Australia men’s national under-18 ice hockey team

Australian U18 extended roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia ave 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.

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia promoted

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Serbia 4-1. Declan Bronte was named best Australian player of the match and Tyrone Bronte was named best Australian player of the tournament. In addition James Downie was named best goaltender of the tournament. In other games of the day Spain defeated the Netherlands 5-2 and Iceland beat Belgium 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in first place and are promoted to Division II Group A for 2018. It is the second promotion in a row for the team after being promoted from Division III Group A in 2016. Belgium, who finished in last place, are relegated to Division III Group A for 2018.

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

  • Australia 4-1 Serbia (20:00, 19 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 0 0 1 12
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 9
Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 9
Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their first game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to the Netherlands 1-2. Forward Michael Riley was named best Australian player of the match after scoring the teams only goal. In other games of the day Spain defeated Iceland 7-0 and Serbia beat Belgium 3-1. After the end of the fourth round Australia move back into second place on the standings, trailing Spain on goal difference. Australia take on Serbia today in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 1-2 Netherlands (16:30, 18 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 4 3 0 0 1 9
Australia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Netherlands 4 3 0 0 1 9
Serbia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Belgium 4 0 0 0 4 0
Iceland 4 0 0 0 4 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Spain 4-1. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match after saving 29 of 30 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Belgium 5-2 and Serbia beat Iceland 4-2. After the end of the third round Australia move into first place on the standings, leading the Netherlands, Spain and Serbia by three points. The teams have rest day today before returning on Saturday where Australia take on the Netherlands.

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

  • Australia 4-1 Spain (16:30, 16 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Netherlands 3 2 0 0 1 6
Spain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Serbia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 0 0 0 3 0
Belgium 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia beat Belgium

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Belgium 5-1. Forward Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match after scoring four goals. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Iceland 5-1 and Spain beat Serbia 4-3. After the end of the second round Australia sit in second place on the standings, trailing Spain on number of goals scored. The teams have 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 5-1 Belgium (13:00, 14 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Serbia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Netherlands 2 1 0 0 1 3
Iceland 2 0 0 0 2 0
Belgium 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia defeat Iceland

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Iceland 5-2. Defenceman Arthur Wang was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Spain defeated Belgium 7-1 and Serbia beat the Netherlands 3-2. After the end of the first round Australia sit in second place on the standings, trailing Spain on goal difference. Australia take on Belgium today in their second game of the tournament. The tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place in Novi Sad, had to be moved to Belgrade due to problems with the cooling system.

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

  • Australia 5-2 Iceland (13:00, 13 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Serbia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 0 0 0 1 0
Iceland 1 0 0 0 1 0
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian U18 lose to IK Oskarshamn J18

The Australian men’s under-18 team have lost to IK Oskarshamn J18 3-4 following a shootout in an exhibition game yesterday in Sweden. The team is currently in Sweden on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia which begins on 13 March.

Australian U18 defeat Mjölby HC J18

The Australian men’s under-18 team have defeated Mjölby HC J18 in an exhibition game yesterday in Sweden. The Australian’s trailed at the end of the first period 0-1, however they responded in the second with a goal from Yannic Lodge, assisted by Aiden Sillato and Andrew Chen. At the end of regulation time the score was locked at 2-2 with Findlay Wood, assisted by Darcy Flanagan, scoring the Australian’s second. Australia won the game after four rounds of shootout with the only goal scored by Jake Riley. The team is currently in Sweden on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia which begins on 13 March.

Australian U18 lose to Tranås AIF J20

The Australian men’s under-18 team have lost to Tranås AIF J20 0-12 in an exhibition game yesterday in Sweden. The team is currently in Sweden on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia which begins on 13 March.