IHLC Team Profiles – Italy (Men’s)

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italy-11 ITALY (ITA) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
1 win, 1 reign, 1 game with IHLC – ranked 23rd
IHLC last held May 13, 2014

A surprising new force on the international hockey front, Italy stunned the hockey world by upsetting France (and winning their first IHLC) at the 2014 World Championships, 90 years after the Azzurri established a hockey team, and 80 years after their first IHLC tilt versus Switzerland. While Italy has always been a competitor towards the bottom of the Championship group on the world stage, Italy is now emerging as a more serious threat after an embarrassing performance as host at the 2006 Olympics in Turin.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 27
First IHLC Game:
 3-0 loss vs. switzerland-11 SUI, Feb. 8, 1934
Only IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. france-11 FRA, May 11, 2014
Latest IHLC Game: 6-1 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, May 16, 2014
Largest IHLC Defeat: 28-2 loss vs. ussr-11 URS, Dec. 26, 1967

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
33
First Game Hosted: switzerland-11 SUI 20-1 BEL belgium-11, Feb. 3, 1934 (Milan)
Latest Game Hosted: sweden-11 
SWE 3-2 FIN finland-11, Feb. 26, 2006 (Turin)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (2: 1956, 2006), World Championships (2: 1934, 1994)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 4th (1: 1929)
Best Olympic Games Result: 7th (1: 1956)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
canada1965-11 CANADA: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
czech-11 CZECHIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
denmark-11 DENMARK: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
france-11 FRANCE: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
germany1920to33and49-11 GERMANY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
kazakhstan-11 KAZAKHSTAN: o wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
russia-11 RUSSIAussr-11 SOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. switzerland-11 SUI 3-0 ITA italy-11 – 02/08/1934 – WC – Milan italy-11
02. canada1921to57-11 CAN 9-0 ITA italy-11 – 01/23/1935 – WC – Davos switzerland-11
03. switzerland-11 SUI 16-0 ITA italy-11 – 01/31/1948 – OG – St. Moritz switzerland-11
04. canada1921to57-11 CAN 8-0 ITA italy-11 – 03/12/1952 – EX – Milan italy-11
05. canada1921to57-11 CAN 3-1 ITA italy-11 – 01/28/1956 – OG – Cortina d’Ampezzo italy-11
06. canada1957to65-11 CAN 9-2 ITA italy-11 – 02/28/1961 – EX – Cortina d’Ampezzo italy-11
07. ussr-11 URS 28-2 ITA italy-11 – 12/26/1967 – WBM – Colorado Springs usa-11
08. ussr-11 URS 9-2 ITA italy-11 – 04/15/1982 – WC – Tampere finland-11
09. ussr-11 URS 11-1 ITA italy-11 – 04/24/1983 – WC – Dortmund germany1920to33and49-11
10. ussr-11 URS 5-1 ITA italy-11 – 02/09/1984 – OG – Sarajevo yugoslavia1946to92-11
11. usa-11 USA 6-3 ITA italy-11 – 02/09/1992 – OG – Méribel france-11
12. russia1991to93-11 RUS 2-2 ITA italy-11 – 04/18/1993 – WC – Munich germany1920to33and49-11
13. slovakia-11 SVK 10-4 ITA italy-11 – 02/17/1994 – OG – Lillehammer norway-11
14. sweden-11 SWE 7-2 ITA italy-11 – 05/05/1994 – WC – Assago italy-11
15. russia-11 RUS 8-1 ITA italy-11 – 12/18/1994 – IT – Moscow russia-11
16. germany1920to33and49-11 GER 5-1 ITA italy-11 – 12/20/1995 – EX – Landsberg germany1920to33and49-11
17. germany1920to33and49-11 GER 4-4 ITA italy-11 – 12/21/1995 – EX – Memmingen germany1920to33and49-11
18. czech-11 CZE 9-5 ITA italy-11 – 04/28/1996 – WC – Vienna austria-11
19. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 5-3 ITA italy-11 – 02/07/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
20. switzerland-11 SUI 5-1 ITA italy-11 – 04/27/1999 – EX – Bellinzona switzerland-11
21. slovakia-11 SVK 6-2 ITA italy-11 – 05/02/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
22. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 ITA italy-11 – 04/29/2002 – WC – Karlstad sweden-11
23. russia-11 RUS 7-1 ITA italy-11 – 05/02/2008 – WC – Québec canada1965-11
24. canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 ITA italy-11 – 05/08/2010 – WC – Mannheim germany1920to33and49-11
25. italy-11 ITA 2-1 FRA france-11 – 05/11/2014 – WC – Minsk belarus-11
26. denmark-11 DEN 4-1 ITA italy-11 – 05/13/2014 – WC – Minsk belarus-11
27. canada1965-11 CAN 6-1 ITA italy-11 – 05/16/2014 – WC – Minsk belarus-11

Photo Credit: FISG – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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