Russia women's national ice hockey team

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Russia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Большая красная машина (The Big Red Machine)
AssociationIce Hockey Federation of Russia
Head coachAlexei Chistyakov
AssistantsAlexander Verdernikov
CaptainOlga Sosina
Team colors              
IIHF codeRUS
Russia national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
Ranking
Current IIHF4 Steady
Highest IIHF4 (first in 2013)
Lowest IIHF6 (first in 2005)
First international
  Switzerland 2–1 Russia 
(Brampton, Canada; 1 April 1994)
Biggest win
 Russia 15–0 France 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; 28 March 1995)
 Russia 16–1 Denmark 
(Lyss, Switzerland; 29 December 1997)
Biggest defeat
 United States 15–0 Russia 
(Mississauga, Canada; 4 April 2000)
World Championships
Appearances15 (first in 1997)
Best result3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2001, 2013, 2016)
European Championships
Appearances2 (first in 1995)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) (1996)
Olympics
Appearances4 (first in 2002)
International record (W–L–T)
103–130–7
Russia women's national ice hockey team
Medal record
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 United States
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Canada

The Russian women's national ice hockey team represents Russia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. Russia had 2,376 female players in 2018.[1]

The Russian women warming up before the game against China at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

History[edit]

On 1 April 1994, Russia played its first game in Brampton, Canada, losing 1–2 to Switzerland.[2] Russia is currently ranked 4th in the world in women's ice hockey. This is also the highest rank in team's history. Three times – at 2001 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship and the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship Russia reached 3rd place by upsetting Finland in the bronze medal game.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1997 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2001Bronze medal icon.svg Won bronze medal
  • 2004 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 5th place[4]
  • 2011 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2013Bronze medal icon.svg Won bronze medal
  • 2015 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2016Bronze medal icon.svg Won bronze medal
  • 2017 – Finished in 5th place

European Championship[edit]

  • 1995 – Finished in 7th place (won Pool B)
  • 1996Silver medal icon.svg Won silver medal

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Olympic Athletes from Russia roster for the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[5]

Head coach: Russia Alexei Chistyakov     Assistant coach: Russia Alexander Vedernikov

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2017–18 team
1 G Valeria Tarakanova 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 20 June 1998 Zavolzhye Russia SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RWHL)
2 D Angelina Goncharenko 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 23 May 1994 Moscow Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
10 F Liudmila Belyakova 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 12 August 1994 Moscow Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
11 D Liana Ganeyeva 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 20 December 1997 Staroe Baisarovo Russia Arktik-Universitet Ukhta (RWHL)
12 D Yekaterina Lobova 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 25 October 1998 Novosibirsk Russia Biryusa Krasnoyarsk (RWHL)
13 D Nina Pirogova 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 26 January 1999 Moscow Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
15 F Valeria Pavlova 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 15 April 1995 Tyumen Russia Biryusa Krasnoyarsk (RWHL)
17 F Fanuza Kadirova 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 6 April 1998 Kukmor Russia Arktik-Universitet Ukhta (RWHL)
18 F Olga SosinaC 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 27 July 1992 Almetyevsk Russia Agidel Ufa (RWHL)
22 D Maria BatalovaA 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 3 May 1996 Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
28 F Diana Kanayeva 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 27 March 1997 Naberezhnye Chelny Russia Dynamo St. Petersburg (RWHL)
31 G Nadezhda Alexandrova 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 3 January 1986 Moscow, Soviet Union Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
34 D Svetlana Tkacheva 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 3 November 1984 Moscow, Soviet Union Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
43 F Yekaterina Likhachyova 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 24 August 1998 Kirovo-Chepetsk Russia SKIF Nizhni Novgorod (RWHL)
44 F Alyona Starovoitova 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 22 October 1999 Moscow Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
59 F Yelena DergachyovaA 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 8 November 1995 Moscow Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)
68 F Alevtina Shtaryova 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 9 February 1997 Moscow Russia HC Tornado
73 F Viktoria Kulishova 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 60 kg (132 lb) 12 August 1999 Tyumen Russia SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RWHL)
76 D Yekaterina Nikolayeva 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 5 October 1995 Saratov Russia Dynamo St. Petersburg (RWHL)
88 F Yekaterina Smolina 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 8 October 1988 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union Russia Dynamo St. Petersburg (RWHL)
92 G Nadezhda Morozova 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 November 1996 Moscow Russia Biryusa Krasnoyarsk (RWHL)
94 F Yevgenia Dyupina 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 30 June 1994 Glazov Russia Dynamo St. Petersburg (RWHL)
97 F Anna Shokhina 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 23 June 1997 Novosinkovo Russia HC Tornado (RWHL)

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ "Women's international matches 1993/94" (in French). HockeyArchives. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  3. ^ "IOC sanctions six Russian athletes and closes one case as part of the Oswald Commission findingsdate=December 12, 2017". olympic.org. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Final Ranking As of SUN 12 APR 2009" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Ice hockey Women – Team Roster – OAR" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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