Great Britain men's national ice hockey team

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Great Britain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Team GB
Association Ice Hockey UK
General Manager Andy Buxton
Head coach Peter Russell
Assistants Adam Keefe
Corey Neilson
Captain Jonathan Phillips
Most games David Longstaff (100)
Most points Tony Hand (100)
Team colors               
IIHF code GBR
Ranking
Current IIHF 22 Increase2
Highest IIHF 21 (first in 2011)
Lowest IIHF 31 (2006)
First international
 Great Britain 3–0 Switzerland  
(Chamonix, France; 23 Januart 1909)
Biggest win
 Great Britain 26–0 New Zealand 
(Geel or Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium; 16 March 1989)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 21–1 Great Britain 
(Barcelona, Spain; 25 March 1979)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 52 (first in 1930)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (1937, 1938)
European Championships
Appearances 3 (first in 1910)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold (1910)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1924)
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold (1936)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1924)
International record (W–L–T)
178–202–36
Great Britain men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1924 France Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1937 Great Britain
Silver medal – second place 1938 Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Switzerland

The British national ice hockey team (also known as Team GB) is the national men's ice hockey team of the United Kingdom. A founding member of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, the team is controlled by Ice Hockey UK.[1]

The team was a force on the international scene in the early 20th century, winning the first ever IIHF European Championship in 1910, finishing as bronze medalists at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, and becoming Olympic champions in 1936 in Germany.[2] The gold-medal winning Olympic team was composed primarily of dual-national British-Canadians, many of whom having learned and played the game in Canada.[3][4]

However, since then the national team has made little impact on the sport. Until they surprisingly qualified for the 2019 installment of the tournament, their last appearance in the top-level World Championship came in 1994. Great Britain last qualified for the Olympics in 1948.

The current head coach of the team is Peter Russell, who is also the head coach for the Braehead Clan of the EIHL.

Tournament record

Olympic Games

The 1936 Winter Olympics gold medalists
Year Result
1924  Bronze
1928 4th place
1936  Gold
1948 5th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 1 0 1 2
Games GP W OW T OL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
France 1924 Chamonix 5 3 0 0 0 2 40 38 George Elliot Clarkson ? Final Round 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz 6 2 0 0 0 4 11 27 ? ? First Round 4th
United States 1932 Lake Placid Did not participate
Nazi Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 7 5 0 2 0 0 17 3 Percy Nicklin Carl Erhardt Final Round 1st, gold medalist(s)
Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz 8 3 0 0 0 5 39 47 Carl Erhardt ? Round-robin 5th

World Championships

  • 1930 – Tied in 10th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1934 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1935 – Won bronze medal
  • 1937 – Won silver medal
  • 1938 – Won silver medal
  • 1939 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1950 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1952 – Finished in 10th place (1st in the "B" pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 5th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 1961 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in the "B" pool, promoted)
  • 1962 – Finished in 8th place (relegated)
  • 1963 – Finished in 15th place (7th in the "B" pool)
  • 1965 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 16th place (8th in the "B" pool, relegated)
  • 1971 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" pool)
  • 1973 – Finished in 22nd place (8th in the "C" pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 24th place (7th in the "C" pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 23rd place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 24th place (8th in the "C" pool, relegated)
  • 1989 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in the "D" pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 26th place (1st in the "D" pool, promoted)
  • 1991 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 21st place (1st in the "C" pool, promoted)
  • 1993 – Finished in 13th place (1st in the "B" pool, promoted)
  • 1994 – Finished in 12th place (relegated)
  • 1995 – Finished in 19th place (7th in the "B" pool)
  • 1996 – Finished in 16th place (4th in the "B" pool)
  • 1997 – Finished in 18th place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1998 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "B" pool)
  • 1999 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in the "B" pool)
  • 2000 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "B" pool)
  • 2001 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2005 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2006 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2013 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in Division I, Group A, relegated)
  • 2014 – Finished in 26th place (4th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2015 – Finished in 24th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2016 – Finished in 24th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2017 – Finished in 23rd place (1st in Division I, Group B, promoted)
  • 2018 – Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A, promoted)
  • 2019To be determined

