Turkey women's national ice hockey team

The Turkish women's national ice hockey team represents Turkey at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Women's Ice Hockey Championship Division IV. The women's national team, established in late 2006, is controlled by Turkish Ice Hockey Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu, TBHF). As of 2011, Turkey has 160 female players.[2] The Turkish women's national team is ranked 33rd in the world.

Turkey
The crescent moon and a star as seen on the Turkish flag is the badge used on the players jerseys.
AssociationTurkish Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachÇağrı Karabulut
AssistantsAlper Solak
Yeliz Yüksel
CaptainÇağla Baktıroğlu
Most gamesRefika Yılmaz (27)
Most pointsÇağla Baktıroğlu (37)
IIHF codeTUR
Ranking
Current IIHF27 (14 April 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF27 (2018)
Lowest IIHF35 (2012)
First international
Romania  27–0  Turkey
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; 27 March 2007)
Biggest win
Turkey  11–3  Bulgaria
(Hong Kong, China; 18 February 2015)
Biggest defeat
Finland  32–0  Turkey
(Erzurum, Turkey; 31 January 2011)
World Championships
Appearances10 (first in 2007)
Best result32nd (2017, 2019)
International record (W–L–T)
8–25–1

History

The Turkish women team made its first appearance at the 2007 Women's World Championships Division IV tournament held between 26 March through 1 April in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.

Women's ice hockey sport in Turkey began in 2005 with the forming of women's clubs in Ankara. The first official competitions were a cup and a tournament held in 2006.[3] The first women's ice hockey league started on 17 February 2007 with the participation of 6 teams from Ankara and one team from Kocaeli.[4]

The national team was selected following national team camps. The first team coach was Canadian Clive R. Tolley from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, who has assumed the head coach duties for the Turkish senior men's, juniors' (under 20) and espoir (under 18) teams for 4 years term with a trial period of January–June 2007.[5]

Olympics

The Turkey women's hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World championships

2007

The Turkish squad made its international debut at the World Championship held in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania between 26 March through 1 April, playing in the Division IV, which got together from the teams of Romania, Estonia, New Zealand, Iceland and Croatia besides of Turkey.

The women's team played its first match against the host team Romania and was defeated by 27–0 (7–0, 11–0, 9–0).[6] Turkish women lost their second match to Estonia with 1–14 (0–6, 0–5, 1–3),[7] while Elif Ulaş scored the national team's first ever goal in the history.[8] The third match was lost to New Zealand with 19–0 (9–0, 6–0, 4–0).[9] Turkey was defeated in its 4th match by Iceland with 1–12 (0–3, 0–3, 1–6). The only Turkish goal was scored by İrem Ayan. The women's squad lost against Croatia with 1–19. The team ranked last (6th).

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Croatia 5500041615
 Romania 54001441212
 New Zealand 530024599
 Estonia 5110321205
 Iceland 5101317234
 Turkey 500053910

2008

The women's national team took part at the 2008 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division IV held in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from 23 to 29 March 2008 and ranked again last (6th) having been defeated in all its matches against Iceland (0–9), New Zealand (0–16), Romania (1–9), Estonia (1–8) and South Africa (1–8).

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Iceland 5500030515
 New Zealand 5400137912
 Romania 5201225167
 Estonia 5200311176
 South Africa 5110315245
 Turkey 500053500

2009

The Division III, Division IV and Division V were not played. The respective tournaments were cancelled. The reasons seem to be multiple.[10] No country wanted to assume the financial costs of the tournaments. The tournaments was scheduled for 2011. It had the effect the following change: Turkey was relegated to the new Division V.

2011

For the 2011 tournament, the Division V consisted of Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Ireland.[11] The national team finished 4th in Division V and in 34th place overall.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Poland 4310061411
 Spain 4301032510
 Bulgaria 420025276
 Turkey 410034233
 Ireland 400040430

2013

The Turkish women's team won the Group B Qualification tournament for the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II held on 7–9 December 2012 in Izmir, Turkey after defeating Bulgaria 4–3 and Ireland 7–1.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Turkey 220001146
 Bulgaria 21001953
 Ireland 200022130

2014

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 26 8 +18 15
 Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 24 9 +15 12
 Spain 5 3 0 0 2 22 15 +7 9
 Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 8 14 6 6
 Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 3 21 18 2
 Turkey 5 0 0 1 4 8 24 16 1
Promoted to the 2015 Division II A Relegated to the 2015 Division II B Qualification

Awards: Best players selected by the directorate:

  • Best Goalkeeper: Sera Doğramacı

2015

The Division II B Qualification tournament was played in Hong Kong, from 18 to 21 February 2015.[12]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Turkey 3 3 0 0 0 23 8 +15 9
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 0 1 10 8 +2 6
 South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 13 12 +1 3
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 4 22 18 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division II B

2016

The Division II B tournament was played in Jaca, Spain, from 29 February to 6 March.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Australia 5 4 0 1 0 32 6 +26 13 Promoted to Division II A
2  Spain (H) 5 4 0 0 1 26 8 +18 12
3  Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 21 10 +11 9
4  Mexico 5 2 1 0 2 13 9 +4 8
5  New Zealand 5 1 0 0 4 13 40 27 3
6  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 8 40 32 0 Relegation to Division II B qualification
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

