Great Britain men's national ice hockey team

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Great Britain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Team GB
Association Ice Hockey UK
General Manager Andy Buxton
Head coach Peter Russell
Assistants Richard Hartmann
Tommy Watkins
Captain Jonathan Phillips
Most games David Longstaff (100)
Most points Tony Hand (100)
IIHF code GBR
IIHF ranking 24 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 21 (first in 2011)
Lowest IIHF ranking 31 (2006)
Team colors               
First international
 Great Britain 3–0 Switzerland  
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
 Great Britain 26–0 New Zealand 
(Geel or Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium; 16 March 1989)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 21–1 Great Britain 
(Barcelona, Spain; 25 March 1979)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 43 (first in 1930)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (1937, 1938)
European Championships
Appearances 3 (first in 1910)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold (1910)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1924)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold (1936)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1924)
International record (W–L–T)
174–201–36
Great Britain men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1924 France Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1937 Great Britain Team
Silver medal – second place 1938 Czechoslovakia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Switzerland Team

The British men's national ice hockey team (also known as Team GB) is the name of the national ice hockey Team for the United Kingdom. A founding member of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, the team is controlled by Ice Hockey UK.

The team was a force on the international scene in the early 20th century, winning the first ever IIHF European Championship in 1910, finishing as bronze medalists at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, and becoming Olympic champions in 1936 in Germany.[1] The gold-medal winning Olympic team was composed primarily of dual-national British-Canadians, many of whom having learned and played the game in Canada.

However since then the national team has made little impact on the sport. Their last appearance in the top-level World Championship came in 1994. Great Britain last qualified for the Olympics in 1948.

The current head coach of the team is Doug Christiansen, who was head coach for the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

The 1936 Winter Olympics gold medalists
Year Result
1924  Bronze
1928 4th place
1936  Gold
1948 5th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 1 0 1 2

World Championships[edit]

  • 1930 – Tied in 10th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1935 – Won bronze medal
  • 1937 – Won silver medal
  • 1938 – Won silver medal
  • 1939 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1950 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1952 – Finished in 10th place (1st in the "B" pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 5th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 1961 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 1962 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1963 – Finished in 15th place (7th in the "B" pool)
  • 1965 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 16th place (8th in the "B" pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" pool)
  • 1973 – Finished in 22nd place (8th in the "C" pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 24th place (7th in the "C" pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 23rd place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 24th place (8th in the "C" pool)
  • 1989 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in the "D" pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 26th place (1st in the "D" pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 21st place (1st in the "C" pool)
  • 1993 – Finished in 13th place (1st in the "B" pool)
  • 1994 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 19th place (7th in the "B" pool)
  • 1996 – Finished in 16th place (4th in the "B" pool)
  • 1997 – Finished in 18th place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1998 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1999 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 2000 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "B" pool)
  • 2001 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2005 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2006 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2013 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 – Finished in 26th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2015 – Finished in 24th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)

European Championships[edit]

  • 1910 – Won gold medal
  • 1926 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1932 – Finished in 7th place

Roster[edit]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ben Bowns L 183 cm 81 kg (1991-01-21) 21 January 1991 (age 24) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
30 Stevie Lyle L 178 cm 79 kg (1979-12-04) 4 December 1979 (age 35) United Kingdom Swindon Wildcats
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
22 Josh Batch L 193 cm 100 kg (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 24) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
26 Russell Cowley L 180 cm 78 kg (1983-08-12) 12 August 1983 (age 31) United Kingdom Coventry Blaze
28 Ben O'Connor R 185 cm 85 kg (1988-12-21) 21 December 1988 (age 26) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
13 Dave Phillips R 179 cm 89 kg (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 (age 27) United Kingdom Manchester Storm
17 Mark Richardson R 183 cm 88 kg (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 28) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
23 Paul Swindlehurst L 193 cm 90 kg (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 22) United Kingdom Dundee Stars
4 Mark Thomas R 188 cm 86 kg (1983-07-23) 23 July 1983 (age 32) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
14 Jonathan Weaver L 190 cm 83 kg (1977-01-20) 20 January 1977 (age 38) United Kingdom Telford Tigers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
16 Chris Blight R 183 cm 86 kg (1982-10-14) 14 October 1982 (age 32) United Kingdom Dundee Stars
18 Jonathan Boxill R 175 cm 82 kg (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 26) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
12 Robert Dowd R 178 cm 82 kg (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 27) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
10 Robert Farmer L 191 cm 94 kg (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 24) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
11 Mark Garside L 175 cm 84 kg (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 26) United Kingdom Belfast Giants
2 Matt Haywood L 178 cm 75 kg (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 24) United Kingdom Braehead Clan
7 Robert Lachowicz L 178 cm 76 kg (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 25) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
8 Matthew Myers R 189 cm 93 kg (1984-11-06) 6 November 1984 (age 30) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
9 Craig Peacock L 180 cm 80 kg (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 26) United Kingdom Belfast Giants
20 Jonathan Phillips R 175 cm 82 kg (1982-07-14) 14 July 1982 (age 33) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
27 Jack Prince L 191 cm 93 kg (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 24) United States Alabama–Huntsville Chargers
19 Colin Shields R 181 cm 82 kg (1980-01-27) 27 January 1980 (age 35) United Kingdom Belfast Giants
Source: [2]

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