Kieren Webster

Australian men’s roster for Victorian All-Stars games

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming exhibition series against the Victorian All-Stars. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Further information:
Roster announcement from Ice Hockey Australia
Ticket details

The roster features some different names compared to the recently released World Championship roster. This is mainly due to those players currently playing overseas. Players unavailable are Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Brian Funes, Casey Kubara, Robert Malloy, Beau Taylor and Cameron Todd. The three reserves named on the roster for the series are Jonathon Bremner, Liam Manwarring and Austin McKenzie.

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Austin McKenzie (Melbourne Ice)
Michael McMahon (A) (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

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

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 AIHL player awards

The AIHL announced the 2019 player awards today.

– Most Valuable Player: Dylan Quaile (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Defenceman of the Year: Dylan Quaile (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Goaltender of the Year: Matt Climie (CBR Brave)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Jake Ratcliffe (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: John Kennedy (Newcastle Northstars)

2019 AIHL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Newcastle Northstars. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 27 points clear of the second placed Northstars. Following their win on 10 August the Brave also broke the record for total points scored in a regular season. The Brave set the record last season after recording 72 points. Next week all eight teams are in action across five games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 7-6 OT Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 10 August 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 5-12 CBR Brave (17:30, 10 August 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 3-9 Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 August 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-7 CBR Brave (16:30, 11 August 2019, Phllip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 5-4 SO Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 11 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 27 25 0 1 1 76
Newcastle Northstars 25 15 2 0 8 49
Perth Thunder 25 13 1 1 10 42
Sydney Bears 24 12 2 0 10 40
Melbourne Mustangs 25 12 0 3 10 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 24 8 1 2 13 28
Melbourne Ice 25 6 3 0 16 24
Adelaide Adrenaline 25 0 0 2 23 2

Last updated 14 August 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, twenty points clear of the second placed Northstars. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Following their win against against the Melbourne Ice on 28 July the CBR Brave claim the H Newman Reid Trophy as the winners of the 2019 regular season with five games to play.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 26 July 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 8-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 July 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 2-3 SO Melbourne Ice (17:00, 27 July 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Bears 5-0 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 27 July 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 5-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 27 July 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-2 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 28 July 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 28 July 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 28 July 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 23 21 0 1 1 64
Newcastle Northstars 22 14 1 0 7 44
Sydney Bears 21 11 2 0 8 37
Perth Thunder 22 11 1 1 9 36
Melbourne Mustangs 21 9 0 3 9 30
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 8 1 1 11 27
Melbourne Ice 22 6 2 0 14 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 0 0 1 21 1

Last updated 28 July 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Kieran Webster (Perth Thunder)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 OT Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 25 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 25 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 6-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 25 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-4 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 26 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Bears 4-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 10 9 0 0 1 27
CBR Brave 8 7 0 0 1 21
Sydney Bears 8 4 1 0 3 14
Melbourne Mustangs 8 4 0 2 2 14
Sydney Ice Dogs 8 3 1 0 4 11
Perth Thunder 7 2 1 0 4 8
Melbourne Ice 8 1 0 0 7 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 0 0 1 8 1

Last updated 3 June 2019

Australian U20 defeat HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have defeated HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20 8-5 in an exhibition game in Lovosice, Czech Republic. The game is the second exhibition match of the teams training camp before the start of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia which begins on 17 January. Kieren Webster was named the matches most valuable player after scoring a hat-trick of goals.

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 U18 Final Roster Released

The IIHF have released the final team roster for the Australian men’s under-18 national team for the 2014 IIHF U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament being held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ten players will be making their debut for the team, Ted Fabijan, Mitchell Henning, Riley Major, Remy McGuiness, Nicholas Mizen, Ryan Smith, Corey Stringer, Tynan Theobald, Kieren Webster, Luke Zvonicek. The tournament starts today with Australia’s first game against Chinese Taipei.

For more information see the IIHF website.

Team staff:

Australia U18 v HC Vítkovice Steel U18

The Australian National under-18 team competed in an exhibition game yesterday against Czech team HC Vítkovice Steel U18. Australia lost the game 2-8, with the teams goals coming from Anthony Barnes, off an assist from Kieren Webster, and second scored by Hayden Sheard, with the assist from Casey Kubara. HC Vítkovice took the lead early in the game scoring two goals in the first period. By the second period HC Vítkovice had extended their lead, scoring another three in response to Australia’s one. The third period finished in similar fashion with the Czech team again putting on three goals to Australia’s one.

The team have one more day of training in Ostrava before they travel to Sofia, Bulgaria for the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III Group A tournament.