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Canada men's national ice hockey team

Canada mens national ice hockey team
NameCanada
Badge Size200px
AssociationHockey Canada
NicknameTeam Canada  
General ManagerCA Dave Nonis
CoachCA Ken Hitchcock
Asst CoachCA Peter DeBoer
CA Scott Arniel
CaptainRick Nash
Most GamesSean Burke (156)
Most PointsCliff Ronning (156)
IIHF CodeCAN
IIHF Rank4
IIHF Max1
IIHF Max Datefirst in 2003
IIHF Min4
IIHF Min Date2011
Team Colors     
First Game  8 1  
(Les Avants, Switzerland; January 10, 1910)
Largest Win  47 0  
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
Largest Loss  11 1  
(Vienna, Austria; April 24, 1977)
World Champ Apps67
World Champ First1920
World Champ BestGold: 24 - 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007
Olympic Apps20
Olympic First1920
Olympic MedalsGold: 8 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, 1952, 2002, 2010
Silver: 4 1936, 1960, 1992, 1994
Bronze: 2 1956, 1968
Record889 420 127

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The Canadian national ice hockey team is the ice hockey team representing Canada. The team is overseen by Hockey Canada, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, and participates in international competitions. From 1920 until 1963, Canada's international representation was by senior amateur club teams. Canada's national men's team was founded in 1963 by Father David Bauer as a part of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, playing out of the University of British Columbia.

The nickname "Team Canada" was christened for the 1972 Summit Series and has been frequently used to refer to the Canadian national team ever since. Canada has been one of the leading national ice hockey teams in international play, winning the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union, four of five Canada Cups dating back to 1976, 8 Winter Olympics (the most of any participating hockey nation), including the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics, four consecutive IIHF World Championships, including eighteen total, and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

The current coach is Ken Hitchcock. Canada is currently ranked 4th with 3595 points in the IIHF World Ranking.


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