2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A

2017 World Championships: Australia win silver

The Australian men’s national team have defeated Belgium 3-0 in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for a fourth game after stopping all 30 shots on goal. Kimlin was also awarded the best goaltender of the tournament and named best Australian player. In other games of the day the Serbia defeated Iceland 6-0 and Romania beat Spain 6-0. Australia finish the tournament in second place, one point behind tournament winners Romania. As a result of their win Romania gain promotion back to Division I Group B for 2018 while Spain is relegated to Division II Group B after finishing in last place.

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

  • Australia 3-0 Belgium (13:00, 9 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 5 4 0 0 1 12
Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Serbia 5 2 0 2 1 8
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 6
Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 6
Spain 5 0 1 0 4 2

2017 World Championships: Australia lose to Romania

The Australian men’s national team have lost to Romania 1-5 in their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for a third game after stopping 22 of 27 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Spain defeated Serbia 5-4 in overtime and Belgium beat Iceland 9-3. At the end of the fourth round Australia have dropped back to second place, one point behind the leaders Romania. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Sunday where Australia take on Belgium in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 1-5 Romania (20:00, 7 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 4 3 0 0 1 9
Australia 4 2 1 0 1 8
Belgium 4 2 0 0 2 6
Iceland 4 2 0 0 2 6
Serbia 4 1 0 2 1 5
Spain 4 0 1 0 3 2

2017 World Championships: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian men’s national team won their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Spain 5-3. Forward Wehebe Darge was named best Australian player of the match after recording two assists and finishing with a plus-3 rating. In other games of the day the Serbia defeated Belgium 9-2 and Iceland beat Romania 2-0. At the end of the third round Australia have moved into first place, two points ahead of the second placed Iceland. Australia take on Romania today in their fourth game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 5-3 Spain (16:30, 6 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 8
Iceland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Romania 3 2 0 0 1 6
Serbia 3 1 0 1 1 4
Belgium 3 1 0 0 2 3
Spain 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 World Championships: Australia beat Iceland

The Australian men’s national team won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Iceland 3-2. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for the second game in a row after stopping 28 of 30 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Belgium defeated Spain 5-3 and Romania beat Serbia 4-1. At the end of the second round Australia have moved up to second place, trailing the leader Romania by one point. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Spain.

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

  • Australia 3-2 Iceland (13:00, 4 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 1 0 0 5
Iceland 2 1 0 0 1 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 1 3
Serbia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Spain 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 World Championships: Australia defeat Serbia

The Australian men’s national team won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Serbia 4-3 in overtime. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match after stopping 41 of 44 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Iceland defeated Spain 3-2 and Romania beat Belgium 9-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place, trailing the leader Romania by one point. Australia take on Iceland today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 4-3 OT Serbia (13:00, 3 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 0 1 0 0 2
Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian men’s 2017 roster released

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 3 to 9 April 2017 in Galati, Romania with Australia competing against Belgium, Iceland, Romania, Serbia and Spain. For more information see the announcement.

Forwards:
Billy Cliff (Sydney Bears)
Wehebe Darge (Peterborough Phantoms)
Mitch Humphries (Melbourne Ice)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Pat Nadin (Newcastle North Stars)
Tommy Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Beau Taylor (University of Alberta-Augustana)
Richard Tesarik (Sydney Bears)
Cameron Todd (University of Jamestown)
Kieren Webster (Vermont Lumberjacks)
Chris Wong (Melbourne Ice)

Defencemen:
Paul Baranzelli (Melbourne Ice)
Jack Carpenter (Melbourne Ice)
David Huxley (Adelaide Adrenaline)
John Kennedy (Newcastle North Stars)
Mathew Lindsay (Newcastle North Stars)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle North Stars)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Goaltenders:
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Charlie Smart (Bozeman Icedogs)

Staff:
Head Coach: Brad Vigon
Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
Chef de Mission: Steve Ransome
Medical Officer: Dr Daniel George
Equipment Manager: Petr Cirkl
Team Manager: Ian Webster