Month: January 2018

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia finish with a loss

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 1-6 to China in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match and Aiden Sillato was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Israel defeated New Zealand 5-0 and Bulgaria beat Iceland 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in fifth place, Israel finishes in first place and New Zealand finishes last. As a result Israel is promoted to Division II Group B for 2019 and New Zealand is relegated to Division III Qualification.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 1-6 China (20:00, 28 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 5 5 0 0 0 15
China 5 3 0 0 2 9
Bulgaria 5 3 0 0 2 9
Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 7
Australia 5 1 1 0 3 5
New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Bulgaria

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 5-7 to Bulgaria in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Defenceman Bayley Kubara was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Israel defeated Iceland 6-2 and China beat New Zealand 11-2. After four rounds Australia have dropped down to fifth place in the standings, trailing the leaders Israel by seven points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Sunday where Australia take on China. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 Division II Group B World Championship tournament where Australia won 8-2.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 5-7 Bulgaria (20:00, 26 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 4 4 0 0 0 12
Iceland 4 2 0 1 1 7
China 4 2 0 0 2 6
Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 6
Australia 4 1 1 0 2 5
New Zealand 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Israel

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 4-7 to Israel in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Jake Ruck was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated New Zealand 13-3 and China beat Bulgaria 10-4. After three rounds Australia have dropped down to third place in the standings, trailing the leaders Israel by four points. Australia take on Bulgaria today in their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2010 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 11-1.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 4-7 Israel (13:00, 25 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 3 3 0 0 0 9
Iceland 3 2 0 1 0 7
Australia 3 1 1 0 1 5
China 3 1 0 0 2 3
Bulgaria 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia defeat New Zealand

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, beating New Zealand 6-3. Forward Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated China 2-1 and Israel beat Bulgaria 4-3. After two rounds Australia have moved up the standings into second place, trailing the leaders Israel by one point. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Israel.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 6-3 New Zealand (16:30, 23 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 1 0 0 5
Iceland 2 1 0 1 0 4
Bulgaria 2 1 0 0 1 3
China 2 0 0 0 2 0
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia beat Iceland

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, beating Iceland 2-1 in overtime. Goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Israel defeated China 3-2 and Bulgaria beat New Zealand 5-3. Bulgaria lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in third place. Australia take on New Zealand today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2010 Division III World Champship tournament where Australia won 5-1.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 2-1 OT Iceland (13:00, 22 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 0 3
Israel 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 0 1 0 0 2
Iceland 1 0 0 1 0 1
China 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

AW2SCS set to return on 24 March

The 2018 season of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series is scheduled to get underway with Round 1 on 24 and 25 March at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. The format for the season as a whole however is not yet known. The Adelaide Valkyries, Brisbane Blaze, Canberra Pirates, Melbourne Dragons and New South Wales Bombers are all expected to return, while Western Australia have not been listed for the 2018 season.

Australia U20 lose second exhibition game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their second exhibition game 5-10 against HC Litomerice‘s B team. The match was concluded after the end of the second period as a precaution following a couple of minor injuries. To increase game readiness for the goaltenders Alex Tetreault was in net for Australia and Sebastian Woodlands in net for Litoměřice. The team have their final training session today, then fly out to Sofia on Saturday for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament.

– Australia U20 5-10 HC Stadion Litoměřice “B” (18 January 2018, Lovosice)

For more information see follow the team on Facebook or see the tournament page at IIHF.com

Australia U20 lose to HC Litomerice B

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their exhibition game 3-9 against HC Litomerice‘s B team. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Litomerice, Czech Republic before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria which begins on 22 January. The team have one more exhibition game scheduled before the end of the training camp.

– Australia U20 3-9 HC Stadion Litoměřice “B” (17:00, 15 January 2018, Kalich Arena)
Game Summary (in Czech)

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Perth Thunder to play CIHL All Stars

The Perth Thunder have announced that they will play a three game exhibition series against a Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Star team. The CIHL is a hockey league based in Hong Kong and organised by China Hockey Group. The games will be held on 15, 17 and 18 February at the Perth Ice Arena.

For more information see the announcement from the club.