Alec Koçoğlu

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Alec Koçoğlu
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Alec Koçoğlu playing for Turkey national (April 2016)
Born (1994-12-01) December 1, 1994 (age 27)
Malibu, California, United States
Height 162.5 cm (5 ft 4.0 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
TBHSL team
Former teams
Izmir BB GSK
  • 2010–2011 California Heat
  • 2011–2013 Başkent Yıldızları
National team  Turkey
Playing career 2011–present

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Alec Koçoğlu (born December 1, 1994 in Malibu, California) is a Turkish-American professional ice hockey player. Currently, he is competing in the Turkish Ice Hockey Super League for Izmir BB GSK. He is part of the Turkey men's national ice hockey team. The 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) tall forward at 70 kg (150 lb) shoots left-handed.[1] His elder brother Andy Koçoğlu is also an ice hockey player.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in the United States to parents from Turkey, Alec Koçoğlu played in the United States as junior in the league of Midget Minor 16 for Penguins in 2009 and for California Heat in 2010–11.[3]

After moving to Turkey, he joined the Ankara-based team Başkent Yıldızları in 2011, where he played two seasons in the Turkish Super League (TBHSL) and enjoyed twice championships. In the 2013–14 season, he transferred to Izmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi GSK.[2][4] Koçoğlu became once again champion with his team,[1] and was named Best Forward of the league.[5]

He participated for Başkent Yıldızları at the IIHF Continental Cup 2013 – Group A matches held in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.[1][6][7]

International[edit]

Koçoğlu was called up to the Turkey national team and plays in the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group B matches. He scored two goals against New Zealand.[8] Koçoğlu took part at the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III tournament and scored four goals.

Honors[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Best Forward – 2013–14 TBHSL with İzmir Büyükşehşr Belediyesi GSK
  • Best Forward – 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III
  • Top Scorer – 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III

Club[edit]

  • Champion (3): 2011–12 TBHSL with Başkent Yıldızları, 2012–13 TBHSL with Başkent Yıldızları, 2013–14 TBHSL with İzmir Büyükşehşr Belediyesi GSK

International[edit]

  • Champion (1): 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III
  • Runner-up (1): 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Alec Kocoglu". Elite Hockey Prospects. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Buz hokeyi maçları İzmir'de başlıyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-12-25. Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Midget 16AA 2010/11" (PDF). California Heat Hockey. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  4. "Kocaoğlu'ndan Gökçek'e 'Buz' gibi gol". Gazete Yenigün (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "Buz'un şampiyonundan çifte kutlama". Ihlas News Agency (in Turkish). 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. "Başkent Yıldızları Spor Kulübü Avrupadan galibiyetle dönüyor". Haberdar (in Turkish). 2012-10-01. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. "Başkent yıldızları ikincilikte kaldı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  8. "Ice Hockey World Championship Div II Group B – Round Robin Game 1" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved 2014-04-06.



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