IHLC Team Profiles – France

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🇫🇷 FRANCE (FRA) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
21 wins, 10 reigns, 22 games with IHLC – ranked 11th
IHLC last held May 4, 2018

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: 63
First IHLC Game:
 3-0 loss vs. 🇧🇪 BEL, Mar. 4, 1905
First IHLC Win: 20-1 win vs. 🇧🇪 BEL, Mar. 17, 1906
Latest IHLC Game: 6-0 loss vs. 🇨🇿 CZE, May 13, 2018
Latest IHLC Win: 3-2 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, Apr. 28, 2018
Largest IHLC Victory: 20-1 win vs. 🇧🇪 BEL, Mar. 17, 1906
Largest IHLC Defeat: 17-1 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, Mar. 22, 1912
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 4 games (Jan. 15 – Mar. 20, 1912)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 8 games (2 times, latest Dec. 16, 1994 – May 15, 2012)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
53
First Game Hosted: 🇫🇷 FRA 11-3 🇧🇪 BEL, Mar. 21, 1906 (Paris)
Latest Game Hosted:
🇨🇦 CAN 5-2 FIN 🇫🇮, May 16, 2017 (Paris)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (3: 1924, 1968, 1992), World Championship (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: 6 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇦 CANADA: 5 wins, 9 losses, 1 tie
🇨🇿 CZECHIA / BOHEMIA: 1 win, 3 losses, 0 ties
🇩🇰 DENMARK: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇩🇪 GERMANY: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇬🇧 GREAT BRITAIN: 2 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie
🇮🇹 ITALY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇳🇴 NORWAY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇷🇺 RUSSIA: 1 win, 4 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 1 win, 6 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 2 wins, 5 losses, 0 ties
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇧🇪 BEL 3-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 03/04/1905 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
02. 🇧🇪 BEL 4-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 03/05/1905 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
03. 🇫🇷 FRA 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/17/1906 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
04. 🇫🇷 FRA 18-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/18/1906 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
05. 🇫🇷 FRA 11-3 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/21/1906 – EX – Paris 🇫🇷
06. 🇬🇧 GBR 11-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 02/09/1907 – EX – London 🇬🇧
07. 🇬🇧 GBR 5-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 02/23/1907 – EX – Lyon 🇫🇷
08. 🇫🇷 FRA 5-4 GBR 🇬🇧 – 01/25/1908 – EX – Lyon 🇫🇷
09. 🇫🇷 FRA 1-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 01/26/1908 – EX – Paris 🇫🇷
10. 🇫🇷 FRA 9-2 GER 🇩🇪 – 11/04/1908 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
11. 🇬🇧 GBR 3-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 11/05/1908 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
12. 🇬🇧 GBR 8-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 12/12/1908 – EX – London 🇬🇧
13. 🇬🇧 GBR 2-1 FRA 🇫🇷 (OT) – 01/25/1909 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
14. 🇫🇷 FRA ff GBR 🇬🇧 – 03/18/1910 – CCL – Brussels 🇧🇪
15. 🇫🇷 FRA 8-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/19/1910 – CCL – Brussels 🇧🇪
16. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 12/16/1910 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
17. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 01/17/1911 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
18. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 12/21/1911 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
19. 🇫🇷 FRA 4-0 CAN 🇨🇦 – 01/15/1912 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
20. 🇫🇷 FRA 5-1 BOH 🇨🇿 – 01/16/1912 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
21. 🇫🇷 FRA 1-0 GER 🇩🇪 – 01/17/1912 – CDC – Chamonix 🇫🇷
22. 🇫🇷 FRA 7-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/20/1912 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
