National Teams

Roster released for 2019 Winter Games NZ

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2019 Winter Games NZ’s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown from 5 to 7 September 2019. For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

Roster
Zach Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Dayne Davis (Newcastle Northstars)
Hayden Dawes (CBR Brave)
Rob Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Brendan McDowell (Melbourne Mustangs)
Austin McKenzie (Melbourne Ice)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
Timothy Newmark (Sydney Bears)
Daniel Pataky (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Aiden Sillato (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Australian to compete in the 2019 Winter Games NZ

The Australian men’s national team will travel to New Zealand in September 2019 to compete in the 2019 Winter Game NZ’s Trans-Tasman Challenge. The series will see the Australia take on New Zealand in a three game series at the Queenstown Ice Arena from 5 to 7 September 2019. New Zealand won the 2018 Challenge two games to one.

For more information see the announcement from the New Zealand Ice Hockey League and the article from Voxy.co.nz.

2019 World Championships: Australia finish third

The Australian men’s national team have lost 1-2 to Croatia in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Wehebe Darge was named best Australian player of the game and Rob Haselhurst was awarded best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day China beat Belgium 4-0 and Serbia defeated Spain 3-2 in a shootout. Australia finish the tournament in third place, one point behind the leaders Serbia and second placed Croatia. Serbia finishes first ahead of Croatia thanks to their head to head result and is promoted to Division I Group B for 2020. Belgium finishes the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.

– Australia 1-2 Croatia (13:00, 15 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Croatia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Australia 5 3 0 1 1 10
Spain 5 2 0 2 1 8
China 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 2

2019 World Championships: Australia defeat China

The Australian men’s national team have defeated China 3-2 in their fourth game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Defenceman Brian Funes was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Croatia beat Spain 4-3 in a shootout and Serbia defeated Belgium 6-3. After the fourth round Australia remain first on the standings with Serbia moving into second place. The teams have a rest day today and return on Monday where Australia take on Croatia for their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2013 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia lost 1-3.

– Australia 3-2 China (13:00, 13 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 4 3 0 1 0 10
Serbia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Croatia 4 2 1 0 1 8
Spain 4 2 0 1 1 7
Belgium 4 0 1 0 3 2
China 4 0 0 0 4 0

2019 World Championships: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian men’s national team have defeated Spain 4-0 in their third game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Anthony Kimlin stopped all 37 shots against him and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Croatia beat Belgium 5-2 and Serbia defeated China 6-5. After the third round Australia have moved into first on the standings with Croatia sitting a point behind in second. Australia take on China today for their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2018 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 3-1.

– Australia 4-0 Spain (16:30, 12 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Croatia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Serbia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Spain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Belgium 3 0 1 0 2 2
China 3 0 0 0 3 0

2019 World Championships: Australia defeat Serbia

The Australian men’s national team have defeated Serbia 3-2 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Rob Haselhurst was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Spain beat Belgium 4-2 and Croatia defeated China 7-0. After the second round Australia have moved up into second on the standings while Spain continues to lead the competition. The teams have a rest day today and return on Friday where Australia will take on Spain for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 5-3.

– Australia 3-2 Serbia (20:00, 10 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 1 0 4
Serbia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Croatia 1 1 0 0 1 3
Belgium 2 0 1 0 1 2
China 2 0 0 0 2 0

2019 World Championships: Australia lose to Belgium

The Australian men’s national team have lost 3-4 in overtime to Belgium in their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. In other games of the day Spain beat China 5-3 and Serbia defeated Croatia 3-1. After the first round Australia sit fourth on the standings while Spain leads the competition. Australia takes on Serbia today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2018 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 5-4 in a shootout.

– Australia 3-4 OT Belgium (16:30, 9 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Serbia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 0 1 0 0 2
Australia 1 0 0 1 0 1
China 1 0 0 0 1 0
Croatia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Powell named Australian captain

Thomas Powell has been named captain of the Australian men’s national team ahead of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament which begins today in Belgrade, Serbia.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

2019 Women’s Championships: Australia lose to Spain

The Australian women’s national team have lost 2-3 to Spain in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. In other games of the day Slovenia beat Mexico 7-1 and Great Britain defeated North Korea 2-1. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B for 2020. Slovenia finishes the tournament in first place and gains promotion to Division I Group B.

– Australia 2-3 Spain (16:30, 8 April 2019, Ice Bowl)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Facebook page of the Australian Women’s Team

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 5 3 1 1 0 12
Great Britain 5 3 1 0 1 11
Spain 5 2 1 1 1 9
Mexico 5 2 0 1 2 7
North Korea 5 1 1 1 2 6
Australia 5 0 0 0 5 0