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Latvia men's national ice hockey team

Latvia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Latvian Ice Hockey Federation
Assistants Juris Klodans
Kārlis Zirnis
Captain Kaspars Daugaviņš
Most games Rodrigo Laviņš (230)
Top scorer Leonīds Tambijevs (66)
Most points Leonīds Tambijevs (150)
Home stadium Arena Riga
IIHF code LAT
IIHF ranking 10 1
Highest IIHF ranking 9 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2010)
Team colors               
First international
 Latvia 3–0 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 27 February 1932)[1]
Biggest win
 Latvia 32–0 Israel 
(Bled, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Canada 14–0 Latvia 
(Davos, Switzerland; 20 January 1935)[1]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 25 (first in 1933)
Best result 7th (1997, 2004, 2009)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances 1
Best result 8th (1932)
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
191–157–36

The Latvian men's national ice hockey team represents Latvia in international ice hockey. The team is currently ranked 10th in the world by IIHF as of 2015. The team is controlled by the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation. Their best ever finish at the World Championships was 7th place in 1997, 2004 and 2009. In 2014 World Championship team finished 11th. Latvia reached quarterfinals at the 2014 Winter Olympics losing 1–2 to Canada. Latvia has 4,271 players (0.21% of its population).

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Tournament record 2
    • Olympic Games 2.1
    • World Championship 2.2
    • European Championship 2.3
  • Team 3
    • Current roster 3.1
    • Coaching history 3.2
    • Current top players 3.3
      • Former and current players in NHL 3.3.1
      • NHL Drafts 3.3.2
    • Former notable players 3.4
      • IIHF Hall-of-Famers 3.4.1
      • Retired jerseys 3.4.2
    • Notable players 3.5
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Overview

Rank Olympics World Championships European Championships
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th 1997, 2004, 2009
8th 2014 2000 1932
9th 2002 1998, 2003, 2005
10th 1933, 1938, 1939, 2006, 2012
11th 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
12th 2006, 2010
13th 1936 1935, 1996 (1.B)↑, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2015
14th 1994 (2.B), 1995 (2.B)
15th
16th
↑: promoted, ↓: relegated, (3.B): (rank.pool)

Tournament record

Olympic Games

Games GP W L T GF GA Coach Captain Finish
1936 Garmisch- Partenkirchen 3 0 3 0 3 27 ? ? Finished tied in 13th place
2002 Salt Lake City 3 1 1 1 11 12 Curt Lindström Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in 9th place
2006 Turin 5 0 4 1 11 29 Leonīds Beresņevs Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in 12th place
2010 Vancouver 3 0 3 0 4 19 Oļegs Znaroks Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in 12th place
2014 Sochi 5 1 4 0 9 13 Ted Nolan Sandis Ozoliņš Finished in 8th place

