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Latvia

  • Year of foundation: 1931
  • Colours: dark red, white
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Latvian Ice Hockey Federation
    Raunas iela 23
    1039 Riga
    Latvia
  • Phone: +371 675 65 614
  • Fax: +371 675 65 015
  • Email: lhf@lhf.lv
  • WWW: http://www.lhf.lv/
 

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Season 2016-2017

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Recent gamesseason 2016-2017
May. 13 17 | 12:15Latvia - USA3-5
May. 15 17 | 20:15Russia - Latvia5-0
May. 16 17 | 20:15Germany - Latvia4-3 SO
Current rosterseason 2016-2017
Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GJānis Kalniņš13.12.1991175 cm74 kgleft
GElvis Merzlikins13.04.1994191 cm85 kgleft
GIvars Punnenovs30.05.1994185 cm85 kgleft
DKristofers Bindulis17.09.1995191 cm86 kgleft
DOskars Cibuļskis09.04.1988187 cm80 kgleft
DRalfs Freibergs17.05.1991183 cm82 kgleft
DGuntis Galvins25.01.1986187 cm82 kgleft
DJanis Jaks22.08.1995183 cm86 kgright
DArturs Kulda25.07.1988188 cm88 kgleft
DKristaps Sotnieks29.01.1987184 cm76 kgleft
FUvis Balinskis01.08.1996179 cm76 kgleft
FMāris Bičevskis03.08.1991179 cm78 kgleft
FTeodors Blugers15.08.1994185 cm84 kgleft
LWRihards Bukarts31.12.1995179 cm84 kgright
FRoberts Bukarts27.06.1990183 cm88 kgright
FKaspars Daugavins18.05.1988185 cm93 kgleft
FAndris Džeriņš14.02.1988185 cm72 kgleft
FZemgus Girgensons05.01.1994184 cm80 kgleft
FMiks Indrašis30.09.1990192 cm89 kgleft
FRonalds Kenins28.02.1991182 cm84 kgleft
FGints Meija04.09.1987185 cm80 kgleft
FVitalijs Pavlovs17.06.1989195 cm98 kgleft
FFrenks Razgals08.08.1996182 cm72 kgleft
FGunars Skvorcovs13.01.1990186 cm86 kgleft
CJanis Sprukts31.01.1982189 cm85 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Bob Hartley09.09.1960Head Coach

* no longer in the club

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Leonids Beresnevs named new Latvian national team coach

Experienced coach Leonids Beresnevs was named new headcoach of Latvian national team during a board meeting of the Latvian Federation. Beresņevs, 57, coached Latvia several times in the past, both senior and junior level. After two seasons at Arlan Kokshetau in Kazakhstan, Beresņevs was back at Latvia to coach HS Riga.

"The contract with mr Beresņevs was signed until the end of the World Championship in Russia. If the coach will fulfill the goals, then the contract will be extended until the end of season, including the Olympic qualifications in September. If Latvia will earn a ticket to Korea 2018, the contract will automatically be extended for two years" said Federation President Kirovs Lipmans.

(10 Feb 2016)
 

U20 World Juniors Div1A started

The U20 World Championship Division I Group A started today in Asiago. The winners on the opening day were Belarus, Latvia and Norway.

(15 Dec 2014)
 

Sandis Ozolins will carry Latvian flag at Sochi

Dinamo Riga captain Sandis Ozolins will be the Latvian delegation standard-bearer at the opening ceremony in Sochi.
For 41-year-old hockey player upcoming Olympics will be the third in his career. Ozolins is the fourth hockey player to carry national flag after Leonīds Vedējs (1936), Harijs Vītoliņš (2002) and Artūrs Irbe (2006)

(30 Jan 2014)
 

German revenge

After yesterday's loss to Latvia, the German national team today won 4-0 against the same opponent.

David Wolf scored twice and Daryl Boyle and Matthias Plachta got a goal each in Essen.

(18 Dec 2013)
 

Latvia beats Germany

Latvia visited Germany in Herne today and won the game 4-3 after a shoot-out. Andris Dzerins scored a late equaliser and Mikelis Redlihs decided the shoot-out.

The teams will play again tomorrow in Essen.

(17 Dec 2013)
 

Belarus announces national team games

Belarus Hockey Federation announces the National Team games in preparation for World Championship: Andrei Skabelka troop will face Germany on 05 and 06 April in Minsk and Molodechno, Slovakia on 12 and 13 April in Minsk and Soligorsk (venue not yet confirmed) and then will play twice against Latvia on still unknown dates. Finally Belarus will compete in Skoda Cup

(20 Feb 2013)
 

Tom Coolen and Aigars Cipruss named Latvian National Team Assistant Coaches

Latvian Federation anounces Tom Coolen and Aigars Cipruss were named National Team head coach Ted Nolan assistants
58-year-old Canadian Tom Coolen coached in North America and Europe, included teams in DEL (Kaufbeuren), NLA (Ambri-Piotta and Lausanne), SM-Liiga (HIFK Helsinki) and EBEL (Feldkirch). "Coolen is in the world of hockey from more then 30-years, he will be a good assistant to Nolan and certainly strengthen the Latvian hockey staff" said LHF President Kirovs Lipmans.
40-year-old Aigars Cipruss was Latvian U20 team assistant coach in the last two years after having played for 17 years for Latvia, closing his international career with. 172 caps and 112 (50 +62) points. He is still active in domestic League with HK Ozolnieki/Monarch

Both newly appointed coaches will debut on November 9th when Latvia will play against russia at Arena Riga.

(31 Oct 2012)
 

Ted Nolan continues as Latvia coach

Despite a not brilliant World Championship, Latvian Federation decides to extend for one year the contract with Canadian coach Ted Nolan

(22 Jun 2012)
 

Daugavins and Rocco under review

Two alleged spearing incidents, one involving Latvian forward Kaspars Daugavins in the Latvia-Norway match and the other coming from Italian forward Vincent Rocco during the Italy-Sweden game, are currently under review by the IIHF Disciplinary Committee.

(13 May 2012)
 

Bartulis suspended

Latvian defenceman Oskars Bartulis has been suspended one game for his penalties on Tomas Mojzis and Milan Michalek during a game against the Czech Republic. He will miss Saturday's match against Norway.

(11 May 2012)
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