Turkey men's national ice hockey team

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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
The crescent moon and a star as seen on the Turkish flag is the badge used on the players jerseys
Association Turkish Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Emre Aydın
Head coach Deniz İnce
Assistants Burkay Altuntaş
Alex Andjelic
Sasu Hovi
Vesa Surenkin
Captain Emrah Özmen
Most games Emrah Özmen (50)
Most points Emrah Özmen (51)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 41 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 35 (2010)
Lowest IIHF ranking 43 (first in 2003)
Team colors          
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Greece 15–3 Turkey 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 21 March 1992)
Biggest win
 Turkey 16–0 Greece 
(Cape Town, South Africa; 14 April 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 38–0 Turkey 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 27 March 1992)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 12 (first in 1992)
Best result 32nd (1992)
International record (W–L–T)
23–58–2
Turkey national ice hockey team at the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III match against Hong Kong.

The Turkish men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Turkey, and is controlled by the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It is currently ranked 35th in the IIHF's 2008 world final ranking list.

History[edit]

In 2014, the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation caused a scandal as a foreigner wearing Turkish national jersey played in a friendly international match.[1] Denis Legersky from Slovakia, who plays since three and a half years in Turkey and is currently a member of İzmir BB GSK, was registered in the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina national ice hockey team as a coach–player.[1] He, appeared in the jersey of Ogün Uzunali though not a Turkish citizen, and scored two goals in the match played in Sarajevo before 8,000 spectators that ended 7–2 for the Turkey national team.[1] The officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports protested the incident.[1]

World Championship record[edit]

Year Host City Country Result
1992 Johannesburg  South Africa 6th in Group C2 (32nd)
1993 Ankara  Turkey 3rd in Group C qualifying pool 4 (NR)
1994 Zagreb  Croatia 2nd in Group C2 qualifying pool 2 (NR)
1996 Metulla  Israel 2nd in Group D qualifying pool 2 (NR)
1997 Ankara  Turkey 3rd in Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp  South Africa 7th in Group D (39th)
1999 Krugersdorp  South Africa 7th in Group D (39th)
2000 Reykjavik  Iceland 9th in Group D (42nd)
2002 Cape Town  South Africa 6th in Division II Group A (39th)
2003 Auckland  New Zealand 3rd in Division III (43rd)
2004 Reykjavík  Iceland 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2005 Zagreb  Croatia 6th in Division II Group A (40th)
2006 Reykjavík  Iceland 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2007 Zagreb  Croatia 6th in Division II Group A (39th)
2008 Luxembourg City  Luxembourg 4th in Division III (44th)
2009 Dunedin  New Zealand 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2010 Naucalpan  Mexico 6th in Division II Group A (40th)
2011 Cape Town  South Africa 3rd in Division III (43rd)
2012 Erzurum  Turkey 1st in Division III (41st)
2013 Izmit  Turkey 5th in Division II Group B (39th)
2014 Jaca  Spain 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2015 İzmir  Turkey 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2016 Istanbul  Turkey 1st in Division III (41st)
Green marks a year followed by promotion, red a year followed by relegation.

Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

From the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III.[2]

