Mongolia men's national ice hockey team

The Mongolia national ice hockey team (Mongolian: Монголын хоккейн үндэсний шигшээ баг) is the national ice hockey team of Mongolia. They are 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 from late 2000s to early 2010s, but since 2013, have only played in the Challenge Cup of Asia, a regional tournament for lower-tier hockey nations in Asia.

Mongolia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationMongolian Hockey Federation
Head coachMergen Arslan
AssistantsOtgonbayar Munkhnasan
Munkhzul Purev
Ulziibayar Sodov
CaptainMishigsuren Namjil
Most gamesMishigsuren Namjil (61)
Top scorerMishigsuren Namjil (36)
Most pointsMishigsuren Namjil (85)
Team colors     
IIHF codeMGL
Ranking
Current IIHFNR (29 September 2022)[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
Appearances9 (first in 2009)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg 1st (2018, 2019)
International record (W–L–T)
34–57–0
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

Mongolia is currently not ranked in the IIHF World Ranking and have not participated in the World Championships since 2013, when the IIHF enacted new "minimum participation standards", stipulating that the country must have at least one functional, full-sized indoor rink.

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 2020 Did not participate
2023   Ulaanbaatar 48th place
(4th in Division IV Q)
0 0 0 0 0
Total 5/14 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
2029   Trojena
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
2020   Singapore Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Total 9/13 43 26 0 1 16

Fixture and ResultsEdit

2007Edit

April 15, 2007
13:00
Ireland  11–0  MongoliaDundalk Ice Dome
April 16, 2007
16:30
Luxembourg  10–1  MongoliaDundalk Ice Dome
April 18, 2007
13:00
Mongolia  1–14  South AfricaDundalk Ice Dome
April 19, 2007
13:00
Mongolia  1–10  New ZealandDundalk Ice Dome

Fixture and ResultsEdit

2008Edit

March 31, 2008
16:30
North Korea  17 – 0  MongoliaKockelscheuer Ice Rink
Kim Chang Min 08:29, Ri Kum Song 09:49, 23:31, 56:17 Ri Se Gwang 11:44, 38:44, Kim Kyong Il 13:08, 14:28, Ri Chol Min 19:22, Mun Chol 20:59, 31:55, 36:35, Song Chung Song 42:41, 58:05 Ju Sung Hyok 48:18, 53:06, Jong Song Il 55:56Goals
April 1, 2008
13:00
Mongolia  4 – 10  GreeceKockelscheuer Ice Rink
Neguun Ganbat 14:19, Altengeral Ichinnorov 21:48, 54:48, Batzayaagiin Pürevdorj 55:21GoalsDimitrios Kalyvas 08:08, 15:41, 20:46, 28:57, 30:30, 35:16, 37:31, 49:37, Ioannis Koufis 52:46, 59:44
April 3, 2008
13:00
Turkey  11 – 3  MongoliaKockelscheuer Ice Rink
April 5, 2008
20:00
Mongolia  0 – 9  LuxembourgKockelscheuer Ice Rink

Fixture and ResultsEdit

2010Edit

April 14, 2010
16:00
Mongolia  1 – 22
(0–7, 0–9, 1–6)
  North KoreaKaren Demirchyan Complex
April 15, 2010
16:00
South Africa  12 – 1
(5–1, 6–0, 1–0)
  MongoliaKaren Demirchyan Complex
April 17, 2010
20:00
Armenia  15 – 0
(6–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  MongoliaKaren Demirchyan Complex

