National Teams

Australian officials assigned to the 2020 IIHF World Championships

Seven Australian’s have been assigned to officiate in the 2020 IIHF World Championship program.

Gabrielle Aston: Referee at 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division III (4-10 December 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Bethany Bowshall: Linesman at the 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group A (3-9 January 2020, Fussen, Germany)
Ainslie Gardner: Referee at 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II Group A (29 March-4 April 2020, Jaca, Spain)
Fraser Ohlson: Linesman at 2020 IIHF U18 World Championship Division II Group B (21-27 March 2020, Tianjin, China)
Grainge Phillips: Referee at 2020 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III Group A (16-22 March 2020, Istanbul, Turkey)
Casper Russelhuber: Linesman at 2020 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III Group B (29 March-4 April 2020, Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg)
Kent Unwin: Referee at 2020 IIHF U20 World Championship Division III (13-19 January 2020, Sofia, Bulgaria)

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 3

The Australian men’s national team have won the third and final game of the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge, defeating New Zealand 9-2. TheTrans-Tasman Challenge finishes with New Zealand winning the series the two games to one.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 3-5 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 9-2 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: New Zealand win Game 2

The New Zealand men’s national team have won the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge after defeating Australia 5-3 in game two. New Zealand now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three game series with the final game set for tonight.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 3-5 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian men’s national team have lost their opening game of the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 4-6. The teams return to action today for game two of the three game series.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

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