Australia men’s national under-18 ice hockey team

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 1-7 to Lithuania in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match and best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated South Korea 4-3 and Poland beat Estonia 4-3 in overtime. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B for 2019. Great Britain finish at the top of the standings ahead of Lithuania and gain promotion to Division I Group B for 2019.

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

– Australia 1-7 Lithuania (13:00, 7 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Lithuania 5 4 0 0 1 12
Poland 5 3 1 0 1 11
South Korea 5 2 0 0 3 6
Estonia 5 1 0 1 3 4
Australia 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Poland

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 0-16 to Poland in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Jakob Doornbos was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Lithuania 3-2 and South Korea beat Estonia 4-3. Australia remain in last place on the standings, nine points behind the leaders Poland. Australia take on Lithuania today in their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2007 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 2-8.

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

– Australia 0-16 Poland (16:30, 6 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Poland 4 3 0 0 1 9
Great Britain 4 3 0 0 1 9
Lithuania 4 3 0 0 1 9
South Korea 4 2 0 0 2 6
Estonia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Estonia

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 0-8 to Estonia in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Kale Costa was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Poland defeated Great Britain 5-4 and Lithuania beat South Korea 2-1. At the end of round three Australia remain in last place on the standings, nine points behind the leaders Lithuania. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Friday where Australia take on the Poland. The game will be the first meeting between these two teams.

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

– Australia 0-8 Estonia (20:00, 4 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Lithuania 3 3 0 0 0 9
Poland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Estonia 3 1 0 0 2 3
South Korea 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 2-9 to Great Britain in their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Alternate captain Michael Riley picked up one of the teams two goals and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Poland defeated South Korea 4-0 and Lithuania beat Estonia 7-0. At the end of round two Australia remain in last place on the standings, six points behind the leaders Great Britain. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Wednesday where Australia take on the Estonia. The last time these two teams met was at the 2012 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 4-7.

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

– Australia 2-9 Great Britain (16:30, 2 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Lithuania 2 2 0 0 0 6
Poland 2 1 0 0 1 3
South Korea 2 1 0 0 1 3
Estonia 2 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to South Korea

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 1-4 to South Korea in their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Lithuania defeated Poland 4-3 and Great Britain beat Estonia 6-3. Great Britain lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in last place. Australia take on Great Britain today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2006 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 0-11.

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

– Australia 1-4 South Korea (13:00, 1 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Korea 1 1 0 0 0 3
Lithuania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Poland 1 0 0 0 1 0
Estonia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Tranås AIF J18 beat Australia U18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 1-6 against Tranås AIF J18. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Tallinn, Estonia which begins on 1 April.

– Australia 1-6 Tranås AIF J18 (28 March 2018)

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Australia U18 lose to IK Oskarshamn J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 4-6 against IK Oskarshamn J18. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Tallinn, Estonia which begins on 1 April.

– Australia 4-6 IK Oskarshamn J18 (25 March 2018)

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Australian U18 final roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the final 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.

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.