Luxembourg men's national ice hockey team

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Luxembourg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Hockey sur Glace
Head coach Petr Fical
Assistants Yves Barthels
Captain Ronny Scheier
Most games Ronny Scheier (59)
Benny Welter (59)
Most points Robert Beran (104)
Team colors               
IIHF code LUX
Ranking
Current IIHF 42 Increase1
Highest IIHF 42 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF 44 (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
Appearances 16 (first in 1992)
Best result 31st (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.[1]

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.[1]

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.

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.[1]

IIHF World Championships[edit]

Year Division/Group Group Position Overall Position
1992 Group C2 5th 31st
2000 Group D 8th 41st
2002 Division II – Group B 6th (relegated) 40th
2003 Division III 2nd (promoted) 42nd
2004 Division II – Group A 6th (relegated) 39th
2005 Division III 3rd 43rd
2006 Division III 5th 45th
2007 Division III 3rd 42nd
2008 Division III 3rd 43rd
2009 Division III 3rd 43rd
2010 Division III – Group A 3rd 45th
2011 Division III 4th 44th
2012 Division III 3rd 43rd
2013 Division III 3rd 43rd
2014 Division III 3rd 43rd
2015 Division III 3rd 43rd
2016 Division III 3rd 43rd
2017 Division III 1st (promoted) 41st

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
20 Philippe Lepage L 175 cm 70 kg (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 30) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
25 Gilles Mangen L 165 cm 70 kg (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 28) 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 22) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
17 Cedric Farinon L 181 cm 73 kg (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 20) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
13 Jimmy Hilbert L 180 cm 106 kg (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 19) Luxembourg Hiversport Huskies
14 Ronny Scheier R 178 cm 76 kg (1981-10-23) 23 October 1981 (age 35) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
8 Pit Sinner L 177 cm 75 kg (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 24) 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 47) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
21 Thierry Beran L 183 cm 75 kg (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 25) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
9 Colm Cannon R 186 cm 93 kg (1986-07-08) 8 July 1986 (age 31) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
16 Marcus Eriksson L 181 cm 73 kg (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 27) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
4 Pete Hary R 186 cm 100 kg (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 21) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
19 Joel Holtzem L 192 cm 80 kg (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 35) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
12 Miroslav Mosr L 180 cm 75 kg (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 20) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
10 Nicolas Mossong R 182 cm 68 kg (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 21) Luxembourg IHC Beaufort
6 Aleks Panzone L 176 cm 62 kg (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 (age 17) Luxembourg Hiversport Huskies
5 Georges Scheier L 177 cm 75 kg (1983-11-14) 14 November 1983 (age 33) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg
15 Patrick Schon L 190 cm 82 kg (1978-07-11) 11 July 1978 (age 39) Luxembourg Tornado Luxembourg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tchechankov, Ivan (2017-04-17). "First gold for Luxembourg". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  2. ^ "2016 World Championships Division 3 Luxembourg. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 

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