National Teams

2017 World Championships: Australia beat Iceland

The Australian men’s national team won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Iceland 3-2. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for the second game in a row after stopping 28 of 30 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Belgium defeated Spain 5-3 and Romania beat Serbia 4-1. At the end of the second round Australia have moved up to second place, trailing the leader Romania by one point. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Spain.

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

  • Australia 3-2 Iceland (13:00, 4 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

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

2017 World Championships: Australia defeat Serbia

The Australian men’s national team won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Serbia 4-3 in overtime. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match after stopping 41 of 44 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Iceland defeated Spain 3-2 and Romania beat Belgium 9-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place, trailing the leader Romania by one point. Australia take on Iceland today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 4-3 OT Serbia (13:00, 3 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 0 1 0 0 2
Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0

2017 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Slovenia

The Australian women’s national team have lost their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Slovenia 0-3. Forward Kristelle van der Wolf was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated North Korea 4-2 and South Korea beat Great Britain 3-1. At the end of the second round Australia have dropped to fourth place, trailing the leader South Korea by three points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Wednesday where Australia take on South Korea.

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

  • Australia 0-3 Slovenia (21:00, 3 April 2017, Gangneung Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

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

2017 Women’s World Championship: Australia defeat North Korea

The Australian women’s national team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating North Korea 2-1. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Great Britain 5-4 and South Korea beat Slovenia 5-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place trailing the leader South Korea on goal difference. Australia take on Slovenia today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 2-1 North Korea (12:00, 2 April 2017, Gangneung Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
North Korea 1 0 0 0 1 0
Slovenia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women defeat All Sapporo Ice Hockey

The Australian women’s team have defeated the All Sapporo Ice Hockey Series team 4-1 in an exhibition game yesterday in Japan. The team had a two goal lead at the end of the first and increased it to three during the second period. Both teams recorded a goal each in the third period with the game finishing 4-1. The Australian’s are currently in Japan on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Gangneung, South Korea which begins on 2 April. The two teams will face-off again today at 21:30.

Australia to compete in 2017 Winter Games NZ

The Australian national team will take part in the 2017 Winter Games NZ in a three game series against New Zealand. The games are scheduled for 31 August, 2 September and 3 September at Queenstown Ice Arena. Formally known as the New Zealand Winter Games, the 2017 edition is the fifth of the event with ice hockey previously featured in 2009 and 2011. The 2009 competition saw Australia and New Zealand win a game apiece with New Zealand taking the gold medal in a shootout decider. The 2011 competition increased to three teams with China joining Australia and New Zealand. Australia finished in first place with New Zealand second. For more information see the article on Stuff.co.nz

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia promoted

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Serbia 4-1. Declan Bronte was named best Australian player of the match and Tyrone Bronte was named best Australian player of the tournament. In addition James Downie was named best goaltender of the tournament. In other games of the day Spain defeated the Netherlands 5-2 and Iceland beat Belgium 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in first place and are promoted to Division II Group A for 2018. It is the second promotion in a row for the team after being promoted from Division III Group A in 2016. Belgium, who finished in last place, are relegated to Division III Group A for 2018.

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

  • Australia 4-1 Serbia (20:00, 19 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 0 0 1 12
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 9
Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 9
Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their first game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to the Netherlands 1-2. Forward Michael Riley was named best Australian player of the match after scoring the teams only goal. In other games of the day Spain defeated Iceland 7-0 and Serbia beat Belgium 3-1. After the end of the fourth round Australia move back into second place on the standings, trailing Spain on goal difference. Australia take on Serbia today in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 1-2 Netherlands (16:30, 18 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 4 3 0 0 1 9
Australia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Netherlands 4 3 0 0 1 9
Serbia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Belgium 4 0 0 0 4 0
Iceland 4 0 0 0 4 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Spain 4-1. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match after saving 29 of 30 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Belgium 5-2 and Serbia beat Iceland 4-2. After the end of the third round Australia move into first place on the standings, leading the Netherlands, Spain and Serbia by three points. The teams have rest day today before returning on Saturday where Australia take on the Netherlands.

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

  • Australia 4-1 Spain (16:30, 16 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

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

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia beat Belgium

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Belgium 5-1. Forward Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match after scoring four goals. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Iceland 5-1 and Spain beat Serbia 4-3. After the end of the second round Australia sit in second place on the standings, trailing Spain on number of goals scored. The teams have rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Spain.

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

  • Australia 5-1 Belgium (13:00, 14 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

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