Thailand men's national ice hockey team

The Thailand national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey team of Thailand. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Association of Thailand and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Thailand is currently ranked at fifty-first in the IIHF World Rankings and have been entered in the World Championship tournaments since 2019 but have not yet participated at any Olympic Games. They have played in the Challenge Cup of Asia, a regional tournament for lower-tier hockey nations in Asia.

Thailand
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationIce Hockey Association of Thailand
General managerKasanu Harnchaipibulgul
Head coachJuhani Ijäs
AssistantsRory Rawlyk
CaptainHideki Nagaayama
Most gamesTewin Chartsuwan (70)
Top scorerTewin Chartsuwan (82)
Most pointsTewin Chartsuwan (141)
Team colors       
IIHF codeTHA
Ranking
Current IIHF46 Increase 1 (29 September 2022)[1]
First international
Japan  39–0  Thailand
(Aomori, Japan; 2 February 2003)
Biggest win
Thailand  29–0  Bahrain
(Astana, Kazakhstan; 29 January 2011)
Thailand  29–0  India
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 25 April 2011)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan  52–1  Thailand
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances2 (first in 2019)
Best result43rd (2022)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances4 (first in 2003)
Best result5th (2003, 2017)
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances11 (first in 2008)
Best resultSilver medal with cup.svg 2nd (2009, 2012, 2018)
Southeast Asian Games
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg 1st (2019)
International record (W–L–T)
55–39–1
Medal record
Challenge Cup of Asia
Silver medal – second place 2009 Abu Dhabi
Silver medal – second place 2012 Dehradun
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pasay
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Taipei
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Kuwait City
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Bangkok
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Philippines Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Kuala Lumpur Team
Members of Thailand's 2013 national ice hockey team: Teerasak Rattanachot & Tewin Chartsuwan

The first official hockey league in Thailand, the Bangkok Ice Hockey league (BIHL) was founded in 2014. The majority of the practices and games for the handful of teams in the BIHL are held at the two rinks inside of Central Rama 9 and Imperial World in Samrong, two of Bangkok's popular shopping malls.[2] Currently, most of Thailand's national hockey players are playing on the BIHL with a player as young as 15 years old.

Tournament recordEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Asian Winter GamesEdit

Challenge Cup of AsiaEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

All-time record against other nationsEdit

Last match update: 24 August 2017[5]

Team GP W T L GF GA
  Bahrain 1 1 0 0 29 0
  China 1 0 0 1 2 24
  Chinese Taipei 10 2 0 8 31 64
  Hong Kong 7 5 0 2 32 24
  India 2 2 0 0 43 0
  Indonesia 1 1 0 0 12 0
  Japan 1 0 0 1 0 39
  Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 1 52
  Kuwait 7 7 0 0 49 14
  Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 4 15
  Macau 5 5 0 0 27 6
  Malaysia 8 7 1 0 77 12
  Mongolia 9 4 0 5 36 41
  Philippines 1 0 0 1 4 5
  Singapore 6 5 0 1 49 2
  United Arab Emirates 12 3 0 9 37 50
Total 73 42 1 30 435 352

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Ice Rinks in Thailand - Thai Ice Hockey Magazine". www.thaihockey.com. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Men's Division II, III cancelled". IIHF. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "IIHF – IIHF Council announces more cancellations". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Thailand-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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