National Teams

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to South Korea

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to South Korea 1-4. Forward Lynden Lodge was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Belgium 6-1 and Spain beat Mexico 10-0. After the end of the third round Australia remain in last place on the standings, eight points behind the leaders Spain. Australia take on Serbia today in their fourth game of the tournament.

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

  • South Korea 4-1 Australia (13:00, 10 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 3 3 0 0 0 9
South Korea 3 2 1 0 0 8
Serbia 3 1 0 1 1 4
Belgium 3 1 0 0 2 3
Mexico 3 0 1 0 2 2
Australia 3 0 0 1 2 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose in overtime to Mexico

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Mexico 5-6 in overtime. Goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day South Korea defeated Belgium 3-1 and Spain beat Serbia 4-2. After the end of the second round Australia remain in last place on the standings, five points behind the leaders Spain. The teams have a rest day today and return on Tuesday with Australia taking on South Korea.

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

  • Australia 5 – 6 OT Mexico (16:30, 8 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
South Korea 2 1 1 0 0 5
Belgium 2 1 0 0 1 3
Mexico 2 0 1 0 1 2
Serbia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Australia 2 0 0 1 1 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose opener to Spain

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, going down to Spain 2-15. Forward Brendan Kong was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Mexico 5-3 and South Korea beat Serbia 3-2 following a shootout. After the end of the first round Australia sit in last place on the standings, three points behind the leaders Spain. Australia take on Mexico today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 2 – 15 Spain (20:00, 7 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Korea 1 0 1 0 0 2
Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Mexico 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women’s team raising money by selling gold pucks

The Australian Women’s team is currently selling a gold puck to help raise funds for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament which starts on 2 April in Gangneung, South Korea. Each puck is being sold for $20 each or $25 for a puck and perspex box.

For more information see the teams Facebook page.

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Australian U20 lose to HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20

The Australian men’s under-20 team have lost to HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20 5-6 in an exhibition game yesterday in the Czech Republic. The Australian’s held a 4-1 lead during the third period however let the game tie up 5-5 before the Czechs converted a penalty shot to win 6-5 in regular time. The team is currently in the Czech Republic on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Logrono, Spain which begins on 7 January. The Australian’s have one more exhibition game against HC Litomerice U20 before the end of the training camp.

Australian U18 release roster for 2017 World Championships

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 13 to 19 March in Novi Sad, Serbia with Australia competing against Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain and Serbia.

Roster
– Declan Bronte (Victoria)
Tyrone Bronte (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
Andrew Chen (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Evan Connard (Victoria)
Jacob Doornbos (Australian Capital Territory)
James Downie (Ontario Hockey Academy U18)
Darcy Flanagan (Vail Powder Hounds)
Kenshin Hayashi (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 16U)
Connor Lee (Iowa Wild AAA 15U)
– Yannic Lodge (Western Australia)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle North Stars)
Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Thomas Moncrieff (New South Wales)
– Damon Parolin (Victoria)
Jake Riley (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Aiden Sillato (Reach Rebels)
– Lachlan Tripp (Queensland)
– Gabriel Veyt (Victoria)
Arthur Wang (New South Wales)
– Brock Williams (Western Australia)
Findlay Wood (Iowa Wild AAA U16)

Reserves
– Seb Woodlands (South Australia)
– Julian Fedor (Queensland)
– Kalin Njirich (Western Australia)
– Anthony Njirich (Western Australia)

Staff
– Head Coach: Steve Laforet
– Assistant Coach: Brent Laver
– Team Manager: Tom Harward
– Goaltender Coach: Johan Joey Steenberg
– Medic: Paul PJay Kelly
– CDM: Alan Wishewan

Australian Women’s under-18 team seeking donations

The Australian Women’s national under-18 ice hockey team has partnered with the Australian Sports Foundation to help raise funds for the upcoming 2017 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championships Division I Group B Qualification tournament, set to be held from 26 to 29 January 2017 in Spain. The partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation allows all donations to the team to be tax deductible.

For more information or to make a donation see the Australian Sports Foundation website.

Frankenberger resigns as Under-20 head coach

Markus Frankenberger has resigned from the position as head coach of the Australian men’s national under-20 team. Frankenberger was first appointed to the head coach position in 2014 after two years as an assistant to Ryan O’Handley. His best result came in 2015 with Australia earning bronze medal in the IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Ice Hockey Australia has yet to name a replacement.

2016 World Championships: Australia win Division II Group B

The Australian men’s national team have defeated New Zealand 6-2 in their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament, finishing first in the standings and earning promotion back to Division II Group A for 2017. Anthony Kimlin was named best player of the match and best goaltender of the tournament. Paul Baranzelli was named the tournaments best defenceman and Wehebe Darge was selected as the best Australian player of the tournament and the tournament MVP. In other games of the day Israel beat Bulgaria 5-3 and Mexico defeated North Korea 5-3. Bulgaria, who finished the tournament in last place, is relegated to Division III for 2017.

See also: Mighty Roos claim gold by Trevor Allen at IIHF.com

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

  • Australia 6 – 2 New Zealand (13:00, 15 April 2016, Ice Dome). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 1 0 0 14
Mexico 5 4 0 1 0 13
Israel 5 2 0 0 3 6
New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 6
North Korea 5 2 0 0 3 6
Bulgaria 5 0 0 0 5 0

2016 World Championships: Australia beat North Korea

The Australian men’s national team have won their fourth game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating North Korea 22-1. Defenceman Robert Malloy was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Bulgaria 14-1 and Mexico beat Israel 9-3. At the end of the forth round Australia remain in first place, one point clear of the second place Mexico. Australia take on New Zealand today in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 22 – 1 North Korea (16:30, 14 April 2016, Ice Dome). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 4 3 1 0 0 11
Mexico 4 3 0 1 0 10
North Korea 4 2 0 0 2 6
New Zealand 4 2 0 0 2 6
Israel 4 1 0 0 3 3
Bulgaria 4 0 0 0 4 0