IHLC Team Profiles – France

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france-11 FRANCE (FRA) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
20 wins, 9 reigns, 21 games with IHLC – ranked 10th
IHLC last held April 15, 2017

France played in the first ever men’s international hockey game in 1905, losing the inaugural IHLC to Belgium, before becoming the second ever champion in 1906. While France was a competitive squad in the pre-war era, Les Bleus were largely dormant during the Iron Curtain era of dominance, only coming back on to the championship stage in the early 1990’s. Since then, however, France has held the IHLC on a number occasions, and continue to qualify star players into the NHL and KHL.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 59
First IHLC Game:
 3-0 loss vs. belgium-11 BEL, Mar. 4, 1905
First IHLC Win: 20-1 win vs. belgium-11 BEL, Mar. 17, 1906
Latest IHLC Game: 3-2 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, May 11, 2017
Latest IHLC Win: 1-0 win vs. russia-11 RUS (OT), Apr. 13, 2017
Largest IHLC Victory: 20-1 win vs. belgium-11 BEL, Mar. 17, 1906
Largest IHLC Defeat: 17-1 loss vs. canada1910thru20-1 CAN, Mar. 22, 1912
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 4 games (Jan. 15 – Mar. 20, 1912)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
53
First Game Hosted: france-11 FRA 11-3 belgium-11 BEL, Mar. 21, 1906 (Paris)
Latest Game Hosted:
canada1965-11 CAN 5-2 FIN , May 16, 2017 (Paris)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (3: 1924, 1968, 1992), World Championships (3: 1930 cohost, 1951, 2017 cohost)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 5th (2: 1920, 1924)
Best Olympic Games Result: 5th (2: 1920, 1924)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
belgium-11 BELGIUM: 6 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
canada1965-11 CANADA: 5 wins, 9 losses, 1 tie
czech-11 CZECHIA / bohemia-11 BOHEMIA: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties
denmark-11 DENMARK: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
germany1905to18-11 GERMANY: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
britain-11 GREAT BRITAIN: 2 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie
italy-11 ITALY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
norway-11 NORWAY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
russia-11 RUSSIA: 1 win, 3 losses, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 5 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 2 wins, 5 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. belgium-11 BEL 3-0 FRA france-11 – 03/04/1905 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
02. belgium-11 BEL 4-2 FRA france-11 – 03/05/1905 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
03. france-11 FRA 20-1 BEL belgium-11 – 03/17/1906 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
04. france-11 FRA 18-2 BEL belgium-11 – 03/18/1906 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
05. france-11 FRA 11-3 BEL belgium-11 – 03/21/1906 – EX – Paris france-11
06. britain-11 GBR 11-1 FRA france-11 – 02/09/1907 – EX – London britain-11
07. britain-11 GBR 5-0 FRA france-11 – 02/23/1907 – EX – Lyon france-11
08. france-11 FRA 5-4 GBR britain-11 – 01/25/1908 – EX – Lyon france-11
09. france-11 FRA 1-1 GBR britain-11 – 01/26/1908 – EX – Paris france-11
10. france-11 FRA 9-2 GER germany1905to18-11 – 11/04/1908 – BT – Berlin germany1905to18-11
11. britain-11 GBR 3-2 FRA france-11 – 11/05/1908 – BT – Berlin germany1905to18-11
12. britain-11 GBR 8-2 FRA france-11 – 12/12/1908 – EX – London britain-11
13. britain-11 GBR 2-1 FRA france-11 (OT) – 01/25/1909 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
14. france-11 FRA ff GBR britain-11 – 03/18/1910 – CCL – Brussels belgium-11
15. france-11 FRA 8-1 BEL belgium-11 – 03/19/1910 – CCL – Brussels belgium-11
