Jamaica men's national junior ice hockey team

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Jamaica
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager United States Jeff Brubaker
Head coach Jamaica Graeme Townshend
Assistants Guyana Cyril Bollers
Canada Cosmo Clarke
Canada Paul Jerrard
Jamaica Donovan Tait[1]
Team colors               
IIHF code JAM
The Jamaican U20 team takes on a squad of local Midget and Junior-aged players at the Dartmouth Sportsplex in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Jamaican men's national under-20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Jamaica. The team is controlled by the Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation, an associate member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).[2] The team have not entered in any IIHF World U20 Championship.

History[edit]

Jamaica joined the IIHF on 18 May 2012.[2] It is the first Caribbean nation to accomplish this.[3] In order to compete in the Winter Olympics, they must have full inclusion from the IIHF, which requires the nation to have at least one ice rink and a development program.[3] Jamaica currently does not possess an ice rink.[4]

Recently they have held tryouts in Canada to form the national team that can compete in the next Winter Olympics,[5] roughly two dozen players were part of the tryouts.[6] Due to the tryouts being held in Canada, some accused the team of attempting to "poach" from Canadian talent.[7] Former NHL player, Graeme Townshend is leading the tryouts in order to construct a national team.[7] The current stated goal of the organization is to have a national team compete in the Winter Olympics within the next 20 years.[8]

2017 Roster[edit]

Last roster update: 25 June 2017[9]

Pos. # Name Date of birth Club
G Christian Purboo (2000-01-07)7 January 2000 Canada Mississauga Rebels
G Adam Wisco (1998-01-23)23 January 1998 United States Lake Forest Academy
D Matthew Barnes (1998-08-06)6 August 1998 United States Topeka RoadRunners
D Andre Brett (1999-04-27)27 April 1999 Canada Toronto Nationals
D Issak Phillips (2001-09-28)28 September 2001 Canada Barrie Colts Midget AAA
D Jahwara Rennalls (1997-07-01)1 July 1997 Canada Gloucester Rangers
D Dante Tesoro (2000-03-26)26 March 2000 Canada Dundas Blues
D Sounthon Thammachack (2000-09-12)12 September 2000 Canada Halifax McDonald's
D Dawson Black (1999-02-18)18 February 1999 United States Washington Little Caps
F Josiah DeGazon (2000-03-09)9 March 2000 Canada Mississauga Rebels
F Eyan Helm (2000-03-20)20 March 2000 United States New Jersey Jr. Titans
F Noah Hippolyte-Smith (1999-01-09)9 January 1999 Canada Burlington Cougars
F Dante Jones (1999-06-11)11 June 1999 Canada Mississauga Rebels
F Otasowie Omoregie (1998-08-31)31 August 1998 Canada Cobourg Cougars
F Cameron Searles (1998-02-08)8 February 1998 Canada St. Michael's Buzzers
F Dante Sherif (1999-08-04)4 August 1999 Canada Toronto Jr. Canadiens
F Carter Thorton Unknown Canada Scarborough Ice Raiders
F Alexander Walters Unknown Canada NTC Hockey
F Teth Wilson-Burles (2000-04-22)22 April 2000 Canada Mississauga Rebels

All-time record against other clubs[edit]

Last match update: 25 June 2017[10]

Team Pld W L OW OL GF GA +/–
Germany German Selects 1 0 1 0 0 1 7 –6
Canada Midland Flyers 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 +4
Canada NHD 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 +2
Canada NTC Hockey 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 –2
Canada Nova Scotia U20 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 +4
Canada Rayside-Balfour Canadians 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 +1
Total 6 4 2 0 0 21 18 +3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamaican ice hockey team gets an assist from Nanaimo". Nanaimo News Bulletin. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome Jamaica & Qatar". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Jamaica has another Winter Olympics dream: hockey". CBS Sports. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "COOL RUNNINGS: Meet the Blackburn ice hockey star who could represent Jamaica at the Winter Olympics". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jamaica: Ice hockey trials fuel Winter Olympic dreams". BBC. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Saco man pursues dream of Olympic hockey team for Jamaica". Press Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "OLYMPICS Jamaican ice hockey team poaching Canadians?". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jamaica eyes Winter Olympics in ice hockey". NBC Sports. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Jamaica – National Teams of Ice Hockey
  10. ^ "German Selects Defeat Jamaica at TEP Showcase’s Spotlight Game". Eurohockey.com. 24 June 2017. 

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