Fixture and ResultsEdit

2012Edit

15 April
21:00
Mongolia  2–12
(1–2, 1–3, 0–7)
  North KoreaGSIM Ice Arena, Erzurum
Attendance: 22
Game reference
Munkhbold Bayarsaikhan
Ulambayar Narmandakh
GoaliesPak Kun-Hyok
Pak Kuk-Chol
Referee:
  Marius Iliescu
Linesmen:
  Cemalersin Kaya
  Todor Krastev
0–102:18 – Ri P. (Ju S.)
E. Altansan (PP) – 10:001–1
1–211:11 – Ri C.
1–321:54 – Om S. (Hong C., Pak S.)
1–423:50 – Kim M. (Ku S.)
1–529:49 – Ju S. (Ri P.) (SH)
M. Enkhtur (B. Jargalsaikhan, T. Ganbold) – 39:312–5
2–647:11 – Ri P. (SH)
2–748:49 – Jong S. (Ri S., Kim J.) (SH)
2–849:47 – Ri C. (Kim J.) (PP)
2–952:06 – Kim J. (Kim J.)
2–1052:25 – Kim J. (Jong S.)
2–1157:27 – Jong S. (Ri C., Kim J.) (SH)
2–1258:18 – Kim C.
16 minPenalties14 min
10Shots48
16 April
21:00
Turkey  10–0
(4–0, 2–0, 4–0)
  MongoliaGSIM Ice Arena, Erzurum
Attendance: 254
Game reference
Fikri AtaliGoaliesMunkhbold BayarsikhanReferee:
  Vedran Krcelic
Linesmen:
  Matthieu Barbez
  Todor Krastev
E. Coşkun (A. Solak) – 03:291–0
S. Aktürk – 12:102–0
E. Coskun (S. Gumus) – 12:203–0
G. Çetinkaya (S. Gumus, S. Aktürk) (PP2) – 17:564–0
G. Tasdemir (G. Hamarat, G. Solak) (PP) – 21:015–0
E. Ozmen (E. Coşkun, G. Çetinkaya) – 21:536–0
E. Ozmen (S. Aktürk) (SH) – 42:467–0
G. Solak (O. Yavuzarslan) (PP) – 48:278–0
S. Semiz (C. Abayli, E. Ozmen) – 53:469–0
S. Semiz (E. Ozmen) – 58:3310–0
16 minPenalties12 min
53Shots14
18 April
21:00
Mongolia  1–5
(1–4, 0–1, 0–0)
  LuxembourgGSIM Ice Arena, Erzurum
Attendance: 55
Game reference
Munkhbold BayarsaikhanGoaliesPhilippe LepageReferee:
  Dmitry Kravchenko
Linesmen:
  Erhan Bulut
  Todor Krastev
0–103:16 – R. Beran (B. Welter, B. Houdremont)
0–206:57 – E. Wambach (T. Beran)
0–309:07 – T. Beran (PP)
N. Ganbat (B. Enkhjargal) – 16:001–3
1–416:35 – R. Beran (B. Welter)
1–527:34 – S. Milano (PP)
62 minPenalties43 min
32Shots38
19 April
21:00
Ireland  8–4
(2–0, 2–1, 4–3)
  MongoliaGSIM Ice Arena, Erzurum
Attendance: 31
Game reference
Adam PepperGoaliesMunkhbold BayarsaikhanReferee:
  Dmitry Kravchenko
Linesmen:
  Matthieu Barbez
  Cemalersin Kaya
G. Roberts (SH) – 03:001–0
P. Catherwood (A. Patience) – 04:142–0
2–129:26 – N. Ganbat
G. Martin (A. Jackson-Wyatt, G. Roberts) – 30:143–1
S. Adams (G. Roberts) (PP2) – 36:574–1
G. Martin (G. Roberts) – 40:165–1
5–245:02 – M. Namjil
S. Hamill (G. Martin, G. Roberts) (PP) – 47:526–2
G. Roberts (S. Hamill) – 49:057–2
7–354:09 – Batzayaagiin Pürevdorj
7–456:16 – G-O. Tseveen (PS)
G. Roberts – 59:598–4
26 minPenalties12 min
50Shots15
21 April
13:00
Greece  4–1
(1–0, 1–1, 2–0)
  MongoliaGSIM Ice Arena, Erzurum
Attendance: 48
Game reference
Ntalimpor PloutsisGoaliesMunkhbold BayarsaikhanReferee:
  Marius Iliescu
Linesmen:
  Erhan Bulut
  Cemalersin Kaya
I. Koufis (O. Tilios) (SH) – 05:511–0
A. Valsamas-Rallis (D. Kalyvas) – 36:372–0
2–138:16 – T. Ganbold (B. Jargalsaikhan)
O. Tilios (D. Kalyvas) (PP) – 41:403–1
D. Kalyvas – 57:234–1
36 minPenalties37 shots1 = 40 min
Shots14
14 October 2012
16:00
Mongolia  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  GeorgiaAbu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 70
Game reference
Munkhbold Bayarsaikhan
Baatarkhuu Bazarvaani
GoaliesKakha AmbrolavaReferee:
  Djordje Fazekas
Linesmen:
  Louis Beelen
  Alejandro Garcia Baños
B. Jargalsaikhan (M. Namjil) – 12:011–0
B. Jargalsaikhan (M. Namjil) – 21:112–0
M. Enkhtur (T. Ganbold) (SH) – 27:513–0
M. Enkhtur – 42:484–0
M. Namjil (M. Enkhtur) (PP) – 46:085–0
B. Munkhbayar (Z. Dorjsuren) – 57:316–0
26 minPenalties4 min
41Shots13
15 October 2012
19:30
Mongolia  2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
  United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 246
Game reference
Munkhbold BayarsaikhanGoaliesKhaled Al SuwaidiReferee:
  Djordje Fazekas
Linesmen:
  Louis Beelen
  Benas Jaksys
0–101:47 – J. Dhaheri (M. Al Mazrouei)
M. Namjil – 25:011–1
1–225:51 – M. Al Mazrouei (PP)
1–328:47 – M. Al Shamisi (O. Al Shamisi) (PP)
T. Baatarkhuu (B. Zorigt) – 59:522–3
63 minPenalties32 min
14Shots55
17 October 2012
16:00
Greece  5–2
(1–1, 1–1, 3–0)
  MongoliaAbu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 175
Game reference
Ntalimpor PloutsisGoaliesMunkhbold BayarsaikhanReferee:
  Ladislav Smetana
Linesmen:
  Benas Jaksys
  Todor Krastev
A. Valsamas-Rallis – 07:241–0
1–117:58 – B. Bayajikh (E. Altansan)
D. Kalyvas (N. Papadopoulos) (PP) – 21:072–1
2–239:36 – M. Namjil (O-E. Zorigod) (SH)
I. Koufis – 41:053–2
A. Valsamas-Rallis (D. Malamas) – 49:244–2
I. Koufis (D. Kalyvas) – 59:355–2
8 minPenalties40 min
44Shots25

