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Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team

The Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is currently ranked 16th in the world. They have competed at the Winter Olympics twice, in 1998 and 2006. The national team joined the IIHF in 1992 and first played internationally at the 1993 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.[2] The team has frequently played at the elite division of the World Championship, often moving between there and the Division I level.

Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Emblem of Kazakhstan is the badge used on the players' jerseys.
AssociationKazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachAndrei Skabelka
AssistantsVladimir Kopat
Igor Matushkin
Alexander Shimin
CaptainBrandon Bochenski
Most gamesAlexander Koreshkov (78)
Most pointsAlexander Koreshkov (83)
Team colors              
IIHF codeKAZ
IIHF-Uniform-KAZ.png
Ranking
Current IIHF19 Decrease 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF21 (2003)
First international
Kazakhstan  5–1  Ukraine
(St. Petersburg, Russia; 14 April 1992)
Biggest win
Kazakhstan  52–1  Thailand
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
Biggest defeat
United States  10–0  Kazakhstan
(Cologne, Germany; 15 May 2010)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances27 (first in 1993)
Best result12th (2005)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances6 (first in 1996)
Best resultGold medal.svg Gold (1996, 1999, 2011, 2017)
Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
150–106–14
Medal record
Division I
Gold medal – first place 2003 Hungary (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2009 Lithuania (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2011 Ukraine (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2013 Hungary (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2015 Poland (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2019 Kazakhstan (Group A)
Asian Winter Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Harbin Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kangwon Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Astana-Almaty Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Sapporo Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Aomori Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Changchun Team

HistoryEdit

Kazakhstan joined the IIHF in 1992, applying as a separate member with six other former Soviet republics.[3] They played their first IIHF tournament at the 1993 World Championship; as a new member they had to play in Group C, the lowest level. They reached the elite division for the first time in 1998, and have played at the elite level seven times (1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).

The national team has appeared at the Winter Olympics twice, in 1998 and 2006. In their debut in 1998, the Kazakhs were able to win their preliminary group, surprising many, and would finish the tournament in 8th place. They returned for the 2006 Winter Olympics, and finished ninth overall.

The team is the most successful team at the Asian Games, winning it four times, and are the current highest ranked Asian team.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1998 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 9th place

World ChampionshipsEdit

Asian Winter GamesEdit

  • 1996  1st place
  • 1999  1st place
  • 2003  2nd place
  • 2007  2nd place
  • 2011  1st place
  • 2017  1st place

Winter UniversiadeEdit

  • 1993  2nd place
  • 1995  1st place
  • 2007  3rd place
  • 2013  2nd place
  • 2015  2nd place
  • 2017  2nd place

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division IA:[4]

Head coach: Eduard Zankovets

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 D Roman Savchenko 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-07-28) 28 July 1988 (age 31)   Barys Astana
4 D Kevin Dallman 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1981-02-26) 26 February 1981 (age 38)   Barys Astana
5 D Alexander Lipin 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1985-12-19) 19 December 1985 (age 33)   Barys Astana
6 D Kirill Polokhov 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 21)   Barys Astana
7 D Maxim Semyonov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1984-02-09) 9 February 1984 (age 35)   Barys Astana
8 F Anton Sagadeyev 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 26)   Saryarka Karagandy
9 F Nigel Dawes 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1985-02-09) 9 February 1985 (age 34)   Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
10 F Nikita Mikhailis 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 24)   Barys Astana
13 F Kirill Panyukov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 22)   Barys Astana
14 D Artemi Lakiza 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-07-02) 2 July 1987 (age 32)   Barys Astana
15 F Maxim Khudyakov 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1986-08-18) 18 August 1986 (age 33)   Barys Astana
16 F Dustin Boyd 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1986-07-16) 16 July 1986 (age 33)   Barys Astana
18 F Konstantin Pushkaryov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1985-02-12) 12 February 1985 (age 34)   Barys Astana
19 F Nikita Ivanov 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 30)   Barys Astana
20 GK Sergei Kudryvatsev 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 24)   Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
21 F Vladimir Markelov 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 (age 32)   Barys Astana
22 F Roman Starchenko 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 33)   Barys Astana
23 F Ivan Kuchin 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 31)   Barys Astana
24 D Dmitri Stepanov 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-04-27) 27 April 1990 (age 29)   Beibarys Atyrau
26 F Martin St. Pierre 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1983-08-11) 11 August 1983 (age 36)   Barys Astana
27 F Brandon Bochenski 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1982-04-04) 4 April 1982 (age 37)   Barys Astana
30 GK Vitali Kolesnik 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1979-08-20) 20 August 1979 (age 40)   Barys Astana

List of head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "KAZ – Kazakhstan". IIHF.com. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ IIHF (2008). "Breakup of old Europe creates a new hockey world". IIHF.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ IIHF (27 April 2017). "Kazakhstan Roster" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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