World Championship

Championships GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish
1930 Chamonix/Vienna/Berlin Did not participate
1931 Krynica-Zdrój
1933 Prague 4 1 0 3 3 9 ? ? Finished in 10th place
1934 Milan Did not participate
1935 Davos 5 1 0 4 11 25 ? ? Finished in 13th place
1937 London Did not participate
1938 Prague 4 1 0 3 4 8 ? ? Finished tied in 10th place
1939 Zürich/Basel 3 1 0 2 6 21 ? ? Finished in 10th place
World Championships not held from 1940–1946 during World War II
Did not participate from 1947–1992. Latvia was part of USSR
1993 Bled/Ljubljan (Group C) 7 6 1 0 101 9 Helmuts Balderis ? Finished in the 21st place (Won "Group C")
1994 Copenhagen/Aalborg (Group B) 7 6 0 1 61 9 Helmuts Balderis ? Finished in the 14th place (2nd in "Group B")
1995 Bratislava (Group B) 7 6 0 1 65 16 Ēvalds Grabovskis ? Finished in the 14th place (2nd in "Group B")
1996 Eindhoven (Group B) 7 6 1 0 41 16 Leonīds Beresņevs ? Finished in the 13th place (Won "Group B")
1997 Helsinki/Tampere/Turku 8 4 2 2 37 23 Leonīds Beresņevs Normunds Sējējs Finished in the 7th place
1998 Zürich/Basel 6 3 1 2 21 18 Leonīds Beresņevs Oļegs Znaroks Finished in the 9th place
1999 Oslo/Hamar/Lillehammer 6 2 0 4 24 22 Leonīds Beresņevs Oļegs Znaroks Finished in the 11th place
2000 Saint Petersburg 7 3 1 3 15 17 Haralds Vasiļjevs Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in the 8th place
2001 Nuremberg/Cologne/Hanover 6 3 1 2 19 13 Haralds Vasiļjevs Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in the 13th place
2002 Gothenburg/Karlstad/Jönköping 6 1 0 5 11 18 Curt Lindström ? Finished in the 11th place
2003 Helsinki/Tampere/Turku 6 3 0 3 14 16 Curt Lindström Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in the 9th place
2004 Prague/Ostrava 7 2 2 3 12 14 Curt Lindström Sergejs Žoltoks Finished in the 7th place
2005 Vienna/Innsbruck 6 2 1 3 10 21 Leonīds Beresņevs Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in the 9th place
2006 Riga 6 2 1 3 12 24 Petr Vorobiev Aleksandrs Semjonovs Finished in the 10th place
Championships GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish
2007 Moscow 6 2 0 1 3 20 22 Oļegs Znaroks Rodrigo Laviņš Finished in the 13th place
2008 Halifax/Quebec City 6 2 0 0 4 11 19 Oļegs Znaroks Rodrigo Laviņš Finished in the 11th place
2009 Bern/Kloten 7 2 2 0 3 15 23 Oļegs Znaroks Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in the 7th place
2010 Cologne/Mannheim/Gelsenkirchen 6 2 0 0 4 15 18 Oļegs Znaroks Herberts Vasiļjevs Finished in the 11th place
2011 Bratislava/Košice 6 2 0 2 2 18 19 Oļegs Znaroks Herberts Vasiļjevs Finished in the 13th place
2012 Helsinki/Stockholm 7 2 0 0 5 11 19 Ted Nolan Jānis Sprukts Finished in the 10th place
2013 Stockholm/Helsinki 7 2 0 1 4 14 25 Ted Nolan Lauris Dārziņš Finished in the 11th place
2014 Minsk 7 3 0 0 4 20 24 Ted Nolan Herberts Vasiļjevs Finished in the 11th place
2015 Prague/Ostrava 7 0 2 1 4 11 25 Aleksandrs Beļavskis Kaspars Daugaviņš Finished in the 13th place

European Championship

  • 1932 – Finished in 8th place

Team

Current roster

The roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[2] [3]

