THANK YOU!

The National Team players would like to thank all the true friends of the team, which over the years have supported and stood next to them in happy times and most difficult moments! Without your support, nothing would be possible! Thank you!

Game over for National Team!

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) decided today, at the Annual Congress held in Sweden, to ban the Men’s Hellenic National Team (and all future national team of all categories) from the world championships until an Olympic sized ice rink opens in Greece. More details soon to come. 

2013 IIHF World Championship Div.III

The 2013 IIHF World Championship is over and the National Team left Cape Town with mixed feelings.

Our National team represented Greece once again in this very important international event, and had to compete against experienced opponents in conditions outside the Greek reality.

The lack of proper preparation of our athletes, had an obvious negative impact on their performance and the final results. The players were obviously disappointed by the final standings. Disappointment, because everyone knows that if the players of this team had the opportunity to train in an Olympic size ice rink and at reasonable hours, they would have accomplished amazing results.

Despite all these factors, the appearance of the national team was successful!

This year the National Team was composed not only by the well-known experienced athletes who kept the level of the Team high for the past years, but also by new players who helped significantly and gave new hope to the team. Both our goalies, Spyros Ploutsis and Georgios Fiotakis, gave their best, protecting the net of the National Team once again! Despite the many serious injuries, our athletes did not give up and kept fighting until the last minute, to make us proud again!

The scorers of our National Team were Panagiotis Koulouris, Dimitris Kalyvas, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Georgios Kalyvas, Lefteris Fournogerakis, Alexandros Valsamas-Rallis, Ioannis Koufis, Orestis Tilios, Kyriakos Adamidis and Iason Pachos. Of course all the other athletes, Polykarpos Amanatidis, Nikos Chatzigiannis, Georgios Kouleles, Diogenis Souras, Pavlos Kasampoulis, Marios Libertos, Antonis Kanellis and Dimitris Malamas, also contributed in order for the National Team to have a good presence in the World Championship.

Most Valuable Player of the Championship for our National Team was Panagiotis Koulouris.

Special thanks to ETALON, who sponsored the National Team.
Special thanks to all the Greek fans that supported the National Team, by either coming to the ice rink or by sending words of encouragement. THANK YOU!

2013 IIHF World Championship Div.III

Player Statistics

#NameGPGoalsAssistsPointsSOGPIM
17Panagiotis Koulouris54261614
21Dimitris Kalyvas (C)5066162
24Nikolaos Papadopoulos40331214
19Georgios Kalyvas (A)5202130
7Eleftherios Fournogerakis511232
10Alexandros Valsamas-Rallis5112110
13Ioannis Koufis5101154
11Orestis Tilios (A)5101112
22Kyriakos Adamidis5101112
8Iason Pachos5011810
4Polykarpos Amanatidis500086
5Nikolaos Chatzigiannis500018
6Georgios Kouleles500020
14Diogenis Souras500010
2Pavlos Kasampoulis500010
16Marios Lybertos500012
15Antonis Kanellis500010
12Dimitris Malamas1000027
1Giorgos Fiotakis50004
25Spyros-Dalibor Ploutsis50004

Scoring Leaders – 2013 World Championship

#NameTeamPGPGAPTSPIM
11Macky ReineckeSouth AfricaF54141812
8Joshua ReineckeSouth AfricaF5971616
24Uthman SammaiSouth AfricaF5510158
24Gareth RobertsIrelandF5831116
23Sasha BackesLuxemburgF54480
17Min Ri CholDPR KoreaF55274
18Conor RedmondIrelandF53570
11Robert BeranLuxemburgF51672
17Panagiotis KoulourisHELLASF542614
21Thiery BeranLuxemburgF53364
18Chris ReevesSouth AfricaD53360
4Jack ValadasSouth AfricaF53360
11Rim Hong ChunDPR KoreaF52460
21Dimitris KalyvasHELLASF50662
P:Position, GP: Games Played, G:Goals, A:Assists, PTS:Points, PIM:Penalty in Minutes

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HELLAS – LUXEMBOURG 2 : 3

Last game of the World Championship against Luxembourg and our National team tried but could not get the desired result. The final score of 3-2 clearly shows that any team could have won today, and despite many injuries from the Greek side, the team played very well. Luck was not on our side once again, and despite the many opportunities, especially in the second period, we were unable to equalize and eventually go ahead in the score.

Congratulations to all our players who tried their best and made ​​us proud once again!

The points of the National Team:

#NameGoalsAssistsPoints
7Lefteris Fournogerakis101
19Georgios Kalyvas (A)101
17Panagiotis Koulouris011

Georgios Kalyvas (A) was named MVP of the game.

