Anthony Kimlin

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

Australian men’s roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 19 to 25 April in Zagreb, Croatia with Australia competing against China, Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.

Changes to the team from the 2019 World Championships include the additions of Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Casey Kubara and Lynden Lodge. Both Kai Miettinen and Lliam Webster return to the team after being named in 2019 but didn’t end up playing. While players dropped include Jason Baclig, Jack Carpenter, Tyerell Clare, Tyler Kubara, Mathew Lindsay and Chris Wong.

Matti Luoma replaces Brad Vigon as head coach having held the position of assistant in 2019 and Michael Flaherty comes in as the new assistant coach.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U20)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Hayden Dawes (Lindenwood University)
Brian Funes (HC Lidköping)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Casey Kubara (Nazareth College)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Beau Taylor
Cameron Todd (University of Jamestown)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

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

2018 AIHL awards: Part 2

The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of the final threee awards for the 2018 season. The Sydney Bears took out two categories with Anthony Kimlin named goaltender of the year and Ron Kuprowsky named coach of the year. The CBR Brave took out the remaining category with Wehebe Darge named Skaters Network local player of the year.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: Ron Kuprowsky (Sydney Bears)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

2018 AIHL All-Star Weekend: Skills Competition

The 2018 AIHL-All Star Weekend got underway yesterday with the Skills Competition being held at the Adelaide Ice Arena. The Adelaide Adrenaline and Sydney Bears both claimed two of the seven competitions each with the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Sydney Ice Dogs all picking up one.

For more information see the article by Alex Jacobs and Alyssa Longmuir

– Air Canada Fastest Skater: Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder) – 12.53 seconds
– APA Group Breakaway Challenge: Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Ola Shooting Accuracy: Nick Rivait (Newcastle Northstars) – 12.65 seconds
– Rifle Media Stickhandling: Charlie Adams (Sydney Bears) – 18.15 seconds
– Skaters Network Hardest Shot: Nathan Chiarlitti (Sydney Ice Dogs) – 154 km/h
– Create Apparel Elimination Shootout: Sebastian Andersson (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender Race: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)

2018 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national team have lost to the Netherlands 2-9 in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin faced 66 shots, saving 57, and was named best Australian player of the game. He was also named the best Australian player of the tournament and selected as the tournaments best goaltender. In other games of the day China defeated Belgium 5-2 and Serbia beat Iceland 5-2. Australia finish the tournament in second place while the Netherlands finish at the top of the standings and are promoted back to Division I Group B for 2019. Iceland finish in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.

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

– Australia 2-9 Netherlands (16:30, 29 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 15
Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 10
China 5 2 0 0 3 6
Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 3
Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat Belgium

The Australian men’s national team have beat Belgium 6-0 in their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin stopped all 24 shots to earn the shutout and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Serbia defeated China 3-1 and the Netherlands beat Iceland 11-1. Australia move up to second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia take on China for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2011 New Zealand Winter Games where Australia won 15-2.

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

– Australia 6-0 Belgium (13:00, 24 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Serbia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Belgium 2 0 0 0 2 0
China 2 0 0 0 2 0
Iceland 2 0 0 0 2 0

AIHL news: 7 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
Josef Rezek has re-signed with the Adrenaline for the 2018 season. Rezek will play in his eighth season with the club where he has scored 165 points in 136 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have signed a deal with restaurant Billy’s District to be their post-game venue for the 2018 season. Billy’s District replaces The James Hotel who had been the clubs post-game venue since May 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of American forward Charlie Adams for the 2018 season. Adams has spent the majority of his 2017-18 season playing for the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Southern Professional Hockey League where he currently has 45 points from 41 games. Prior to joining the Ice Flyers Adams also had a brief four game stint with EV Lindau in the Oberliga. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have also announced the re-signing of captain Michael Schlamp and goaltender Anthony Kimlin. Schlamp has recorded 287 points in his 243 games with all but one season being for the Bears. Kimlin returns for his third straight season with the Bears and fifth in the AIHL, having previously played for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and Sydney Ice Dogs.

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 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