European Championships

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
Switzerland 1910 Les Avants 3 2 1 0 7 2 ? ? Round-robin 1st, gold medalist(s)
German Empire 1911 Berlin Did not participate
Austria-Hungary 1912 Prague* Did not participate
German Empire 1913 Munich Did not participate
German Empire 1914 Berlin Did not participate
1915–1920 No Championships (World War I).
Sweden 1921 Stockholm Did not participate
Switzerland 1922 St. Moritz Did not participate
Belgium 1923 Antwerp Did not participate
Italy 1924 Milan Did not participate
Czechoslovakia 1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate
Switzerland 1926 Davos 7 3 0 4 26 19 ? ? Third round 4th
Austria 1927 Wien Did not participate
Hungary 1929 Budapest Did not participate
Germany 1932 Berlin 4 2 1 1 10 9 ? ? Consolation round 7th

Roster

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[5]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Jackson Whistle L 185 cm 87 kg (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 23) United Kingdom Belfast Giants
30 Ben Bowns L 183 cm 81 kg (1991-01-21) 21 January 1991 (age 27) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
2 Dallas Ehrhardt L 193 cm 102 kg (1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 26) United Kingdom Manchester Storm
4 Stephen Lee R 183 cm 90 kg (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 28) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
6 Zach Sullivan R 175 cm 82 kg (1994-07-14) 14 July 1994 (age 24) United Kingdom Braehead Clan
13 Dave Phillips R 191 cm 85 kg (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 (age 31) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
17 Mark Richardson R 183 cm 88 kg (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 32) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
23 Paul Swindlehurst L 193 cm 90 kg (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 25) United Kingdom Manchester Storm
28 Ben O'Connor R 185 cm 85 kg (1988-12-21) 21 December 1988 (age 29) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
5 Ben Davis R 172 cm 75 kg (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 27) United Kingdom Guildford Flames
7 Robert Lachowicz L 178 cm 76 kg (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 28) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
8 Matthew Myers R 189 cm 93 kg (1984-11-06) 6 November 1984 (age 33) United Kingdom Cardiff Devils
9 Brett Perlini L 188 cm 91 kg (1990-06-14) 14 June 1990 (age 28) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
10 Robert Farmer L 190 cm 94 kg (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 27) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
12 Robert Dowd R 178 cm 80 kg (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 30) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
14 Liam Kirk L 182 cm 72 kg (2000-01-03) 3 January 2000 (age 18) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
18 Oliver Betteridge R 180 cm 80 kg (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 22) United Kingdom Nottingham Panthers
19 Colin Shields R 180 cm 82 kg (1980-01-27) 27 January 1980 (age 38) United Kingdom Belfast Giants
20 Jonathan Phillips R 175 cm 81 kg (1982-07-14) 14 July 1982 (age 36) United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
21 Mike Hammond R 178 cm 82 kg (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 28) United Kingdom Manchester Storm
24 Brendon Brooks L 175 cm 84 kg (1978-11-26) 26 November 1978 (age 39) United Kingdom Braehead Clan
27 Luke Ferrara R 180 cm 89 kg (1993-06-07) 7 June 1993 (age 25) United Kingdom Coventry Blaze

References

  1. ^ Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. Books.google.co.uk. p. 123. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  2. ^ "Jeux Olympiques de Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 - Hockey sur glace". Hockeyarchives.info. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  3. ^ Steve Pinder. "Ice Hockey: Britain complete 58-year circle: Today the British ice hockey team face Russia in their first appearance in a world championship since the 1936 Olympics. Steve Pinder reports". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  4. ^ "Team Great Britain made up of traitorous Canadians stole 1936 Olympic gold in ho". Calgarysun.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  5. ^ "2018 World Championships Division 1A Team GB Roster. (Men)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2018-04-22.

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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