France men's national ice hockey team

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France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace
General Manager Patrick Francheterre
Head coach Dave Henderson
Assistants Pierre Pousse
Captain Laurent Meunier
Most games Denis Perez (297)
Most points Philippe Bozon (170)
IIHF code FRA
IIHF ranking 12 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (first in 2006)
Team colours               
France national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 France 8–1 Bohemia 
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
 France 24–1 North Korea 
(Budapest, Hungary; 15 March 1983)
Biggest defeat
 United States 22–0 France 
(Chamonix, France; 30 January 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 56 (first in 1930)
Best result 6th (1930)
European Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 1923)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (in 1924)
Olympics
Appearances 10 (first in 1920)
International record (W–L–T)
360–474–91

The French men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games. They are currently ranked 14th in the world in the IIHF 2011 world rankings. It is controlled by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace.

Team France finished 13th on 2013 Ice Hockey World Championship, missing the playoffs. Still, due to Antoine Roussel's goal, the team had a historic upset win over Team Russia. Roussel was the only French player representing the NHL in the tournament.

2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Roster

France

Players

Number Position Player Club
18 D Auvitu, YohannYohann Auvitu Finland JYP Jyväskylä
3 D Bachet, VincentVincent Bachet France Gothiques d'Amiens
41 F Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare Sweden Skellefteå AIK
82 D Bertrand, CharlesCharles Bertrand Finland Lukko Rauma
74 F Besch, NicolasNicolas Besch Poland KS Cracovia Kraków
15 F Bozon, TimTim Bozon Canada Kamloops Blazers
80 F Da Costa, TeddyTeddy Da Costa Poland GKS Tychy
24 D Desrosiers, JulienJulien Desrosiers France Dragons de Rouen
9 F Fleury, DamienDamien Fleury Sweden Södertälje SK
71 F Guttig, AnthonyAnthony Guttig Sweden Tranås AIF
84 F Hecquefeuille, KevinKevin Hecquefeuille Sweden Karlskrona HK
55 D Janil, JonathanJonathan Janil France Dragons de Rouen
4 D Manavian, AntoninAntonin Manavian Austria HC TWK Innsbruck
10 F Meunier, LaurentLaurent Meunier Germany Straubing Tigers
90 D Moisand, MaximeMaxime Moisand Denmark Odense IK
28 F Raux, DamienDamien Raux France Scorpions de Mulhouse
25 F Ritz, NicolasNicolas Ritz France Ducs de Dijon
60 F Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel United States Dallas Stars
77 F Treille, SachaSacha Treille Czechoslovakia HC Sparta Praha

Goaltenders

Number Player Club
49 Hardy, FlorianFlorian Hardy France Ducs d'Angers
39 Huet, CristobalCristobal Huet Switzerland Lausanne HC
42 Lhenry, FabriceFabrice Lhenry France Dragons de Rouen

Olympic record

The French team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1920 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1924 – Finished tied for 5th place
  • 1928 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1932 – Did not participate
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 9th place
  • 19481964 – Did not qualify
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place
  • 19721984 – Did not qualify
  • 1988 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

European Championship record

  • 1910 – 1922 – Did not participate
  • 1923 –  Silver
  • 1924 –  Gold
  • 1925 – Did not participate
  • 1926 – 5th place
  • 1927–1929 – Did not participate
  • 1932 – 6th place

World Championship record

See: Ice Hockey World Championships and List of IIHF World Championship medalists
Note: Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.1 World Championship tournaments were not held in the Olympic years of 1980, 1984, and 1988.2
  • 1930 – Finished tied for 6th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1933 – Did not participate
  • 1934 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1938–1949 – Did not participate
  • 1950 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 9th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1952 – Finished in 15th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 8th place (5th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1955–1959 – Did not participate
  • 1961 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1962 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1963 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1964 – Did not participate
  • 1965 – Finished in 17th place (9th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1969 – Did not participate
  • 1970 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1972 – Did not participate
  • 1973 – Finished in 20th place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1974 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 21st place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1978 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1982 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1983 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1985 – Finished in 17th place (1st in the "C" Pool)
  • 1986 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1987 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1989 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2008 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 13th place

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  2. ^ "All Medalists: Men: IIHF World Championships". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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