Australia men’s national under-20 ice hockey team

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

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Israel

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 4-7 to Israel in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Jake Ruck was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated New Zealand 13-3 and China beat Bulgaria 10-4. After three rounds Australia have dropped down to third place in the standings, trailing the leaders Israel by four points. Australia take on Bulgaria today in their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2010 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 11-1.

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

– Australia 4-7 Israel (13:00, 25 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

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

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia defeat New Zealand

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, beating New Zealand 6-3. Forward Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated China 2-1 and Israel beat Bulgaria 4-3. After two rounds Australia have moved up the standings into second place, trailing the leaders Israel by one point. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Israel.

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

– Australia 6-3 New Zealand (16:30, 23 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 1 0 0 5
Iceland 2 1 0 1 0 4
Bulgaria 2 1 0 0 1 3
China 2 0 0 0 2 0
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia beat Iceland

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have won their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, beating Iceland 2-1 in overtime. Goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Israel defeated China 3-2 and Bulgaria beat New Zealand 5-3. Bulgaria lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in third place. Australia take on New Zealand today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2010 Division III World Champship tournament where Australia won 5-1.

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

– Australia 2-1 OT Iceland (13:00, 22 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

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

Australia U20 lose second exhibition game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their second exhibition game 5-10 against HC Litomerice‘s B team. The match was concluded after the end of the second period as a precaution following a couple of minor injuries. To increase game readiness for the goaltenders Alex Tetreault was in net for Australia and Sebastian Woodlands in net for Litoměřice. The team have their final training session today, then fly out to Sofia on Saturday for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament.

– Australia U20 5-10 HC Stadion Litoměřice “B” (18 January 2018, Lovosice)

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Australia U20 lose to HC Litomerice B

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their exhibition game 3-9 against HC Litomerice‘s B team. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Litomerice, Czech Republic before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria which begins on 22 January. The team have one more exhibition game scheduled before the end of the training camp.

– Australia U20 3-9 HC Stadion Litoměřice “B” (17:00, 15 January 2018, Kalich Arena)
Game Summary (in Czech)

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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.