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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
The crescent moon and a star as seen on the Turkish flag is the badge used on the players jerseys
Association Turkish Ice Hockey Federation
GM Osman Gülen
Head coach Keith McAdams
Assistants Yücel Çıtak
Jukka Kuusivuori
Captain Emrah Özmen
Most games Emrah Özmen (50)
Most points Emrah Özmen (51)
IIHF code TUR
IIHF ranking 42 Steady (6 June 2021)[1]
Highest IIHF ranking 35 (2010)
Lowest IIHF ranking 43 (first in 2003)
Team colours          
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
Greece Flag of Greece.png 15–3 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 21 March 1992)
Biggest win
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 16–0 Flag of Greece.png Greece
(Cape Town, South Africa; 14 April 2011)
Biggest defeat
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 38–0 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 27 March 1992)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 13 (first in 1992)
Best result 32nd (1992)
International record (W-L-T)
23–58–2

The Turkish men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Turkey, and is controlled by the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It is currently ranked 42nd in the IIHF World Ranking.

History

In 2014, the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation caused a scandal as a foreigner wearing Turkish national jersey played in a friendly international match.[2] Denis Legersky from Slovakia, who plays since three and a half years in Turkey and is currently a member of İzmir BB GSK, was registered in the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina national ice hockey team as a coach–player.[2] He, appeared in the jersey of Ogün Uzunali though not a Turkish citizen, and scored two goals in the match played in Sarajevo before 8,000 spectators that ended 7–2 for the Turkey national team.[2] The officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports protested the incident.[2]

World Championship record

Year Host City Country Result
1992 Johannesburg Flag of South Africa South Africa 6th in Group C2 (32nd)
1993 Ankara Flag of Turkey Turkey 3rd in Group C qualifying pool 4 (NR)
1994 Zagreb Flag of Croatia Croatia 2nd in Group C2 qualifying pool 2 (NR)
1996 Metulla Flag of Israel Israel 2nd in Group D qualifying pool 2 (NR)
1997 Ankara Flag of Turkey Turkey 3rd in Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp Flag of South Africa South Africa 7th in Group D (39th)
1999 Krugersdorp Flag of South Africa South Africa 7th in Group D (39th)
2000 Reykjavik Flag of Iceland Iceland 9th in Group D (42nd)
2002 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa 6th in Division II Group A (39th)
2003 Auckland Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 3rd in Division III (43rd)
2004 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland Iceland 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2005 Zagreb Flag of Croatia Croatia 6th in Division II Group A (40th)
2006 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland Iceland 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2007 Zagreb Flag of Croatia Croatia 6th in Division II Group A (39th)
2008 Luxembourg City Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 4th in Division III (44th)
2009 Dunedin Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2010 Naucalpan Flag of Mexico Mexico 6th in Division II Group A (40th)
2011 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa 3rd in Division III (43rd)
2012 Erzurum Flag of Turkey Turkey 1st in Division III (41st)
2013 Izmit Flag of Turkey Turkey 5th in Division II Group B (39th)
2014 Jaca Flag of Spain Spain 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2015 İzmir Flag of Turkey Turkey 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2016 Istanbul Flag of Turkey Turkey 1st in Division III (41st)
2017 Auckland Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2018 Cape Town Flag of South Africa South Africa 3rd in Division III (43rd)
2019 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2020 Kockelscheuer Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[3]
2021 Kockelscheuer Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4]
Green marks a year followed by promotion, red a year followed by relegation.

Team

Roster

From the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III.[5]

