Slovenia men's national ice hockey team

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The official logo of the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia.
Nickname(s) Risi (The Lynxes)
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia
Head coach Nik Zupančič
Captain Tomaž Razingar
Most games Tomaž Razingar (192)
Most points Tomaž Vnuk (171)
IIHF code SLO
IIHF ranking 14 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (2010)
Slovenia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.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 22 (first in 1993)
Best result 13th (2002, 2005)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 2014)

The Slovenian men's national ice hockey team, also known as The Lynxes (Slovene: Risi), is currently ranked 14th in the world by IIHF as of the 2011 IIHF World Ranking. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia. Slovenia has only 943 players (the second lowest after Lithuania in the top 25 world rankings). Their best ever record is 13th place and highest ranking is 12th.

The national junior team has never played in the Championship division; the only country in the top 22 of world rankings. 5 players from Slovenia have been drafted into the NHL since 1980. 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

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Matjaž Kopitar

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
4 D Tavželj, AndrejAndrej Tavželj 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1984-03-14)March 14, 1984 (aged 31) Russia Toros Neftekamsk
7 D Pretnar, KlemenKlemen Pretnar 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1986-08-31)August 31, 1986 (aged 28) Austria EC VSV
8 F Jeglič, ŽigaŽiga Jeglič 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1988-02-24)February 24, 1988 (aged 27) Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
9 F Razingar, TomažTomaž RazingarC 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1979-04-25)April 25, 1979 (aged 36) Slovakia HK Dukla Trenčín
11 F Kopitar, AnžeAnže KopitarA 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) (1987-08-24)August 24, 1987 (aged 27) United States Los Angeles Kings
14 D Štebih, MihaMiha Štebih 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1992-04-07)April 7, 1992 (aged 23) Czech Republic HC Dukla Jihlava
15 D Gregorc, BlažBlaž Gregorc 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1990-01-18)January 18, 1990 (aged 25) Czech Republic HC Pardubice
16 F Mušič, AlešAleš Mušič 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1982-06-28)June 28, 1982 (aged 32) Slovenia HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
17 D Pavlin, ŽigaŽiga Pavlin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1985-04-30)April 30, 1985 (aged 30) Sweden AIK IF
18 F Ograjenšek, KenKen Ograjenšek 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) (1991-08-30)August 30, 1991 (aged 23) France Gamyo Épinal
19 F Pance, ŽigaŽiga Pance 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1989-01-01)January 1, 1989 (aged 26) Italy HCB South Tyrol
22 F Rodman, MarcelMarcel RodmanA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) (1981-09-25)September 25, 1981 (aged 33) Austria EC KAC
23 D Vidmar, LukaLuka Vidmar 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1986-05-17)May 17, 1986 (aged 28) Czech Republic BK Mladá Boleslav
24 F Tičar, RokRok Tičar 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1989-05-03)May 3, 1989 (aged 25) Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
26 F Urbas, JanJan Urbas 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) (1989-01-26)January 26, 1989 (aged 26) Sweden VIK Västerås HK
28 D Kranjc, AlešAleš Kranjc 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1981-07-29)July 29, 1981 (aged 33) Sweden Södertälje SK
32 G Krošelj, GašperGašper Krošelj 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1987-02-09)February 9, 1987 (aged 28) Sweden IK Oskarshamn
33 G Kristan, RobertRobert Kristan 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) (1983-04-04)April 4, 1983 (aged 32) Czech Republic HC Pardubice
39 F Muršak, JanJan Muršak 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1988-01-20)January 20, 1988 (aged 27) Russia HC CSKA Moscow
40 G Gračnar, LukaLuka Gračnar 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1993-10-31)October 31, 1993 (aged 21) Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
51 D Robar, MitjaMitja Robar 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1983-01-04)January 4, 1983 (aged 32) Czech Republic BK Mladá Boleslav
55 F Sabolič, RobertRobert Sabolič 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1988-09-18)September 18, 1988 (aged 26) Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha
71 F Goličič, BostjanBostjan Goličič 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) (1989-06-12)June 12, 1989 (aged 25) France Rapaces de Gap
86 D Kovačevič, SabahudinSabahudin Kovačevič 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1986-02-26)February 26, 1986 (aged 29) Austria Graz 99ers
91 F Verlič, MihaMiha Verlič 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) (1991-08-21)August 21, 1991 (aged 23) Austria Graz 99ers

Coaching history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elite Prospects - Player Search". Elite Prospects. 
  2. ^ "Del gibanja že v Chamonixu" (in Slovenian). Siol. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ 2015 Roster

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