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Italy
Nickname(s) The Blue Team, Azzurri
Association Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio
Head coach Flag of Canada Clayton Beddoes
Assistants Flag of Italy Giorgio De Bettin
Flag of Finland Riku-Petteri Lehtonen
Captain Markus Gander
Most games Lucio Topatigh (243)
Top scorer Alberto Da Rin (93)
Most points Lucio Topatigh, Alberto Da Rin (131)
IIHF code ITA
IIHF ranking 15
Highest IIHF ranking 13 (2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (2004-2005, 2018 (O)-2018)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Sweden Sweden 7-1 Italy Italy flag 1861
(Milan, Italy; March 14, 1924)
Biggest win
Flag of Italy Italy 28-0 Belgium Flag of Belgium
(Düsseldorf, Germany; March 1, 1955)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the United States United States of America 31-1 Italy Flag of Italy
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; February 1, 1948)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 31 (first in 1930)
Best result Finished in 4th place: 1 - 1953
Olympics
Appearances 9 (first in 1936)
Medals none
International record (W-L-T)
337-416-77
Équipeitalie

The Blue Team during 2003 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge

The Italian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Italy, and is controlled by the Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio (FISG), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The team is currently ranked 15th by the IIHF World Ranking. The head coach is Clayton Beddoes. Italy has 5,210 players in their national pool (0,008% of the total population).

Olympic Record Edit

Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
  • 1920-1932 - Did not participate
  • 1936 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1948 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1952 - Did not participate
  • 1956 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1960 - Did not participate
  • 1964 - Finished in 15th place
  • 1968 - Did not participate
  • 1972-1980 - Did not qualify
  • 1984 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1988 - Did not qualify
  • 1992 - Finished in 12th place
  • 1994 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1998 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2002 - Did not qualify
  • 2006 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2010-2018 - Did not qualify

European Championship Record Edit

  • 1910-1923 - Did not participate
  • 1924 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1925 - Did not participate
  • 1926 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1927-1928 - Did not participate
  • 1929 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1932 - Did not participate

World Championship Record Edit

World Championships medal record
World Championship
  • 1920-1928 - Did not participate
  • 1930 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1931-1932 - Did not participate
  • 1933 - Finished in 11th place
  • 1934 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1935 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1936 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1937-1938 - Did not participate
  • 1939 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1947 - Did not participate
  • 1948 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1949-1950 - Did not participate
  • 1951 - Finished in 8th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1952 - Finished in 12th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1953 - Finished in 4th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1954 - Did not participate
  • 1955 - Finished in 10th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1956 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1957-1958 - Did not participate
  • 1959 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1960 - Did not participate
  • 1961 - Finished in 12th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1962-1963 - Did not participate
  • 1964 - Finished in 15th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1965 - Did not participate
  • 1966 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1967 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1968 - Did not participate
  • 1969 - Finished in 14th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1970 - Finished in 16th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1971 - Finished in 14th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1972 - Finished in 15th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1973 - Finished in 14th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1974 - Finished in 16th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1975 - Finished in 13th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1976 - Finished in 15th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1977 - Finished in 18th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1978 - Finished in 15th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1979 - Finished in 20th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1981 - Finished in 9th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1982 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1983 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1985 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1986 - Finished in 9th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1987 - Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1989 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1990 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1991 - Finished in 9th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1992 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1993 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1994 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1996 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1997 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1998 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2000 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2001 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2002 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2003 - Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2005 - Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2006 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2008 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2011 - Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2012 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2013 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division IA)
  • 2014 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2015 - Finished in 21st place (5th in Division IA)
  • 2016 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division IA)
  • 2017 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in Division IA)
  • 2019 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Retired Numbers Edit

  • #4 Gianfranco Da Rin
  • #11 Alberto Da Rin

Actual RosterEdit

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #1 Andreas Bernard June 9, 1990 6ft 1in (185cm) 201lb (91kg) L
G #29 Hannes Stoll October 8, 1999 5ft 10in (178cm) 165lb (75kg) L
D #2 Daniel Glira March 25, 1994 6ft 2in (188cm) 192lb (87kg) L
D #51 Roland Hofer June 24, 1990 6ft 0in (182cm) 196lb (89kg) L
D #27 Thomas Larkin December 31, 1990 6ft 5in (196cm) 227lb (103kg) R
D #6 Jan Pavlu July 16, 1994 6ft 2in (188cm) 181lb (82kg) L
D #37 Phil Pietroniro May 27, 1994 6ft 1in (185cm) 183lb (83kg) R
D #24 Peter Spornberger January 6, 1999 6ft 1in (185cm) 187lb (85kg) L
D #7 Ivan Tauferer January 26, 1995 6ft 3in (190cm) 205lb (93kg) R
D #5 Alex Trivellato January 5, 1993 6ft 2in (188cm) 198lb (90kg) L
F #19 Raphael Andergassen June 14, 1993 5ft 10in (178cm) 174lb (79kg) R
F #10 Anthony Bardaro September 18, 1992 5ft 10in (178cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #22 Simon Berger July 30, 1999 6ft 1in (186cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F #23 Martin Castlunger December 18, 1993 5ft 7in (169cm) 154lb (70kg) L
F #20 Ivan De Luca July 28, 1997 6ft 4in (193cm) 205lb (93kg) L
F #21 Luca Frigo May 30, 1993 6ft 0in (183cm) 198lb (90kg) L
F #3 Markus Gander May 16, 1989 6ft 2in (187cm) 196lb (89kg) R
F #31 Peter Hochkofler October 4, 1994 6ft 3in (191cm) 203lb (92kg) R
F #8 Marco Insam June 5, 1989 6ft 2in (188cm) 203lb (92kg) R
F #28 Riccardo Lacedelli May 3, 1995 5ft 10in (179cm) 165lb (75kg) R
F #13 Alex Lambacher October 7, 1996 6ft 3in (191cm) 198lb (90kg) R
F #32 Matthias Mantinger April 22, 1996 6ft 0in (182cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #15 Viktor Schweitzer June 15, 1992 6ft 2in (188cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #12 Tommaso Traversa August 4, 1990 5ft 7in (169cm) 165lb (75kg) L

Team Staff Edit

Role Name Born
Head coach Clayton Beddoes November 10, 1970
Assistant coach Giorgio De Bettin August 7, 1972
Assistant coach Riku-Petteri Lehtonen January 19, 1971
Goaltending coach Robbie Tallas March 20, 1973
Team manager Gianfranco Talamini April 20, 1950
Equipment manager Cesare Apollonio May 26, 1967
Video coach Diego Scandella May 7, 1964

See alsoEdit

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