Head coach: Aleksandrs Beļavskis

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Kalniņš, JānisJānis Kalniņš 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1991-12-13)13 December 1991 (aged 23) DAB-Docler
3 D Širokovs, MaksimsMaksims Širokovs 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1982-12-13)13 December 1982 (aged 32) Red Ice
4 D Andersons, JānisJānis Andersons 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1986-10-07)7 October 1986 (aged 28) Dukla Trenčín
5 F Sprukts, JānisJānis SpruktsA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1982-01-31)31 January 1982 (aged 33) Fribourg-Gottéron
9 D Rēdlihs, KrišjānisKrišjānis Rēdlihs 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1981-01-15)15 January 1981 (aged 34) Dinamo Riga
10 F Dārziņš, LaurisLauris DārziņšA 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1985-01-28)28 January 1985 (aged 30) Dinamo Riga
11 D Sotnieks, KristapsKristaps Sotnieks 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1987-01-29)29 January 1987 (aged 28) Dinamo Riga
13 D Galviņš, GuntisGuntis Galviņš 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1986-01-25)25 January 1986 (aged 29) Dinamo Rīga
16 F Daugaviņš, KasparsKaspars DaugaviņšC 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 26) Dynamo Moscow
17 F Saulietis, KasparsKaspars Saulietis 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1987-06-12)12 June 1987 (aged 27) Dinamo Riga
18 F Ābols, RodrigoRodrigo Ābols 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1996-01-05)5 January 1996 (aged 19) HK Rīga
21 F Bērziņš, ArmandsArmands Bērziņš 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 31) Pustertal Wölfe
22 D Jass, MārisMāris Jass 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 30) Orli Znojmo
23 D Jerofejevs, AleksandrsAleksandrs Jerofejevs 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1984-04-12)12 April 1984 (aged 31) Dinamo Riga
24 F Rēdlihs, MiķelisMiķelis Rēdlihs 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1984-07-01)1 July 1984 (aged 30) Dinamo Riga
25 F Džeriņš, AndrisAndris Džeriņš 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1988-02-14)14 February 1988 (aged 27) Dinamo Riga
31 G Masaļskis, EdgarsEdgars Masaļskis 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1980-03-31)31 March 1980 (aged 35) Ambrì-Piotta
33 G Muštukovs, ErvīnsErvīns Muštukovs 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1984-04-07)7 April 1984 (aged 31) Aalborg Pirates
44 D Cibuļskis, OskarsOskars Cibuļskis 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-04-09)9 April 1988 (aged 27) Dinamo Riga
47 F Cipulis, MārtiņšMārtiņš Cipulis 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1980-11-29)29 November 1980 (aged 34) Dinamo Riga
59 F Bajaruns, LaurisLauris Bajaruns 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1989-03-31)31 March 1989 (aged 26) Nordsjælland Cobras
70 F Indrašis, MiksMiks Indrašis 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1990-09-30)30 September 1990 (aged 24) Dinamo Riga
71 F Bukarts, RobertsRoberts Bukarts 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1990-06-27)27 June 1990 (aged 24) Dinamo Riga
73 F Skvorcovs, GunārsGunārs Skvorcovs 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1990-01-13)13 January 1990 (aged 25) Dinamo Riga
90 F Jass, KobaKoba Jass 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1990-05-01)1 May 1990 (aged 25) Bílí Tygři Liberec

Coaching history

Coach GP W T L GD P-ts
1992—1994 Helmuts Balderis 34 25 2 7 256:86 52
1994 Mihails Beskašnovs 2 0 0 2 3:6 0
1995 Ēvalds Grabovskis 11 9 0 2 79:25 18
1996—1999 Leonīds Beresņevs 56 36 7 13 275:143 79
1999—2001 Haralds Vasiļjevs 32 12 8 12 81:76 32
2001—2004 Curt Lindström 65 32 8 25 202:161 72
2004—2006 Leonīds Beresņevs 32 25 3 14 112:113 53
2006 Petr Vorobiev 11 4 1 6 25:35 9
2006—2011 Oļegs Znaroks
2011—2014 Ted Nolan
2014-2015 Aleksandrs Beļavskis

