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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.[1] 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.
Association Turkish Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Çağrı Karabulut
Assistants Aslı Çukurkavaklı
Ilyas Karakaş
Olcay Lökbaş
Captain Refika Yılmaz
Most games Elif Ulaş (14)
Nilay Gunay (14)
Most points Çağla Baktıroğlu (37)
IIHF code TUR
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 27 Increase4
Highest IIHF 27 (2018)
Lowest IIHF 35 (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
Appearances 9 (first in 2007)
Best result 32nd (2017)
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 March 26 through April 1 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.[2] The first women's ice hockey league started on February 17, 2007 with the participation of 6 teams from Ankara and one team from Kocaeli.[3]

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.[4]

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 March 26 through April 1, 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).[5] Turkish women lost their second match to Estonia with 1–14 (0–6, 0–5, 1–3),[6] while Elif Ulaş scored the national team's first ever goal in the history.[7] The third match was lost to New Zealand with 19–0 (9–0, 6–0, 4–0).[8] 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 March 23 to March 29, 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.[9] 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.[10] 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 December 7–9, 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.[11]

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.

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[12]

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) June 4, 1983 (age 35)   Sydney Sirens
25 Kübra Dadaşoğlu L 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 51 kg (112 lb) (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986 (age 31)   Narmanspor
Defensemen
3 Nil Eryılmaz R 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 23)   Narmanspor
4 Sema Güven L 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 52 kg (115 lb) (1998-05-07) May 7, 1998 (age 20)   Narmanspor
7 Tuğçe Melis Demir L 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 62 kg (137 lb) (1994-02-11) February 11, 1994 (age 24)   ODTÜ SK
12 İlknur Yerlikaya R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1996-06-25) June 25, 1996 (age 22)   Narmanspor
16 Refika Yılmaz (C) R 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 28)  ODTÜ SK
18 Alara Lokbaş R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 20)   Genç Ankara
19 İlkim Uygun R 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 57 kg (126 lb) (1995-01-04) January 4, 1995 (age 23)   ODTÜ SK
21 Müge Eryılmaz R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 27)   Genç Ankara
24 Makbule Atalı R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978 (age 39)   Ankara Ubiversity SK
Forwards
5 Selin Yılmaz L 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 50 kg (110 lb) (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 24)   ODTÜ SK
6 Çağla Baktıroğlu R 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 29)   Narmanspor
8 Fulya Yurt R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 23)   Narmanspor
9 Diiara Lokbaş R 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1999-09-09) September 9, 1999 (age 18)   Genç Ankara
10 Gizem Öztaşdelen (A) R 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 26)   ODTÜ SK
11 Gizem Tüzgen L 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-03) October 3, 1991 (age 26)   Genç Ankara
13 Başak Demirkol R 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 23)   ODTÜ SK
14 Seda Demir (A) L 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1994-06-21) June 21, 1994 (age 24)   Buz Korsanları
15 Pınar Eser L 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) (1999-08-21) August 21, 1999 (age 18)   Narmanspor
17 Betül Kahraman R 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 58 kg (128 lb) (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 23)   Ankara University SK
22 Betül Taygar R 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 54 kg (119 lb) (1997-08-24) August 24, 1997 (age 20)   Narmanspor
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit