Australia men’s national under-20 ice hockey team

Australian U20 final roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the final roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 22 January to 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Iceland, Israel and New Zealand.

Timothy Rye and Findlay Wood have both been added, having previously not been announced on the extended roster. Players cut for the final roster include James Barton, Gavin Birchler, Tyrone Bronte, Ellesse Carini, James Downie, Joshua Kleipas, Dylan Lavery, Liam Manwarring, Marcel McGuinness and Jayden Whitbread

Players
Brentin Azzopardi (Blueline Bombers)
Jordan Brunt (Tranås AIF J20)
Darcy Flanagan (Tranås AIF J20)
Julian Fodor (Kelowna Chiefs)
Jacob Haley (Melbourne Glaciers)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Bayley Kubara (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20)
Jack Ransome (Reach Rebels)
Jake Ruck (Aldergrove Kodiaks)
Timothy Rye (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Lachlan Shumack (Southern Oregon Spartans)
Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)
Alex Tetreault (CBR Brave)
Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
Alexander Wardlaw (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Nick Weiland (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Findlay Wood (Iowa Wild AAA U18)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

Staff
– Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari
– Assistant Coach: Brandon Greenside
– Team Manager: Marcelle Tripp
– Team Leader: Paul McCann
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery
– Medical Office (Physio): Michael Brierley
– Medical Officer (Chiro): Cherine Weiland

Australian U20 extended roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the extended roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 22 January to 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Iceland, Israel and New Zealand. A final team roster that will travel to Bulgaria will be announced in the next two weeks.

Brentin Azzopardi (Blueline Bombers)
James Barton (Penrith Raptors)
Gavin Birchler (Melbourne Mustangs)
Tyrone Bronte (Omaha Lancers)
Jordan Brunt (Tranås AIF J20)
Ellesse Carini (Florida Eels)
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Darcy Flanagan (Tranås AIF J20)
Julian Fodor (Kelowna Chiefs)
Jacob Haley (Saints Monarchs IHC)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Joshua Kleipas (Tottenham Steam)
Bayley Kubara (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
Dylan Lavery
Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Marcel McGuinness (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Jack Ransome (Reach Rebels)
Jake Ruck (Aldergrove Kodiaks)
Lachlan Shumack (Southern Oregon Spartans)
Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)
Alex Tetreault (CBR Brave)
Lachlan Tripp
Alexander Wardlaw (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Nick Weiland (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Jayden Whitbread (Newcastle North Stars)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

– Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari

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 U20 World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Belgium 1-5. Forward Lynden Lodge was named best Australian player of the match, his second for the competition, and goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Mexico 7-4 and South Korea beat Spain 5-3. Australia finishes the tournament in last place and as a result are relegated to Division III for the 2018 World Championships. South Korea, who won the tournament, are promoted to Division II Group A for 2018.

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

  • Belgium 5-1 Australia (16:30, 13 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 5 4 1 0 0 14
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 10
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 6
Mexico 5 0 1 0 4 2
Australia 5 0 0 1 4 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Serbia

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Serbia 0-6. Forward Ethan Cornford was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day South Korea defeated Mexico 12-0 and Spain beat Belgium 6-3. After the end of the fourth round Australia remain in last place on the standings, eleven points behind the leaders Spain. The teams have a rest day today and return on Friday with Australia taking on Belgium in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 0-6 Serbia (13:00, 11 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 4 4 0 0 0 12
South Korea 4 3 1 0 0 11
Serbia 4 2 0 1 1 7
Belgium 4 1 0 0 3 3
Mexico 4 0 1 0 3 2
Australia 4 0 0 1 3 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to South Korea

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to South Korea 1-4. Forward Lynden Lodge was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Belgium 6-1 and Spain beat Mexico 10-0. After the end of the third round Australia remain in last place on the standings, eight points behind the leaders Spain. Australia take on Serbia today in their fourth game of the tournament.

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

  • South Korea 4-1 Australia (13:00, 10 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 3 3 0 0 0 9
South Korea 3 2 1 0 0 8
Serbia 3 1 0 1 1 4
Belgium 3 1 0 0 2 3
Mexico 3 0 1 0 2 2
Australia 3 0 0 1 2 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose in overtime to Mexico

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Mexico 5-6 in overtime. Goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day South Korea defeated Belgium 3-1 and Spain beat Serbia 4-2. After the end of the second round Australia remain in last place on the standings, five points behind the leaders Spain. The teams have a rest day today and return on Tuesday with Australia taking on South Korea.

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

  • Australia 5 – 6 OT Mexico (16:30, 8 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
South Korea 2 1 1 0 0 5
Belgium 2 1 0 0 1 3
Mexico 2 0 1 0 1 2
Serbia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Australia 2 0 0 1 1 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose opener to Spain

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, going down to Spain 2-15. Forward Brendan Kong was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Mexico 5-3 and South Korea beat Serbia 3-2 following a shootout. After the end of the first round Australia sit in last place on the standings, three points behind the leaders Spain. Australia take on Mexico today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 2 – 15 Spain (20:00, 7 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Korea 1 0 1 0 0 2
Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Mexico 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian U20 lose to HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20

The Australian men’s under-20 team have lost to HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20 5-6 in an exhibition game yesterday in the Czech Republic. The Australian’s held a 4-1 lead during the third period however let the game tie up 5-5 before the Czechs converted a penalty shot to win 6-5 in regular time. The team is currently in the Czech Republic on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Logrono, Spain which begins on 7 January. The Australian’s have one more exhibition game against HC Litomerice U20 before the end of the training camp.

Australia U20 defeat China

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating China 8-2. Goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the match and Zachary Boyle was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Romania defeated Spain 6-5 and Serbia shutout Belgium 9-0. Australia finish the tournament in fifth place, eleven points behind tournament winners Romania. Following their loss to Australia the Chinese are relegated to Division III for 2017 while the Romanian’s are promoted to Division II Group A.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 8 – 2 China (13:00, 23 January 2016, SPENS). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 5 4 1 0 0 14
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 10
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 6
Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
China 5 0 0 0 5 0