Australian U18 Women’s roster announced for World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have announced the Australian Women’s under-18 team roster for the upcoming 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships. Australia will compete in the Division I Qualification tournament in Spittal an der Drau and Radenthein, Austria from 7 January to 11 January 2016. The tournament will also mark the teams debut at the World Championship having previously only competed in exhibition series. Olivia Fruzynski, who was initially selected for the team, is currently injured and it not expected to compete however will travel with the team as a reserve.

For more information on the team see the article on the players from Melbourne by Docklands News or the article on the team announcement by the IHA.

You can also follow the team on their Facebook page

Goaltenders
– Keesha Atkins (WA) (Brisbane Goannas)
– Tianna Wiesler-Elaya (NSW)

Skaters
– Celeste Adams (WA)
Natalie Ayris (A) (SA) (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Lara Azzopardi (NSW) (Sydney Sirens)
– Abi Brown (QLD) (Brisbane Goannas)
– Isobel Cantrill (VIC)
– Ebony Chandram-Rama (VIC) (Melbourne Ice)
– Taylor Cookson (WA)
– Emily Davis-Tope (VIC) (Melbourne Ice)
– Olivia Fruzynski (injured) (WA)
– Sophie Gillen (WA)
Christiarn Hall (C) (NSW) (AIK 2)
– Charlotte Kelly (QLD) (Brisbane Goannas)
– Eiland Kenyon (ACT)
– Isla Malcolm (WA)
Cleo Mayer (NSW)
Courtney Poole (WA)
– Sara Sammons (WA)
– Emily Sweeney (WA)
Kate Tihema (A) (SA) (Adelaide Adrenaline)

Staff
– Head Coach: Tamra Jones (SA)
– Assistant Coach: Jo Frankenberger (WA)
– Manager: Teresa Moriarty (QLD)
– Team Physio: Kelly Costa (QLD)
– Equipment Manager: Jim Jones
– Chef de Mission: Mark Stephenson (NSW)

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