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South Africa
Association South African Ice Hockey Federation
GM Flag of South Africa Mogamat Kamish
Head coach Flag of South Africa Jean-Michel van Doesburgh
Assistants Flag of South Africa Jacques Botha &
Flag of South Africa Dylan Compton
Most games Ryan Marsh (19)
Christopher Engelbrecht (19)
Most points Gregory Donde (17)
Home stadium Grandwest Ice Arena[1]
IIHF code RSA
Team colours                    
First international
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 8 - 1 South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif
(Tallinn, Estonia; 1 January 1996)
Biggest win
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 12 - 1 Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png
(Mexico City, Mexico; 15 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 21 - 0 South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif
(Miercurea Ciuc, Romania; 9 January 2003)
International record (W-L-T)
11-34-2

The South Africa men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of South Africa. The team is controlled by the South African Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[]

South Africa played its first game in 1996 against Yugoslavia during the Group D tournament of the 1996 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. South Africa lost the game 8–1.[2] South Africa continued to play in Group D during the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships until 2001 where the International Ice Hockey Federation changed to playing format. South Africa was reseeded into the newly formed Division III tournament of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[3] In 2002 South Africa gained promotion to Division II due to a restructuring that would increase the number of teams in Division II from eight to twelve.[3] The following year South Africa suffered their largest defeat against Great Britain during the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II Group A tournament. Great Britain shutout South Africa winning the game 21–0.[2] In 2004 South Africa finished last in their Division II Group B tournament and were relegated to Division III for the following year.[4]

South Africa did not participate in the following two World Championships, but returned to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, finishing fifth in the group of seven.[5]

International competitions[]

World Junior Championships[]


References[]

  1. The Ice Station
  2. 2.0 2.1 South Africa U20 All Time Results. National Teams of Ice Hockey.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand, 295–298. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  4. 2004 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation.
  5. Tournament Progress. International Ice Hockey Federation (2008).

External links[]

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