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 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 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: 27
First IHLC Game:
 3-0 loss vs. 🇨🇭 SUI, Feb. 8, 1934
Only IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, May 11, 2014
Latest IHLC Game: 6-1 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, May 16, 2014
Largest IHLC Defeat: 28-2 loss vs. 🇷🇺 URS, Dec. 26, 1967
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 24 games (Feb. 8, 1934 – May 8, 2010)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
33
First Game Hosted: 🇨🇭 SUI 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪, Feb. 3, 1934 (Milan)
Latest Game Hosted:
🇸🇪 SWE 3-2 FIN 🇫🇮, Feb. 26, 2006 (Turin)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (2: 1956, 2006), 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, 6 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 🇮🇹 – 02/08/1934 – WC – Milan 🇮🇹
02. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 01/23/1935 – WC – Davos 🇨🇭
03. 🇨🇭 SUI 16-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 01/31/1948 – OG – St. Moritz 🇨🇭
04. 🇨🇦 CAN 8-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 03/12/1952 – EX – Milan 🇮🇹
05. 🇨🇦 CAN 3-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 01/28/1956 – OG – Cortina d’Ampezzo 🇮🇹
06. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02/28/1961 – EX – Cortina d’Ampezzo 🇮🇹
07. 🇷🇺 URS 28-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 12/26/1967 – WBM – Colorado Springs 🇺🇸
08. 🇷🇺 URS 9-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 04/15/1982 – WC – Tampere 🇫🇮
09. 🇷🇺 URS 11-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 04/24/1983 – WC – Dortmund 🇩🇪
10. 🇷🇺 URS 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02/09/1984 – OG – Sarajevo 🇷🇸
11. 🇺🇸 USA 6-3 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02/09/1992 – OG – Méribel 🇫🇷
12. 🇷🇺 RUS 2-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 04/18/1993 – WC – Munich 🇩🇪
13. 🇸🇰 SVK 10-4 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02/17/1994 – OG – Lillehammer 🇳🇴
14. 🇸🇪 SWE 7-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05/05/1994 – WC – Assago 🇮🇹
15. 🇷🇺 RUS 8-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 12/18/1994 – IT – Moscow 🇷🇺
16. 🇩🇪 GER 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 12/20/1995 – EX – Landsberg 🇩🇪
17. 🇩🇪 GER 4-4 ITA 🇮🇹 – 12/21/1995 – EX – Memmingen 🇩🇪
18. 🇨🇿 CZE 9-5 ITA 🇮🇹 – 04/28/1996 – WC – Vienna 🇦🇹
19. 🇰🇿 KAZ 5-3 ITA 🇮🇹 – 02/07/1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
20. 🇨🇭 SUI 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 04/27/1999 – EX – Bellinzona 🇨🇭
21. 🇸🇰 SVK 6-2 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05/02/2000 – WC – Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
22. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-0 ITA 🇮🇹 – 04/29/2002 – WC – Karlstad 🇸🇪
23. 🇷🇺 RUS 7-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05/02/2008 – WC – Québec 🇨🇦
24. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05/08/2010 – WC – Mannheim 🇩🇪
25. 🇮🇹 ITA 2-1 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05/11/2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
26. 🇩🇰 DEN 4-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05/13/2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾
27. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-1 ITA 🇮🇹 – 05/16/2014 – WC – Minsk 🇧🇾

Photo Credit: FISG – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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