The Australian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of 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 Olympic Games: 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 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.
World records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
- 1920-1956 - did not participate
- 1960 - 9th place
- 1964-present - did not qualify
World Championships record[edit | edit source]
All-time Record against other nations[edit | edit source]
As of May 25, 2009
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