Australia men's national ice hockey team
|Association||Ice Hockey Australia|
|General Manager||Ian Webster|
|Head coach||Brad Vigon|
|Most games||Glen Foll (80)|
|Most points||Greg Oddy (135)|
|Highest IIHF ranking||31 (2009)|
|Lowest IIHF ranking||36 (first in 2003)|
| Czechoslovakia 18–1 Australia
(Squaw Valley, United States; 20 February 1960)
| Australia 58–0 New Zealand
(Perth, Australia; 14 March 1987)
| Kazakhstan 23–1 Australia
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 March 1993)
|IIHF World Championships|
|Appearances||32 (first in 1960)|
|Best result||9th (1960)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 1960)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
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.
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.
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).
- 1960 – 9th place
- 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)
All-time record against other nations
As of 20 April 2013
|Serbia and Montenegro||1||0||0||1||3||8|
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- "Robert Malloy". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "Mark Rummukainen". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "Charlie Smart". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "Cameron Todd". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-09.