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|
|General Manager||Murat Ocakçı|
|Head coach||Çağrı Karabulut|
|Most games||Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
|Most points||Seda Demir (8)|
|Highest IIHF ranking||33 (first in 2007)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||35 (2012)|
| Romania 27 – 0 Turkey
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; March 27, 2007)
| Turkey 11 – 3 Bulgaria
(Hong Kong, China; February 18, 2015)
| Finland 32 – 0 Turkey
(Erzurum, Turkey; January 31, 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 not promoted to the Division IV, but rest in 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
The Turkish women's hockey team has never participated at the IIHF European Women Championships.
All-time Record against other nations
As of 30 March 2014[update]
|No.||Player||Catches||Height||Weight||Birth date and age||Club|
|20||Sera Doğramacı||L||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||June 4, 1983||Sydney Sirens|
|25||Tanay Günay||L||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||May 10, 1993||Milenyum Paten|
|No.||Player||Shoots||Height||Weight||Birth date and age||Club|
|7||Gamze Altıntaş||R||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||53 kg (117 lb)||September 30, 1986||Kocaeli BB Kağıt|
|11||Yasmin Çabuk||L||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||75 kg (165 lb)||July 25, 1997||Narmanspor|
|12||Alara Lokbaş||R||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||65 kg (143 lb)||January 13, 1998||Boğaziçi Paten|
|15||İlkim Uygun||L||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||60 kg (130 lb)||January 4, 1995||Milenyum Paten|
|17||Çisel Ann Otts||R||1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)||45 kg (99 lb)||September 11, 1994||Kocaeli BB Kağıt|
|24||Nil Eryılmaz||L||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||65 kg (143 lb)||April 17, 1995||Narmanspor|
|No.||Player||Shoots||Height||Weight||Birth date and age||Club|
|5||Mine Terzioğlu||L||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||January 12, 1993||Milenyum Paten|
|8||Buse Kalkavan||R||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||January 14, 1997||Istanbul Buz Korsanları|
|9||Tuba Dokur||R||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||September 30, 1992||Istanbul Buz Korsanları|
|10||Burcu Turanal||R||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||October 27, 1995||Milenyum Paten|
|13||Betül Taygar||R||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||August 24, 1997||Narmanspor|
|14||Seda Demir (C)||R||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||60 kg (130 lb)||June 21, 1994||Istanbul Buz Korsanları|
|16||Ayşenur Kurdal||R||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||October 13, 1993||Narmanspor|
|18||Tuğçe Demir||L||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||65 kg (143 lb)||February 11, 1994||Milenyum Paten|
|19||Didem Aydogdu (A)||R||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)||55 kg (121 lb)||August 23, 1987||Kocaeli BB Kağıt|
|21||Selin Yılmaz (A)||L||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)||50 kg (110 lb)||November 20, 1993||Kocaeli BB Kağıt|
|22||Şeymanur Kavaz||L||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)||54 kg (119 lb)||November 16, 1992||Narmanspor|
|23||Fulya Yurt||R||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)||53 kg (117 lb)||October 17, 1994||Narmanspor|
- A: Assistant captain
- C: Captain
- 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
- 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
- "IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Div II Group B - Team Roster" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved 2014-03-24.