Portugal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Seleção
Association Federação de Desportos de Inverno de Portugal
GM Cristina Lopes
Head coach Jim Aldred
Captain Higínio Ferreira
Top scorer Philip Sardinha (13 goals)
Most points Philip Sardinha (16 pts)
IIHF code POR
Team colours                    
First international
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 2–3 Portugal Flag of Portugal.png
(Canillo, Andorra; 29 September 2017)
Biggest win
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 2-11 Portugal Flag of Portugal.png
(Füssen, Germany; 19 November 2018)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 11–2 Portugal Flag of Portugal.png
(Canillo, Andorra; 30 September 2017)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 0
Olympics
Appearances 0
Medals 0
International record (W-L-T)
5–4–0

The Portuguese national ice hockey team (Portuguese:Seleção Portuguesa de Hóquei no Gelo) is the national men's ice hockey team of Portugal. The team was previously controlled by the Federation of Portuguese Ice Sports (FPDG.) In September 2017, control was given to the Federação de Desportos de Inverno de Portugal, which also retains the associate membership within the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), which had been acquired by the FPDG on May 13, 1999. Portugal is currently not ranked in the IIHF World Rankings and is still not actively competing in any World Championship events.

History[edit | edit source]

2000[edit | edit source]

Ice hockey was played in Portugal from 1996 until 2006 in the Palácio do Gelo shopping center, in Viseu. Since 2010, ice hockey practices and friendly games have been played in Elvas, Portugal.

In 2000, the national team of Portugal played three games, the only games they ever played. The team they compiled to play was made up of former Portuguese immigrants who played ice hockey in the United States and Canada, as well as former players from traditional roller hockey. The event consisted of three games between the newly created national team of Portugal and the First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Center (FPCCC) from Toronto, Ontario, representing Canada. The games were held from June 21 to June 23, 2000 at the Palácio do Gelo in Viseu.

The tournament was a game venture by the Federação Portuguesa de Desportos No Gelo and the Embassy of Canada, namely the Ambassador of Canada, Robert Vanderloo. The event was also sponsored by Banco Comercial Português and Nortel.

The FPCCC won the first game 18–6 and the second 21–5. Pedro Regado was the first ever player to score for Portugal when he scored on 8:04 mark of the first period. The third and final game was played with the decision to mix-up the teams, placing Portuguese descendants of the FPCCC on the Portuguese team. At the end of the third match, the score was a close 15–11 for FPCCC. Portugal has not played an organized match until 2015.

2015 onwards[edit | edit source]

In January 2015, Portugal returned to play two international exhibition games, against the Cesti Ivi in Elvas, Portugal. Portugal won their first game ever with a 6-4 win and a 6-2 win on the day after. This exhibition games were sponsored by the Czech Republic embassy in Portugal, namely by the strong support of Czech ambassador Stanislav Kázecký.

On January 14, 2016. Portugal played two exhibition games in Prague, Czech Republic. Portugal lost 0-2 against the Čeští Lvi and 0-3 against the Sklepovští Sršáni. Two days afterwards Portugal won their first ever away game with a 4-3 victory against the Čeští Lvi.

On 14 and 15 January 2017, Portugal hosted a quadrangular tournament in Elvas, Portugal. This was the largest ice hockey competition ever held in the country. Other than team Portugal, there were invited two teams from Czech Republic, the Čeští Lvi, the Sklepovští Sršáni and the second division French team Evry-Viry Jets. Even if Portugal was not able to conquer the tournament, this event was another step forward for the Portuguese ice hockey community and showed their capacity of organizing an international event.

Portugal played on 22 and 23 April 2017 at an international tournament with teams from Norway, Finland and Spain at Granada, Spain. The national team now lead by their Canadian Coach Jim Aldred was able to retain a 6-0 victory against the Granada Eagles. It was the first away tournament played by Portugal and it showed a clear improvement in their level of play.

History was made once again on September 29, 2017 when Portugal won their first official game against another ice hockey national team. In Canillo, Andorra, Portugal won, 2-3 in a shootout, against the hosting state. After this historical moment, Portugal also played Ireland and Morocco, recording losses, nevertheless, in the silver medal game, Portugal won again against Andorra, by the score of 5-3. At this date, the Portuguese national team clearly showed that they would be able to compete against other national teams and also deliver a consistent game.

