Anthony Wilson (ice hockey)

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Anthony Wilson
Born (1973-08-20) 20 August 1973 (age 41)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Blacktown Bullet
Sydney Bears
Sydney Ice Dogs
National team  Australia
Playing career 1995–2013

Anthony Wilson (born 20 August 1973) is a former Australian ice hockey player who played for the Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs in the Australian Ice Hockey League and was a member of the Australian national ice hockey team from 1995 to 2010.

Playing career[edit]

Anthony Wilson first played ice hockey in 1995 when he represented Australia at the 1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. In 2000 Wilson joined the Blacktown Bullets, part of the New South Wales Ice Hockey Leagues. Two years later Wilson joined the Sydney Bears of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). The following season Wilson moved to the West Sydney Ice Dogs (now Sydney Ice Dogs) of the AIHL. Wilson is currently in his tenth season with the Ice Dogs and is currently playing in the 2012 AIHL season.[1][2] Wilson has also played for the Ice Dogs in the New South Wales pre-season tournament, the Wilson Cup. During the 2008 tournament he played five games and recorded four assists.[3] In January 2014 Wilson announced his retirement and would not be returning for the 2014 season.[4]

Wilson was first called up to represent Australia in 1995 where he joined the national senior teamm to compete in the 1995 IIHF World Championship Pool C2 tournament being held in Johannesburg, South Africa.[1] Wilson recorded three goals and two assists in his six games at the tournament. Wilson continued to represent Australia at the World Championships up until 2010, missing only the 2001 and 2009 editions.[1] At his last appearance at the World Championships in 2010 Wilson was named the top defenceman of the Division II Group A tournament.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Wilson was born on 20 August 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1] He started playing ice hockey at the age of eight.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Anthony Wilson
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Ice hockey
Silver 2005 Croatia Division II - Group A
Bronze 2006 Auckland Division II - Group B
Silver 2007 Korea Division II - Group B
Gold 2008 Australia Division II - Group B
Silver 2010 Mexico Division II - Group A
Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sydney Bears AIHL
2003 West Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL
2004 West Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 17 2 12 14 49
2005 Western Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 26 3 7 10 43
2006 Western Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 25 2 6 8 48
2007 West Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 21 5 13 18 46
2008 West Sydney Ice Dogs Wilson Cup 5 0 4 4 12
2008 West Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 21 2 12 14 134 2 0 0 0 0
2009 Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 15 2 1 3 22
2010 Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 19 6 6 12 62
2011 Sydney Ice Dogs AIHL 25 5 15 20 20 1 0 0 0 2
International
Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Australia 1995 IIHF World Championship Pool C2 6 3 2 5 4
1996 Australia 1996 IIHF World Championship Pool D[7] 5 1 0 1 8
1997 Australia 1997 IIHF World Championship Pool D 5 0 3 3 6
1998 Australia 1998 IIHF World Championship Pool D 5 1 1 2 4
1999 Australia 1999 IIHF World Championship Pool D 4 0 1 1 4
2000 Australia 2000 IIHF World Championship Pool D 4 0 0 0 4
2002 Australia 2002 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 0 3 3 14
2003 Australia 2003 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 2 4 6 2
2004 Australia 2004 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 2 3 5 8
2005 Australia 2005 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 1 1 2 6
2006 Australia 2006 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B 5 0 0 0 4
2007 Australia 2007 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B 4 0 4 4 6
2008 Australia 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B 5 0 0 0 2
2010 Australia 2010 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 1 5 6 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anthony Wilson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Anthony Wilson - Sydney". New South Wales Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ "WILSON, Anthony - Player Profile". Australian Ice Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Player Announcements". Sydney Ice Dogs. 2014-01-18. Archived from the original on 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  6. ^ "2 mins in the box with Anthony Wilson". Sydney Ice Dogs. 2009-07-05. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  7. ^ "1996 National Senior Men's Team". Ice Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2012-04-21.