Australia men’s national ice hockey team

Victorian All-Stars roster announced

The roster for the Victorian All-Stars has been announced ahead of the two game series against the Australian men’s team. 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:
Ticket details

Roster
#6 Nathan Cachia (Melbourne Ice)
#9 Jaxson Lane (Melbourne Mustangs)
#21 Joey Hughes (CBR Brave)
#23 Jamie Bourke (Melbourne Mustangs)
#24 Mitch Humphries (Melbourne Mustangs)
#26 Tristan Darling (Melbourne Mustangs)
#29 Brendan McDowell (Melbourne Mustangs)
#49 Matt Anderson (Melbourne Mustangs)
#51 Sean Jones (Melbourne Mustangs)
#75 Tom Lash (Melbourne Ice)
#76 Jack McCoy (Melbourne Mustangs)
#77 Paul Lazzarotto (Melbourne Ice)
#88 Bradley Apps (Melbourne Mustangs)
#89 Pat O’Kane (Melbourne Mustangs)
#90 Rob Clark (Melbourne Ice)

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

Australian men’s team to play Victorian All-Stars

The Australian men’s national team will play two exhibition games against the Victorian All-Stars at the O’Brien Icehouse on 15 and 16 February 2020. The games are being held as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Further information:
Post from the O’Brien Icehouse
Ticket details

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 3

The Australian men’s national team have won the third and final game of the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge, defeating New Zealand 9-2. TheTrans-Tasman Challenge finishes with New Zealand winning the series the two games to one.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 3-5 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 9-2 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: New Zealand win Game 2

The New Zealand men’s national team have won the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge after defeating Australia 5-3 in game two. New Zealand now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three game series with the final game set for tonight.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 3-5 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian men’s national team have lost their opening game of the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 4-6. The teams return to action today for game two of the three game series.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

Roster released for 2019 Winter Games NZ

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2019 Winter Games NZ’s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown from 5 to 7 September 2019. For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

Roster
Zach Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Dayne Davis (Newcastle Northstars)
Hayden Dawes (CBR Brave)
Rob Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Brendan McDowell (Melbourne Mustangs)
Austin McKenzie (Melbourne Ice)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
Timothy Newmark (Sydney Bears)
Daniel Pataky (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Aiden Sillato (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Australian to compete in the 2019 Winter Games NZ

The Australian men’s national team will travel to New Zealand in September 2019 to compete in the 2019 Winter Game NZ’s Trans-Tasman Challenge. The series will see the Australia take on New Zealand in a three game series at the Queenstown Ice Arena from 5 to 7 September 2019. New Zealand won the 2018 Challenge two games to one.

For more information see the announcement from the New Zealand Ice Hockey League and the article from Voxy.co.nz.

2019 World Championships: Australia finish third

The Australian men’s national team have lost 1-2 to Croatia in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Wehebe Darge was named best Australian player of the game and Rob Haselhurst was awarded best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day China beat Belgium 4-0 and Serbia defeated Spain 3-2 in a shootout. Australia finish the tournament in third place, one point behind the leaders Serbia and second placed Croatia. Serbia finishes first ahead of Croatia thanks to their head to head result and is promoted to Division I Group B for 2020. Belgium finishes the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.

– Australia 1-2 Croatia (13:00, 15 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Croatia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Australia 5 3 0 1 1 10
Spain 5 2 0 2 1 8
China 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 2