2020 U20 World Championships: Australia win opening game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their opening game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, defeating South Africa 6-1. Forward Jack Ransome was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Turkey shutout Chinese Taipei 3-0, Mexico blanked New Zealand 5-0 and Iceland beat Bulgaria 4-3. After the first round Australia sit at the top of the Group B standings and Mexico leads Group A. Australia take on Chinese Taipei today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2019 World Championships where Australia won 3-2.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Ice Hockey Australia Facebook page

Results
– Turkey 3-0 Chinese Taipei (10:00, 13 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Australia 6-1 South Africa (13:30, 13 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Mexico 5-0 New Zealand (17:00, 13 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Bulgaria 3-4 Iceland (20:30, 13 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Bulgaria 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Turkey 1 1 0 0 0 3
Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 0 1 0
South Africa 1 0 0 0 1 0

2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Day 4

Day 4 of the 3-on-3 ice hockey tournaments at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games saw another 16 games played. In the men’s tournament Sai Lake‘s Team Brown picked up two wins and Riley Langille‘s Team Blue lost both of their games. Team Brown finishes the preliminary round in second and advances to the playoffs while Team Blue finishes eighth and fails to qualify.

In the women’s tournament Courtney Mahoney‘s Team Black picked up two wins, Ebony Brunt‘s Team Grey and Nikki Sharp‘s Team Blue recorded a win and a loss, and Molly Lukowiak‘s Team Orange lost both of their games. In the preliminary round standings Team Black finishes first and advances to the playoffs along Team Blue which finishes in second. Team Grey and Team Orange finish sixth and eighth respectively with both teams failing to qualify.

Further information:
Schedule and results
IIHF.com tournament page

Men’s results
– Team Grey 8-16 Team Black (09:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Yellow 13-15 Team Red (09:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Brown (Lake) 14-2 Team Blue (Langille) (10:30, 13 January 2020)
– Team Orange 6-8 Team Green (10:30, 13 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Langille) 11-18 Team Red (16:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Orange 2-5 Team Grey (16:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Green 4-6 Team Black (17:30, 13 January 2020)
– Team Brown (Lake) 8-6 Team Yellow (17:30, 13 January 2020)

Women’s results
– Team Grey (Brunt) 3-5 Team Black (Mahoney) (12:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Yellow 5-8 Team Red (12:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Brown 4-5 SO Team Blue (Sharp) (13:30, 13 January 2020)
– Team Orange (Lukowiak) 6-7 Team Green (13:30, 13 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Sharp) 4-5 SO Team Red (19:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Orange (Lukowiak) 6-8 Team Grey (Brunt) (19:00, 13 January 2020)
– Team Green 4-9 Team Black (Mahoney) (20:30, 13 January 2020)
– Team Brown 10-6 Team Yellow (20:30, 13 January 2020)

Men’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Green 7 5 1 0 1 17
Team Brown (Lake) 7 5 0 0 2 15
Team Red 7 4 0 1 2 13
Team Black 7 4 0 0 3 12
Team Grey 7 4 0 0 3 12
Team Orange 7 3 0 0 4 9
Team Yellow 7 2 0 0 5 6
Team Blue (Langille) 7 0 0 0 7 0

Women’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Black (Mahoney) 7 6 0 0 1 18
Team Blue (Sharp) 7 4 1 1 1 15
Team Yellow 7 4 0 0 3 12
Team Brown 7 3 0 1 3 10
Team Green 7 3 0 0 4 9
Team Grey (Brunt) 7 3 0 0 4 9
Team Red 7 2 1 0 4 8
Team Orange (Lukowiak) 7 1 0 0 6 3

2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Day 3

Day 3 of the 3-on-3 ice hockey tournaments at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games saw another 16 games played. In the men’s tournament Sai Lake‘s Team Brown picked up a win and a loss and Riley Langille‘s Team Blue lost both of their games. Team Brown drops to third on the preliminary round standings while Team Blue remains eighth.

In the women’s tournament Courtney Mahoney‘s Team Black picked up two wins, Ebony Brunt‘s Team Grey and Nikki Sharp‘s Team Blue recorded a win and a loss, and Molly Lukowiak‘s Team Orange lost both of their games. In the preliminary round standings Team Blue moved up into first place, Black moved into second, Grey dropped to sixth and Orange dropped to seventh.

