IHLC Team Profiles – Kazakhstan (Men’s)

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kazakhstan-11 KAZAKHSTAN (KAZ) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
3 wins, 1 reign, 4 games with IHLC – ranked 16th
IHLC last held February 13, 1998

First competing internationally in 1992 after the USSR’s dissolution, Kazakhstan first competed for the IHLC in 1997, winning the title in their first attempt, and being the unlikely title holder at the start of the 1998 Olympics. While the Kazakhs have failed to win the IHLC since, they are a regular competitor on the championship stage, and have a regular flow of players who compete professionally in both the NHL and KHL.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 7
First IHLC Game:
 4-2 win vs. norway-11 NOR, Nov. 9, 1997
First IHLC Win: 4-2 win vs. norway-11 NOR, Nov. 9, 1997
Latest IHLC Game: 4-2 loss vs. slovakia-11 SVK, May 9, 2012
Latest IHLC Win: 4-3 win vs. slovakia-11 SVK, Feb. 10, 1998
Largest IHLC Victory: 5-3 win vs. italy-11 ITA, Feb. 7, 1998
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-2 loss vs. russia-11 RUS, Feb. 13, 1998
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 4 games (Nov. 9, 1997 – Feb. 10, 1998)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
0
First Game Hosted: n/a
Latest Game Hosted: 
n/a
Major Tournaments Hosted: none

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 12th (1: 2005)
Best Olympic Games Result: 8th (1: 1998)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
austria-11 AUSTRIA: 0 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie
italy-11 ITALY: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
norway-11 NORWAY: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
russia-11 RUSSIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 4-2 NOR norway-11 – 11/09/1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt austria-11
02. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 5-3 ITA italy-11 – 02/07/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
03. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 5-5 AUT austria-11 – 02/08/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
04. kazakhstan-11 KAZ 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 02/10/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
05. russia-11 RUS 9-2 KAZ kazakhstan-11 – 02/13/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
06. slovakia-11 SVK 2-1 KAZ kazakhstan-11 – 02/19/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
07. slovakia-11 SVK 4-2 KAZ kazakhstan-11 – 05/09/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11

Photo Credit: Icehockey.kz – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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