South Africa men's national ice hockey team

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South Africa
Shirt badge/Association crest
South Africa uses their national emblem as a badge on their players jerseys.
Association South African Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Antoinette Botha
Head coach Mark Kumpel
Assistants Ian Nel
Captain Andre Marais
Most games Alan Verwey (66)
Most points Michael Edwards (70)
Team colors               
IIHF code RSA
South Africa national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 42 Decrease2
Highest IIHF 37 (2003)
Lowest IIHF 42 (first in 2008)
First international
 Yugoslavia 12–3 South Africa 
(Lausanne, Switzerland; 3 March 1961)
Biggest win
 South Africa 33–1 Armenia 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 32–0 South Africa 
(Bled, Slovenia; 16 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1961)
Best result 19th (1961, 1966)
International record (W–L–T)
48–80–1

The South African men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of South Africa. It has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 25 February 1937. It was the only African-based team in the IIHF until the Namibia national inline hockey team joined in 1998. The South Africa men's team is currently ranked 40th in the IIHF World Ranking and competes in Division IIB.

World Championship record[edit]

Year City Country Result
1961 Geneva & Lausanne Switzerland 5th place in Group C (19th)
1966 Jesenice Yugoslavia 3rd place in Group C (19th)
1992 Johannesburg South Africa 2nd place in Group C2 (28th)
1993 Bled Slovenia 12th place in Group C (32nd)
1994 Barcelona Spain 8th place in Group C2 (35th)
1995 Johannesburg South Africa 8th place in Group C2 (37th)
1997 Ankara Turkey 1st Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
1999 Krugersdorp South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
2000 Reykjavík Iceland 4th place in Group D (37th)
2001 Majadahonda Spain 4th place in Division IIA (36th)
2002 Cape Town South Africa 5th place in Division II Group A (37th)
2003 Seoul South Korea 5th place in Division II Group A (38th)
2004 Elektrenai Lithuania 6th place in Division II Group B (40th)
2005 Mexico City Mexico Silver in Division III (42nd)
2006 Sofia Bulgaria 6th place in Division II Group A (40th)
2007 Dundalk Ireland 4th place in Division III (44th)
2008 Luxembourg City Luxembourg Silver in Division III (42nd)
2009 Sofia Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2010 Yerevan Armenia Bronze in Division III Group B (44th)
2011 Cape Town South Africa Silver in Division III (42nd)
2012 Sofia Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (39th)
2013 Cape Town South Africa Gold in Division III (41st)
2014 Jaca Spain 5th in Division II Group B (39th)
2015 Cape Town South Africa 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2016 Istanbul Turkey 3rd in Division III (43rd)

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ashley Bock L 202 cm 120 kg (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 29) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
20 Charl Pretorius R 180 cm 70 kg (1997-02-19) 19 February 1997 (age 19) United States Elmira Soaring Eagles
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
23 Callum Bremner R 178 cm 75 kg (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 21) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
15 Jason Gonsalves R 179 cm 73 kg (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 24) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
16 Reelan Malgas R 172 cm 167 kg (1995-09-04) 4 September 1995 (age 21) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
14 Andre Marais R 184 cm 90 kg (1981-08-13) 13 August 1981 (age 35) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
21 Chris Reeves L 175 cm 67 kg (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989 (age 27) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
11 Denzil Verwey L 174 cm 71 kg (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995 (age 21) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
18 Cameron Birrell R 183 cm 81 kg (1990-08-13) 13 August 1990 (age 26) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
8 Xander Botha L 181 cm 83 kg (1994-10-06) 6 October 1994 (age 21) Canada Bradford Bulls
3 Reegan du Buisson R 188 cm 92 kg (1995-06-10) 10 June 1995 (age 21) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
19 Spencer du Preez R 172 cm 73 kg (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 21) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
17 Warwick du Preez L 171 cm 66 kg (1992-04-28) 28 April 1992 (age 24) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
6 Michael Edwards R 182 cm 95 kg (1978-09-20) 20 September 1978 (age 38) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
19 Joel Holtzem L 192 cm 80 kg (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 34) South Africa IHC Beaufort
9 Marc Giot R 182 cm 95 kg (1981-07-23) 23 July 1981 (age 35) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
5 Deen Magmoed R 184 cm 90 kg (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 26) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
24 Uthman Samaai L 192 cm 102 kg (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 23) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
4 Joaquim Valadas L 183 cm 80 kg (1985-01-15) 15 January 1985 (age 31) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
13 Jean-Michel van Doesburgh R 187 cm 88 kg (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 31) South Africa Cape Town Storm
10 Marinus Willemstijn R 175 cm 77 kg (1980-02-02) 2 February 1980 (age 36) South Africa Pretoria Capitals

All-time record against other teams[edit]

As of April 6, 2016[2]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
 Armenia 1 1 0 0 33 1 +32 100.00%
 Australia 7 0 0 7 23 63 -40 0.00%
 Belgium 10 1 0 9 17 88 -71 10.00%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 100.00%
 Bulgaria 5 0 0 5 8 37 -29 0.00%
 China 3 0 0 3 5 17 -12 0.00%
 Croatia 1 0 0 1 1 11 -10 0.00%
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 2 15 -13 0.00%
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 1 42 -41 0.00%
 France 1 0 0 1 2 11 -9 0.00%
 Georgia 2 1 0 1 13 7 +6 50.00%
 Greece 5 5 0 0 50 8 +42 100.00%
 Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 100.00%
 Hungary 4 0 0 4 7 57 -50 0.00%
 Iceland 2 2 0 0 14 6 +8 100.00%
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2 66.67%
 Israel 8 1 0 7 21 46 -25 12.50%
 Italy 2 0 0 2 2 35 -33 0.00%
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0 32 -32 0.00%
 Lithuania 1 0 0 1 1 16 -15 0.00%
 Luxembourg 7 5 0 2 50 18 +32 71.43%
 Mexico 7 2 0 5 24 22 +2 28.57%
 Mongolia 4 4 0 0 46 9 +37 100.00%
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1 4 8 -4 0.00%
 New Zealand 13 9 1 3 56 38 +18 69.23%
 North Korea 4 1 0 3 8 18 -20 25.00%
 Romania 2 0 0 2 3 33 -30 0.00%
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 10 40 -30 0.00%
 Slovenia 1 0 0 1 0 29 -29 0.00%
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 8 46 -38 0.00%
 Spain 7 0 0 7 10 67 -57 0.00%
Romania Steaua Rangers 2 0 0 2 6 15 -9 0.00%
 Turkey 10 9 0 1 106 19 +87 90.00%
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 15 0 15 100.00%
Austria WEV Vienna 5 1 1 3 16 33 -17 20.00%
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 3 12 -9 0.00%
 Yugoslavia B 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0.00%
Total 136 47 2 87 598 915 -317 34.56%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 World Championships Division 3 South Africa. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  2. ^ "South Africa All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 

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