The Luxembourg national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Luxembourg. It is controlled by the Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Luxembourg is currently ranked 43rd in the IIHF World Rankings and competes at Division II of the IIHF World Championships. They won their first tournament in 2017 at the Division III level.
|Association||Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Hockey sur Glace|
|General manager||Yves Barthels|
|Head coach||Petr Fical|
|Most games||Benny Welter (68)|
|Top scorer||Benny Welter (63)|
|Most points||Robert Beran (137)|
|Current IIHF||44 3 (29 September 2022)|
|Highest IIHF||42 (first in 2003)|
|Lowest IIHF||44 (2009)|
|South Africa 23–0 Luxembourg|
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 21 March 1992)
|Luxembourg 38–3 Armenia|
(Mexico City, Mexico; 10 March 2005)
|Spain 31–0 Luxembourg|
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 25 March 1992)
|IIHF World Championships|
|Appearances||18 (first in 1992)|
|Best result||31st (1992)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
Luxembourg joined the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in 1912, though did not participate in the World Championship until 1992, when they placed fifth in Group C2, the lowest tier. They would not return to the tournament until 2000, though except for 2001 have been a regular participant since then.
The team plays in the colours of the national flag: red, white, and light blue. The squad is coached by Petr Fical of Germany and captained by Ronny Scheier. Monique Scheier-Schneider served as the team's general manager from the 2005 to 2007 world championships.
In the 2007 World Championships, Luxembourg finished third in Division III, narrowly missing out on promotion to Division II after being defeated 4–3 by hosts Ireland in overtime. Luxembourg has never competed in ice hockey at the Olympics. They placed third at the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division III in Dunedin, New Zealand. They won their first tournament in 2017 at the Division III level.
IIHF World ChampionshipsEdit
- "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
- Tchechankov, Ivan (17 April 2017). "First gold for Luxembourg". IIHF.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- "Monique Schneider Team Staff Profile". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- "Men's Division II, III cancelled". IIHF. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
- "IIHF – IIHF Council announces more cancellations". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2020.