Luxembourg men's national ice hockey team

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Luxembourg
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFédération Luxembourgeoise de Hockey sur Glace
General ManagerTeemu Hinkula
Head coachPetr Fical
AssistantsJohn Bierchen
CaptainRonny Scheier
Most gamesRonny Scheier (59)
Benny Welter (59)
Most pointsRobert Beran (104)
Team colors              
IIHF codeLUX
Ranking
Current IIHF43 Decrease 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF42 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF44 (2009)
First international
South Africa  23–0  Luxembourg
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 21 March 1992)
Biggest win
Luxembourg  38–3  Armenia
(Mexico City, Mexico; 10 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
Spain  31–0  Luxembourg
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 25 March 1992)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1992)
Best result31st (1992)
International record (W–L–T)
31–42–2

The Luxembourg national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Luxembourg. It is controlled by the Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Luxembourg is currently ranked 43rd in the IIHF World Rankings and competes at Division II of the IIHF World Championships. They won their first tournament in 2017 at the Division III level.[2]

History[edit]

Luxembourg joined the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in 1912, though did not participate in the World Championship until 1992, when they placed fifth in Group C2, the lowest tier. They would not return to the tournament until 2000, though except for 2001 have been a regular participant since then.[2]

The team plays in the colours of the national flag: red, white, and light blue. The squad is coached by Petr Fical of Germany and captained by Ronny Scheier.[citation needed] Monique Scheier-Schneider served as the team's general manager from the 2005 to 2007 world championships.[3]

In the 2007 World Championships, Luxembourg finished third in Division III, narrowly missing out on promotion to Division II after being defeated 4–3 by hosts Ireland in overtime. Luxembourg has never competed in ice hockey at the Olympics. They placed third at the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division III in Dunedin, New Zealand. They won their first tournament in 2017 at the Division III level.[2]

IIHF World Championships[edit]

Year Host Division/Group Group Position Overall Position
1992 South Africa Johannesburg Group C2 5th 31st
1993–1999 did not participate
2000 Iceland Reykjavik Group D 8th 41st
2001 did not participate
2002 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Novi Sad Division II – Group B 6th (relegated) 40th
2003 New Zealand Auckland Division III 2nd (promoted) 42nd
2004 Spain Jaca Division II – Group A 6th (relegated) 39th
2005 Mexico Mexico City Division III 3rd 43rd
2006 Iceland Reykjavik Division III 5th 45th
2007 Republic of Ireland Dundalk Division III 3rd 42nd
2008 Luxembourg Luxembourg Division III 3rd 43rd
2009 New Zealand Dunedin Division III 3rd 43rd
2010 Luxembourg Kockelscheuer Division III – Group A 3rd 45th
2011 South Africa Cape Town Division III 4th 44th
2012 Turkey Erzurum Division III 3rd 43rd
2013 South Africa Cape Town 2013 IIHF World Championship Division III 3rd 43rd
2014 Luxembourg Kockelscheuer Division III 3rd 43rd
2015 Turkey İzmir Division III 3rd 43rd
2016 Turkey Istanbul Division III 3rd 43rd
2017 Bulgaria Sofia Division III 1st (promoted) 41st
2018 Spain Granada Division II – Group B 6th (relegated) 40th
2019 Bulgaria Sofia Division III 4th 44th

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[4]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
20 Philippe Lepage L 175 cm 70 kg (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 32) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
25 Gilles Mangen L 165 cm 70 kg (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 30) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
18 Philippe Bechtold L 176 cm 70 kg (1995-03-18) 18 March 1995 (age 24) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
17 Cedric Farinon L 181 cm 73 kg (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 22) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
13 Jimmy Hilbert L 180 cm 106 kg (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 21) Luxembourg Hiversport Huskies
14 Ronny Scheier R 178 cm 76 kg (1981-10-23) 23 October 1981 (age 37) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
8 Pit Sinner L 177 cm 75 kg (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 26) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
11 Robert Beran L 180 cm 84 kg (1969-11-15) 15 November 1969 (age 49) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
21 Thierry Beran L 183 cm 75 kg (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 27) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
9 Colm Cannon R 186 cm 93 kg (1986-07-08) 8 July 1986 (age 33) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
16 Marcus Eriksson L 181 cm 73 kg (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 29) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
4 Pete Hary R 186 cm 100 kg (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 23) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
19 Joel Holtzem L 192 cm 80 kg (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 37) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
12 Miroslav Mosr L 180 cm 75 kg (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 22) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
10 Nicolas Mossong R 182 cm 68 kg (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 23) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
6 Aleks Panzone L 176 cm 62 kg (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 (age 19) Luxembourg Hiversport Huskies
5 Georges Scheier L 177 cm 75 kg (1983-11-14) 14 November 1983 (age 35) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
15 Patrick Schon L 190 cm 82 kg (1978-07-11) 11 July 1978 (age 41) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Tchechankov, Ivan (17 April 2017). "First gold for Luxembourg". IIHF.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Monique Schneider Team Staff Profile". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 World Championships Division 3 Luxembourg. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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