The Australian women’s national team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating North Korea 2-1. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Great Britain 5-4 and South Korea beat Slovenia 5-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place trailing the leader South Korea on goal difference. Australia take on Slovenia today in their second game of the tournament.
For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.
- Australia 2-1 North Korea (12:00, 2 April 2017, Gangneung Hockey Center). Game Card