National Teams

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)

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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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2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia relegated

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost 1-2 in overtime to China in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Defenceman Lara Azzopardi was named best Australian player of the game and forward Emily Davis-Tope was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Denmark defeated France 2-0 and Poland beat Great Britain 2-0. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division I Group B Qualification for 2019, while Denmark finish in first place and are promoted to Division I Group A.

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

– Australia 1-2 OT China (13:00, 12 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 5 5 0 0 0 15
France 5 4 0 0 1 12
Poland 5 3 0 0 2 9
China 5 1 1 0 3 5
Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australia 5 0 0 1 4 1

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Denmark beat Australia

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Denmark 1-9 in their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Emily Davis-Tope was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day France defeated Poland 3-1 and China beat Great Britain 4-1. After four rounds Australia have dropped to last place in the standings, twelve points behind table leaders Denmark. Australia take on China today in their final game of the tournament.

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

– Australia 1-9 Denmark (13:00, 11 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 4 4 0 0 0 12
France 4 4 0 0 0 12
Poland 4 2 0 0 2 6
China 4 1 0 0 3 3
Great Britain 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 0 0 0 4 0

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Great Britain 1-5 in their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Sara Sammons was named best Australian player of the game after recording the teams only goal. In other games of the day France defeated China 5-2 and Denmark beat Poland 3-1. After three rounds Australia remain fifth in the standings, nine points behind table leaders Denmark. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Denmark. The two teams last met just before the tournament in an exhibition game with Denmark winning 10-0.

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

– Australia 1-5 Great Britain (20:00, 9 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 9
France 3 3 0 0 0 9
Poland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Great Britain 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0
China 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Poland beat Australia

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Poland 2-8 in their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Madison Poole was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day France defeated Great Britain 2-0 and Denmark beat China 10-0. After two rounds Australia have moved up to fifth in the standings, six points behind table leaders Denmark. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Tuesday where Australia take on Great Britain. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 Division I Qualification tournament where Australia lost 2-3.

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

– Australia 2-8 Poland (16:30, 7 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 2 2 0 0 0 6
Poland 2 2 0 0 0 6
France 2 2 0 0 0 6
Great Britain 2 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0
China 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to France

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament, losing to France 1-6. Goaltender Imogen Perry was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Denmark defeated Great Britain 6-1 and Poland beat China 5-1. France lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in last place. Australia take on hosts Poland today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 Division I Qualification tournament where Australia lost 0-11.

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

– Australia 1-6 France (20:00, 6 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
France 1 1 0 0 0 3
Denmark 1 1 0 0 0 3
Poland 1 1 0 0 0 3
China 1 0 0 0 1 0
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Denmark shutout Australia U18 Women in exhibition game

The Australian women’s under-18 team have lost to the Danish women’s under-18 team 0-10 in an exhibition game ahead of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament which kicks off tomorrow in Katowice, Poland. At the tournament Australia will take China, Denmark, France, Great Britain and Poland.

Captains announced for Australian Women’s U18 team

The captains for the Australian women’s national under-18 team have been announced. Emily Davis-Tope has been named captain with Lara Azzopardi and Sara Sammons acting as alternate captains. The team will compete in the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament from 6 January to 12 January in Katowice, Poland.

Australian U20 final roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the final roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 22 January to 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Iceland, Israel and New Zealand.

Timothy Rye and Findlay Wood have both been added, having previously not been announced on the extended roster. Players cut for the final roster include James Barton, Gavin Birchler, Tyrone Bronte, Ellesse Carini, James Downie, Joshua Kleipas, Dylan Lavery, Liam Manwarring, Marcel McGuinness and Jayden Whitbread

Players
Brentin Azzopardi (Blueline Bombers)
Jordan Brunt (Tranås AIF J20)
Darcy Flanagan (Tranås AIF J20)
Julian Fodor (Kelowna Chiefs)
Jacob Haley (Melbourne Glaciers)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Bayley Kubara (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20)
Jack Ransome (Reach Rebels)
Jake Ruck (Aldergrove Kodiaks)
Timothy Rye (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Lachlan Shumack (Southern Oregon Spartans)
Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)
Alex Tetreault (CBR Brave)
Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
Alexander Wardlaw (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Nick Weiland (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Findlay Wood (Iowa Wild AAA U18)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

Staff
– Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari
– Assistant Coach: Brandon Greenside
– Team Manager: Marcelle Tripp
– Team Leader: Paul McCann
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery
– Medical Office (Physio): Michael Brierley
– Medical Officer (Chiro): Cherine Weiland