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Latvia
Association Latvian Ice Hockey Federation
GM Flag of Latvia Māris Baldonieks
Head coach Flag of Germany Oļegs Znaroks, 2006-
Assistants Flag of Latvia Mihails Vasiļonoks
Flag of Latvia Harijs Vītoliņš
Captain Herberts Vasiļjevs
Most games Aleksandrs Semjonovs (209)[1]
Most points Leonīds Tambijevs (154)[1]
IIHF code LAT
IIHF ranking 12
Highest IIHF ranking 9 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF ranking 12 (2010)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3 - 0 Lithuania Flag of Lithuania
(Riga, Latvia; February 27, 1932) [2]
Biggest win
Flag of Latvia Latvia 32 - 0 Israel Flag of Israel
(Bled, Slovenia; March 15, 1993)[2]
Biggest defeat
Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada 14 - 0 Latvia Flag of 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)
180-140-33

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).

2010 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships rosterEdit

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight DOB Team
1 Mārtiņš Raitums L 183 cm 86 kg Apr. 14, 1985 Flag of the United Kingdom Hull Stingrays
30 Edgars Lūsiņš L 174 cm 83 kg Dec. 25, 1984 Flag of Germany Fischtown Pinguins
31 Edgars Masaļskis L 179 cm 79 kg Mar. 31, 1980 Flag of Russia Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight DOB Team
3 Arvīds Reķis L 180 cm 90 kg Jan. 1, 1979 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
11 Kristaps Sotnieks L 183 cm 87 kg Jan. 29, 1987 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
13 Guntis Galviņš L 186 cm 87 kg Jan. 25, 1986 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
14 Jānis Andersons L 187 cm 88 kg Oct. 7, 1986 Flag of the Czech Republic HC Trinec
15 Aleksandrs Jerofejevs L 188 cm 86 kg Apr. 12, 1984 Flag of Russia Metallurg Novokuznetsk
22 Māris Jass L 188 cm 90 kg Jan. 18, 1985 Flag of Slovakia HK Nitra
25 Jēkabs Rēdlihs L 185 cm 86 kg Mar. 29, 1982 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
71 Georgijs Pujacs L 185 cm 95 kg Jun. 11, 1981 Flag of Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight DOB Team
5 Jānis Sprukts L 190 cm 97 kg Jan. 31, 1982 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
6 Juris Štāls L 191 cm 90 kg Apr. 8, 1982 Flag of the United States Quad City Mallards
9 Mārtiņš Karsums R 178 cm 90 kg Feb. 26, 1986 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
10 Lauris Dārziņš R 190 cm 90 kg Jan. 28, 1985 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
12 Herberts Vasiļjevs R 181 cm 80 kg May 23, 1976 Flag of Germany Krefeld Pinguine
16 Kaspars Daugaviņš L 190 cm 90 kg May 18, 1988 Flag of the United States Binghamton Senators
17 Aleksandrs Ņiživijs R 177 cm 77 kg Sep. 16, 1976 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
23 Andris Džeriņš L 185 cm 85 kg Feb. 14, 1988 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
24 Miķelis Rēdlihs L 179 cm 82 kg Jul. 1, 1984 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
27 Sergejs Pečura L 188 cm 92 kg Jun. 14, 1987 Flag of Russia PHC Krylya Sovetov
47 Mārtiņš Cipulis L 180 cm 85 kg Nov. 29, 1980 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga
87 Gints Meija L 183 cm 80 kg Sep. 4, 1987 Flag of Latvia Dinamo Riga

Coaching historyEdit

Olympic RecordEdit

  • 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

European Championship recordEdit

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

World Championship RecordEdit

  • 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

FootnotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Includes Professional ice hockey world championships and the 1998 and 2002 Olympics only.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.


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