Month: January 2016

Spain defeat Australia U20

The Australian men’s national under-20 team lost their second game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Spain 3-9. Forward Casey Kubara was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Romania defeated Belgium 6-2 and Serbia shutout China 10-0. After the end of the second round Australia sit in fifth place, trailing leaders Romania by six points. The teams now have a rest day and return to the ice on Wednesday with Australia taking on Belgium.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Spain 9 – 3 Australia (16:30, 18 January 2016, SPENS). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 2 2 0 0 0 6
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Serbia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Belgium 2 1 0 0 1 3
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0
China 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australia U20 lose opener to Romania

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Romania 0-8. Forward Sam Hodic was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Belgium beat China 5-0 and Spain defeated Serbia 4-1. After the end of the first round Australia sit last in the standings, trailing leaders Romania by three points. Australia take on Spain today in their second game of the tournament.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 0 – 8 Romania (13:00, 17 January 2016, SPENS). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 0 3
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Serbia 1 0 0 0 1 0
China 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women rejoin World Championships following location change

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced that the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B will be moved from Ankara, Turkey to Spain following an agreement by the six original countries scheduled to compete. Ice Hockey Australia had earlier withdrawn the Women’s team from the tournament over safety concerns however they will now field a team following the change of location. The decision to rejoin the World Championships also means that the planned Tour of Canada has now been cancelled. Dates and a host city for the re-scheduled tournament have yet to be confirmed by the IIHF.

For more information see the article by Todays Zaman.

Australian U20 defeat HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have defeated HC DDM Ceske Budejovice U20 8-5 in an exhibition game in Lovosice, Czech Republic. The game is the second exhibition match of the teams training camp before the start of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia which begins on 17 January. Kieren Webster was named the matches most valuable player after scoring a hat-trick of goals.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

Australian U20 lose to HC Litomerice U20

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their exhibition game 3-11 against HC Litomerice U20. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Litomerice, Czech Republic before the start of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia which begins on 17 January. The Australian’s goals were scored by James Marino, Sam Hodic and Jake Knott, one in each period.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

Australian U18 Women defeat Romania to finish seventh

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Qualification tournament, defeating Romania 7-6 following a shootout. The result means Australia finishes the tournament in seventh place. Natalie Ayris was named best Australian player of the match and Kate Tihema was selected as best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day China beat Poland 5-2 to finish fifth, Kazakhstan defeated Great Britain 2-0 to finish in third place, and Austria defeated Italy 3-2 to finish first and gain promotion to the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women World Championship Division I tournament.

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

  • Romania 6 – 7 SO Australia (11:45, 11 January 2016, Nockhalle). Game Card

Final ranking
1. Austria
2. Italy
3. Kazakhstan
4. Great Britain
5. China
6. Poland
7. Australia
8. Romania

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

2015-16 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2015-16 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens, Melbourne Ice and Brisbane Goannas. The Ice remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Sirens. The AWIHL now has a week off before resuming for the final round of the regular season on 23 January with the Goannas in Adelaide and the Sirens hosting the Ice in Canterbury.

For more information see the official league site.

Round 6 results:

  • Brisbane Goannas 2 – 4 Sydney Sirens (15:45, 9 January 2016, Iceworld Boondall).
    Game Card
  • Melbourne Ice 2 – 1 Adelaide Adrenaline (17:00, 9 January 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
    Game Card
  • Brisbane Goannas 4 – 3 Sydney Sirens (08:30, 10 January 2016, Iceworld Boondall).
    Game Card
  • Melbourne Ice 6 – 5 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (13:15, 10 January 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
    Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 6:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 10 7 1 1 1 24
Sydney Sirens 10 6 1 0 3 20
Adelaide Adrenaline 10 1 2 2 5 9
Brisbane Goannas 10 1 1 2 6 7

Italy defeat Australian U18 Women

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their second game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Qualification tournament, losing to Italy 0-8. Keesha Atkins was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain beat Poland 3-1, Kazakhstan shutout Romania 15-0 and Austria defeated China 3-1. After the end of the second round Australia is sitting last in Group B, six points behind leaders Italy, while Kazakhstan lead Group A. The teams now have a rest day and return to the ice on Sunday with Australia taking on Great Britain in the last of their group matches.

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

  • Australia 0 – 8 Italy (15:15, 8 January 2016, Nockhalle). Game Card

Group A standings

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

Group B standings

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