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2023-2024 IIHF Licenses

The following officials have been allocated an IIHF License for the 2023/2024 season. The dedication and commitment they show to their development, training, and skill refinement has earned them this accolade.

Referee Linesperson
Nicholas Air NSW Russell Dow VIC
David Gal SA Jake O’Brien SA
Robert Love VIC Luke Power ACT
Fraser Ohlson WA Haydan Rogers NSW
Mark Peruzzo NSW Marco Tomasello NSW
Casper Russelhuber VIC Hamish Young VIC


Referee Linesperson
Gabrielle Aston NSW Bethany Bowshall SA
Ainslie Gardner QLD Sarah Kinninment QLD
Davida Paul NSW Isabella Russell VIC
Cien Pereira VIC    

World Women U18 National Team – Expression of Interest

Ice Hockey Australia is calling for nominations for the World Women U18 team to represent Australia at the IIHF Division I, Group B, World Championships held in Jaca, Spain, 8th – 14th January 2024.

We are looking for players who have continued to develop high-performance skills, gameplay, fitness and attitude, and who believe that they are ready to perform at the international level of competition.

All eligible players with the ability, drive, and commitment to represent Australia at the highest level are encouraged to apply.

Tournament Details:

31st December 2023: Depart Australia 

31st – 7th January 2024: Training Camp (TBC)

8th – 14th January 2024: IIHF Division I Group B World Championship

15th January 2024: Depart Barcelona, Spain

16th January 2024: Arrive in Australia

Essential IHA Selection Criteria:

-Must be a registered IHA Member (or willingness to obtain)

-Must have a valid Australian passport with 6 months validity at time of tournament


-Selected players must commit to all pre-departure fitness, skill and conditioning programs as set by the coaching and performance staff

-All players must be fully compliant with requested reporting, paperwork, team meetings and any other off-ice performance requirements as requested or set by the Coach, Medical Staff, Team Manager or IHA.


-Tournament costs are to be determined. 


Selection of this team will be via the below link, and be assessed by a panel consisting of, but not limited to, the Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and an additional IHA High Performance accredited coach.


Please apply by answering the questions in the link below

We look forward to receiving your application by COB 16th August 2023

Australia Qualifies for Winter Youth Olympic Games

Ice Hockey Australia Celebrates Historic Qualification for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in South Korea.

Ice Hockey Australia is thrilled to announce its unprecedented qualification for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in South Korea. This groundbreaking achievement marks the first time ever that Australia has earned a place in the prestigious international Olympic event. Australia will compete in the modified 3 on 3 (girls) for 2008 and 2009 born players.

The qualification was secured through the combined efforts of the U18 Men’s and Women’s teams at World Championships in 2023, whose remarkable performances led to an exceptional “Combined Youth Ranking” recognised by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). This achievement is a testament to the unwavering commitment, talent, and dedication of Australia’s young ice hockey players.

The Winter Youth Olympic Games, organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), provide a global stage for talented young athletes to showcase their skills, inspire future generations, and foster international camaraderie. The upcoming 2024 edition, set to take place in South Korea, promises to be a pinnacle moment for ice hockey as a sport in Australia.

“We are incredibly proud of our U18 Men’s and Women’s teams for their outstanding achievement in securing Australia’s qualification for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games,” said Adam Woolnough, General Manager of Ice Hockey Australia. “This historic milestone is a testament to the hard work, resilience, and passion of our athletes, coaches, and support staff. It also reflects the growing strength and development of ice hockey in Australia. We have a strong community and great product in Australia, particularly in the women’s game”.

Ice Hockey Australia has been tirelessly working to expand and promote the sport throughout the country, and this qualification is a significant milestone in the organisation’s journey. It showcases the progress made by the national governing body, the dedication of its players, and the opportunities available to young ice hockey enthusiasts across Australia.

As preparations continue for the Winter Youth Olympic Games, IHA will continue to provide the necessary support and resources to nurture the growth of ice hockey in the country. Most recently, 22 of the nation’s top 2008 and 2009 female born players embarked on the first selection and development camp in Adelaide. By embracing this unique opportunity, the Australian team aims to inspire a new generation of ice hockey players and raise awareness of the sport at the grassroots level. 

The 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games will not only offer a chance for Australian players to compete against the world’s best, but it will also serve as a platform to foster international goodwill and strengthen global ice hockey relations. This remarkable achievement will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the sport in Australia and inspire young athletes to pursue their dreams.

Ice Hockey Australia extends its sincere gratitude to the International Olympic Committee, the Australian Olympic Committee, International Ice Hockey Federation, and all the supporters and stakeholders who have played a significant role in the development and growth of ice hockey in Australia.

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National Coaching Appointments

Ice Hockey Australia is pleased to announce the national coaching appointments for Senior Women, U18 Women, and S&C advertised roles. IHA received significant interest from high calibre Australian and international coaches, and we are thrilled to have secured the best talent to support our national teams for the next two years at International Ice Hockey Federation ‘World Championships’.

  • Marcus Wong (Vic) – National Senior Women’s Team (2 years)
  • Remi Harvey (NSW) – U18 Women’s Team (2 years)
  • Josh Secomb – (NSW) – Strength and Conditioning (1 year)

IHA is also pleased to extend the roles for the National Senior Men’s Team and U18 Men’s Team Head Coaches.

  • Matti Luoma (WA) – National Men’s Senior Team (1 year)
  • David Ferrari (NSW) – U18 Men’s Team (1 year)


“I am absolutely honoured to be accepting this role. The U18 Women’s program holds a special place in my heart and has already given me so much as both a player and coach. I look forward to continuing to build and work with talented players and staff” – Remi Harvey


Note – The S&C role is through the generous support of the Australian Olympic Committee. The role will support U18 Men and Women, and U20 Men for a 12-month period of support.


Jim Brown & Para National Championships- UPDATE

Ice Hockey Australia is pleased to announce the Jim Brown National Championships and the inaugural National Para Championship dates and locations.

Jim Brown National Championships are scheduled at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle, Thursday 9th November to Sunday 12th November. The timing of the Championships has shifted from October due to a scheduling of ice-time and other tournaments at the end of the year.

The inaugural National Para Championships will be held at O’Brien Icehouse, Melbourne, 11th – 13th October. IHA is delighted to progress Para Ice Hockey to a national level as coaches, athletes and staff focus on developing the game locally, before striving for World Championship and Winter Paralympic qualification.

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