Latvia women's national ice hockey team

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Latvia
AssociationLatvijas Hokeja Federacija
General ManagerInāra Zvīdre
Head coachMiks Golubovičs
AssistantsLaila Dekmeijere-Trigubova
CaptainJūlija Mihejenko
Most gamesInese Geca-Miljone (123)
Most pointsIveta Koka (129)
Team colors              
IIHF codeLAT
Team colours
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Ranking
Current IIHF18 Steady (14 April 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF11 (2007)
Lowest IIHF18 (2018)
First international
Latvia  0–3  Ukraine
Riga, Latvia; 1 November 1992
Biggest win
Latvia  39–0  Bulgaria
Liepāja, Latvia; 5 September 2008
Biggest defeat
Latvia  0–17  Finland
Riga, Latvia; 24 March 1995
World Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1999)
Best result11th (2007, 2011)
International record (W–L–T)
56–77–7

The Latvian women's national ice hockey team represents Latvia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships and is controlled by the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation. Latvia had 74 female players in 2018.[2]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

The Latvian team has never qualified itself for an Olympic tournament.

World Championship[edit]

Having failed to qualify for Group A of the 1999 world championship, Latvia debuted in the Women's world championship within Group B. In the following Tournaments, the Latvian Team competed at this level (renamed Division I in 2003). They were saved from demotion in 2005, further to the extension of the division elite. Their best performance was realized during the 2007 Tournament with a second place of Division I, complemented by an IIHF rank of 11th. However, in 2008, they were relegated due to a last place finish. They remained in Division II but earned promotion after the 2009 Tournament. In 2011, they reached 11th place once again after finishing 3rd in Division I. In 2013, they were relegated to Division IB, but a year after that in 2014, they got promoted on the home ice in Latvia, Ventspils to Division IA. In 2015, they got relegated once again back to Division IB and have played in that Division for the last three years. Remarkably taking home one silver and two bronze medals in the last three years (2016, 2017 and 2018 Tournament).

Year Finish
1999 Finished in 13th place (5th in Group B)
2000 Finished in 14th place (6th in Group B)
2001 Finished in 14th place (6th in Group B)
2003 Finished in 13th place (5th in Division I)
2004 Finished in 12th place (3rd in Division 1)
2005 Finished in 14th place (6th in Division 1)
2007 Finished in 11th place (2nd in Division I)
2008 Finished in 15th place (6th in Division I and relegated to Division II)
2009 Finished in 16th place (1st in Division II and promoted to Division I)
2011 Finished in 11th place (3rd in Division I)
2012 Finished in 13th place (5th in Division IA)
2013 Finished in 14th place (6th in Division IA and relegated to Division IB)
2014 Finished in 15th place (1st in Division IB and promoted to Division IA)
2015 Finished in 14th place (6th in Division IA and relegated to Division IB)
2016 Finished in 16th place (2nd in Division IB)
2017 Finished in 17th place (3rd in Division IB)
2018 Finished in 18th place (3rd in Division IB)
2019 Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division IB and relegated to Division IIA)

European championship[edit]

Year Finish
1993 Finished First place in Group B (promoted to group A)
1995 Finished 6th (demoted to Group B)
1996 Finished second place in Group B

2018 roster[edit]

[3]

Goaltenders
Number Player Club
1 Kristiāna Apsīte Latvia Laima Riga
25 Guna Estere Gailīte Latvia LNL Riga
Defensemen
Number Player Club
7 Anna Kubliņa Latvia Laima Riga
8 Sarma Ozmena United States Minnesota Blue Js
12 Elīza Platā Latvia LNL Riga
13 Aija Apsīte Latvia Laima Riga
15 Olita Liepiņa Latvia Laima Riga
17 Beāte Žagare Latvia Laima Riga
Forwards
Number player Club
2 Baiba Kurme Latvia Laima Riga
3 Jūlija Mihejenko Latvia Laima Riga
6 Karīna Aņisimova Denmark Odense IK
11 Ilona Ābola Latvia Laima Riga
14 Kitija Voitkeviča Latvia Laima Riga
16 Māra Treziņa Latvia LNL Riga
18 Ivita Krūmiņa Latvia Laima Riga
19 Anna Katrīna Lagzdiņa Canada Lethbridge Jr. Eagles
21 Līga Miljone Sweden Leksands IF
22 Krista Yip-Chuck Latvia Laima Riga
23 Agnese Apsīte United States University of Wisconsin
24 Kristena Stengreviča Latvia Laima Riga
26 Madara Lāce Latvia Laima Riga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ IIHF, https://www.iihf.com/en/associations/1342/latvia
  3. ^ IIHF, http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/658/IHW6580LAT_33_1_0_LAT.pdf

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