Month: January 2018

AW2SCS set to return on 24 March

The 2018 season of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series is scheduled to get underway with Round 1 on 24 and 25 March at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. The format for the season as a whole however is not yet known. The Adelaide Valkyries, Brisbane Blaze, Canberra Pirates, Melbourne Dragons and New South Wales Bombers are all expected to return, while Western Australia have not been listed for the 2018 season.

Australia U20 lose second exhibition game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their second exhibition game 5-10 against HC Litomerice‘s B team. The match was concluded after the end of the second period as a precaution following a couple of minor injuries. To increase game readiness for the goaltenders Alex Tetreault was in net for Australia and Sebastian Woodlands in net for Litoměřice. The team have their final training session today, then fly out to Sofia on Saturday for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament.

– Australia U20 5-10 HC Stadion Litoměřice “B” (18 January 2018, Lovosice)

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

Australia U20 lose to HC Litomerice B

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their exhibition game 3-9 against HC Litomerice‘s B team. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Litomerice, Czech Republic before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria which begins on 22 January. The team have one more exhibition game scheduled before the end of the training camp.

– Australia U20 3-9 HC Stadion Litoměřice “B” (17:00, 15 January 2018, Kalich Arena)
Game Summary (in Czech)

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Perth Thunder to play CIHL All Stars

The Perth Thunder have announced that they will play a three game exhibition series against a Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Star team. The CIHL is a hockey league based in Hong Kong and organised by China Hockey Group. The games will be held on 15, 17 and 18 February at the Perth Ice Arena.

For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens currently sit on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Ice. Competition resumes on 3 February with the Brisbane Goannas hosting the Adelaide Rush in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 6 results
– Sydney Sirens 10-4 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 13 January 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 1-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 13 January 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4-0 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 14 January 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 1-8 Melbourne Ice (15:15, 14 January 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 8 8 0 0 0 24
Melbourne Ice 8 6 0 0 2 18
Adelaide Rush 8 1 0 1 6 4
Brisbane Goannas 8 0 1 0 7 2

Last updated 14 January 2018

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia relegated

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost 1-2 in overtime to China in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Defenceman Lara Azzopardi was named best Australian player of the game and forward Emily Davis-Tope was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Denmark defeated France 2-0 and Poland beat Great Britain 2-0. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division I Group B Qualification for 2019, while Denmark finish in first place and are promoted to Division I Group A.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 1-2 OT China (13:00, 12 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 5 5 0 0 0 15
France 5 4 0 0 1 12
Poland 5 3 0 0 2 9
China 5 1 1 0 3 5
Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australia 5 0 0 1 4 1

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Denmark beat Australia

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Denmark 1-9 in their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Emily Davis-Tope was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day France defeated Poland 3-1 and China beat Great Britain 4-1. After four rounds Australia have dropped to last place in the standings, twelve points behind table leaders Denmark. Australia take on China today in their final game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 1-9 Denmark (13:00, 11 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 4 4 0 0 0 12
France 4 4 0 0 0 12
Poland 4 2 0 0 2 6
China 4 1 0 0 3 3
Great Britain 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 0 0 0 4 0

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Great Britain 1-5 in their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Sara Sammons was named best Australian player of the game after recording the teams only goal. In other games of the day France defeated China 5-2 and Denmark beat Poland 3-1. After three rounds Australia remain fifth in the standings, nine points behind table leaders Denmark. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Denmark. The two teams last met just before the tournament in an exhibition game with Denmark winning 10-0.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 1-5 Great Britain (20:00, 9 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

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

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Poland beat Australia

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Poland 2-8 in their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Madison Poole was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day France defeated Great Britain 2-0 and Denmark beat China 10-0. After two rounds Australia have moved up to fifth in the standings, six points behind table leaders Denmark. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Tuesday where Australia take on Great Britain. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 Division I Qualification tournament where Australia lost 2-3.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 2-8 Poland (16:30, 7 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 2 2 0 0 0 6
Poland 2 2 0 0 0 6
France 2 2 0 0 0 6
Great Britain 2 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0
China 2 0 0 0 2 0