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Mexico men's national ice hockey team

The Mexican national ice hockey team (Spanish: Selección Mexicana de hockey sobre hielo) is the national men's ice hockey team of Mexico. The team is governed by the Mexico Ice Hockey Federation (FDMHSH) (Spanish: Federación Deportiva de Mexico de Hockey sobre Hielo) and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Mexico is currently ranked 35th in the world rankings and compete in the IIHF World Championship Division II Group B.

Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFederación Deportiva de Mexico de Hockey sobre Hielo
Head coachDiego de la Garma
AssistantsRodrigo Gutiérrez
Luis Olivares
CaptainJorge Pérez
Most gamesFernando Ugarte (102)
Top scorerAdrian Cervantes (72)
Most pointsAdrian Cervantes (142)
Team colors                   
IIHF codeMEX
Ranking
Current IIHF36 Decrease 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF32 (first in 2010)
Lowest IIHF43 (first in 2005)
First international
Belgium  5–0  Mexico
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 10 April 2000)
Biggest win
Mexico  48–0  Armenia
(Mexico City, Mexico; 11 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
Romania  19–0  Mexico
(Bucharest, Romania; 26 March 2001)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances20 (first in 2000)
Best result35th (2008)
Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament
Appearances4 (first in 2014)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg 1st (2017)
International record (W–L–T)
54–62–2
Medal record
Pan American Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2017 Mexico City
Silver medal – second place 2014 Mexico City
Silver medal – second place 2015 Mexico City
Silver medal – second place 2016 Mexico City

HistoryEdit

Mexico joined the IIHF on 30 April 1985.[2] They played their first game during the 2000 World Championships, losing to Belgium (5–0).[3] Since then they have participated in every World Championship and are currently in Division II B. It is the only Latin American team that competes in IIHF tournaments. Mexico hosted the Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament from 2014 to 2017, losing to the Canada Selects once (7–0) and to Colombia twice (4–3 and 3–2 in shootout) in the Pan American Tournament final three times. In 2017, Mexico won its first Pan American Tournament, went undefeated 6–0, and defeating Colombia 1–0 in the final.

Tournament recordEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
2000   Reykjavík 40th place
(7th in Group D)
4 2 2
2001   Bucharest 40th place
(6th in Division II B)
5 0 5
2002   Mexico City 42nd place
(2nd in Division II Q)
2 0 1* 1
2003   Seoul 39th place
(6th in Division II A)
5 0 5
2004   Reykjavík 43rd place
(3rd in Division III)
4 2 1* 1
2005   Mexico City 41st place
(1st in Division III)
4 4 0
2006   Auckland 38th place
(5th in Division II B)
5 1 4
2007   Seoul 38th place
(5th in Division II B)
4 0 0 0 4
2008   Newcastle 35th place
(4th in Division II B)
5 2 0 0 3
2009   Sofia 37th place
(5th in Division II B)
5 1 0 0 4
2010   Naucalpan 37th place
(5th in Division II A)
5 1 0 0 4
2011   Melbourne 37th place
(5th in Division II A)
5 1 0 0 4
2012   Sofia 38th place
(4th in Division II B)
5 2 0 1 2
2013   İzmit 37th place
(3rd in Division II B)
5 3 1 0 1
2014   Jaca 36th place
(2nd in Division II B)
5 4 0 0 1
2015   Cape Town 37th place
(3rd in Division II B)
5 3 0 1 2
2016   Mexico City 36th place
(2nd in Division II B)
5 4 0 1 0
2017   Auckland 39th place
(5th in Division II B)
5 1 0 0 4
2018   Madrid 39th place
(5th in Division II B)
5 1 0 0 4
2019   Mexico City 39th place
(5th in Division II B)
5 1 0 1 3
Total 20/20 93 33 1 6 53

Pan American TournamentEdit

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
2014   Mexico City   2nd place 5 3 0 0 2
2015   Mexico City   2nd place 5 4 0 1 0
2016   Mexico City   2nd place 6 5 0 1 0
2017   Mexico City   1st place 6 6 0 0 0
Total 4/4 22 18 0 2 2

RosterEdit

For the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B.[4]

Head coach:   Diego de la Garma

Goaltenders
# Name Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Andrés de la Garma R 1.82 m 80 kg (1988-03-11)11 March 1988 (aged 31)   Mayan Astronomers
25 Sebastián de la Vega R 1.75 m 60 kg (1999-12-27)27 December 1999 (aged 19)   Olmec Stone Heads
Defencemen
# Name Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
5 Miguel Colas R 1.80 m 75 kg (1994-10-04)4 October 1994 (aged 24)   Olmec Stone Heads
8 Luis Alberto de la Vega R 1.83 m 94 kg (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 (aged 31)   Aztec Eagle Warriors
10 Jorge Dueñas R 1.80 m 85 kg (1995-09-05)5 September 1995 (aged 23)   Lerma Sharks
11 Gonzalo Hagerman R 1.86 m 86 kg (2000-08-17)17 August 2000 (aged 18)   Mexico City Kings
15 Fernando Ugarte L 1.70 m 67 kg (1983-01-11)11 January 1983 (aged 36)   Teotihuacan Priests
17 Luis David González R 1.80 m 79 kg (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 30)   Olmec Stone Heads
23 Jorge Ortiz R 1.85 m 78 kg (2001-12-14)14 December 2001 (aged 17)   Mexico City Kings
Forwards
# Name Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
2 Julian Ramírez L 1.85 m 86 kg (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 (aged 29)   Teotihuacan Priests
3 Tyler Chavez R 1.85 m 89 kg (1996-12-11)11 December 1996 (aged 22)   Osos Mexico
6 Diego Liñares R 1.83 m 82 kg (1993-06-21)21 June 1993 (aged 25)   Aztec Eagle Warriors
7 Hector Majul R 1.81 m 84 kg (1994-05-07)7 May 1994 (aged 24)   Olmec Stone Heads
9 Alan Benabib R 1.70 m 60 kg (1998-09-22)22 September 1998 (aged 20)   Olmec Stone Heads
12 Carlos Gómez R 1.70 m 74 kg (1992-03-18)18 March 1992 (aged 27)   Mayan Astronomers
13 Santiago Sierra L 1.79 m 82 kg (1987-08-08)8 August 1987 (aged 31)   Teotihuacan Priests
14 Cristofer Kelo R 1.78 m 80 kg (1987-04-13)13 April 1987 (aged 32)   Pumas Distrito Federal
16 Antonio Nájera R 1.74 m 65 kg (1998-04-10)10 April 1998 (aged 21)   Mexico City Kings
18 Jorge Pérez (C) R 1.90 m 90 kg (1998-07-14)14 July 1998 (aged 20)   Osos Mexico
19 Christian Smithers R 1.90 m 90 kg (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (aged 26)   Teotihuacan Priests
21 Luis Cruz L 1.65 m 60 kg (2000-09-21)21 September 2000 (aged 18)   Osos Mexico
24 Hector Carrero R 1.80 m 69 kg (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 28)   Aztec Eagle Warriors

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Mexico". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 13 June 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Mexico All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Mexico (2019 Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 20 April 2019.

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