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Israel men's national ice hockey team

The Israel national ice hockey team (Hebrew: נבחרת ישראל בהוקי קרח‎) is the national men's ice hockey team of Israel. Israel is currently ranked 35th as of May 2017 by the International Ice Hockey Federation.[4]

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AssociationIce Hockey Federation of Israel
General ManagerFelix Kozak
Head coachBobby Holík
AssistantsDušan Králík
Ran Oz
CaptainEliezer Sherbatov
Most gamesSergei Frenkel (79)[1]
Top scorerSergei Frenkel (47)
Most pointsSergei Frenkel (109)[1]
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IIHF codeISR
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Ranking
Current IIHF34 Steady (26 May 2019)[2]
Highest IIHF32 (2014)
Lowest IIHF40 (first in 2011)
First international
Spain  23–4  Israel
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 22 March 1992)
Biggest win
Israel  26–2  Greece
(Cape Town, South Africa; 15 April 2011)
Biggest defeat
Latvia  32–0  Israel
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances26 (first in 1992)
Best result28th (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
53–72–8[3]

RankingEdit

Date Rank Movement
2002 34
2003 35   1
2004 36   1
2005 35   1
2006 33   2
2007 34[5]   1
2008 35[6]   1
2009 36[7]   1
Feb 2010 38[8]   2
Apr 2010 39[9]   1
2011 40[10]   1
2012 40[11] ±0
2013 39[12]   1
Feb 2014 33[13]   6
Apr 2014 32[14]   1
2015 33[15]   1
2016 34[16]   1
2017 35[4]   1

World Championships recordEdit

The best achievement was promotion to the IIHF World Championship Division I in 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.[17] Next year the team relegated again to Division II.[18] In 2010, Israel was relegated to Division III,[19] however in 2011 the team finished first in Division III Group B earning a promotion back to Division II.[20]

Year Place Division Division place Group GP W T L GF GA
1992 30th Group C2 4th 5 1 1 3 22 42
1993 31st Group C1 6th 7 2 0 5 30 97
1994 34th Group C2 7th 5 1 0 4 19 36
1995 35th Group C2 6th 6 3 0 3 39 23
1996 35th Group D 7th 7 3 1 3 34 35
1997 33rd Group D 5th 5 2 0 3 22 28
1998 35th Group D 3rd 5 3 0 2 39 19
1999 33rd Group D 2nd 4 3 0 1 21 5
2000 34th Group D 1st 4 3 0 1 31 7
2001 32nd Division II 2nd Group B 5 4 0 1 21 11
2002 34th Division II 3rd Group A 5 3 0 2 14 22
2003 37th Division II 3rd Group B 5 1 2 2 11 19
2004 38th Division II 5th Group A 5 0 1 4 3 28
2005 30th Division II 1st Group B 5 4 1 0 21 11
2006 28th Division I 6th Group A 5 0 0 5 3 47
2007 34th Division II 3rd Group B 4 2 0 2 6 24
2008 36th Division II 4th Group A 5 2 0 3 16 28
2009 38th Division II 5th Group A 5 1 0 4 9 38
2010 39th Division II 6th Group B 5 0 0 5 11 55
2011 41st Division III 1st 5 5 0 0 57 9
2012 39th Division II 5th Group B 5 2 0 3 19 22
2013 35th Division II 1st Group B 5 4 0 1 30 14
2014 34th Division II 6th Group A 5 1 0 4 19 37
2015 39th Division II 5th Group B 5 1 0 4 11 20
2016 37th Division II 3rd Group B 5 2 0 3 22 33
2017 37th Division II 3rd Group B 5 3 0 2 24 14
2018 37th Division II 3rd Group B 5 3 0 2 24 14
2019 35th Division II 1st Group B 5 5 0 0 32 16
Total 142 64 6 72 610 754

OlympicsEdit

Israel has tried to qualify for the Olympics three times. In 1996 they advanced past Greece and were eliminated by Yugoslavia before the main qualification rounds, in trying to advance to the 1998 Olympics.

For the 2014 Winter Olympics, Israel attempted to qualify going 0–3 in the pre-qualifier.[21]

For the 2018 Winter Olympics, Israel again attempted to qualify,[22] however they were unable to going 1–2 in the pre-qualifier.

TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[23]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Nir Tichon R 178 cm 80 kg (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 26)   Masaryk University
20 Yehonatan Reisinger L 172 cm 66 kg (2000-07-21) 21 July 2000 (age 19)   HC Okanagan Europe
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
12 Tomer Aharonovich L 180 cm 67 kg (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 20)   Rishon Devils
22 Dan Hoffman L 176 cm 65 kg (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 20)   Volna Kazan U18
4 Evgeni Kozhevnikov L 187 cm 77 kg (1981-10-29) 29 October 1981 (age 38)   HC Bat Yam
10 Michail Kozhevnikov L 188 cm 95 kg (1981-10-29) 29 October 1981 (age 38)   HC Bat Yam
11 Shai Maaravi L 175 cm 67 kg (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 23)   Duquesne University
2 Kai Malachi R 182 cm 78 kg (1992-12-07) 7 December 1992 (age 26)   HC Metulla
5 Itay Mostovoy R 178 cm 74 kg (2001-06-03) 3 June 2001 (age 18)   Boston Shamrocks U18
17 Yuval Rosenthal R 175 cm 58 kg (1995-08-12) 12 August 1995 (age 24)   Bradford Bulls
18 Daniel Spivak L 185 cm 85 kg (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 31)   Rochester Americans
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
7 Roey Aharonovich L 175 cm 71 kg (1996-07-07) 7 July 1996 (age 23)   Bryn Athyn College
16 Itay Ben Tov L 180 cm 83 kg (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 25)   Monfort Ma'alot
8 Sergei Frenkel L 179 cm 90 kg (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 35)   HC Bat Yam
19 Avishai Geller R 183 cm 86 kg (1979-05-21) 21 May 1979 (age 40)   Holon Ninjas
15 Joshua Greenberg L 180 cm 70 kg (1988-06-03) 3 June 1988 (age 31)   HC Bat Yam
24 Yuval Halpert L 171 cm 71 kg (2000-09-20) 20 September 2000 (age 19)   Southern Oregon Spartans
6 Elie Klein L 187 cm 90 kg (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 30)   Rishon Devils
9 Daniel Mazour L 186 cm 86 kg (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 27)   Monfort Ma'alot
13 Eliezer Sherbatov L 174 cm 88 kg (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 28)   Kurbads Riga
14 Maor Sherf R 175 cm 70 kg (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 25)   HC Bat Yam
3 Artem Vernyy L 180 cm 95 kg (1993-02-20) 20 February 1993 (age 26)   HC Bat Yam

Notable playersEdit

CoachesEdit

Period Name Nationality
1992 Lee Gideon[24]   Israel
2001–2004 Boris Mindel[25]   Israel
2005–2009 Jean Perron[26]   Canada
2010 Boris Mindel[25]   Israel
2011 Sergei Belo[27]   Israel
2012, 2018 Semyon Yakubovich[28]   Israel
  Russia
2012–2014 Jean Perron[26]   Canada
2015–2016 Derek Eisler[29]   United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sergei Frenkel
  2. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ national teams of ice hockey Israel page
  4. ^ a b 2017 Men's World Ranking
  5. ^ 2007 Men's World Ranking
  6. ^ 2008 Men's World Ranking
  7. ^ 2009 Men's World Ranking
  8. ^ 2010 Men's World Ranking (after Olympics)
  9. ^ 2010 Men's World Ranking
  10. ^ 2011 Men's World Ranking
  11. ^ 2012 Men's World Ranking
  12. ^ 2013 Men's World Ranking
  13. ^ 2014 Men's World Ranking (February)
  14. ^ 2014 Men's World Ranking (April)
  15. ^ 2015 Men's World Ranking
  16. ^ 2016 Men's World Ranking
  17. ^ 2005 IIHF World Championship Div II Group A
  18. ^ Final rankings
  19. ^ 2010 IIHF World Championship DIV II Group B
  20. ^ 2011 IIHF World Championship DIV III
  21. ^ Here are the 32 hockey teams asking to be a part of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
  22. ^ 2018 Olympic Winter Games
  23. ^ "2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships Division II, Group B – Team Israel Roster. (Men)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  24. ^ Lee Gideon career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  25. ^ a b Boris Mindel profile at Eurohockey.com
  26. ^ a b Jean Perron profile at Eurohockey.com
  27. ^ Sergei Belo career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  28. ^ Semyon Yakubovich career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  29. ^ Derek Eisler career statistics at EliteProspects.com

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