Australian U18 Women lose final group match

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their third game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Qualification tournament, losing to Great Britain 2-3. Kate Tihema was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day China defeated Romania 9-3, Italy beat Poland 4-2 and Austria shutout Kazakhstan 5-0. Australia finishes last in Group B at the end of the preliminary round, nine points behind group winners Italy, while Group A was won by Austria. The teams now move into the playoff round with Australia taking on Romania for a seventh place classification.

For more information see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Great Britain 3 – 2 Australia (11:45, 10 January 2016, Nockhalle). Game Card

Group A standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Austria 3 3 0 0 0 9
Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 6
China 3 1 0 0 2 3
Romania 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group B standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Italy 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Poland 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0

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