Further information:
Schedule and results
IIHF.com tournament page

Men’s results
– Team Orange 10-14 Team Brown (Lake) (09:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Green 11-6 Team Blue (Langille) (09:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Black 19-7 Team Yellow (10:30, 12 January 2020)
– Team Red 9-13 Team Grey (10:30, 12 January 2020)
– Team Red 11-5 Team Brown (Lake) (16:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Grey 6-14 Team Green (16:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Black 8-14 Team Orange (17:30, 12 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Langille) 8-13 Team Yellow (17:30, 12 January 2020)

Women’s results
– Team Orange (Lukowiak) 4-10 Team Brown (12:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Green 3-5 Team Blue (Sharp) (12:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Black (Mahoney) 7-2 Team Yellow (13:30, 12 January 2020)
– Team Red 5-8 Team Grey (Brunt) (13:30, 12 January 2020)
– Team Red 11-7 Team Brown (19:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Grey (Brunt) 4-9 Team Green (19:00, 12 January 2020)
– Team Black (Mahoney) 7-3 Team Orange (Lukowiak) (20:30, 12 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Sharp) 5-8 Team Yellow (20:30, 12 January 2020)

Men’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Green 5 4 1 0 0 14
Team Orange 5 3 0 0 2 9
Team Brown (Lake) 5 3 0 0 2 9
Team Grey 5 3 0 0 2 9
Team Red 5 2 0 1 2 7
Team Black 5 2 0 0 3 6
Team Yellow 5 2 0 0 3 6
Team Blue (Langille) 5 0 0 0 5 0

Women’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Blue (Sharp) 5 4 0 0 1 12
Team Black (Mahoney) 5 4 0 0 1 12
Team Yellow 5 4 0 0 1 12
Team Green 5 2 0 0 3 6
Team Brown 5 2 0 0 3 6
Team Grey (Brunt) 5 2 0 0 3 6
Team Orange (Lukowiak) 5 1 0 0 4 3
Team Red 5 1 0 0 4 3

Adrenaline appoint Mantere as head coach

The Adelaide Adrenaline have announced the signing of Sami Mantere to the position of head coach. Mantere replaces Jim Fuyarchuk who resigned in October 2019. Mantere previously held the role of head coach during the 2017 season and was an assistant coach in 2018 and 2019. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Day 2

Day 2 of the 3-on-3 ice hockey tournaments at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games saw 16 games played. In the men’s tournament Sai Lake‘s Team Brown picked up a win and a loss and Riley Langille‘s Team Blue lost both of their games. Team Brown currently sits second on the preliminary round standings while Team Blue sits eighth. In the women’s tournament Nikki Sharp‘s Team Blue picked up two wins, Ebony Brunt‘s Team Grey and Courtney Mahoney‘s Team Black recorded a win and a loss, and Molly Lukowiak‘s Team Orange lost both of their games. In the preliminary round standings Team Blue sits second, Black third, Grey fifth and Orange sixth.

Further information:
Schedule and results
IIHF.com tournament page

Men’s results
– Team Yellow 8-11 Team Grey (09:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Black 9-12 Team Red (09:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Green 8-6 Team Brown (Lake) (10:30, 11 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Langille) 1-12 Team Orange (10:30, 11 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Langille) 8-14 Team Black (16:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Yellow 9-4 Team Orange (16:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Red 8-9 SO Team Green (17:30, 11 January 2020)
– Team Brown (Lake) 16-6 Team Grey (17:30, 11 January 2020)

Women’s results
– Team Yellow 11-5 Team Grey (Brunt) (12:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Black (Mahoney) 5-4 Team Red (12:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Green 4-6 Team Brown (13:30, 11 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Sharp) 7-4 Team Orange (Lukowiak) (13:30, 11 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Sharp) 8-4 Team Black (Mahoney) (19:00, 11 January 2020)
– Team Yellow 8-3 Team Orange (Lukowiak) (19:15, 11 January 2020)
– Team Red 7-9 Team Green (20:45, 11 January 2020)
– Team Brown 7-9 Team Grey (Brunt) (20:45, 11 January 2020)

Men’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Green 3 2 1 0 0 8
Team Brown (Lake) 3 2 0 0 1 6
Team Orange 3 2 0 0 1 6
Team Grey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Team Red 3 1 0 1 1 4
Team Black 3 1 0 0 2 3
Team Yellow 3 1 0 0 2 3
Team Blue (Langille) 3 0 0 0 3 0

Women’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Yellow 3 3 0 0 0 9
Team Blue (Sharp) 3 3 0 0 0 9
Team Black (Mahoney) 3 2 0 0 1 6
Team Brown 3 1 0 0 2 3
Team Grey (Brunt) 3 1 0 0 2 3
Team Orange (Lukowiak) 3 1 0 0 2 3
Team Green 3 1 0 0 2 3
Team Red 3 0 0 0 3 0

2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Day 1

The 3-on-3 ice hockey tournaments of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games got underway yesterday with eight games being held. In the men’s tournament Sai Lake‘s Team Brown picked up a win over Team Black and Riley Langille‘s Team Blue lost their opening game to Team Grey. In the women’s tournament Nikki Sharp‘s Team Blue beat Ebony Brunt‘s Team Grey, Molly Lukowiak‘s Team Orange defeated Team Red and Courtney Mahoney‘s Team Black picked up a win over Team Brown.

