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2023 Ice Hockey Australia U20 National Men’s Team

Ice Hockey Australia proudly presents the WM U20 Team representing Australia in the IIHF Division III World Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 26th January to 02nd February 2023. 

Congratulations to all players for this fantastic opportunity and to all Coaches and Staff who have been part of the journey for these elite athletes.

We wish you all the very best for a successful tournament in Turkey!

Riley Langille WA
Justin Dixon VIC
Dmitri Kuleshov NSW
Lachlan Clifford QLD
Maxim Lyashenko WA
Sacha Rapchuk QLD
Daniel Chen SA
Noah Malley SA
Nick Doornbos ACT
Noah Moncrief NSW
Matus Trnka SA
Mackenzie Bolger NSW
Jacob Laver VIC
Drew Robson WA
Marcus Hosen NSW
Morris O’Handley SA
Luke Doyle WA
Riley Tonks NSW
Mathieu Vaillancourt WA
Dillon Dewar WA
Ivan Kuleshov NSW
Jesse Thompson VIC
Daniel O’Handley SA
Hayden Sayers NSW
Lachlan Cincotta VIC
Connor Dowell ACT


Ice Hockey Australia is calling for nominations for its National Women’s Team to represent Australia at the IIHF Division II, Group B, World Championships held in Cape Town, South Africa 13th Feb 2023 to 1st March 2023.

We are looking for those players who have continued to develop high-performance skills, gameplay, fitness and attitude and who believe that they are ready to perform at this level of competition, considering the short lead-up time.

All eligible players with the ability, drive, and commitment to represent Australia at the highest level in Women’s Ice Hockey are encouraged to apply.

Tournament Details: 

  • 13th Feb 2023: Depart for South Africa (Evening)
  • 15th – 19th Feb 2023: Training Camp South Africa
  • 20th Feb – 26thd Feb 2023: Tournament
  • 27th Feb 2023: Depart Cape Town
  • 1st Mar 2023: Arrive in Australia

Due to flight availability, there will be players departing from multiple states, meeting in Dubai and then onto Cape Town as a team, players will not arrive back until the 1st March 2023.

Essential IHA Selection Criteria:

  • -Must have played or selected to play in the AWIHL or State Team 2022 or been a member of the -IHA Women’s Team in 2022 or equivalent overseas IIHF-sanctioned league
  • -Must have been a registered IHA Member from July 1, 2021
  • -Must have a valid Australian passport


  • -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.


  • -The program’s cost is estimated to be no more than $3200 for each player. This includes all flights and ground transport, accommodation in South Africa and meals (NOTE: this does not include equipment, extra snacks or spending money, which will be at the player’s expense).
  • -Players are encouraged to apply for State and Local government and other eligible individual sporting grants to assist with the offset of these costs.


  • Selection of this team will be via application and selection via survey monkey ‘on paper’ by a panel consisting of but not limited to the Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and an additional IHA High Performance accredited coach.



We are committed to honouring our past, succeeding in the present and shaping a prosperous future for our IHA high-performance women.

We look forward to receiving your application by Friday 16th December 2022


IHA National Teams Staff

2023 IIHF World Championships Team Management

Ice Hockey Australia is pleased to announce the following management team to lead Australia at the upcoming 2023 IIHF World Championships.

National Women’s U18 Team 21 – 27 Jan
Division II Group A Dumfries, Great Britain
Chef de Mission Michael  Juste VIC
Team Manager Ruth Brooks VIC
Head Coach Tamra Jones QLD
Assistant Coach Remi Harvey NSW
Equipment Manager Gabe Robeldo NSW
Physio James Brodie NSW


National Men’s U20 Team 26 Jan – 2 Feb
Division III Turkey  
Chef de Mission Rachel Kogiopolous WA
Team Manager Gill McLean WA
Head Coach Dave Ruck WA
Assistant Coach Jason Kvisle NSW
Equipment Manager John Lavery NSW
Physio Michael Brierley NSW


National Women’s Team   20 – 26 Feb
Division II Group B Cape Town, South Africa
Chef de Mission Christine Harman VIC
Team Manager Alicia Kelly WA
Head Coach Stu Philps ACT
Assistant Coach Jeff Helbren NSW
Assistant Coach Jaden Pine-Murphy QLD
Equipment Manager Lee Turner VIC
Physio Shannon Spencer WA



National Men’s U18 Team    27 Mar – 02 Apr
Division II Group B Sofia, Bulgaria  
Chef de Mission Adam Woolnough VIC
Team Manager Dianne Doornbos ACT
Head Coach Dave Ferrari NSW
Assistant Coach Marc Vaillancourt WA
Equipment Manager TBC    
Physio TBC    


National Men’s Team   16 – 22 Apr
Division II Group A Madrid, Spain  
Chef de Mission Kathy Rogers SA
Team Manager Jean Girdler NSW
Head Coach Matti Louma WA
Assistant Coach Mark Rummukainen ACT
Assistant Coach Mick Flaherty VIC
Equipment Manager Darryl Day ACT
Physio Daniel George SA

2022-2023 IIHF Championship Program

The following officials have been assigned to officiate at IIHF World Championships for the 2022-2023 season:

Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) Commissioner announcement

Ice Hockey Australia and the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League is pleased to announce that Michaela Fellowes has been appointed AWIHL Commissioner for the next two seasons.   

The AWIHL would like to extend its thanks and appreciation for Melissa Rulli, who previously held the position before stepping down. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Kylie Taylor, who handled commissioner duties in an interim capacity.

Michaela Fellowes comes from a strong managerial background and has excellent leadership and organisational skills, along with a reputation for getting things done. 

Over the last decade, Michaela has been involved with ice hockey at a club level, including serving as Team Manager and Club President of AWIHL club Perth Inferno. 

She also has experience at a governance level, serving as Association Secretary, Communication and Governance Director, Social Media Manager, and Women’s Team Manager for Ice Hockey Western Australia (IHWA).  

“I’m excited for the challenge of the next two seasons,” Michaela said. “The quality of players that we have coming through is exceptional, and I’m looking forward to seeing the quality of play continue to grow in the AWIHL and at a national level.” 

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