South Africa men's national junior 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 South Africa Jason Cerff
Head coach South Africa Marc Giot
Assistants South Africa Andre Marias
Most games Ryan Marsh (19)
Christopher Engelbrecht (19)
Most points Gregory Donde (17)
Home stadium Grandwest Ice Arena[1]
Team colors               
IIHF code RSA
First international
 Yugoslavia 8 - 1 South Africa 
(Tallinn, Estonia; 1 January 1996)
Biggest win
 South Africa 12 - 1 Bulgaria 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 15 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Great Britain 21 - 0 South Africa 
(Miercurea Ciuc, Romania; 9 January 2003)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 1996)
Best result 31st (2002)
International record (W–L–T)
11-34-2

The South Africa men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of South Africa. The team is controlled by the South African Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

South Africa played its first game in 1996 against Yugoslavia during the Group D tournament of the 1996 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. South Africa lost the game 8-1.[2] South Africa continued to play in Group D during the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships until 2001 where the International Ice Hockey Federation changed to playing format. South Africa was reseeded into the newly formed Division III tournament of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[3] In 2002 South Africa gained promotion to Division II due to a restructuring that would increase the number of teams in Division II from eight to twelve.[3] The following year South Africa suffered their largest defeat against Great Britain during the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II Group A tournament. Great Britain shutout South Africa winning the game 21-0.[2] In 2004 South Africa finished last in their Division II Group B tournament and were relegated to Division III for the following year.[4]

South Africa did not participate in the following two World Championships, but returned to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, finishing fifth in the group of seven.[5]

International competitions[edit]


2017 Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships - Division III.

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Aslam Khan R 180 cm 87 kg (1998-12-04) 4 December 1998 (age 18) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
20 Ryan Boyd L 170 cm 57 kg (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 17) South Africa Kempton Park Sabers
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
5 Reece Till R 183 cm 80 kg (2000-12-01) 1 December 2000 (age 16) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
6 Adam Vivier R 169 cm 57 kg (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 19) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
8 Brandon Husselman R 188 cm 85 kg (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 19) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
9 John Venter R 178 cm 76 kg (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 18) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
11 Jean-Paul Brits L 185 cm 75 kg (1998-08-16) 16 August 1998 (age 18) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
14 Mikhail Patrick R 174 cm 84 kg (1997-01-25) 25 January 1997 (age 20) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
18 Matthew Cerff R 188 cm 85 kg (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 17) South Africa Cape Town Storm
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
3 Marinus de Jager R 185 cm 76 kg (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 18) South Africa Pretoria Capitals
4 Tyrone Steyn R 186 cm 89 kg (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 (age 16) South Africa Johannesburg Vipers
7 Dylan Compton R 180 cm 80 kg (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 20) Canada Bradford Bulls
10 Matthew Ruthven R 167 cm 64 kg (1997-12-13) 13 December 1997 (age 19) South Africa Kempton Park Sabers
12 Delano Schuurman R 174 cm 64 kg (1997-12-13) 13 December 1997 (age 19) South Africa Kempton Park Sabers
13 Luke Vivier R 174 cm 62 kg (2000-10-30) 30 October 2000 (age 16) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
15 Michael Stark R 175 cm 75 kg (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 19) South Africa Cape Town Storm
16 Gareth Bremner R 180 cm 80 kg (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 19) South Africa Kempton Park Sabers
17 Sky Johnson R 170 cm 70 kg (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 18) South Africa Cape Town Storm
19 James Taljaard R 185 cm 70 kg (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 19) South Africa Cape Town Penguins
23 Aidan Buekes L 184 cm 89 kg (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 18) South Africa Centurion Forest Rats

2017 Team Officials[edit]

Forwards
Function Name Citizenship
Head Coach Marc Giot  South Africa
Assistant Coach Andre Marias  South Africa
General Manager Jason Cerff  South Africa
Team Leader Dawid Brits  South Africa
Equipment Manager Tracey Cerff  South Africa
Team Medical Officer Caryn Lotter  South Africa

All-time record against other teams[edit]

As of January 25, 2016[6]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
 Armenia 1 0 0 1 1 13 -12 0.00%
 Australia 2 0 1 1 9 23 -14 0.00%
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 2 6 -4 0.00%
 Bulgaria 9 6 0 3 55 34 +21 66.67%
 China 1 0 0 1 0 13 -13 0.00%
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 1 24 -23 0.00%
 Estonia 3 0 0 3 6 45 -39 0.00%
 Great Britain 3 0 0 3 3 46 -43 0.00%
 Iceland 3 1 0 2 7 18 -11 33.33%
 Israel 2 0 0 2 2 23 -21 0.00%
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 3 29 -26 0.00%
 Mexico 9 2 0 7 19 46 -27 22.22%
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1 1 11 -10 0.00%
 New Zealand 6 0 1 5 9 39 -30 0.00%
 Romania 3 0 0 3 5 22 -17 0.00%
 Select Elite Team 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0.00%
 Serbia 1 0 0 1 1 10 -9 0.00%
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 2 9 -7 0.00%
 South Korea 1 0 0 1 1 16 -15 0.00%
 Spain 3 0 0 3 6 15 -9 0.00%
 Turkey 6 4 0 2 25 21 +4 66.67%
 Yugoslavia 3 0 0 3 3 27 -24 0.00%
Total 65 13 2 50 161 494 -333 20.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ice Station
  2. ^ a b "South Africa U20 All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ a b Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 295–298. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  4. ^ "2004 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Tournament Progress" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  6. ^ "South Africa All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 

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