16. france-11 FRA 3-2 BEL belgium-11 – 12/16/1910 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
17. canada1910thru20-1 CAN 4-2 FRA france-11 – 01/17/1911 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
18. canada1910thru20-1 CAN 3-2 FRA france-11 – 12/21/1911 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
19. france-11 FRA 4-0 CAN canada1910thru20-1 – 01/15/1912 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
20. france-11 FRA 5-1 BOH bohemia-11 – 01/16/1912 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
21. france-11 FRA 1-0 GER germany1905to18-11 – 01/17/1912 – CDC – Chamonix france-11
22. france-11 FRA 7-2 BEL belgium-11 – 03/20/1912 – EX – Brussels belgium-11
23. canada1910thru20-1 CAN 17-1 FRA france-11 – 03/22/1912 – LC – Brussels belgium-11
24. usa11-48stars USA 4-2 FRA france-11 (OT) – 04/01/1933 – EX – Paris france-11
25. switzerland-11 SUI 3-0 FRA france-11 – 02/04/1934 – WC – Milan italy-11
26. britain-11 GBR 9-0 FRA france-11 – 03/13/1950 – WC – London britain-11
27. canada1965-11 CAN 1-1 FRA france-11 – 11/05/1991 – EX – Briançon france-11
28. canada1965-11 CAN 12-0 FRA france-11 – 11/06/1991 – EX – Champagny-en-Vanoise france-11
29. usa-11 USA 4-1 FRA france-11 – 02/19/1992 – OG – Méribel france-11
30. russia1991to93-11 RUS 8-0 FRA france-11 – 05/03/1992 – WC – Prague czech-11
31. france-11 FRA 3-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 04/29/1993 – WC – Munich germany1920to33and49-11
32. slovakia-11 SVK 14-0 FRA france-11 – 08/22/1993 – EX – Bratislava slovakia-11
33. slovakia-11 SVK 8-1 FRA france-11 – 08/23/1993 – EX – Trenčín slovakia-11
34. slovakia-11 SVK 3-1 FRA france-11 – 11/16/1993 – THC – Lillehammer norway-11
35. slovakia-11 SVK 6-2 FRA france-11 – 02/21/1994 – OG – Gjøvik norway-11
36. czech-11 CZE 5-2 FRA france-11 – 04/26/1994 – WC – Canazei italy-11
37. france-11 FRA 5-1 CAN canada1965-11 – 10/13/1994 – EX – Calgary canada1965-11
38. france-11 FRA 3-2 CAN canada1965-11 (SO) – 10/15/1994 – EX – Tisdale canada1965-11
39. canada1965-11 CAN 6-2 FRA france-11 – 10/16/1994 – EX – Melville canada1965-11
40. canada1965-11 CAN 5-3 FRA france-11 – 10/18/1994 – EX – Swan River canada1965-11
41. france-11 FRA 4-3 CAN canada1965-11 – 10/19/1994 – EX – Wilcox canada1965-11
42. france-11 FRA 8-2 DEN denmark-11 – 11/02/1994 – EX – Copenhagen denmark-11
43. russia-11 RUS 7-2 FRA france-11 – 12/16/1994 – IT – Moscow russia-11
44. norway-11 NOR 4-3 FRA france-11 – 02/07/1996 – RIC – Oslo norway-11
45. czech-11 CZE 9-2 FRA france-11 – 04/27/1996 – WC – Vienna austria-11
46. sweden-11 SWE 6-1 FRA france-11 – 05/02/1998 – WC – Zürich switzerland-11
47. switzerland-11 SUI 6-0 FRA france-11 – 04/25/2004 – WC – Prague czech-11
48. switzerland-11 SUI 1-0 FRA france-11 – 04/24/2009 – WC – Bern switzerland-11
49. switzerland-11 SUI 1-0 FRA france-11 (OT) – 04/29/2011 – WC – Košice slovakia-11
50. slovakia-11 SVK 5-4 FRA france-11 – 05/15/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
51. france-11 FRA 3-2 CAN canada1965-11 (SO) – 05/09/2014 – WC – Minsk belarus-11
52. italy-11 ITA 2-1 FRA france-11 – 05/11/2014 – WC – Minsk belarus-11
53. canada1965-11 CAN 4-3 FRA france-11 – 05/09/2015 – WC– Prague czech-11
54. canada1965-11 CAN 4-0 FRA france-11 – 05/16/2016 – WC– Saint Petersburg russia-11
55. switzerland-11 SUI 4-3 FRA france-11 – 04/08/2017 – EHC – Amiens france-11
56. france-11 FRA 3-2 SUI switzerland-11 (OT) – 04/09/2017 – EHC – Cergy-Pontoise france-11
57. france-11 FRA 1-0 RUS russia-11 (OT) – 04/13/2017 – EHC – Chelyabinsk russia-11
58. russia-11 RUS 6-0 FRA france-11 – 04/15/2017 – EHC – Chelyabinsk russia-11
59. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 FRA france-11 – 05/11/2017 – WC – Paris france-11

Photo Credit: Le JDD – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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