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 Janos Kaszala
Assistants Maru Rout
Captain Berton Haines
Most games Corey Down (51)
Most points Brett Speirs (46)
Team colors Black and White
IIHF code NZL
Ranking
Current IIHF 38 Decrease1
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 18 (first in 1987)
Best result 27th (1987)
International record (W–L–T)
31–69–2

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)

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
25 Michael Hopkinson L 185 cm 77 kg (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 25) New Zealand Botany Swarm
1 Richard Parry L 1875 cm 84 kg (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 28) New Zealand West Auckland Admirals
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
15 George Coslett R 183 cm 85 kg (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 22) New Zealand Dunedin Thunder
23 Nick Craig R 182 cm 85 kg (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 25) New Zealand West Auckland Admirals
16 Mitchell Frear R 184 cm 90 kg (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 23) New Zealand Southern Stampede
9 Berton Haines R 183 cm 93 kg (1980-09-25) 25 September 1980 (age 36) New Zealand Southern Stampede
13 Andrew Hay R 182 cm 95 kg (1985-06-25) 25 June 1985 (age 31) New Zealand Botany Swarm
5 Blake Jackson R 181 cm 81 kg (1990-10-21) 21 October 1990 (age 25) New Zealand West Auckland Admirals
2 Jamie Lawrence R 190 cm 88 kg (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 23) New Zealand Botany Swarm
4 Gareth McLeish R 183 cm 91 kg (1988-07-03) 3 July 1988 (age 28) New Zealand West Auckland Admirals
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
14 Callum Burns R 174 cm 75 kg (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 19) New Zealand Southern Stampede
22 Jordan Challis L 173 cm 82 kg (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 24) New Zealand Botany Swarm
24 Andrew Cox R 182 cm 80 kg (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 26) Australia Perth Thunder
3 Tristan Darling R 184 cm 85 kg (1994-09-20) 20 September 1994 (age 22) New Zealand Dunedin Thunder
11 Lachlan Frear L 180 cm 90 kg (1996-10-06) 6 October 1996 (age 19) New Zealand Southern Stampede
8 Shaun Harrison R 186 cm 83 kg (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 22) New Zealand Dunedin Thunder
17 Dale Harrop R 171 cm 75 kg (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 27) New Zealand Canterbury Red Devils
10 Nicholas Henderson R 191 cm 106 kg (1990-07-05) 5 July 1990 (age 26) New Zealand West Auckland Admirals
6 Paris Heyd R 190 cm 89 kg (1990-12-15) 15 December 1990 (age 25) New Zealand Dunedin Thunder
7 Jacob Ratcliffe R 180 cm 85 kg (1997-09-03) 3 September 1997 (age 19) New Zealand Canterbury Red Devils
19 Ryan Ruddle R 185 cm 85 kg (1987-06-29) 29 June 1987 (age 29) New Zealand Dunedin Thunder
12 Remy Sandoy R 194 cm 91 kg (1992-12-13) 13 December 1992 (age 23) New Zealand West Auckland Admirals

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 16 April 2016

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
 Australia 15 1 0 14 20 172 -152 6.67%
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 9 31 -22 33.33%
 Bulgaria 6 3 0 3 34 48 -14 50.00%
 China 8 5 0 3 31 30 +1 62.50%
 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 5 0 0 5 9 24 -15 0.00%
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 100.00%
 Israel 5 3 0 2 20 24 -4 60.00%
 Lithuania 1 0 0 1 2 21 -19 0.00%
 Luxembourg 4 4 0 0 25 8 +17 100.00%
 Mexico 8 3 1 4 25 34 -9 37.50%
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 10 1 +9 100.00%
 North Korea 4 0 0 4 9 28 -19 0.00%
 Romania 2 0 0 2 2 66 -64 0.00%
 Serbia 2 0 0 2 4 23 -19 0.00%
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 2 20 -18 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 6 0 0 6 8 83 -75 0.00%
 Turkey 8 7 0 1 52 25 +27 87.50%
Total 113 39 2 72 400 913 -513 34.51%

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