Australia men's national ice hockey team

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Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Mighty Roos
Association Ice Hockey Australia
General Manager Simon Fox
Head coach Ryan O'Handley
Assistants Eric Lien
Captain Greg Oddy
Most games Glen Foll (80)
Most points Greg Oddy (119)
IIHF code AUS
IIHF ranking 34 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 31 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 36 (2003)
Team colors               
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
Appearances 27 (first in 1960)
Best result 9th (in 1960)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 1960)
International record (W–L–T)
68–97–12
Medal record
New Zealand Winter Games
Gold 2011 Dunedin Team

The Australian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Australia. As of 2012 the Australian team are ranked 32nd in the IIHF World Rankings. The official nickname of Australia's national ice hockey team is the Mighty Roos.

History[edit]

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).

Australia has competed in the Division II World Championships since 2001. As of 2007 they are 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, Australia. The Mighty Roos finished first and captured the gold medal by winning all five games and they have now have been promoted to Division I.

Roster[edit]

Team Australia 2008

From the 2014 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships[1][2]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
15 Byers, JamesJames Byers D 1 March 1994 Canberra Knights
20 Carson, FraserFraser Carson G 24 June 1994 Melbourne Mustangs
16 Cliff, BillyBilly Cliff F 10 November 1992 Sydney Ice Dogs
17 Corstens, DarrenDarren Corstens F 8 October 1990 Adelaide Adrenaline
9 Geric, AdamAdam Geric F 21 March 1989 Newcastle North Stars
4 Graham, ToddTodd Graham D 8 February 1991 Buffalo State College
5 Harding, JoshuaJoshua Harding D 27 August 1985 Adelaide Adrenaline
23 Humphries, MitchellMitchell Humphries F 25 June 1993 Melbourne Ice
1 Kimlin, AnthonyAnthony Kimlin G 20 January 1990 Whitby Dunlops
13 Kudla, DavidDavid Kudla D 21 October 1990 Perth Thunder
2 McDowell, BrendanBrendan McDowell F 12 March 1992 Melbourne Mustangs
7 McGregor, ShannonShannon McGregor D 25 May 1991 Sydney Ice Dogs
6 McKenzie, AustinAustin McKenzie D 16 March 1993 Melbourne Ice
10 Oddy, GregGreg Oddy (C) F 24 July 1980 Adelaide Adrenaline
21 Powell, ThomasThomas Powell F 12 February 1986 Melbourne Ice
15 Rummukainen, MarkMark Rummukainen (A) D 19 February 1982 Canberra Knights
11 Schlamp, MichaelMichael Schlamp F 30 January 1981 Sydney Bears
19 Stephenson, ScottScott Stephenson F 12 July 1985 Sydney Ice Dogs
18 Stephenson, ToddTodd Stephenson F 9 June 1988 Sydney Ice Dogs
8 Sturrock, GregGreg Sturrock D 28 December 1980 Melbourne Ice
14 Todd, CameronCameron Todd F 21 July 1994 Sydney Bears
22 Webster, LliamLliam Webster (A) F 19 February 1986 Melbourne Ice

World records[edit]

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) since 1949. However this was surpassed in 2008 by the Slovakian women's team (82 goals).

Olympics record[edit]

  • 1920–1956 – did not participate
  • 1960 – 9th place
  • 1964–present – did not qualify

World Championships record[edit]

  • 1930–1961 – did not participate
  • 1962 – 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1963–1973 – did not participate
  • 1974 – 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1975–1978 – did not participate
  • 1979 – 26th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1981–1985 – did not participate
  • 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)
  • 1991 – did not participate
  • 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)

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 20 April 2013

Team GP W T L GF GA
 New Zealand 12 11 0 1 152 15
 South Africa 7 7 0 0 63 23
 Mexico 6 6 0 0 55 8
 Israel 10 6 0 4 44 37
 Turkey 5 5 0 0 75 3
 Belgium 10 4 0 6 34 49
 Iceland 4 3 0 1 16 8
 North Korea 7 3 1 3 20 29
 Spain 14 3 3 8 39 61
 Bulgaria 10 2 2 6 43 60
 South Korea 14 2 3 9 55 84
 China 7 2 1 4 17 46
 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
 Serbia 2 1 0 1 7 7
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 7 10
 Hungary 5 1 0 4 18 39
 Poland 1 0 0 1 3 5
 Romania 1 0 0 1 3 5
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 3 8
 United States 1 0 0 1 1 12
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 4 20
 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
 Italy 2 0 0 2 4 25
 Finland 2 0 0 2 3 33
 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 3 36
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 7 20
 Yugoslavia 3 0 0 3 3 25
 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

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