Yugoslavia national ice hockey team

The Yugoslav national ice hockey team was the national men's ice hockey in the former republic of Yugoslavia. They competed in five Olympic Games competitions. This article discusses the team that represented the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and its predecessors, but not the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. For the FRY, please see the Serbia and Montenegro men's national ice hockey team. The team was largely composed of players from Slovenia: throughout its existence 91% of all players on the national team were Slovene, and the entire roster for the team at the 1984 Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo were from Slovenia.[1]

Yugoslavia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationIce Hockey Federation of Yugoslavia
Most gamesEdo Hafner (203)
Most pointsZvone Šuvak (202)
IIHF codeYUG
First international
 Romania 0 – 1 Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; January 30, 1934)
Last international
 Austria 14 – 0 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Klagenfurt, Austria; April 12, 1992)
Biggest win
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 28 – 1 Belgium 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; March 28, 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 24 – 0 Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(Zürich, Switzerland; February 3, 1939)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances29 (first in 1939)
Best result8th (1974)
IIHF European Championships and World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1939)
Best result7th (1968)
Olympics
Appearances5 (first in 1964)

Olympic recordEdit

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
  1964 Innsbruck 8 3 1 4 30 51 ? ? Consolation Round 14th
  1968 Grenoble 6 5 0 1 35 20 ? ? Consolation Round 9th
  1972 Sapporo 5 0 1 4 10 25 ? ? Consolation Round 11th
  1976 Innsbruck 6 3 0 3 26 27 ? ? Consolation Round 10th
  1980 Lake Placid Did not qualify, took part in Thayer Tutt Trophy.
  1984 Sarajevo 5 1 0 4 8 37 Štefan Seme ? First Round 11th

Thayer Tutt Trophy recordEdit

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
  1980 Ljubljana 9 2 3 4 32 19 ? ? Championship Round  
  1984 Briançon, Gap, Grenoble, and Villard-de-Lans Did not participate, hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.
  1988 Eindhoven and Tilburg 6 3 1 2 25 22 ? ? 5th Place Game 5th

World Championship recordEdit

  • 1939 - 13th place
  • 1951 - 6th place in Pool B
  • 1955 - 5th place in Pool B
  • 1961 - 3rd place in Pool C
  • 1963 - 5th place in Pool B
  • 1965 - 7th place in Pool B
  • 1966 - 3rd place in Pool B
  • 1967 - 4th place in Pool B
  • 1969 - 3rd place in Pool B
  • 1970 - 4th place in Pool B
  • 1971 - 5th place in Pool B
  • 1972 - 6th place in Pool B
  • 1973 - 3rd place in Pool B
  • 1974 - 2nd place in Pool B
  • 1975 - 4th place in Pool B
  • 1976 - 5th place in Pool B
  • 1977 - 7th place in Pool B
  • 1978 - 8th place in Pool B
  • 1979 - 1st place in Pool C
  • 1981 - 7th place in Pool B
  • 1982 - 2nd place in Pool C
  • 1983 - 8th place in Pool B
  • 1985 - 2nd place in Pool C
  • 1986 - 7th place in Pool B
  • 1987 - 4th place in Pool C
  • 1989 - 2nd place in Pool C
  • 1990 - 1st place in Pool C
  • 1991 - 6th place in Pool B
  • 1992 - 8th place in Pool B

European Championship recordEdit

  • 1939 - 11th place
  • 1964 - 11th place
  • 1968 - 7th place

Successor teamsEdit

Since the breakup of Yugoslavia, the following successor national teams have competed:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manninen, Henrik (2014-02-04). "A Slovenian send-off". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-13.