Panagiotis Koulouris was named MVP of the National Team for the whole tournament.

HELLAS – SOUTH AFRICA 1 : 8

In a packed stadium, with the Greek fans cheering non-stop for the National Team, the players faced the home team and the favorite for the gold medal South Africans. Although it was a tough game the players gave their 100%. Luck was and patience was not on the Greek side, since the many penalties helped the South Africans score 5 power-play goals. Unlike previous games, the third period was the good one for the National Team, clearly showing that they can compete against any opponent.
Special thanks to all the Greeks that came to the ice rink to support our National Team.

The points of the National Team:

#NameGoalsAssistsPoints
17Panagiotis Koulouris101
7Lefteris Fournogerakis011
21Dimitris Kalyvas (C)011

Spyros-Dalibor Ploutsis was named MVP of the National Team.
In the other matches of Day 4:
DPR Korea – Ireland 2 – 1
Luxembourg – United Arab Emirates 8 – 1

HELLAS – DPR KOREA 1 : 7

Third day of the World Championship and the National Team, despite starting the game very well, did not get the positive result. After two periods the score was 2-1 in favor of DPR Korea but the players of the National Team showed that they could run away with a win. The team started the 3rd period very strong with 2 great opportunities (one hit the post and the other missed an empty net), luck was not on the National Team side and instead of tying the game 2-2, it became 3-1. At this point, the players had no more powers, and the game eventually ended 7-1.

The points of the National Team:

#NameGoalsAssistsPoints
22Kyriakos Adamidis101
8Iason Pachos011
10Alexandros Valsamas-Rallis011

Kyriakos Adamidis was named MVP of the National Team.

In the other matches of Day 3:
Luxembourg – Ireland 5 – 0
South Africa – United Arab Emirates 15 – 0

HELLAS – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 4 : 3

A great victory for the Greek National Team on the second day of the World Championship, defeating the United Arab Emirates with a final score of 4-3. The opponents started off the game really well scoring twice and surprising the Greek squad. Despite the initial shock the National Team regrouped and turned the game around scoring 4 unanswered goals ending the second period. The team was pressing throughout the whole game showing that losing was not an option. The performance of Georgios Kalyvas was remarkable considering he had been injured just a day before, scoring the equalizing goal. Panagiotis Koulouris, newcomer to the National Team scored 2 goals and helped with his great performance. Finally, Georgios Fiotakis was great between the pipes, even saving a penalty shot just five minutes before the end of the game and while the score was 4-3.

The points of the National Team:

#NameGoalsAssistsPoints
17Panagiotis Koulouris213
21Dimitris Kalyvas (C)033
24Nikolaos Papadopoulos022
13Ioannis Koufis101
19Georgios Kalyvas (A)101

Nikolaos Papadopoulos was named MVP of the National Team.

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HELLAS – IRELAND 3 : 6

First day of the Championship and the result does not reflect in any way the image of the game. An unfair defeat for the National team that lost to Ireland 6-3. The game was undecided in the first 2 periods. The Greek National Team seemed to out-play Ireland, taking 41 shots and it appeared that they can walk away with the victory. But unfortunately a bad third period cost the Greeks the game.

The points of the National Team:

#NameGoalsAssistsPoints
21Dimitris Kalyvas (C)022
17Panagiotis Koulouris101
10Alexandros Valsamas-Rallis101
11Orestis Tilios (A)101
24Nikolaos Papadopoulos011

Panagiotis Koulouris was named MVP of the National Team

In the other matches of Day 1:
DPR Korea – United Arab Emirates 5 – 3
Luxembourg – South Africa 2 – 5

2013 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Div.III - South Africa

15-21 April 2013 - Grandwest Ice Arena - Cape Town, South Africa
DateGameResult
15.04.2013DPR Korea - United Arab Emirates5 : 3
15.04.2013HELLAS - Ireland3 : 6
15.04.2013Luxembourg - South Africa2 : 5
16.04.2013United Arab Emirates -HELLAS3 : 4
16.04.2013DPR Korea - Luxembourg5 : 2
16.04.2013South Africa - Ireland7 : 4
18.04.2013Luxembourg - Ireland5 : 0
18.04.2013DPR Korea - HELLAS7 : 1
18.04.2013South Africa - United Arab Emirates15 : 0
19.04.2013Ireland - DPR Korea1 : 2
19.04.2013United Arab Emirates - Luxembourg1 : 8
19.04.2013HELLAS- South Africa1 : 8
21.04.2013Luxembourg - HELLAS3 : 2
21.04.2013Ireland - United Arab Emirates7 : 3
21.04.2013South Africa - DPR Korea4 : 1

*the schedule of the games are Greek time zone.