Kyrgyzstan men's national ice hockey team

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Kyrgyzstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
The 40 ray sun and a crown of a Kyrgyz yurt as seen on the Kyrgyzstan flag is the badge used on the players jerseys.[1]
Association Ice Hockey Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic
Head coach Niiazbek Aliev
Captain Amanbek Esen Uulu
Most points Artyom Kolobov (36)
Team colors          
IIHF code KGZ
First international
Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Estonia SSR 17 – 0 Kirghiz SSR Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic
(Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union; March 2, 1962)
Biggest win
 Kyrgyzstan 23 – 2 Malaysia 
(Astana, Kazakhstan; February 1, 2011)
Biggest defeat
Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Estonia SSR 17 – 0 Kirghiz SSR Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic
(Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union; March 2, 1962)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 1 (first in 2011)
Best result 6th (2011)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 3 (first in 2014)
Best result 6th (2016)
International record (W–L–T)
6-3-0

The Kyrgyzstan men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Kyrgyzstan. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.[2]

History[edit]

Kyrgyzstan played its first game in 1962 during the Winter Spartakiad which was held in Sverdlovsk, USSR in which they represented the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic. Kyrgyzstan played three games, losing all three to the Lithuanian SSR, the Estonian SSR, and the Georgian SSR.[3] Kyrgyzstan returned to international play in 2011 where they competed in the Premier Division of the 2011 Asian Winter Games. In the first game of the tournament Kyrgyzstan recorded their first ever win, defeating Thailand 15-4.[3] Kyrgyzstan went on to win the Premier Division after winning all six of their games and finishing on top of the table.[4]

International competitions[edit]

Asian Winter Games[edit]

Challenge Cup of Asia[edit]

  • 2014 – 2nd in Division I (8th overall)
  • 2015 – 3rd in Division I (8th overall)
  • 2016 – 1st in Division I (6th overall)

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia – Division I.[5]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Elzar Bolotbekov R 85 cm 187 kg (1981-11-15) 15 November 1981 (age 35) Kyrgyzstan Ala-Too Dordoi
20 Rinat Mostafaev L 75 cm 165 kg (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 35) Kyrgyzstan Khan-Tengri
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
8 Adilet Zhookayev L 65 cm 143 kg (1993-04-02) 2 April 1993 (age 23) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
10 Zalkarbek Salmorbek Uulu R 80 cm 176 kg (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 26) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
11 Temuchin Kulnazarov L 74 cm 163 kg (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990 (age 26) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
71 Atai Ismaiilov R 70 cm 154 kg (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 21) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
88 Tologon Zholdoshbek Uulu L 66 cm 146 kg (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 26) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
93 Taalaibek Suiunbayev R 75 cm 165 kg (1989-07-14) 14 July 1989 (age 27) Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Temir Zholu
96 Adis Kachkynbekov L 70 cm 154 kg (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 19) Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Temir Zholu
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
5 Amanbek Esen Uulu L 70 cm 154 kg (1992-01-25) 25 January 1992 (age 24) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
13 Duulat Abyshev L 75 cm 165 kg (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 20) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
14 Urmat Sheishenaliev R 70 cm 154 kg (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 28) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
16 Kanaibek Omurbekov L 60 cm 132 kg (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 28) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
18 Kanat Abylmechin Uulu L 85 cm 187 kg (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 24) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
19 Salamat Tynaliev L 70 cm 154 kg (1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 24) Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Temir Zholu
22 Uran Tursunbekov R 70 cm 154 kg (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 21) Kyrgyzstan Ala-Too Dordoi
44 Daniil Shushenko L 88 cm 194 kg (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 23) Kyrgyzstan Zhumgal-Shorton
53 Baktynur Bakyt Uulu L 85 cm 187 kg (1996-01-09) 9 January 1996 (age 21) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
66 Oleg Kolodii R 75 cm 165 kg (1993-01-05) 5 January 1993 (age 24) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
85 Arlen Kydyrbayev L 79 cm 174 kg (1974-05-04) 4 May 1974 (age 42) Kyrgyzstan Arstan Bishkek
97 Adilet Kazybek Uulu R 65 cm 143 kg (1997-09-17) 17 September 1997 (age 19) Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Temir Zholu
99 Kubanychbek Zhunusov L 77 cm 170 kg (1971-01-01) 1 January 1971 (age 46) Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Temir Zholu

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of July 15, 2011[3]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 15 10
Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Estonian SSR 1 0 0 1 0 17
Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Georgian SSR 1 0 0 1 0 1
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian SSR 1 0 0 1 2 7
 Kuwait 1 1 0 0 15 4
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 23 2
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 13 3
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 15 4
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 14 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osmonoliyev, Maksat (2011-01-26). "Kyrgyzstan puts hopes on hockey at Asian Winter Games". Central Asia Online. Archived from the original on 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (2011-05-14). "Welcome Kyrgyzstan". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kyrgyzstan All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Today there will be last matches in premier division". Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on 2011-02-05. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  5. ^ "2016 Challenge Cup of Asia Division I - Kyrgyzstan. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 

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