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Moldova
Flag of Moldova.svg
Continent Europe
Population 3,559,500
Registered players N/A
Referees N/A
Rinks N/A
National teams None
National federation National Ice Hockey
Federation of Moldova
IIHF since May 20, 2008
IIHF ranking N/A
Top league None


Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe. Chisinau is the capital and largest city.

OverviewEdit

Domestic TeamsEdit

See Category:Ice hockey teams in Moldova

ArenasEdit

See Category:Arenas in Moldova

History of hockey in MoldovaEdit

The National Ice Hockey Federation of Moldova is the governing body of ice hockey in the country. Moldova became an IIHF member on May 20, 2008.[1]

The country has two ice rinks, one in Chisinau (Ice Bravo Patinoar), and one in Tiraspol (Snejinka). There is no national league in Moldova, but informal games are played at the Tiraspol facility.

A team from Moldova known as HC Moldavia participated in the Tardepoint Cup in Ukraine in May 2007. They finished in third place with a 5-4 shootout victory over HC Kharkiv.[2] Youth clubs known as HC Acvila and Ice Hockey Club Bravo were founded in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and another junior outfit, Dinamo Chisinau, was formed in 2009.

Moldova hosted several international youth tournaments in 2010 and 2011. Some Moldovan clubs have played in the Romanian junior leagues. In 2009-10, Dinamo Chisinau participated in the Romanian U12 League, and the following year, they played in the Romanian U14 League. Platina Chișinău joined the Romanian U18 League for the 2010-11 season. They won the league championship by defeating SC Miercurea Ciuc in the final.

With a team composed entirely of Russian and Belarusian players, Platina joined the top-level Romanian Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. After only three games, the club withdrew from the competition. The next year, Platina took part in the Minor Hockey League B, a multi-national junior competition, which they have played in yearly since.

The Moldovan national team has yet to make its international debut.

ReferencesEdit


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