New Zealand men's national ice hockey team

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New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Ice Blacks
Association New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Graham Tappin
Head coach Andreas Kaisser
Assistants Janos Kaszala
Captain Berton Haines
Most games Corey Down (51)
Most points Brett Speirs (46)
IIHF code NZL
IIHF ranking 37 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 35 (2013)
Lowest IIHF ranking 40 (first in 2003)
Team colors Black and White
First international
 South Korea 35–2 New Zealand 
(Perth, Australia; 13 March 1987)
Biggest win

 New Zealand 19–0 Hong Kong 
(Perth, Australia; 15 March 1987)

 New Zealand 19–0 Hong Kong 
(Perth, Australia; 20 March 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 58–0 New Zealand 
(Perth, Australia; 14 March 1987)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1987)
Best result 27th (1987)
International record (W–L–T)
26–64–2
Medal record
New Zealand Winter Games
Silver 2011 Dunedin Team

The New Zealand men's national ice hockey team, also known as the Ice Blacks,[1] is the national men's ice hockey of New Zealand, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are currently ranked 38th in the IIHF World Rankings and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division II.

2014 World Championship Div II roster[edit]

Roster for 2013.[2]

Pos. No. Player Team
GK 1 Michael Coleman (2 February 1991) Canterbury Red Devils
D 4 Aaron Henderson (29 April 1995) Botany Swarm
F 10 Nicholas Henderson (5 July 1990) West Auckland Admirals
F 11 Jeremy Chai (2 December 1990) West Auckland Admirals
F 6 Frazer Ellis (29 March 1996) West Auckland Admirals
D 19 Regan Wilson (15 March 1993) Dunedin Thunder
F 7 Oliver Hay (21 May 1997) Botany Swarm
D 12 Mitchell Frear (12 September 1993) Dunedin Thunder
F 21 Joshua Hay (2 December 1988) Botany Swarm
F 22 Ryan Lee (10 February 1987) Melbourne Sharks
D 13 Andrew Hay 5 June 1985 Botany Swarm
F 3 Charlie Huber (13 May 1988) Adelaide Adrenaline
D 16 Berton Haines (25 September 1980) Southern Stampede
F 17 Luke Pickering (4 August 1993) Dunedin Thunder
D 2 Jamie Lawrence (17 December 1992) Canterbury Red Devils
F 16 Callum Burns (23 November 1996) Southern Stampede
GK 20 Jaden Pine-Murphy (2 March 1990) Melbourne Ice
F 23 Nick Craig (3 November 1990) West Auckland Admirals
D 14 Gareth McLeish (3 July 1988) West Auckland Admirals
F 24 Andrew Cox (6 September 1990) Perth Thunder

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1987 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool D")
  • 1989 – Finished in 29th place (5th in "Pool D")
  • 1990-1994 – Did not Participate
  • 1995 - Finished in 39th place (10th in "Pool C2")
  • 1996 - Not ranked (2nd in "Pool D" group 1 qualifier)
  • 1997 - Not ranked (2nd in unofficial "Pool E")
  • 1998 - Finished in 38th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 1999 - Finished in 38th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 2000 - Finished in 39th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 2001 - Finished in 39th place (5th in Division II Group A)
  • 2002 - Finished in 43rd place (3rd in Division II qualification)
  • 2003 - Finished in 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2004 - Finished in 37th place (5th in Division II Group B)
  • 2005 - Finished in 38th place (5th in Division II Group A)
  • 2006 - Finished in 39th place (6th in Division II Group B)
  • 2007 - Finished in 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2008 - Finished in 39th place (6th in Division II Group B)
  • 2009 - Finished in 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2010 - Finished in 36th place (4th in Division II Group B)
  • 2011 - Finished in 32nd place (2nd in Division II Group A)
  • 2012 - Finished in 34th place (6th in Division II Group A)
  • 2013 - Finished in 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2014 - Finished in 37th place (3rd in Division II Group B)

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 25 May 2009

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Turkey 6 5 0 1 44 21
 Luxembourg 4 4 0 0 25 8
 Greece 4 3 0 1 22 16
 Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 38 0
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 13 2
 South Africa 11 2 0 9 33 51
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 12 1
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 10 1
 Mexico 3 0 1 2 9 12
 Israel 1 0 0 1 0 12
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 2 20
 Lithuania 1 0 0 1 2 21
 Great Britain 1 0 0 1 0 26
 Romania 1 0 0 1 1 52
 China 2 0 0 2 2 11
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 4 31
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 5 33
 Iceland 3 0 0 3 8 17
 North Korea 3 0 0 3 5 21
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 10 36
 Spain 4 0 0 4 6 70
 South Korea 6 0 0 6 5 99
 Australia 11 1 0 10 15 150

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand ice hockey teams". New Zealand Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand roster". IIHF. 30 April 2009. 

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