New Zealand men’s national ice hockey team

AIHL news: 24 December 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Sandy Gardner, Brent Laver and Glen Mayer as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2019 season. Gardner moves into the role having acted as interim head coach for the second half of the 2018 season, while Laver takes on the position having been development coach for the past two seasons. Mayer returns to the club, having previously been an assistant coach from 2014 to 2016.
– The Ice’s second annual pre-season Hockey Festival, Hockey X, will be held on 29-31 March 2019 and will feature four AIHL clubs, a Queensland All-Star team and the New Zealand men’s national team.

2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 3

The Australian national team have won the third and final game of the 2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 6-3. Despite the loss New Zealand win the series two games to one. To watch the games see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

– Australia 2-4 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-6 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 6-3 New Zealand (19:00, 8 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge: New Zealand win Game 2

The New Zealand national team have won the 2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge after defeating Australia 6-1 in Game 2. New Zealand now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three game series with the final game set for tonight. For livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

– Australia 2-4 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-6 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian national team have lost their opening game of the 2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 2-4. The teams return to action today for Game 2 of the three game series. For livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

– Australia 2-4 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September, Queenstown Ice Arena)

Australia to compete in the 2018 Winter Games NZ

Australia will return to New Zealand in September to compete in the 2018 Winter Game NZ’s Trans-Tasman Challenge. The series will see the Australian men’s national team take on New Zealand at the Queenstown Ice Arena on 6, 7 and 8 September 2018. Australia won the 2017 Challenge two games to one, beating New Zealand 4-3 in a shootout in the final match. For more information see the Winter Games NZ website

For livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win final in shootout

The Australian national team have won the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 4-3 following a shootout in the final game of the series. After finishing regulation time at three-all the game went into a three on three overtime period with both teams failing to score. In the shootout Brendan McDowell and Thomas Powell both scored while Charlie Smart denied both New Zealand shooters to claim the game and the series win.

– Australia 4-3 SO New Zealand (18:00, 9 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 2

The Australian national team have won the second game of the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 2-0. Australia’s goals were scored by Per Daniel Göransson and Thomas Powell. The teams return to action today for the final of the three game series.

– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian national team have lost their opening game of the Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 1-4. Australia’s goal was scored by Brendan McDowell on an assist from Mitchell Humphries and Thomas Powell. The teams return to action today for Game 2 of the three game series.

– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

New Zealand shutout Melbourne Ice in Game 4 of exhibition series

The Melbourne Ice have lost to the New Zealand national team 0-9 yesterday at the O’Brien Group Arena. The game was the final of four exhibition games that New Zealand are competing in as part of their training camp for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament which is set to begin in Auckland on 4 April.

Schedule
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO New Zealand (19:00, 24 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 New Zealand (19:00, 25 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5 – 4 New Zealand (20:00, 28 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 0 – 9 New Zealand (19:00, 30 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Mustangs defeat New Zealand in Game 3 of exhibition series

The Melbourne Mustangs defeated the New Zealand national team 5-4 yesterday at the O’Brien Group Arena. The game was the third of four exhibition games that New Zealand are competing in as part of their training camp for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament which is set to begin in Auckland on 4 April. The remaining game will see New Zealand face-off against the Melbourne Ice again on 30 March.

Schedule
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO New Zealand (19:00, 24 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 New Zealand (19:00, 25 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5 – 4 New Zealand (20:00, 28 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – New Zealand (19:00, 30 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)