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South Africa men's national ice hockey team

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 ranking 40 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 37 (2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 42 (2008, 2010–2011)
Team colors               
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)

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 Ashley Bock (20 August 1987) Johannesburg Wildcats
GK 1 Jack Nebe (29 September 1994) Cape Town Storm
D 5 Deen Magmoed (2 May 1990) Cape Town Penguins
D 19 Jason Gonsalves (4 September 1992) Pretoria Capitals
D 14 David Watson (30 April 1983) Kempton Park Scorpions
D 15 Robin Forsyth 18 January 1981 Melbourne Mustangs
D 12 Andre Marais (13 August 1981) Pretoria Warriors
D 21 Christopher Reeves (14 May 1989) Cape Town Penguins
D 11 Ian Ashworth (30 April 1987) Cape Town Penguins
F 23 Callum Bremner (12 October 1994) Johannesburg Wildcats
F 9 Marc Giot (23 July 1981) Cape Town Penguins
F 16 George Lyon (14 June 1984) Pretoria Capitals
F 18 Cameron Birrell (13 August 1990) Pretoria Capitals
F 17 Gareth Miller (18 August 1987) Cape Town Penguins
F 10 Luke Carelse (19 July 1993) Cape Town Penguins
F 4 Jack Valadas (15 January 1985) Wildcats Johannesburg
F 2 Wesley Krotz (31 August 1995) Cape Town Penguins
F 8 Xander Botha (6 October 1994) Pretoria Capitals
F 7 Phillip Woolf (24 March 1980) Aberdeen Lynx
F 6 Christopher Jeavons (4 October 1982) Park City Pioneers
F 24 Uthman Samaai (14 May 1993) Cape Town Penguins

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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