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In the early 1950’s athletic trainer Jaša Bakov first saw an ice hockey game played in Novi Sad, Serbia. He liked what he saw and brought the game to Sarajevo. The first ice hockey in Bosnia & Herzegovina was played around Sarajevo at the lake close to the park of the Pionirska Dolina in November 1953.
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The first ice hockey in Bosnia & Herzegovina was played in Sarajevo in 1953.
 
The first players were Laban, Bakov, Andrilovic, Vuk, Dimitrijevic, Frajsar and Kreso. Soon Bakov organized games against the neighbours from Serbia. The first games were played against the Belgrad teams Partizan and Zvezda (Red Star). Sarajevo lost to Partizan 4-5 and tied Zvezda 3-3.
 
 
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In 2002 the Bosnian national team played its first games since 1992. They lost in the tournament to HK Vojvodina 2-12 and Serbia and Montenegro 4-10. Bosnia also participated in an international tournament held in Novi Sad, together with HK Vojvodina, Yugoslavia, Jesenice from Slovenia and Zillina from Slovakia. The
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Bosnian juniors played in Belgrad U18 in April 2002 together with Partizan Belgrad and Tas from Yugoslavia and Dinamo Bucharest from Romania.
   
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In December 2007 the Bosnian national team played a friendly game against Croatian club HK INA Sisak and lost 2-8.
   
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Between February 15-17, 2008 the Bosnian national team hosted the Division III qualifying tournament. Aside from Bosnia Greece and Armenia also played.
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The juniors of Bosnia & Herzegovina made their debut at the Division III U18 World Championships in 2004, held in Bulgaria. The team finished last after losing all six games.
   
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In February 2005, their U18 national team participated in the qualification tournament for the Division III U18 championship. they beat Armenia 12-3 but lost to the host, Turkey 3-6, and thus failed to qualify. Bosnia lost to Greece 10-1 on February 15 2008. Bosnia and Herzegovina has not participated in any IIHF tournaments since 2005
   
In 2002 the B&H national team played its first games since 1992. They lost in the tournament to HK Vojvodina 2-12 and Serbia and Montenegro 4-10 at the Olympic Hall Zetra rink. Bosnia also participated in an international tournament held in Novi Sad, together with HK Vojvodina, Yugoslavia, Jesenice from Slovenia and Zillina from Slovakia.
 
BiH juniors played in Belgrad U18 in April 2002 together with Partizan Belgrad and Tas from Yugoslavia and Dinamo Bucharest from Romania.
 
   
In December 2007 the Bosnian national team played a friendly game against Croatian club HK INA Sisak and lost 2-8 (2-2,0-6,0-0)
 
   
Between February 15-17, 2008 the Bosnian national team hosted the Division III qualifying tournament at the Zetra rink in Sarajevo. Aside from Bosnia also Greece and Armenia played.
 
The juniors of Bosnia & Herzegovina made their debut at the Division III U18 World Championships in 2004, held in Bulgaria. The team finished last after losing all six games.
 
Two of the players, Armin Mesanovic and Muamer Dzamalija played in Sweden (Olofströms IK). Dzamalija was the teams top scorer with 4+1.
 
   
In February 2005, their U18 national team participated in the qualification tournament for the Division III U18 championship. they beat Armenia 12-3 but lost to the host, Turkey 3-6, and thus failed to qualify. Bosnia lost to Greece 10-1 on February 15 2008. Bosnia and Herzegovina has not participated in any IIHF tournaments since 2005
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Un 2002-2003 and 2009-10 there was a national championship held in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Four teams played 16 games each. . HK Champion and HK Jahorina ceased to exist shortly thereafter.
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In 2009-10 the winner of the Bosnian League was Stari Grad Vukovi, Bosna Lisice finished 2<sup>nd</sup> Alfa Medvjedi finished in 3<sup>rd</sup> place.
   
   
 
 
Un 2002-2003 and 2009-10 there was a national championship held in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Four teams played 16 games each. All games were played at the Zetra rink in Sarajevo. HK Champion and HK Jahorina ceased to exist shortly thereafter.
 
In 2009-10 the winner of the Bosnian League was Stari Grad Vukovi, Bosna Lisice finished 2<sup>nd</sup> Alfa Medvjedi finished in 3<sup>rd</sup> place.
 
 
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Revision as of 20:52, August 17, 2010

800px-Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina svg

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in southeastern Europe. It has a population of about 4,600,000.

The capital and largest city is Sarajevo. It borders Croatia to the north, west, and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of the former country of Yugoslavia until it gained its independence in 1992.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Info

Rinks

Players

Referees

Population

3,935,000

Indoor

1

Total

260

Male

7

Capital

Sarajevo

Outdoor

3

Male

80

Female

0

IIHF Since

May 10,2001

Junior

180

Female

0



On May 10, 2001 Bosnia and Herzegovina became a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The first ice hockey in Bosnia & Herzegovina was played in Sarajevo in 1953.


In 2002 the Bosnian national team played its first games since 1992. They lost in the tournament to HK Vojvodina 2-12 and Serbia and Montenegro 4-10. Bosnia also participated in an international tournament held in Novi Sad, together with HK Vojvodina, Yugoslavia, Jesenice from Slovenia and Zillina from Slovakia. The Bosnian juniors played in Belgrad U18 in April 2002 together with Partizan Belgrad and Tas from Yugoslavia and Dinamo Bucharest from Romania.

In December 2007 the Bosnian national team played a friendly game against Croatian club HK INA Sisak and lost 2-8.

Between February 15-17, 2008 the Bosnian national team hosted the Division III qualifying tournament. Aside from Bosnia Greece and Armenia also played. The juniors of Bosnia & Herzegovina made their debut at the Division III U18 World Championships in 2004, held in Bulgaria. The team finished last after losing all six games.

In February 2005, their U18 national team participated in the qualification tournament for the Division III U18 championship. they beat Armenia 12-3 but lost to the host, Turkey 3-6, and thus failed to qualify. Bosnia lost to Greece 10-1 on February 15 2008. Bosnia and Herzegovina has not participated in any IIHF tournaments since 2005



Un 2002-2003 and 2009-10 there was a national championship held in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Four teams played 16 games each. . HK Champion and HK Jahorina ceased to exist shortly thereafter. In 2009-10 the winner of the Bosnian League was Stari Grad Vukovi, Bosna Lisice finished 2nd Alfa Medvjedi finished in 3rd place.


Final League Standing 2002-2003

1 HK Bosna 32 points 2 HK Ildizia 2010 24 3 HK Jahorina 12 4 HK Champion 8

Finals:

HK Bosna vs HK Ildizia 2010 7-2 and 11-3

In January 2007 the HK Bosna team played two games against KHL INA Sisak from Croatia, losing the first 4-6 and winning the next one 7-5. On February 10,2007 HK Bosna lost to HK INA Sisak 5-4. In December 2006 a new ice rink opened at the Studentski Centar in Banja Luka and one in Tuzla. The ice rink in Zetra was renovated a few years ago. There have been rumors about new rinks in Sarajevo and Zenica.

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