2017 Winter Games NZ

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win final in shootout

The Australian national team have won the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 4-3 following a shootout in the final game of the series. After finishing regulation time at three-all the game went into a three on three overtime period with both teams failing to score. In the shootout Brendan McDowell and Thomas Powell both scored while Charlie Smart denied both New Zealand shooters to claim the game and the series win.

– Australia 4-3 SO New Zealand (18:00, 9 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 2

The Australian national team have won the second game of the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 2-0. Australia’s goals were scored by Per Daniel Göransson and Thomas Powell. The teams return to action today for the final of the three game series.

– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian national team have lost their opening game of the Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 1-4. Australia’s goal was scored by Brendan McDowell on an assist from Mitchell Humphries and Thomas Powell. The teams return to action today for Game 2 of the three game series.

– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

Roster released for Trans Tasman Challenge

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2017 Winter Games NZ‘s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown, New Zealand from 7 September to 9 September 2017.

For more information see the article from Ice Hockey Australia

Skaters:
#3 – Mathew Lindsay (Newcastle Northstars) – Alternate Captain
#4 – Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
#5 – Per Daniel Gorannson (Perth Thunder)
#6 – Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
#7 – Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)
#8 – Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
#9 – Jack Carpenter (Melbourne Ice)
#10 – Matt Stringer (Melbourne Mustangs)
#11 – Brendan McDowell (Melbourne Mustangs)
#16 – Jordan Kyros (Perth Thunder)
#17 – Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
#18 – Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
#19 – Paul Baranzelli (Melbourne Ice)
#21 – Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice) – Captain
#24 – Mitchell Humphries (Melbourne Mustangs) – Alternate Captain

Goaltenders:
#20 – Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars) – Goaltender
#25 – Nicholas Novysedlak (Melbourne Mustangs) – Goaltender

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

Australia to compete in 2017 Winter Games NZ

The Australian national team will take part in the 2017 Winter Games NZ in a three game series against New Zealand. The games are scheduled for 31 August, 2 September and 3 September at Queenstown Ice Arena. Formally known as the New Zealand Winter Games, the 2017 edition is the fifth of the event with ice hockey previously featured in 2009 and 2011. The 2009 competition saw Australia and New Zealand win a game apiece with New Zealand taking the gold medal in a shootout decider. The 2011 competition increased to three teams with China joining Australia and New Zealand. Australia finished in first place with New Zealand second. For more information see the article on Stuff.co.nz