Hungary men's national ice hockey team

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Hungary
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Magyars (Hungarians)
AssociationHungarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachGergely Majoross
AssistantsTamás Farkas
Zoltán Szilassy
CaptainBálint Magosi
Most gamesBalázs Kangyal (237)
Top scorerKrisztián Palkovics (83)
Most pointsBalázs Ladányi (184)
Home stadiumLászló Papp Budapest Sports Arena
Team colors              
IIHF codeHUN
Hungary national ice hockey team jerseys 2016.png
Ranking
Current IIHF21 Decrease 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF19 (first in 2012)
Lowest IIHF22 (2003)
First international
Austria  6–0  Hungary
(Vienna, Austria; 24 January 1927)
Biggest win
Hungary  31–1  Belgium
(Den Bosch, Netherlands; 4 March 1971)
Biggest defeat
Soviet Union  19–1  Hungary
(Innsbruck, Austria; 28 January 1964)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances53 (first in 1930)
Best result5th (1937)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 1928)
International record (W–L–T)
309–363–56

The Hungarian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Hungary. They have participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games since 1928.[2] A consistent participant of the annual World Championship, Hungary has played at the Olympics three times, most recently in 1964. They are currently ranked 19th in the world by the IIHF.

The team is controlled by the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation (Magyar Jégkorong Szövetség). There are no Hungarian players currently playing in North America's National Hockey League; however, three have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft: Tamás Gröschl by the Edmonton Oilers (1999), Levente Szuper by the Calgary Flames (2000), and János Vas by the Dallas Stars (2002).

History[edit]

The Hungarian team during the 2017 World Championship Division IA tournament in Ukraine.

The Hungarian team won its group in the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division I, and therefore qualified to play in the Elite Division of the 2009 IIHF World Championship. This is the first time since 1939 that Hungary has qualified to play in the highest division of international hockey. The advance was, however, marred by the sudden death of team captain Gábor Ocskay, and the team was eventually relegated to Division I again.

In 2015, Hungary finished second in its group in the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I, behind Kazakhstan to gain promotion to the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1928 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1936 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 16th place

World Championship[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Rich Chernomaz

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 F Csaba KovácsA 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1984-03-18) 18 March 1984 (age 35) Hungary MAC Budapest
5 D Bence Stipsicz 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-02-03) 3 February 1997 (age 22) United States Cedar Rapids
6 D Bence Szirányi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 31) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
9 F András Benk 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 31) Hungary Újpesti TE
10 F Gergő Nagy 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 29) Hungary MAC Budapest
13 F Krisztián Nagy 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1994-07-28) 28 July 1994 (age 24) Hungary MAC Budapest
16 F Dániel Kóger 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 29) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
20 F István Sofron 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1988-02-24) 24 February 1988 (age 31) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
21 F János VasA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1984-01-29) 29 January 1984 (age 35) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
22 F Vilmos Galló 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1996-07-31) 31 July 1996 (age 22) Sweden Linköpings HC
25 F Bálint Magosi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 29) Hungary DVTK Jegesmedvék
26 D Kevin Wehrs 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-04-07) 7 April 1988 (age 31) Austria Villacher SV
28 F István Bartalis 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 28) Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
29 G Zoltán Hetényi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 30) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
30 G Ádám Vay 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1994-03-22) 22 March 1994 (age 25) United States Minnesota Wild
31 G Miklós Rajna 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 28) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
36 F Csanád Erdély 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 23) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
38 F Frank Banham 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1975-04-14) 14 April 1975 (age 44) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
41 F Balázs Sebők 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 24) Finland KalPa
42 D Márton VasC 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1980-03-02) 2 March 1980 (age 39) Germany EHC Freiburg
52 D Jesse Dudas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1988-03-31) 31 March 1988 (age 31) Finland TPS
55 F Andrew Sarauer 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1984-11-17) 17 November 1984 (age 34) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
61 D István Mestyán 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 30) Hungary MAC Budapest
65 D Kalvin Sagert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 107 kg (236 lb) (1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 32) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
70 D Zsombor Garát 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 21) United States Cedar Rapids

Former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Ice hockey: Canada stay perfect, Hungary get first win in 77 years". Reuters. 14 May 2016.
  3. ^ Hungary roster

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