Austria men's national junior ice hockey team

The Austrian men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Austria. The team represents Austria at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World U20 Championship.

Austria men's national junior ice hockey team
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of Arms of Austria is the badge used on the players jerseys.
AssociationAustrian Ice Hockey Association
Head coachCanada Jason O'Leary
AssistantsAustria Dieter Kalt
CaptainJohannes Bischofberger
Most gamesDieter Kalt (28)
Top scorerThomas Vanek (17)
Most pointsOliver Setzinger (29)
First international
 France 3 - 1 Austria 
(Caen, France; March 5, 1979)
Biggest win
 Austria 19 - 3 Hungary 
(Klagenfurt, Austria; March 7, 1980)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 19 - 1 Austria 
(Augsburg, West Germany; December 27, 1980)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances42 (first in 1979)
Best result8th (1981)
International record (W–L–T)


Austria made its first Pool A appearance in 1981, however, after being relegated the team spent several years competing in either Pool B or Pool C. In 2000, the Austrians defeated Slovenia 6–2 to advance out of Pool C and into Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Austria finally qualified for the top level for 2004, by defeating Norway 6–4 in their final contest. Austria however was relegated back to Division I for 2005. The team has been unable to maintain a steady presence as part of the Top Division, their most recent appearance being in 2010. They have not won a game at the top level in four appearances, but did tie Ukraine in 2004.


Awards and honoursEdit

Directorate AwardsEdit

Year Recipient Group Award
2014 David Kickert Division I Best Goaltender

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