeuilleA 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 33) Switzerland HC La Chaux-de-Fonds

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France making more miracles - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  2. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  3. ^ "All Medalists: Men: IIHF World Championships". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "2017 IIHF World Championship roster" (PDF). Retrieved 24 May 2017. 

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