Mexico men's national ice hockey team

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Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Federación Deportiva de Mexico de Hockey sobre Hielo
Head coach Diego de la Garma
Assistants Luis Olivares
Captain Fernando Ugarte
Most games Lior Miller (46)
Most points Adrian Cervantes (52)
Team colors                    
IIHF code MEX
Ranking
Current IIHF 33 Decrease1
Highest IIHF 32 (first in 2010)
Lowest IIHF 43 (first in 2005)
First international
 Belgium 5–0 Mexico 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 10 April 2000)
Biggest win
 Mexico 48–0 Armenia 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 11 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Romania 19–0 Mexico 
(Bucharest, Romania; 26 March 2001)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 17 (first in 2000)
Best result 35th (2008)
Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament
Appearances 3 (first in 2014)
Best result Med 2.png (2014, 2015, 2016)
International record (W–L–T)
29–40–4

The Mexican national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Mexico and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are currently ranked 33rd in the world rankings and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division II.[1]

History[edit]

Mexico joined the International Ice Hockey Federation in April 1985.[2] They played its first game in 2000 during the 2000 World Championships, losing to Belgium 5–0.[3] Since then they have participated in every World Championship and are currently in Division IIB. It is the only Latin American team that competes in the IIHF tournament. Mexico hosted the Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The national team was the runner-up in three tournaments.

International competitions[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OW OL L
2000 Iceland Reykjavík 40th place
(7th in Group D)
2 0 - - 2
2001 Romania Bucharest 40th place
(2nd in Division II, Group B)
5 0 - - 5
2002 Mexico Mexico City 42nd place
(2nd in Division II
Qualification)
2 0 - 1* 1
2003 South Korea Seoul 39th place
(6th in Division II, Group A)
5 0 - - 5
2004 Iceland Reykjavík 43rd place
(3rd in Division III)
4 2 - 1* 1
2005 Mexico Mexico City 41st place
(1st in Division III)
4 4 - - 0
2006 New Zealand Auckland 38th place
(5th in Division II, Group B)
5 1 - - 4
2007 South Korea Seoul 38th place
(5th in Division II, Group B)
4 0 0 0 4
2008 Australia Newcastle 35th place
(4th in Division II, Group B)
5 2 0 0 3
2009 Bulgaria Sofia 37th place
(5th in Division II, Group B)
5 1 0 0 4
2010 Mexico Naucalpan 37th place
(5th in Division II, Group A)
5 1 0 0 4
2011 Australia Melbourne 37th place
(5th in Division II, Group A)
5 1 0 0 4
2012 Bulgaria Sofia 38th place
(4th in Division II, Group B)
5 2 0 1 2
2013 Turkey İzmit 37th place
(3rd in Division II, Group B)
5 3 1 0 1
2014 Spain Jaca 36th place
(2nd in Division II, Group B)
5 4 0 0 1
2015 South Africa Cape Town 37th place
(3rd in Division II, Group B)
5 3 0 1 2
2016 Mexico Mexico City 36th place
(2nd in Division II, Group B)
5 4 0 1 0
2017 New Zealand Auckland To be determined - - - - -

Pan American Tournament[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OW OL L
2014 Mexico Mexico City Med 2.png 2nd place 5 3 0 0 2
2015 Mexico Mexico City Med 2.png 2nd place 5 4 0 1 0
2016 Mexico Mexico City Med 2.png 2nd place 6 5 0 1 0


Roster[edit]

From the 2016 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships[4]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of Birth Club
1 Andres De la Garma R 182 cm 80 kg Mar. 11, 1988 Mexico Osos Mexico
20 Alfonso De Alba R 167 cm 70 kg Apr. 16, 1985 Mexico Halcones Lomas Verdes
25 Richard Albrecht R 188 cm 90 kg Jan. 11, 1995 Mexico Falcons Lomas Verdes
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
2 Gustavo Martinez R 181 cm 78 kg Nov. 8, 1995 Mexico Tigres Nuevo Leon
3 Manuel Escandon L 190 cm 93 kg Jul. 28, 1991 Mexico Halcones Lomas Verdes
5 Miguel Colas R 180 cm 75 kg Oct. 4, 1994 Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
6 Daniel Pineyro L 188 cm 88 kg Jul. 4, 1989 Mexico Pumas Galerias
8 Luis De La Vega R 183 cm 94 kg Mar. 23, 1988 Mexico Osos Mexico
13 Jorge Duenas R 180 cm 85 kg Sep. 5, 1995 United States UTEP Miners Hockey Club
15 Fernando Ugarte L 170 cm 67 kg Jan. 11, 1983 Mexico Osos Mexico
22 Francisco Padilla L 185 cm 87 kg Mar. 7, 1993 Mexico Osos Mexico
24 Alejandro Rosette R 183 cm 88 kg Sep. 15, 1987 Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
7 Brian Arroyo R 184 cm 94 kg Feb. 24, 1985 Mexico Sharks Lerma
9 Hector Majul R 181 cm 84 kg May 7, 1994 Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
10 Carlo Tommasi R 185 cm 86 kg Apr. 13, 1988 Mexico Osos Mexico
11 Alexander Gutierrez R 182 cm 71 kg Dec. 14, 1990 Mexico Mayan Astronomers
12 Carlos Gomez R 170 cm 74 kg Mar. 18, 1992 Mexico Mapaches Queretaro
16 Jorge Perez R 190 cm 90 kg Jul. 14, 1998 Canada Rayside-Balfour Canadians
17 Luis Gonzalez R 180 cm 79 kg Oct. 7, 1988 Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
18 Hector Carrero R 180 cm 69 kg Apr. 3, 1991 Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
19 Christian Smithers R 190 cm 90 kg Aug. 3, 1992 Mexico Osos Mexico
21 Adrian Cervantes R 180 cm 85 kg Dec. 22, 1985 Mexico Osos Mexico
23 Roberto Chabat R 185 cm 86 kg Dec. 30, 1984 Mexico Osos Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Men's World Ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Mexico". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Mexico All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2010-06-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Mexico" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 

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