Turkey women'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 Murat Ocakçı
Head coach Çağrı Karabulut
Assistants Olcay Lökbaş
Sevilay Kesteloğlu
Captain Yeliz Yüksel
Most games Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
Most points Seda Demir (8)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 33 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 33 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 35 (2012)
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Romania 27 – 0 Turkey 
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; March 27, 2007)
Biggest win
 Turkey 11 – 3 Bulgaria 
(Hong Kong, China; February 18, 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 32 – 0 Turkey 
(Erzurum, Turkey; January 31, 2011)
International record (W–L–T)
7–20–1

The Turkish women's national ice hockey team represents Turkey at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Women's Ice Hockey Championship Division IV. The women's national team, established in late 2006, is controlled by Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF). As of 2011, Turkey has 160 female players.[1] The Turkish women's national team is ranked 33rd in the world.

History[edit]

The Turkish women team made its first appearance at the 2007 Women's World Championships Division IV tournament held between March 26 through April 1 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.

Women's ice hockey sport in Turkey began in 2005 with the forming of women's clubs in Ankara. The first official competitions were a cup and a tournament held in 2006.[2] The first women's ice hockey league started on February 17, 2007 with the participation of 6 teams from Ankara and one team from Kocaeli.[3]

The national team was selected following national team camps. The first team coach was Canadian Clive R. Tolley from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, who has assumed the head coach duties for the Turkish senior men's, juniors' (under 20) and espoir (under 18) teams for 4 years term with a trial period of January–June 2007.[4]

Olympics[edit]

The Turkey women's hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World Championships[edit]

2007[edit]

The Turkish squad made its international debut at the World Championship held in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania between March 26 through April 1, playing in the Division IV, which got together from the teams of Romania, Estonia, New Zealand, Iceland and Croatia besides of Turkey.

The women's team played its first match against the host team Romania and was defeated by 27-0 (7-0, 11-0, 9-0).[5] Turkish women lost their second match to Estonia with 1-14 (0-6, 0-5, 1-3),[6] while Elif Ulaş scored the national team's first ever goal in the history.[7] The third match was lost to New Zealand with 19-0 (9-0, 6-0, 4-0).[8] Turkey was defeated in its 4th match by Iceland with 1-12 (0-3, 0-3, 1-6). The only Turkish goal was scored by İrem Ayan. The women's squad lost against Croatia with 1-19. The team ranked last (6th).

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 41 6 15
 Romania 5 4 0 0 1 44 12 12
 New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 45 9 9
 Estonia 5 1 1 0 3 21 20 5
 Iceland 5 1 0 1 3 17 23 4
 Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 91 0

2008[edit]

The women's national team took part at the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships - Division IV held in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from March 23 to March 29, 2008 and ranked again last (6th) having been defeated in all its matches against Iceland (0-9), New Zealand (0-16), Romania (1-9), Estonia (1-8) and South Africa (1-8).

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Iceland 5 5 0 0 0 30 5 15
 New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 37 9 12
 Romania 5 2 0 1 2 25 16 7
 Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 17 6
 South Africa 5 1 1 0 3 15 24 5
 Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 0

2009[edit]

The Division III, Division IV and Division V were not played. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[9] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments was scheduled for 2011. It had the effect the following change: Turkey was not promoted to the Division IV, but rest in the new division V.

2011[edit]

For the 2011 tournament, the Division V consisted of Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Ireland.[10] The national team finished 4th in Division V and in 34th place overall.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Poland 4 3 1 0 0 61 4 11
 Spain 4 3 0 1 0 32 5 10
 Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 5 27 6
 Turkey 4 1 0 0 3 4 23 3
 Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 0 43 0

2013[edit]

The Turkish women's team won the Group B Qualification tournament for the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II held on December 7–9, 2012 in Izmir, Turkey after defeating Bulgaria 4-3 and Ireland 7-1.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Turkey 2 2 0 0 0 11 4 6
 Bulgaria 2 1 0 0 1 9 5 3
 Ireland 2 0 0 0 2 2 13 0

