Italy men's national ice hockey team

The Italian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Italy, and is controlled by the Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio (FISG), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Italy
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
AssociationFederazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio
Head coachGreg Ireland
AssistantsPeter Andersson
Fabio Armani
Cesare Apollonio
CaptainDaniel Frank
Most gamesLucio Topatigh (243)
Top scorerLucio Topatigh (131)
Team colors     
IIHF codeITA
Italy national ice hockey team jerseys 2015.png
Ranking
Current IIHF17 Decrease 2 (6 June 2021)[1]
Highest IIHF13 (2007)
Lowest IIHF19 (first in 2004)
First international
Sweden  7–1  Italy
(Milan, Italy; 14 March 1924)
Biggest win
Italy  28–0  Belgium
(Düsseldorf, Germany; 1 March 1955)
Biggest defeat
United States  31–1  Italy
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; 1 February 1948)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances63 (first in 1930)
Best result4th (1953)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances3 (first in 1924)
Best result4th (1929)
Olympics
Appearances9 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
337–416–77
Medal record
Pool B / Division I
Gold medal – first place 1951 France (Pool B)
Gold medal – first place 1953 Switzerland (Pool B)
Gold medal – first place 1955 West Germany (Pool B)
Gold medal – first place 1981 Italy (Pool B)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Yugoslavia (Pool B)
Gold medal – first place 2005 Netherlands (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2009 Poland (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2011 Hungary (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 2013 Hungary (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 2016 Poland (Group A)
Silver medal – second place 2018 Hungary (Group A)
Medal record
Pool C / Division II
Gold medal – first place 1966 Yugoslavia (Pool C)
Gold medal – first place 1977 Denmark (Pool C)
The Blue Team during 2003 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
Game between Italy vs Russia.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Games Finish
  1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 9th place
  1948 St. Moritz 8th place
  1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 7th place
  1964 Innsbruck 15th place
  1984 Sarajevo 9th place
  1992 Albertville 12th place
  1994 Lillehammer 9th place
  1998 Nagano 12th place
  2006 Turin 11th place
  2026 Milan and Cortina Qualified

World ChampionshipEdit

Championship Finish Rank
 / /  1930 Chamonix/Vienna/Berlin First round 10th
  1933 Prague Consolation round 11th
  1934 Milan Consolation round 9th
  1935 Davos Consolation round 7th
  1939 Zürich/Basel Consolation round 9th
  1951 Paris 1st in the Pool B 8th
  1952 Liege 3rd in the Pool B 12th
  1953 Zürich/Basel 1st in the Pool B 4th
  1955 Krefeld/Dortmund/Cologne 1st in the Pool B 10th
  1959 Prague/Bratislava/Brno/Ostrava Consolation round 8th
  1961 Geneva/Lausanne 4th in the Pool B 12th
  1964 Innsbruck 7th in the Pool B 15th
  1966 Jesenice 1st in the Pool C 17th
  1967 Vienna 5th in the Pool B 13th
  1969 Ljubljana 8th in the Pool B 14th
  1970 Galaţi 2nd in the Pool C 16th
  1971 Bern/Geneva 8th in the Pool B 14th
  1972 Miercurea-Ciuc 2nd in the Pool C 15th
  1973 Graz 8th in the Pool B 14th
  1974 Grenoble/Gap/Lyon 2nd in the Pool C 16th
  1975 Sapporo 7th in the Pool B 13th
  1976 Aarau/Bienne 7th in the Pool B 15th
  1977 Copenhagen/Hørsholm 1st in the Pool C 18th
  1978 Belgrade 7th in the Pool B 15th
  1979 Barcelona 2nd in the Pool C 20th
  1981 Urtijëi 1st in the Pool B 9th
  1982 Helsinki/Tampere First round 7th
  1983 Düsseldorf/Dortmund/Munich Consolation round 8th
  1985 Fribourg 3rd in the Pool B 11th
  1986 Eindhoven 2nd in the Pool B 9th
  1987 Canazei 6th in the Pool B 14th
  1989 Oslo/Lillehammer 2nd in the Pool B 10th
  1990 Lyon/Megève 2nd in the Pool B 10th
  1991 Ljubljana/Bled/Jesenice 1st in the Pool B 9th
  1992 Prague/Bratislava First round 9th
  1993 Munich/Dortmund Quarter-finals 8th
  1994 Bolzano/Canazei/Milan Quarter-finals 6th
  1995 Stockholm Quarter-finals 7th
  1996 Vienna Quarter-finals 7th
  1997 Helsinki/Tampere/Turku Consolation round 8th
  1998 Zürich/Basel Consolation round 10th
  1999 Oslo/Hamar/Lillehammer First round 13th
  2000 Saint Petersburg Second round 12th
  2001 Nuremberg/Cologne/Hanover Second round 12th
  2002 Gothenburg/Karlstad/Jönköping Consolation round 15th
  2003 Zagreb 4th in Division I, Group B 23rd
  2004 Gdańsk 2nd in Division I, Group B 19th
  2005 Eindhoven 1st in Division I, Group B 18th
  2006 Riga Relegation round 14th
  2007 Moscow Qualifying round 12th
  2008 Halifax/Quebec Relegation round 16th
  2009 Toruń 1st in Division I, Group B 18th
  2010 Cologne/Mannheim/Gelsenkirchen Relegation round 15th
  2011 Budapest 1st in Division I, Group A 18th
 /  2012 Helsinki/Stockholm Preliminary round 15th
  2013 Budapest 2nd in Division I, Group A 18th
  2014 Minsk Preliminary round 15th
  2015 Kraków 5th in Division I, Group A 21st
  2016 Katowice 2nd in Division I, Group A 18th
 /  2017 Cologne/Paris Preliminary round 16th
  2018 Budapest 2nd in Division I, Group A 18th
  2019 Bratislava/Košice Preliminary round 14th
  2020 Zürich/Lausanne Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic[2]
  2021 Riga Preliminary round 16th
  2022 Helsinki/Tampere

