Latvia men's national ice hockey team

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Latvia
Latvia national ice hockey team logo.svg
Association Latvian Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Bob Hartley
Assistants Artis Ābols
Valērijs Kuļibaba
Sergejs Kuzņecovs
Maksims Širokovs
Aleksandrs Cicurskis
Ēriks Visockis
Captain Miks Indrašis
Most games Rodrigo Laviņš (230)
Top scorer Leonīds Tambijevs (66)
Most points Leonīds Tambijevs (150)
Home stadium Arēna Rīga
Team colors        
IIHF codeLAT
Latvia national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 10th (as of may 23rd, 2019)
Highest IIHF9 (first in 2005)
Lowest IIHF13 (first in 2018)
First international
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg 3–0 Flag of Lithuania 1918-1940.svg  Lithuania
(Riga, Latvia; 27 February 1932) [1]
Biggest win
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg 32–0 Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
(Bled, Slovenia; 15 March 1993) [1]
Biggest defeat
Canada  Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg 14–0 Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
(Davos, Switzerland; 20 January 1935) [1]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances26 (first in 1933 )
Best result7th (1997, 2004, 2009)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances1
Best result8th (1932)
Olympics
Appearances5 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
194–161–39

The Latvian men's national ice hockey team represents Latvia in international ice hockey. The team is ranked 10th in the world by IIHF as of 2019. The team is controlled by the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation. Their best ever finish at the World Championships was 7th place in 1997, 2004 and 2009. At the 2018 World Championship the team finished 8th. Latvia reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 Winter Olympics, losing 2–1 to Canada. Latvia has 7,145 registered players (0.36% of its population).

Contents

Overview

Rank Olympics World Championships European Championships
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th 1997, 2004, 2009
8th 2014 2000, 2018 1932
9th 2002 1998, 2003, 2005
10th 1933, 1938, 1939, 2006, 2012, 2017, 2019
11th 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
12th 2006, 2010
13th 1936 1935, 1996 (1.B)↑, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016
14th 1994 (2.B), 1995 (2.B)
15th
16th
↑: promoted, ↓: relegated, (3.B): (rank.pool)

Tournament record

Olympic Games

GamesGPWLTGFGACoachCaptainFinish
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 3030327 Arvīds Jurgens Leonīds Vedējs Finished tied in 13th place
Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Salt Lake City 31111112 Curt Lindström Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in 9th place
Flag of Italy.svg 2006 Turin 50411129 Leonīds Beresņevs Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in 12th place
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2010 Vancouver 3030419 Oļegs Znaroks Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in 12th place
Flag of Russia.svg 2014 Sochi 5140913 Ted Nolan Sandis Ozoliņš Finished in 8th place
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2022 Beijing Bob Hartley
Flag of Italy.svg 2026 Milan/Cortina

