Ukraine men's national ice hockey team

The Ukrainian national ice hockey team (Ukrainian: Збірна України з хокею з шайбою) is the national men's ice hockey team of Ukraine, and is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Ukraine is currently ranked 24th in the world by the IIHF as of the 2018 IIHF World Ranking,[2] while their highest IIHF ranking is 11th.

Ukraine
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Ukrainian badge features the same colors found on the Ukrainian flag, a blue shield with gold trident who is also featured on the coat of arms of Ukraine.
Nickname(s)Yellow and Blue
(Жовто-сині / Zhovto-syni;
Жёлто-синие / Zholto-siniye)
AssociationIce Hockey Federation of Ukraine
Head coachAndriy Sryubko
AssistantsSerhiy Klymentiev
Oleg Shafarenko
CaptainAndriy Mikhnov
Most gamesVasily Bobrovnikov (182)
Most pointsVitaly Litvinenko (105)
Team colors   
IIHF codeUKR
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Ranking
Current IIHF26 Decrease 1 (24 April 2020)[1]
Highest IIHF11 (2003)
Lowest IIHF25 (2019)
First international
Kazakhstan  5–1  Ukraine
(Saint Petersburg, Russia; 14 April 1992)
Biggest win
Ukraine  37–2  Belgium
(Bled, Slovenia; 13 March 1993)
Biggest defeat
Finland  9–0  Ukraine
(Helsinki, Finland; 3 May 2003)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances27 (first in 1993)
Best result9th (2002)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 2002)
International record (W–L–T)
157–148–27
Medal record
Pool B / Division I
Gold medal – first place 1998 Slovenia
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ukraine (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2016 Croatia (Group B)
Silver medal – second place 2008 Japan (Group B)
Silver medal – second place 2009 Poland (Group B)
Silver medal – second place 2010 Netherlands (Group A)
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Ukraine (Group B)
Pool C / Division II
Gold medal – first place 1997 Estonia
Silver medal – second place 1993 Slovenia
Silver medal – second place 1996 Slovenia
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Slovakia (Pool C1)
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Bulgaria (Pool C1)

The team's top finish was at the 2002 World Championships when they finished in 9th place. Following the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Russia, Ukraine was relegated to Division 1.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2002 – Finished in 10th place

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 1954–1991 – Participated as part of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team
  • 1993 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1994 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Pool C1)
  • 1995 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Pool C1)
  • 1996 – Finished in 22nd place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1997 – Finished in 21st place (1st in Pool C, promoted to Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 17th place (1st in Pool B, promoted to Pool A)
  • 1999 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 16th place (relegated to Division I)
  • 2008 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I Group B)
  • 2009 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I Group B)
  • 2010 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I Group A)
  • 2011 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I Group A, relegated to Division I Group B)
  • 2013 – Finished in 23rd place (1st in Division I Group B, promoted to Division I Group A)
  • 2014 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Division I Group A)
  • 2015 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I Group A, relegated to Division I Group B)
  • 2016 – Finished in 23rd place (1st in Division I Group B, promoted to Division I Group A)
  • 2017 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I Group A, relegated to Division I Group B)
  • 2018 – Finished in 26th place (4th in Division I Group B)
  • 2019 – Finished in 27th place (5th in Division I Group B)
  • 2020 – Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[3]

TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Most recent international roster. [4]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Kyrylo Kucher L 190 cm 90 kg (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 23)   Bilyi Bars
30 Mykyta Hordiushyn L 188 cm 85 kg (1998-09-02) 2 September 1998 (age 22)   HK Kremenchuk
30 Artur Ogandzhanyan L 184 cm 79 kg (2000-08-22) 22 August 2000 (age 20)   New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
- Oleh Petrov L 176 cm 85 kg (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 27)   Dnipro Kherson
Defencemen
6 Volodymyr Aleksyuk L 181 cm 83 kg (1987-06-22) 22 June 1987 (age 33)   Bilyi Bars
2 Pavlo Taran L 190 cm 95 kg (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 28)   Bilyi Bars
14 Ihor Merezhko L 180 cm 82 kg (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 22)   Humo Tashkent
23 Volodymyr Romanenko L 189 cm 95 kg (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 28)   Donbass Donetsk
7 Andrii Hryhoriev L 181 cm 88 kg (1998-02-07) 7 February 1998 (age 22)   Donbass Donetsk
28 Filipp Pangelov-Yuldashev L 180 cm 87 kg (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 26)   Donbass Donetsk
4 Vsevold Tolstushko L 178 cm 80 kg (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 27)   HK Kremenchuk
25 Oleksandr Aleksandrov L 176 cm 76 kg (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 23)   HK Kremenchuk
- Yurii Sylnytskyi R 175 cm 83 kg (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 28)   Donbass Donetsk
- Serhii Afanasiev L 180 cm 80 kg (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 26)   Dnipro Kherson
- Vladyslav Hrytsko R 172 cm 78 kg (1995-07-06) 6 July 1995 (age 25)   HK Kremenchuk
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
15 Serhii Babynets L 184 cm 80 kg (1987-09-05) 5 September 1987 (age 33)   Bilyi Bars
12 Ruslan Romaschenko L 180 cm 82 kg (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 27)   Dnipro Kherson
17 Oleksii Yanishevskyi L 182 cm 75 kg (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 27)   Dnipro Kherson
19 Oleksandr Peresunko R 180 cm 84 kg (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 20)   Donbass Donetsk
8 Andri Mikhnov L 200 cm 98 kg (1983-11-26) 26 November 1983 (age 37)   Sokil Kyiv
10 Viktor Zakharov L 195 cm 90 kg (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 27)   Donbass Donetsk
22 Oleksandr Kostykov L 185 cm 89 kg (1997-08-14) 14 August 1997 (age 23)   Donbass Donetsk
14 Mykyta Butsenko L 179 cm 79 kg (1990-01-20) 20 January 1990 (age 30)   Donbass Donetsk
24 Roman Blagy R 190 cm 100 kg (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 33)   Bilyi Bars
21 Oleksii Vorona L 188 cm 83 kg (1997-08-17) 17 August 1997 (age 23)   HK Kremenchuk
19 Ivan Savchenko R 190 cm 100 kg (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993 (age 27)   HK Kremenchuk
10 Hlib Kryvoshapkyn L 179 cm 75 kg (2000-05-10) 10 May 2000 (age 20)   Mentor Ice Breakers
- Tymur Hrytsenko L 170 cm 75 kg (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 24)   HK Kremenchuk
- Illia Korenchuk L 172 cm 80 kg (1995-01-13) 13 January 1995 (age 25)   Donbass Donetsk
- Vitalii Lialka R 190 cm 88 kg (1996-07-08) 8 July 1996 (age 24)   Donbass Donetsk
- Dmytro Nimenko L 180 cm 86 kg (1988-05-01) 1 May 1988 (age 32)   Sokil Kyiv

CoachesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ "2018 Ranking (May)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "IIHF cancels Division I tournaments". iihf.com. 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Став відомий склад збірної України з хокею на матчі кваліфікаційного турніру Олімпіади-2022". unian.ua. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

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