IHLC Team Profiles – Kazakhstan (Men’s)

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🇰🇿 KAZAKHSTAN (KAZ) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
3 wins, 1 reign, 4 games with IHLC – ranked 16th
IHLC last held 13 February 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. 🇳🇴 NOR, 09 Nov 1997
First IHLC Win: 4-2 win vs. 🇳🇴 NOR, 09 Nov 1997
Latest IHLC Game: 4-2 loss vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 09 May 2012
Latest IHLC Win: 4-3 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 10 Feb 1998
Largest IHLC Victory: 5-3 win vs. 🇮🇹 ITA, 07 Feb 1998
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-2 loss vs. 🇷🇺 RUS, 13 Feb 1998
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 4 games (09 Nov 1997 – 10 Feb 1998)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 3 games (13 Feb 199809 May 2012)

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: 0 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie
🇮🇹 ITALY: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇳🇴 NORWAY: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
🇷🇺 RUSSIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇰🇿 KAZ 4-2 NOR 🇳🇴 – 09 Nov 1997 – WCQ – Klagenfurt 🇦🇹
02. 🇰🇿 KAZ 5-3 ITA 🇮🇹 – 07 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
03. 🇰🇿 KAZ 5-5 AUT 🇦🇹 – 08 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
04. 🇰🇿 KAZ 4-3 SVK 🇸🇰 – 10 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
05. 🇷🇺 RUS 9-2 KAZ 🇰🇿 – 13 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
06. 🇸🇰 SVK 2-1 KAZ 🇰🇿 – 19 Feb 2006 – OG – Turin 🇮🇹
07. 🇸🇰 SVK 4-2 KAZ 🇰🇿 – 09 May 2012 – WC – Helsinki 🇫🇮

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

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