World Championship

Graph shows Latvian results in IIHF World Championship up until 2018. Breaks in the graph represent the years Latvia didn't play in IIHF World Championship. LatviaIIHF.png
Graph shows Latvian results in IIHF World Championship up until 2018. Breaks in the graph represent the years Latvia didn't play in IIHF World Championship.
ChampionshipsGPWTLGFGACoachCaptainFinish
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1933 Prague 410339 Arvīds Jurgens Finished in 10th place
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1935 Davos 51041125 Leonīds Vedējs Finished in 13th place
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 1938 Prague 410348 Arvīds Jurgens Leonīds Vedējs Finished tied in 10th place
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1939 Zürich/Basel 3102621 Larry Marsh Leonīds Vedējs Finished in 10th place
Flag of Slovenia.svg 1993 Bled/Ljubljana (Group C)76101019 Helmuts Balderis Finished in 21st place (Won Group C)
Flag of Denmark.svg 1994 Copenhagen/Aalborg (Group B)7601619 Helmuts Balderis Konstantīns Grigorjevs Finished in 14th place (2nd in Group B)
Flag of Slovakia.svg 1995 Bratislava (Group B)76016516 Ēvalds Grabovskis Aleksandrs Beļavskis Finished in 14th place (2nd in Group B)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1996 Eindhoven (Group B)76104116 Leonīds Beresņevs Oļegs Znaroks Finished in 13th place (Won Group B)
Flag of Finland.svg 1997 Helsinki/Tampere/Turku 84223723 Leonīds Beresņevs Normunds Sējējs Finished in 7th place
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1998 Zürich/Basel 63122118 Leonīds Beresņevs Oļegs Znaroks Finished in 9th place
Flag of Norway.svg 1999 Oslo/Hamar/Lillehammer 62042422 Leonīds Beresņevs Oļegs Znaroks Finished in 11th place
Flag of Russia.svg 2000 Saint Petersburg 73131517 Haralds Vasiļjevs Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in 8th place
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Nuremberg/Cologne/Hanover 63121913 Haralds Vasiļjevs Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in 13th place
Flag of Sweden.svg 2002 Gothenburg/Karlstad/Jönköping 61051118 Curt Lindström Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in 11th place
Flag of Finland.svg 2003 Helsinki/Tampere/Turku 63031416 Curt Lindström Harijs Vītoliņš Finished in 9th place
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2004 Prague/Ostrava 72231214 Curt Lindström Sergejs Žoltoks Finished in 7th place
Flag of Austria.svg 2005 Vienna/Innsbruck 62131021 Leonīds Beresņevs Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in 9th place
Flag of Latvia.svg 2006 Riga 62131224 Petr Vorobiev Aleksandrs Semjonovs Finished in 10th place
ChampionshipsGPWOTWOTLLGFGACoachCaptainFinish
Flag of Russia.svg 2007 Moscow 620132022 Oļegs Znaroks Rodrigo Laviņš Finished in 13th place
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2008 Halifax/Quebec City 620041119 Oļegs Znaroks Rodrigo Laviņš Finished in 11th place
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2009 Bern/Kloten 722031523 Oļegs Znaroks Kārlis Skrastiņš Finished in 7th place
Flag of Germany.svg 2010 Cologne/Mannheim/Gelsenkirchen 620041518 Oļegs Znaroks Herberts Vasiļjevs Finished in 11th place
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2011 Bratislava/Košice 620221819 Oļegs Znaroks Herberts Vasiļjevs Finished in 13th place
Flag of Finland.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 2012 Helsinki/Stockholm 720051119 Ted Nolan Jānis Sprukts Finished in 10th place
Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Finland.svg 2013 Stockholm/Helsinki 720141425 Ted Nolan Lauris Dārziņš Finished in 11th place
Flag of Belarus.svg 2014 Minsk 730042024 Ted Nolan Herberts Vasiļjevs Finished in 11th place
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Prague/Ostrava 702141125 Aleksandrs Beļavskis Kaspars Daugaviņš Finished in 13th place
Flag of Russia.svg 2016 Moscow/Saint Petersburg 710331322 Leonīds Beresņevs Kaspars Daugaviņš Finished in 13th place
Flag of Germany.svg Flag of France.svg 2017 Cologne/Paris 730131418 Bob Hartley Kaspars Daugaviņš Finished in 10th place
Flag of Denmark.svg 2018 Copenhagen/Herning 831221819 Bob Hartley Roberts Bukarts Finished in 8th place
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2019 Bratislava/Košice 730042120 Bob Hartley Lauris Dārziņš Finished in 10th place
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2020 Zürich/Lausanne Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic [2]
Flag of Latvia.svg Flag of Belarus.svg 2021 Riga/Minsk Bob Hartley
Flag of Finland.svg 2022 Helsinki/Tampere Bob Hartley
Flag of Russia.svg 2023 Saint Petersburg
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2024 Czech Republic
Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Denmark.svg 2025 Sweden/Denmark
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2026 Zürich/Lausanne

European Championship

GamesGPWTLGFGACoachCaptainFinishRank
Flag of Germany.svg 1932 Berlin 4103513 Arvīds Jurgens Consolation Round8th

Team

Current roster

Most recent international roster. [3]

