Winter Games NZ

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)

Roster released for 2018 Winter Games NZ

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2018 Winter Games NZ‘s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown from 6 September to 8 September 2018.

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia and for livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.

Defenceman
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Robert Haselhurst (Newcastle Northstars)
Shannon McGregor (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Forwards
Ellesse Carini (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Tyler Kubara (CBR Brave)
Jordan Kyros (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (A) (Newcastle Northstars)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Tomek Sak (Perth Thunder)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Christopher Wong (Melbourne Ice)

Goaltenders
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Alexandre Tetreault (CBR Brave)

Staff
– Head Coach: Brad Vigon
– Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
– Team Manager: Ian Webster
– Assistant Manager: Val Webster
– Medical Trainer: Michael Botes
– Team Leader: Andrew McDowell

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.