Thayer Tutt TrophyEdit

  • 1980 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 1st place

European ChampionshipEdit

  • 1924 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1926 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1929 – Finished in 4th place

RosterEdit

Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Greg Ireland[4]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 F Markus Gander 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 32)   Wipptal Broncos
10 F Stefano Giliati 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 34)   HC Bolzano
13 F Peter Hochkofler 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 27)   Red Bull Salzburg
14 F Thomas Galimberti 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (2003-11-12) 12 November 2003 (age 18)   Eppan Pirates
15 D Enrico Miglioranzi 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 30)   Asiago Hockey
17 D Lorenzo Casetti 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 28)   Asiago Hockey
19 F Raphael Andergassen 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 28)   Pustertal Wölfe
21 D Daniel Glira 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 27)   Pustertal Wölfe
22 F Simon Pitschieler 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1997-12-03) 3 December 1997 (age 24)   HC Bolzano
23 D Stefano Marchetti 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1986-10-11) 11 October 1986 (age 35)   Asiago Hockey
24 D Peter Spornberger 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 23)   Schwenninger Wild Wings
26 F Angelo Miceli 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 27)   HC Bolzano
29 G Davide Fadani 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (2001-02-03) 3 February 2001 (age 20)   HC Lugano
31 G Damian Clara 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (2005-01-13) 13 January 2005 (age 17)   Red Bull Salzburg
32 G Justin Fazio 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1997-05-03) 3 May 1997 (age 24)   HC Bolzano
37 D Phil Pietroniro 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 27)   SG Cortina
44 D Gregorio Gios 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1999-06-29) 29 June 1999 (age 22)   SHC Fassa
46 F Ivan Deluca 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1997-07-28) 28 July 1997 (age 24)   HC Bolzano
53 D Alex Trivellato 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-01-05) 5 January 1993 (age 29)   Västerås IK
68 D Sebastiano Soracreppa 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1999-09-12) 12 September 1999 (age 22)   HC Thurgau
81 F Anthony Bardaro 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 29)   HC Bolzano
91 F Marco Rosa 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1982-01-15) 15 January 1982 (age 40)   Asiago Hockey
92 F Alex PetanA 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-05-02) 2 May 1992 (age 29)   Fehérvár AV19
93 F Luca FrigoA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1993-05-30) 30 May 1993 (age 28)   HC Bolzano
94 F Daniel FrankC 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 27)   HC Bolzano
95 F Marco Magnabosco 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1995-08-12) 12 August 1995 (age 26)   Asiago Hockey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Nazionale falcidiata da Covid e infortuni, ecco i convocati per i Mondiali Top Division" (in Italian). fisg.it. 15 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Roster Italy" (PDF). iihf.com. 21 May 2021.

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