Australia men’s national ice hockey team

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

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.

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