Australian Women win Division II Group B

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Iceland 3-2 in their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, finishing first in the tournament standings and earn promotion to Division II Group A for 2017. Sari Lehmann was named best Australian player of the match and Alivia Del Basso was named best Australian player of the tournament, selected as the best forward and was the tournaments top scorer with 19 points. In other games of the day Mexico defeated New Zealand 5-2 and Spain beat Turkey 8-1. Turkey who finished the tournament in last place is relegated to the Division II Group B Qualification tournament for 2017.

See also: National Women’s Team strike gold in Spain by IHA.org.au

For more information on the tournament including game times and livestreaming details see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 3 – 2 Iceland (16:30, 6 March 2016, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 0 1 0 13
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 9
Mexico 5 2 1 0 2 8
New Zealand 5 1 0 0 4 3
Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 0

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