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Turkey women's national ice hockey team

The Turkish women's national ice hockey team represents Turkey at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Women's Ice Hockey Championship Division IV. The women's national team, established in late 2006, is controlled by Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF). As of 2011, Turkey has 160 female players.[2] The Turkish women's national team is ranked 33rd in the world.

Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
The crescent moon and a star as seen on the Turkish flag is the badge used on the players jerseys.
AssociationTurkish Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachÇağrı Karabulut
AssistantsAlper Solak
Yeliz Yüksel
CaptainÇağla Baktıroğlu
Most gamesRefika Yılmaz (27)
Most pointsÇağla Baktıroğlu (37)
IIHF codeTUR
Ranking
Current IIHF27 Steady (14 April 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF27 (2018)
Lowest IIHF35 (2012)
First international
Romania  27–0  Turkey
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; 27 March 2007)
Biggest win
Turkey  11–3  Bulgaria
(Hong Kong, China; 18 February 2015)
Biggest defeat
Finland  32–0  Turkey
(Erzurum, Turkey; 31 January 2011)
World Championships
Appearances10 (first in 2007)
Best result32nd (2017, 2019)
International record (W–L–T)
8–25–1

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Turkish women team made its first appearance at the 2007 Women's World Championships Division IV tournament held between 26 March through 1 April in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.

Women's ice hockey sport in Turkey began in 2005 with the forming of women's clubs in Ankara. The first official competitions were a cup and a tournament held in 2006.[3] The first women's ice hockey league started on 17 February 2007 with the participation of 6 teams from Ankara and one team from Kocaeli.[4]

The national team was selected following national team camps. The first team coach was Canadian Clive R. Tolley from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, who has assumed the head coach duties for the Turkish senior men's, juniors' (under 20) and espoir (under 18) teams for 4 years term with a trial period of January–June 2007.[5]

OlympicsEdit

The Turkey women's hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World championshipsEdit

2007Edit

The Turkish squad made its international debut at the World Championship held in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania between 26 March through 1 April, playing in the Division IV, which got together from the teams of Romania, Estonia, New Zealand, Iceland and Croatia besides of Turkey.

The women's team played its first match against the host team Romania and was defeated by 27–0 (7–0, 11–0, 9–0).[6] Turkish women lost their second match to Estonia with 1–14 (0–6, 0–5, 1–3),[7] while Elif Ulaş scored the national team's first ever goal in the history.[8] The third match was lost to New Zealand with 19–0 (9–0, 6–0, 4–0).[9] Turkey was defeated in its 4th match by Iceland with 1–12 (0–3, 0–3, 1–6). The only Turkish goal was scored by İrem Ayan. The women's squad lost against Croatia with 1–19. The team ranked last (6th).

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 41 6 15
  Romania 5 4 0 0 1 44 12 12
  New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 45 9 9
  Estonia 5 1 1 0 3 21 20 5
  Iceland 5 1 0 1 3 17 23 4
  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 91 0

2008Edit

The women's national team took part at the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division IV held in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from 23 to 29 March 2008 and ranked again last (6th) having been defeated in all its matches against Iceland (0–9), New Zealand (0–16), Romania (1–9), Estonia (1–8) and South Africa (1–8).

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Iceland 5 5 0 0 0 30 5 15
  New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 37 9 12
  Romania 5 2 0 1 2 25 16 7
  Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 17 6
  South Africa 5 1 1 0 3 15 24 5
  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 0

2009Edit

The Division III, Division IV and Division V were not played. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[10] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments was scheduled for 2011. It had the effect the following change: Turkey was relegated to the new Division V.

2011Edit

For the 2011 tournament, the Division V consisted of Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Ireland.[11] The national team finished 4th in Division V and in 34th place overall.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Poland 4 3 1 0 0 61 4 11
  Spain 4 3 0 1 0 32 5 10
  Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 5 27 6
  Turkey 4 1 0 0 3 4 23 3
  Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 0 43 0

2013Edit

The Turkish women's team won the Group B Qualification tournament for the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II held on 7–9 December 2012 in Izmir, Turkey after defeating Bulgaria 4–3 and Ireland 7–1.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Turkey 2 2 0 0 0 11 4 6
  Bulgaria 2 1 0 0 1 9 5 3
  Ireland 2 0 0 0 2 2 13 0

2014Edit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 26 8 +18 15
  Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 24 9 +15 12
  Spain 5 3 0 0 2 22 15 +7 9
  Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 8 14 −6 6
  Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 3 21 −18 2
  Turkey 5 0 0 1 4 8 24 −16 1
Promoted to the 2015 Division II A Relegated to the 2015 Division II B Qualification

Awards: Best players selected by the directorate:

  • Best Goalkeeper:   Sera Doğramacı

2015Edit

The Division II B Qualification tournament was played in Hong Kong, from 18 to 21 February 2015.[12]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Turkey 3 3 0 0 0 23 8 +15 9
  Hong Kong 3 2 0 0 1 10 8 +2 6
  South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 13 12 +1 3
  Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 4 22 −18 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division II B

2016Edit

The Division II B tournament was played in Jaca, Spain, from 29 February to 6 March.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Australia 5 4 0 1 0 32 6 +26 13 Promoted to Division II A
2   Spain (H) 5 4 0 0 1 26 8 +18 12
3   Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 21 10 +11 9
4   Mexico 5 2 1 0 2 13 9 +4 8
5   New Zealand 5 1 0 0 4 13 40 −27 3
6   Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 8 40 −32 0 Relegation to Division II B qualification
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

