Italy men's national ice hockey team

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Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Blue Team, Azzurri
AssociationFederazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio
Head coachClayton Beddoes
AssistantsGiorgio De Bettin
Riku-Petteri Lehtonen
Rob Tallas
CaptainAlex Trivellato
Most gamesLucio Topatigh (243)
Top scorerLucio Topatigh (131)
Team colors              
IIHF codeITA
Italy national ice hockey team jerseys 2015.png
Ranking
Current IIHF19 Steady (21 May 2018)[1]
Highest IIHF13 (2007)
Lowest IIHF19 (first in 2004)
First international
Sweden  7–1  Italy
(Milan, Italy; 14 March 1924)
Biggest win
Italy  28–0  Belgium
(Düsseldorf, Germany; 1 March 1955)
Biggest defeat
United States  31–1  Italy
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; 1 February 1948)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances52 (first in 1930)
Best result4th (1953)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances3 (first in 1924)
Best result4th (1929)
Olympics
Appearances9 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
337–416–77
Medal record
Division I
Gold medal – first place 2005 Netherlands (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2009 Poland (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2011 Hungary (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 2013 Hungary (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 2016 Poland (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 2018 Hungary (Group A)
The Blue Team during 2003 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
Game between Italy vs Russia.

The Italian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Italy, and is controlled by the Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio (FISG), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1936 – Finished tied in 9th place
  • 1948 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1956 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 15th place
  • 1984 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 11th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1933 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 8th place (1st in the "B" Pool)
  • 1952 – Finished in 12th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 4th place (1st in the "B" Pool)
  • 1955 – Finished in 10th place (1st in the "B" Pool)
  • 1959 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1961 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1964 – Finished in 15th place (7th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 17th place (1st in the "C" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 13th place (5th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1969 – Finished in 14th place (8th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1970 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 14th place (8th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1972 – Finished in 15th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1973 – Finished in 14th place (8th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1974 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 13th place (7th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 15th place (7th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 18th place (1st in the "C" Pool)
  • 1978 – Finished in 15th place (7th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 9th place (1st in the "B" Pool)
  • 1982 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1983 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1985 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1986 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1987 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1989 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 9th place (1st in the "B" Pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2005 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2012 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2016 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2017 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division I, Group A) Promoted to Top Division
  • 2019

Thayer Tutt Trophy[edit]

  • 1980 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 1st place

European Championship[edit]

  • 1924 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1926 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1929 – Finished in 4th place

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Clayton Beddoes

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Andreas Bernard 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 28) Germany Adler Mannheim
3 F Markus Gander 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 30) Italy HC Pustertal Wölfe
5 D Alex TrivellatoC 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-01-05) 5 January 1993 (age 26) Germany Krefeld Pinguine
6 D Sean McMonagle 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 31) Norway Frisk Asker Ishockey
7 D Jan Pavlu 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 24) Germany Heilbronner Falken
8 F Marco InsamA 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1989-06-05) 5 June 1989 (age 29) Italy HC Bozen–Bolzano
9 D Armin Hofer 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 32) Italy HC Pustertal Wölfe
12 D Ivan Tauferer 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24) Italy Ritten Sport
13 F Peter Hochkofler 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 24) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
16 F Giovanni Morini 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 24) Switzerland HC Lugano
19 F Raphael Andergassen 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 25) Italy HC Pustertal Wölfe
22 F Diego Kostner 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 26) Switzerland HC Ambrì-Piotta
23 F Simon Kostner 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 28) Italy Ritten Sport
25 D Stefano Marchetti 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1986-11-10) 10 November 1986 (age 32) Italy HC Bozen–Bolzano
26 D Armin HelferA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1980-05-31) 31 May 1980 (age 38) Italy HC Pustertal Wölfe
30 G Marco De Filippo 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 28) Italy SG Cortina
35 G Gianluca Vallini 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1993-10-27) 27 October 1993 (age 25) Italy EV Bozen 84
46 F Ivan Deluca 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 21) Italy HC Bozen–Bolzano
47 F Joachim Ramoser 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995 (age 24) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
55 D Luca Zanatta 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 29) Switzerland EHC Olten
63 F Alex Lambacher 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-10-07) 7 October 1996 (age 22) Germany Heilbronner Falken
81 F Anthony Bardaro 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 26) Italy Asiago Hockey 1935
88 F Tommaso Traversa 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 28) Italy HC Pustertal Wölfe
91 F Marco Rosa 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1982-01-15) 15 January 1982 (age 37) Italy Asiago Hockey 1935
94 F Angelo Miceli 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 25) Italy HC Bozen–Bolzano

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Nazionale: ultima sfida pre-mondiale in Francia il 3 maggio". fisg.it. 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ 2019 IIHF World Championship roster

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