Daniel Pataky

Australia U20 lose to Serbia

The Australian men’s national under-20 team lost their fourth game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Serbia 0-10. Daniel Pataky was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Spain defeated Belgium 6-1 and Romania beat China 12-3. After the end of the fourth round Australia remain in fifth place, trailing the leaders Spain by twelve points. The teams now have a rest day and return to the ice on Saturday with Australia taking on China in their last game of the tournament.

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 0 – 10 Serbia (20:00, 21 January 2016, SPENS). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 4 4 0 0 0 12
Romania 4 3 1 0 0 11
Serbia 4 2 0 1 1 7
Belgium 4 2 0 0 2 6
Australia 4 0 0 0 4 0
China 4 0 0 0 4 0

Sydney Ice Dogs announce new signings

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced signing of four new local players for the 2015 season.

  • Daniel Pataky – Competed in three seasons for the Reach Rebels in the East Coast Super League (ECSL) and the Sydney Sabres in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League (AJIHL). Also represented Australia at the IIHF World U20 Championships and IIHF World U18 Championships.
  • Scott Clemie – Spent last season playing for the West Auckland Admirals in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League and has played in two seasons for the Sydney Bears. Also competed in the ECSL, the AJIHL and represented Australia at the IIHF World U20 Championships.
  • Jackson Knott – Spent last season playing for the Blueline Bombers in the ECSL and recently completed his third season in the AJIHL.
  • Jake Knott – Most recently played for the Sydney Wolf Pack in the AJIHL and the Blueline Bombers in the ECSL. Represented Australia at the IIHF World U18 Championships on two occasions.

Australia U18 win Game One of World Championships

The Australian under-18 team have won their first game of the 2014 IIHF U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament defeating Chinese Taipei 2-1. Australia got on the scorebard first with Anthony Barnes scoring early in the second period. Five minutes later Australia scored on the power play with Kieren Webster recording the teams second goal off an assist from Jamie Campbell. Chinese Taipei got one back early in the third with a goal from Lu Ping-En bringing the score to 2-1. They then pulled their goaltender with less than a minute to go in the game however failed to convert with the man advantage. Daniel Pataky was named best Australian player for the game.

  • Chinese Taipei 1 – 2 Australia (16:30, 24 Mar 2014, Winter Sports Palace, Sofia). Game Card

In the other games of the tournament Israel defeated New Zealand 7-2 and Bulgaria beat Mexico 3-2. Australia is currently third in the standings due to goal difference and are scheduled to play hosts Bulgaria at 20:00 local time tonight.

For more information see the IIHF website.