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Austria men's national ice hockey team

The Austrian men's national hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Austria. The team is controlled by Österreichischer Eishockeyverband. As of 2017 the Austrian team is ranked 16th in the IIHF World Rankings. Austria has not won a medal in a major tournament since 1947, and has not broken 10th place since 1994. Austria currently has 8,799 registered players (0.1% of the total population).

Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of Arms of Austria is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s)The Eagles
AssociationÖsterreichischer Eishockeyverband
Head coachRoger Bader
AssistantsReinhard Divis
Alexander Mellitzer
Markus Peintner
CaptainThomas Raffl
Most gamesMartin Ulrich (228)
Most pointsRudolf König (183)
Team colors              
IIHF codeAUT
Austria national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
Ranking
Current IIHF15 Increase 2 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF11 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF17 (first in 2007)
First international
Bohemia  5–0 Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
(Prague, Austria-Hungary; 4 February 1912)
Biggest win
Austria  30–0  Belgium
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 March 1963)
Biggest defeat
Canada  23–0  Austria
(Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; 27 January 1956)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances63 (first in 1930)
Best resultMed 3.png (1931, 1947)
European Championships
Appearances7 (first in 1912)
Best resultMed 1.png (1927)
Olympics
Appearances13 (first in 1928)
International record (W–L–T)
358–438–85
Austria men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1931 Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1947 Czechoslovakia
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1927 Austria

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

 
Members of the Austrian national team at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Austria finished 12th in the tournament.
  • 1928 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 7th place
  • 1948 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1956 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1968 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1976 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1984 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 10th place

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 1930 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1931 – Won bronze medal
  • 1933 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1938 – Finished tied in 10th place
  • 1947 – Won bronze medal
  • 1949 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 11th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1952 – Finished in 11th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1953 – Finished in 6th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1955 – Finished in 11th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1957 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1959 – Finished in 15th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1961 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1962 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1963 – Finished in 16th place (won Pool C)
  • 1965 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1966 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1967 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1969 – Finished in 13th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1970 – Finished in 15th place (won Pool C)
  • 1971 – Finished in 13th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1972 – Finished in 14th place (won Pool C)
  • 1973 – Finished in 12th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1974 – Finished in 14th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1975 – Finished in 17th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1976 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1977 – Finished in 17th place (9th in Pool B)
  • 1978 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1979 – Finished in 15th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1981 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1982 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1983 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1985 – Finished in 12th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1986 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1987 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1989 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1990 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1991 – Finished in 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1992 – Finished in 13th place (won Pool B)
  • 1993 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 15th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 16th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2006 – Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2007 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2008 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 14th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2010 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2011 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2012 – Finished in 18th place (promoted to Top Division)
  • 2013 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2014 – Finished in 18th place (promoted to Top Division)
  • 2015 – Finished in 15th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2016 – Finished in 20th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 17th place (won Division I, Group A)
  • 2018 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2019 – Finished in 16th place (relegated to Division I)

European ChampionshipEdit

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
  1910 Les Avants Did not participate.
  1911 Berlin Did not participate.
  1912 Prague* 2 0 0 2 1 9 ? ? Round-robin  
  1913 Munich 3 0 0 3 5 34 ? ? Round-robin 4th
  1914 Berlin Did not participate.
1915–1920 No Championships (World War I).
  1921 Stockholm Did not participate.
  1922 St. Moritz Did not participate.
  1923 Antwerp Did not participate.
  1924 Milan Did not participate.
  1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokvovec 3 1 1 1 4 5 ? ? Round-robin  
  1926 Davos 7 4 1 2 15 13 ? ? Final round  
  1927 Vienna 5 5 0 0 13 2 ? ? Round-robin  
  1929 Budapest 6 4 0 2 13 9 ? ? 3rd Place Game  
  1932 Berlin 4 1 3 0 6 3 ? ? Final round  
  • 1912 Championship was later annulled because Austria was not a member of the IIHF at the time of the competition.

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[2][3]

Head coach: Roger Bader

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 F Peter Schneider 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 28)   Vienna Capitals
5 F Thomas RafflC 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 106 kg (234 lb) (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 33)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
9 F Alexander Rauchenwald 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 26)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
12 F Michael Raffl 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 30)   Philadelphia Flyers
13 F Patrick Obrist 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 26)   EHC Kloten
14 D Patrick Peter 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 25)   Vienna Capitals
16 F Dominic Zwerger 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1996-07-16) 16 July 1996 (age 23)   HC Ambrì-Piotta
17 F Manuel GanahlA 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 29)   Lukko
21 F Lukas Haudum 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 22)   IK Pantern
23 F Fabio Hofer 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1991-01-23) 23 January 1991 (age 28)   HC Ambrì-Piotta
24 D Steven Strong 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 26)   EC KAC
27 F Thomas HundertpfundA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 29)   EC KAC
28 D Martin Schumnig 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 (age 30)   EC KAC
29 G Bernhard Starkbaum 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 33)   Vienna Capitals
30 G David Kickert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 25)   EHC Black Wings Linz
55 D Raphael Wolf 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1995-12-29) 29 December 1995 (age 23)   Dornbirner EC
60 G Lukas Herzog 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 26)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
63 D Markus Schlacher 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1987-08-23) 23 August 1987 (age 32)   EC VSV
67 F Konstantin Komarek 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 26)   Malmö Redhawks
89 F Raphael Herburger 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 30)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
90 D Alexander Pallestrang 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 29)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
91 D Dominique Heinrich 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 29)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
92 D Clemens Unterweger 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 27)   EC KAC
94 F Alexander Cijan 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1994-05-16) 16 May 1994 (age 25)   EC Red Bull Salzburg
98 F Benjamin Baumgartner 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (2000-04-22) 22 April 2000 (age 19)   HC Davos

Notable playersEdit

Pos. Player Team
G Reinhard Divis   EC Red Bull Salzburg
D Thomas Pöck   EC KAC
F Michael Grabner   Arizona Coyotes
F Andreas Nödl   Vienna Capitals
F Thomas Vanek   Detroit Red Wings
F Michael Raffl   Philadelphia Flyers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Kader reduziert". eishockey.at. 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ 2019 IIHF World Championship roster

External linksEdit