Further information:
Schedule and results
IIHF.com tournament page

Men’s results
– Team Yellow 5-10 Team Green (16:00, 10 January 2020)
– Team Brown (Lake) 13-11 Team Black (16:00, 10 January 2020)
– Team Red 6-8 Team Orange (17:30, 10 January 2020)
– Team Grey 9-8 Team Blue (Langille) (17:30, 10 January 2020)

Women’s results
– Team Yellow 12-4 Team Green (19:10, 10 January 2020)
– Team Brown 6-7 Team Black (Mahoney) (19:10, 10 January 2020)
– Team Red 4-6 Team Orange (Lukowiak) (20:40, 10 January 2020)
– Team Grey (Brunt) 7-9 Team Blue (Sharp) (20:40, 10 January 2020)

Men’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Green 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Brown (Lake) 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Orange 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Grey 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Blue (Langille) 1 0 0 0 1 0
Team Black 1 0 0 0 1 0
Team Red 1 0 0 0 1 0
Team Yellow 1 0 0 0 1 0

Women’s preliminary round standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Team Yellow 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Blue (Sharp) 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Orange (Lukowiak) 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Black (Mahoney) 1 1 0 0 0 3
Team Brown 1 0 0 0 1 0
Team Grey (Brunt) 1 0 0 0 1 0
Team Red 1 0 0 0 1 0
Team Green 1 0 0 0 1 0

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens, Melbourne Ice and Perth Inferno. The Sirens move to the top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Adelaide Rush. The round also saw the use of a 3-on-3 overtime instead of the usual shootout for the 12 January game between the Inferno and Ice. The Inferno went on to win in overtime to pick up their first win of the season. The league later changed the result to a tie due to a breach of rules (see below). Next week the Ice host the Rush in Melbourne and the Brisbane Goannas travel to Perth to take on the Inferno.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 5–1 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 11 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice 7–2 Perth Inferno (18:00, 11 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6–6* Perth Inferno (12:30, 12 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 7–4 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 12 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)

*Note: Perth initially won the game 7-6 in overtime. League rules however state that games tied at the end of regulation must proceed to a shootout so as a result the AWIHL reassessed the game as a tie and each team was awarded one point each.

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL T L PTS
Sydney Sirens 12 8 2 1 0 1 29
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 0 27
Melbourne Ice 10 5 0 1 1 3 17
Brisbane Goannas 10 1 0 0 0 9 3
Perth Inferno 10 0 0 0 1 9 1

Last updated 17 January 2020

Mustangs reveal Bushfire Appeal jersey

The Melbourne Ice have revealed their Bushfire Appeal jersey which will be worn during the Victorian Bushfire Appeal exhibition match on 19 January. The jersey is produced by Kridgett Kreations and features a Bushfire Appeal logo. The club will hold a silent auction for the jerseys on the night.

Further information:
Announcement from the club
Additional images of the jersey
Melbourne Ice’s Bushfire Appeal jersey

Melbourne Mustangs - Bushfire Appeal jersey

Australia U20 defeat HC Bílí Tygři Liberec Juniors

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their second exhibition game 5-3 against a mix of under-18 and under-20 players from HC Bílí Tygři Liberec. The Australian’s lost the first of their two exhibition games against HC Bílí Tygři Liberec on 7 January. The game was held at the Home Credit Arena in Liberec and forms part of the teams training camp ahead of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria which begins on 13 January.

– Australia U20 5-3 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec U18 & U20 Mix (9 January 2020, Home Credit Arena)

Further information:
Post from Ice Hockey Australia on the game result
World Championship page on IIHF.com

Australian men’s roster for Victorian All-Stars games

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming exhibition series against the Victorian All-Stars. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Further information:
Roster announcement from Ice Hockey Australia
Ticket details

The roster features some different names compared to the recently released World Championship roster. This is mainly due to those players currently playing overseas. Players unavailable are Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Brian Funes, Casey Kubara, Robert Malloy, Beau Taylor and Cameron Todd. The three reserves named on the roster for the series are Jonathon Bremner, Liam Manwarring and Austin McKenzie.

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Austin McKenzie (Melbourne Ice)
Michael McMahon (A) (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Matti Luoma
– Assistant coach: Michael Flaherty
– Team manager: Ian Webster