Spain men's national junior ice hockey team

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The coat of arms of Spain is the badge used on the players jerseys.
AssociationFederación Española de Deportes de Hielo
Head coachSpain Carlos Gordovil
AssistantsSpain Koldo Saenz
CaptainPablo Puyuelo
Most pointsJuan Munoz (33)
Team colors                   
IIHF codeESP
First international
 Spain 7 – 3 Great Britain 
(Varese, Italy; 25 March 1984)
Biggest win
 Spain 13 – 1 Mexico 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 30 December 1996)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 19 – 0 Spain 
(Belluno & Feltre, Italy; 21 March 1988)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances26 (first in 1984)
Best result20th (1984, 1992)
International record (W–L–T)
47–67–6

The Spain men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Spain. The team is controlled by the Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

Spain played its first game in 1984 against Great Britain during the Pool C tournament of the 1984 IIHF World U20 Championship.[1] Spain won the game 7–3 and finished the tournament in fourth place.[2] After competing in their second World U20 Championships in 1985 Spain did not send a team for the 1986 IIHF World U20 Championship. Spain returned to compete in the Pool C tournament at the 1987 IIHF World U20 Championship. During the 1988 tournament Spain had their largest defeat in international participation after being beaten by Denmark 0–19.[1] Spain did not send a team to the following three World U20 Championship and but returned to the Pool C tournament for the 1992 IIHF World U20 Championship. They continued to compete in the Pool C tournament until 1996 when their finished last in the Pool and were relegated to Pool D for the following years World Championships.[2] During the Pool D tournament of the 1997 IIHF World U20 Championship Spain achieved their largest win in international participation when they defeated Mexico 13–1.[1] Spain continued to compete in Pool D until 2001 when the International Ice Hockey Federation changed the format of the World U20 Championship and Spain was reseeded into the Division III tournament. In 2002 Spain was promoted to Division II following the 2002 Division III tournament due to a restructuring which saw all Division III teams promoted to Division II.[2] Spain has continued to compete in Division II and in 2013 finished sixth in the Division II Group A tournament being held in Brașov, Romania. Following their sixth-place finish they were relegated to Division II Group B for the following year.[3]

Juan Munoz currently holds the team record for most points with 33.[4] Munoz competed in four IIHF World U20 Championship from 2007 to 2010 with his best result in 2010 where he scored 11 goals and six assists in the Division II Group A tournament at the 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship.[5]

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II.[6]

Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Club
25 Raul Barbo G L 184 cm 85 kg Canada Ontario Hockey Academy (PSHL)
1 Lucas Serna G L 186 cm 77 kg France Anglet (France U20)


Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Club
5 Daniel Diez D R 164 cm 65 kg Spain CH Jaca (LNHH)
9 Pablo Fernandez D L 180 cm 64 kg Spain CH Jaca (LNHH)
4 Alvaro Gil D R 174 cm 65 kg Spain CHH Txuri Urdin (LNHH)
8 Aron Sarmiento A D L 168 cm 68 kg Switzerland Innerschwyz Future (Elite Jr. B)
2 Alexander Torres D L 186 cm 75 kg Spain FC Barcelona (LNHH)


Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Club
22 Pablo Alberdi F R 179 cm 75 kg Spain CHH Txuri Urdin (LNHH)
13 Alejandro Burgos F L 180 cm 80 kg France Anglet Hormadi Élite (Ligue Magnus)
18 Jaime Capillas F L 190 cm 86 kg Spain CH Jaca (LNHH)
7 Joan Cerda F R 170 cm 60 kg France Ducs d'Angers U20 (France U20)
21 Dorian Donath C F L 176 cm 73 kg Sweden Nyköpings HK J20 (J20 Elit)
3 Pol Duran F L 176 cm 82 kg Spain CG Puigcerdà (LNHH)
12 Pablo Gimenez A F L 178 cm 63 kg Germany EC Bad Nauheim U20 (DNL3)
24 Mikel Mendizabal F R 170 cm 70 kg France Anglet Hormadi (Ligue Magnus)
17 Liam O'Hare F L 173 cm 59 kg United States New Jersey Jr. Titans (AYHL)
11 Oriol Paul F L 162 cm 60 kg Spain CG Puigcerdà (LNHH)
10 Ivan Royo F L 173 cm 87 kg Spain CH Jaca (LNHH)
14 Oscar Rubio F R 180 cm 75 kg Spain FC Barcelona (LNHH
6 Marcos Sanchez F L 177 cm 78 kg Spain CH Jaca (LNHH)
23 Sergio Sarasa F L 180 cm 86 kg Spain CH Jaca (LNHH)
19 Pablo Zaballa F L 175 cm 69 kg Spain CHH Txuri Urdin (LNHH)

International competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Spain U20 All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  2. ^ a b c Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 254–306. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5.
  3. ^ "2013 IIHF World U20 Championship Div. II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-27.
  4. ^ "Spain". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  5. ^ "Juan Munoz". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  6. ^ "IIHF - Spain". Retrieved January 30, 2019.

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