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Hungary men's national ice hockey team

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The Hungarian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Hungary. They have participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games since 1928.[1] A consistent participant of the annual World Championship, Hungary has played at the Olympics three times, most recently in 1964. They are currently ranked 19th in the world by the IIHF.

Hungary
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Magyars (Hungarians)
AssociationHungarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachJarmo Tolvanen
AssistantsGergely Majoross
Zoltán Szilassy
CaptainJános Vas
Most gamesBalázs Kangyal (237)
Top scorerKrisztián Palkovics (83)
Most pointsBalázs Ladányi (184)
Home stadiumLászló Papp Budapest Sports Arena
Team colors              
IIHF codeHUN
Hungary national ice hockey team jerseys 2016.png
Ranking
Current IIHF20 Steady
Highest IIHF19 (first in 2012)
Lowest IIHF22 (2003)
First international
 Austria 6–0 Hungary 
(Vienna, Austria; 24 January 1927)
Biggest win
 Hungary 31–1 Belgium 
(Den Bosch, Netherlands; 4 March 1971)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 19–1 Hungary 
(Innsbruck, Austria; 28 January 1964)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances52 (first in 1930)
Best result5th (1937)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 1928)
International record (W–L–T)
309–363–56

The team is controlled by the Magyar Jégkorong Szövetség. There are no Hungarian players currently playing in North America's National Hockey League; however, three have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft: Tamás Gröschl by the Edmonton Oilers (1999), Levente Szuper by the Calgary Flames (2000), and János Vas by the Dallas Stars (2002).

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HistoryEdit

 
The Hungarian team during the 2017 World Championship Division IA tournament in Ukraine.

The Hungarian team won its group in the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division I, and therefore qualified to play in the Elite Division of the 2009 IIHF World Championship. This is the first time since 1939 that Hungary has qualified to play in the highest division of international hockey. The advance was, however, marred by the sudden death of team captain Gábor Ocskay, and the team was eventually relegated to Division I again.

In 2015, Hungary finished second in its group in the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I, behind Kazakhstan to gain promotion to the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1928 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1936 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1964 – Finished in 16th place

World ChampionshipEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Rich Chernomaz

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 F Csaba KovácsA 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1984-03-18) March 18, 1984 (age 34)   MAC Budapest
5 D Bence Stipsicz 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-02-03) February 3, 1997 (age 21)   Cedar Rapids
6 D Bence Szirányi 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-02-17) February 17, 1988 (age 30)   Fehérvár AV19
9 F András Benk 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1987-09-03) September 3, 1987 (age 31)   Újpesti TE
10 F Gergő Nagy 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 29)   MAC Budapest
13 F Krisztián Nagy 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1994-07-28) July 28, 1994 (age 24)   MAC Budapest
16 F Dániel Kóger 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1989-11-10) November 10, 1989 (age 29)   Fehérvár AV19
20 F István Sofron 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1988-02-24) February 24, 1988 (age 30)   Fehérvár AV19
21 F János VasA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1984-01-29) January 29, 1984 (age 34)   Fehérvár AV19
22 F Vilmos Galló 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1996-07-31) July 31, 1996 (age 22)   Linköpings HC
25 F Bálint Magosi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-08-15) August 15, 1989 (age 29)   DVTK Jegesmedvék
26 D Kevin Wehrs 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1988-04-07) April 7, 1988 (age 30)   Villacher SV
28 F István Bartalis 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-07) September 7, 1990 (age 28)   Schwenninger Wild Wings
29 G Zoltán Hetényi 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1988-08-22) August 22, 1988 (age 30)   Fehérvár AV19
30 G Ádám Vay 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1994-03-22) March 22, 1994 (age 24)   Minnesota Wild
31 G Miklós Rajna 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-06-22) June 22, 1991 (age 27)   Fehérvár AV19
36 F Csanád Erdély 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-04-05) April 5, 1996 (age 22)   Fehérvár AV19
38 F Frank Banham 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975 (age 43)   Fehérvár AV19
41 F Balázs Sebők 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-12-14) December 14, 1994 (age 23)   KalPa
42 D Márton VasC 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1980-03-02) March 2, 1980 (age 38)   EHC Freiburg
52 D Jesse Dudas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1988-03-31) March 31, 1988 (age 30)   TPS
55 F Andrew Sarauer 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1984-11-17) November 17, 1984 (age 34)   Fehérvár AV19
61 D István Mestyán 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 29)   MAC Budapest
65 D Kalvin Sagert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 107 kg (236 lb) (1987-01-20) January 20, 1987 (age 31)   Fehérvár AV19
70 D Zsombor Garát 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1997-07-27) July 27, 1997 (age 21)   Cedar Rapids

Former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ice hockey: Canada stay perfect, Hungary get first win in 77 years". 14 May 2016 – via Reuters.
  2. ^ Hungary roster

External linksEdit