South Africa men's national ice hockey team

The South African national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of South Africa. It is controlled by the South African Ice Hockey Federation and has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 25 February 1937. It was the only African-based team in the IIHF. South Africa is currently ranked 44th in the world rankings and competes in Division III of the IIHF World Championships.

South Africa
Shirt badge/Association crest
South Africa uses the emblem of the National Sports Council as a badge on their players jerseys.
AssociationSouth African Ice Hockey Federation
General ManagerDawid Brits
Head coachBob Deraney
AssistantsLarry O'Donnell
CaptainAndre Marais
Most gamesAndre Marais (74)
Most pointsMichael Edwards (81)
Home stadiumGrandwest Ice Arena[1]
Team colors                   
IIHF codeRSA
South Africa national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF44 Steady (26 May 2019)[2]
Highest IIHF37 (2003)
Lowest IIHF44 (2018)
First international
Yugoslavia  12–3  South Africa
(Lausanne, Switzerland; 3 March 1961)
Biggest win
South Africa  33–1  Armenia
(Mexico City, Mexico; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan  32–0  South Africa
(Bled, Slovenia; 16 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances29 (first in 1961)
Best result19th (1961, 1966)
International record (W–L–T)
55–89–1

World Championship recordEdit

Year City Country Result
1961 Geneva & Lausanne Switzerland 5th place in Group C (19th)
1966 Jesenice Yugoslavia 3rd place in Group C (19th)
1992 Johannesburg South Africa 2nd place in Group C2 (28th)
1993 Bled Slovenia 12th place in Group C (32nd)
1994 Barcelona Spain 8th place in Group C2 (35th)
1995 Johannesburg South Africa 8th place in Group C2 (37th)
1997 Ankara Turkey 1st Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
1999 Krugersdorp South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
2000 Reykjavík Iceland 4th place in Group D (37th)
2001 Majadahonda Spain 4th place in Division IIA (36th)
2002 Cape Town South Africa 5th place in Division II Group A (37th)
2003 Seoul South Korea 5th place in Division II Group A (38th)
2004 Elektrėnai Lithuania 6th place in Division II Group B (40th)
2005 Mexico City Mexico Silver in Division III (42nd)
2006 Sofia Bulgaria 6th place in Division II Group A (40th)
2007 Dundalk Ireland 4th place in Division III (44th)
2008 Luxembourg City Luxembourg Silver in Division III (42nd)
2009 Sofia Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2010 Yerevan Armenia Bronze in Division III Group B (44th)
2011 Cape Town South Africa Silver in Division III (42nd)
2012 Sofia Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (39th)
2013 Cape Town South Africa Gold in Division III (41st)
2014 Jaca Spain 5th in Division II Group B (39th)
2015 Cape Town South Africa 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2016 Istanbul Turkey 2nd in Division III (42nd)
2017 Sofia Bulgaria 5th in Division III (45th)
2018 Cape Town South Africa 5th in Division III (45th)
2019 Sofia Bulgaria 6th in Division III (46th)
2020 Cape Town South Africa TBD

RosterEdit

From the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division III.[3]

