Australia men's national ice hockey team

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Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Mighty Roos
AssociationIce Hockey Australia
General ManagerIan Webster
Head coachBrad Vigon[1]
AssistantsMatti Luoma[1]
CaptainLliam Webster
Most gamesGlen Foll (80)
Most pointsGreg Oddy (118)
Team colors              
IIHF codeAUS
Australian national teams jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF36 Increase 2
Highest IIHF31 (2009)
Lowest IIHF36 (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
Appearances32 (first in 1960)
Best result9th (1960)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 1960)
International record (W–L–T)
81–105–10

The Australian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Australia. As of 2017, the Australian team is ranked 33rd 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. In 2007, they were 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 were promoted to Division I for the first time ever.

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 against Denmark) since 1949. However this was surpassed in 2008 by the Slovakian women's team (82 goals against Bulgaria).

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
United States 1960 Squaw Valley 6 0 0 6 10 87 William McEachern ? Consolation Round 9th

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)
  • 2017 – 30th place (2nd in Division IIA)
  • 2018 – 30th place (2nd in Division IIA)

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

For the 2018 Winter Games NZ[1]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
Zachary Boyle D L 22 Adelaide Adrenaline
Ellesse Carini F L 19 Sydney Ice Dogs
Robert Haselhurst D R 26 Newcastle Northstars
Tyler Kubara F R 23 CBR Brave
Jordan Kyros F R 26 Perth Thunder
Robert Malloy (A) F R 31 Newcastle Northstars
Shannon McGregor D R 27 Sydney Ice Dogs
Michael McMahon D L 24 Melbourne Mustangs
Kai Miettinen F L 22 CBR Brave
Patrick Nadin F R 23 Newcastle Northstars
Thomas Powell (A) F R 32 Melbourne Ice
Tomek Sak F R 23 Perth Thunder
Charlie Smart G L 22 Newcastle Northstars
Alexandre Tetreault G L 20 CBR Brave
Vadim Virjassov F L 31 Melbourne Mustangs
Kieren Webster F R 21 Perth Thunder
Lliam Webster (C) D R 32 Melbourne Ice
Christopher Wong F R 23 Melbourne Ice
Jamie Woodman D R 24 Perth Thunder

Staff[edit]

For the 2018 Winter Games NZ[1]

  • Head Coach: Brad Vigon
  • Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
  • Team Manager: Ian Webster
  • Assistant Manager: Val Webster
  • Medical Trainer: Michael Botes
  • Team Leader: Andrew McDowell

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 26 April 2018[2]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 New Zealand 18 16 0 2 179 27
 South Africa 7 7 0 0 63 23
 Mexico 7 7 0 0 60 12
 Israel 12 7 0 5 58 44
 Belgium 14 7 0 7 54 60
 Turkey 5 5 0 0 75 3
 Iceland 8 5 0 3 25 19
 North Korea 8 4 1 3 42 30
 Spain 16 4 3 9 45 70
 Bulgaria 11 3 2 6 57 60
 Serbia/
 Yugoslavia/
 Serbia and Montenegro
9 3 0 6 21 47
 South Korea 14 2 3 9 55 84
 China 8 3 1 4 20 47
 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
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 7 10
 Hungary 5 1 0 4 18 39
 Poland 1 0 0 1 3 5
 United States 1 0 0 1 1 12
 Czech Republic/
 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
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 5 25
 Italy 2 0 0 2 4 25
 Finland 2 0 0 2 3 33
 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 3 36
 Romania 3 0 0 3 5 15
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 7 20
 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
Total 196 81 10 105 1028 1078

All-time record against other clubs[edit]

As of 11 April 2013[2]

Team GP W T L GF GA
United States Denver Pioneers 2 0 0 2 6 14
Czech Republic HC Poruba 1 0 0 1 4 5
Czech Republic HC Vítkovice Steel U25 2 0 0 2 5 12
Australia Victoria All Stars 1 1 0 0 4 3
Total 6 1 0 5 19 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Roster Released for 2018 Winter Games NZ". Ice Hockey News Australia. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ a b "Australia-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. 14 January 2018.

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