New Zealand Ice Blacks Announce Squad For 2019 IIHF Worlds

New Zealand Ice Blacks Announce Squad For 2019 IIHF Worlds

The New Zealand Ice Blacks coaching staff have named their 22-man squad that will travel to Mexico City in April for the 2019 IIHF Division II Group B World Championships.

Prior to the tournament the team will be in Vail, Colorado for 10 days to complete an extensive training camp with head coach Anatoly Khorozov and assistant coach Andreas Kaißer.


Rick Parry (West Auckland Admirals)

Csaba Kercso-Magos Jr (Admirals)


Paris Heyd (Dunedin Thunder)

Matthew Schneider (Skycity Stampede)

Jordan Challis (Botany Swarm)

Alex Polozov (Swarm)

Dale Harrop (Admirals)

Benjamin Gavoille (Thunder)

Frazer Ellis (Admirals)

Ryan Strayer (Stampede)

Joseph Orr (Thunder)

Nicholas Henderson (Admirals)

Andrew Cox (Perth Thunder)

Martin Lee (Montreal)

Christopher Eaden (Canterbury Red Devils)


Stefan Amston (Stampede)

Callum Burns (Stampede)

Nick Craig (Admirals)

Blake Jackson (Admirals)

Andrew Hay (Swarm)

Jaxson Lane (Red Devils)

Stephen Mawson (Swarm)


Goalie: Vince Mitalas (Toronto)

Forward: Robin Vortanov (Swarm)

Defence: Logan Fraser (Swarm)

The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation would like to congratulate all players on being selected for the 2019 Ice Blacks and we wish them well on their journey to bring home the gold.

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