Head coach: Turkey Deniz İnce

# Name Pos S/C Height DOB Club
1 Bozacı, TolgaTolga Bozacı G L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 24 Jan 1998 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
20 Kahraman, ErolErol Kahraman G L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 21 Jan 1983 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
2 Kars, YusufYusuf Kars D L 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 15 Oct 1998 Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
4 Savaş, EmrahEmrah Savaş D R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 1 Apr 1997 Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
5 Coşkun, BarışBarış Coşkun D R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 7 Feb 1984 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
9 Öztürk, GökhunGökhun Öztürk D R 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 16 Dec 1985 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
14 Salt, Kaan EmreKaan Emre Salt D L 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 21 Jan 1999 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
16 Aktürk, SavaşSavaş Aktürk (BP) D R 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 23 May 1989 Turkey Izmir BB GSK
7 Koçoğlu, AlecAlec Koçoğlu F L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 1 Dec 1994 Turkey Izmir BB GSK
8 Kars, ÖmerÖmer Kars F R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 24 Apr 1997 Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
10 Gümüş, SerkanSerkan Gümüş +A F L 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 17 Oct 1992 Turkey Izmir BB GSK
12 Koçoğlu, AndyAndy Koçoğlu F R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 15 Apr 1992 Turkey Izmir BB GSK
13 Salt, HakanHakan Salt F R 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 18 Sep 2000 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
15 Özmen, EmrahEmrah Özmen +C F R 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 13 Nov 1983 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
18 Solak, GökalpGökalp Solak F R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 16 Nov 1994 Turkey Koç University
19 Halil, YusufYusuf Halil F R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 10 Sep 1991 Turkey Izmir BB GSK
21 Kavaz, SefaSefa Kavaz F L 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 17 Jul 1997 Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
22 Karakoç, YavuzYavuz Karakoç F R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 26 Jul 1988 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
23 Semiz, SerdarSerdar Semiz +A F R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 15 Apr 1982 Sweden IFK Tumba
24 Bakal, FerhatFerhat Bakal F L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 16 Mar 1998 Turkey Zeytinburnu BS

Legend: +A, Assistant captain, +C Captain

Notable players[edit]

Cengiz Çıplak (25) is regarded as the most talented Turkish player. He was awarded the MVP crown as best forward in Division II Group A at the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships although skating for the team that relegated. He received the same trophy at World Championship 2004. At the World Championship Division 3 in Iceland he was the tournament's top scorer. Çıplak learned his hockey in Edmonton and played in lower North American leagues.[3] Within the 16 years of history of Turkish national ice hockey team, 25 goals in 18 games of Cengiz Çıplak makes him the highest goalscorer of all times.[4] Also he holds the record for the highest scorer in one game which he scored five goals in the game between Luxembourg and Turkey.[3]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 6 April 2016

Team WR GP W T L WLDiff GF GA GDiff
 Mongolia 50 4 4 0 0 +4 31 3 +28
 Greece 49 9 6 0 3 +3 55 36 +19
 Luxembourg 43 10 6 0 4 +2 63 46 +17
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 46 2 2 0 0 +2 19 2 +17
 Armenia 51 2 2 0 0 +2 19 4 +15
 Georgia 44 2 2 0 0 +2 18 5 +13
 Hong Kong 45 2 2 0 0 +2 15 2 +13
 Ireland 48 4 3 1 0 +2 21 10 +11
 United Arab Emirates 47 1 1 0 0 +1 15 0 +15
 China 36 2 1 0 1 0 8 7 +1
 Serbia 30 1 0 0 1 -1 4 6 -2
 North Korea 40 3 1 0 2 -1 9 14 -5
 South Korea 22 1 0 0 1 -1 0 14 -14
 Estonia 28 1 0 0 1 -1 0 24 -24
 Belgium 32 3 0 0 3 -3 5 35 -30
 Croatia 26 3 0 0 3 -3 4 74 -70
 Mexico 34 6 1 0 5 -4 14 36 -22
 Iceland 33 4 0 0 4 -4 7 29 -22
 Bulgaria 39 6 1 0 5 -4 14 63 -49
 Australia 37 5 0 0 5 -5 3 75 -72
 Spain 31 5 0 0 5 -5 4 79 -75
 New Zealand 38 8 1 0 7 -6 25 52 -27
 Israel 35 7 0 0 7 -7 11 73 -62
 South Africa 42 10 1 0 9 -8 19 106 -87
Total 41 101 34 1 66 -33 383 795 -412

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Demirbilek, Celal (2014-02-19). "Milli Takım'da kaçak hokeyci". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Entry List By Team: Turkey" (PDF). IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Div III. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ a b Travnicek, Michal (2008-03-31). Hockey on the Rise. Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.
  4. ^ Cengiz Ciplak Player Profile. European Hockey.Net. Retrieved on 2008-06-03.

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