Lithuania men's national ice hockey team

The Lithuanian national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Lithuania, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Lithuania is currently in 26th place in the IIHF World Rankings. They have never competed in Olympic Games.

Lithuania
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Lithuanian away jersey badge features Vytis ("the Chaser") who is also featured on the Coat of arms of Lithuania. The home jersey features the Columns of Gediminas.
AssociationLithuanian Ice Hockey Federation
General ManagerKarolis Kubilius
Head coachRon Pasco
AssistantsArūnas Aleinikovas
Šarūnas Kuliešius
Ty Newberry
Ron Pasco
CaptainDainius Zubrus
Most gamesMindaugas Kieras (100)
Most pointsEgidijus Bauba (94)
Team colorsRed, black, white, gold
       
IIHF codeLTU
Ranking
Current IIHF23 Increase 1 (24 April 2020)[1]
Highest IIHF23 (first in 2008)
Lowest IIHF27 (first in 2003)
First international
Latvia  3–0  Lithuania
(Riga, Latvia; 27 February 1932)
Biggest win
Lithuania  20–0  Luxembourg
(Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; 25 March 2002)
Biggest defeat
Latvia  27–0  Lithuania
(Riga, Latvia; 27 August 1996)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1938)
Best result12th (1938)
International record (W–L–T)
58–79–10

World Championship recordEdit

  • 1938 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1954–1991 – Part of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team due to Soviet occupation
  • 1993 – Not ranked (3rd in "Pool C" Qualification Group 1)
  • 1994 – Not ranked (2nd in "Pool C2" Qualification Group 1)
  • 1995 – Finished in 31st place (2nd in "Pool C2")
  • 1996 – Finished in 29th place (1st in "Pool D")
  • 1997 – Finished in 28th place (8th in "Pool C")
  • 1998 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1999 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 2000 – Finished in 28th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 2001 – Finished in 28th place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 30th place (1st in Division II Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 28th place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2004 – Finished in 29th place (1st in Division II Group B)
  • 2005 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I Group B)
  • 2007 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I Group B)
  • 2009 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I Group A)
  • 2010 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I Group A)
  • 2011 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2013 – Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2014 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2015 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2016 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2017 – Finished in 25th place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2018 – Finished in 23rd place (1st in Division I Group B)
  • 2019 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I Group A)
  • 2020 – Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic[2]

TeamEdit

 
Lithuania prior to their first match at the 1938 World Championship. In their first World Championship Lithuania finished tenth out of thirteen nations competing.

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Daniel Lacroix

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Date of birth Team
1 G Laurynas Lubys 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (2000-12-06) 6 December 2000 (age 20)   SaiPa U20
2 D Edgar Protčenko 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 23)   Billingham Stars
4 D Nerijus Ališauskas 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 29)   Dinamo Riga
5 D Arvidas Domeika 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (2000-05-29) 29 May 2000 (age 20)   Dallas Snipers
6 D Artūras Katulis 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1981-08-05) 5 August 1981 (age 39)   Energija Elektrėnai
7 F Ilja Četvertak 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 23)   IK Comet
8 F Dainius Zubrus 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 42) None
10 F Aivaras Bendžius 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 27)   ColdPlay Sharks Mechelen
11 D Kostas Gusevas 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 21)   HK Dinaburga
12 F Mauras Baltrukonis 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1994-05-22) 22 May 1994 (age 26)   Energija Elektrėnai
13 F Ugnius Čižas 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 25)   IK Comet
14 F Patrik Misiuk 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 21)   South Shore Kings
15 F Povilas Verenis 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1990-07-29) 29 July 1990 (age 30)   EHC Waldkraiburg
16 F Paulius Gintautas 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 25)   IK Comet
17 F Tadas Kumeliauskas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 30)   ECDC Memmingen
22 D Paulius Rumševičius 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 20)   HK Liepāja
24 D Tomaš Krukovski 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1999-05-03) 3 May 1999 (age 21)   Geležinis vilkas Vilnius
28 F Vytautas Jagelavičius 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 32)   Kaunas Hockey
33 F Arnoldas Bosas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 30)   Hannover Indians
50 G Mantas Armalis 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 28)   Skellefteå AIK
71 F Daniel Bogdziul 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 26)   GEC Nordhorn
97 F Emilijus Krakauskas 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 23)   EHC Kloten

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ Steiss, Adam (17 March 2020). "IIHF cancels Division I tournaments". iihf.com. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  3. ^ "IIHF - Lithuania". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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