Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team

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Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Emblem of Kazakhstan is the badge used on the players' jerseys.
Association Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Alexander Koreshkov
Head coach Eduard Zankovets
Assistants Yevgeni Koreshkov
Yevgeni Korolev
Captain Brandon Bochenski
Most games Alexander Koreshkov (78)
Most points Alexander Koreshkov (83)
Team colors               
IIHF code KAZ
IIHF-Uniform-KAZ.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 17 Decrease1
Highest IIHF 11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF 21 (2003)
First international
 Kazakhstan 5–1 Ukraine 
(St. Petersburg, Russia; 14 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Kazakhstan 52–1 Thailand 
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
Biggest defeat
 United States 10–0 Kazakhstan 
(Cologne, Germany; 15 May 2010)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1993)
Best result 12th (2005)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 6 (first in 1996)
Best result Gold medal.svg Gold (1996, 1999, 2011, 2017)
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
150–106–14
Medal record
Asian Winter Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Harbin Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kangwon Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Astana-Almaty Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Sapporo Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Aomori Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Changchun Team

The Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is currently ranked 16th in the world. They have competed at the Winter Olympics twice, in 1998 and 2006. Their head coach is Eduard Zankovets. The national team joined the IIHF in 1992 and first played internationally at the 1993 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.[1]

History[edit]

Kazakhstan joined the IIHF in 1992, applying as a separate member with six other former Soviet republics.[2] They played their first IIHF tournament at the 1993 World Championship; as a new member they had to play in Group C, the lowest level. They reached the elite division for the first time in 1998, and have played at the elite level seven times (1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).

The national team has appeared at the Winter Olympics twice, in 1998 and 2006. In their debut in 1998, the Kazakhs were able to win their preliminary group, surprising many, and would finish the tournament in 8th place. They returned for the 2006 Winter Olympics, and finished ninth overall.

The hockey system of Kazakhstan is ranked 12th best in Europe.[3]

The team is the most successful team at the Asian Games, winning it four times, and are the current highest ranked Asian team.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1998 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 9th place

World Championships[edit]

Asian Winter Games[edit]

  • 19961st, gold medalist(s) 1st place
  • 19991st, gold medalist(s) 1st place
  • 20032nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd place
  • 20072nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd place
  • 20111st, gold medalist(s) 1st place
  • 20171st, gold medalist(s) 1st place

Winter Universiade[edit]

  • 19932nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd place
  • 19951st, gold medalist(s) 1st place
  • 20073rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place
  • 20132nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd place
  • 20152nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd place
  • 20172nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division IA:[4]

Head coach: Eduard Zankovets

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 D Savchenko, RomanRoman Savchenko 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-07-28) July 28, 1988 (age 28) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
4 D Dallman, KevinKevin Dallman 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1981-02-26) February 26, 1981 (age 36) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
5 D Lipin, AlexanderAlexander Lipin 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1985-12-19) December 19, 1985 (age 31) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
6 D Polokhov, KirillKirill Polokhov 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1998-03-23) March 23, 1998 (age 19) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
7 D Semyonov, MaximMaxim Semyonov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1984-02-09) February 9, 1984 (age 33) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
8 F Sagadeyev, AntonAnton Sagadeyev 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-09-06) September 6, 1993 (age 23) Kazakhstan Saryarka Karagandy
9 F Dawes, NigelNigel Dawes 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1985-02-09) February 9, 1985 (age 32) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
10 F Mikhailis, NikitaNikita Mikhailis 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1995-06-18) June 18, 1995 (age 21) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
13 F Panyukov, KirillKirill Panyukov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1997-05-22) May 22, 1997 (age 20) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
14 D Lakiza, ArtemiArtemi Lakiza 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-07-02) July 2, 1987 (age 29) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
15 F Khudyakov, MaximMaxim Khudyakov 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1986-08-18) August 18, 1986 (age 30) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
16 F Boyd, DustinDustin Boyd 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 30) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
18 F Pushkaryov, KonstantinKonstantin Pushkaryov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1985-02-12) February 12, 1985 (age 32) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
19 F Ivanov, NikitaNikita Ivanov 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 28) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
20 GK Kudryvatsev, SergeiSergei Kudryvatsev 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1995-05-05) May 5, 1995 (age 22) Kazakhstan Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
21 F Markelov, VladimirVladimir Markelov 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 29) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
22 F Starchenko, RomanRoman Starchenko 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1986-05-12) May 12, 1986 (age 31) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
23 F Kuchin, IvanIvan Kuchin 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-08-23) August 23, 1988 (age 28) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
24 D Stepanov, DmitriDmitri Stepanov 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-04-27) April 27, 1990 (age 27) Kazakhstan Beibarys Atyrau
26 F St. Pierre, MartinMartin St. Pierre 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1983-08-11) August 11, 1983 (age 33) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
27 F Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1982-04-04) April 4, 1982 (age 35) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
30 GK Kolesnik, VitaliVitali Kolesnik 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1979-08-20) August 20, 1979 (age 37) Kazakhstan Barys Astana

List of head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KAZ - Kazakhstan". IIHF.com. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ IIHF (2008). "Breakup of old Europe creates a new hockey world". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Russian league tops first CHL ranking". IIHF.com. 8 March 2007. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2007. 
  4. ^ IIHF (2017-04-27). "Kazakhstan Roster" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 

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