23. 🇨🇦 CAN 17-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 03/22/1912 – LC – Brussels 🇧🇪
24. 🇺🇸 USA 4-2 FRA 🇫🇷 (OT) – 04/01/1933 – EX – Paris 🇫🇷
25. 🇨🇭 SUI 3-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 02/04/1934 – WC – Milan 🇮🇹
26. 🇬🇧 GBR 9-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 03/13/1950 – WC – London 🇬🇧
27. 🇨🇦 CAN 1-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 11/05/1991 – EX – Briançon 🇫🇷
28. 🇨🇦 CAN 12-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 11/06/1991 – EX – Champagny-en-Vanoise 🇫🇷
29. 🇺🇸 USA 4-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 02/19/1992 – OG – Méribel 🇫🇷
30. 🇷🇺 RUS 8-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/03/1992 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
31. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-1 SUI 🇨🇭 – 04/29/1993 – WC – Munich 🇩🇪
32. 🇸🇰 SVK 14-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 08/22/1993 – EX – Bratislava 🇸🇰
33. 🇸🇰 SVK 8-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 08/23/1993 – EX – Trenčín 🇸🇰
34. 🇸🇰 SVK 3-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 11/16/1993 – THC – Lillehammer 🇳🇴
35. 🇸🇰 SVK 6-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 02/21/1994 – OG – Gjøvik 🇳🇴
36. 🇨🇿 CZE 5-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/26/1994 – WC – Canazei 🇮🇹
37. 🇫🇷 FRA 5-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 10/13/1994 – EX – Calgary 🇨🇦
38. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 CAN 🇨🇦 (SO) – 10/15/1994 – EX – Tisdale 🇨🇦
39. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 10/16/1994 – EX – Melville 🇨🇦
40. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-3 FRA 🇫🇷 – 10/18/1994 – EX – Swan River 🇨🇦
41. 🇫🇷 FRA 4-3 CAN 🇨🇦 – 10/19/1994 – EX – Wilcox 🇨🇦
42. 🇫🇷 FRA 8-2 DEN 🇩🇰 – 11/02/1994 – EX – Copenhagen 🇩🇰
43. 🇷🇺 RUS 7-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 12/16/1994 – IT – Moscow 🇷🇺
44. 🇳🇴 NOR 4-3 FRA 🇫🇷 – 02/07/1996 – RIC – Oslo 🇳🇴
45. 🇨🇿 CZE 9-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/27/1996 – WC – Vienna 🇦🇹
46. 🇸🇪 SWE 6-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/02/1998 – WC – Zürich 🇨🇭
47. 🇨🇭 SUI 6-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/25/2004 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
48. 🇨🇭 SUI 1-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/24/2009 – WC – Bern 🇨🇭
49. 🇨🇭 SUI 1-0 FRA 🇫🇷 (OT) – 04/29/2011 – WC – Košice 🇸🇰
50. 🇸🇰 SVK 5-4 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/15/2012 – WC – Helsinki 🇫🇮
51. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 CAN 🇨🇦 (SO) – 05/09/2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
52. 🇮🇹 ITA 2-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/11/2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
53. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-3 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/09/2015 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
54. 🇨🇦 CAN 4-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/16/2016 – WC– Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
55. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-3 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/08/2017 – EHC – Amiens 🇫🇷
56. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 SUI 🇨🇭 (OT) – 04/09/2017 – EHC – Cergy-Pontoise 🇫🇷
57. 🇫🇷 FRA 1-0 RUS 🇷🇺 (OT)  04/13/2017 – EHC – Chelyabinsk 🇷🇺
58. 🇷🇺 RUS 6-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/15/2017 – EHC – Chelyabinsk 🇷🇺
59. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/11/2017 – WC – Paris 🇫🇷 
60. 🇸🇰 SVK 4-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 04/27/2018 – EHC – Nitra 🇸🇰
61. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 SVK 🇸🇰 – 04/28/2018 – EHC – Piešťany 🇸🇰
62. 🇷🇺 RUS 7-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/04/2018 – WC – Copenhagen 🇩🇰
63. 🇨🇿 CZE 6-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/13/2018 – WC – Copenhagen 🇩🇰

Photo Credit: Le JDD – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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