Head coach: Bob Hartley

No.Pos.NameHeightWeightBirthdateTeam
3D Kristers Freibergs 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)90 kg (200 lb)3 July 1992 (aged 26) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Liepāja
10F Deniss Smirnovs 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)80 kg (180 lb)7 March 1999 (aged 20) Flag of Switzerland.svg Genève-Servette HC
11D Artūrs Salija 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)87 kg (192 lb)15 May 1992 (aged 26)Flag placeholder.svg
12F Deivids Sarkanis 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)75 kg (165 lb)7 November 1994 (aged 24) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Mogo
13F Romāns Nekļudovs 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)82 kg (181 lb)31 March 1995 (aged 24) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Liepāja
14F Rihards Bukarts A 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)84 kg (185 lb)31 December 1995 (aged 23) Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorfer EG
15F Mārtiņš Karsums 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)95 kg (209 lb)26 February 1986 (aged 33) Flag of Russia.svg Traktor Chelyabinsk
16F Kaspars Daugaviņš A 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)97 kg (214 lb)18 May 1988 (aged 30) Flag of Russia.svg HC Vityaz
19F Ralfs Jevdokimovs 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)80 kg (180 lb)23 July 2001 (aged 17) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Dinaburga
18F Raimonds Mikus Vītoliņš 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)74 kg (163 lb)12 January 2002 (aged 17) Flag of the United States.svg Sioux Falls Stampede
21F Rihards Melnalksnis 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)78 kg (172 lb)10 May 1999 (aged 20) Flag of Switzerland.svg SCL Tigers
23D Eduards Hugo Jansons 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)85 kg (187 lb)7 September 1997 (aged 21) Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Saryarka Karagandy
24F Toms Andersons 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)86 kg (190 lb)25 November 1993 (aged 25) Flag of Switzerland.svg SCL Tigers
25D Roberts Mamčics 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)105 kg (231 lb)6 April 1995 (aged 24)Flag placeholder.svg
26D Uvis Jānis Balinskis 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)84 kg (185 lb)1 August 1996 (aged 22)Flag placeholder.svg
27D Sandis Smons 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)86 kg (190 lb)19 May 1999 (aged 19) Flag of Switzerland.svg Genève-Servette HC
28F Sandis Zolmanis 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)86 kg (190 lb)20 August 1994 (aged 24)Flag placeholder.svg
29D Ralfs Freibergs 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)82 kg (181 lb)17 May 1991 (aged 27) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg HC Kometa Brno
30G Bruno Brūveris 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)74 kg (163 lb)9 March 2002 (aged 17) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Riga
31G Antons Naumovs 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)67 kg (148 lb)31 December 1997 (aged 21) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
32D Artūrs Kulda 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)96 kg (212 lb)25 July 1988 (aged 30)Flag placeholder.svg
33F Zemgus Girgensons 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)96 kg (212 lb)5 January 1994 (aged 25) Flag of the United States.svg Buffalo Sabres
38F Rūdolfs Balcers 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)82 kg (181 lb)8 April 1997 (aged 22) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ottawa Senators
41F Frenks Razgals 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)81 kg (179 lb)8 August 1996 (aged 22)Flag placeholder.svg
44F Gatis Sprukts 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)81 kg (179 lb)29 August 1996 (aged 22) Flag of Latvia.svg HC Zemgale/LUA
50G Kristers Gudļevskis 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)96 kg (212 lb)31 July 1992 (aged 26) Flag of Germany.svg Fischtown Pinguins
52D Rihards Ķuzis 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)88 kg (194 lb)29 June 2000 (aged 18) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
62F Daniels Bērziņš 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)82 kg (181 lb)6 February 1999 (aged 20) Flag of Latvia.svg Dinamo Riga
68F Ričards Puriņš 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)70 kg (150 lb)25 July 2000 (aged 18) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
70F Miks Indrašis- C 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)85 kg (187 lb)30 September 1990 (aged 28) Flag of Russia.svg Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
71F Roberts Bukarts 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)84 kg (185 lb)27 June 1990 (aged 28) Flag of Russia.svg Severstal Cherepovets
72D Arvils Bergmanis 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)79 kg (174 lb)29 December 1999 (aged 19)Flag placeholder.svg
73D Tomass Zeile 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)86 kg (190 lb)26 January 1998 (aged 21) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
74G Kristaps Nazarovs 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)85 kg (187 lb)19 December 1995 (aged 23) Flag of Sweden.svg IK Guts
75D Pauls Svars 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)83 kg (183 lb)11 March 1998 (aged 21) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
77D Ričards Birziņš 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)89 kg (196 lb)24 April 1989 (aged 30)Flag placeholder.svg
79F Nikolajs Jeļisejevs 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)86 kg (190 lb)7 June 1994 (aged 24) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
83F Reinis Mārtiņš Lejnieks 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)90 kg (200 lb)10 November 1997 (aged 21)Flag placeholder.svg
87F Kirils Galoha 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)72 kg (159 lb)14 April 1996 (aged 23) Flag of Poland.svg GKS Tychy
91F Kārlis Ozoliņš 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)82 kg (181 lb)16 March 1994 (aged 25) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Mogo
92F Renārs Cipruss 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)77 kg (170 lb)12 March 1999 (aged 20) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Olimp Riga
94F Vladislavs Barkovskis 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)76 kg (168 lb)4 September 2000 (aged 18) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Dinaburga
95F Bruno Zabis 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)80 kg (180 lb)15 January 1991 (aged 28) Flag of Latvia.svg HK Liepāja
96F Lauris Bajaruns 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)95 kg (209 lb)31 March 1989 (aged 30)Flag placeholder.svg

Coaching history

CoachGPWTLGDP-ts
1939 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Larry Marsh [4] [5] 31026:21n/a
1992–1994 Flag of Latvia.svg Helmuts Balderis ------------
1995 Flag of Latvia.svg Ēvalds Grabovskis ------------
1996–1999 Flag of Latvia.svg Leonīds Beresņevs 5636713275:14379
1999–2001 Flag of Latvia.svg Haralds Vasiļjevs 321281281:7632
2001–2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Curt Lindström 6532825202:16172
2005–2006 Flag of Latvia.svg Leonīds Beresņevs 3225314112:11353
2006 Flag of Russia.svg Petr Vorobiev 1141625:359
2007–2011 Flag of Germany.svg Oļegs Znaroks
2011–2014 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ted Nolan
2015 Flag of Latvia.svg Aleksandrs Beļavskis 702511:255
2016 Flag of Latvia.svg Leonīds Beresņevs 713313:226
2016 Flag of Latvia.svg Haralds Vasiļjevs 320113:56
2017–2022 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bob Hartley 1564532:3723

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