Bulgaria women's national ice hockey team

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Bulgaria
Shirt badge/Association crest
The coat of arms of Bulgaria is the badge used on the players jerseys.
AssociationBulgarian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachDian Lilov
AssistantsKrasimir Monov
CaptainMirela Zareva
Team colors              
IIHF codeBUL
Ranking
Current IIHF38 Decrease 1 (14 April 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF23 (2011)
Lowest IIHF38 (2019)
First international
 Italy 41–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; 2 September 2008)
Biggest win
 Bulgaria 6–1 Ireland 
(Izmir, Turkey; 8 December 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 82–0 Bulgaria 
(Liepāja, Latvia; 6 September 2008)
World Championships
Appearances8 (first in 2011)
Best result33rd (2011)
International record (W–L–T)
4–15–1

The Bulgarian women's national ice hockey team (Bulgarian: Женски национален отбор по хокей на лед на България, Zhenski natsionalen otbor po khokeĭ na led na Bŭlgariya) represents Bulgaria at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF Women's World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The women's national team is controlled by Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation. As of 2016, Bulgaria has 65 female players.[2] The Bulgarian women's national team is ranked 34th in the world.

Qualification tournament for the 2010 Olympics[edit]

The Bulgarian women's team has competed only at a few high level international tournaments. First, they played in the qualification tournament for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. They played four games against Slovakia, Croatia, Italy, and Latvia, losing all four games in blowouts (39–0 against Latvia, 30–1 against Croatia, 41–0 against Italy, and a record breaking 82–0 loss to Slovakia).[3] The only goal was scored by forward, Olga Gospodinova assisted by the defensemen Elina Milanova and Sofiya Iliycheva.[4]

World Championships record[edit]

In 2011 the Bulgarian Women team played in their first World Championship competition. They were scheduled to compete in the 2009 Division V tournament in Gdańsk Poland, but it was cancelled.[5]

Year Division Result Overall rank
Bulgaria 2011 Division V 3rd 33rd
Turkey 2013 Division II B 2nd 34th
Mexico 2014 Division II B 3rd 35th
Hong Kong 2015 Division II B 4th 36th
Bulgaria 2016 Division II B 4th 36th
Chinese Taipei 2017 Division II B 4th 36th
Bulgaria 2018 Division II B 5th 38th
South Africa 2019 Division II B 5th 39th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/bulgaria.html
  3. ^ No Mercy in http://thelockerrooms.blogspot.com/
  4. ^ "full game summary" (PDF). iihf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  5. ^ "World Championships". archive.org. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

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