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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
The crescent moon and a star as seen on the Turkish flag is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Turkish Ice Hockey Federation
GM United States William Schneider
Head coach Slovenia Andrej Brodnik
Most games Serkan Mustafa Yapıcılar (50)
Most points Serkan Mustafa Yapıcılar (69)
IIHF ranking 41
Turkey national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Greece 15 - 3 Turkey 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; March 21, 1992)
Biggest win
 Turkey 11 - 1 Armenia 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; March 21, 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 38 - 0 Turkey 
((Johannesburg, South Africa; March 27, 1992)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 15 (first in 1992)
International record (W-L-T)
12-49-1


The Turkish men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Turkey, and is controlled by the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF), a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It is currently ranked 41st in the IIHF's 2008 world final ranking list.

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History

Turkey debuted in 2002 at the World Championships ranking last (6th) in the Division II Group A played in Cape Town, South Africa between March 31 and April 6.

The national team placed last (3rd) place at the next championships in Division III in Auckland, New Zealand April 3–6, 2003.

Turkey finished in 2nd place in the 2004 Division III World Championships held March 16–21 in Reykjavík, Iceland, thereby earning promotion to Division II for 2005 championships.

However, a last place in Division II Group A played April 10–16, 2005 in Zagreb, Croatia relegated them back to Division III in 2006.

Turkey's national team was again promoted to Division II after finishing 2nd in the Division III Group A at the 2006 World Ice Hockey Championships held April 24–29 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Turkey competed in the Division II Group A at the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships tournament held in Zagreb, Croatia from April 11 through April 17, 2007, where they once again finished last to be demoted back to division III.

The national team placed 4th at the 2008 IIHF World Championship - Division III held from March 31 – April 4, 2008 in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

The national team's head coach is James MacEachern from Canada. His assistant is Tarık Göçmen.[1]

2009 World Championship roster

Team members selected to take part at the 2009 IIHF Division III World Championship.[2]

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Division III roster [3]

  • Head coach: Slovenia Andrej Brodnik
Pos. No. Player Team
GK 1 Baris Ucele Turkey Ankara B.B
GK 3 Eray Atali Turkey Kocaeli B.B
D 4 Calip Hamarat Turkey Polis Akademisi
D 9 Gokhun Ozturk Turkey Kocaeli B.B
D 16 Gurkan Cetinkaya Turkey Kocaeli B.B
D 17 Volkan Toptaner Germany Frankfurt Young Lions
D 18 Cuneyt Baykan Turkey Kocaeli B.B
D 23 Niyazi Karabulut Turkey Ankara University S.K.
D 24 Berat Aktepe Turkey Ankara Emniyet
D 25 Gokturk Tasdemir Turkey Baskent Yildizlari
F 6 Yusuf Halil Turkey Kocaeli B.B
F 7 Emrah Ozmen Turkey Polis Akademisi
F 8 Batin Kosemen Turkey Izmit Sirintepe
F 10 Serkan Gumus Turkey Kocaeli B.B
F 11 Yavuz Karakoc Turkey Kocaeli B.B
F 12 Serkan Yapicilar Turkey Baskent Yildizlari
F 15 Egeman Tasboga Turkey Polis Akademisi
F 19 Mert Tahmazoglu Turkey Polis Akademisi
F 21 Alpar Solak Turkey Polis Akademisi
F 22 Baris Bagcilar Turkey Polis Akademisi

Past roster

# Player Club
Goaltenders
1 Levent Özbaydoğan Turkey Polis Akademisi
25 Barış Uçele Turkey Ankara B.B.
Defencemen
5 Galip Hamarat Turkey Polis Akademisi
12 Deniz İnce Turkey İstanbul Paten
16 Gürkan Çetinkaya Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
20 Cihan Kahraman Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
22 Cengiz Akyıldız Turkey İstanbul Paten
23 Melih Öztürk Turkey Polis Akademisi
Forwards
4 Oktay Yavuzarslan Turkey Başkent Yıldızları
6 Onur Eroğlu Turkey Polis Akademisi
7 Yavuz Karakoç Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
8 Mustafa Yapıcılar Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
9 Yücel Çıtak Turkey Ankara B.B.
11 Ufuk Güçlü Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
14 Caner Baykan Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
15 Emrah Özmen Turkey Polis Akademisi
17 Çağrı Karabulut Turkey Ankara TED
18 Erdoğan Coşkun Turkey Kocaeli B.B.
19 Egemen Taşboğa Turkey Polis Akademisi
21 Alper Solak Turkey Başkent Yıldızları

Notable players

Cengiz Çıplak (25) is regarded as the most talented Turkish player. He was awarded the MVP crown as best forward in Division II Group A at the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships although skating for the team that relegated. He received the same trophy at World Championship 2004. At the World Championship Division 3 in Iceland he was the torunaments topscorer. Çıplak learned his hockey in Edmonton and played in lower North American leagues, such as in the QMJHL as junior[4]. Within the 16 years of history of Turkish national ice hockey team, 25 goals in 18 games of Cengiz Çıplak makes him the highest goalscorer of all times[5]. Also he holds the record for the highest scorer in one game which he scored five goals in the game between Luxembourg and Turkey[4].

All-time Record against other nations

As of May 25, 2009

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Greece 6 3 0 3 28 35
 Armenia 2 2 0 0 19 4
 Luxembourg 6 2 0 4 32 33
 Ireland 3 2 1 0 16 7
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 11 3
 Mexico 2 1 0 1 5 7
 New Zealand 6 1 0 5 21 44
 Serbia 1 0 0 1 4 6
 North Korea 1 0 0 1 2 8
 South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 14
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 0 24
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 4 22
 Spain 2 0 0 2 2 48
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 5 40
 Iceland 4 0 0 4 7 29
 Australia 4 0 0 4 2 65
 Croatia 4 0 0 4 3 99
 Israel 5 0 0 5 5 53
 South Africa 7 0 0 7 9 89

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