Australia men’s national under-20 ice hockey team

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia beat Turkey

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beat Turkey 5-3 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Aiden Sillato was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria shutout New Zealand 9-0, China defeated South Africa 14-1 and Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 4-0. After the second round Australia sit second in the Group A standings, one point off the lead. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday with Australia taking on Chinese Taipei today for their final group stage game.

– Australia 5-3 Turkey (20:30, 15 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Live streaming details

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Iceland 2 1 1 0 0 5
Australia 2 1 0 1 0 4
Turkey 2 1 0 0 1 3
Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 2 2 0 0 0 6
Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 0 6
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0
South Africa 2 0 0 0 2 0

2019 U20 World Championships: Iceland beat Australia

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, losing to Iceland 4-5 in overtime. Jeremy Vasquez scored two goals and was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria beat South Africa 10-1, China beat New Zealand 12-1 and Turkey beat Chinese Taipei 4-1. After the first round Australia sit third in the Group A standings, two points off the lead. Australia take on Turkey today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2008 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 5-3.

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Live streaming details

– Australia 4-5 OT Iceland (17:00, 14 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Turkey 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 0 1 0 0 2
Australia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 1 1 0 0 0 3
Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Africa 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian men’s U20 team captains

The team captains have been announced for the Australian men’s under-20 team ahead of the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament.

– Captain: Jordan Brunt
– Alternate captain: Liam Manwarring
– Alternate captain: Kenshin Hayashi

Australia U20 tie with Everest Academy

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have drawn their exhibition game 3-3 against Everest Academy. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Toronto, Canada before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland which begins on 14 January.

– Australia U20 3-3 Everest Academy (10 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com

Aurora Tigers beat Australia U20

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their exhibition game 8-9 against the Aurora Tigers. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Toronto, Canada before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland which begins on 14 January. The exhibition game involved shared rosters with some Tigers playing on the Australian roster and the Australian goaltenders playing for the Tigers.

– Australia U20 8-9 Aurora Tigers (8 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com

Australia men’s U20 final 2019 roster

The final roster for the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament has been released. James Barton (Sydney Sabres) and Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20) have been added to the roster, while Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20) has been dropped. The team will travel to Toronoto, Canada for a training camp prior to the start of the competition which will take place from 14 January to 20 January in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Goaltenders
#20 Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)
#25 Ethan Spelde (Sydney Wolf Pack)

Skaters
#2 Yannic Lodge (Tranås AIF J20)
#4 Liam Manwarring (Tranås AIF J20)
#6 James Barton (Sydney Sabres)
#7 Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Red Wings)
#8 Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
#9 Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings)
#10 Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)
#11 Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
#12 Jeremy Vasquez (Seahawks Hockey)
#13 Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
#14 Fredrik Rozenberg (HC Lidköping J18)
#15 Thomas Kiliwnik
#16 Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
#17 Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
#18 Kenshin Hayashi
#19 Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
#21 Xander Wardlaw (Boston Jr. Rangers)
#22 Brock Williams

Staff
– Head Coach: Dave Ruck
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari
– Team Leader: Paul McCann
– Team Manager: Marcelle Tripp
– Team Chiro: Tristan Foo
– Team Medic/Physio: Michael Brierley
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery

Australia men’s U20 roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 14 January to 20 January in Reykjavik, Iceland with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Chinese Taipei, Iceland, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Goaltenders
Ethan Spelde (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

Skaters
Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings)
Kenshin Hayashi
Thomas Kiliwnik
Yannic Lodge (Tranås AIF J20)
Liam Manwarring (Tranås AIF J20)
Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Red Wings)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20)
Fredrik Rozenberg (Sydney Bears)
Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
Jeremy Vasquez (Seahawks Hockey)
Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)
Xander Wardlaw (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Brock Williams

Ruck named head coach of Australian U20 team

Ice Hockey Australia have named David Ruck as head coach of the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ruck replaces Andrew Petrie in the position with Petrie having coached the team at the 2018 U20 World Championships.

In addition David Ferrari will return as the teams assistant coach.

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia finish with a loss

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 1-6 to China in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match and Aiden Sillato was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Israel defeated New Zealand 5-0 and Bulgaria beat Iceland 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in fifth place, Israel finishes in first place and New Zealand finishes last. As a result Israel is promoted to Division II Group B for 2019 and New Zealand is relegated to Division III Qualification.

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

– Australia 1-6 China (20:00, 28 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 5 5 0 0 0 15
China 5 3 0 0 2 9
Bulgaria 5 3 0 0 2 9
Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 7
Australia 5 1 1 0 3 5
New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Bulgaria

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 5-7 to Bulgaria in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Defenceman Bayley Kubara was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Israel defeated Iceland 6-2 and China beat New Zealand 11-2. After four rounds Australia have dropped down to fifth place in the standings, trailing the leaders Israel by seven points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Sunday where Australia take on China. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 Division II Group B World Championship tournament where Australia won 8-2.

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

– Australia 5-7 Bulgaria (20:00, 26 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 4 4 0 0 0 12
Iceland 4 2 0 1 1 7
China 4 2 0 0 2 6
Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 6
Australia 4 1 1 0 2 5
New Zealand 4 0 0 0 4 0