IHLC Team Profiles – Italy (Men’s)

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🇮🇹 ITALY (ITA) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
1 win, 1 reign, 1 game with IHLC – ranked 23rd
IHLC last held 13 May 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 Championship, 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: 28
First IHLC Game:
 3-0 loss vs. 🇨🇭 SUI, 08 Feb 1934
Only IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, 11 May 2014
Latest IHLC Game: 10-0 loss vs. 🇷🇺 RUS, 15 May 2019
Largest IHLC Defeat: 28-2 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, 26 Dec 1967
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 24 games (08 Feb 1934 – 08 May 2010)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
33
First Game Hosted: 🇨🇭 SUI 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪, 03 Feb 1934 (Milan)
Latest Game Hosted:
🇸🇪 SWE 3-2 FIN 🇫🇮, 26 Feb 2006 (Turin)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (3: 1956, 2006, 2026), World Championship (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
🇨🇦 CANADA: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇿 CZECHIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇩🇰 DENMARK: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇫🇷 FRANCE: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇩🇪 GERMANY: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
🇰🇿 KAZAKHSTAN: o wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇷🇺 RUSSIASOVIET UNION: 0 wins, 7 losses, 1 tie
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 0 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇨🇭 SUI 3-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 08 Feb 1934 – WC – Milan 🇮🇹
02. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 23 Jan 1935 – WC – Davos 🇨🇭
03. 🇨🇭 SUI 16-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 31 Jan 1948 – OG – St. Moritz 🇨🇭
04. 🇨🇦 CAN 8-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 12 Mar 1952 – EX – Milan 🇮🇹
05. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 28 Jan 1956 – OG – Cortina d’Ampezzo 🇮🇹
06. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 28 Feb 1961 – EX – Cortina d’Ampezzo 🇮🇹
07. 🇷🇺 URS 28-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 26 Dec 1967 – WBM – Colorado Springs 🇺🇸
08. 🇷🇺 URS 9-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 15 Apr 1982 – WC – Tampere 🇫🇮
09. 🇷🇺 URS 11-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 24 Apr 1983 – WC – Dortmund 🇩🇪
10. 🇷🇺 URS 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 09 Feb 1984 – OG – Sarajevo 🇷🇸
11. 🇺🇸 USA 6-3 ITA 🇮🇹 – 09 Feb 1992 – OG – Méribel 🇫🇷
12. 🇷🇺 RUS 2-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 18 Apr 1993 – WC – Munich 🇩🇪
13. 🇸🇰 SVK 10-4 ITA 🇮🇹 – 17 Feb 1994 – OG – Lillehammer 🇳🇴
14. 🇸🇪 SWE 7-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05 May 1994 – WC – Assago 🇮🇹
15. 🇷🇺 RUS 8-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 18 Dec 1994 – IT – Moscow 🇷🇺
16. 🇩🇪 GER 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 20 Dec 1995 – EX – Landsberg 🇩🇪
17. 🇩🇪 GER 4-4 ITA 🇮🇹 – 21 Dec 1995 – EX – Memmingen 🇩🇪
18. 🇨🇿 CZE 9-5 ITA 🇮🇹 – 28 Apr 1996 – WC – Vienna 🇦🇹
19. 🇰🇿 KAZ 5-3 ITA 🇮🇹 – 07 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
20. 🇨🇭 SUI 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 27 Apr 1999 – EX – Bellinzona 🇨🇭
21. 🇸🇰 SVK 6-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02 May 2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
22. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 29 Apr 2002 – WC – Karlstad 🇸🇪
23. 🇷🇺 RUS 7-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02 May 2008 – WC – Québec 🇨🇦
24. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 08 May 2010 – WC – Mannheim 🇩🇪
25. 🇮🇹 ITA 2-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 11 May 2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
26. 🇩🇰 DEN 4-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 13 May 2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
27. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 16 May 2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
28. 🇷🇺 RUS 10-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 15 May 2019 – WC – Bratislava 🇸🇰

Photo Credit: FISG – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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