Romania men's national ice hockey team

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Romania
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Romania is used as the badge on the team jerseys
Nickname(s) Tricolori (Three Colors)
Association Romanian Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Alexandru Hălăucă
Head coach István Geréb
Assistants Nelu Alexe
Captain Ioan Timaru
Most games Doru Tureanu (112)
Most points Doru Tureanu (113)
Team colors                    
IIHF code ROU
Ranking
Current IIHF 29 Decrease1
Highest IIHF 26 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF 29 (2016)
First international
 United States 15–0 Romania 
(Krynica, Poland; 1 February 1931)
Biggest win
 Romania 52–1 New Zealand 
(Geel or Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium; 19 March 1989)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 23–1 Romania 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 17 February 1947)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 51 (first in 1931)
Best result 7th (1947)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1964)
International record (W–L–T)
300–337–51

The Romanian men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of Romania, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are currently ranked 28th in the 2010 IIHF World Rankings and currently compete in Division IIA. They have competed in four Olympic ice hockey competitions, the most recent being in 1980.

Olympic Games[edit]

Romania started Olympic hockey in 1964 in the B division. In the tournament, the team finished 12th out of 16 teams and managed 3 wins against Austria, Italy, and Hungary also with a tie against Yugoslavia. In 1968, Romania lost its qualification match against West Germany 7–0 and was forced to compete in the B division again. In the first two games, Romania beat Austria 3–2 and the Host, France 7–3. They lost their next three games and finished 12th out of 14 in the standings. After skipping the 1972 competition, Romania returned for the 1976 tournament. This time Romania played Poland in the Qualification round and lost 7–4, keeping them in the B division once again. However, Romania battled back and won 4 of 5 games with only one loss against Yugoslavia, still winning the division. The team finished 7th out of 12. In 1980, Romania was able to play with the top teams and was put into the Blue Division group, along with tough opponents such as Sweden, Czechoslovakia, and USA. In the first game Romania was down 4–2 to West Germany, but managed to score 4 goals to beat the former bronze medallists 6–4. In their next game Romania got shut out by Sweden 8–0. The Swedes scored 3 goals in the first period which left Romania out of it. After a lopsided loss to Czechoslovakia (7–2) the team then took on USA. The US jumped out to a 2–0 lead in the first period and added two more to it to lead 4-1 after two periods. Unlike other teams that the US had faced, the Romanians fought strong in the third period, despite being outshot 15–3, and scored a goal. The final score was 7–2. Romania played Norway for their final game, who had lost all four of their past games and had no chance to advance to the Medal Round. Romania fell behind less than a minute into the game, but stormed back to take the lead 3–1 in the third period. The Norwegian team battled back though, and scored once with a minute and a half left to play, and scored once more to tie it with only 29 seconds left. This tie still gave Romania one point but they had been hoping for a win. They finished the tournament with a 1–3–1 record, and were ranked 8th out of 12, just beating the Netherlands, West Germany, Norway, and Japan. This was the last time that the Romanians competed in the Olympic tournaments.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1964 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1968 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1976 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1980 – Finished in 9th place

World Championship[edit]

Winter Universiade[edit]

  • 1966 – 2nd place (Silver medal)
  • 1983 – 3rd place (Bronze medal)

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
20 Ottó Onódi L 179 cm 74 kg (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 22) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
25 Gellért Ruczuj R 175 cm 74 kg (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 26) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
13 Zsombor Balázs R 188 cm 186 kg (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 22) Romania Corona Brasov
24 Ottó Biró R 181 cm 85 kg (1988-08-17) 17 August 1988 (age 28) Romania Corona Brasov
4 Botond Flinta L 185 cm 80 kg (1987-10-04) 4 October 1987 (age 29) Romania CSM Dunărea Galați
2 Hugó Gecse R 182 cm 70 kg (1995-01-11) 11 January 1995 (age 22) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
12 István Nagy L 179 cm 85 kg (1981-05-15) 15 May 1981 (age 35) Romania CSM Dunărea Galațil
19 Szilárd Orbán L 185 cm 82 kg (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 21) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
3 Szabolcs Papp L 185 cm 98 kg (1982-06-30) 30 June 1982 (age 34) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
3 Alpár Salló R 180 cm 80 kg (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994 (age 22) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
9 Ciprian Tapu L 180 cm 85 kg (1991-05-01) 1 May 1991 (age 25) Romania Steaua Rangers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
11 Hunor Csergő R 170 cm 68 kg (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 21) Romania CS Progym Gheorgheni
14 Csanád Fodor L 171 cm 76 kg (1990-11-16) 16 November 1990 (age 26) Romania Corona Brasov
16 Levente Lőrincz R 177 cm 78 kg (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 31) Romania CSM Dunărea Galați
21 Ede Mihály R 184 cm 80 kg (1986-01-11) 11 January 1986 (age 31) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
23 Ervin Moldován Horváth L 178 cm 80 kg (1978-02-05) 5 February 1978 (age 39) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
10 Zsombor Molnár L 179 cm 73 kg (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993 (age 24) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
16 Róbert Péter R 181 cm 92 kg (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 33) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
14 Norbert Rokaly R 179 cm 68 kg (1996-01-21) 21 January 1996 (age 21) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
22 Zoltán Sándor (ice hockey) R 166 cm 64 kg (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 19) Romania HSC Csíkszereda
6 Ioan Timaru L 176 cm 88 kg (1974-03-25) 25 March 1974 (age 43) Romania Steaua Rangers
17 Levente Zsók L 183 cm 80 kg (1983-11-21) 21 November 1983 (age 33) Romania ASC Corona 2010 Brașov (ice hockey)

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