On March 17 and 18, 2018, Portugal played at the Gladiators international tournament were they won a silver medal, with a 4 win and 3 draw record. The team performed with 27 goals for and only 7 against. This tournament brought also several new Portuguese players playing in France, Switzerland and Canada, which assisted the team to greatly perform against other competitive teams.

On April 28 and 29, 2018, Portugal played returned to Granada to play the Mr. Taxi Cup. The team performed, once again, at a very competitive level, with very close scores with more experience teams.

Portugal then participated in the IIHF 2018 Development Cup which was held in Füssen, Germany along with Andorra, Ireland] and Macedonia. On November 19th Portugal faced Andorra and won the final score of 11-2. At 20:00 they played against Ireland] and grabbed another victory with the scoreboard reflecting 12-4. On November 20th Portugal faced Macedonia where they fell short by 1 goal with Macedonia taking the victory with 5-4. At 18:00 Portugal played against Ireland] once more to determine which would be playing for Gold. Winning 11-1 Portugals next game was at 19:00 against Macedonia where they fell short with the final score of 9-3 where Portugal obtained the Silver Medal.

Current roster[edit | edit source]

No. Pos Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace
20 G Maxim Andreyev 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1989-02-27)February 27, 1989 Flag of Kazakhstan
30 G Ivan Silva 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1997-04-24)April 24, 1997 Flag of Spain
09 D Maurício Xavier 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb) (1966-01-17)January 17, 1966 Flag of Portugal
08 D Filipe Paulo 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1982-01-08)January 8, 1982 Flag of Portugal
81 D Sylvain Rodrigues 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1987-08-15)August 15, 1987 Flag of France
71 D Yuri El-Zein 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1999-06-04)June 4, 1999 Flag of Portugal
03 D Diogo Esteves Rocha 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1997-09-17)September 17, 1997 Flag of Switzerland
93 D Jeshon Assunção 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1993-04-12)April 12, 1993 Flag of Switzerland
19 D Pedro Cardoso 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1975-03-01)March 1, 1975 Flag of Switzerland
07 F Kevin Hortinha 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1978-10-04)October 4, 1978 Flag of Canada
10 F Diogo Xavier 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1992-06-07)June 7, 1992 Flag of Portugal
19 F Guilherme Morais 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1994-02-19)February 19, 1994 Flag of Portugal
88 F Isaac Carreiro 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (2000-11-19)November 19, 2000 Flag of Canada
89 F Brandon Gay 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1994-03-10)March 10, 1994 Flag of Switzerland
29 F Hervé José Alves 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1988-07-27)July 27, 1988 Flag of Switzerland
74 F Higínio Ferreira 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1984-02-10)February 10, 1984 Flag of Switzerland
33 D Ricardo Schläpfer 1.78 m (5 ft 7 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1998-12-12)December 12, 1998 Flag of Switzerland
15 F Philip Sardinha 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (195 lb) (1996-06-11)June 11, 1996 Flag of Canada
73 F Corentin Rodrigues 1.83 m (5 ft 12 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1998-08-20)August 20, 1998 Flag of Switzerland

Results[edit | edit source]

