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 Ferhat Tozunler
Head coach Tarik Gocmen
Assistants Eduard Hartmann
Asli Cukurkavakli
Captain Seda Demir
Most games Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
Most points Seda Demir (8)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 33 Increase1
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 7–1 Ireland 
(Izmir, Turkey; December 9, 2012)
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

2012[edit]

The Turkish women's team won the Group B Qualification tournament for the 2013 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]

As of 30 March 2014

Promoted to Division II A for 2015
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 26 8 15
 Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 24 9 12
 Spain 5 3 0 0 2 22 15 9
 Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 8 14 6
 Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 3 21 2
 Turkey 5 0 0 1 4 8 24 1

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 30 March 2014

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDiff
 Bulgaria 4 3 0 0 1 13 7 +6
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 10 1 +9
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 -1
 South Africa 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 -7
 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 26 5 0 1 20 39 217 -178

Current roster[edit]

As of 24 March 2014[11]

Goaltenders
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) (1983-06-04) June 4, 1983 (age 30) Australia Sydney Sirens
25 Tanay Günay L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1993-05-10) May 10, 1993 (age 20) Turkey Milenyum Paten
Defensemen
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) (1986-09-30) September 30, 1986 (age 27) Turkey Kocaeli BB Kağıt
11 Yasmin Çabuk L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1997-07-25) July 25, 1997 (age 16) Turkey Narmanspor
12 Alara Lokbaş R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 16) Turkey Boğaziçi Paten
15 İlkim Uygun L 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1995-01-04) January 4, 1995 (age 19) Turkey Milenyum Paten
17 Çisel Ann Otts R 1.50 m (4 ft 11 in) 45 kg (99 lb) (1994-09-11) September 11, 1994 (age 19) Turkey Kocaeli BB Kağıt
24 Nil Eryılmaz L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 19) Turkey Narmanspor
Forwards
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) (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 21) Turkey Milenyum Paten
8 Buse Kalkavan R 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1997-01-14) January 14, 1997 (age 17) Turkey Istanbul Buz Korsanları
9 Tuba Dokur R 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1992-09-30) September 30, 1992 (age 21) Turkey Istanbul Buz Korsanları
10 Burcu Turanal R 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1995-10-27) October 27, 1995 (age 18) Turkey Milenyum Paten
13 Betül Taygar R 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1997-08-24) August 24, 1997 (age 16) Turkey Narmanspor
14 Seda Demir (C) R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1994-06-21) June 21, 1994 (age 19) Turkey Istanbul Buz Korsanları
16 Ayşenur Kurdal R 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1993-10-13) October 13, 1993 (age 20) Turkey Narmanspor
18 Tuğçe Demir L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1994-02-11) February 11, 1994 (age 20) Turkey Milenyum Paten
19 Didem Aydogdu (A) R 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 26) Turkey Kocaeli BB Kağıt
21 Selin Yılmaz (A) L 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) 50 kg (110 lb) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 20) Turkey Kocaeli BB Kağıt
22 Şeymanur Kavaz L 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1992-11-16) November 16, 1992 (age 21) Turkey Narmanspor
23 Fulya Yurt R 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in) 53 kg (117 lb) (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 19) Turkey Narmanspor
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 24 March 2014[11]

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

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