Riccardo Del Basso

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Riccardo Del Basso
Born (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 29)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
AIHL team
Former teams
Perth Thunder
West Coast Avalanche
West Coast Flyers
National team  Australia
Playing career 2005–present

Riccardo Del Basso (born 24 April 1988) is an Australian ice hockey player currently playing for the Perth Thunder in the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Del Basso first played for the Australian West Coast Ice Hockey Association in 2005.[1] In 2006 he joined the West Coast Flyers of the Ice Hockey WA Super League before moving across to the West Coast Avalanche for the 2008 season.[2][3] For the start of the 2009 season Del Basso rejoined the Flyers for whom is currently playing for in the 2011 Super League.[3][4] He has also represented Western Australia at the Goodall Cup state competition in 2009 where he played five games, scoring two goals and two points in games against South Australia and Victoria.[5][6] In the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL), Del Basso plays for the Perth Thunder.[7] He attracted media attention in Australia and overseas during the 2014 season when he celebrated a match-winning shootout goal by completing a headstand and somersault on the ice.[8]

Del Basso was first called up to represent Australia in 2005 where he joined the national under-20 team to compete in the 2006 IIHF World U20 Championships Division II Group A tournament being held in Bucharest, Romania.[9] Australia finished fifth in the tournament only ahead of New Zealand and Del Basso finished the five game tournament with only six penalties in minutes.[3][9] The following two years he again played in the under-20 team at the World Championships and was named the top player on the team during the 2008 tournament.[3][10] In 2009 Del Basso was named on the national senior team to compete in the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A tournament being held in Vilnius, Lithuania. Australia lost the tournament and were demoted to Division II for the following year.[11] After two years out of the national team Del Basso was recalled to compete in the 2012 IIHF World Championship Division I Group B tournament being held in Krynica, Poland. He failed to score any points during his five games at the tournament and Australia was relegated to Division II Group A after finishing last.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Del Basso was born on 24 April 1988.[3] He was a director for the Perth Thunder until November 2013, where he resigned due to work commitments.[13][14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010 West Coast Flyers SANC 1 2 0 2 0
2010 West Coast Flyers Super League 20 11 7 18 12
2011 West Coast Flyers Super League 9 3 4 7 6
2012 Perth Thunder AIHL 20 1 1 2 12
2013 Perth Thunder AIHL 28 2 10 12 40 1 0 0 0 0
2014 Perth Thunder AIHL 21 0 2 2 31
International
Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Australia U/20 2006 IIHF World U20 Championships Division II Group A 5 0 0 0 6
2007 Australia U/20 2007 IIHF World U20 Championships Division II Group A 4 0 1 1 29
2008 Australia U/20 2008 IIHF World U20 Championships Division III 6 0 0 0 14
2009 Australia 2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A 5 0 0 0 0
2011 Australia 2012 IIHF World Championship Division I Group B 5 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2006-12-11. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Riccardo Del Basso". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Riccardo Del Basso". Pointstreak. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  5. ^ "2009 Goodall Cup – Centenary year". Sticks & Stones. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  6. ^ "Ricardo Del Basso". Pointstreak. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  7. ^ "The Team". Perth Thunder. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  8. ^ Will Brodie (26 August 2014). "Australian Ice Hockey League gets global exposure thanks to Ric Del Basso's goal celebration"The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b "2006 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  10. ^ "Three Best Players of Each Team Selected by Coaches" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  11. ^ "Group A: Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  12. ^ "2012 IIHC Ice Hockey World Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  13. ^ "Thunder in bid to join big league". Community Newspaper Group. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  14. ^ "Ric Del Basso Resigned as a Director". Perth Thunder. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-22.