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Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Mighty Roos
Association Ice Hockey Australia
Head coach Canada Steve McKenna
Assistants Canada Alain Shank
Captain Robert Starke
Most games Glen Foll (79)
Most points Greg Oddy (105)
IIHF ranking 34
Highest IIHF ranking 31 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 36 (2003)
Australia national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Czechoslovakia 18 - 1 Australia 
(Squaw Valley, United States; February 20, 1960)
Biggest win
 Australia 58 - 0 New Zealand 
(Perth, Australia; March 14, 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Kazakhstan 23 - 1 Australia 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; March 15, 1993)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 1960)
International record (W–L–T)
52-87-10


The Australian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Australia. As of 2008 the Australian team are ranked 33rd. The official nickname of Australia's national ice hockey team is the Mighty Roos.

Many Australian national team players are expatriates of Canada and other hockey-playing nations, who have since become outright citizens of Australia or who hold dual citizenship.

Australia's ice hockey team has participated in just one Winter Olympics: the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley, California. Australia lost both their games against powerhouses Czechoslovakia (18-1) and eventual gold medalists, the United States (12-1).

Australia has competed in the Division II World Championships since 2001. As of 2007 they are coached by Steve McKenna, a former eight-year veteran of the National Hockey League.

At the 2007 Division II World Championships, Australia won three games and lost one, finishing second in their group behind host nation South Korea and narrowly missing promotion to Division I.

Australia hosted the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B, which was held in Newcastle, Australia. The Mighty Roos finished first and captured the gold medal by winning all five games and they have now have been promoted to Division I.

Contents

Current roster

Team Australia 2008
Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Team
1 England Stuart Denman L AustraliaMelbourne Ice
29 Australia Matthew Ezzy L AustraliaNewcastle Northstars
30 Australia Anthony Kimlin* R CanadaDixie Beehives
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Team
2 Australia David Huxley R AustraliaAdelaide Adrenaline
4 Canada Robert Starke – C L AustraliaNewcastle Northstars
5 Australia Joshua Harding L AustraliaAdelaide Adrenaline
16 Australia David Dunwoodie R AustraliaWest Sydney Ice Dogs
17 Australia Andrew White – A R AustraliaWest Sydney Ice Dogs
24 Australia Riccardo del Basso R AustraliaWest Coast Flyers
25 Australia Jarred Seymour L CanadaStouffville Spirit
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Team
6 Australia Roberto Franchini L AustraliaPenrith Bears
7 Australia Adrian Esposito R AustraliaPenrith Bears
8 Australia Casey Minson R AustraliaNewcastle Northstars
9 Australia Tomas Manco L AustraliaWest Sydney Ice Dogs
10 Australia Greg Oddy R AustraliaAdelaide Adrenaline
11 Czech Republic Vladan Stransky R AustraliaPenrith Bears
12 Australia Dean Peterson* R AustraliaAdelaide Adrenaline
14 Australia Bradley Young R AustraliaWest Coast Avalanche
15 Australia Mitchell Villani R AustraliaAdelaide Adrenaline
18 Australia Todd Stephenson R AustraliaWest Sydney Ice Dogs
19 Australia Scott Stephenson – A R AustraliaWest Sydney Ice Dogs
20 Czech Republic Vladimir Rubes L AustraliaPenrith Bears
22 Australia Lliam Webster L AustraliaMelbourne Ice
23 Australia David Upton R AustraliaGold Coast Blue Tongues
Management
Position Name
Head Coach Canada Steve McKenna
Assistant Coach Canada Alain Shank
Team Manager Australia Ross Noga
Team Leader Australia Kevin Brown
Medical Officer Australia Fred Stevenson
Equipment Manager Canada Ray Sheffield
* Non-Traveling Reserve

World records

Australia has the distinction of holding a world record for most goals and highest winning margin in a IIHF World Championship game; they defeated New Zealand by a score of 58-0 in 1987, breaking the record held by Canada (47 goals) since 1949.

Olympics record

  • 1920-1956 - did not participate
  • 1960 - 9th place
  • 1964–present - did not qualify

World Championships record

  • 1930-1961 - did not participate
  • 1962 - 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1963-1973 - did not participate
  • 1974 - 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1975-1978 - did not participate
  • 1979 - 26th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1981-1986 - did not participate
  • 1987 - 25th place (1st in Pool D)
  • 1989 - 24th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1990 - 27th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1991 - did not participate
  • 1992 - 15th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1993 - 23rd place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1994 - 33rd place (13th in Pool C)
  • 1995 - 36th place (16th in Pool C)
  • 1996 - 36th place (8th in Pool D)
  • 1997 - 34th place (6th in Pool D)
  • 1998 - 34th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1999 - 34th place (3rd in Pool D)
  • 2000 - 36th place (3rd in Pool D)
  • 2001 - 33rd place (3rd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2002 - 36th place (4th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2003 - 36th place (4th in Division II, Group A)
  • 2004 - 33rd place (3rd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2005 - 31st place (2nd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2006 - 32nd place (3rd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2007 - 32nd place (2nd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2008 - 30th place (1st in Division II, Group B)
  • 2009 - 27th place (6th in Division I, Group A)

All-time Record against other nations

As of May 25, 2009

Team GP W T L GF GA
 New Zealand 11 10 0 1 150 15
 South Africa 7 7 0 0 63 23
 Israel 10 6 0 4 44 37
 Turkey 4 4 0 0 65 2
 Mexico 4 4 0 0 39 5
 Iceland 3 3 0 0 14 5
 Spain 12 2 3 7 35 54
 South Korea 13 2 3 8 51 76
 North Korea 6 2 1 3 15 29
 China 7 2 1 4 17 46
 Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 79 0
 Luxembourg 2 2 0 0 29 0
 Bulgaria 9 1 2 6 32 56
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 31 3
 Greece 1 1 0 0 10 2
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 7 10
 Hungary 5 1 0 4 18 39
 Belgium 7 1 0 6 21 43
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 3 8
 United States 1 0 0 1 1 12
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 4 20
 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1 1 18
 Switzerland 1 0 0 1 0 20
 Lithuania 2 0 0 2 5 17
 France 2 0 0 2 3 19
 Slovenia 2 0 0 2 2 21
 Italy 2 0 0 2 4 25
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 2 23
 Finland 2 0 0 2 3 33
 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 3 36
 Yugoslavia 3 0 0 3 3 25
 Great Britain 4 0 0 4 8 42
 Croatia 5 0 0 5 9 26
 Japan 7 0 0 7 17 93

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