National Teams

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

Australian men’s inline roster released

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national inline team roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The competition will take place from 25 June to 1 July in Bratislava, Slovakia. Prior to the start of the tournament the team will hold a training camp in Brno, Czech Republic.

For more information see the IIHF website

Players:
Matt Anderson
Steve Best (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Ant Collins (Melbourne Braves)
– Liam Finning
– Brent Fitzgerald – Alternate Captain
Jordan Gavin (CBR Brave)
Kaden Goulds
Michael Haynes (Reach Rebels)
Mitch Henning (CBR Brave)
Michael James (Melbourne Ice)
Liam Jeffries (Perth Thunder)
Sean Jones (Melbourne Mustangs) – Captain
Jayden Ryan (Penrith Raptors)
– Adam St. Clair
Cameron Todd (Sydney Bears) – Alternate Captain

Staff:
– Head Coach: Stuart Philps
– Team physio: Matt Lehoczky

2018 World Championship program announced

The locations and dates for the 2018 World Championship program have been announced with Ice Hockey Australia again entering a team in each category. A change to the Women’s World Championships which increased the number of teams in the top division has resulted in no relegation for 2018. As a result Australia will remain in the Division II Group A tournament.

Men’s (Division II Group A): Tilburg, Netherlands, 23-29 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Serbia, Belgium, Iceland and China.
Men’s U20 (Division III): Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-28 January 2018.
– Opponents: China, Iceland, New Zealand, Israel and Bulgaria.
Men’s U18 (Division II Group A): Tallinn, Estonia, 1-7 April 2018.
– Opponents: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea and Great Britain.
Women’s (Division II Group A): Bled, Slovenia, 7-13 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Great Britain, North Korea, Slovenia and Mexico.
Women’s U18 (Division I Group B): Krynica, Poland, 6-12 January 2018.
– Opponents: France, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and China.

2017 World Championships: Australia win silver

The Australian men’s national team have defeated Belgium 3-0 in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for a fourth game after stopping all 30 shots on goal. Kimlin was also awarded the best goaltender of the tournament and named best Australian player. In other games of the day the Serbia defeated Iceland 6-0 and Romania beat Spain 6-0. Australia finish the tournament in second place, one point behind tournament winners Romania. As a result of their win Romania gain promotion back to Division I Group B for 2018 while Spain is relegated to Division II Group B after finishing in last place.

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

  • Australia 3-0 Belgium (13:00, 9 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 5 4 0 0 1 12
Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Serbia 5 2 0 2 1 8
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 6
Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 6
Spain 5 0 1 0 4 2

2017 Women’s World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian women’s national team have lost to Great Britain 3-5 in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Shona Powell was named best Australian player of the match and Amelia Matheson was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day North Korea defeated Slovenia 4-2 and South Korea beat the Netherlands 2-0. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B for 2018, while South Korea finished in first place and are promoted to Division I Group B.

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

  • Australia 3-5 Great Britain (21:00, 8 April 2017, Kwandong Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 15
Netherlands 4 4 0 0 1 12
Great Britain 5 2 0 1 2 7
North Korea 5 1 1 0 3 5
Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3