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Australia men's national ice hockey team

The Australian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Australia. As of 2017, the Australian team is ranked 33rd in the IIHF World Rankings. The official nickname of Australia's national ice hockey team is the Mighty Roos.

Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Mighty Roos
AssociationIce Hockey Australia
General ManagerIan Webster
Head coachBrad Vigon[1]
AssistantsMatti Luoma[1]
CaptainThomas Powell
Most gamesGlen Foll (80)
Most pointsGreg Oddy (118)
Team colors              
IIHF codeAUS
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Ranking
Current IIHF35 Increase 1 (26 May 2019)[2]
Highest IIHF23 (1992)
Lowest IIHF36 (first in 2003)
First international
Czechoslovakia  18–1  Australia
(Squaw Valley, United States; 20 February 1960)
Biggest win
Australia  58–0  New Zealand
(Perth, Australia; 14 March 1987)
Biggest defeat
Kazakhstan  23–1  Australia
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances33 (first in 1960)
Best result9th (1960)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 1960)
International record (W–L–T)
81–105–10

HistoryEdit

Some Australian national team players are expatriates of Canada and other hockey-playing nations, who have since become outright citizens of Australia or who hold dual citizenship. Australia's ice hockey team has participated in just one Winter Olympics: the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley, California. Australia lost both their games against powerhouses Czechoslovakia (18–1) and eventual gold medalists, the United States (12–1). The team had previously tried to attend the 1956 games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, but never received approval from the Australian Olympic Committee.[3]

Australia has competed in the Division II World Championships since 2001. In 2007, they were coached by Steve McKenna, a former eight-year veteran of the National Hockey League. At the 2007 Division II World Championships, Australia won three games and lost one, finishing second in their group behind host nation South Korea and narrowly missing promotion to Division I.

Australia hosted the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B, which was held in Newcastle. The Mighty Roos finished first and captured the gold medal by winning all five games and were promoted to Division I for the first time ever.

World recordsEdit

Australia previously held the distinction of holding a world record for most goals and highest winning margin in a IIHF World Championship game; they defeated New Zealand by a score of 58–0 in 1987, breaking the record held by Canada (47 goals against Denmark) since 1949. However this was surpassed in 2008 by the Slovakian women's team (82 goals against Bulgaria).

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
  1960 Squaw Valley 6 0 0 6 10 87 William McEachern ? Consolation Round 9th

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1962 – 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1974 – 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1979 – 26th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1986 – 26th place (10th in Pool C)
  • 1987 – 25th place (1st in Pool D)
  • 1989 – 24th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1990 – 27th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1992 – 23rd place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1993 – 27th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1994 – 33rd place (13th in Pool C)
  • 1995 – 36th place (16th in Pool C)
  • 1996 – 36th place (8th in Pool D)
  • 1997 – 34th place (6th in Pool D)
  • 1998 – 34th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1999 – 34th place (3rd in Pool D)
  • 2000 – 36th place (3rd in Pool D)
  • 2001 – 33rd place (3rd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2002 – 36th place (4th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2003 – 36th place (4th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2004 – 33rd place (3rd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2005 – 31st place (2nd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2006 – 32nd place (3rd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2007 – 32nd place (2nd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2008 – 30th place (1st in Division II, Group B)
  • 2009 – 27th place (6th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2010 – 32nd place (2nd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2011 – 30th place (1st in Division II, Group A)
  • 2012 – 28th place (6th in Division IB)
  • 2013 – 32nd place (4th in Division IIA)
  • 2014 – 32nd place (4th in Division IIA)
  • 2015 – 34th place (6th in Division IIA)
  • 2016 – 35th place (1st in Division IIB)
  • 2017 – 30th place (2nd in Division IIA)
  • 2018 – 30th place (2nd in Division IIA)
  • 2019 – 31st place (3rd in Division IIA)

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

For the 2019 New Zealand Winter Games[1]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
Zachary Boyle D L 23 Adelaide Adrenaline
Jonathon Bremner F R 29 Melbourne Ice
Wehebe Darge F L 27 CBR Brave
Dayne Davis G L 34 Newcastle Northstars
Hayden Dawes D R 25 CBR Brave
Robert Haselhurst D R 27 Perth Thunder
Robert Malloy F R 32 Newcastle Northstars
Liam Manwarring F L 20 Newcastle Northstars
Brendan McDowell F L 27 Melbourne Mustangs
Austin McKenzie F R 26 Melbourne Ice
Kai Miettinen F L 23 CBR Brave
Patrick Nadin F R 24 Newcastle Northstars
Tim Newmark D L 26 Sydney Bears
Daniel Pataky D L 23 Sydney Ice Dogs
Aiden Sillato F R 20 Sydney Ice Dogs
Charlie Smart G L 23 Newcastle Northstars
Vadim Virjassov F L 32 Melbourne Mustangs
Kieren Webster F R 22 Perth Thunder
Lliam Webster D L 33 Melbourne Ice
Jamie Woodman D R 25 Perth Thunder

StaffEdit

For the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A[1]

  • Head Coach: Brad Vigon
  • Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
  • General Manager: Ian Webster
  • Equipment Manager: Petr Cirkl
  • Doctor: Peter Moore
  • Physiotherapist: Ashleigh Trupiano

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 26 April 2018[4]

Team GP W T L GF GA
  New Zealand 18 16 0 2 179 27
  South Africa 7 7 0 0 63 23
  Mexico 7 7 0 0 60 12
  Israel 12 7 0 5 58 44
  Belgium 15 7 0 8 57 64
  Turkey 5 5 0 0 75 3
  Iceland 8 5 0 3 25 19
  North Korea 8 4 1 3 42 30
  Spain 17 5 3 9 49 70
  Bulgaria 11 3 2 6 57 60
  Serbia/
  Yugoslavia/
  Serbia and Montenegro
10 4 0 6 24 49
  South Korea 14 2 3 9 55 84
  China 9 4 1 4 23 49
  Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 79 0
  Luxembourg 2 2 0 0 29 0
  Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 31 3
  Greece 1 1 0 0 10 2
  Denmark 2 1 0 1 7 10
  Hungary 5 1 0 4 18 39
  Poland 1 0 0 1 3 5
  United States 1 0 0 1 1 12
  Czech Republic/
  Czechoslovakia
1 0 0 1 1 18
   Switzerland 1 0 0 1 0 20
  France 2 0 0 2 3 19
  Slovenia 2 0 0 2 2 21
  Estonia 2 0 0 2 5 25
  Italy 2 0 0 2 4 25
  Finland 2 0 0 2 3 33
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 3 36
  Romania 3 0 0 3 5 15
  Lithuania 3 0 0 3 7 20
  Netherlands 3 0 0 3 4 29
  Great Britain 4 0 0 4 8 42
  Croatia 6 0 0 6 10 29
  Japan 7 0 0 7 17 93
Total 196 81 10 105 1028 1078

All-time record against other clubsEdit

As of 11 April 2013[4]

Team GP W T L GF GA
  Denver Pioneers 2 0 0 2 6 14
  HC Poruba 1 0 0 1 4 5
  HC Vítkovice Steel U25 2 0 0 2 5 12
  Victoria All Stars 1 1 0 0 4 3
Total 6 1 0 5 19 34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Roster released for 2019 Winter Games NZ". Ice Hockey News Australia. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ Gordon, Harry (2003). The time of our lives: inside the Sydney Olympics : Australia and the Olympic Games 1994–2002. University of Queensland. pp. 271–272. ISBN 0-7022-3412-5.
  4. ^ a b "Australia-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. 14 January 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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