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 Janos Kaszala
Assistants Stacey Rout
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)
29–66–2

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. The "Ice Blacks" nickname is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks.

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1987 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool D")
  • 1989 – Finished in 29th place (5th in "Pool D")
  • 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)
  • 2015 – Finished in 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)

Roster[edit]

Roster for 2015.[2]

Pos. No. Player Team
GK 1 Richard Parry (2 November 1987) West Auckland Admirals
D 4 Tomas Tappin (21 Januar 1994) Canterbury Red Devils
F 10 Nicholas Henderson (5 July 1990) West Auckland Admirals
F 11 Jeremy Chai (2 December 1990) West Auckland Admirals
F 19 Bradley Apps (29 September 1995) Canterbury Red Devils
D 15 George Coslett (13 April 1994) Dunedin Thunder
F 8 Connor Harrison (11 June 1993) Dunedin Thunder
D 6 Mitchell Frear (12 September 1993) Dunedin Thunder
F 21 Joshua Hay (2 December 1988) Botany Swarm
F 16 Paris Heyd (15 December 1990) Dunedin Thunder
D 13 Andrew Hay 5 June 1985 Botany Swarm
F 14 Callum Burns (23 November 1996) Southern Stampede
D 9 Berton Haines (25 September 1980) Southern Stampede
F 17 Dale Harrop (29 April 1989) Canterbury Red Devils
D 2 Jamie Lawrence (17 December 1992) Canterbury Red Devils
F 7 Maxwell Macharg (8 November 1995) Southern Stampede
GK 20 Jaden Pine-Murphy (2 March 1990) Melbourne Ice
F 22 Jordan Challis (25 March 1992) Botany Swarm
D 18 Ian Wannamaker (24 April 1981) Botany Swarm
F 24 Andrew Cox (6 September 1990) Perth Thunder

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" (PDF). IIHF. 30 April 2009. 

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