Australia men’s national inline hockey team

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia win bronze

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Great Britain 7-3 in the bronze medal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match, his third for the tournament. In the gold medal match Slovenia defeated Latvia 6-3 to gain promotion back to the Top Division of the World Championships. In the relegation game Argentina beat Hungary 5-4 following a shootout to remain in Division I while Hungary is relegated to the Qualification tournaments. The win for Australia gives them their fourth medal in Division I, having previously won two silvers and a bronze.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina 5-4 Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 5-3 New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia 7-4 Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 3-1 Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Hungary 4-5 SO Argentina (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
Great Britain 3-7 Australia (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Slovenia 6-3 Latvia (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Final standings
1. Slovenia – Promoted to Top Division
2. Latvia
3. Australia
4. Great Britain
5. Argentina
6. Hungary – Relegated to Europe Qualification
7. New Zealand – Relegated to Asia/Oceania Qualification
8. Brazil – Relegated to Americas/Africa Qualification

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose in semifinals

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 1-3 in their semifinal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Forward Liam Jeffries was named best Australian player of the match and Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Argentina defeated Brazil 5-4, Hungary beat New Zealand 5-3 and Slovenia beat Great Britain 7-4. Following their losses both Brazil and New Zealand are relegated to the 2018 Qualification tournaments. They will be joined by the loser of the relegation game between Argentina and Hungary. Latvia and Slovenia advance to the gold medal match after their wins, while Australia and Great Britain will play each other for the bronze medal. In the preliminary round Great Britain beat Australia 7-1.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina 5-4 Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 5-3 New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia 7-4 Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
Latvia 3-1 Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Hungary – Argentina (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
– Great Britain – Australia (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Slovenia – Latvia (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia advance to semifinals

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Hungary 4-2 in their quarterfinal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match, his second for the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Argentina 5-3, Latvia beat New Zealand 12-4 and Slovenia beat Brazil 14-4. Australia advance to the semifinals where they will meet Latvia for the second time this tournament. In the preliminary round Latvia beat Australia 6-2.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina – Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary – New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia – Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia – Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Winner C1 – Winner C2 (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
– Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Winner SF1 – Winner SF2 (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Great Britain 1-7 in their third game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Forward Brenton Fitzgerald was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Hungary defeated New Zealand 7-3, Latvia beat Brazil 13-5 and Slovenia beat Argentina 9-3. Australia finish the preliminary round in third on the Group D standings. The teams now have a rest day before moving onto the quarterfinals where Australia will meet Hungary who finished second in Group C. The last time these two teams met was in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-2.

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

– Australia 1-7 Great Britain (19:00, 27 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Hungary 3 2 0 0 1 6
Argentina 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Brazil 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Latvia

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 2-6 in their second game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Defenceman Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Argentina defeated New Zealand 6-4, Great Britain beat Brazil 4-2 and Slovenia beat Hungary 8-1. At the end of the second round Australia sit in second place on the Group D standings, three points behind the leaders Latvia. Australia take on Great Britain today in their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the semifinals of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-4.

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

– Australia 2-6 Latvia (19:00, 26 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Hungary 2 1 0 0 1 3
Argentina 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Great Britain 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brazil 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australian inline team defeat Brazil

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Brazil 7-0 in their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Slovenia defeated New Zealand 12-1, Hungary beat Argentina 6-1 and Latvia beat Great Britain 7-4. At the end of the first round Australian sit on top of the Group D standings while Slovenia lead Group C. Australia take on Latvia today in their second game of the tournament.

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

– Australia 7-0 Brazil (15:00, 25 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Hungary 1 1 0 0 0 3
Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Latvia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Brazil 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian men’s inline roster released

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national inline team roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The competition will take place from 25 June to 1 July in Bratislava, Slovakia. Prior to the start of the tournament the team will hold a training camp in Brno, Czech Republic.

For more information see the IIHF website

Players:
Matt Anderson
Steve Best (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Ant Collins (Melbourne Braves)
– Liam Finning
– Brent Fitzgerald – Alternate Captain
Jordan Gavin (CBR Brave)
Kaden Goulds
Michael Haynes (Reach Rebels)
Mitch Henning (CBR Brave)
Michael James (Melbourne Ice)
Liam Jeffries (Perth Thunder)
Sean Jones (Melbourne Mustangs) – Captain
Jayden Ryan (Penrith Raptors)
– Adam St. Clair
Cameron Todd (Sydney Bears) – Alternate Captain

Staff:
– Head Coach: Stuart Philps
– Team physio: Matt Lehoczky

Australian inline team claims silver at World Championship Division I

The Australian national inline hockey team have lost to Croatia 4-5 in overtime in the final of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. The loss means Australia takes home their second silver medal in two years and miss out on promotion to the IIHF Inline World Championship’s top division. Antony Collins was named best Australian player of the match while the Sydney Bears’ Cameron Todd was selected as the best defenceman of the tournament. In the other two games held yesterday Great Britain defeated Argentina 3-2 to claim bronze while Latvia lost 3-4 to Hungary, joining Austria and Bulgaria in relegation to the Qualification Round.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Croatia 5 – 4 OT Australia (15:00, 11 July 2015, Hakametsa Arena). Game Card

Australian inline team advance to the finals

The Australian national inline hockey team have defeated Great Britain 7-4 in their semifinal of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament. The team now advances to the final where they will meet Croatia who defeated Argentina 7-0 in their semifinal. The Melbourne Mustangs Michael James was named best Australian player of the match and Sean Jones best player of the Australian team. Two other games were held yesterday to determine the final standings with Hungary defeating Austria 7-1 and Latvia beating Bulgaria 14-0. Australia and Croatia will meet today in the final of the tournament and have already met once in the preliminary round where Croatia beat Australia 9-4. It is also the second year in a row for Australia in the final. Last year the team took home the silver medal after being defeated by Slovenia 10-5 in the final.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Great Britain 4 – 7 Australia (17:00, 10 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Australian inline team defeat Austria to advance to the semifinals

The Australian national inline hockey team have won their quarterfinal match against Austria 6-3 at the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament. The team now advances to the semifinals where they will meet Great Britain who defeated Hungary 7-5. Croatia and Argentina will meet in the other semifinal after defeating Bulgaria 23-0 and Latvia 5-4 respectively. The four losing teams of the quarterfinals move onto the classification round where they must win in order to avoid having to play in the relegation game. The Sydney Bears Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. Australia will play Great Britain today at 17:00 local time.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Australia 6 – 3 Austria (13:00, 9 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card