2017

The Division II B tournament was played in Akureyri, Iceland between 27 February – 5 March.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Mexico (P) 5 4 0 0 1 19 9 +10 12 Promoted to 2018 Division II A
2  Spain 5 3 1 0 1 26 7 +19 11
3  New Zealand 5 3 0 1 1 20 13 +7 10
4  Iceland (H) 5 2 0 0 3 19 13 +6 6[lower-alpha 1]
5  Turkey 5 2 0 0 3 15 31 16 6[lower-alpha 1]
6  Romania (R) 5 0 0 0 5 10 36 26 0 Relegation to 2018 Division II B qualification
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Iceland 6–0 Turkey

2018

The Division II B tournament was played in Valdemoro, Spain between 17–23 March 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 29 5 +24 15 Promoted to 2019 Division II A
2  Chinese Taipei 5 4 0 0 1 24 16 +8 12
3  Iceland 5 2 1 0 2 25 11 +14 8
4  New Zealand 5 2 0 1 2 24 21 +3 7
5  Turkey 5 1 0 0 4 17 31 14 3
6  Romania 5 0 0 0 5 12 47 35 0
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.

2019

The Division II B tournament was played in Brașov, Romania between 1–7 April 2019.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Chinese Taipei (P) 5 5 0 0 0 20 8 +12 15 Promotion to 2020 Division II A
2  New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 18 8 +10 12
3  Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 21 12 +9 9
4  Turkey 5 1 0 1 3 15 23 8 4
5  Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 7 15 8 3
6  Romania (H, R) 5 0 1 0 4 15 27 12 2 Relegation to 2020 Division II B Q
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

European Championships

The Turkish women's hockey team never participated in the IIHF European Women Championships.

All-time Record against other nations

As of 6 March 2015

TeamWRGPWOTWOTLLWLDiffGFGAGDiff
 Bulgaria3454001+32410+14
 Ireland3722000+2101+9
 Hong Kong3611000+141+3
 South Africa32210010912−3
 Belgium3110010−112−1
 Mexico3510001−116−5
 Australia2910001−1012−12
 Poland2210001−1014−14
 Estonia3920002−2222−20
 Croatia2520002−2224−22
 Romania3820002−2136−35
 Spain2630003−3421−17
 New Zealand2830003−3442−38
 Iceland3040004−4531−26
 Slovenia2440004−4331−28
Total333480125-1870265-195

Current roster

As of 28 February 2016[13]

No. Player Catches Height Weight Birth date and age Club
Goaltenders
20Sera DoğramacıL1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)60 kg (130 lb) (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 Sydney Sirens
25Kübra DadaşoğluL1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)51 kg (112 lb) (1986-12-25) 25 December 1986 Narmanspor
Defensemen
3Nil EryılmazR1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)65 kg (143 lb) (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 Narmanspor
4Sema GüvenL1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)52 kg (115 lb) (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 Narmanspor
7Tuğçe Melis DemirL1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)62 kg (137 lb) (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 ODTÜ SK
12İlknur YerlikayaR1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)57 kg (126 lb) (1996-06-25) 25 June 1996 Narmanspor
16Refika Yılmaz (C)R1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)57 kg (126 lb) (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990ODTÜ SK
18Alara LokbaşR1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)59 kg (130 lb) (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 Genç Ankara
19İlkim UygunR1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)57 kg (126 lb) (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 ODTÜ SK
21Müge EryılmazR1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)70 kg (150 lb) (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 Genç Ankara
24Makbule AtalıR1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)73 kg (161 lb) (1978-09-18) 18 September 1978 Ankara Ubiversity SK
Forwards
5Selin YılmazL1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)50 kg (110 lb) (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 ODTÜ SK
6Çağla BaktıroğluR1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)70 kg (150 lb) (1988-09-01) 1 September 1988 Narmanspor
8Fulya YurtR1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)54 kg (119 lb) (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 Narmanspor
9Diiara LokbaşR1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)60 kg (130 lb) (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 Genç Ankara
10Gizem Öztaşdelen (A)R1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)55 kg (121 lb) (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 ODTÜ SK
11Gizem TüzgenL1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)68 kg (150 lb) (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 Genç Ankara
13Başak DemirkolR1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)59 kg (130 lb) (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 ODTÜ SK
14Seda Demir (A)L1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)54 kg (119 lb) (1994-06-21) 21 June 1994 Buz Korsanları
15Pınar EserL1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)65 kg (143 lb) (1999-08-21) 21 August 1999 Narmanspor
17Betül KahramanR1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)58 kg (128 lb) (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 Ankara University SK
22Betül TaygarR1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)54 kg (119 lb) (1997-08-24) 24 August 1997 Narmanspor
Legend
  • A: Assistant captain
  • C: Captain

Notable former players

  • Mine Güngör
  • Ceren Alkan
  • Sinem Doğu
  • Merve Arıncı
  • Simge Ozer-Sevilmiş
  • Huriye Yeliz Yüksel
  • Maria Jasmina Decu
  • Selin Erenoğlu
  • İrem Ayan
  • Teksin Öztekin
  • Tanay Günay
  • Çisel Ann Otts
  • Tuba Dokur
  • Burcu Turanal

References

  1. "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/turkey.html
  3. Newspaper Hürriyet December 6, 2006 (in Turkish)
  4. Newspaper Hürriyet February 18, 2007 Archived 20 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  5. AjansSpor (in Turkish)
  6. News March 27, 2007 (in Turkish)
  7. AjansSpor March 27, 2007 (in Turkish)
  8. "Ice Hockey Federation 2007 Championship".
  9. AjansSpor March 29, 2007 (in Turkish)
  10. 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
  11. IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/channels1011/ww-v
  12. IIHF. "STATISTICS". www.iihf.com.
  13. "Team Roster Turkey" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
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