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France Men's National Ice Hockey Team

France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Bleus (The Blues)
AssociationFédération Française de Hockey sur Glace
Head coachPhilippe Bozon
AssistantsRené Matte
Yorick Treille
CaptainDamien Fleury
Most gamesDenis Perez (297)
Most pointsPhilippe Bozon (170)
Team colors     
IIHF codeFRA
France national ice hockey team jerseys 2016.png
Ranking
Current IIHF
Highest IIHF12 (first in 2014)
Lowest IIHF19 (first in 2006)
First international
Belgium  3-0  France
(Brussels, Belgium; 4 March 1905)
Biggest win
France  24-1  North Korea
(Budapest, Hungary; 15 March 1983)
Biggest defeat
United States  22-0  France
(Chamonix, France; 30 January 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances57 (first in 1930)
Best result6th (1930)
European Championships
Appearances4 (first in 1923)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg (1924)
Olympics
Appearances10 (first in 1920)
International record (W-L-T)
368-487-92

The France men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games.[2] As of 2016, it is ranked 14th in the world in the IIHF World Rankings. The team is overseen by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace. Notable recent wins include upsets against Russia at the 2013 IIHF World Championship, Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and a triumphant 5-1 over Finland as the tournament host of 2017 IIHF World Championship.

Patrick Francheterre coached the national team in 1985 and 1986, then managed the team from 1993 to 1997 and from 2004 to 2014, and received the Paul Loicq Award in 2017.[3]

Tournament record

Olympic Games

The French team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Games Finish
Belgium 1920 Palais de Glace d'Anvers 5th place
France 1924 Chamonix 5th place
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz 6th place
Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 9th place
France 1968 Grenoble 14th place
Canada 1988 Calgary 11th place
France 1992 Albertville 8th place
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 10th place
Japan 1998 Nagano 11th place
United States 2002 Salt Lake 14th place

World Championship

See: Ice Hockey World Championships and List of IIHF World Championship medalists
Note: Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.[] World Championship tournaments were not held in the Olympic years of 1980, 1984, and 1988.[4]
Championship Finish Rank
France/Austria/Germany 1930 Chamonix/Vienna/Berlin First round 6th
Poland 1931 Krynica-Zdrój Consolation round 9th
Italy 1934 Milan Consolation round 11th
Switzerland 1935 Davos Consolation round 7th
United Kingdom 1937 London Consolation round 7th
United Kingdom 1950 London Consolation round 9th
France 1951 Paris 2nd in the Pool B 9th
Belgium 1952 Liege 6th in the Pool B 15th
Switzerland 1953 Zürich/Basel 5th in the Pool B 8th
Switzerland 1961 Geneva/Lausanne 2nd in the Pool C 16th
Sweden 1963 Stockholm 6th in the Pool B 14th
Finland 1965 Tampere 9th in the Pool B 17th
Austria 1967 Vienna 4th in the Pool C 20th
Romania 1970 Gala?i 3rd in the Pool C 17th
Netherlands 1971 Eindhoven 2nd in the Pool C 16th
Netherlands 1973 Geleen/Rotterdam/Nijmegen/Utrecht/Tilburg/The Hague 6th in the Pool C 20th
France 1974 Grenoble/Gap/Lyon 5th in the Pool C 19th
Bulgaria 1975 Sofia 5th in the Pool C 19th
Poland 1976 Gda?sk 3rd in the Pool C 19th
Denmark 1977 Copenhagen/Hørsholm 4th in the Pool C 21st
Spain 1978 Canary Islands 6th in the Pool B 22nd
Spain 1979 Barcelona 3rd in the Pool C 21st
China 1981 Beijing 5th in the Pool C 21st
Spain 1982 Jaca 4th in the Pool C 20th
Hungary 1983 Budapest 5th in the Pool C 21st
France 1985 Megève/Chamonix/Saint-Gervais 1st in the Pool B 17th
Netherlands 1986 Eindhoven 4th in the Pool B 12th
Italy 1987 Canazei 4th in the Pool B 12th
Norway 1989 Oslo/Lillehammer 3rd in the Pool B 11th
France 1990 Lyon/Megève 4th in the Pool B 12th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1991 Ljubljana/Bled/Jesenice 3rd in the Pool B 11th
Czechoslovakia 1992 Prague/Bratislava Consolation Round 11th
Germany 1993 Munich/Dortmund Consolation Round 10th
Italy 1994 Bolzano/Canazei/Milan First round 10th
Sweden 1995 Stockholm Quarterfinals 8th
Austria 1996 Vienna Consolation Round 11th
Finland 1997 Helsinki/Tampere/Turku Consolation round 10th
Switzerland 1998 Zürich/Basel First round 13th
Norway 1999 Hamar/Lillehammer Qualifying Round 15th
Russia 2000 Saint Petersburg Consolation Round 15th
France 2001 Grenoble 2nd in Division I, Group A 20th
Netherlands 2002 Eindhoven 2nd in Division I, Group A 19th
Croatia 2003 Zagreb 1st in Division I, Group B 18st
Czech Republic 2004 Prague/Ostrava Relegation round 16th
Netherlands 2005 Eindhoven 2nd in Division I, Group B 19th
France 2006 Amiens 2nd in Division I, Group A 20th
China 2007 Qiqihar 1st in Division I, Group A 18th
Canada 2008 Halifax/Quebec Relegation round 14th
Switzerland 2009 Bern/Schluefweg/Kloten Qualifying round 12th
Germany 2010 Cologne/Mannheim/Gelsenkirchen Relegation round 14th
Slovakia 2011 Bratislava/Ko?ice Qualifying round 12th
Finland/Sweden 2012 Helsinki/Stockholm Preliminary round 9th
Sweden/Finland 2013 Stockholm/Helsinki Preliminary round 13th
Belarus 2014 Minsk Quarterfinals 8th
Czech Republic 2015 Prague/Ostrava Preliminary round 12th
Russia 2016 Moscow/Saint Petersburg Preliminary round 14th
Germany/France 2017 Cologne/Paris Preliminary round 9th
Denmark 2018 Copenhagen/Herning Preliminary round 12th
Slovakia 2019 Bratislava/Ko?ice Relegation 15th
Slovenia 2020 Ljubljana Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[5]
Slovenia 2021 Ljubljana Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[6]

