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Armenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Armenia
Head coach Flag of the United States Doug De Cesare
Assistants Karo Blikian
Aram Abrahamian
Aram Vartanian
Captain Raffi Kajberouni
Most games Raffi Kajberouni,
Artak Martirosyan
& 1 Other (12)
Most points Gevork Kandakharyan (14)
IIHF code ARM
IIHF ranking NR (6 June 2021)[1]
Highest IIHF ranking 45 (2004–2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 49 (2010)
Armenia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
Flag of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian SSR 1 - 0 Armenian SSR Flag of Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
(Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union; March 1, 1962)
Biggest win
Flag of Armenia Armenia 22 - 1 Georgia Flag of Georgia.png
(Yerevan, Armenia; April 12, 2010)[2]
Biggest defeat
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 48 - 0 Armenia Flag of Armenia
(Mexico City, Mexico; March 11, 2005)[3]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 2004)
Best result 43rd (2006)
International record (W-L-T)
3-23-0

The Armenian national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Armenia. They hosted the Division III, Group B tournament of the 2010 World Championships. They are controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Armenia.

History[]

After finishing last in the 2004 and 2005 Division III tournaments (which included a 48–0 loss to Mexico), they won their first two games ever in 2006, defeating Ireland and Luxembourg.

In 2008, Armenia was forced to withdraw from a Division III qualification tournament in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina because Armenia refused to show their passports to IIHF officials; this incident resulted in a 2-year suspension for Armenia from any IIHF tournament. The use of ineligible players was also present on Armenia's U20 team.

In 2010, the IIHF allowed Armenia to compete again, under the conditions that Armenia was to release their final roster 6 months prior to any IIHF tournaments. Armenia hosted the 2010 IIHF World Championship Division III in Yerevan, Armenia. After large scale wins over South Africa and Mongolia, Armenia edged DPR Korea 7-6; Armenia later played DPR Korea in the gold medal game, but lost the final, as well as their chance to move ahead to Div II for 2011, 5-2. Days after the tournament, IIHF officials investigated and reported that Armenia had once again used ineligible players; the team was suspended indefinitely, and their statistics and final scores were expunged from the IIHF tournaments with all of their games marked as 5–0 forfeits towards the team.

World Championships record[]

Year Host Result Pld W OW OL L
2004 Flag of Iceland Reykjavík 45th place
(5th in Division III)
4 0 0 0 4
2005 Flag of Mexico Mexico City 45th place
(5th in Division III)
4 0 0 0 4
2006 Flag of Iceland Reykjavík 43rd place
(3rd in Division III)
4 2 0 0 2
2007 Flag of Ireland Dundalk Withdrew from tournament
2008 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Withdrew from tournament; suspended for 2 years
(Both games counted as 5–0 forfeits)
2 0 0 0 2
2009 Flag of New Zealand Dunedin Suspended
2010 Flag of Armenia Yerevan Records expunged from tournament; suspended indefinitely
(All games marked as 5–0 forfeits)
5 0 0 0 5
2011 through 2015 Suspended
2016 through 2022 Did not participate

All-time record against other nations[]

As of April 18, 2010[4]

Team GP W T L GF GA
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 0 1 0 5
Flag of Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Estonian SSR 1 0 0 1 1 31
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia/
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgian SSR
2 1 0 1 24 12
Flag of Greece.png Greece 1 0 0 1 0 5
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 2 0 0 2 4 35
Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland 2 1 0 1 15 7
Flag of Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz SSR 2 0 0 2 3 11
Flag of Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Latvian SSR 1 0 0 1 0 35
Flag of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian SSR 1 0 0 1 0 1
Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg 2 1 0 1 13 44
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 2 0 0 2 0 65
Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia 1 0 0 1 0 5
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 2 0 0 2 0 10
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 2 0 0 2 1 38
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 2 0 0 2 4 19
Flag of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukrainian SSR 1 0 0 1 0 26
Total 26 3 0 23 58 380

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