Date Home Team Away Team Score Location
21/06/2000 Flag of Portugal Portugal First Portugal Canadian Cultural Center Flag of Canada 6-18 Viseu, Portugal
22/06/2000 Flag of Portugal Portugal First Portugal Canadian Cultural Center Flag of Canada 5-21 Viseu, Portugal
23/06/2000 Flag of Portugal Portugal First Portugal Canadian Cultural Center Flag of Canada 11-15 Viseu, Portugal
10/01/2015 Flag of Portugal Portugal Cesti Ivi Flag of the Czech Republic 6-4 Elvas, Portugal
11/01/2015 Flag of Portugal Portugal Cesti Ivi Flag of the Czech Republic 6-2 Elvas, Portugal
14/01/2016 Flag of the Czech Republic Skelepovsti Srsani Portugal Flag of Portugal 4-0 Prague, Czech Republic
14/01/2016 Flag of the Czech Republic Cesti Ivi Portugal Flag of Portugal 3-0 Prague, Czech Republic
14/01/2016 Flag of the Czech Republic Cesti Ivi Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-0 Prague, Czech Republic
14/01/2016 Flag of the Czech Republic Skelepovsti Srsani Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-1 Prague, Czech Republic
16/01/2016 Flag of the Czech Republic Cesti Ivi Portugal Flag of Portugal 3-4 Prague, Czech Republic
14/01/2017 Flag of Portugal Portugal Cesti Ivi Flag of the Czech Republic 2-4 Elvas, Portugal
15/01/2017 Flag of Portugal Portugal Evry-Viry Jets Flag of France 2-4 Elvas, Portugal
15/01/2017 Flag of Portugal Portugal Skelepovsti Srsani Flag of the Czech Republic 1-5 Elvas, Portugal
22/04/2017 Flag of Norway Tromsø Stars Portugal Flag of Portugal 8-1 Granada, Spain
22/04/2017 Flag of Spain Granada Eagles Portugal Flag of Portugal 0-5 Granada, Spain
22/04/2017 Flag of Spain Granada Grizzlies Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-1 Granada, Spain
23/04/2017 Flag of Spain Fuengirola Lions Portugal Flag of Portugal 9-0 Granada, Spain
23/04/2017 Flag of Finland Helsinki Pita Portugal Flag of Portugal 6-0 Granada, Spain
23/04/2017 Flag of Finland Pyhäjärvi PPPC Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-1 Granada, Spain
23/04/2017 Flag of Finland Vantaa Mr. Taxi Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-0 Granada, Spain
29/09/2017 Flag of Andorra Andorra Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-3 Canillo, Andorra
30/09/2017 Flag of Ireland Ireland Portugal Flag of Portugal 9-4 Canillo, Andorra
30/09/2017 Flag of Morocco Morocco Portugal Flag of Portugal 11-2 Canillo, Andorra
01/10/2017 Flag of Andorra Andorra Portugal Flag of Portugal 3-5 Canillo, Andorra
17/03/2018 Flag of England Uk Lions A Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-2 Nijmegen, Holland
17/03/2018 Flag of Netherlands Gladiadors A Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-2 Nijmegen, Holland
17/03/2018 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Mooseheads Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-2 Nijmegen, Holland
17/03/2018 Flag of Denmark Blue Sox Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-5 Nijmegen, Holland
18/03/2018 Flag of France Les Crocodiles Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-1 Nijmegen, Holland
18/03/2018 Flag of Netherlands Gladiators B Portugal Flag of Portugal 0-6 Nijmegen, Holland
18/03/2018 Flag of England UK Lions B Portugal Flag of Portugal 0-9 Nijmegen, Holland
28/04/2018 Flag of Finland MR. Taxi Hockey Club Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-6 Granada, Spain
28/04/2018 Flag of Spain Granada Grizzlies Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-0 Granada, Spain
29/04/2018 Flag of Spain Club Hielo Mr. Taxi Portugal Flag of Portugal 1-0 Granada, Spain
29/04/2018 Flag of Norway Tromso Stars Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-1 Granada, Spain
29/04/2018 Flag of Finland Pitäjänmäen Tarmo Portugal Flag of Portugal 3-2 Granada, Spain
29/04/2018 Flag of Spain Granada Eagles Portugal Flag of Portugal 0-3 Granada, Spain
19/11/2018 Flag of Andorra Andorra Portugal Flag of Portugal 2-11 Füssen, Germany
19/11/2018 Flag of Ireland Ireland Portugal Flag of Portugal 4-12 Füssen, Germany
20/11/2018 Flag of FYR Macedonia Macedonia Portugal Flag of Portugal 4-5 Füssen, Germany
20/11/2018 Flag of Portugal Portugal Ireland Flag of Ireland 10-1 Füssen, Germany
21/11/2018 Flag of Portugal Portugal Macedonia Flag of FYR Macedonia 3-9 Füssen, Germany
Record Overall (W-L-D) Home (W-L-D) Away (W-L-D) GS (Home) GA (Home) GS (Away) GA (Away) GS (Overall) GA (Overall)
Flag of Portugal Portugal 14-25-4 4-7-0 10-18-4 52 83 87 92 139 175

Tournaments results[edit | edit source]

IIHF Development Cup[edit | edit source]

All-time Record Against Other Nations[edit | edit source]

As of 11 November 2018[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 3 3 0 0 19 7
Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland 3 2 0 1 26 14
Flag of Macedonia.png FYR Macedonia 2 0 0 2 7 14
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 1 0 0 1 2 11
Total 9 5 0 4 54 46

Press Articles[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Portugal-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf. National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved on 2018-11-02.

External links[edit | edit source]

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