European Championship

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
1910-1922 Did not participate.
Belgium 1923 Antwerp 4 3 0 1 13 8 ? ? Round-robin 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Italy 1924 Milan 3 3 0 0 17 1 ? ? Final 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Czechoslovakia 1925 ?trbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate.
Switzerland 1926 Davos 4 2 0 2 5 6 ? ? Second round 5th
Austria 1927 Wien Did not participate.
Hungary 1929 Budapest Did not participate.
Germany 1932 Berlin 4 2 2 0 10 4 ? ? Consolation Round 6th

Current roster

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[7][8]

Head coach: Philippe Bozon

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Jonathan Janil 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-09-24) 24 September 1987 (age 34) France Boxers de Bordeaux
4 D Antonin Manavian 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1987-04-26) 26 April 1987 (age 34) France Brûleurs de Loups
8 D Hugo Gallet 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 24) France Boxers de Bordeaux
9 F Damien Fleury - C 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 35) France Brûleurs de Loups
12 F Valentin Claireaux - A 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-04-05) 5 April 1991 (age 30) Finland Vaasan Sport
13 F Peter Valier 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-07-27) 27 July 1992 (age 29) France Boxers de Bordeaux
20 F Eliot Berthon 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-04-27) 27 April 1992 (age 29) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
22 F Guillaume Leclerc 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 25) France Brûleurs de Loups
25 F Nicolas Ritz 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1992-02-26) 26 February 1992 (age 29) France Dragons de Rouen
35 G Henri-Corentin Buysse 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 33) France Gothiques d'Amiens
37 G Sebastian Ylönen 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 30) France Anglet Hormadi Élite
38 D Pierre Crinon 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 99 kg (218 lb) (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 26) France Rapaces de Gap
44 D Olivier Dame-Malka 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 31) France Nice hockey Côte d'Azur
49 G Florian Hardy 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1985-02-08) 8 February 1985 (age 36) France Ducs d'Angers
61 F Cédric Di Dio Balsamo 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-03-27) 27 March 1994 (age 27) France LHC Les Lions
62 D Florian Chakiachvili 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1992-03-18) 18 March 1992 (age 29) France Dragons de Rouen
63 F Alexandre Texier 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1999-09-13) 13 September 1999 (age 22) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
71 F Anthony Guttig 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1988-10-30) 30 October 1988 (age 32) France Dragons de Rouen
72 F Jordann Perret 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 26) Czech Republic HC Dynamo Pardubice
74 D Thomas Thiry 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 101 kg (223 lb) (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 24) Switzerland EV Zug
77 F Sacha Treille 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-11-06) 6 November 1987 (age 33) France Brûleurs de Loups
81 F Anthony Rech 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 29) Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
82 F Charles Bertrand 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 30) Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gottéron
84 D Kévin Hecquefeuille - A 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 36) France Scorpions de Mulhouse
94 F Tim Bozon 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1994-03-24) 24 March 1994 (age 27) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC

References

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "France making more miracles - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "IIHF Hall of Fame names 20th induction class". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2017. Archived from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "All Medalists: Men: IIHF World Championships". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "IIHF - IIHF Council announces more cancellations". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "EDF - CM 2019. La liste des 25 Bleus pour Kosice". hockeyfrance.com. 6 May 2019.
  8. ^ 2019 IIHF World Championship roster

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