Australia men's national junior ice hockey team

The Australian men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Australia. The team represents Australia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Hockey Championship Division III.

Australia
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AssociationIce Hockey Australia
Head coachDavid Ruck
AssistantsJason Kvisle
Most gamesAubyn Martin (19)
Most pointsMichael Beaton (24)
Team colors     
IIHF codeAUS
First international
 Romania 10–2 Australia 
(Bucharest, Romania; 3 March 1983)
Biggest win
 Australia 16–0 Bulgaria 
(Belgrade, Serbia; 18 January 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 21–1 Australia 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; 22 March 1987)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances22 (first in 1983 Group C)
Best result20th overall (1983)
International record (W–L–T)
23–64–1

HistoryEdit

The men's junior team played its first game on 3 March 1983 against Romania which they lost 10 – 2. They played five other games in 1983 against Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania losing every game. The following year Australia played four games, again losing every game and achieving their largest ever loss with a21–1 defeat by Yugoslavia. Australia did not play again until 1987 where they again lost all their games. The team took a longer break, not returning to international play until 2000 where they recorded their first win against Iceland, outscoring them 8 – 4. In 2008 Australia achieved their highest winning margin with a 16 – 0 win over Bulgaria.[1] Australia finished first in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships - Division III tournament and gained promotion to Division II of the 2011 tournament.[2]

International competitionsEdit

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia U20 All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  2. ^ "2010 IIHF World U20 Championship Div. III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010.

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