2017Edit

The Division II B tournament was played in Akureyri, Iceland between 27 February – 5 March.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Mexico (P) 5 4 0 0 1 19 9 +10 12 Promoted to 2018 Division II A
2   Spain 5 3 1 0 1 26 7 +19 11
3   New Zealand 5 3 0 1 1 20 13 +7 10
4   Iceland (H) 5 2 0 0 3 19 13 +6 6[a]
5   Turkey 5 2 0 0 3 15 31 −16 6[a]
6   Romania (R) 5 0 0 0 5 10 36 −26 0 Relegation to 2018 Division II B qualification
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Iceland 6–0 Turkey

2018Edit

The Division II B tournament was played in Valdemoro, Spain between 17–23 March 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 29 5 +24 15 Promoted to 2019 Division II A
2   Chinese Taipei 5 4 0 0 1 24 16 +8 12
3   Iceland 5 2 1 0 2 25 11 +14 8
4   New Zealand 5 2 0 1 2 24 21 +3 7
5   Turkey 5 1 0 0 4 17 31 −14 3
6   Romania 5 0 0 0 5 12 47 −35 0
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.

2019Edit

The Division II B tournament was played in Brașov, Romania between 1–7 April 2019.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Chinese Taipei (P) 5 5 0 0 0 20 8 +12 15 Promotion to 2020 Division II A
2   New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 18 8 +10 12
3   Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 21 12 +9 9
4   Turkey 5 1 0 1 3 15 23 −8 4
5   Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 7 15 −8 3
6   Romania (H, R) 5 0 1 0 4 15 27 −12 2 Relegation to 2020 Division II B Q
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

European ChampionshipsEdit

The Turkish women's hockey team never participated in the IIHF European Women Championships.

All-time Record against other nationsEdit

As of 6 March 2015

Team WR GP W OTW OTL L WLDiff GF GA GDiff
  Bulgaria 34 5 4 0 0 1 +3 24 10 +14
  Ireland 37 2 2 0 0 0 +2 10 1 +9
  Hong Kong 36 1 1 0 0 0 +1 4 1 +3
  South Africa 32 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 12 −3
  Belgium 31 1 0 0 1 0 −1 1 2 −1
  Mexico 35 1 0 0 0 1 −1 1 6 −5
  Australia 29 1 0 0 0 1 −1 0 12 −12
  Poland 22 1 0 0 0 1 −1 0 14 −14
  Estonia 39 2 0 0 0 2 −2 2 22 −20
  Croatia 25 2 0 0 0 2 −2 2 24 −22
  Romania 38 2 0 0 0 2 −2 1 36 −35
  Spain 26 3 0 0 0 3 −3 4 21 −17
  New Zealand 28 3 0 0 0 3 −3 4 42 −38
  Iceland 30 4 0 0 0 4 −4 5 31 −26
  Slovenia 24 4 0 0 0 4 −4 3 31 −28
Total 33 34 8 0 1 25 -18 70 265 -195

Current rosterEdit

As of 28 February 2016[13]

No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
Goaltenders
20 Sera Doğramacı L 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 (age 35)   Sydney Sirens
25 Kübra Dadaşoğlu L 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 51 kg (112 lb) (1986-12-25) 25 December 1986 (age 32)   Narmanspor
Defensemen
3 Nil Eryılmaz R 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 24)   Narmanspor
4 Sema Güven L 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 52 kg (115 lb) (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 (age 20)   Narmanspor
7 Tuğçe Melis Demir L 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 25)   ODTÜ SK
12 İlknur Yerlikaya R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1996-06-25) 25 June 1996 (age 22)   Narmanspor
16 Refika Yılmaz (C) R 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 28)  ODTÜ SK
18 Alara Lokbaş R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 21)   Genç Ankara
19 İlkim Uygun R 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 (age 24)   ODTÜ SK
21 Müge Eryılmaz R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 28)   Genç Ankara
24 Makbule Atalı R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1978-09-18) 18 September 1978 (age 40)   Ankara Ubiversity SK
Forwards
5 Selin Yılmaz L 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 50 kg (110 lb) (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 25)   ODTÜ SK
6 Çağla Baktıroğlu R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 (age 30)   Narmanspor
8 Fulya Yurt R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 24)   Narmanspor
9 Diiara Lokbaş R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19)   Genç Ankara
10 Gizem Öztaşdelen (A) R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 27)   ODTÜ SK
11 Gizem Tüzgen L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 27)   Genç Ankara
13 Başak Demirkol R 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 24)   ODTÜ SK
14 Seda Demir (A) L 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-06-21) 21 June 1994 (age 24)   Buz Korsanları
15 Pınar Eser L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1999-08-21) 21 August 1999 (age 19)   Narmanspor
17 Betül Kahraman R 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 (age 24)   Ankara University SK
22 Betül Taygar R 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 (age 21)   Narmanspor
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/turkey.html
  3. ^ Newspaper Hürriyet December 6, 2006 (in Turkish)
  4. ^ Newspaper Hürriyet February 18, 2007 Archived 20 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  5. ^ AjansSpor[permanent dead link] (in Turkish)
  6. ^ News March 27, 2007 (in Turkish)
  7. ^ AjansSpor March 27, 2007 (in Turkish)
  8. ^ "Ice Hockey Federation 2007 Championship".
  9. ^ AjansSpor March 29, 2007 (in Turkish)
  10. ^ 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
  11. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/channels1011/ww-v
  12. ^ IIHF. "STATISTICS". www.iihf.com.
  13. ^ "Team Roster Turkey" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved 29 February 2016.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit