Open main menu

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
Ukrainehockey blue.png Ukrainehockey yellow.png
Ranking
Current IIHF25 Decrease 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF11 (2003)
Lowest IIHF24 (2018)
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)

TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Sergei Gaiduchenko L 196 cm 101 kg (1989-06-06) 6 June 1989 (age 30)   Free agent
30 Bohdan Dyachenko L 184 cm 79 kg (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 21)   HC Donbass
30 Artur Ogandzhanyan L 184 cm 79 kg (2000-08-22) 22 August 2000 (age 19)   Ogden Mustangs
35 Eduard Zakharchenko L 186 cm 84 kg (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 24)   Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák
Defencemen
6 Volodymyr Aleksyuk L 181 cm 83 kg (1987-06-22) 22 June 1987 (age 32)   Donbass Donetsk
2 Vitali Andreikiv L 180 cm 88 kg (1996-01-03) 3 January 1996 (age 23)   HK Kremenchuk
21 Denys Isayenko L 175 cm 90 kg (1980-03-17) 17 March 1980 (age 39)   HK Kremenchuk
26 Denys Petrukhno L 190 cm 93 kg (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 30)   Donbass Donetsk
14 Igor Merezhko L 180 cm 82 kg (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 21)   Lethbridge Hurricanes
23 Volodymyr Romanenko L 189 cm 95 kg (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 27)   HK Kremenchuk
4 Vsevold Tolstushko L 178 cm 80 kg (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 26)   Donbass Donetsk
5 Kyrylo Zhovnir L 193 cm 101 kg (1995-03-07) 7 March 1995 (age 24)   HK Kremenchuk
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
15 Sergiy Babynets L 184 cm 80 kg (1987-09-05) 5 September 1987 (age 32)   MHK Humenne
24 Roman Blagy R 190 cm 100 kg (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 32)   Saryarka Karagandy
25 Artem Bondaryev L 181 cm 92 kg (1983-01-12) 12 January 1983 (age 36)   Steaua București
19 Alexander Peresunko R 179 cm 82 kg (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 19)   Boston Jr. Bruins
11 Vladyslav Gavryk R 193 cm 100 kg (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 28)   HK Dukla Michalovce
22 Artem Gnidenko R 177 cm 82 kg (1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 39)   HK Generals Kiev
9 Georgi Kicha R 175 cm 78 kg (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 29)   HC Prešov Penguins
8 Andri Mikhnov L 200 cm 98 kg (1983-11-26) 26 November 1983 (age 36)   GKS Tychy
20 Yuri Petrangovsky L 187 cm 89 kg (1994-12-09) 9 December 1994 (age 24)   HK Kremenchuk
7 Oleg Shafarenko L 184 cm 80 kg (1981-10-31) 31 October 1981 (age 38)   Yunost Minsk
3 Yevgen Tymchenko L 185 cm 85 kg (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 23)   HK Generals Kiev
10 Viktor Zakharov L 195 cm 90 kg (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 25)   Donbass Donetsk

CoachesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 Ranking (May)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2016 World Championships Division 1B Team Ukraine Roster. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

External linksEdit