Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team

The Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is ranked 16th in the world as of 2022. 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
AssociationKazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachYuri Mikhailis
AssistantsMaxim Semyonov
Alexander Shimin
CaptainRoman Starchenko
Most gamesAlexander Koreshkov (78)
Most pointsAlexander Koreshkov (83)
Team colors     
IIHF codeKAZ
Kazakhstan national ice hockey team jerseys 2022 IHWC.png
Ranking
Current IIHF15 Decrease 2 (30 March 2022)[1]
Highest IIHF11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF21 (2003)
First international
Kazakhstan  5–1  Ukraine
(Saint 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
Appearances29 (first in 1993)
Best result10th (2021)
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
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 2022 IIHF World Championship.[5]

Head coach: Yuri Mikhailis[6]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
4 D Yegor Shalapov 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1995-01-27) 27 January 1995 (age 27)   Barys Nur-Sultan
7 D Leonid Metalnikov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 32)   Admiral Vladivostok
9 D Jesse Blacker 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 31)   Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
10 F Nikita MikhailisA 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 26)   Barys Nur-Sultan
14 F Curtis ValkA 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1993-02-08) 8 February 1993 (age 29)   Barys Nur-Sultan
15 F Yegor Petukhov 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-02-28) 28 February 1994 (age 28)   Barys Nur-Sultan
18 F Pavel Akolzin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1990-11-25) 25 November 1990 (age 31)   Metallurg Magnitogorsk
20 G Sergei Kudryavtsev 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 27)   Yuzhny Ural Orsk
22 F Kirill Panyukov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1997-05-22) 22 May 1997 (age 25)   Ak Bars Kazan
26 F Mikhail Rakhmanov 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 29)   Saryarka Karagandy
28 D Valeri Orekhov 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 22)   Barys Nur-Sultan
30 G Ilya Rumyantsev 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 26)   Arlan Kokshetau
43 G Andrei Shutov 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1998-03-04) 4 March 1998 (age 24)   Barys Nur-Sultan
44 D Darren Dietz 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1993-07-17) 17 July 1993 (age 28)   HC CSKA Moscow
48 F Roman StarchenkoC 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 36)   Barys Nur-Sultan
58 D Viktor Svedberg 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 31)   Avangard Omsk
64 F Arkadiy Shestakov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 27)   Barys Nur-Sultan
65 D Samat Daniyar 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 23)   Barys Nur-Sultan
68 F Dmitri Gurkov 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 25)   Barys Nur-Sultan
77 F Sayan Daniyar 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 22)   Saryarka Karagandy
84 F Kirill Savitski 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1996-03-09) 9 March 1996 (age 26)   Barys Nur-Sultan
87 D Adil Beketayev 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 24)   Nomad Nur-Sultan
89 F Anton Sagadeyev 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 28)   Barys Nur-Sultan
95 F Dmitri Shevchenko 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) (1995-12-15) 15 December 1995 (age 26)   Avangard Omsk
96 F Alikhan Asetov 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1996-08-26) 26 August 1996 (age 25)   Barys Nur-Sultan

List of head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  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. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Сборная Казахстана представила состав на чемпионат мира" (in Russian). shaiba.kz. 11 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Team Roster Kazakhstan" (PDF). iihf.com. 15 May 2021.

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