James Downie

AIHL news: 29 November 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of goaltender James Downie for the 2018 season. Downie has spent the last three seasons playing for the Sydney Bears and is currently in North America playing for playing for Meijer AAA Hockey. In the AIHL Downie currently has a save percentage of 0.844 from 17 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of Maxime Langelier-Parent as head coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Langelier-Parent joined the club last season as an import player, recording 36 points in 18 games, and also served as an assistant coach for part of the season while out with injury. Langelier-Parent replaces Michael Flaherty who served as head coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia promoted

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Serbia 4-1. Declan Bronte was named best Australian player of the match and Tyrone Bronte was named best Australian player of the tournament. In addition James Downie was named best goaltender of the tournament. In other games of the day Spain defeated the Netherlands 5-2 and Iceland beat Belgium 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in first place and are promoted to Division II Group A for 2018. It is the second promotion in a row for the team after being promoted from Division III Group A in 2016. Belgium, who finished in last place, are relegated to Division III Group A for 2018.

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

  • Australia 4-1 Serbia (20:00, 19 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 0 0 1 12
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 9
Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 9
Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 0

2017 U18 World Championship: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Spain 4-1. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match after saving 29 of 30 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Belgium 5-2 and Serbia beat Iceland 4-2. After the end of the third round Australia move into first place on the standings, leading the Netherlands, Spain and Serbia by three points. The teams have rest day today before returning on Saturday where Australia take on the Netherlands.

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

  • Australia 4-1 Spain (16:30, 16 March 2017, Ice Rink Pionir). Game Card

Standings

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

Australia U18 Men lose to Turkey

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their first game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group A tournament, losing to Turkey 6-9. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Chinese Taipei defeated Mexico 4-2 and Israel beat Bulgaria 4-3. After the end of the fourth round Australia has dropped to second in the standings, two points behind leaders Turkey. The teams have a rest day today and return to the ice on Sunday with Australia taking on Mexico in their final game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament, including livestream details, see the page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 6 – 9 Turkey (13:00, 18 March 2016, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Turkey 4 3 1 0 0 11
Australia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Israel 4 2 0 0 2 6
Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 6
Chinese Taipei 4 1 0 1 2 4
Mexico 4 0 0 0 4 0

Australians Playing Overseas

In light of the recent mentions of Ethan Cornford and Jeremy Brown we have compiled a list of Australians who have signed with a club overseas for the current 2014-15 season. The information is based of Elite Prospects website and may or may not be complete: