2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A

Australian U18 final roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the final roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 1 April to 7 April in Tallinn, Estonia with Australia competing against Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland and South Korea.

Ethan Hawes and Thomas Kiliwnik have btoh been added, having previously not been announced on the extended roster. Players cut for the final roster include Andrew Chen, Thomas Moncrieff and Gabriel Veyt

Goaltenders
Jakob Doornbos (Sydney Wolf Pack)
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)

Defence
Declan Bronte (Ontario Hockey Academy U17)
– Ethan Hawes
Joey Gunner (Sydney Wolf Pack)
– Anthony Njirich
Kalin Njirich (Perth Sharks)
Arthur Wang (Richmond Hill Coyotes Mn Mgt AAA)

Forwards
James Barton (Sydney Sabres)
Kale Costa (HC Slovan Usti nad Labem U16)
Zachery Gumm (A21 Academy)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Calvin Kwan (Sydney Sabres)
Connor Lee (Iowa Wild AAA U16)
Yannic Lodge (Richmond Generals)
– Liam McAuley
Max Miller
Damon Parolin (Melbourne Glaciers)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Jake Riley (A21 Academy)
Connor Schultz

Reserves
Ben Handberg
Christian Pansino (Melbourne Glaciers)

Staff
– Headh Coach: Steve Laforet
Brent Laver
Paul Kelly
– Miranda Ransome
Johan Steenberg
– Cherine Weiland

Australian U18 extended roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the extended roster for the Australian men’s national under-18 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 1 April to 7 April in Tallinn, Estonia with Australia competing against Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland and South Korea. A final team roster that will travel to Estonia will be announced in December.

James Barton
Declan Bronte (Ontario Hockey Academy U17)
Andrew Chen (A21 Academy)
Kale Costa (HC Slovan Usti nad Labem U16)
Jakob Doornbos
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Jeremy Friederich
Zachery Gumm
Joey Gunner
Ben Handberg
Calvin Kwan
Connor Lee (Iowa Wild AAA U16)
Yannic Lodge (Richmond Generals)
– Liam McAuley
Max Miller
Thomas Moncrieff
– Anthony Njirich
– Kalin Njirich
Christian Pansino
Damon Parolin
Jack Ransome
Jake Riley (A21 Academy)
Connor Schultz
Gabriel Veyt (A21 Academy)
Arthur Wang (Richmond Hill Coyotes Mn Mgt AAA)

– Head Coach: Steve Laforet

2018 World Championship program announced

The locations and dates for the 2018 World Championship program have been announced with Ice Hockey Australia again entering a team in each category. A change to the Women’s World Championships which increased the number of teams in the top division has resulted in no relegation for 2018. As a result Australia will remain in the Division II Group A tournament.

Men’s (Division II Group A): Tilburg, Netherlands, 23-29 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Serbia, Belgium, Iceland and China.
Men’s U20 (Division III): Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-28 January 2018.
– Opponents: China, Iceland, New Zealand, Israel and Bulgaria.
Men’s U18 (Division II Group A): Tallinn, Estonia, 1-7 April 2018.
– Opponents: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea and Great Britain.
Women’s (Division II Group A): Bled, Slovenia, 7-13 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Great Britain, North Korea, Slovenia and Mexico.
Women’s U18 (Division I Group B): Krynica, Poland, 6-12 January 2018.
– Opponents: France, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and China.