National Teams

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win final in shootout

The Australian national team have won the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 4-3 following a shootout in the final game of the series. After finishing regulation time at three-all the game went into a three on three overtime period with both teams failing to score. In the shootout Brendan McDowell and Thomas Powell both scored while Charlie Smart denied both New Zealand shooters to claim the game and the series win.

– Australia 4-3 SO New Zealand (18:00, 9 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 2

The Australian national team have won the second game of the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 2-0. Australia’s goals were scored by Per Daniel Göransson and Thomas Powell. The teams return to action today for the final of the three game series.

– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian national team have lost their opening game of the Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 1-4. Australia’s goal was scored by Brendan McDowell on an assist from Mitchell Humphries and Thomas Powell. The teams return to action today for Game 2 of the three game series.

– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

Roster released for Trans Tasman Challenge

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2017 Winter Games NZ‘s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown, New Zealand from 7 September to 9 September 2017.

For more information see the article from Ice Hockey Australia

Skaters:
#3 – Mathew Lindsay (Newcastle Northstars) – Alternate Captain
#4 – Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
#5 – Per Daniel Gorannson (Perth Thunder)
#6 – Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
#7 – Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)
#8 – Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
#9 – Jack Carpenter (Melbourne Ice)
#10 – Matt Stringer (Melbourne Mustangs)
#11 – Brendan McDowell (Melbourne Mustangs)
#16 – Jordan Kyros (Perth Thunder)
#17 – Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
#18 – Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
#19 – Paul Baranzelli (Melbourne Ice)
#21 – Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice) – Captain
#24 – Mitchell Humphries (Melbourne Mustangs) – Alternate Captain

Goaltenders:
#20 – Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars) – Goaltender
#25 – Nicholas Novysedlak (Melbourne Mustangs) – Goaltender

Staff:
– Head Coach: Brad Vigon
– Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
– Team Manager: Ian Webster
– Assistant Manager: Val Webster
– Team Leader: Andrew McDowell

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia win bronze

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Great Britain 7-3 in the bronze medal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match, his third for the tournament. In the gold medal match Slovenia defeated Latvia 6-3 to gain promotion back to the Top Division of the World Championships. In the relegation game Argentina beat Hungary 5-4 following a shootout to remain in Division I while Hungary is relegated to the Qualification tournaments. The win for Australia gives them their fourth medal in Division I, having previously won two silvers and a bronze.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina 5-4 Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 5-3 New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia 7-4 Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 3-1 Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Hungary 4-5 SO Argentina (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
Great Britain 3-7 Australia (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Slovenia 6-3 Latvia (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Final standings
1. Slovenia – Promoted to Top Division
2. Latvia
3. Australia
4. Great Britain
5. Argentina
6. Hungary – Relegated to Europe Qualification
7. New Zealand – Relegated to Asia/Oceania Qualification
8. Brazil – Relegated to Americas/Africa Qualification

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose in semifinals

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 1-3 in their semifinal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Forward Liam Jeffries was named best Australian player of the match and Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Argentina defeated Brazil 5-4, Hungary beat New Zealand 5-3 and Slovenia beat Great Britain 7-4. Following their losses both Brazil and New Zealand are relegated to the 2018 Qualification tournaments. They will be joined by the loser of the relegation game between Argentina and Hungary. Latvia and Slovenia advance to the gold medal match after their wins, while Australia and Great Britain will play each other for the bronze medal. In the preliminary round Great Britain beat Australia 7-1.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina 5-4 Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 5-3 New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia 7-4 Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
Latvia 3-1 Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Hungary – Argentina (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
– Great Britain – Australia (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Slovenia – Latvia (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia advance to semifinals

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Hungary 4-2 in their quarterfinal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match, his second for the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Argentina 5-3, Latvia beat New Zealand 12-4 and Slovenia beat Brazil 14-4. Australia advance to the semifinals where they will meet Latvia for the second time this tournament. In the preliminary round Latvia beat Australia 6-2.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina – Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary – New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia – Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia – Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Winner C1 – Winner C2 (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
– Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Winner SF1 – Winner SF2 (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Great Britain 1-7 in their third game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Forward Brenton Fitzgerald was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Hungary defeated New Zealand 7-3, Latvia beat Brazil 13-5 and Slovenia beat Argentina 9-3. Australia finish the preliminary round in third on the Group D standings. The teams now have a rest day before moving onto the quarterfinals where Australia will meet Hungary who finished second in Group C. The last time these two teams met was in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-2.

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

– Australia 1-7 Great Britain (19:00, 27 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Hungary 3 2 0 0 1 6
Argentina 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Brazil 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Latvia

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 2-6 in their second game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Defenceman Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Argentina defeated New Zealand 6-4, Great Britain beat Brazil 4-2 and Slovenia beat Hungary 8-1. At the end of the second round Australia sit in second place on the Group D standings, three points behind the leaders Latvia. Australia take on Great Britain today in their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the semifinals of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-4.

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

– Australia 2-6 Latvia (19:00, 26 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Hungary 2 1 0 0 1 3
Argentina 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Great Britain 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brazil 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australian inline team defeat Brazil

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Brazil 7-0 in their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Slovenia defeated New Zealand 12-1, Hungary beat Argentina 6-1 and Latvia beat Great Britain 7-4. At the end of the first round Australian sit on top of the Group D standings while Slovenia lead Group C. Australia take on Latvia today in their second game of the tournament.

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

– Australia 7-0 Brazil (15:00, 25 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Hungary 1 1 0 0 0 3
Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Latvia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Brazil 1 0 0 0 1 0