Slovenia men's national ice hockey team

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Slovenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
The official logo of the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia.
Nickname(s) Risi (The Lynx)
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia
Head coach Nik Zupančič
Assistants Gaber Glavič
Captain Jan Urbas
Most games Tomaž Razingar (212)
Most points Tomaž Vnuk (171)
IIHF code SLO
IIHF ranking 15 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (2010)
Team colors               
Slovenia national hockey team jerseys 2015.png
First international
 Austria 1–0 Slovenia 
(Klagenfurt, Austria; 20 March 1992)
Biggest win
 Slovenia 29–0 South Africa 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 12–0 Slovenia 
(Tampere, Finland; 28 April 2003)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 24 (first in 1993)
Best result 13th (2002, 2005)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 2014)

The Slovenian men's national ice hockey team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia. The team is currently ranked 15th in the world by IIHF as of the 2016 IIHF World Ranking. Their best ever record is 13th place at the World Ice Hockey Championships, while their highest IIHF ranking is 12th place.

The national junior team has never played in the Championship division; the only country in the top 22 of world rankings. Five players from Slovenia have been drafted into the NHL since 1998; Anže Kopitar and Jan Muršak have played in the league.[1]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930–1992 – Did not participate (part of Yugoslavia)
  • 1993 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1994 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1995 – Finished in 27th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1996 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1997 – Finished in 22nd place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1998 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1999 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 23rd place (7th in Pool B)
  • 2001 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2005 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2010 – Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2013 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2015 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2016 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I.[3]

Head coach: Nik Zupančič

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
7 D Pretnar, KlemenKlemen Pretnar 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1986-08-31)31 August 1986 (aged 29) Austria Vienna Capitals
8 F Jeglič, ŽigaŽiga Jeglič 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1988-02-24)24 February 1988 (aged 28) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
10 F Kuralt, AnžeAnže Kuralt 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1991-10-31)31 October 1991 (aged 24) France Dauphins d'Épinal
12 F Pešut, ŽigaŽiga Pešut 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1992-10-05)5 October 1992 (aged 23) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
13 F Verlič, MihaMiha Verlič 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-08-21)21 August 1991 (aged 24) Austria EC VSV
14 D Repe, JurijJurij Repe 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-09-17)17 September 1994 (aged 21) Czech Republic Kladno
15 D Gregorc, BlažBlaž Gregorc 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 (aged 26) Czech Republic Pardubice
16 F Mušič, AlešAleš Mušič 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1982-06-28)28 June 1982 (aged 33) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
17 F Koblar, GregorGregor Koblar 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1993-01-15)15 January 1993 (aged 23) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
18 F Ograjenšek, KenKen Ograjenšek 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 24) France Dauphins d'Épinal
19 F Pance, ŽigaŽiga Pance 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1989-01-01)1 January 1989 (aged 27) Austria EC VSV
20 D Kovačevič, SabahudinSabahudin Kovačevič 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1986-02-26)26 February 1986 (aged 30) Austria Graz 99ers
21 F Hebar, AndrejAndrej Hebar 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1984-09-07)7 September 1984 (aged 31) France Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble
22 F Ropret, AnžeAnže Ropret 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1989-11-23)23 November 1989 (aged 26) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
23 D Vidmar, LukaLuka Vidmar 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1986-05-17)17 May 1986 (aged 29) Norway Stjernen Hockey
24 F Tičar, RokRok Tičar 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1989-05-03)3 May 1989 (aged 26) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
25 F Sabolič, RobertRobert Sabolič 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 27) Russia Admiral Vladivostok
26 F Urbas, JanJan Urbas 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1989-01-26)26 January 1989 (aged 27) Austria EC VSV
27 D Milovanovič, JakobJakob Milovanovič 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1984-03-18)18 March 1984 (aged 32) France Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble
28 D Kranjc, AlešAleš Kranjc 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1981-07-29)29 July 1981 (aged 34) Sweden Södertälje
29 G Krošelj, GašperGašper Krošelj 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1987-02-09)9 February 1987 (aged 29) Sweden Oskarshamn
30 G Kristan, RobertRobert Kristan 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1983-04-04)4 April 1983 (aged 33) Czech Republic Piráti Chomutov

Coaching history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kdo bo naslednji slovenski hokejski as? NHL stavi na Luko Zorka" [Who will become a new Slovenian hockey ace? NHL bets on Luka Zorko] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Del gibanja že v Chamonixu" (in Slovenian). Siol. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ 2016 Roster

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