Sydney Ice Dogs
– Kale Costa joined the team for the first time this season in their 8 July game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Kosta played two games for the Ice Dogs in 2017 and has spent the 2017-18 season playing for HC Slovan Usti nad Labem U16 in the ELIOD Extraliga mladšího dorostu where he finished as the teams top scorer with 39 points from 33 games.
The Australian under-18 team have lost their second game of the 2014 IIHF U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament going down to Bulgaria 0-1. Both teams were held scoreless until the second minute of the third period when Daniel Dilkov got one past Australia’s goaltender Tynan Theobald. Australia then pulled Theobald with just over a minute left in the game. The man advantage didn’t last long with Remy McGuiness receiving a penalty for cross-checking in the final minute and Australia finished the game scoreless. Anthony Barnes was named best Australian player for the game.
Australia 0 – 1 Bulgaria (20:00, 25 March 2014, Winter Sports Palace, Sofia). Game Card
In the other games today Chinese Taipei defeated New Zealand 3-2 in a shootout and Mexico beat Israel 5-2. With one win from two games Australia has slipped to fourth in the standings due to goal difference while Bulgaria has moved into outright first with two wins from two games. The team will now take a days break before coming up against Israel in game three on Thursday at 13:00 local time.
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.