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 Anatoly Khorozov[1]
Assistants Adam Blanchette[1]
Captain Paris Heyd
Most games Andrew Hay (69)
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)
50–77–3

The New Zealand men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for New Zealand. As of 2018, the New Zealand team is ranked 39th in the IIHF World Rankings. The official nickname of New Zealand's national ice hockey team is the Ice Blacks.[2]The "Ice Blacks" nickname is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks.

History

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.

New Zealand has competed in the Division II World Championships since 2001. From 2007 to 2011, New Zealand was coached by Jeff Bonazzo. In his last year coaching at the 2011 Division II World Championships, New Zealand won three games and lost two, finishing second in their group behind host nation and rival Australia and missing promotion to Division I.

New Zealand hosted the 2003 IIHF World Championship Division III, which was held in Auckland. The Ice Blacks finished first and captured their first gold medal and were promoted to Division II.

New Zealand hosted the 2006 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B, which was held in Auckland. The Ice Blacks finished last and were relegated to Division III.

New Zealand hosted the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division III, which was held in Dunedin. The Ice Blacks finished first and captured their third gold medal by winning all five games and were promoted to Division II.

New Zealand hosted the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B, which was held in Auckland. The Ice Blacks finished second behind China, capturing their fourth silver medal.

Tournament record

New Zealand Winter Games

Games GP W OTW/SOW OTL/SOL L GF GA Coach Captain Rank
2009 Winter Games 2 1 0 0 1 7 12 Jeff Bonazzo Simon Glass 2nd
2011 Winter Games 4 2 0 0 2 17 16 Jeff Bonazzo Corey Down 2nd
2017 Winter Games 3 1 0 1 1 7 6 Maru Rout Berton Haines 2nd
2018 Winter Games 3 2 0 0 1 13 9 Anatoly Khorozov Paris Heyd 1st

World Championship record

  • 1987 – 27th place (3rd in "Pool D")
  • 1989 – 29th place (5th in "Pool D")
  • 1995 – 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 – 38th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 1999 – 38th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 2000 – 39th place (6th in "Pool D")
  • 2001 – 39th place (5th in Division II Group A)
  • 2002 – 43rd place (3rd in Division II qualification)
  • 2003 – 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2004 – 37th place (5th in Division II Group B)
  • 2005 – 38th place (5th in Division II Group A)
  • 2006 – 39th place (6th in Division II Group B)
  • 2007 – 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2008 – 39th place (6th in Division II Group B)
  • 2009 – 41st place (1st in Division III)
  • 2010 – 36th place (4th in Division II Group B)
  • 2011 – 32nd place (2nd in Division II Group A)
  • 2012 – 34th place (6th in Division II Group A)
  • 2013 – 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2014 – 37th place (3rd in Division II Group B)
  • 2015 – 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2016 – 38th place (4th in Division II Group B)
  • 2017 – 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)
  • 2018 – 36th place (2nd in Division II Group B)

Team

Current Roster

Roster for the 2018 New Zealand Winter Games Trans-Tasman Challenge.[3]

Head coach: Ukraine Anatoly Khorozov Assistant coach: United States Adam Blachette

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace Current team
22 F Jordan ChallisA 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 179 lb (81 kg) March 25, 1992 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
15 F Alex Polozov 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 154 lb (70 kg) April 16, 1986 Kohtla-Järve, Estonia New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
6 F Dale HarropA 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 168 lb (76 kg) April 29, 1989 Christchurch New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
21 F Joshua Hay 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 192 lb (87 kg) December 2, 1988 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
16 F Paris HeydC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) December 15, 1990 Alexandra New Zealand Dunedin Thunder (NZIHL)
9 F Joseph Orr 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 8, 1996 Dunedin New Zealand Dunedin Thunder (NZIHL)
18 F Tristan Darling 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) September 20, 1994 Dunedin New Zealand Dunedin Thunder (NZIHL)
19 F Chris Eaden 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 159 lb (72 kg) August 30, 1990 Christchurch New Zealand Canterbury Red Devils (NZIHL)
7 F Benjamin Gavoille 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 152 lb (69 kg) November 30, 1987 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France New Zealand Dunedin Thunder (NZIHL)
12 F Ryan Strayer 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 181 lb (82 kg) July 2, 1985 Murfreesboro, Tennessee New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
8 F Connor Harrison 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) June 11, 1993 Arrowtown New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
23 F Harrison Macharg 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 159 lb (72 kg) March 4, 1998 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)
24 D Jaxson Lane 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) August 4, 1994 Christchurch New Zealand Canterbury Red Devils (NZIHL)
3 D Stefan Amston 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) August 13, 1993 Christchurch New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
14 D Callum Burns 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 174 lb (79 kg) September 23, 1996 Queenstown New Zealand Skycity Stampede (NZIHL)
10 D Kahu Joyce 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) March 28, 1994 Christchurch Australia Melbourne Sharks (IHV Premier)
Australia Melbourne Mustangs (AIHL)
11 D Oliver Hay 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 21, 1997 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
2 D Logan Fraser 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 176 lb (80 kg) May 20, 1998 Auckland Canada Bradford Bulls (GMHL)
New Zealand Botany Swarm (NZIHL)
5 D Blake Jackson 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 179 lb (81 kg) October 21, 1990 Auckland New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
1 G Rick Parry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) November 2, 1987 Kauri New Zealand West Auckland Admirals (NZIHL)
25 G Daniel Lee 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) April 25, 1997 Christchurch Canada South Muskoka Shield (GMHL)
New Zealand Skycity Stampede (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)
13 D Andrew Hay 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) June 25, 1985 Auckland New Zealand Botany Swarm (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)

All-time record against other nations

As of 8 September 2018[4]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga
 Australia 22 4 1 17 42 193
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 9 31
 Bulgaria 6 3 0 3 39 43
 China 9 5 0 4 33 35
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 12 1
 Croatia 3 0 0 3 8 45
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 2 36
 Great Britain 1 0 0 1 0 26
 Greece 4 3 0 1 22 16
 Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 38 0
 Iceland 5 0 0 5 9 24
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 13 2
 Israel 7 5 0 2 29 29
 Lithuania 1 0 0 1 2 21
 Luxembourg 5 5 0 0 32 9
 Mexico 10 5 1 4 33 27
 Mongolia 1 1 0 0 10 1
 North Korea 6 2 0 4 29 33
 Romania 2 0 0 2 2 66
 Serbia/
 Serbia and Montenegro
3 0 0 3 6 43
 South Africa 13 3 1 9 38 56
 South Korea 6 0 0 6 5 99
 Spain 7 0 0 7 12 89
 Turkey 9 8 0 1 56 26
Total 130 50 3 77 481 951

All-time record against other clubs

As of 30 March 2017[4]

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

  1. ^ a b "Roster Released for 2018 Winter Games NZ". Ice Hockey News Australia. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ "New Zealand ice hockey teams". New Zealand Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 25 February 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ "2018 Trans-Tasman Challenge Team New Zealand". Trans-Tasman Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  4. ^ a b "New-Zealand-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. 14 January 2018.

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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