Latvia men's national ice hockey team: Wikis

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Latvia
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Association Latvian Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Latvia Māris Baldonieks
Head coach GermanyLatvia Oļegs Znaroks, 2006-
Assistants Latvia Harijs Vītoliņš
Latvia Mihails Vasiļonoks
Captain Kārlis Skrastiņš
Most games Aleksandrs Semjonovs (209)[1]
Most points Leonīds Tambijevs (154)[1]
IIHF ranking 10
Highest IIHF ranking 9 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF ranking 11 (2008)
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First international
 Latvia 3 - 0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; February 27, 1932) [2]
Biggest win
 Latvia 32 - 0 Israel 
(Bled, Slovenia; March 15, 1993)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Canada 14 - 0 Latvia 
(Davos, Switzerland; January 20, 1935)[2]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 16 (first in 1933)
Best result 7th (1997, 2004, 2009)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances 1
Best result 8th: 1 - 1932
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
173-136-33


The Latvian men's national ice hockey team is currently ranked 10th in the world by IIHF as of 2008. The team is controlled by the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation. Its current head coach is Oļegs Znaroks. Their best finishes ever at the World Championships were in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2009 where they made it as far as the quarterfinals. Latvia has 4,271 players (0.21% of its population).

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Roster

Roster announced for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

Pos. No. Player 2010 team
G 1 Ervīns Muštukovs Latvia Dinamo Riga
G 30 Sergejs Naumovs Free Agent
G 31 Edgars Masaļskis Latvia Dinamo Riga
D 2 Rodrigo Laviņš Latvia Dinamo Riga
D 3 Arvīds Reķis Germany Grizzly Adams
D 7 Kārlis Skrastiņš - C United States Dallas Stars
D 8 Oskars Bārtulis United States Philadelphia Flyers
D 11 Kristaps Sotnieks Latvia Dinamo Riga
D 13 Guntis Galviņš Latvia Dinamo Riga
D 26 Krišjānis Rēdlihs Latvia Dinamo Riga
D 71 Georgijs Pujacs Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
C 5 Jānis Sprukts Latvia Dinamo Riga
RW 9 Mārtiņš Karsums Latvia Dinamo Riga
W 10 Lauris Dārziņš Latvia Dinamo Riga
LW 12 Herberts Vasiļjevs - A Germany Krefeld Pinguine
LW 16 Kaspars Daugaviņš United States Binghamton Senators
RW 17 Aleksandrs Ņiživijs - A Latvia Dinamo Riga
C 21 Armands Bērziņš Latvia Dinamo Riga
RW 24 Miķelis Rēdlihs Latvia Dinamo Riga
LW 47 Mārtiņš Cipulis Latvia Dinamo Riga
LW 75 Ģirts Ankipāns Latvia Dinamo Riga
LW 87 Gints Meija Latvia Dinamo Riga
C 88 Aleksejs Širokovs Russia Amur Khabarovsk

Coaching history

Olympic Record

  • 1920-1932 - Did not participate
  • 1936 - Finished tied in 13th place
  • 1948-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1994, 1998 - Did not qualify
  • 2002 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2010 - Finished in 12th place

European Championship record

  • 1910-1929 - Did not participate
  • 1932 - Finished in 8th place

World Championship Record

  • 1930-1931 Did not participate
  • 1933 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1934 - Did not participate
  • 1935 - Finished in 13th place
  • 1937 - Did not participate
  • 1938 - Finished tied in 10th place
  • 1939 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1947-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1993 - Won C pool (21st place overall)
  • 1994 - Finished in the second place in B pool (14th place overall)
  • 1995 - Finished in the second place in B pool (14th place overall)
  • 1996 - Won B pool (13th place overall)
  • 1997 - Finished in the 7th place
  • 1998 - Finished in the 9th place
  • 1999 - Finished in the 11th place
  • 2000 - Finished in the 8th place
  • 2001 - Finished in the 13th place
  • 2002 - Finished in the 11th place
  • 2003 - Finished in the 9th place
  • 2004 - Finished in the 7th place
  • 2005 - Finished in the 9th place
  • 2006 - Finished in the 10th place
  • 2007 - Finished in the 13th place
  • 2008 - Finished in the 11th place
  • 2009 - Finished in the 7th place

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Includes Professional ice hockey world championships and the 1998 and 2002 Olympics only.
  2. ^ a b c Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.

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