Hungary men's national ice hockey team

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Hungary
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Magyars (Hungarians)
Association Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Rich Chernomaz
Assistants Gergely Majoross
Tamás Sille
Captain István Bartalis
Most games Balázs Kangyal (237)
Top scorer Krisztián Palkovics (83)
Most points Balázs Ladányi (184)
Home stadium László Papp Budapest Sports Arena
Team colors               
IIHF code HUN
Hungary national ice hockey team jerseys 2016.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 19 Steady
Highest IIHF 19 (first in 2012)
Lowest IIHF 22 (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
Appearances 52 (first in 1930)
Best result 5th (1937)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (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.[1] 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 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.[2]

Head coach: Rich Chernomaz

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 F Kovács, CsabaCsaba KovácsA 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1984-03-18) March 18, 1984 (age 33) Hungary MAC Budapest
5 D Stipsicz, BenceBence Stipsicz 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-02-03) February 3, 1997 (age 20) United States Cedar Rapids
6 D Szirányi, BenceBence Szirányi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-02-17) February 17, 1988 (age 29) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
9 F Benk, AndrásAndrás Benk 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1987-09-03) September 3, 1987 (age 30) Hungary Újpesti TE
10 F Nagy, GergőGergő Nagy 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 28) Hungary MAC Budapest
13 F Nagy, KrisztiánKrisztián Nagy 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1994-07-28) July 28, 1994 (age 23) Hungary MAC Budapest
16 F Kóger, DánielDániel Kóger 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1989-11-10) November 10, 1989 (age 28) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
20 F Sofron, IstvánIstván Sofron 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1988-02-24) February 24, 1988 (age 29) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
21 F Vas, JánosJános VasA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1984-01-29) January 29, 1984 (age 33) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
22 F Galló, VilmosVilmos Galló 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1996-07-31) July 31, 1996 (age 21) Sweden Linköpings HC
25 F Magosi, BálintBálint Magosi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-08-15) August 15, 1989 (age 28) Hungary DVTK Jegesmedvék
26 D Wehrs, KevinKevin Wehrs 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-04-07) April 7, 1988 (age 29) Austria Villacher SV
28 F Bartalis, IstvánIstván Bartalis 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-07) September 7, 1990 (age 27) Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
29 G Hetényi, ZoltánZoltán Hetényi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1988-08-22) August 22, 1988 (age 29) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
30 G Vay, ÁdámÁdám Vay 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1994-03-22) March 22, 1994 (age 23) United States Minnesota Wild
31 G Rajna, MiklósMiklós Rajna 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-06-22) June 22, 1991 (age 26) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
36 F Erdély, CsanádCsanád Erdély 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-04-05) April 5, 1996 (age 21) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
38 F Banham, FrankFrank Banham 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975 (age 42) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
41 F Sebők, BalázsBalázs Sebők 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-12-14) December 14, 1994 (age 22) Finland KalPa
42 D Vas, MártonMárton VasC 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1980-03-02) March 2, 1980 (age 37) Germany EHC Freiburg
52 D Dudas, JesseJesse Dudas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1988-03-31) March 31, 1988 (age 29) Finland TPS
55 F Sarauer, AndrewAndrew Sarauer 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1984-11-17) November 17, 1984 (age 33) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
61 D Mestyán, IstvánIstván Mestyán 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 28) Hungary MAC Budapest
65 D Sagert, KalvinKalvin Sagert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 107 kg (236 lb) (1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 30) Hungary Fehérvár AV19
70 D Garát, ZsomborZsombor Garát 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1997-07-27) July 27, 1997 (age 20) United States Cedar Rapids

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