The Australian women’s national team have lost 1-5 to Great Britain in their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated North Korea 5-2 and Slovenia beat Mexico 6-0. Slovenia lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in fifth place. Australia take on Mexico today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 1-2 after a shootout.
For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.
– Australia 1-5 Great Britain (13:00, 31 March 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card