Spain women's national ice hockey team

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Spain
Shirt badge/Association crest
The coat of arms of Spain is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo
Head coach Per Yngve
Assistants Koldo Sáenz
Captain Vanesa Abrisqueta
Most games Several Players (17)
Most points Ana Ucedo (23)
Team colors               
IIHF code ESP
Ranking
Current IIHF 26 Increase1
Highest IIHF 26 (first in 2014)
Lowest IIHF 35 (2011)
First international
Bavaria 10–1 Spain 
(Paris, France; 21 May 2009)
Biggest win
 Spain 14–0 Ireland 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 19 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
Bavaria 10–1 Spain 
(Paris, France; 21 May 2009)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 3 (first in 2011)
Best result 27th (2012)
International record (W–L–T)
22–13–0

The Spain women's national ice hockey team represents Spain at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo. As of 2011, Spain has 63 female players.[1] The Selección Nacional Femenina de Hockey is ranked 35th in the world.

History[edit]

The Selección Nacional Femenina de Hockey had their debut at an international event at Cergy in France, where they lost the event's opening match on 21 May 2009 against a Bavarian selection, with a score of 1-10.[2] They also celebrated their first victory on the same day, beating the Lady Panthers Grefrath 4-0. Their first match against another national team at that event was their match against Belgium on 22 May 2009, which they lost 1-3.[3]

In 2009 the Selección Nacional Femenina de Hockey was the first time involved in the World Championship competition but the 2009 World Women's Championship Division V did not play. The tournament was cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[4] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournament.

The Spanish national team had their World Championship debut at the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, where they were scheduled to meet the Bulgarian, Irish, Polish and Turkish national teams in the Division V event in Sofia from 14 to 20 March 2011.[5]

  • 15 March: Spain 7–0 Turkey[6]
  • 16 March: Spain 7–0 Bulgaria[7]
  • 18 March: Poland 5–4 Spain[8]
  • 19 March: Spain 14–0 Ireland[9]

Olympic record[edit]

The Spain Women hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World Championship record[edit]

Year Division Position GP W D L
Tier Div. Ov Div.
2009 4 Div IV Cancelled
2011 5 Div V 32 2 4 3 0 1
2012 5 Div II B 27 2 5 4 0 1
2013 5 Div II B 28 2 5 4 0 1
2014 5 Div II B 29 3 5 3 0 2
2015 5 Div II B 29 3 5 3 0 2
2016 5 Div II B 28 2 5 4 0 1
2017 5 Div II B 28 2 5 4 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/spain.html
  2. ^ (Spanish) Buenas vibraciones con el debut del hockey hielo femenino en Cergy, http://www.fedhielo.com/content/view/451/16/lang,es/
  3. ^ (Spanish) Buenas vibraciones con el debut del hockey hielo femenino en Cergy, http://www.fedhielo.com/content/view/451/16/lang,es/
  4. ^ 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
  5. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/channels1011/ww-v
  6. ^ (Spanish) Cto. del Mundo Femenino de Hockey Hielo: España 7 - Turquía 0. Nuestras chicas debutan con victoria, http://www.fedhielo.com/content/view/1023/1/lang,es/
  7. ^ (Spanish) Cto. del Mundo Hockey Hielo Femenino: Bulgaria 0 - España 7, http://www.fedhielo.com/content/view/1024/1/lang,es/
  8. ^ (Spanish) España 4 - Polonia 5 - Un "Gol de Oro" en la prórroga impide el ascenso de la Selección Femenina, http://www.fedhielo.com/content/view/1025/1/lang,es/
  9. ^ (Spanish) España se despide de Bulgaria goleando a Irlanda, http://www.fedhielo.com/content/view/1026/1/lang,es/

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