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 Mexico Diego de la Garma
Assistants Mexico Luis Olivares
Captain Fernando Ugarte
Most games Lior Miller (46)
Most points Adrian Cervantes (52)
Team colors                    
IIHF code MEX
Ranking
Current IIHF 36 Decrease3
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)
30–44–4

The Mexican national ice hockey team (Spanish: Selección Mexicana de hockey sobre hielo) is the national men's ice hockey team of Mexico. It is governed by the Federación Deportiva de Mexico de Hockey sobre Hielo and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Mexico is currently ranked 33rd in the world rankings and currently compete in the IIHF World Championship Division II Group B.[1]

History[edit]

Mexico joined the IIHF 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, losing to the Canada Selects once (7–0) and to Colombia twice (4–3 and 3–2 in a shootout) in the Pan American Tournament final three times.

Tournament record[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 39th place
(5th in Division II, Group B)
5 1 0 0 4

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 2017 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B.[4]

# Name Pos S/C Height Weight Date of birth Club
2 Martínez, GustavoGustavo Martínez D R 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1995-11-08)8 November 1995 (aged 21) Mexico Tigres Nuevo Leon
5 Colas, MiguelMiguel Colas D R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-10-04)4 October 1994 (aged 22) Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
6 Piñeyro, DanielDaniel Piñeyro D L 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1989-07-04)4 July 1989 (aged 27) Mexico Pumas Galerias
8 de la Vega, Luis AlbertoLuis Alberto de la Vega D R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 (aged 29) Mexico Osos Mexico
9 Majul, HectorHector Majul F R 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1994-05-07)7 May 1994 (aged 22) Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
10 Tommasi, CarloCarlo Tommasi F R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-04-13)13 April 1988 (aged 28) Mexico Osos Mexico
11 Cuevas, RubenRuben Cuevas F R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1993-02-13)13 February 1993 (aged 24) Mexico Osos Mexico
12 Gómez, CarlosCarlos Gómez F R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1992-03-18)18 March 1992 (aged 25) Mexico Mapaches Queretaro
13 Sierra, SantiagoSantiago Sierra F L 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-08-08)8 August 1987 (aged 29) Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
14 Kelo, CristoferCristofer Kelo F R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-04-13)13 April 1987 (aged 29) Mexico Pumas Distrito Federal
15 Ugarte, FernandoFernando Ugarte D L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1983-01-11)11 January 1983 (aged 34) Mexico Osos Mexico
16 Bermejo, ArunasArunas Bermejo F R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1997-09-09)9 September 1997 (aged 19) Mexico Halcones Lomas Verdes
17 González, Luis DavidLuis David González F R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 28) Mexico Aztec Eagle Warriors
18 Rubio, OscarOscar Rubio F R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1988-12-31)31 December 1988 (aged 28) Mexico Aztec Eagle Warriors
19 Najera, AntonioAntonio Najera F R 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1998-04-10)10 April 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Sharks Lerma
20 de Alba, AlfonsoAlfonso de Alba G R 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1985-04-16)16 April 1985 (aged 31) Mexico Halcones Lomas Verdes
22 Padilla, FranciscoFrancisco Padilla D L 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1993-03-07)7 March 1993 (aged 24) Mexico Osos Mexico
23 Pérez, JorgeJorge Pérez F R 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1998-07-14)14 July 1998 (aged 18) Mexico Osos Mexico
24 Pierce, KevinKevin Pierce D R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1998-03-04)4 March 1998 (aged 19) Mexico Osos Mexico
25 Albrecht, RichardRichard Albrecht G R 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1995-01-11)11 January 1995 (aged 22) Mexico Falcons Lomas Verdes

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Mexico" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 

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