Australia men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Australia
General Manager Sharon Kelly
Head coach Steven Lindsay
Assistants Andrew Reynolds
Captain Casey Kubara
IIHF code AUS
Team colors               
Biggest win
 Australia 38 – 1 Thailand 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 14 March 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 57 – 0 Australia 
(Seoul, South Korea; March 1993)
IIHF World U18 Championship
Appearances 8 (first in 2003)
Best result 28th (in 2006)
IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championships
Appearances 14 (first in 1984)
Best result Med 2.png (2002)

The Australia men's national under-18 ice hockey team is controlled by Ice Hockey Australia and represents Australia in international under-18 ice hockey competitions. Australia plays in Division III of the IIHF World U18 Championships.

History[edit]

In 1984 Australia first competed in the inaugural IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championships held in Kushiro and Tomakomai, Japan. Australia lost all six of their games being beaten by Japan, China and South Korea.[1] Australia continued to compete in the annual IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championships missing only the 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996 and 1997 tournaments. In 2002 Australia competed in the final edition of the Championships which was being discontinued in favour of teams being offered a place in Division III of the IIHF World U18 Championships.[1]

In 2003 Australia competed in their first World Championships. Playing in Division III Group A Australia finished on top of the group and gained promotion to Division II for 2004.[2] The 2004 World Championship saw Australia relegated back to Division III after finishing last in Division II Group B.[3] In the 2005 tournament Australia again gained promotion back to Division II after winning all five of their games.[4]

Australia improved in the 2006 Championship finishing third in their group and staying in Division II for the 2007 tournament.[5] In 2007 Australia finished fifth in their group, avoiding relegating after finishing above Serbia with four points.[6] At the 2008 World Championship Australia lost all five of their games in Division II Group A and were relegated back to Division III.[7] In 2009 Australia won all of its Division III games and gained promotion back to Division II for 2010.[8] However Australia was again relegated back to Division III after finishing last in their group at the 2010 Division II Group B championship in Ukraine.[9]

Roster[edit]

From the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships[10][11]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
11 Lachlan Allport F 12 November 1996 Blacktown Flyers
9 Anthony Barnes F 17 September 1996 Boondall Buccaneers
6 Zachary Boyle (A) F 12 May 1996 Adelaide Blackhawks
16 Jamie Campbell D 6 June 1996 Ontario Hockey Academy
23 Ted Fabijan F 20 May 1997 Adelaide Penguins
17 Joshua Hansen D 25 March 1996 Newcastle North Stars
3 Mitchell Henning F 2 November 1997 Boondall Buccaneers
21 Jake Knott F 21 June 1996 Canterbury Eagles
15 Casey Kubara (C) F 6 April 1996 Liverpool Saints
14 Riley Major D 9 January 1996 Canterbury Eagles
19 Remy McGuiness F 17 March 1997 Adelaide Red Wings
20 Nicholas Mizen G 18 March 1997 Canterbury Eagles
5 Daniel D 24 January 1996 Blacktown Flyers
13 Alastair Punler D 12 February 1996 Banff Hockey Academy
18 Hayden Sheard (A) F 5 March 1996 Newcastle North Stars
24 Ryan Smith F 8 June 1997 Cockburn Hawks
4 Corey Stringer D 10 August 1997 Melbourne Glaciers
1 Tynan Theobald G 8 February 1996 Melbourne Whalers
12 Kieren Webster F 12 July 1997 Perth Pelicans
8 Luke Zvonicek F 30 August 1996 Blacktown Flyers

International competitions[edit]

IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 championships[edit]

IIHF World U18 championships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 389–395. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  2. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "2009 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "2010 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Team Roster". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "MEX – AUS Line-ups". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

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