New Zealand men's national ice hockey team

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New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Ice Blacks
Association New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Graham Tappin
Head coach Anatoliy Khorozov
Assistants Adam Blanchette
Captain Nick Craig
Most games Andrew Hay (64)
Top scorer Andrew Cox (27)
Most points Brett Speirs (49)
Team colors          
IIHF code NZL
Ice Blacks Home Jersey 2018.gifIce Blacks Away Jersey 2018.gif
Ranking
Current IIHF 39 Steady
Highest IIHF 35 (2013)
Lowest IIHF 40 (first in 2003)
First international
 South Korea 35–2 New Zealand 
(Perth, Australia; 13 March 1987)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 19–0 Hong Kong 
(Perth, Australia; 15 March 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 58–0 New Zealand 
(Perth, Australia; 14 March 1987)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 26 (first in 1987)
Best result 27th (1987)
International record (W–L–T)
47–78–2

The New Zealand men's national ice hockey team, also known as the Ice Blacks,[1] is the national men's ice hockey of New Zealand, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are currently ranked 38th in the IIHF World Rankings and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division II. The "Ice Blacks" nickname is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks.

The 2016 documentary film "Ice Blacks" covers the history of the team, their rivalry with Australia and their difficulties in competing at international level because of New Zealand's geographic distance from the rest of the traditional ice hockey playing countries.

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1987 – Finished in 27th place (3rd in "Pool D")
  • 1989 – Finished in 29th place (5th in "Pool D")
  • 1995 – Finished in 39th place (10th in "Pool C2")
  • 1996 – Not ranked (2nd in "Pool D" group 1 qualifier)
  • 1997 – Not ranked (2nd in unofficial "Pool E")
  • 1998 – Finished in 38th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 1999 – Finished in 38th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 2000 – Finished in 39th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 2001 – Finished in 39th place (5th in Division II Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 43rd place (3rd in Division II qualification)
  • 2003 – Finished in 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2004 – Finished in 37th place (5th in Division II Group B)
  • 2005 – Finished in 38th place (5th in Division II Group A)
  • 2006 – Finished in 39th place (6th in Division II Group B)
  • 2007 – Finished in 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2008 – Finished in 39th place (6th in Division II Group B)
  • 2009 – Finished in 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2010 – Finished in 36th place (4th in Division II Group B)
  • 2011 – Finished in 32nd place (2nd in Division II Group A)
  • 2012 – Finished in 34th place (6th in Division II Group A)
  • 2013 – Finished in 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2014 – Finished in 37th place (3rd in Division II Group B)
  • 2015 – Finished in 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2016 – Finished in 38th place (4th in Division II Group B)
  • 2017 – Finished in 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2018 – Finished in 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)

Team[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Ukraine Anatoliy Khorozov Assistant coach: United States Adam Blanchette

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace Current team
3 D Stefan Helmersson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) August 13, 1993 Christchurch New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
4 F Matthew Schneider 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 216 lb (98 kg) July 10, 1985 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
5 D Kahu Joyce 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) March 28, 1994 Christchurch New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
6 F Dale Harrop 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 168 lb (76 kg) April 29, 1989 Christchurch New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
7 F Jacob Ratcliffe 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 163 lb (74 kg) September 3, 1997 Christchurch New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
United States South Shore Kings (USPHL)
8 F Connor Harrison 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) June 11, 1993 Arrowtown New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
9 F Taylor Rooney 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 168 lb (76 kg) December 28, 1997 Auckland New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
United States Cheyenne Stampede (WSHL)
United States Wisconsin Muskies (USPHL)
10 F Nicholas Henderson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 218 lb (99 kg) July 5, 1990 New Plymouth New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
11 D Oliver Hay 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 21, 1997 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
13 D Andrew Hay 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) June 25, 1985 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
14 F Callum Burns 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 174 lb (79 kg) September 23, 1996 Queenstown New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
15 F Aleksandr Polozov 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 154 lb (70 kg) April 16, 1986 Kohtla-Järve, Estonia New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
16 F Paris HeydA 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) December 15, 1990 Alexandra New Zealand Dunedin Thunder (NZIHL)
17 D Gareth McLeish 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 194 lb (88 kg) July 3, 1988 Auckland New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
19 F Frazer Ellis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 187 lb (85 kg) March 29, 1996 Auckland New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
20 G Csaba Kercso-Magos 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) February 8, 1994 Jászberény, Hungary New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
21 F Shaun Harrison 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) April 28, 1994 Auckland
22 F Jordan Challis 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 179 lb (81 kg) March 25, 1992 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
23 D Nick CraigC 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 198 lb (90 kg) November 3, 1990 New Plymouth New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
24 F Andrew CoxA 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 176 lb (80 kg) September 6, 1990 Auckland Australia Perth Thunder (AIHL)
Australia Northern Vikings (WASL)
25 G Daniel Lee 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) April 25, 1997 Christchurch New Zealand Dunedin Thunder (NZIHL)
Canada South Muskoka Shield (GMHL)

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 21 April 2018[3]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
 Australia 18 2 0 16 27 179 -152 11.11%
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 9 31 -22 33.33%
 Bulgaria 6 3 0 3 34 48 -14 50.00%
 China 9 5 0 4 33 35 -2 55.55%
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 12 1 +11 100.00%
 Croatia 3 0 0 3 8 45 -37 0.00%
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 2 36 -34 0.00%
 Great Britain 1 0 0 1 0 26 -26 0.00%
 Greece 4 3 0 1 22 16 +6 75.00%
 Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 38 0 +38 100.00%
 Iceland 6 1 0 5 14 26 -12 16.67%
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 100.00%
 Israel 6 4 0 2 25 26 -1 66.67%
 Lithuania 1 0 0 1 2 21 -19 0.00%
 Luxembourg 5 5 0 0 32 9 +23 100.00%
 Mexico 11 6 1 4 34 37 -3 54.54%
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 10 1 +9 100.00%
 North Korea 6 2 0 4 29 33 -4 33.33%
 Romania 2 0 0 2 2 66 -64 0.00%
 Serbia/
 Serbia and Montenegro
3 0 0 3 6 43 -37 0.00%
 South Africa 13 3 1 9 38 56 -18 23.08%
 South Korea 6 0 0 6 5 93 -88 0.00%
 Spain 7 0 0 7 12 89 -77 0.00%
 Turkey 9 8 0 1 56 26 +30 88.88%
Total 127 47 2 78 456 938 -483 37.01%

All-time record against other clubs[edit]

As of 30 March 2017[3]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
Canada Canada Moose 11 6 2 3 42 26 +16 54.55%
Italy SG Cortina 1 0 0 1 4 15 -11 0.00%
Italy Cavalese All Stars 1 0 0 1 4 5 -1 0.00%
Italy HC Fassa 1 0 0 1 4 10 -6 0.00%
New Zealand Southern Stampede 2 0 0 2 6 9 -3 0.00%
Australia Perth Thunder 3 1 0 2 11 17 -6 33.33%
Canada Calgary Flames Alumni 1 0 0 1 2 9 -7 0.00%
Australia Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 2 8 10 -2 0.00%
Australia Melbourne Ice 2 1 0 1 10 3 +7 50.00%
Total 24 8 2 14 90 104 -14 33.33%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand ice hockey teams". New Zealand Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 25 February 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "2018 World Championships Division 2A Team New Zealand. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "New-Zealand-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. 14 January 2018. 

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