South Africa men's national ice hockey team

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South Africa
Shirt badge/Association crest
South Africa uses their national emblem as a badge on their players jerseys.
Association South African Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Flip Kotze
Head coach Bob Mancini
Captain Andre Marais
Most games Alan Verwey (66)
Most points Michael Edwards (70)
IIHF code RSA
IIHF ranking 41 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 37 (2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 42 (first in 2008)
Team colours               
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First international
 Yugoslavia 12–3 South Africa 
(Lausanne, Switzerland; 3 March 1961)
Biggest win
 South Africa 33–1 Armenia 
(Mexico City, Mexico; 7 March 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 32–0 South Africa 
(Bled, Slovenia; 16 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1961)
Best result 19th (1961, 1966)
International record (W–L–T)
44–74–1

The South African men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of South Africa. It has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 25 February 1937. It was the only African-based team in the IIHF until the Namibia national inline hockey team joined in 1998. The South Africa men's team is currently ranked 40th, and the women's team ranked 28th in the IIHF World Rankings.

World Championship record

Year City Country Result
1961 Geneva & Lausanne   Switzerland 5th place in Group C (19th)
1966 Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana & SR Slovenia  Yugoslavia 3rd place in Group C (19th)
1992 Johannesburg  South Africa 2nd place in Group C2 (28th)
1993 Bled  Slovenia 12th place in Group C (32nd)
1994 Barcelona  Spain 8th place in Group C2 (35th)
1995 Johannesburg  South Africa 8th place in Group C2 (37th)
1997 Ankara  Turkey 1st Group E (NR)
1998 Krugersdorp  South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
1999 Krugersdorp  South Africa 5th place in Group D (37th)
2000  Iceland 4th place in Group D (37th)
2001 Majadahonda  Spain 4th place in Division IIA (36th)
2002 Cape Town  South Africa 5th place in Division II Group A (37th)
2003 Seoul  South Korea 5th place in Division II Group A (38th)
2004 Elektrenai  Lithuania 6th place in Division II Group B (40th)
2005 Mexico City  Mexico Silver in Division III (42nd)
2006 Sofia  Bulgaria 6th place in Division II Group A (40th)
2007 Dundalk  Ireland 4th place in Division III (44th)
2008 Luxembourg City  Luxembourg Silver in Division III (42nd)
2009 Sofia  Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (40th)
2010 Yerevan  Armenia Bronze in Division III Group B (44th)
2011 Cape Town  South Africa Silver in Division III (42nd)
2012 Sofia  Bulgaria 6th in Division II Group B (39th)
2013 Cape Town  South Africa Gold in Division III (41st)
2014 Jaca  Spain 5th in Division II Group B (39th)
Pos. No. Player Team
GK 20 Lucian Lorenzo 01.03.1979 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
GK 1 Jack Nebe 29.09.1994 South Africa Cape Town Storm
D 19 Joshua Reinecke 20.07.1987 Canada Toronto Garrys
D 18 Jason Gonsalves 04.09.1992 South Africa Pretoria Capitals
D 14 David Watson 30.04.1983 South Africa Scorpions Johannesburg
D 13 Robin Forsythe 18.01.1981 Australia Melbourne Mustangs
D 12 Andre Marais 13.08.1981 South Africa Pretoria Warriors
D 10 Christopher Reeves 14.05.1989 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
D 7 Luke Stringer 12.12.1995 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
F 6 Macky Reinecke 20.07.1981 Canada Toronto Garrys
F 9 Marc Giot 23.07.1981 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
F 5 Deen Magmoed 02.05.1990 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
F 15 Cameron Birrell 13.08.1990 United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
F 16 Cai Nebe 21.12.1992 South Africa Cape Town Storm
F 17 Luke Carelse 19.07.1993 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
F 4 Jack Valadas 15.01.1985 South Africa Wildcats Johannesburg
F 2 Wesley Krotz 31.08.1995 South Africa Cape Town Penguins
F 21 Xander Botha 06.10.1994 South Africa Pretoria Capitals
F 22 Zayn du Plessis 12.07.1979 South Africa Johannesburg Vipers
F 24 Uthman Samaai 14.05.1993 United States Nazareth College Rochester

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