The French ice hockey team has participated regularly in the IIHF World Hockey Championships, the IIHF European Championships and the Olympic Games.
They are currently positioned at 14th in the IIHF world rankings. It is administrated by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace.
Europe’s first official hockey team, the Patineurs de Paris, was formed in 1903.
They played their first international game against a team from London.
France staged its first national hockey championship in 1904, which made it the second country in Europe after Great Britain.
Two years later, the French national team played its first game against Belgium.
|Nickname(s)||Les Bleus (The Blues)|
|Association||Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace|
|General Manager||Renaud Jacquin|
|Head coach||Dave Henderson|
|Most games||Denis Perez (297)|
|Most points||Philippe Bozon (170)|
French Ice Hockey Team in Olympic Games
The French ice hockey team performances up to 2002 Winter Olympics are:
1920 – Ended in 5th place
1924 – Ended tied for 5th place
1928 – Ended in 6th place
1936 – Ended tied in 9th place
1968 – Ended in 14th place
1988 – Ended in 11th place
1992 – Ended in 8th place
1994 – Ended in 10th place
1998 – Ended in 11th place
2002 – Ended in 14th place
Best Ice Hockey Players of France
In the list of best ice hockey player of France some names are comes regularly at this moment such as: Stéphane Barin, Cristobal Huet, Philippe Bozon, Franck Pajonkowski, Serge Poudrier, Denis Perez, Christian Pouget, Christophe Ville
History of French Ice Hockey Team
France was one of the most primitive European countries to play ice hockey who are participated since 1905. Louis Magnus, a former French player who formed the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in 1908 in conjunction with representatives from France, Great Britain, Belgium and Switzerland.
Accordingly, it is no surprise that the French Championship or Championnat de France, from which evolved the current League Magnus, appeared when 1903. Ice hockey France works consequently to a promotion and demotion system. In addition the league system, there is also a national Cup called la Coupe de France.
Another competition is the League’s Cup or Coupe de la Ligue is an ice hockey tournament played within the Ligue Magnus. There is a special match called the Match des Champions or Champions’ Match which is also played connecting the Coupe de la League winner and the Ligue Magnus winner. The winner of that competition earns the Jacques Lacarrière Trophy.
In the international hockey competitions France represents by the national team in the same name, who are also well-known as Musketeers or Blue. The French ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF World Hockey Championships, the IIHF European Championships and the Olympic Games.
They are now positioned at 14th on the IIHF World Rankings. The Head coach of the French ice hockey team is Dave Henderson and the captain is Laurent Meunier. The ice hockey France team is controlled by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace.