National Teams

2018 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national team have lost to the Netherlands 2-9 in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin faced 66 shots, saving 57, and was named best Australian player of the game. He was also named the best Australian player of the tournament and selected as the tournaments best goaltender. In other games of the day China defeated Belgium 5-2 and Serbia beat Iceland 5-2. Australia finish the tournament in second place while the Netherlands finish at the top of the standings and are promoted back to Division I Group B for 2019. Iceland finish in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.

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

– Australia 2-9 Netherlands (16:30, 29 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 15
Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 10
China 5 2 0 0 3 6
Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 3
Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat China

The Australian men’s national team have beat Serbia 5-4 in a shootout in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Tommy Powell was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day China defeated Iceland 3-1 and the Netherlands beat Belgium 10-2. Australia remains second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with twelve points. Australia take on the Netherlands today for their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2012 World Championship Division I Group B tournament where Australia lost 2-6.

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

– Australia 5-4 SO Serbia (20:00, 28 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 4 4 0 0 0 12
Australia 4 3 1 0 0 11
Serbia 4 2 0 1 1 7
China 4 1 0 0 3 3
Belgium 4 1 0 0 3 3
Iceland 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat China

The Australian men’s national team have beat China 3-1 in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Defenceman Rob Haselhurst scored a goal and an assist and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Iceland 6-3 and the Netherlands beat Serbia 5-0. Australia remains second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday where Australia take on Serbia for their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 4-3 in overtime.

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

– Australia 3-1 China (13:00, 26 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 9
Australia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Serbia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Belgium 3 1 0 0 2 3
China 3 0 0 0 3 0
Iceland 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat Belgium

The Australian men’s national team have beat Belgium 6-0 in their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin stopped all 24 shots to earn the shutout and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Serbia defeated China 3-1 and the Netherlands beat Iceland 11-1. Australia move up to second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia take on China for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2011 New Zealand Winter Games where Australia won 15-2.

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

– Australia 6-0 Belgium (13:00, 24 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Serbia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Belgium 2 0 0 0 2 0
China 2 0 0 0 2 0
Iceland 2 0 0 0 2 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat Iceland

The Australian men’s national team have beat Iceland 3-0 in their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Defenceman Per Daniel Göransson scored the opening goal and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Belgium 4-1 and the Netherlands beat China 7-0. At the end of day one Australia sit third in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. Australia take on Belgium today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 3-0.

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

– Australia 3-0 Iceland (13:00, 23 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
Serbia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0
Iceland 1 0 0 0 1 0
China 1 0 0 0 1 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 1-7 to Lithuania in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match and best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated South Korea 4-3 and Poland beat Estonia 4-3 in overtime. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B for 2019. Great Britain finish at the top of the standings ahead of Lithuania and gain promotion to Division I Group B for 2019.

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

– Australia 1-7 Lithuania (13:00, 7 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Lithuania 5 4 0 0 1 12
Poland 5 3 1 0 1 11
South Korea 5 2 0 0 3 6
Estonia 5 1 0 1 3 4
Australia 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Slovenia

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Slovenia 4-2 in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Kate Tihema was named best Australian player of the match and goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day North Korea defeated Mexico 3-2 and the Netherlands beat Great Britain 4-0. Australia finish the tournament in fourth place with six points. The Netherlands finish on top of the standings and are promoted to Division I Group B for 2019.

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

– Australia 4-2 Slovenia (20:00, 6 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 15
Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 12
North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 9
Australia 5 2 0 0 3 6
Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Poland

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 0-16 to Poland in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Jakob Doornbos was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Lithuania 3-2 and South Korea beat Estonia 4-3. Australia remain in last place on the standings, nine points behind the leaders Poland. Australia take on Lithuania today in their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2007 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 2-8.

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

– Australia 0-16 Poland (16:30, 6 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Poland 4 3 0 0 1 9
Great Britain 4 3 0 0 1 9
Lithuania 4 3 0 0 1 9
South Korea 4 2 0 0 2 6
Estonia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to North Korea

The Australian women’s national team have lost to North Korea in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Ashleigh Brown was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Mexico 7-0 and Great Britain beat Slovenia 4-1. Australia remain in fifth place in the standings, nine points behind the leaders of the Netherlands. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Friday where Australia take on Slovenia in their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia lost 0-3.

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

– Australia 1-3 North Korea (16:30, 4 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 4 4 0 0 0 12
Great Britain 4 4 0 0 0 12
North Korea 4 2 0 0 2 6
Slovenia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Mexico 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Estonia

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 0-8 to Estonia in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Kale Costa was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Poland defeated Great Britain 5-4 and Lithuania beat South Korea 2-1. At the end of round three Australia remain in last place on the standings, nine points behind the leaders Lithuania. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Friday where Australia take on the Poland. The game will be the first meeting between these two teams.

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

– Australia 0-8 Estonia (20:00, 4 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Lithuania 3 3 0 0 0 9
Poland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Estonia 3 1 0 0 2 3
South Korea 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0