National Teams

Australian men’s U18 team captains

The team captains have been announced for the Australian men’s under-18 team ahead of the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B.

– Captain: Declan Bronte
– Alternate captain: Zachery Gumm
– Alternate captain: Arthur Wang

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Australia U18 lose to Nässjö HC J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 3-2 to Nässjö HC J18 in an exhibition game in Sweden. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 25 March.

– Australia U18 2-3 Nässjö HC J18 (21 March 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Australia U18 defeat HA74 J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have defeated HA74 J18 8-1 in an exhibition game in Sweden. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 25 March.

– Australia U18 8-1 HA74 J18 (20 March 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Australia U18 defeat Tranås AIF J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their exhibition game 4-1 against Tranås AIF J18. Connor Schultz picked up three goals and Zachery Gumm recorded one. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 25 March.

– Australia U18 4-1 Tranås AIF J18 (18 March 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Australian men’s U18 roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have released the roster of the Australian men’s under-18 national team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 25 to 31 March in Belgrade, Serbia with Australia competing against Belgium, China, Croatia, the Netherlands and Serbia.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Nathaniel Benson (Adelaide Generals)
Declan Bronte (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 18U)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U19)
Justin Dixon
Jakob Doornbos (Melbourne Glaciers)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)
Zachery Gumm (A21 Academy)
Ben Handberg
Ethan Hawes (Everett Jr. Silvertips 16U)
Marcus Hosen
Jacob Laver
Connor Lee (Steele County Blades)
Reece Lukowiak (Banff Hockey Academy Prep)
Liam Mcauley (KMH Budapest U18)
Cooper Metcalf
Max Miller (Sydney Sabres)
Thomas Moncrieff (Sydney Sabres)
Anthony Njirich
Kalin Njirich (Perth Sharks)
Connor Schultz (Sydney Sabres)
Mathieu Vaillancourt (Perth Sharks)
Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)

Australian Women’s roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have released the roster of the Australian women’s national team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 2 to 8 April in Dumfries, United Kingdom with Australia competing against Great Britain, Mexico, North Korea, Slovenia and Spain.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Ashlie Aparicio (Melbourne Ice)
Keesha Atkins (Perth Inferno)
Ava Calabria (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Clark-Crumpton (Perth Inferno)
Stephenie Cochrane (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Coonan (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Sharnita Crompton (IF Troja-Ljungby)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
Sasha-Marie Irvine (Perth Inferno)
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Nicole le Cren
Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)
Georgia Moore (Melbourne Ice)
Marnie Pullin (Melbourne Ice)
Danielle Roberts (Brisbane Goannas)
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko (Sydney Sirens)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Kristelle Vanderwolf (Melbourne Ice)
Chloe Walker (Sydney Sirens)

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 1-5 to China in their gold medal match of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. As a result China is promoted to Division II Group B for 2020 while Australia will remain in Division III. Forward Liam Manwarring was named the Australian player of the tournament. In the other games played South Africa defeated New Zealand 5-3 to finish seventh, Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 5-3 to finish fifth and Turkey shutout Bulgaria 6-0 to claim third.

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

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland 11–1 New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa 1–7 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia 7–4 Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: China 12–1 Turkey (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: South Africa 5–3 New Zealand (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Iceland 5–3 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Bulgaria 0–6 Turkey (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: China 5–1 Australia (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Final standings
– 1. China
– 2. Australia
– 3. Turkey
– 4. Bulgaria
– 5. Iceland
– 6. Chinese Taipei
– 7. South Africa
– 8. New Zealand

Preliminary round: Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 1 1 0 1 5
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

Preliminary round: Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia advance to gold medal game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beaten Bulgaria 7-4 in their semifinal of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Australia now advance to the gold medal match against China who defeated Turkey 12-1 in their semifinal. In the two placement games Iceland beat New Zealand 11-1 and Chinese Taipei beat South Africa 7-1. Both teams will now advance to the 5th-6th placement match while New Zealand and South Africa will playoff for 7th place.

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

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland 11–1 New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa 1–7 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia 7–4 Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: China 12–1 Turkey (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: South Africa New Zealand (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Iceland Chinese Taipei (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Bulgaria Turkey (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: China Australia (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Preliminary round: Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 1 1 0 1 5
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

Preliminary round: Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

2019 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia finish fourth

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost 2-6 to Chinese Taipei in their bronze medal match of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament. Nikki Sharp was named best Australian player of the match and Emily Davis-Tope was selected as best Australian player of the tournament. In the other games played Spain shutout Turkey 7-0 in their placement game to finish fifth and South Korea beat Kazakhstan 4-3 after a shootout to win the gold medal and earn promotion to Division I Group B for 2020.

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

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-7th: Turkey 1-0 Mexico (13:00, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: South Korea 5-2 Australia (16:30, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Kazakhstan 3-1 Chinese Taipei (20:00, 16 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Turkey 0-7 Spain (13:00, 18 January 2019)
– Bronze: Chinese Taipei 6-2 Australia (16:30, 18 January 2019)
– Gold: Kazakhstan 3-4 SO South Korea (20:00, 18 January 2019)

Final standings
– 1. South Korea
– 2. Kazakstan
– 3. Chinese Taipei
– 4. Australia
– 5. Spain
– 6. Turkey
– 7. Mexico

Preliminary round: 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

Preliminary round: 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: Australia beat Chinese Taipei

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beat Chinese Taipei 3-2 in their third game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. In other games of the day South Africa shutout New Zealand 1-0, Turkey defeated Iceland 4-2 and China beat Bulgaria 6-1. Australia finish the preliminary round at the top of Group A with seven points. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday for the start of the playoffs with Australia taking on Bulgaria in the first semifinal.

– Australia 3-2 Chinese Taipei (10:00, 17 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

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

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland – New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa – Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia – Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Turkey – China (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: Loser of Placement 5th-8th 1 – Loser of Placement 5th-8th 2 (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Winner of Placement 5th-8th 1 – Winner of Placement 5th-8th 2 (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: Winner SF1 – Winner SF2 (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 1 1 0 1 5
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0