Fixtures and resultsEdit

2023Edit

2023 IIHF World Championship Division IVEdit

23 March 2023Mongolia  v  [[men's national ice hockey team|]]
24 March 2023Mongolia  v  [[men's national ice hockey team|]]
25 March 2023Mongolia  v  [[men's national ice hockey team|]]
26 March 2023Mongolia  v  [[men's national ice hockey team|]]

All-time record against other nationsEdit

Last match update: 9 March 2019[2]

Key
     Positive balance (more Wins)
     Neutral balance (Wins = Losses)
     Negative balance (more Losses)
Team GP W T L GF GA
  Armenia* 1 1 0 0 5 0
  Thailand 10 6 0 4 46 37
  Singapore 7 7 0 0 58 9
  Kuwait 6 6 0 0 37 10
  Malaysia 5 4 0 1 39 25
  Macau 3 3 0 0 18 3
  India 2 2 0 0 30 0
  Bahrain 1 1 0 0 21 1
  Georgia 1 1 0 0 6 0
  Israel 1 0 0 1 0 5
  Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 3 13
  New Zealand 2 0 0 2 1 15
  South Korea 2 0 0 2 2 37
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 1 65
  Philippines 3 1 0 2 14 15
  Ireland 3 0 0 3 4 24
  North Korea 3 0 0 3 3 51
  Turkey 4 0 0 4 3 31
  Greece 5 0 0 5 7 29
  Luxembourg 5 0 0 5 2 34
  Chinese Taipei 5 0 0 5 9 49
  South Africa 5 0 0 5 9 51
  Hong Kong 6 2 0 4 26 26
  United Arab Emirates 8 0 0 8 13 38
Total 91 34 0 57 357 568

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. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Mongolia-Men-Official-Results-1.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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