Turkey women's national ice hockey team
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|
|Head coach||Çağrı Karabulut|
|Most games||Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
|Most points||Seda Demir (8)|
|IIHF ranking||31 2|
|Highest IIHF ranking||31 (2016)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||35 (2012)|
| Romania 27–0 Turkey
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; 27 March 2007)
| Turkey 11–3 Bulgaria
(Hong Kong, China; 18 February 2015)
| Finland 32–0 Turkey
(Erzurum, Turkey; 31 January 2011)
|International record (W–L–T)|
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. The Turkish women's national team is ranked 33rd in the world.
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. 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.
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.
The Turkey women's hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.
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). Turkish women lost their second match to Estonia with 1–14 (0–6, 0–5, 1–3), while Elif Ulaş scored the national team's first ever goal in the history. The third match was lost to New Zealand with 19–0 (9–0, 6–0, 4–0). 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).
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).
The Division III, Division IV and Division V were not played. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple. 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 relegated to the new Division V.
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.
|Promoted to the 2015 Division II A||Relegated to the 2015 Division II B Qualification|
Awards: Best players selected by the directorate:
- Best Goalkeeper: Sera Doğramacı
|Promoted to the 2016 Division II B|
The Division II B tournament was played in Jaca, Spain, from 29 February to 6 March.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||OTW||OTL||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Australia||5||4||0||1||0||32||6||+26||13||Promoted to Division II A|
|6||Turkey||5||0||0||0||5||8||40||−32||0||Relegation to Division II B qualification|
The Turkish women's hockey team never participated in the IIHF European Women Championships.
All-time Record against other nations
As of 6 March 2015[update]
|No.||Player||Catches||Height||Weight||Birth date and age||Club|
|20||Sera Doğramacı||L||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)||60 kg (130 lb)||June 4, 1983||Sydney Sirens|
|25||Kübra Dadaşoğlu||L||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)||51 kg (112 lb)||December 25, 1986||Narmanspor|
|3||Nil Eryılmaz||R||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||65 kg (143 lb)||April 17, 1995||Narmanspor|
|4||Sema Güven||L||1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)||52 kg (115 lb)||May 7, 1998||Narmanspor|
|7||Tuğçe Melis Demir||L||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)||62 kg (137 lb)||February 11, 1994||ODTÜ SK|
|12||İlknur Yerlikaya||R||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||57 kg (126 lb)||June 25, 1996||Narmanspor|
|16||Refika Yılmaz (C)||R||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)||57 kg (126 lb)||June 19, 1990||ODTÜ SK|
|18||Alara Lokbaş||R||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||59 kg (130 lb)||January 13, 1998||Genç Ankara|
|19||İlkim Uygun||R||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||57 kg (126 lb)||January 4, 1995||ODTÜ SK|
|21||Müge Eryılmaz||R||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)||70 kg (150 lb)||September 19, 1990||Genç Ankara|
|24||Makbule Atalı||R||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)||73 kg (161 lb)||September 18, 1978||Ankara Ubiversity SK|
|5||Selin Yılmaz||L||1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)||50 kg (110 lb)||November 20, 1993||ODTÜ SK|
|6||Çağla Baktıroğlu||R||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||70 kg (150 lb)||September 1, 1988||Narmanspor|
|8||Fulya Yurt||R||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||October 17, 1994||Narmanspor|
|9||Diiara Lokbaş||R||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||60 kg (130 lb)||September 9, 1999||Genç Ankara|
|10||Gizem Öztaşdelen (A)||R||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||March 23, 1992||ODTÜ SK|
|11||Gizem Tüzgen||L||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||68 kg (150 lb)||October 3, 1991||Genç Ankara|
|13||Başak Demirkol||R||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)||59 kg (130 lb)||November 4, 1994||ODTÜ SK|
|14||Seda Demir (A)||L||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||June 21, 1994||Buz Korsanları|
|15||Pınar Eser||L||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||65 kg (143 lb)||August 21, 1999||Narmanspor|
|17||Betül Kahraman||R||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)||58 kg (128 lb)||January 7, 1995||Ankara University SK|
|22||Betül Taygar||R||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||August 24, 1997||Narmanspor|
- A: Assistant captain
- C: Captain
Notable former players
- Mine Güngör
- Ceren Alkan
- Sinem Doğu
- Merve Arıncı
- Simge Ozer-Sevilmiş
- Huriye Yeliz Yüksel
- Maria Jasmina Decu
- Selin Erenoğlu
- İrem Ayan
- Teksin Öztekin
- Tanay Günay
- Çisel Ann Otts
- Tuba Dokur
- Burcu Turanal
- IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/turkey.html
- Newspaper Hürriyet December 6, 2006 (Turkish)
- Newspaper Hürriyet February 18, 2007 (Turkish)
- AjansSpor (Turkish)
- News March 27, 2007 (Turkish)
- AjansSpor March 27, 2007 (Turkish)
- Ice Hockey Federation 2007 Championship
- AjansSpor March 29, 2007 (Turkish)
- 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
- IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/channels1011/ww-v
- Division II B Q statistics
- "Team Roster Turkey" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved 2016-02-29.