Head coach: Flag of Turkey Deniz İnce

# Name Pos S/C Height DOB Club
1 Bozacı, TolgaTolga Bozacı align="center" | G L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 01998-01-24 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
20 Kahraman, ErolErol Kahraman align="center" | G L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 01983-01-21 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
2 Kars, YusufYusuf Kars align="center" | D L 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 01998-10-15 Flag of Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
4 Savaş, EmrahEmrah Savaş align="center" | D R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 01997-04-01 Flag of Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
5 Coşkun, BarışBarış Coşkun align="center" | D R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 01984-02-07 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
9 Öztürk, GökhunGökhun Öztürk align="center" | D R 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 01985-12-16 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
14 Salt, Kaan EmreKaan Emre Salt align="center" | D L 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 01999-01-21 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
16 Aktürk, SavaşSavaş Aktürk align="center" | D R 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 01989-05-23 Flag of Turkey Izmir BB GSK
7 Koçoğlu, AlecAlec Koçoğlu align="center" | F L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 01994-12-01 Flag of Turkey Izmir BB GSK
8 Kars, ÖmerÖmer Kars align="center" | F R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 01997-04-24 Flag of Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
10 Gümüş, SerkanSerkan Gümüş align="center" | F L 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 01992-10-17 Flag of Turkey Izmir BB GSK
12 Koçoğlu, AndyAndy Koçoğlu align="center" | F R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 01992-04-15 Flag of Turkey Izmir BB GSK
13 Salt, HakanHakan Salt align="center" | F R 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 02000-09-18 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
15 Özmen, EmrahEmrah Özmen align="center" | F R 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 01983-11-13 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
18 Solak, GökalpGökalp Solak align="center" | F R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 01994-11-16 Flag of Turkey Koç University
19 Halil, YusufYusuf Halil align="center" | F R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 01991-09-10 Flag of Turkey Izmir BB GSK
21 Kavaz, SefaSefa Kavaz align="center" | F L 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 01997-07-17 Flag of Turkey Erzurum BB GSK
22 Karakoç, YavuzYavuz Karakoç align="center" | F R 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 01988-07-26 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS
23 Semiz, SerdarSerdar Semiz align="center" | F R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 01982-04-15 Flag of Sweden IFK Tumba
24 Bakal, FerhatFerhat Bakal align="center" | F L 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 01998-03-16 Flag of Turkey Zeytinburnu BS


Notable players

Cengiz Çıplak (25) is regarded as the most talented Turkish player. He was awarded the MVP crown as best forward in Division II Group A at the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships although skating for the team that relegated. He received the same trophy at World Championship 2004. At the World Championship Division 3 in Iceland he was the tournament's top scorer. Çıplak learned his hockey in Edmonton and played in lower North American leagues.[6] Within the 16 years of history of Turkish national ice hockey team, 25 goals in 18 games of Cengiz Çıplak makes him the highest goalscorer of all times.[7] Also he holds the record for the highest scorer in one game which he scored five goals in the game between Luxembourg and Turkey.[6]

All-time record against other nations

As of April 2016

Team WR GP W T L WLDiff GF GA GDiff
Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia 50 4 4 0 0 +4 31 3 +28
Flag of Greece.png Greece 49 9 6 0 3 +3 55 36 +19
Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg 43 10 6 0 4 +2 63 46 +17
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 46 2 2 0 0 +2 19 2 +17
Flag of Armenia.gif Armenia 51 2 2 0 0 +2 19 4 +15
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 44 2 2 0 0 +2 18 5 +13
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 45 2 2 0 0 +2 15 2 +13
Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland 48 4 3 1 0 +2 21 10 +11
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif United Arab Emirates 47 1 1 0 0 +1 15 0 +15
Flag of China.gif China 36 2 1 0 1 0 8 7 +1
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia 30 1 0 0 1 −1 4 6 −2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 40 3 1 0 2 −1 9 14 −5
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 22 1 0 0 1 −1 0 14 −14
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 28 1 0 0 1 −1 0 24 −24
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 32 3 0 0 3 −3 5 35 −30
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 26 3 0 0 3 −3 4 74 −70
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 34 6 1 0 5 −4 14 36 −22
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 33 4 0 0 4 −4 7 29 −22
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 39 6 1 0 5 −4 14 63 −49
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 37 5 0 0 5 −5 3 75 −72
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 31 5 0 0 5 −5 4 79 −75
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 38 8 1 0 7 −6 25 52 −27
Flag of Israel.gif Israel 35 7 0 0 7 −7 11 73 −62
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 42 10 1 0 9 −8 19 106 −87
Total 41 101 34 1 66 -33 383 795 -412

References

  1. IIHF Men's World Ranking (6 June 2021).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named h1
  3. Men’s Division II, III cancelled. IIHF.
  4. IIHF – IIHF Council announces more cancellations. International Ice Hockey Federation.
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named iihf2016
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named cengizciplak
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named eh

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