Australia men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Australia
General Manager Thomas Harward
Head coach Stephen Laforet
Assistants Brent Laver
Captain Ellesse Carini
Team colors               
IIHF code AUS
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 14 (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 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships[10][11]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
15 Brentin Azzopardi F L 17 CBR Brave
12 Jordon Brunt F L 16 CBR Brave
16 Ellesse Carini (C) F L 17 Liverpool Saints
23 Andrew Chen F R 16 CIH Academy Rockland
22 Evan Connard D R 17 Melbourne Whalers
1 James Downie G L 16 Ontario Hockey Academy
14 Lachlan Dwyer D R 17 Cockburn Hawks
11 Lachlan Fahmy D L 17 Banff Academy Bears
17 Darcy Flanagan D R 17 Melbourne Glaciers
3 Jacob Haley D R 17 Melbourne Glaciers
6 Bayley Kubara (A) D R 18 Liverpool Saints
9 Liam Manwarring (A) F L 17 Newcastle North Stars
8 Marcel McGuiness F R 17 Adelaide Red Wings
19 Michael Riley F R 16 Adelaide Penguins
21 Jakob Ruck F L 18 Langley Minor Hockey Association
10 Aiden Sillato F R 16 Liverpool Saints
7 Thomas Steven F R 18 Green Bay Jr. Gamblers U18
20 Alex Tetreault G L 18 CBR Brave
18 Nicholas Weiland F L 17 Bridgton Academy
24 Findlay Wood D R 16 Iowa Wild AAA U16

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" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "BUL – AUS Line-ups" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 

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