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Nickname(s) Risi (The Lynx)
Association Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia
General Manager Slovenia Matjaž Žargi
Head coach United States John Harrington
Assistants Slovenia Andrej Hebar
Canada Dany Gelinas
Most games Tomaž Vnuk: 171
Most points Robert Ciglenečki: 159
IIHF ranking 18
Highest IIHF ranking 15 (2008)
Lowest IIHF ranking 18 (first in 2006)
Slovenia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Austria 1 - 0 Slovenia 
(Klagenfurt, Austria; March 20, 1992)
Biggest win
 Slovenia 29 - 0 South Africa 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; March 15, 1993)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 12 - 0 Slovenia 
(Tampere, Finland; April 28, 2003)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 17 (first in 1993)
Best result 13th (2002, 2005)
International record (W–L–T)
112-116-31


The Slovenian men's national ice hockey team, also known as the Lynx (Slovene: Risi), is currently ranked 17th in the world by IIHF as of the 2009 IIHF World Ranking. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia. Slovenia has only 980 players (0.05% of its population) but has managed to join group A and play among the 16 best teams in the world. Their best ever record is 13th place. Their current coach is John Harrington

Contents

2009 World Championship team

Pos. No. Player DoB (Age) Team
GK 1 Andrej Hočevar November 21, 1984 (1984-11-21) (age 25) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
GK 30 Aleš Sila June 18, 1987 (1987-06-18) (age 22) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
D 3 Žiga Svete April 13, 1985 (1985-04-13) (age 24) Finland Hokki Kajaani
D 4 Andrej Tavželj March 14, 1984 (1984-03-14) (age 25) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
D 5 Mitja Robar January 4, 1983 (1983-01-04) (age 27) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
D 6 Boštjan Groznik July 3, 1982 (1982-07-03) (age 27) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
D 7 Žiga Pavlin April 30, 1985 (1985-04-30) (age 24) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
D 20 Sabahudin Kovačevič February 26, 1986 (1986-02-26) (age 24) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
D 27 Jakob Milovanovič March 18, 1984 (1984-03-18) (age 25) France Briancon Diables Rouges
F 9 Tomaž Razingar April 25, 1979 (1979-04-25) (age 30) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
F 10 Mitja Šivic October 1, 1979 (1979-10-01) (age 30) France Grenoble Bruleurs de Loups
F 12 David Rodman September 10, 1983 (1983-09-10) (age 26) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
F 13 Rok Pajič September 26, 1985 (1985-09-26) (age 24) Sweden Timrå IK
F 14 Matej Hočevar April 30, 1982 (1982-04-30) (age 27) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 15 Egon Murič January 15, 1982 (1982-01-15) (age 28) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 16 Aleš Mušič June 28, 1982 (1982-06-28) (age 27) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 17 Jurij Goličič April 6, 1981 (1981-04-06) (age 28) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 18 Gregor Polončič February 5, 1981 (1981-02-05) (age 29) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
F 19 Žiga Pance January 1, 1989 (1989-01-01) (age 21) Slovenia HDD Tilia Olimpija
F 21 Andrej Hebar September 7, 1984 (1984-09-07) (age 25) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
F 22 Marcel Rodman September 25, 1981 (1981-09-25) (age 28) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice
F 23 Anže Terlikar October 30, 1980 (1980-10-30) (age 29) Slovenia HK Acroni Jesenice

Current top players

Gaber Glavič (front) and Boris Pretnar (back) at 2005 Hockey World Championships.

Coaching history

Olympic Record

  • 1920-2010 - Did not participate

World Championship Record

  • 1930-1992 - Did not participiate
  • 1993 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1994 - Finished in 25th place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1995 - Finished in 27th place (7th in "Pool C")
  • 1996 - Finished in 23rd place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1997 - Finished in 22nd place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1998 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1999 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 2000 - Finished in 23rd place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 2001 - Finished in 17th place (Won "Division I, Group B")
  • 2002 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2003 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 17th place (Won "Division I, Group B")
  • 2005 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 17th place (Won "Division I, Group B")
  • 2008 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in "Division I, Group A")

References

  1. ^ [1] IIHF World Championship, MEN - Slovenia Team Roster. Retrieved May 13, 2009.

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