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South Africa
Shirt badge/Association crest
South Africa uses the emblem of the National Sports Council as a badge on their players jerseys.
Association South African Ice Hockey Federation
GM Dawid Brits
Head coach Bob Deraney
Assistants Larry O'Donnell
Captain Andre Marais
Most games Andre Marais (74)
Most points Michael Edwards (81)
Home stadium Grandwest Ice Arena[1]
IIHF code RSA
IIHF ranking 47 Decrease 1 (6 June 2021)[2]
Highest IIHF ranking 37 (2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 46 (2020)
Team colours                    
South Africa national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 12–3 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.png South Africa
(Lausanne, Switzerland; 3 March 1961)
Biggest win
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 33–1 Flag of Armenia.gif Armenia
(Mexico City, Mexico; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 32–0 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.png South Africa
(Bled, Slovenia; 16 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 29 (first in 1961)
Best result 19th (1961, 1966)
International record (W-L-T)
55–89–1

The South African national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of South Africa. It is controlled by the South African Ice Hockey Federation and has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 25 February 1937. It was the only African-based team in the IIHF. South Africa is currently ranked 46th in the world rankings and competes in Division III of the IIHF World Championships.

World Championship record[]

Year City Country Result
1961 Geneva & Lausanne Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 5th place in Group C (19th)
1966 Jesenice Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3rd place in Group C (19th)
1992 Johannesburg Flag of South Africa South Africa 2nd place in Group C2 (28th)
1993 Bled Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 12th place in Group C (32nd)
1994 Barcelona Flag of Spain Spain 8th place in Group C2 (35th)
1995 Johannesburg Flag of South Africa South Africa 8th place in Group C2 (37th)
1997 Ankara Flag of Turkey Turkey 1st Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp Flag of South Africa South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
1999 Krugersdorp Flag of South Africa South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
2000 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland Iceland 4th place in Group D (37th)
2001 Majadahonda Flag of Spain Spain 4th place in Division IIA (36th)
2002 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa 5th place in Division II Group A (37th)
2003 Seoul Flag of South Korea South Korea 5th place in Division II Group A (38th)
2004 Elektrėnai Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 6th place in Division II Group B (40th)
2005 Mexico City Flag of Mexico Mexico Silver in Division III (42nd)
2006 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 6th place in Division II Group A (40th)
2007 Dundalk Flag of Ireland Ireland 4th place in Division III (44th)
2008 Luxembourg City Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Silver in Division III (42nd)
2009 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2010 Yerevan Flag of Armenia Armenia Bronze in Division III Group B (44th)
2011 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa Silver in Division III (42nd)
2012 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (39th)
2013 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa Gold in Division III (41st)
2014 Jaca Flag of Spain Spain 5th in Division II Group B (39th)
2015 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2016 Istanbul Flag of Turkey Turkey 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2017 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 5th in Division III (45th)
2018 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa 5th in Division III (45th)
2019 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 6th in Division III (46th)
2020 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[3]
2021 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4]

Roster[]

From the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division III.[5]

# Name Pos S/C Height Weight Date of birth Club
18 Cameron Birrell F L  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-08-13)13 August 1990 (aged 26

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
20 Gary Bock G L  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 120 kg (260 lb) (1984-03-07)7 March 1984 (aged 33

)


Flag of South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
8 Xander Botha F L  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 83 kg (183 lb) (1994-10-06)6 October 1994 (aged 22

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
23 Callum Bremner D R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-10-12)12 October 1994 (aged 22

)


Flag of South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
7 Dylan Compton F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 80 kg (180 lb) (1997-03-05)5 March 1997 (aged 20

)


Flag of Canada Bradford Bulls
14 Marinus de Jager F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 76 kg (168 lb) (1999-04-26)26 April 1999 (aged 17

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
3 Reegan du Buisson F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 92 kg (203 lb) (1995-06-10)10 June 1995 (aged 21

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
6 Michael Edwards F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 60 kg (130 lb) (1978-09-20)20 September 1978 (aged 38

)


Flag of South Africa Cape Town Penguins
9 Marc Giot F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 95 kg (209 lb) (1981-07-23)23 July 1981 (aged 35

)


Flag of South Africa Cape Town Penguins
21 Jason Gonsalves D R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 73 kg (161 lb) (1992-09-04)4 September 1992 (aged 24

