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 Ian Webster
Head coach Brad Vigon[1]
Assistants Matti Luoma[1]
Captain Lliam Webster
Most games Glen Foll (80)
Most points Greg Oddy (135)
Team colors               
IIHF code AUS
Australian national teams jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 36 Steady
Highest IIHF 31 (2009)
Lowest IIHF 36 (first in 2003)
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)
74–103–10

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. The Mighty Roos finished first and captured the gold medal by winning all five games and they have now[when?] 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)
  • 2016 – 35th place (1st in Division IIB)

Roster[edit]

Team Australia 2008

From the 2017 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships[1]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
19 Paul Baranzelli D L 37 Melbourne Ice
Jack Carpenter D R 23 Melbourne Ice
Cliff, BillyBilly Cliff F R 24 Sydney Bears
13 Darge, WehebeWehebe Darge F L 25 Peterborough Phantoms
24 Humphries, MitchellMitchell Humphries F R 23 Melbourne Ice
23 Huxley, DavidDavid Huxley D R 29 Adelaide Adrenaline
John Kennedy D R 29 Newcastle North Stars
1 Kimlin, AnthonyAnthony Kimlin G L 27 Sydney Bears
3 Mat Lindsay D R 27 Newcastle North Stars
8 Robert Malloy D R 30 Newcastle North Stars
Miettinen, KaiKai Miettinen F L 21 CBR Brave
Patrick Nadin F R 21 Newcastle North Stars
21 Powell, ThomasThomas Powell F R 31 Melbourne Ice
Josef Rezek F L 26 Adelaide Adrenaline
20 Charlie Smart G L 20 Bozeman Icedogs
Taylor F L 26 University of Alberta-Augustana
10 Richard Tesarik F L 31 Sydney Bears
14 Todd, CameronCameron Todd F R 22 University of Jamestown
Kieren Webster F R 19 Vermont Lumberjacks
22 Webster, LliamLliam Webster F R 31 Melbourne Ice
Chris Wong F R 21 Melbourne Ice
Jamie Woodman D R 22 Perth Thunder

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 men's 2017 roster released". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 

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