Spain men’s national ice hockey team

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 Spain

The Australian men’s national team have defeated Spain 4-0 in their third game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Anthony Kimlin stopped all 37 shots against him and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Croatia beat Belgium 5-2 and Serbia defeated China 6-5. After the third round Australia have moved into first on the standings with Croatia sitting a point behind in second. Australia take on China today for their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2018 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 3-1.

– Australia 4-0 Spain (16:30, 12 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 3 2 0 1 0 7
Croatia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Serbia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Spain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Belgium 3 0 1 0 2 2
China 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 World Championships: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian men’s national team won their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Spain 5-3. Forward Wehebe Darge was named best Australian player of the match after recording two assists and finishing with a plus-3 rating. In other games of the day the Serbia defeated Belgium 9-2 and Iceland beat Romania 2-0. At the end of the third round Australia have moved into first place, two points ahead of the second placed Iceland. Australia take on Romania today in their fourth game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 5-3 Spain (16:30, 6 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 8
Iceland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Romania 3 2 0 0 1 6
Serbia 3 1 0 1 1 4
Belgium 3 1 0 0 2 3
Spain 3 0 0 0 3 0

Australia lose opener to Spain

The Australian national team have lost their opening game of 2015 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing 1-6 to Spain. David Huxley was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Romania defeated Serbia 8-4 and Iceland beat Belgium 3-0. After the end of round one Australia is sitting in last place, three points behind Spain, Romania and Iceland. Australia take on Romania today in their second game of the tournament.

A live stream was available at IHI.is (see the IIHF page for game times)

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

  • Spain 6 – 1 Australia (13:00, 13 April 2015, Laugardalur Arena). Game Card

Standings after Round 1:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0
Serbia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0