Lithuania men's national ice hockey team

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Lithuania
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Lithuanian badge features Vytis ("the Chaser") who is also featured on the Coat of arms of Lithuania
AssociationLithuanian Ice Hockey Federation
General ManagerVaidas Budrauskas
Head coachBernd Haake
AssistantsArūnas Aleinikovas
George Kingston
Šarūnas Kuliešius
Ty Newberry
CaptainDainius Zubrus
Most gamesMindaugas Kieras (100)
Most pointsEgidijus Bauba (94)
Team colors              
IIHF codeLTU
Ranking
Current IIHF25 Steady
Highest IIHF23 (first in 2008)
Lowest IIHF27 (first in 2003)
First international
 Latvia 3–0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 27 February 1932)
Biggest win
 Lithuania 20–0 Luxembourg 
(Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; 25 March 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Latvia 27–0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 27 August 1996)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1938)
Best result12th (1938)
International record (W–L–T)
58–79–10

The Lithuanian national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Lithuania, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Lithuania is currently in 26th place in the IIHF World Rankings. They have never competed in Olympic Games.

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1938 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1954–1991 – participated as part of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team
  • 1993 – Not ranked (3rd in "Pool C" Qualification Group 1)
  • 1994 – Not ranked (2nd in "Pool C2" Qualification Group 1)
  • 1995 – Finished in 31st place (2nd in "Pool C2")
  • 1996 – Finished in 29th place (1st in "Pool D")
  • 1997 – Finished in 28th place (8th in "Pool C")
  • 1998 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1999 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 2000 – Finished in 28th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 2001 – Finished in 28th place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 30th place (1st in Division II Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 28th place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2004 – Finished in 29th place (1st in Division II Group B)
  • 2005 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I Group B)
  • 2007 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I Group B)
  • 2009 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I Group A)
  • 2010 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group A)
  • 2011 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2013 – Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2014 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2015 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2016 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2017 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2018 – Finished in 23rd place (1st in Division I Group B)

Team[edit]

Lithuania prior to their first match at the 1938 World Championship. In their first World Championship Lithuania finished tenth out of thirteen nations competing.

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
29 Mantas Armalis L 193 cm 88 kg (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 26) Latvia Dinamo Riga
30 Artur Pavliukov L 185 cm 78 kg (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 21) United States Kenai River Brown Bears
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
4 Nerijus Ališauskas R 185 cm 82 kg (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 27) Latvia Dinamo Riga
25 Rolandas Aliukonis L 178 cm 85 kg (1981-05-25) 25 May 1981 (age 37) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
24 Domantas Cypas R 195 cm 93 kg (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 22) Germany EC Bad Kissinger
2 Jaunius Jasinevičius R 185 cm 75 kg (1996-07-09) 9 July 1996 (age 22) Norway IK Comet Halden
6 Artūras Katulis R 178 cm 80 kg (1981-08-05) 5 August 1981 (age 37) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
3 Mindaugas Kieras L 187 cm 87 kg (1980-06-07) 7 June 1980 (age 38) Lithuania Hockey Punks Vilnius
11 Darius Kasparaitis L 180 cm 95 kg (1972-10-16) 16 October 1972 (age 46) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
17 Daniel Bogdziul R 183 cm 85 kg (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 24) Germany TEV Miesbach
15 Arnoldas Bosas R 194 cm 90 kg (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 28) Germany EV Regensburg
7 Ilja Četvertak R 175 cm 168 kg (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 21) Lithuania Geležinis Vilkas Vilnius
13 Ugnius Čižas L 184 cm 74 kg (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 23) Norway IK Comet Halden
16 Paulius Gintautas R 185 cm 80 kg (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 23) Norway IK Comet Halden
13 Artur Laukaitis L 188 cm 78 kg (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 21) United States Minnesota Magicians
21 Mark Kaleinikovas R 188 cm 79 kg (1997-12-31) 31 December 1997 (age 20) China Kunlun Red Star
18 Emilijus Krakauskas R 185 cm 75 kg (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 21) Switzerland HC Ajoie
17 Tadas Kumeliauskas R 190 cm 85 kg (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 27) Germany Dresdner Eislowen
23 Pijus Rulevičius L 178 cm 82 kg (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 26) United States Mississippi RiverKings
14 Edgar Rybakov R 187 cm 90 kg (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 27) Lithuania Hockey Punks Vilnius
12 Povilas Verenis L 188 cm 86 kg (1990-07-29) 29 July 1990 (age 28) Lithuania Energija Elektrėnai
8 Dainius Zubrus L 196 cm 102 kg (1978-07-16) 16 July 1978 (age 40) None

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 World Championships Division 1B Team Lithuania. (Men)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2016-05-24.

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