2014[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 26 8 +18 15
 Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 24 9 +15 12
 Spain 5 3 0 0 2 22 15 +7 9
 Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 8 14 −6 6
 Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 3 21 −18 2
 Turkey 5 0 0 1 4 8 24 −16 1
Promoted to the 2015 Division II A Relegated to the 2015 Division II B Qualification

Awards: Best players selected by the directorate:

2015[edit]

The Division II B Qualification tournament was played in Hong Kong, from 18 to 21 February 2015.[11]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Turkey 3 3 0 0 0 23 8 +15 9
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 0 1 10 8 +2 6
 South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 13 12 +1 3
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 4 22 −18 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division II B

European Championships[edit]

The Turkish women's hockey team has never participated at the IIHF European Women Championships.

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 21 February 2015

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDiff
 Bulgaria 5 4 0 0 1 24 10 +14
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 10 1 +9
 Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 +3
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 -1
 South Africa 2 1 0 0 1 9 12 -3
 Spain 2 0 0 0 2 3 13 -10
 Poland 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 -14
 Estonia 2 0 0 0 2 2 22 -20
 Iceland 3 0 0 0 3 3 24 -21
 Croatia 2 0 0 0 2 2 24 -22
 Slovenia 4 0 0 0 4 3 31 -28
 Romania 2 0 0 0 2 1 36 -35
 New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0 35 -35
Total 29 8 0 1 20 62 225 -163

Current roster[edit]

As of 13 February 2015[12]

Goaltenders
No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
1 Didem Deniz L 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) 50 kg (110 lb) (1986-01-01) January 1, 1986 (age 30) Turkey Genç Ankara
25 Sera Doğramacı L 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1983-06-04) June 4, 1983 (age 32) Australia Sydney Sirens
Defensemen
No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
4 Refika Yılmaz L 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 25) TurkeyMilenyum Paten
5 Nil Eryılmaz L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 20) Turkey Narmanspor
6 Alara Lokbaş R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 18) Turkey Genç Ankara
7 Ceren Alkan L 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in) 46 kg (101 lb) (1990-04-08) April 8, 1990 (age 25) Turkey Milenyum Paten
8 Pınar Eser L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1999-08-21) August 21, 1999 (age 16) Turkey Narmanspor
15 İlkim Uygun L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1995-01-04) January 4, 1995 (age 21) Turkey Milenyum Paten
17 Yeliz Yüksel R 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1984-05-22) May 22, 1984 (age 31) Turkey Narmanspor
Forwards
No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
3 Betül Taygar R 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1997-08-24) August 24, 1997 (age 18) Turkey Narmanspor
9 Çağla Baktıroğlu R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 27) Turkey Narmanspor
10 Gizem Öztaşdelen R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 23) Turkey Milenyum Paten
11 Başak Demirkol R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 21) Turkey Milenyum Paten
12 Seda Demir R 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1994-06-21) June 21, 1994 (age 21) Slovakia HK Poprad
13 Fulya Yurt R 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 21) Turkey Narmanspor
14 Betül Kahraman R 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 21) Turkey Ankara University
16 Çağla Çelik R 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1988-12-10) December 10, 1988 (age 27) Turkey Buz Korsanları
18 Diiara Lokbaş R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1999-09-09) September 9, 1999 (age 16) Turkey Genç Ankara
19 Selin Yılmaz L 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 50 kg (110 lb) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 22) Turkey Milenyum Paten
21 Simge Özer Sevilmiş L 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1987-08-09) August 9, 1987 (age 28) Turkey Ankara University
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Coaching staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Murat Ocakçı
  • Head Coach: Çağrı Karabulut
  • Assistant Coach: Olcay Lökbaş
  • Assistant Coach: Sevilay Kesteloğlu
  • Team Doctor: Emine Saygılı
  • Physiotherapist: Pınar Balcı

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]