Ice Hockey in Bulgaria

Ice Hockey in Bulgaria is governed by the Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation. Bulgaria has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1960. Bulgaria Men’s national team made their International debut in 1942 and participated in one Olympic Games 1976. The Women and Junior teams made their debuts in 2008 & 1983. This page shows the history of the Men’s, Women & Junior national teams.


Men’s National Team

IIHF Member:
July 25th, 1960

History:
Bulgaria Men Official Results

Bulgaria Men Unofficial Results

Bulgaria Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played 

January 17th, 1942, 4-2 win over Yugoslavia
First Unofficial Game Played 
March 6th, 1958, 9-3 loss to Soviet Wings (URS)
Longest Official Winning Streak
(8) Apr 19th, 2018-Apr 28th, 2019
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak
(1) Apr 6th, 2018

Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(8) Mar 28th -Dec 8th, 1991
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak
(1) Apr 6th, 2018

Longest Official Losing Streak
(18) Apr 12th, 1992-Mar 26th, 1995
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak
(10) Mar 6th, 1958-Dec 28th, 1971

Biggest Official Win
20-0 over Turkey March 28th,1998
Biggest Unofficial Win
6-0 over France Espoirs (FRA) January 8th, 1986

Biggest Official Loss
31-0 to Kazakhstan & Ukraine March 25th-26th,1994
Biggest Unofficial Loss
17-3 to Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk (URS) February 21st, 1986


ROSTER

GK #1 Dimitar Dimitrov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
GK #25 Ivan Stoyadnov – HK Maribor (SLO)
DEF #8 Vasil Bachvarov – Irbis-Skate Sofia (BUL)

DEF #12 Ivaylo Georgiev – Slavia Sofia (BUL)
DEF #4 Martin Perchemliev – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #10 Moussa Abdi – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #18 Tareq Abdi – North York Renegades
FW #14 Mario Atanasov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #5 Martin Borisov – CSKA Sofia (BUL)

FW #13 Veselin Dikov – Irbis-Skate Sofia (BUL)
FW #7 Yanaki Gatchev – Irbis-Skate Sofia (BUL)
FW #16 Aleksandar Gatsev – NSA Sofia (BUL)

FW #15 Tomislav Georgiev -Irbis-Skate Sofia (BUL)
FW #3 Ivelin Ivanov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #23 Martin Nakov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #9 Ivailo Penchev – Irbis-Skate Sofia (BUL)
FW #11 Simeon Tsitselkov – NSA Sofia (BUL)

FW #22 Miroslav Vasilev – HC Mlada Boleslav (CZE)
FW #21 Kristian Veselinov – NSA Sofia (BUL)

HC Stanislav Kanchev
Updated (12/12/19)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member:
July 25th, 1960

History:
Bulgaria Women Official Results

Bulgaria Women Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played 

September 2nd, 2008, 41-0 loss to Italy
Longest Official Winning Streak
(2) Dec 5th-7th, 2019

Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(2) Dec 5th-7th, 2019

Longest Official Losing Streak
(10) Mar 22nd, 2014-Dec 16th, 2016

Biggest Official Win
6-1 over Ireland March 18th, 2012

Biggest Official Loss
82 -0 to Slovakia September 6th, 2008

ROSTER
GK #25 Paulina Georgieva – Ice Devils Sofia (BUL)
GK #20 Petya Simeonova – Slavia Sofia (BUL)

DEF #21 Nikol Dilova – NSA Sofia (BUL)
DEF #22 Vanesa Georgieva – NSA Sofia (BUL)

DEF #3  Andreya Kotseva – Valdemoro IT (ESP)
DEF #4 Karina Kozarova – Eindhoven High Techs (NED)
DEF #13 Tina Lisichkova – Milenio Logrono (ESP)
DEF #2 Stefani Stoyanova – NSA Sofia (BUL)

FW #6 Desislava Dankova – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #9 Victoria Dimitrova – Levski Sofia (BUL)
FW #14 Anna Evstatieva –  Levski Sofia (BUL)
FW #22 Venesa Georgieva – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #11 Amaliya Koleva – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #16 Mihaela Krumova – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #18 Veronika Metanova – Concordia University (CAN)
FW #23 Lidia Monova – Slavia Sofia (BUL)
FW #8 Regina Ovcharova – Slavia Sofia (BUL)
FW #24 Aleksandra Popov – Irbis-Skate Sofia
FW #5 Marina Stoimenova –  Ice Devils Sofia (BUL)

FW #15 Elena Todorova – SK Irbis Skate (RUS)
FW #7 Mirela Zareva – NSA Sofia (BUL)
HC Krasimir Monov
Updated (12/03/19)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member: July 25th, 1960
History:
Bulgaria U20 Official Results

Bulgaria U20 Unofficial Results

Bulgaria U20 Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played 
January 16th,1983, 3-2 loss to Hungary
First Unofficial Game Played 
March 26th, 1984, 5-0 win over Italy B
Longest Official Winning Streak
(5) Mar 22nd, 1987-Mar 23,1988
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak
(3) Mar 26th, 1984 – Dec 20th, 2014

Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(5) Mar 22nd, 1987-Mar 23,1988

Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(3) Mar 26th, 1984 – Dec 20th, 2014
Longest Official Losing Streak
(22) Jan 6th, 2006-Jan 15th, 2011
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak
(1) Dec 21st, 2014

Biggest Official Win
22-1 over Greece December 28th,1990
Biggest Unofficial Win
5-0 over Italy B March 26th, 1984

Biggest Official Loss
27-0 to Estonia January 6th, 2002
Biggest Unofficial Loss 

4-3 to Macedonia NT December 21st, 2014

ROSTER

GK #1 Ivan Stoynov – HK Maribor (SLO)
GK #25 Nikola Iliev – BK Mlada Boleslav (CZE)
DEF #17 Konstantin Dikov – Okanagan Hockey Academy (CAN)

DEF #19 Nikolai Dimov – CSKA Sofia (BUL)
DEF #5 Shon-Trevor -Isa – CSKA Sofia (BUL)

DEF #7 Martin Perchemliev – NSA Sofia (BUL)
DEF #16 Miklos-Ivan Plajner – KMH Budapest (HUN)
DEF #23 Kaloyan Vachkov – Nassjo HC (SWE)
FW #10 Moussa Adbi – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #8 Mario Atanasov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #15 Martin Borisov – NSA Sofia (BUL)

FW #2 Angel Dzhorov – CSKA Sofia (BUL)
FW #3 Ivelin Ivanov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #21 Damyan Minev – Team Cavalier (USA)
FW #12 Martin Nakov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #13 Alexandar Nikolov – NSA Sofia (BUL)

FW #11 Simeon Tsitselkov – NSA Sofia (BUL)
FW #22 Miroslav Vasilev – HC Mlada Boleslav (CZE)

HC Stanislav Kanchev
Updated (01/12/20)

Homepage:
Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation

Multimedia:
Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation