IHLC Team Profiles – Hungary

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hungary-11 HUNGARY (HUN) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
previous flags – hungary1920to46-11 (1920-46), hungary1946to49and56to57-11 (1946-49, 1956-57), hungary1949to56-11 (1949-56)
1 win, 1 reign, 1 game with IHLC – ranked 20th
IHLC last held March 30, 2007

First playing for the IHLC in 1933, Hungary began to build momentum before the Cold War relegated the team back into relative obscurity, seemingly only playing as a punching bag for the more powerful likes of the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia to practice on. However, the Maygars stunned the hockey world by taking the IHLC from Sweden in March 2007, before losing it the next day back to Tre Kronor, leaving Hungary tied for the shortest total IHLC reign in history. However, Hungary continues to improve, and will surely look to improve on and increase their tiny IHLC record.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 12
First IHLC Game:
 3-1 loss vs. canada1921to57-11 CAN, Feb. 23, 1933
Only IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. sweden-11 SWE (OT), Mar. 29, 2007
Latest IHLC Game: 5-1 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Nov. 1, 2016
Largest IHLC Defeat: 19-1 loss vs. ussr-11 URS, Jan. 28, 1964
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 8 games (Feb. 23, 1933 – Feb. 3, 2004)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
4
First Game Hosted: canada1965-11 CAN 5-4 HUN hungary-11, Feb. 3, 2004 (Székesfehérvár)
Latest Game Hosted:
canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 HUN hungary-11, Nov. 1, 2016 (Budapest)
Major Tournaments Hosted: none

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 5th (1: 1937)
Best Olympic Games Result: 7th (1: 1936)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
canada1965-11 CANADA: 0 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie
britain-11 GREAT BRITAIN: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties
ussr-11 SOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. canada1921to57-11 CAN 3-1 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/23/1933 – WC – Prague czech-11
02. switzerland-11 SUI 1-0 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/07/1934 – WC – Milan italy-11
03. britain-11 GBR 5-1 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/13/1936 – OG – Garmisch-Partenkirchen germany1933to45-11
04. britain-11 GBR 7-0 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/18/1937 – WC – London britain-11
05. britain-11 GBR 5-0 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/22/1937 – WC – London britain-11
06. canada1921to57-11 CAN 1-1 HUN hungary1920to46-11 – 02/18/1938 – WC – Prague czech-11
07. ussr-11 URS 19-1 HUN hungary-11 – 01/28/1964 – OG – Innsbruck austria-11
08. canada1965-11 CAN 5-4 HUN hungary-11 – 02/03/2004 – EX – Székesfehérvár hungary-11
09. hungary-11 HUN 2-1 SWE sweden-11 (OT) – 03/29/2007 – EX – Budapest hungary-11
10. sweden-11 SWE 7-1 HUN hungary-11 – 03/30/2007 – EX – Debrecen hungary-11
11. canada1965-11 CAN 7-1 HUN hungary-11 – 05/08/2016 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
12. canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 HUN hungary-11 – 11/01/2016 – EX – Budapest hungary-11

Photo Credit: Visit Hungary – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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