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 Federation
General Manager Ben Denysschen
Head coach Johan Sundin
Assistants Magnus Ramström
Captain Andre Marais
Most games Andre Marais (74)
Most points Michael Edwards (81)
Home stadium Grandwest Ice Arena[1]
Team colors                    
IIHF code RSA
South Africa national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 44 Steady
Highest IIHF 37 (2003)
Lowest IIHF 44 (2018)
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 28 (first in 1961)
Best result 19th (1961, 1966)
International record (W–L–T)
52–81–1

The South African national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of South Africa. It is controlled by the South African Ice Hockey Federation and has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 25 February 1937. It was the only African-based team in the IIHF. South Africa is currently ranked 44th in the world rankings and competes in Division III of the IIHF World Championships.

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 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2017 Sofia Bulgaria 5th in Division III (45th)
2018 Cape Town South Africa 5th in Division III (44th)
2019 Sofia Bulgaria

Roster[edit]

From the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division III.[2]

# Name Pos S/C Height Weight Date of birth Club
18 Cameron Birrell F L 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-08-13)13 August 1990 (aged 26) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
20 Gary Bock G L 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) 120 kg (260 lb) (1984-03-07)7 March 1984 (aged 33) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
8 Xander Botha F L 181 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1994-10-06)6 October 1994 (aged 22) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
23 Callum Bremner D R 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-10-12)12 October 1994 (aged 22) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
7 Dylan Compton F R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1997-03-05)5 March 1997 (aged 20) Canada Bradford Bulls
14 Marinus de Jager F R 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1999-04-26)26 April 1999 (aged 17) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
3 Reegan du Buisson F R 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1995-06-10)10 June 1995 (aged 21) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
6 Michael Edwards F R 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1978-09-20)20 September 1978 (aged 38) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
9 Marc Giot F R 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1981-07-23)23 July 1981 (aged 35) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
21 Jason Gonsalves D R 179 cm (5 ft 10 12 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1992-09-04)4 September 1992 (aged 24) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
19 Keenan Gordan D R 179 cm (5 ft 10 12 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1996-09-21)21 September 1996 (aged 20) South Africa Cape Town Storm
16 Brandon Husselman F R 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-08-08)8 August 1997 (aged 19) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
5 Deen Magmoed D R 184 cm (6 ft 12 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 26) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
15 Reelan Malgas D R 172 cm (5 ft 7 12 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1995-09-04)4 September 1995 (aged 21) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
12 Andre Marais D R 184 cm (6 ft 12 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1981-08-13)13 August 1981 (aged 35) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
1 Charl Pretorius G R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1997-02-19)19 February 1997 (aged 20) United States Elmira Soaring Eagles
24 Uthman Samaai F R 192 cm (6 ft 3 12 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1993-05-14)14 May 1993 (aged 23) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
4 Joaqium Valadas F L 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1985-01-15)15 January 1985 (aged 32) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
13 Jean-Michel van Doesburgh F R 187 cm (6 ft 1 12 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 31) South Africa Cape Town Storm
11 Denzil Verwey D L 174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1995-03-31)31 March 1995 (aged 21) South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
10 Marinus Willemstijn F R 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 27) South Africa Pretoria Capitals

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of April 16, 2017[3]

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 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 100.00%
 Bulgaria 5 0 0 5 8 37 -29 0.00%
 China 3 0 0 3 5 17 -12 0.00%
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 7 3 +4 100.00%
 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 3 2 0 1 18 7 +11 88.00%
 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%
 Turkey 10 9 0 1 106 19 +87 90.00%
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 15 0 15 100.00%
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 3 12 -9 0.00%
Total 134 52 1 81 606 869 -263 35.66%

All-time record against other teams[edit]

As of March 28, 2012[3]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
Austria WEV Vienna 5 1 1 3 16 33 -17 20.00%
Switzerland EHC Basel 1 0 0 1 4 11 -7 0.00%
Switzerland HC Lugano 1 0 0 1 4 9 -5 0.00%
 Yugoslavia B 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0.00%
Romania Steaua Rangers 2 0 0 2 6 15 -9 0.00%
Total 10 1 1 8 31 72 -41 16.81%

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ice Station
  2. ^ "2017 IIHF World Championship Division III - South Africa (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "South-Africa-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 

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