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
Head coach Çağrı Karabulut
Assistants Mehmet Balkaya
Olcay Lökbaş
Sevilay Kesteloğlu
Barış Uçele
Captain Refika Yılmaz
Most games Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
Most points Seda Demir (8)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 31 Increase2
Highest IIHF ranking 31 (2016)
Lowest IIHF ranking 35 (2012)
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Romania 27–0 Turkey 
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; 27 March 2007)
Biggest win
 Turkey 11–3 Bulgaria 
(Hong Kong, China; 18 February 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 32–0 Turkey 
(Erzurum, Turkey; 31 January 2011)
International record (W–L–T)
8–25–1

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 relegated to 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

2016[edit]

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
2  Spain (H) 5 4 0 0 1 26 8 +18 12
3  Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 21 10 +11 9
4  Mexico 5 2 1 0 2 13 9 +4 8
5  New Zealand 5 1 0 0 4 13 40 −27 3
6  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 8 40 −32 0 Relegation to Division II B qualification
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

European Championships[edit]

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

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 6 March 2015

Team WR GP W OTW OTL L WLDiff GF GA GDiff
 Bulgaria 34 5 4 0 0 1 +3 24 10 +14
 Ireland 37 2 2 0 0 0 +2 10 1 +9
 Hong Kong 36 1 1 0 0 0 +1 4 1 +3
 South Africa 32 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 12 −3
 Belgium 31 1 0 0 1 0 -1 1 2 −1
 Mexico 35 1 0 0 0 1 -1 1 6 −5
 Australia 29 1 0 0 0 1 -1 0 12 −12
 Poland 22 1 0 0 0 1 -1 0 14 −14
 Estonia 39 2 0 0 0 2 -2 2 22 −20
 Croatia 25 2 0 0 0 2 -2 2 24 −22
 Romania 38 2 0 0 0 2 -2 1 36 −35
 Spain 26 3 0 0 0 3 -3 4 21 −17
 New Zealand 28 3 0 0 0 3 -3 4 42 −38
 Iceland 30 4 0 0 0 4 -4 5 31 −26
 Slovenia 24 4 0 0 0 4 -4 3 31 −28
Total 33 34 8 0 1 25 -18 70 265 -195

Current roster[edit]

As of 28 February 2016.[12]

No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
Goaltenders
20 Sera Doğramacı L 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1983-06-04) June 4, 1983 (age 33) Australia Sydney Sirens
25 Kübra Dadaşoğlu L 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 51 kg (112 lb) (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986 (age 29) Turkey Narmanspor
Defensemen
3 Nil Eryılmaz R 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 21) Turkey Narmanspor
4 Sema Güven L 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 52 kg (115 lb) (1998-05-07) May 7, 1998 (age 18) Turkey Narmanspor
7 Tuğçe Melis Demir L 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1994-02-11) February 11, 1994 (age 22) Turkey ODTÜ SK
12 İlknur Yerlikaya R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1996-06-25) June 25, 1996 (age 20) Turkey Narmanspor
16 Refika Yılmaz (C) R 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 26) TurkeyODTÜ SK
18 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
19 İlkim Uygun R 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1995-01-04) January 4, 1995 (age 21) Turkey ODTÜ SK
21 Müge Eryılmaz R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 25) Turkey Genç Ankara
24 Makbule Atalı R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978 (age 37) Turkey Ankara Ubiversity SK
Forwards
5 Selin Yılmaz L 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 50 kg (110 lb) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 22) Turkey ODTÜ SK
6 Çağla Baktıroğlu R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 27) Turkey Narmanspor
8 Fulya Yurt R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 21) Turkey Narmanspor
9 Diiara Lokbaş R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1999-09-09) September 9, 1999 (age 16) Turkey Genç Ankara
10 Gizem Öztaşdelen (A) R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 24) Turkey ODTÜ SK
11 Gizem Tüzgen L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-03) October 3, 1991 (age 24) Turkey Genç Ankara
13 Başak Demirkol R 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 21) Turkey ODTÜ SK
14 Seda Demir (A) L 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-06-21) June 21, 1994 (age 22) Turkey Buz Korsanları
15 Pınar Eser L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1999-08-21) August 21, 1999 (age 16) Turkey Narmanspor
17 Betül Kahraman R 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 21) Turkey Ankara University SK
22 Betül Taygar R 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1997-08-24) August 24, 1997 (age 18) Turkey Narmanspor
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

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