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 Vicki Stephenson
Head coach Brad Vigon[1]
Assistants Matti Luoma[1]
Captain Lliam Webster
Most games Glen Foll (80)
Most points Greg Oddy (135)
IIHF code AUS
IIHF ranking 36 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 31 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 36 (first in 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 32 (first in 1960)
Best result 9th (1960)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 1960)
International record (W–L–T)
69–103–10

The Australian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Australia. As of 2015 the Australian team are ranked 36th 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.

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).

Tournament record[edit]

Olympics Games[edit]

  • 1960 – 9th place

World Championships[edit]

  • 1962 – 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1974 – 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1979 – 26th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 2015 – 34th place (6th in Division IIA)

Roster[edit]

Team Australia 2008

From the 2016 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships[1]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
Baranzelli, PaulPaul Baranzelli D L 35 Melbourne Ice
Byers, JamesJames Byers D R 21 CBR Brave
Carson, FraserFraser Carson G L 21 Melbourne Mustangs
Corstens, DarrenDarren Corstens F R 25 Adelaide Adrenaline
Darge, WehebeWehebe Darge F L 24 IHC Leuven Chiefs
Haselhurst, RobertRobert Haselhurst D R 23 Perth Thunder
Humphries, MitchellMitchell Humphries F R 22 Melbourne Ice
Huxley, DavidDavid Huxley D R 28 Adelaide Adrenaline
Jones, SeanSean Jones F L 30 Melbourne Mustangs
Kimlin, AnthonyAnthony Kimlin G L 26 Whitby Dunlops
Kyros, JordanJordan Kyros F R 23 Perth Thunder
Lindsay, MatMat Lindsay D R 26 Newcastle North Stars
Malloy, RobertRobert Malloy D R 29 Sydney Ice Dogs
McKenzie, AustinAustin McKenzie F R 22 Melbourne Ice
Powell, ThomasThomas Powell F R 29 Melbourne Ice
Rummukainen, MarkMark Rummukainen D R 33 CBR Brave
Schlamp, MichaelMichael Schlamp F R 35 Sydney Bears
Stringer, MattMatt Stringer F R 22 Melbourne Mustangs
Tesarik, RichardRichard Tesarik F 29 Sydney Bears
Todd, CameronCameron Todd F R 21 Nacka HK
Webster, LliamLliam Webster F L 29 Melbourne Ice

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Australian senior team announced for 2016 World Championships". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 

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