National Teams

Australian U20 extended roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the extended 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. A final team roster that will travel to Bulgaria will be announced in the next two weeks.

Brentin Azzopardi (Blueline Bombers)
James Barton (Penrith Raptors)
Gavin Birchler (Melbourne Mustangs)
Tyrone Bronte (Omaha Lancers)
Jordan Brunt (Tranås AIF J20)
Ellesse Carini (Florida Eels)
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Darcy Flanagan (Tranås AIF J20)
Julian Fodor (Kelowna Chiefs)
Jacob Haley (Saints Monarchs IHC)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Joshua Kleipas (Tottenham Steam)
Bayley Kubara (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
Dylan Lavery
Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Marcel McGuinness (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Jack Ransome (Reach Rebels)
Jake Ruck (Aldergrove Kodiaks)
Lachlan Shumack (Southern Oregon Spartans)
Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)
Alex Tetreault (CBR Brave)
Lachlan Tripp
Alexander Wardlaw (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Nick Weiland (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Jayden Whitbread (Newcastle North Stars)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

– Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari

Australian officials assigned to the 2018 IIHF World Championships

Three Australian’s have been assigned to officiate in the 2018 IIHF World Championship program.

Fraser Ohlson: Linesman at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III Group B (26-28 April, Queenstown, New Zealand)
Ainslie Gardner: Referee at the 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification (30 January – 4 February, Mexico City, Mexico)
Beth Bowshall: Linesman at the 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification (30 January – 4 February, Mexico City, Mexico)

Australian U18 extended roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia ave released the extended roster for the Australian men’s national under-18 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 1 April to 7 April in Tallinn, Estonia with Australia competing against Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland and South Korea. A final team roster that will travel to Estonia will be announced in December.

James Barton
Declan Bronte (Ontario Hockey Academy U17)
Andrew Chen (A21 Academy)
Kale Costa (HC Slovan Usti nad Labem U16)
Jakob Doornbos
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Jeremy Friederich
Zachery Gumm
Joey Gunner
Ben Handberg
Calvin Kwan
Connor Lee (Iowa Wild AAA U16)
Yannic Lodge (Richmond Generals)
– Liam McAuley
Max Miller
Thomas Moncrieff
– Anthony Njirich
– Kalin Njirich
Christian Pansino
Damon Parolin
Jack Ransome
Jake Riley (A21 Academy)
Connor Schultz
Gabriel Veyt (A21 Academy)
Arthur Wang (Richmond Hill Coyotes Mn Mgt AAA)

– Head Coach: Steve Laforet

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)