Tunisia national ice hockey team

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 Tunisia
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The flag of Tunisia is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) The Eagles of Carthage
( نسور قرطاج )
Association Association Tunisienne de Hockey sur Glace
Head coach Finland Vesa Surenkin
Assistants Tunisia Khalfallah Ben-Amor
Captain Iheb Ayed
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IIHF code TUN
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First international
France Coqs de Courbevoie 6–5 Tunisia Tunisia
(Courbevoie, France; 14 June 2014)
Biggest win
Egypt Anubis du Caire 0–20 Tunisia Tunisia
(Rabat, Morocco; 25 July 2016)
Biggest defeat
France Coqs de Courbevoie 6–5 Tunisia Tunisia
(Courbevoie, France; 14 June 2014)
International record (W–L–T)
6–3–0

The Tunisian national ice hockey team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لهوكي الجليد‎, French: Équipe de Tunisie de hockey sur glace), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national ice hockey team of Tunisia.[1][2][3][4][5]

History

The Tunisian Ice Hockey Association was founded in 2009, but currently not a member of the IIHF.[6] Tunisia made its debut on 14 June 2014 and played its first game against a French club team, Coqs de Courbevoie in Courbevoie, France. Tunisia were defeated by them 6:5.[7]

Competitive record

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

African Hockey Cup

Tunisia in the African Hockey Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L
Morocco Morocco 2016 Champions 1st Place 4 4 0 0

Arab Ice Hockey Cup

Tunisia in the Arab Ice Hockey Cup record
Year Position Pld W D L
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 2018 3th Place 4 2 0 2

All-time record against other clubs

Last match update: 30 July 2016

Team GP W T L GF GA
France Coqs de Courbevoie 1 0 0 1 5 6
Egypt Anubis du Caire 2 2 0 0 32 4
Algeria Corsaires d’Alger 2 2 0 0 19 9
Morocco Bears de Casablanca 1 1 0 0 11 8
Morocco Capitals de Rabat 1 1 0 0 8 7
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Storms 1 0 1 0 3 12
Lebanon Team Lebanon 1 0 1 0 3 10
Total 9 6 0 3 81 56

Team

Current squad

This is the 2014 roster.

Head coach: Finland SURENKIN Vesa

Associate coaches: Tunisia KHALFALLAH Ben-Amor, France SEMEI Wissem, France CORRONT Jean François

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 G BEN AMOR Axel (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 23) 1.76 m France Reims (France)


51 G KHELIL Adrien (1990-03-30) 30 March 1990 (age 28) 1.75 m France Clermont Ferrand (France)


49 G VINCENT Raphael (1981-11-27) 27 November 1981 (age 36) 1.73 m France Toulouse (France)


14 D BELHASSEN Medhi (1986-05-28) 28 May 1986 (age 31) 1.85 m France Dammarie (France)


34 D CLER Gael (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 34) 1.71 m France Tours (France)


94 D CORRONT Merwan (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 24) 1.81 m France Valence (France)


13 D CORRONT Nils (1998-05-04) 4 May 1998 (age 20) 1.83 m France Valence (France)


89 D GORT Khelil (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 26) 1.83 m Finland Uplakers (Finland)


99 F BENZEKRI Riyad (1980-04-16) 16 April 1980 (age 38) 1.80 m Canada Montréal (Canada)


27 F BERNIER Nathan (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 28) 1.79 m France Villard de Lans (France)


17 F ELBAZE Vincent (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 28) 1.70 m France Courbevoie (France)


10 F HEDLI James (1981-08-20) 20 August 1981 (age 36) 1.77 m France Lyon (France)


91 F KALARIS Sami (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 38) 1.72 m France Amiens (France)


7 F LOCKNER Mikael (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 25) 1.88 m Sweden Norsjö (Sweden)


8 F MENASRI Scander (1983-02-14) 14 February 1983 (age 35) 1.75 m Germany Regensburg (Germany)


40 F REISINGER Armin (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 22) 1.83 m Germany Stuggart (Germany)


11 F SEBAG Adrien (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994 (age 23) 1.80 m United States Adrian College (USA)


21 F VAN DE PUTTE Amine (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 25) 1.79 m Belgium Eeklo Yeti Bears (Belgium)


81 F ZNAKI Achraf (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 25) 1.77 m Canada Montréal (Canada)

See also

References

  1. ^ George Kariuki (2015-11-11). "Tunisian team win the first African Ice Hockey Championship - CCTV Africa - Strengthening news coverage in Africa". CCTV Africa. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Montrealer keen to represent Tunisia in first-ever African Ice Hockey Cup - Montreal - CBC News". Cbc.ca. 2016-07-23. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Il rêve d'importer le hockey en Tunisie - le Parisien". Leparisien.fr. 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  4. ^ Bertrand Guay (2011-04-20). "Ihab Ayed, président de l'Association tunisienne de hockey sur glace, lors d'un entraînement à Courbevoie, en banlieue parisienne, le 10 juin 2014 | Afficher la photo". Fr.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Le premier match de hockey tunisien de l'Histoire aura lieu le 14 juin". Huffpostmaghreb.com. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Un mot du président". tunisie-hockey.com. 2014-06-14. 
  7. ^ "Tunisia Shows Great Strides In First International Hockey Game". thehockeyhouse.net. 2014-06-14. 

External links

  • National Teams of Ice Hockey
  • Official website
  • Creation of the Tunisian Ice Hockey Association (in French)
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