Mongolia national ice hockey team

The Mongolian national ice hockey team (Mongolian: Монголын хоккейн үндэсний шигшээ баг) is the national ice hockey team of Mongolia. It is controlled by the Mongolian Hockey Federation and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 15 May 1999. Mongolia participated in several World Championship tournaments in the 2000s, but since 2013, have only played in the Challenge Cup of Asia, a regional tournament for lower-tier hockey nations in Asia. When the IIHF enacted new "minimum participation standards", stipulating that Mongolia must have at least one functional, full-sized indoor rink.

Mongolia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationMongolian Hockey Federation
Head coachMergen Arslan
AssistantsOtgonbayar Munkhnasan
Munkhzul Purev
Ulziibayar Sodov
CaptainMishigsuren Namjil
Most gamesMishigsuren Namjil (64)
Most pointsMishigsuren Namjil (83)
Team colors              
IIHF codeMGL
Ranking
Current IIHFNR (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF45 (2008)
Lowest IIHF50 (2015)
First international
 South Korea 14–1 Mongolia
(Gangneung, South Korea; 31 January 1999)
Biggest win
Mongolia 21–1 Bahrain 
(Astana, Kazakhstan; 1 February 2011)
Mongolia 20–0 India 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 16 March 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 40–0 Mongolia
(Gangneung, South Korea; 2 February 1999)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances5 (first in 2007)
Best result45th (2007)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances4 (first in 1999)
Best result5th (1999)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances10 (first in 2009)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg 1st (2018, 2019)
International record (W–L–T)
30–51–0
Medal record
Challenge Cup of Asia
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pasay
Gold medal – first place 2019 Kuala Lumpur
Silver medal – second place 2017 Bangkok
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Bangkok
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Abu Dhabi
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Taipei City
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Abu Dhabi

HistoryEdit

Mongolia made its debut at the 1999 Asian Winter Games. The national team did not participate in any IIHF tournaments until the 2007 IIHF World Championship Division III tournament in Ireland. They played four games, losing all four by a combined margin of three goals for to 45 goals against. In 2008, Mongolia played at the IIHF World Championship Division III tournament in Luxembourg, and again they lost all of their games. Goal margin was 11 goals for and 59 against in five games. In the 2009 tournament, they chose to forfeit the games and withdrew from the tournament. All of the games were marked as 5–0 forfeits towards the team. In 2010, the team was placed in group B of Division III. They started off the tournament against North Korea, and they lost (22–1). Then they lost to South Africa (12–1) and to Armenia (15–0). Goal margin was 2 goals and 49 against. They finished the tournament with a 3rd place rematch against South Africa. Mongolia scored three times but it was not enough as South Africa won 8–3. Mongolia however finished the tournament with its first-ever podium position, finishing third overall in the group after Armenia was suspended by the IIHF.

Many players also represent the Mongolia national bandy team.

Withdrawal from 2009 and 2011 IIHF tournamentsEdit

The Mongolian Hockey Federation announced that their men's and U18 teams would not be participating in the 2011 IIHF tournaments due to financial trouble and lack of ice hockey equipment. Mongolia cancelled their trips to their respective tournaments. Mongolia men's team was scheduled to travel to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in Division III, while the U18 team was scheduled to participate in Division III in Taipei City, Taiwan. They had previously withdrawn from the 2009 Division III tournament as well.

Tournament recordEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
1930 through 2006 Did not enter
2007   Dundalk 45th place
(5th in Division III)
4 0 0 0 4
2008   Kockelscheuer 46th place
(6th in Division III)
5 0 0 0 5
2009   Dunedin Withdrew from tournament
(All games marked as 5–0 forfeits)
2010   Yerevan 48th place
(4th in Division III B)
3 0 0 0 3
2011   Cape Town Withdrew from tournament
(All games marked as 5–0 forfeits)
2012   Erzurum 46th place
(6th in Division III)
5 0 0 0 5
2013   Abu Dhabi 47th place
(3rd in Division III Q)
3 1 0 0 2
2014 through 2019 Did not participate
Total 5/13 20 1 0 0 19

Asian Winter GamesEdit

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
1986 through 1996 Did not enter
1999   Gangneung 5th place 2 0 0 0 2
2003   Aomori 6th place 2 0 0 0 2
2007   Changchun Did not participate
2011   Astana 9th place
(4th in Premier Division)
6 3 0 0 3
2017   Sapporo 8th place
(4th in Division I)
5 2 0 0 3
Total 4/5 15 5 0 0 10

Challenge Cup of AsiaEdit

Year Host Result Pld W OTW OTL L
2008   Hong Kong Did not participate
2009   Abu Dhabi 5th place 5 3 0 0 2
2010   Taipei City 6th place 5 1 0 0 4
2011 through 2012 Did not participate
2013   Bangkok   3rd place 7 5 0 0 2
2014   Abu Dhabi   3rd place 5 3 0 0 2
2015   Taipei City   3rd place 4 2 0 0 2
2016   Abu Dhabi   3rd place 4 2 0 0 2
2017   Bangkok   2nd place 4 3 0 1 0
2018   Pasay   1st place 4 3 0 0 1
2019   Kuala Lumpur   1st place 5 4 0 0 1
Total 10/13 43 26 0 0 17

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 10 March 2019[2]

Opponent GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD %
  Armenia* 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 +5 100.00%
  Bahrain 1 1 0 0 0 21 1 +20 100.00%
  Chinese Taipei 5 0 0 0 5 9 49 -40 0.00%
  Georgia 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 +6 100.00%
  Greece 4 0 0 0 4 7 24 -17 0.00%
  Hong Kong 6 2 0 0 4 26 26 -0 33.33%
  India 2 2 0 0 0 30 0 +30 100.00%
  Ireland 3 0 0 0 3 4 24 -20 0.00%
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 1 65 -64 0.00%
  Kuwait 6 5 1 0 0 37 10 +27 93.33%
  Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 0 1 3 13 -10 0.00%
  Luxembourg 4 0 0 0 4 2 29 -27 0.00%
  Macau 3 3 0 0 0 18 3 +15 100.00%
  Malaysia 5 4 0 0 1 39 25 +14 80.00%
  New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 1 15 -14 0.00%
  North Korea 3 0 0 0 3 3 51 -48 0.00%
  Philippines 3 1 0 0 2 14 15 -1 33.33%
  Singapore 7 7 0 0 0 58 9 +49 100.00%
  South Africa 4 0 0 0 4 9 46 -37 0.00%
  South Korea 2 0 0 0 2 2 37 -35 0.00%
  Thailand 10 6 0 0 4 46 37 +9 60.00%
  Turkey 3 0 0 0 3 3 26 -23 0.00%
  United Arab Emirates 8 0 0 1 7 13 38 -25 0.04%
Total 86 33 1 1 51 357 543 -186 38.37%

Note: Mongolia was awarded a 5–0 victory over Armenia in the 2010 IIHF World Championship Division III tournament after Armenia had their statistics and final scores expunged from the IIHF tournaments due to player eligibility issues. The score of the game was originally 15–0 for Armenia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Mongolia-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2018-04-20.

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