2 January 1984 |
Lismore, NSW, Australia
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Aurora Tigers
Gold Coast Grizzlies
KHK Crvena Zvezda
Newcastle North Stars
Smiths Falls Bears
Welland Jr. Canadians
Matthew Ezzy (born 2 January 1984) is an Australian former ice hockey player who played Newcastle North Stars of the Australian Ice Hockey League and was a member of the Australian national team between 2004 and 2011.
Matthew Ezzy first played ice hockey for the Gold Coast Grizzlies in 2001. In 2002 he joined the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Hockey League where he played 29 games and finished with save percentage of 90.7. The following season Ezzy moved to the London Nationals of the WJHL. In 2004 Ezzy played for Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League before moving to the Welland Jr. Canadians in the GHJHL. At the end of the 2004–05 season Ezzy returned to Australia to play for the Newcastle North Stars of the Australian Ice Hockey League, where he played 22 games and finished with a save percentage of 90.6.
In 2006 Ezzy joined KHK Crvena Zvezda of the Serbian Hockey League, playing 12 games. Following the 2008 season for the North Stars Ezzy joined the Utrecht Dragons of the Eredivisie, where he played 15 games. Ezzy returned to Australia after the end of the season to compete in his sixth season with the North Stars. After the end of the 2011 AIHL season Ezzy announced his retirement from ice hockey in order to concentrate career as a pilot.
Ezzy was first called up to represent Australia in 2001 where he joined the national under-18 team to compete at the IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championships. In 2004 Ezzy moved up to the national senior team to compete at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. At the 2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships Division II Group B tournament Ezzy was named the tournaments best goaltender, finished with the best goals against average, and had the best save percentage. In 2011 Ezzy was called up for the Australian senior team for his eighth appearance at the World Ice Hockey Championships.
- AIHL Top Goaltender in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
- Best Goaltender of the 2008 IIHF World Championship – Division II Group B
- Best Save Percentage of the 2008 IIHF World Championship – Division II Group B
|IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championships|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
|2004 Jaca||Division II Group A|
|2005 Zagreb||Division II Group A|
|2006 Auckland||Division II Group B|
|2007 Seoul||Division II Group B|
|2008 Newcastle||Division II Group B|
|2010 Mexico City||Division II Group A|
|2011 Melbourne||Division II Group A|
- Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||Smiths Falls Bears||CJHL||29||3.25||90.7||—||—||—|
|2004||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||26||2.00||91.0||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Welland Jr. Canadians||GHJHL||16||3.80||90.6||—||—||—|
|2005||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||22||2.79||90.6||—||—||—|
|2006||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||24||3.02||90.7||—||—||—|
|2006–07||KHK Crvena Zvezda||SHL||12||3.39||91.3||—||—||—|
|2007||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||18||2.90||90.5||—||—||—|
|2008||Newcastle North Stars||Wilson Cup||5||1.95||90.7||—||—||—|
|2008||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||21||2.70||90.2||2||3.00||88.7|
|2009||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||21||3.49||88.9||1||2.97||91.2|
|2010||Newcastle North Stars||AIHL||24||3.04||91.0||—||—||—|
|2001||Australia U18||2001 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship||2||120:00||13||0||6.50||90.4|
|2004||Australia||2004 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A||2||99:05||5||1||3.03||81.48|
|2005||Australia||2005 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A||3||152:50||3||2||1.18||96.30|
|2006||Australia||2006 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B||3||179:31||9||0||3.01||90.63|
|2007||Australia||2007 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B||3||179:43||9||0||3.00||88.31|
|2008||Australia||2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B||4||240:00||4||2||1.00||96.12|
|2009||Australia||2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A||5||209.19||25||0||7.17||86.26|
|2010||Australia||2010 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A||3||180:00||10||0||3.33||93.33|
|2011||Australia||2011 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A||4||240:00||6||1||1.50||95.1|
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- Hewitt, Andrew. "Ezzy spreads his wings". Hewitt Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- "TeamRoster". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- "2004 IIHF World Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- "Goalkeepers" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
- "Goalkeepers (SVS%)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 June 2010.