North Macedonia men's national ice hockey team

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North Macedonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationMacedonian Ice Hockey Federation
General ManagerNikola Tasev
Head coachGjorgi Grchev
Home stadiumBoris Trajkovski Hockey Arena
Team colors         
IIHF codeMKD
Ranking
Current IIHFNR (26 May 2019)[1]
First international
 Macedonia 8–7 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Sarajevo, BIH; 20 January 2018)
Biggest win
 Macedonia 9–3 Portugal 
(Füssen, Germany; 21 November 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–6 Macedonia 
(Sarajevo, BIH; 21 January 2018)
Development Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg 1st (2018)
International record (W–L–T)
6–1–0

The North Macedonian ice hockey team (Macedonian: Хокејарска репрезентација на Македонија; Hokejarska reprezentacija na Makedonija) is the national men's ice hockey team of North Macedonia. They are controlled by the Macedonian Ice Hockey Federation and has been an associate member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 4 October 2001.

History[edit]

Macedonia played its first unofficial game on 27 March 2011 against Red Star Sofia of Bulgaria in Skopje. They went on to lose the game 4–1.[2] On 20 December 2014, Macedonia played two exhibition games against the Bulgarian U20 national team in Skopje. They lost the first game 6–5 in overtime and won the second game 4–3 following a shootout, recording the team's first ever win.[3] Macedonia have still never entered in any IIHF World Championship tournaments. On 20 January 2018, Macedonia made its international debut and played two exhibition games against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo over the weekend. They won the first game 8–7 and lost the second game 7–6 in overtime a day later.[4]

Tournament record[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
1930 through 1992 As part of  Yugoslavia
1993 through 2019 Did not enter
Total 0/0

Development Cup[edit]

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
2017 Andorra Canillo Did not participate
2018 Germany Füssen Gold medal with cup.svg 1st place 5 5 0 0 0
Total 1/2 5 5 0 0 0

All-time record against other nations[edit]

Last match update: 21 November 2018[5]

Key
     Positive balance (more Wins)
     Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
     Negative balance (more Losses)
Team GP W T L GF GA
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 15 7
 Portugal 2 2 0 0 14 7
 Ireland 1 1 0 0 9 6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 0 1 14 14
Total 7 6 0 1 52 34

All-time record against other clubs[edit]

Last match update: 21 December 2014[5]

Key
     Positive balance (more Wins)
     Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
     Negative balance (more Losses)
Team GP W T L GF GA
Bulgaria Bulgaria U20 2 1 0 1 9 9
Bulgaria Red Star Sofia 1 0 0 1 1 4
Total 3 1 0 2 10 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Macedonian Hockey team opened a new page in the history". National Teams of Ice Hockey. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 3 April 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Exhibition Games". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Macedonia wins and loses in OT in Bosnia and Hercegovina". Eurohockey.com. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Macedonia All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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