Romania men's national junior ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Romania is used as the badge on the team jerseys
Association Romanian Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Romania Attila Ferenc Nagy
Head coach Germany Otto Keresztes
Assistants Romania Marius Trandafir
Captain Roberto Gliga
Most games Roberto Gliga (25)
Most points Roberto Gliga (43)
Team colors                    
First international
 Romania 10 – 2 Australia 
(Bucharest, Romania; 3 March 1983)
Biggest win
 Romania 25 – 0 Bulgaria 
(Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; 1 January 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 16 – 3 Romania 
(Rouen, France; 18 March 1987)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 31 (first in 1983)
Best result 10th (1988)
International record (W–L–T)

The Romania men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Romania. The team is controlled by the Romanian Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.


Romania played its first game in 1983 against Australia during the Pool C tournament of the 1983 IIHF World U20 Championship.[1] Romania won the game 10–2. Romania also gained promotion to Pool B for 1984 after winning all six of their games and finishing first in the standings. They remained in Pool B up until the 1994 IIHF World U20 Championship where they finished last and were relegated back to Pool C for the 1995 World Championships.[1] Romania competed in the Pool C tournament of the World Championships for the next four years but at the 1998 IIHF World U20 Championship they finished last in the Pool C tournament after losing to Great Britain and were relegated to Pool D.[1] In 2001 after the a change in the format of the World Championships Romania was reseeded into the newly formed Division III tournament. They remained in the Division III tournament for two years before gaining promotion to Division II due to a restructuring which increased the number of teams in Division II to 12.[1] In 2012 they finished first in the Division II Group B tournament being held in Tallinn, Estonia and gained promotion to Division II Group A.[2] Following promotion in 2012 Romania competed in the 2013 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group A tournament being held in Brașov, Romania. The team finished third and retained their spot in Division II Group A for the following year.[3]

Roberto Gliga currently holds the team record for most points with 43.[4] Gliga has competed at five World Championships for the Romanian under-20 team from 2009 to 2013 with his best result in 2012 where he scored 17 points in the Division II Group B tournament at the 2012 IIHF World U20 Championship.[5]


From the 2015 IIHF World U20 Championship Division II[6]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
1 Attila Adorján G 26 November 1996 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
3 Zsolt Mátyás D 17 March 1996 Romania Corona Brașov
4 Tihamér Győrfy D 1 April 1997 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
5 Florin Creanga D 8 April 1997 Romania Steaua Rangers
6 Arnold Kovács F 2 June 1996 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
7 Hugó Gecse D 11 January 1995 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
8 Gabriel Spiridon F 18 January 1995 Romania CSM Dunărea Galați
9 Hunor Csergő, CsergőCsergő Hunor Csergő F 20 October 1995 Romania CS Progym Gheorgheni
10 Szabolcs Hildebrand D 1 February 1995 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
11 Mircea Constantin F 6 June 1995 Romania Steaua Rangers
12 Szilárd Orbán D 20 February 1996 Hungary Miskolci JJSE
13 István Geréb F 4 January 1996 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
14 Mircea Oniciuc D 31 December 1995 Romania HSC Csíkszereda II
15 Zoltán Molnár F 9 April 1995 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
9 Csanád Okos D 9 April 1994 Hungary Debreceni HK U20
1 Ottó Ónodi G 12 July 1994 Romania HSC Csíkszereda II
8 Nándor Pataki D 10 June 1993 Romania HSC Csíkszereda II
18 Alpár Salló D 30 May 1994 Romania HSC Csíkszereda II
15 Nándor Tamás D 10 August 1994 Hungary MAC Népstadion U20
20 Zoltán Tőke G 1 July 1994 Hungary Debreceni HK U20
6 Tranca, DanielDaniel Tranca (A) F 11 February 1994 Romania HSC Csíkszereda

International competitions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Romania U20 All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  2. ^ "2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Div. II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  3. ^ "2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Div. II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Romania". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Roberto Gliga". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 

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