Great Britain
Nickname(s) Team GB
Association Ice Hockey UK
GM Flag of England Andy Buxton
Head coach Flag of Scotland Pete Russell
Assistants Flag of Canada Adam Keefe
Flag of Canada Flag of United Kingdom Corey Neilson
Captain Jonathan Phillips
Most games Ashley Tait (106)
Top scorer Tony Hand (36)
Most points Tony Hand (107)
IIHF code GBR
IIHF ranking 19
Highest IIHF ranking 19 (2020-present)
Lowest IIHF ranking 31 (2006 (O)-2006)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 3-0 Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png
(Chamonix, France; January 23, 1909)
Biggest win
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 15-0 South Korea Flag of Korea.gif
(Kingston upon Hull, Great Britain; March 19, 1992)
Biggest defeat
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 21-1 United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif
(Barcelona, Spain; March 25, 1979)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 17 (first in 1924)
Best result Gold medal with cup.png Gold: 1 - 1936
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1924)
Medals Gold medal.png Gold: 1 - 1936
Bronze medal.png Bronze: 1 - 1924
International record (W-L-T)
203-222-36
Olympic medal record
Men’s ice hockey
Bronze 1924 Chamonix Ice hockey
Gold 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice hockey

The British men's national ice hockey team (also known as Team GB) is the name of the national ice hockey Team for the United Kingdom. A founding member of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, the team is controlled by Ice Hockey UK.

The current coach is Pete Russell.

The team were a force in the game in the early 20th century, winning the first ever IIHF European Championship, Bronze medalists at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, and became Olympic champions in 1936 in Germany.

However since then the GB team has made little impact on the sport.

The team is ranked 19th in IIHF World Ranking. Great Britain has 8,162 current players registered in the country (0,001% of its population).

Olympic Record[edit | edit source]

  • 1920 - Did not participate
  • 1924 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 1928 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1932 - Did not participate
  • 1936 - 11 Gold
  • 1948 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1952 - Did not qualify
  • 1956-1968 - Did not participate
  • 1972-2002 - Did not qualify
  • 2006 - Did not participate
  • 2010-2022 - Did not qualify

European Championships Record[edit | edit source]

  • 1910 - 11 Gold
  • 1911-1925 - Did not participate
  • 1926 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1927 - Did not participate
  • 1929 - Did not participate
  • 1932 - Finished in 7th place

World Championships Record[edit | edit source]

World Championships medal record
World Championship
Bronze 1928 France Great Britain
Bronze 1935 Switzerland Great Britain
Gold 1936 Germany Great Britain
Silver 1937 Great Britain Great Britain
Silver 1938 Czechoslovakia Great Britain
  • 1920 - Did not participate
  • 1924 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 1928 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1930 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1931 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1932-1933 - Did not participate
  • 1934 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1935 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 1936 - 11 Gold
  • 1937 - 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
  • 1938 - 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
  • 1939 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1947 - Did not participate
  • 1948 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1949 - Did not participate
  • 1950 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1951 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1952 - Finished in 10th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1953 - Finished in 5th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1954-1960 - Did not participate
  • 1961 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1962 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1963 - Finished in 15th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1964 - Did not participate
  • 1965 - Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1966 - Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1967-1970 - Did not participate
  • 1971 - Finished in 18th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1972 - Did not participate
  • 1973 - Finished in 22nd place (8th in "Pool C")
  • 1974-1975 - Did not participate
  • 1976 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1977 - Finished in 24th place (7th in "Pool C")
  • 1978 - Did not participate
  • 1979 - Finished in 23rd place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1981 - Finished in 24th place (8th in "Pool C")
  • 1982-1987 - Did not participate
  • 1989 - Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool D")
  • 1990 - Finished in 26th place (1st in "Pool D")
  • 1991 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1992 - Finished in 21st place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1993 - Finished in 13th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1994 - Finished in 12th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 19th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1996 - Finished in 16th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1997 - Finished in 18th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1998 - Finished in 22nd place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1999 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 2000 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 2001 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 - Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 - Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 - Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2005 - Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2006 - Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 - Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 - Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 - Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 - Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 - Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 - Finished in 21st place (5th in Division IA)
  • 2013 - Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division IA)
  • 2014 - Finished in 26th place (4th in Division IB)
  • 2015 - Finished in 24th place (2nd in Division IB)
  • 2016 - Finished in 24th place (2nd in Division IB)
  • 2017 - Finished in 23rd place (1st in Division IB)
  • 2018 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division IA)
  • 2019 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #1 Jackson Whistle June 9, 1995 6ft 1in (185cm) 192lb (87kg) L
G #33 Ben Bowns January 21, 1991 6ft 2in (188cm) 212lb (96kg) L
D #2 Dallas Ehrhardt July 31, 1992 6ft 4in (193cm) 225lb (102kg) L
D #3 Travis Ehrhardt April 12, 1989 5ft 11in (180cm) 198lb (90kg) L
D #13 David Phillips August 14, 1987 6ft 3in (191cm) 194lb (88kg) R
D #17 Mark Richardson October 3, 1986 6ft 0in (183cm) 194lb (88kg) R
D #23 Paul Swindlehurst May 25, 1993 6ft 4in (193cm) 2017lb (94kg) L
D #28 Ben O'Connor December 21, 1988 6ft 1in (185cm) 198lb (90kg) L
D #41 Josh Batch January 15, 1991 6ft 4in (193cm) 220lb (100kg) L
F #5 Ben Davies January 18, 1991 5ft 8in (173cm) 179lb (81kg) R
F #7 Robert Lachowicz February 8, 1990 5ft 10in (178cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #8 Matthew Myers November 6, 1984 6ft 2in (188cm) 205lb (93kg) R
F #9 Brett Perlini June 14, 1990 6ft 2in (188cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #10 Robert Farmer March 21, 1991 6ft 3in (191cm) 207lb (94kg) L
F #19 Luke Ferrara June 7, 1993 5ft 11in (180cm) 196lb (89kg) R
F #20 Jonathan Phillips July 14, 1982 5ft 11in (181cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #21 Mike Hammond February 21, 1990 5ft 10in (178cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #46 Scott Conway April 9, 1995 6ft 0in (183cm) 185lb (84kg) L
F #59 Ross Venus April 28, 1994 6ft 0in (183cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #63 Brendan Connolly September 15, 1985 5ft 8in (173cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #74 Ollie Betteridge January 16, 1996 5ft 11in (180cm) 176lb (80kg) R
F #91 Ben Lake May 3, 1990 5ft 11in (180cm) 170lb (77kg) L

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
Head coach Pete Russell June 20, 1974
Assistant coach Adam Keefe April 26, 1984
Assistant coach Corey Neilson August 22, 1976
General manager Andy Buxton October 22, 1965
Equipment manager Jason Ellery May 20, 1970
Equipment manager Steve Small April 10, 1955

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