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
19 Keenan Gordan D R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 76 kg (168 lb) (1996-09-21)21 September 1996 (aged 20

)


Flag of South Africa Cape Town Storm
16 Brandon Husselman F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-08-08)8 August 1997 (aged 19

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
5 Deen Magmoed D R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 26

)


Flag of South Africa Cape Town Penguins
15 Reelan Malgas D R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 67 kg (148 lb) (1995-09-04)4 September 1995 (aged 21

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
12 Andre Marais D R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 90 kg (200 lb) (1981-08-13)13 August 1981 (aged 35

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals
1 Charl Pretorius G R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 70 kg (150 lb) (1997-02-19)19 February 1997 (aged 20

)


Flag of the United States Elmira Soaring Eagles
24 Uthman Samaai F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 102 kg (225 lb) (1993-05-14)14 May 1993 (aged 23

)


Flag of South Africa Cape Town Penguins
4 Joaquim Valadas F L  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 80 kg (180 lb) (1985-01-15)15 January 1985 (aged 32

)


Flag of South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
13 Jean-Michel van Doesburgh F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 88 kg (194 lb) (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 31

)


Flag of South Africa Cape Town Storm
11 Denzil Verwey D L  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 71 kg (157 lb) (1995-03-31)31 March 1995 (aged 21

)


Flag of South Africa Johannesburg Wildcats
10 Marinus Willemstijn F R  ft 0 in (0.00 m) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 27

)


Flag of South Africa Pretoria Capitals

All-time record against other nations[]

As of 28 April 2019[6]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
Flag of Armenia.gif Armenia 2 1 0 1 35 10 +25 50.00%
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 7 0 0 7 23 63 −40 0.00%
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 10 1 0 9 17 88 −71 10.00%
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 100.00%
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 7 0 0 7 10 53 −43 0.00%
Flag of China.gif China 3 0 0 3 5 17 −12 0.00%
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 3 2 0 1 18 15 +3 50.00%
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 1 0 0 1 1 11 −10 0.00%
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 2 0 0 2 2 15 −13 0.00%
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 2 0 0 2 1 42 −41 0.00%
Flag of France.png France 1 0 0 1 2 11 −9 0.00%
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 4 3 0 1 22 9 +13 88.00%
Flag of Greece.png Greece 5 5 0 0 50 8 +42 100.00%
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 15 1 +14 100.00%
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 4 0 0 4 7 57 −50 0.00%
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 2 2 0 0 14 6 +8 100.00%
Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2 66.67%
Flag of Israel.gif Israel 8 1 0 7 21 46 −25 12.50%
Flag of Italy.png Italy 2 0 0 2 2 35 −33 0.00%
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0 32 −32 0.00%
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 1 0 0 1 1 16 −15 0.00%
Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg 9 6 0 3 53 26 +27 71.43%
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 7 2 0 5 24 22 +2 28.57%
Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia 5 5 0 0 51 9 +41 100.00%
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 1 0 0 1 4 8 −4 0.00%
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 13 9 1 3 56 38 +18 69.23%
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 4 1 0 3 8 18 −20 25.00%
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 2 0 0 2 3 33 −30 0.00%
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 10 40 −30 0.00%
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 1 0 0 1 0 29 −29 0.00%
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 0 0 5 8 46 −38 0.00%
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 7 0 0 7 10 67 −57 0.00%
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 10 9 0 1 106 19 +87 90.00%
Flag of Turkmenistan.png Turkmenistan 1 0 0 1 2 7 −5 0.00%
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 23 0 +23 100.00%
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 3 12 −9 0.00%
Total 145 55 1 89 639 935 -296 35.66%

All-time record against other teams[]

As of 28 March 2012[7]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
Flag of Austria WEV Vienna 5 1 1 3 16 33 −17 20.00%
Flag of Switzerland EHC Basel 1 0 0 1 4 11 −7 0.00%
Flag of Switzerland HC Lugano 1 0 0 1 4 9 −5 0.00%
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia B 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0.00%
Flag of Romania Steaua Rangers 2 0 0 2 6 15 −9 0.00%
Total 10 1 1 8 31 72 -41 16.81%

References[]

External links[]

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