Romania men's national ice hockey team

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Romania
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of arms of Romania is used as the badge on the team jerseys
Nickname(s) Tricolori (Three Colors)
Association Romanian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Tom Skinner
Assistants Elöd Antal
Victor Corduban
Captain Szabolcs Szocs
Most games Dezideriu Varga (108)
Most points Doru Tureanu (113)
IIHF code ROU
IIHF ranking 27 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 26 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 28 (first in 2009)
Team colours                    
First international
 United States 15–0 Romania 
(Krynica, Poland; February 1, 1931)
Biggest win
 Romania 52–1 New Zealand 
(Geel or Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium; March 19, 1989)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 23–1 Romania 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; February 17, 1947)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 51 (first in 1931)
Best result 6th (1947)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1964)
International record (W–L–T)
282–319–48

The Romanian men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of Romania, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are currently ranked 28th in the 2010 IIHF World Rankings and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division I. They have competed in four Olympic ice hockey competitions.

The Romanians were the winners of the World Championship Division II (Group A) in the 2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships and were promoted to Division I.1

Olympic competition

Romania started Olympic hockey in 1964 in the B division. In the tournament, the team finished 12th out of 16 teams and managed 3 wins against Austria, Italy, and Hungary also with a tie against Yugoslavia. In 1968, Romania lost its qualification match against West Germany 7-0 and was forced to compete in the B division again. In the first two games, Romania beat Austria 3-2 and the Host, France 7-3. They lost their next three games and finished 12th out of 14 in the standings. After skipping the 1972 competition, Romania returned for the 1976 tournament. This time Romania played Poland in the Qualification round and lost 7-4, keeping them in the B division once again. However, Romania battled back and won 4 of 5 games with only one loss against Yugoslavia, still winning the division. The team finished 7th out of 12. In 1980, Romania was able to play with the top teams and was put into the Blue Division group, along with tough opponents such as Sweden, Czechoslovakia, and USA. In the first game Romania was down 4-2 to West Germany, but managed to score 4 goals to beat the former bronze medallists 6-4. In their next game Romania got shut out by Sweden 8-0. The Swedes scored 3 goals in the first period which left Romania out of it. After a lopsided loss to Czechoslovakia (7-2) the team then took on USA. The US jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and added two more to it to lead 4-1 after two periods. Unlike other teams that the US had faced, the Romanians fought strong in the third period, despite being outshot 15-3, and scored a goal. The final score was 7-2. Romania played Norway for their final game, who had lost all four of their past games and had no chance to advance to the Medal Round. Romania fell behind less than a minute into the game, but stormed back to take the lead 3-1 in the third period. The Norwegian team battled back though, and scored once with a minute and a half left to play, and scored once more to tie it with only 29 seconds left. This tie still gave Romania one point but they had been hoping for a win. They finished the tournament with a 1-3-1 record, and were ranked 8th out of 12, just beating the Netherlands, West Germany, Norway, and Japan. This was the last time that the Romanians competed in the Olympic tournaments.

World Championship 20132

Pos. No. Player Team
GK 1 Adrian Catrinoi Cornea 11.05.1979 Romania Steaua Bucharest
GK 29 Gellért Ruczuj 25.02.1991 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
D 8 István Zoltán Nagy 15.05.1981 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
D 13 Attila Góga 26.12.1981 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
D 22 Evgeny Pisarenko 12.04.1980 Romania Steaua Bucharest
D 18 Endre Kósa 18.02.1975 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
D 4 Huba Bors 15.11.1994 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
D 3 Szabolcs Papp 30.06.1982 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 5 Levente Péter 25.04.1986 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 15 Botond Flinta 04.10.1987 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 11 Csanád Virág 27.12.1988 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 19 Tihamér Becze 20.12.1990 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 20 Roberto Gliga 24.04.1993 Austria EC Red Bull Salzburg
F 17 Zsombor Antal 07.03.1985 Romania ASC Corona 2010 Braşov
F 16 Magor Tivadar Petres 08.02.1985 Romania ASC Corona 2010 Braşov
F 12 Leonard Pascaru 6.4.1991 Romania Steaua Bucharest
F 23 Ervin Moldovan 05.02.1978 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 7 Zsolt Molnár 06.08.1987 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 17 Zsombor Antal 7.3.1985 Romania ASC Corona 2010 Braşov
F 24 Szabolcs Szőcs 01.03.1980 Romania HSC Csíkszereda
F 21 Ede Mihály 11.01.1986 Romania HSC Csíkszereda

World Championship Record

  • 1931 – 10th place
  • 1933 – 9th place
  • 1934 – 10th place
  • 1935 - 11th place
  • 1937 - 10th place
  • 1938 - 13th place
  • 1939 - Did not participate
  • 1947 - 7th place
  • 1949-1958 – Did not participate
  • 1959 – 13th place (1st in Pool B)
  • 1961 - 15th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1962 - Did not participate
  • 1963 - 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1965 – Did not participate
  • 1966 – 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1967 - 10th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1969 - 12th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1970 - 13th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1971 - 15th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1972 - 10th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1973 - 10th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1974 - 12th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1975 - 11th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1976 - 9th place (1st in Pool B)
  • 1977 - 8th place
  • 1978 - 12th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1979 - 11th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1981 - 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1982 - 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1983 - 15th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1985 - 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1986 - 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1987 - 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1989 - 26th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1990 - 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1991 - 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1992 - 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1993 - 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1994 - 19th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1995 - 20th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1996 - 26th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1997 - 25th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1998 - 26th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1999 - 26th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 2000 - 30th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 2001 - 29th place (1st in Division II, Group B)
  • 2002 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 - 26th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2005 - 27th place (6th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2006 - 29th place (1st in Division II, Group A)
  • 2007 - 27th place (6th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 - 29th place (1st in Division II, Group A)
  • 2009 - 28th place (6th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 - 31st place (2nd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2011 - 29th place (1st in Division II, Group B)
  • 2012 - 26th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2013 - 26th place (4th in Division I, Group B)

Winter Universiade

  • 1966 - 2nd place (Silver medal)
  • 1983 - 3rd place (Bronze medal)

References

  1. ^ [1] Romania promoted to Division I. IIHF. Retrieved Apr. 16, 2008.
  2. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/192/IHM1920ROU_33_3_0.pdf

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