# Name Pos S/C Height Weight Date of birth Club
18 Cameron Birrell F L 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1990-08-13)13 August 1990 (aged 26)   Pretoria Capitals
20 Gary Bock G L 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) 120 kg (260 lb) (1984-03-07)7 March 1984 (aged 33)   Johannesburg Wildcats
8 Xander Botha F L 181 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1994-10-06)6 October 1994 (aged 22)   Pretoria Capitals
23 Callum Bremner D R 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-10-12)12 October 1994 (aged 22)   Johannesburg Wildcats
7 Dylan Compton F R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1997-03-05)5 March 1997 (aged 20)   Bradford Bulls
14 Marinus de Jager F R 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1999-04-26)26 April 1999 (aged 17)   Pretoria Capitals
3 Reegan du Buisson F R 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1995-06-10)10 June 1995 (aged 21)   Pretoria Capitals
6 Michael Edwards F R 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1978-09-20)20 September 1978 (aged 38)   Cape Town Penguins
9 Marc Giot F R 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1981-07-23)23 July 1981 (aged 35)   Cape Town Penguins
21 Jason Gonsalves D R 179 cm (5 ft 10 12 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1992-09-04)4 September 1992 (aged 24)   Pretoria Capitals
19 Keenan Gordan D R 179 cm (5 ft 10 12 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1996-09-21)21 September 1996 (aged 20)   Cape Town Storm
16 Brandon Husselman F R 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-08-08)8 August 1997 (aged 19)   Pretoria Capitals
5 Deen Magmoed D R 184 cm (6 ft 12 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 26)   Cape Town Penguins
15 Reelan Malgas D R 172 cm (5 ft 7 12 in) 67 kg (148 lb) (1995-09-04)4 September 1995 (aged 21)   Pretoria Capitals
12 Andre Marais D R 184 cm (6 ft 12 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1981-08-13)13 August 1981 (aged 35)   Pretoria Capitals
1 Charl Pretorius G R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1997-02-19)19 February 1997 (aged 20)   Elmira Soaring Eagles
24 Uthman Samaai F R 192 cm (6 ft 3 12 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1993-05-14)14 May 1993 (aged 23)   Cape Town Penguins
4 Joaqium Valadas F L 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1985-01-15)15 January 1985 (aged 32)   Johannesburg Wildcats
13 Jean-Michel van Doesburgh F R 187 cm (6 ft 1 12 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 31)   Cape Town Storm
11 Denzil Verwey D L 174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in) 71 kg (157 lb) (1995-03-31)31 March 1995 (aged 21)   Johannesburg Wildcats
10 Marinus Willemstijn F R 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 27)   Pretoria Capitals

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 28 April 2019[4]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
  Armenia 2 1 0 1 35 10 +25 50.00%
  Australia 7 0 0 7 23 63 −40 0.00%
  Belgium 10 1 0 9 17 88 −71 10.00%
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 100.00%
  Bulgaria 7 0 0 7 10 53 −43 0.00%
  China 3 0 0 3 5 17 −12 0.00%
  Chinese Taipei 3 2 0 1 18 15 +3 50.00%
  Croatia 1 0 0 1 1 11 −10 0.00%
  Denmark 2 0 0 2 2 15 −13 0.00%
  Estonia 2 0 0 2 1 42 −41 0.00%
  France 1 0 0 1 2 11 −9 0.00%
  Georgia 4 3 0 1 22 9 +13 88.00%
  Greece 5 5 0 0 50 8 +42 100.00%
  Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 15 1 +14 100.00%
  Hungary 4 0 0 4 7 57 −50 0.00%
  Iceland 2 2 0 0 14 6 +8 100.00%
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2 66.67%
  Israel 8 1 0 7 21 46 −25 12.50%
  Italy 2 0 0 2 2 35 −33 0.00%
  Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0 32 −32 0.00%
  Lithuania 1 0 0 1 1 16 −15 0.00%
  Luxembourg 9 6 0 3 53 26 +27 71.43%
  Mexico 7 2 0 5 24 22 +2 28.57%
  Mongolia 5 5 0 0 51 9 +41 100.00%
  Netherlands 1 0 0 1 4 8 −4 0.00%
  New Zealand 13 9 1 3 56 38 +18 69.23%
  North Korea 4 1 0 3 8 18 −20 25.00%
  Romania 2 0 0 2 3 33 −30 0.00%
  Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 0 3 10 40 −30 0.00%
  Slovenia 1 0 0 1 0 29 −29 0.00%
  South Korea 5 0 0 5 8 46 −38 0.00%
  Spain 7 0 0 7 10 67 −57 0.00%
  Turkey 10 9 0 1 106 19 +87 90.00%
  Turkmenistan 1 0 0 1 2 7 −5 0.00%
  United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 23 0 +23 100.00%
  Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 3 12 −9 0.00%
Total 145 55 1 89 639 935 -296 35.66%

All-time record against other teamsEdit

As of 28 March 2012[5]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
  WEV Vienna 5 1 1 3 16 33 −17 20.00%
  EHC Basel 1 0 0 1 4 11 −7 0.00%
  HC Lugano 1 0 0 1 4 9 −5 0.00%
  Yugoslavia B 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0.00%
  Steaua Rangers 2 0 0 2 6 15 −9 0.00%
Total 10 1 1 8 31 72 -41 16.81%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Ice Station
  2. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "2017 IIHF World Championship Division III – South Africa (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ "South-Africa-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  5. ^ "South-Africa-Men-Unofficial-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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