National Teams

2018 World Para Championships: Australia lose to Finland

The Australian men’s national para ice hockey team have lost 1-6 to Finland in their opening game of the 2018 World Para Ice Hockey Championship Pool C tournament. Captain Jarrod Liddicoat scored the team’s only goal and was named Australia’s most valuable player of the game. Australia take on China today in their final game of the tournament.

For more information see the Australian Para Ice Hockey Association Facebook page.

– Australia 1-6 Finland (15:00, 6 November 2018, Vierumäki)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Finland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
China 0 0 0 0 0 0

Australian para team captains announced

The Australian Para Ice Hockey Association have announced the team captains for the Australian men’s national para ice hockey team for the 2018 World Para Ice Hockey Championship Pool C tournament. The competition takes place from 6 November to 8 November in Vierumäki, Finland with Australia competing against China and Finland.

Captain: Jarred Liddicoat
Alternate Captain: Marty Jackson
Alternate Captain: Xavier Player

Australian Women’s U18 roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s under-18 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament. The competition will take place from 12 January to 18 January in Jaca, Spain with Australia competing against Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.

Goaltenders
Taylah Pearson (Brisbane Goannas)
Olivia Last (Sydney Sirens)

Skaters
Celestine Adams (Perth Inferno)
– Imogene Alexander
Anna Badaoui (Sydney Sirens)
Samantha Brophy (Brisbane Goannas)
Ebony Brunt (Sydney Sirens)
Ava Calabria (Sydney Sirens)
Emily Davis-Tope (Pursuit of Excellence)
– Endillion Kenyon
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Cleo Mayer (Sydney Sirens)
– Sienna Nicholson
Liana Njirich (Perth Inferno)
Marnie Pullin (Melbourne Ice)
Isabela Raymundo (Melbourne Ice)
Sara Sammons
Nikki Sharp (Perth Inferno)
– Mikaelah Wakefield
Chloe Walker (Sydney Sirens)

2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 3

The Australian national team have won the third and final game of the 2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 6-3. Despite the loss New Zealand win the series two games to one. To watch the games see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

– Australia 2-4 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-6 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 6-3 New Zealand (19:00, 8 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge: New Zealand win Game 2

The New Zealand national team have won the 2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge after defeating Australia 6-1 in Game 2. New Zealand now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three game series with the final game set for tonight. For livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

– Australia 2-4 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-6 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian national team have lost their opening game of the 2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 2-4. The teams return to action today for Game 2 of the three game series. For livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

– Australia 2-4 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)

Roster released for 2018 Winter Games NZ

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2018 Winter Games NZ‘s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown from 6 September to 8 September 2018.

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia and for livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

Defenceman
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Robert Haselhurst (Newcastle Northstars)
Shannon McGregor (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Forwards
Ellesse Carini (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Tyler Kubara (CBR Brave)
Jordan Kyros (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (A) (Newcastle Northstars)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Tomek Sak (Perth Thunder)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Christopher Wong (Melbourne Ice)

Goaltenders
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Alexandre Tetreault (CBR Brave)

Staff
– Head Coach: Brad Vigon
– Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
– Team Manager: Ian Webster
– Assistant Manager: Val Webster
– Medical Trainer: Michael Botes
– Team Leader: Andrew McDowell

Change to the Australian men’s para team roster

The Australian Para Ice Hockey Association have added Geoff Cook to the Australian men’s para ice hockey team roster following the withdrawal of Kelvin Mickelson due to injury.

Australia will participate in Pool C of the 2018 World Para Ice Hockey World Championships in November.

Australian men’s para team roster released

The Australian Para Ice Hockey Association have released the roster for the inaugural 2018 Australian men’s para ice hockey team. Australia will participate in Pool C of the 2018 World Para Ice Hockey World Championships in November.

For more information see the Australian Para Ice Hockey Association Facebook page.

– Greg Ball
– Darren Belling
– Chris Cassin
– Marty Jackson
– Theo Joos
– Tomas Klein
– Jarred Liddicoat
– Zelk Markovic
– Kelvin Mickelson
– Xavier Player
– Jason Sauer
– Bill Siegloff
– Mark Soyer

Staff
– Head Coach: Gary Farmer
– Assistant Coach: Ben Stadtmiller
– General Manager: Emma Poynton
– Chef de Mission: Andrew McDowell

Ruck named head coach of Australian U20 team

Ice Hockey Australia have named David Ruck as head coach of the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ruck replaces Andrew Petrie in the position with Petrie having coached the team at the 2018 U20 World Championships.

In addition David Ferrari will return as the teams assistant coach.