National Teams

2019 U18 Women’s World Championship: Kazakhstan beat Australia

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost to Kazakhstan 1-5 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament. Forward Marnie Pullin was named the best Australian player of the match. At the end of the preliminary round Australia remain in second place in Group A, trailing Kazakhstan by three points. The competition now moves to the playoff phase with Australia taking on South Korea in the first semifinal.

– Australia 1-5 Kazakhstan (13:00, 13 January 2019, Pabellon de Hielo)

Other games:
– Chinese Taipei 2-6 South Korea (13:00, 15 January 2019)
– Mexico 0-3 Spain (20:00, 15 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia Women U18 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com (includes livestream details)

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-7th: Turkey – Mexico (13:00, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: South Korea – Australia (16:30, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Kazakhstan – Chinese Taipei (20:00, 16 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Winner of Placement 5th-7th – Spain (13:00, 18 January 2019)
– Bronze: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (16:30, 18 January 2019)
– Gold: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (20:00, 18 January 2019)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Turkey 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 3 3 0 0 0 9
Chinese Taipei 3 1 1 0 1 5
Spain 3 1 0 1 1 4
Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 0

2019 U20 World Championships: Iceland beat Australia

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, losing to Iceland 4-5 in overtime. Jeremy Vasquez scored two goals and was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria beat South Africa 10-1, China beat New Zealand 12-1 and Turkey beat Chinese Taipei 4-1. After the first round Australia sit third in the Group A standings, two points off the lead. Australia take on Turkey today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2008 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 5-3.

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Live streaming details

– Australia 4-5 OT Iceland (17:00, 14 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Turkey 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 0 1 0 0 2
Australia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 1 1 0 0 0 3
Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Africa 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian men’s U20 team captains

The team captains have been announced for the Australian men’s under-20 team ahead of the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament.

– Captain: Jordan Brunt
– Alternate captain: Liam Manwarring
– Alternate captain: Kenshin Hayashi

2019 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia beat Turkey

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, beating Turkey 6-0. Goaltender Taylah Pearson earned a shutout and was named the best Australian player of the match. Australia currently sit second in Group A, trailing Kazakhstan on goal difference. Australia return to action on 15 January where they take on Kazakhstan.

Further information:
Australia Women U18 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com (includes livestream details)

– Australia 6-0 Turkey (13:00, 13 January 2019, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Other games:
– Mexico 2-4 Chinese Taipei (13:00, 12 January 2019)
– Kazakhstan 15-0 Turkey (16:30, 12 January 2019)
– Spain 0-1 South korea (20:15, 12 Januay 2019)
– South Korea 5-0 Mexico (16:30, 13 January 2019)
– Spain 3-4 OT Chinese Taipei (20:00, 13 January 2019)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Turkey 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 2 2 0 0 0 6
Chinese Taipei 2 1 1 0 0 5
Spain 2 0 0 1 1 1
Mexico 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australia U20 tie with Everest Academy

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have drawn their exhibition game 3-3 against Everest Academy. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Toronto, Canada before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland which begins on 14 January.

– Australia U20 3-3 Everest Academy (10 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com

Australian Women U18 beat South Korea

The Australian women’s national under-18 have won 5-4 in overtime against the South Korean women’s under-18 team during an exhibition game in Jaca, Spain. The game was held as a warm up to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament in Jaca which begins on 12 January. Prior to arriving in Jaca the team held a training camp in Stavanger, Norway.

– Australia Women U18 5-4 OT South Korea Women U18 (10 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia Women U18 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com

Aurora Tigers beat Australia U20

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their exhibition game 8-9 against the Aurora Tigers. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Toronto, Canada before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland which begins on 14 January. The exhibition game involved shared rosters with some Tigers playing on the Australian roster and the Australian goaltenders playing for the Tigers.

– Australia U20 8-9 Aurora Tigers (8 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com

Australian men’s roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster of the Australian men’s national team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 9 to 15 April in Belgrade, Serbia with Australia competing against Belgium, China, Croatia, Serbia and Spain.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Players
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Jason Baclig (Melbourne Ice)
Jack Carpenter (Melbourne Ice)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Brian Funes (Sydney Bears)
Per Daniel Goransson (CBR Brave)
Robert Haselhurst (Newcastle Northstars)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Mathew Lindsay (Newcastle Northstars)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Tommy Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Beau Taylor
Cameron Todd (University of Jamestown)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Chris Wong (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Brad Vigon
– Assistant coach: Matti Luoma
– General manager: Ian Webster
– Team leader: Steve Ransome
– Equipment manager: Petr Cirkl
– Doctor: Peter Moore
– Chiropractor: Rod Weiland
– Physiotherapist: Ashleigh Trupiano

Australia men’s U20 final 2019 roster

The final roster for the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament has been released. James Barton (Sydney Sabres) and Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20) have been added to the roster, while Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20) has been dropped. The team will travel to Toronoto, Canada for a training camp prior to the start of the competition which will take place from 14 January to 20 January in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Goaltenders
#20 Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)
#25 Ethan Spelde (Sydney Wolf Pack)

Skaters
#2 Yannic Lodge (Tranås AIF J20)
#4 Liam Manwarring (Tranås AIF J20)
#6 James Barton (Sydney Sabres)
#7 Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Red Wings)
#8 Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
#9 Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings)
#10 Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)
#11 Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
#12 Jeremy Vasquez (Seahawks Hockey)
#13 Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
#14 Fredrik Rozenberg (HC Lidköping J18)
#15 Thomas Kiliwnik
#16 Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
#17 Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
#18 Kenshin Hayashi
#19 Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
#21 Xander Wardlaw (Boston Jr. Rangers)
#22 Brock Williams

Staff
– Head Coach: Dave Ruck
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari
– Team Leader: Paul McCann
– Team Manager: Marcelle Tripp
– Team Chiro: Tristan Foo
– Team Medic/Physio: Michael Brierley
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery

Australia men’s U20 roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 14 January to 20 January in Reykjavik, Iceland with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Chinese Taipei, Iceland, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Goaltenders
Ethan Spelde (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

Skaters
Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings)
Kenshin Hayashi
Thomas Kiliwnik
Yannic Lodge (Tranås AIF J20)
Liam Manwarring (Tranås AIF J20)
Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Red Wings)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20)
Fredrik Rozenberg (Sydney Bears)
Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
Jeremy Vasquez (Seahawks Hockey)
Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)
Xander Wardlaw (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Brock Williams