Lebanon men's national ice hockey team

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Lebanon
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Fédération Libanaise de Hockey sur Glace
Head coach Ralph Melki[1]
Most games Several Players (4)
Most points Dory Sarkis (10)
Team colors          
IIHF code LIB
First international
 Lebanon 7–4 Haiti Haiti
(Saint-Laurent, Canada; 23 April 2017)
Biggest win
 Lebanon 10–3 Algeria 
(Laval, Canada; 22 September 2017)
International record (W–L–T)
4–0–0

The Lebanese national ice hockey team (Arabic: منتخب لبنان لهوكي الجليد‎; French: Équipe du Liban de hockey sur glace) is the national ice hockey team of Lebanon.

History[edit]

Hockey in Lebanon[edit]

The Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation (French: Fédération Libanaise de Hockey sur Glace), abbreviated as LIHF or FLHG, is the governing body that overseeing the Lebanese local and international ice hockey teams and development program. Currently based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with youth operations based in Beirut, the FLHG also manages the Lebanese national team at international tournaments and exhibition games.

Working closely with Lebanese & Canadian governmental organizations such as the Lebanese Olympic Committee (LOC), the Lebanese Embassy in Canada, the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon, the Lebanese Business Council of Abu Dhabi, the LHIF is in the current process of filling its requirement to be a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in the hopes to participate in the official IIHF World Championships, but Lebanon is currently not a member of the IIHF.[2]

There are notable players of Lebanese-origin, Nazem Kadri who is currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL, Fabian Joseph who represented Canada and Ed Hatoum who also played in the NHL for Detroit, and then Vancouver. Kadri has also represented Canada internationally. Hatoum was born in Beirut. Joseph has won two silver medals at the Olympic Winter Games in 1992 and 1994.

National team[edit]

Lebanon played an exhibition game against Haiti on 23 April 2017, at the Aréna Raymond-Bourque in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, with both teams made their international debut.[3] Lebanon got their first international win over Haiti with a score of 7–4.[4]

Roster[edit]

Head coach: Canada Ralph Melki[1]

# Name Pos S/C Height Weight Date of birth Club
? Frederic Nassif G - Lebanon Unattached
? Alec Sader G - Lebanon Unattached
? Gabriel Waked[5] G - Canada Granby Inouk
? Ricardo Abdulahad D R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 66 kg (146 lb) (1996-10-01)1 October 1996 (aged 20) Lebanon Lebanon Ball Hockey National Team
? Jeff Bouhaidar D - Lebanon Unattached
? Emmanuel Khoury D - Lebanon Unattached
? Majed Madi D - Lebanon Unattached
? Ali Sobh D - Lebanon Unattached
? Ricardo Tabet[6] D L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1985-05-11)11 May 1985 (aged 32) Lebanon Unattached
? Luke Andary F - Lebanon Unattached
? Joe Bouhaidar F - Lebanon Unattached
? Yoan Ghaleb F - Lebanon Unattached
? Nezar Habhab F - Lebanon Unattached
? Alexandre Hamdan[7] F - (1997-12-17)17 December 1997 (aged 19) France Courbevoie
? Elie Khalil F - Lebanon Unattached
? Dave Khoury F - Lebanon Unattached
92 Romel Sabat F L 1.82 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lbs) 24 June 1992 (aged 25) Lebanon Unattached
? Dory Sarkis[8] F L 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1981-12-10)10 December 1981 (aged 35) Lebanon Unattached
? Edouard Tabet F - Lebanon Unattached
? Georges Zarzour F - Lebanon Unattached
? Ghassan Zarzour F - Lebanon Unattached

All-time record against other nations[edit]

Last match update: 22 September 2017[9]

Key
     Positive balance (more Wins)
     Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
     Negative balance (more Losses)
Team GP W T L GF GA
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 10 3
Haiti Haiti 1 1 0 0 7 4
Egypt Egypt* 1 1 0 0 5 0
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 5 3
Total 4 4 0 0 27 10

Note: Lebanon was awarded a 9–0 win over Egypt, but capped at 5–0 due to a blowout rule.[10]

All-time record against other clubs[edit]

Last match update: 7 April 2018[9]

Key
     Positive balance (more Wins)
     Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
     Negative balance (more Losses)
Team GP W T L GF GA
Egypt Pharaohs 1 1 0 0 18 2
Canada Philippines Flyers 1 1 0 0 17 1
Algeria Alger Corsaires 1 1 0 0 16 3
Tunisia Carthage Eagles 1 1 0 0 8 3
African Union Maghreb United[11] 1 1 0 0 8 3
Canada Argenteuil HC 2 1 0 1 5 5
United Arab Emirates EHL All-Stars 1 0 0 1 2 4
Germany German Hockey Legends 1 0 0 1 4 5
Belarus Belarus PT 1 0 0 1 1 7
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storm 2 0 0 2 4 7
Total 12 6 0 6 78 39

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