Ian Wannamaker

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Ian Wannamaker
Born (1981-04-24) 24 April 1981 (age 41)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11 st 7 lb)
Position Forward/Defense
Shoots Left
NZIHL team Botany Swarm
National team  New Zealand
Playing career 2007–present

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Ian Wannamaker (born 24 April 1981) is a Canadian-born New Zealand ice hockey player who currently plays for the Botany Swarm in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. He has been a member of the New Zealand men's senior ice hockey team, the Ice Blacks, representing New Zealand internationally on five occasions (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015). He currently teaches at Sancta Maria College as a French and PE & Health teacher.

Playing career[edit]

New Zealand Ice Hockey League[edit]

Born in Canada, Wannamaker has spent his ice hockey career at Botany Swarm, a club with which he has won the New Zealand Ice Hockey League championship trophy four times:[1] 2007; 2008; 2010, when he as the most valuable player of the final match against the West Auckland Admirals; and in 2011.

International[edit]

Wannamaker was selected as a member of the Ice Blacks after receiving his New Zealand citizenship in December 2009. In 2010 he was selected for the national senior team to compete in the 2010 IIHF World Championship Division II tournament in Narva, Estonia, where he scored two goals in a game against Israel.[2] Wannamaker was named as assistant captain for the 2011 IIHF World Championship Division II tournament held in Melbourne, Australia.[3] In 2015 Wannamaker joined the national senior team for the fifth time to compete at the IIHF World Championship Division II held in Cape Town, South Africa, having also played at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Championship Division II.[4]

Achievements and statistics[edit]

  • 2007 – New Zealand champion with the Botany Swarm
  • 2008 – New Zealand champion with the Botany Swarm
  • 2010 – New Zealand champion with the Botany Swarm and MVP of the final
  • 2011 – New Zealand champion with the Botany Swarm


NZIHL statistics
Seasons Games Goals Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular Season 7 86 41 32 73 116
Playoffs 2 2 1 1 2 4

References[edit]

  1. "Ian Wannamaker". Eliteprospects.com. 1981-04-24. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. "Ice Hockey : IIHF World Championship DIV II Group B" (PDF). Stats.iihf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  3. "Ice Hockey : IIHF World Championship DIV II Group A" (PDF). Stats.iihf.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. "Statistics". Iihf.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015.


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