Current top players

Former and current players in NHL

Players from Latvia who have played in the NHL
Year Name Position Team
1989–1990 Helmuts Balderis Right winger Minnesota North Stars
1991–1996
1996–1997
1997–1998
1998–2004
Arturs Irbe Goaltender San Jose Sharks
Dallas Stars
Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricanes
1992–1995
1995–1996
2000–2002
2002–2003
2002–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
Sandis Ozolinš Defenseman San Jose Sharks
Colorado Avalanche
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
1992–1994
1995–1996
Grigorijs Pantelejevs Left winger Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
1992–1995
1996–1998
1998–2000
2000–2001
2001–2003
2003–2004
Sergejs Žoltoks Centre Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
1993–1994 Harijs Vītoliņš Centre Winnipeg Jets
1993–1994 Aleksandrs Kerčs Left winger Edmonton Oilers
1997–2000
2000–2001
2000–2001
2001–2003
Pēteris Skudra Goaltender Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins
Vancouver Canucks
1998–1999 Viktors Ignatjevs Defenseman Pittsburgh Penguins
1998–2003
2003–2007
2007–2009
2009–2011
Kārlis Skrastiņš Defenseman Nashville Predators
Colorado Avalanche
Florida Panthers
Dallas Stars
1998–1999
1999–2001
2001–2002
Herberts Vasiļjevs Right winger Florida Panthers
Atlanta Thrashers
Vancouver Canucks
1999–2001 Kaspars Astašenko Defenseman Tampa Bay Lightning
2005–2006
2006–2010
2010–2012
Raitis Ivanāns Left winger Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
Calgary Flames
2006–2007
2008–2009
Jānis Sprukts Centre Florida Panthers
2008–2009 Mārtiņš Karsums Forward Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning
2009–2011 Oskars Bārtulis Defenseman Philadelphia Flyers
2009–2012
2012–2013
Kaspars Daugaviņš Left winger Ottawa Senators
Boston Bruins
2009–2011
2011–2012
Artūrs Kulda Defenseman Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
2013– Zemgus Girgensons Forward Buffalo Sabres
2013– Kristers Gudļevskis Goaltender Tampa Bay Lightning
2015– Ronalds Ķēniņš Forward Vancouver Canucks

NHL Drafts

Players from Latvia to be drafted in the NHL
Year Name Overall Team
1975 Viktors Hatuļevs 160th overall Philadelphia Flyers
1988
1993
Harijs Vītoliņš 188th overall
228th overall
Montreal Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets
1989 Arturs Irbe 196th overall Minnesota North Stars
1989 Helmuts Balderis 238th overall Minnesota North Stars
1991 Sandis Ozolinš 30th overall San Jose Sharks
1992 Sergejs Žoltoks 55th overall Boston Bruins
1992 Grigorijs Pantelejevs 136th overall Boston Bruins
1992 Viktors Ignatjevs 243rd overall San Jose Sharks
1993 Aleksandrs Kercs 60th overall Edmonton Oilers
1997 Aleksandrs Andrejevs 207th overall Phoenix Coyotes
1998 Kārlis Skrastinš 230th overall Nashville Predators
1999 Kaspars Astašenko 127th overall Tampa Bay Lightning
1999 Georgijs Pujacs 264th overall Boston Bruins
2000 Agris Saviels 63rd overall Colorado Avalanche
2000 Jānis Sprukts 234th overall Florida Panthers
2001 Juris Štāls 269th overall New York Rangers
2002 Jēkabs Rēdlihs 119th overall Columbus Blue Jackets
2002 Krišjānis Rēdlihs 154th overall New Jersey Devils
2002 Armands Bērziņš 155th overall Minnesota Wild
2003 Raimonds Danilics 255th overall Tampa Bay Lightning
2003 Lauris Dārziņš 268th overall Nashville Predators
2004 Mārtiņš Karsums 64th overall Boston Bruins
2005 Oskars Bārtulis 91st overall Philadelphia Flyers
2006 Kaspars Daugaviņš 91st overall Ottawa Senators
2006 Artūrs Kulda 200th overall Atlanta Thrashers
2010 Kristiāns Pelšs 181st overall Edmonton Oilers
2012 Zemgus Girgensons 14th overall Buffalo Sabres
2012 Teodors Blugers 52nd overall Pittsburgh Penguins
2013 Kristers Gudlevskis 124th overall Tampa Bay Lightning
2014 Elvis Merzļikins 76th overall Columbus Blue Jackets
2014 Edgars Kulda 193th overall Arizona Coyotes
2015 Mārtiņš Dzierkals 68th overall Toronto Maple Leafs
2015 Kārlis Čukste 130th overall San Jose Sharks
2015 Rūdolfs Balcers 142nd overall San Jose Sharks

Former notable players

IIHF Hall-of-Famers

Retired jerseys

Notable players

References

  1. ^ a b c Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.
  2. ^ "Beļavskis nosauc sastāvu PČ Prāgā". lhf.lv. 2015-04-27. 
  3. ^ 2015 Roster

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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