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National Senior Team to compete at New Zealand Winter Gamers

Tommy Powell takes on NZ in Melbourne in 2011

Ice Hockey Australia is proud to announce it has accepted an invitation, and challenge, to participate in the 2017 New Zealand Winter games.

The best of three game series, has been named the ‘Trans Tasman Challenge’ and is a Senior men’s open competition, that we anticipate will be played in great spirit, typical of Australian – New Zealand match up’s.

The games will form a part of the ‘Audi quattro New Zealand Winter games’, in Queenstown , South Island, September 7th, 8th and the final game September 9th, as part of the Grand Finale for the games.

Brad Vigon, NST Head coach, and Matti Luoma, his assistant, are taking the team to NZ, and Brad had the following to say about the games . “Matti and I are so excited to be a part of this series, as we know this greatly benfits both countries, and adds more history to this fierce rivalry. It gives us coaching staff a chance to have a good look at some of the young and new players that are competing hard for spots on Next Years World Championship team”

IHA is thrilled to be a part of this, and we believe the timing is perfect as both Nations prepare for their 2018 Assault on the World Championships. We know these games will be competitive, but also trust they will be played with great respect for each other. The Mighty Roo’s  v  Ice Blacks promises to be a great Ice Hockey showcase, and with it now officially “Challenge accepted”, it will be “Game on” in Queenstown come September.

ASADA Athlete Warning – Higenamine

In just over a year, 13 Australian athletes from nine different sports have tested positive to Higenamine, which is prohibited both in and out of competition. This is in spite of a warning issued by ASADA in November 2016. Higenamine is often listed on the ingredient label of the supplements, however this is not always the case. As such, ASADA is reiterating its warning around the risk of supplements, as well as ways to help reduce that risk.

To do that, we have published a blog specifically about Higenamine, which includes the names of supplements known to cause positives, and have made several posts on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Please ensure that you are not exposed to this risk

https://www.asada.gov.au/news/athlete-warning-higenamine-supplements

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Game 1

Western Australia 5 defeated Queensland 1

Game 2

New South Wales 6 defeated Victoria 4

 

Game 3

Queensland 6 defeated South Australia 3

Game 4

Western Australia 4 defeated Victoria 3

 

Game 5

South Australia 4 defeated Western Australia 1

 

Game 6

New South Wales 5 defeated Queensland 4

Game 7

New South Wales 5 defeated Western Australia 4

Game 8

South Australia 3 defeated Victoria 2

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Game 2

Western Australia 7 defeated Australian Capital Territory 2

Game 3

New South #ales 6 defeated South Australia 4

Game 4

Queensland 3 defeated Australian Capital Territory 2 in shoot out

Game 5

South Australia 4 defeated Victoria 3

Game 6

New South Wales 5 defeated Western Australia 2

Game 7

Victoria 5 defeated Australian Capital Territory 1

 

Due to technical problems, New South Wales versus Queensland is postponed. To be re-scheduled.

Game 8

Western Australia 3 defeated South Australia 2

Game 9

New South Wales 6 defeated Queensland 3

Game 10

South Australia 4 defeated Australian Capital Territory 1

Game 11

New South Wales 9 defeated Victoria 2

Game 12

Western Australia 6 defeated Queensland 3

Game 13

New South Wales 3 defetaed Australian Capital Territory 1

Game 14

Victoria 3 defeated Western Australia 2

Game 15

South Australia 5 defeated Queensland 2

Semi Final 1

New South Wales 5 defeated Victoria 4

Semi Final 2

Western Australia 3 defeated South Australia 1

Bronze Medal Game

Victoria 1 defeated South Australia 0

Gold Medal Game

New South Wales 9 defeated Western Australia 2