Matthew Ezzy

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Matthew Ezzy
Born (1984-01-02) 2 January 1984 (age 33)
Lismore, NSW, Australia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Aurora Tigers
Gold Coast Grizzlies
KHK Crvena Zvezda
London Nationals
Newcastle North Stars
Smiths Falls Bears
Utrecht Dragons
Welland Jr. Canadians
National team  Australia
Playing career 2001–2011

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1][2] Ezzy returned to Australia after the end of the season to compete in his sixth season with the North Stars.[1] After the end of the 2011 AIHL season Ezzy announced his retirement from ice hockey in order to concentrate career as a pilot.[3]

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.[4] In 2004 Ezzy moved up to the national senior team to compete at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.[5] 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.[6][7] In 2011 Ezzy was called up for the Australian senior team for his eighth appearance at the World Ice Hockey Championships.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ezzy was born on 2 January 1984 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.[1] He is currently working as a pilot.[3]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Matthew Ezzy
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Ice hockey
IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Seoul
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Jaca Division II Group A
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zagreb Division II Group A
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Auckland Division II Group B
Silver medal – second place 2007 Seoul Division II Group B
Gold medal – first place 2008 Newcastle Division II Group B
Silver medal – second place 2010 Mexico City Division II Group A
Gold medal – first place 2011 Melbourne Division II Group A
Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP GAA SV% GP GAA SV%
2002–03 Smiths Falls Bears CJHL 29 3.25 90.7
2003–04 London Nationals WJHL 23 2.40 92.4
2004 Newcastle North Stars AIHL 26 2.00 91.0
2004–05 Aurora Tigers OPJHL 18 3.30 90.9
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
2008–09 Utrecht Dragons Eredivisie 15 6.15
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
International
Year Team Competition GP MIN GA SO GAA SV%
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Matthew Ezzy". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "EZZY, Matt - Player Profile". Australian Ice Hockey League. Archived from the original on 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Hewitt, Andrew. "Ezzy spreads his wings". Hewitt Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  4. ^ "TeamRoster". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  5. ^ "2004 IIHF World Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  6. ^ "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Goalkeepers" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  8. ^ "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Goalkeepers (SVS%)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 24 June 2010.