Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team

Kazakhstan
The Emblem of Kazakhstan is the badge used on the players' jerseys.
Association Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Andrei Skabelka
Assistants Yuri Mikhailis
Oleg Shulayev
Captain Maxim Semyonov
Most games Alexander Koreshkov (78)
Most points Alexander Koreshkov (83)
Team colors               
IIHF code KAZ
Ranking
Current IIHF 18 2
Highest IIHF 11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF 21 (2003)
First international
 Kazakhstan 5–1 Ukraine 
(St. Petersburg, Russia; 14 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Kazakhstan 52–1 Thailand 
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
Biggest defeat
 United States 10–0 Kazakhstan 
(Cologne, Germany; 15 May 2010)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 26 (first in 1993)
Best result 12th (2005)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 6 (first in 1996)
Best result Gold (1996, 1999, 2011, 2017)
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
150–106–14
Medal record
Asian Winter Games
1996 HarbinTeam
1999 KangwonTeam
2011 Astana-AlmatyTeam
2017 SapporoTeam
2003 AomoriTeam
2007 ChangchunTeam

The Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is currently ranked 16th in the world. They have competed at the Winter Olympics twice, in 1998 and 2006. Their head coach is Eduard Zankovets. The national team joined the IIHF in 1992 and first played internationally at the 1993 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.[1]

History

Kazakhstan joined the IIHF in 1992, applying as a separate member with six other former Soviet republics.[2] They played their first IIHF tournament at the 1993 World Championship; as a new member they had to play in Group C, the lowest level. They reached the elite division for the first time in 1998, and have played at the elite level seven times (1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).

The national team has appeared at the Winter Olympics twice, in 1998 and 2006. In their debut in 1998, the Kazakhs were able to win their preliminary group, surprising many, and would finish the tournament in 8th place. They returned for the 2006 Winter Olympics, and finished ninth overall.

The hockey system of Kazakhstan is ranked 12th best in Europe.[3]

The team is the most successful team at the Asian Games, winning it four times, and are the current highest ranked Asian team.

Tournament record

Olympic Games

  • 1998 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 9th place

World Championships

Asian Winter Games

Winter Universiade

  • 1993 – 2nd place
  • 1995 – 1st place
  • 2007 3rd place
  • 2013 2nd place
  • 2015 2nd place
  • 2017 2nd place

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division IA:[4]

Head coach: Eduard Zankovets

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2DRoman Savchenko1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)86 kg (190 lb)July 28, 1988 Barys Astana
4DKevin Dallman1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)90 kg (200 lb)February 26, 1981 Barys Astana
5DAlexander Lipin1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)100 kg (220 lb)December 19, 1985 Barys Astana
6DKirill Polokhov1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)88 kg (194 lb)March 23, 1998 Barys Astana
7DMaxim Semyonov1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)81 kg (179 lb)February 9, 1984 Barys Astana
8FAnton Sagadeyev1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)83 kg (183 lb)September 6, 1993 Saryarka Karagandy
9FNigel Dawes1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)81 kg (179 lb)February 9, 1985 Barys Astana
10FNikita Mikhailis1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)72 kg (159 lb)June 18, 1995 Barys Astana
13FKirill Panyukov1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)82 kg (181 lb)May 22, 1997 Barys Astana
14DArtemi Lakiza1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)82 kg (181 lb)July 2, 1987 Barys Astana
15FMaxim Khudyakov1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)76 kg (168 lb)August 18, 1986 Barys Astana
16FDustin Boyd1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)85 kg (187 lb)July 16, 1986 Barys Astana
18FKonstantin Pushkaryov1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)78 kg (172 lb)February 12, 1985 Barys Astana
19FNikita Ivanov1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)98 kg (216 lb)March 31, 1989 Barys Astana
20GKSergei Kudryvatsev1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)83 kg (183 lb)May 5, 1995 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
21FVladimir Markelov1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)82 kg (181 lb)August 31, 1987 Barys Astana
22FRoman Starchenko1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)82 kg (181 lb)May 12, 1986 Barys Astana
23FIvan Kuchin1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)82 kg (181 lb)August 23, 1988 Barys Astana
24DDmitri Stepanov1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)81 kg (179 lb)April 27, 1990 Beibarys Atyrau
26FMartin St. Pierre1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)84 kg (185 lb)August 11, 1983 Barys Astana
27FBrandon Bochenski1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)86 kg (190 lb)April 4, 1982 Barys Astana
30GKVitali Kolesnik1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)92 kg (203 lb)August 20, 1979 Barys Astana

List of head coaches

References

  1. "KAZ - Kazakhstan". IIHF.com. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. IIHF (2008). "Breakup of old Europe creates a new hockey world". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  3. "Russian league tops first CHL ranking". IIHF.com. 8 March 2007. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2007.
  4. IIHF (2017-04-27). "Kazakhstan Roster" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
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