Ross Howell

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Ross Howell
Ross Howell 2007.jpg
Ross Howell playing for the Brisbane Blue Tongues during the 2007 AIHL season.
Born (1979-11-04) 4 November 1979 (age 37)
Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Forward
Shoots Left
AIHL team
Former teams
Gold Coast Blue Tongues
Melbourne Ice
Melbourne Jets
National team  Australia
Playing career 2001–present

Ross Howell (born 4 November 1979) is an Australian ice hockey player currently playing for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Howell first played for the Melbourne Jets of the Victorian Ice Hockey Association in 2001. In 2003 Howell signed with the Melbourne Ice of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).[1] He remained at the club until the end of the 2004 season before leaving the team. In 2006 Howell returned to the AIHL signing with the Brisbane Blue Tongues for the start of the 2006 AIHL season.[1] In 2008 Howell followed the Blue Tongues when they relocated to the Gold Coast. During his first season in the Gold Coast Howell competed in 24 games scoring seven goals and ten assists which is his best season in terms of points.[1] In February 2011 the Blue Tongues announced that Howell's contract had been extended and he was named the team captain for the 2011 AIHL season.[2]

Howell was first called up to represent Australia in 2001 where he joined the national senior team to compete in the 2001 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament being held in Majadahonda, Spain. Australia finished third in the tournament while Howell scored four points during his five games.[3] Howell missed selection in 2002 but was recalled to the senior team in 2003 to compete in the 2003 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament being held in Seoul, South Korea. Australia finished in fourth place while Howell managed only a single assist during the tournament.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Howell was born on 4 November 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Ross Howell
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Majadahonda Division II A
Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Melbourne Ice AIHL 11 0 3 3 8
2006 Brisbane Blue Tongues AIHL 20 4 8 12 12
2007 Brisbane Blue Tongues AIHL 18 4 8 12 8
2008 Gold Coast Blue Tongues AIHL 24 7 10 17 52
2009 Gold Coast Blue Tongues AIHL 21 3 6 20 1 0 0 0 2
2010 Gold Coast Blue Tongues AIHL 22 2 6 8 38
2011 Gold Coast Blue Tongues AIHL 28 3 6 9 20
International
Year Team Competition   GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Australia 2001 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 1 3 4 2
2003 Australia 2003 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 0 1 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ross Howell". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  2. ^ Hansen, Wendy (2011-02-26). "Returning Locals Named To Blue Tongues Roster". Gold Coast Blue Tongues. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  3. ^ "2001 IIHF World Championship Div II,Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  4. ^ "2003 IIHF World Championship Div II,Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-12-31.