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Australian men’s roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 19 to 25 April in Zagreb, Croatia with Australia competing against China, Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.

Changes to the team from the 2019 World Championships include the additions of Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Casey Kubara and Lynden Lodge. Both Kai Miettinen and Lliam Webster return to the team after being named in 2019 but didn’t end up playing. While players dropped include Jason Baclig, Jack Carpenter, Tyerell Clare, Tyler Kubara, Mathew Lindsay and Chris Wong.

Matti Luoma replaces Brad Vigon as head coach having held the position of assistant in 2019 and Michael Flaherty comes in as the new assistant coach.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U20)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Hayden Dawes (Lindenwood University)
Brian Funes (HC Lidköping)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Casey Kubara (Nazareth College)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Beau Taylor
Cameron Todd (University of Jamestown)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Matti Luoma
– Assistant coach: Michael Flaherty
– Team leader: Steve Ransome
– Team manager: Ian Webster

2019 World Championships: Australia defeat China

The Australian men’s national team have defeated China 3-2 in their fourth game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Defenceman Brian Funes was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Croatia beat Spain 4-3 in a shootout and Serbia defeated Belgium 6-3. After the fourth round Australia remain first on the standings with Serbia moving into second place. The teams have a rest day today and return on Monday where Australia take on Croatia for their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2013 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia lost 1-3.

– Australia 3-2 China (13:00, 13 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 4 3 0 1 0 10
Serbia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Croatia 4 2 1 0 1 8
Spain 4 2 0 1 1 7
Belgium 4 0 1 0 3 2
China 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat China

The Australian men’s national team have beat China 3-1 in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Defenceman Rob Haselhurst scored a goal and an assist and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Iceland 6-3 and the Netherlands beat Serbia 5-0. Australia remains second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday where Australia take on Serbia for their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 4-3 in overtime.

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

– Australia 3-1 China (13:00, 26 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

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