Month: February 2020

2020 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Ukraine

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Ukraine 9-1 in their fourth game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Forward Natasha Farrier scored a hat-trick and three assists and was named best Australian player of the match, her second for the tournament. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Turkey 2-1 and Iceland beat Croatia 7-0. At the end of the fourth round Australia remain in first place, three points clear of Iceland and New Zealand. The teams have a rest day today and return tomorrow where Australia takes on New Zealand for their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 World Championships where Australia won 12-1.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Results
– Ukraine 1-9 Australia (13:00, 27 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Turkey 1-2 New Zealand (16:30, 27 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Croatia 0-7 Iceland (20:00, 27 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 4 4 0 0 0 12
Iceland 4 3 0 0 1 9
New Zealand 4 3 0 0 1 9
Turkey 4 0 1 0 3 2
Ukraine 4 0 0 2 2 2
Croatia 4 0 1 0 3 2

Brave appoint Philps as head coach

The CBR Brave have announced the signing of Stuart Philps to the position of head coach. Philps replaces Rob Starke whose resignation was announced on 24 February. Philps is the current head coach of the Australian women’s national team and has previously been an assistant coach with the Brave. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2020 ECSL draft

The East Coast Super League have completed their 2020 Draft with 20 players picked up across four teams. The Reach Rebels and Sydney Sting picked up five each, the Nudo Bombers picked up five and the Penrith Raptors three. For the results of the draft see the announcement from the league.

2020 Women’s World Championships: Australia shutout Croatia

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Croatia 15-0 in their third game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Forward Michelle Clark-Crumpton scored a hat-trick and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Ukraine 5-3 and Iceland beat Turkey 6-0. At the end of the third round Australia remain in first place, three points clear of Iceland and New Zealand. Australia takes on Ukraine today for their fourth game of the tournament. This will be the first time these two teams have met with Ukraine only entering the World Championships in 2019 at a lower level than Australia.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Results
– Australia 15-0 Croatia (13:00, 26 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– New Zealand 5-3 Ukraine (16:30, 26 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Iceland 6-0 Turkey (20:00, 26 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Iceland 3 2 0 0 1 6
New Zealand 3 2 0 0 1 6
Ukraine 3 0 0 2 1 2
Turkey 3 0 1 0 2 2
Croatia 3 0 1 0 2 2

CBR Brave announce new team management

The CBR Brave have announced some management changes ahead of the 2020 AIHL season. For more information see the article by the RiotACT’s Michael Djordjieski.

– Chief executive officer: Daniel Amodio
– Chairman of the Advisory Committee: Donn McMichael
– General manager (business operations): Sunny Singh
– General manager (hockey operations): Jordan Gavin

2020 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Turkey

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Turkey 2-1 in their second game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Forward Natasha Farrier was named best Australian player of the match and the Sydney Sirens’ Sera Dogramaci was named best player of the game for Turkey. In other games of the day Croatia defeated Ukraine 2-1 in a shootout and Iceland beat New Zealand 4-1. At the end of the second round Australia have moved up into first place, three points clear of Iceland and New Zealand. The teams have a rest day today and return on Wednesday where Australia take on Croatia for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two team met was at the 2012 World Championships where Australia won 3-0.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Results
– Croatia 2-1 SO Ukraine (13:00, 24 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Australia 2-1 Turkey (16:30, 24 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– New Zealand 1-4 Iceland (20:00, 24 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Iceland 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 1 0 0 1 3
Turkey 2 0 1 0 1 2
Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 2
Croatia 2 0 1 0 1 2

Malcolm replaces McFadden on Australian Women’s roster

Previously unannounced (or missed) but now that the tournament is underway it appears that the Perth Inferno’s Isla Malcolm has been added to the Australian women’s team roster for the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Malcolm comes into the roster as a replacement for Hollie McFadden who had been announced on their initial roster in December.

In Out
Isla Malcolm (Perth Inferno) Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

2020 Women’s World Championships: Australia win opener

The Australian women’s national team have won their opening game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Iceland 6-1. Forward Shona Green scored two goals and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Turkey defeated Ukraine 3-2 in overtime and New Zealand beat Croatia 11-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit second in the standings trailing New Zealand on goal difference. Australia take on Turkey today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two team met was at the 2016 World Championships where Australia won 12-0.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Results
– Ukraine 2-3 OT Turkey (13:00, 23 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– New Zealand 11-1 Croatia (16:30, 23 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Iceland 1-6 Australia (20:00, 23 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
New Zealand 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Turkey 1 0 1 0 0 2
Ukraine 1 0 0 1 0 1
Iceland 1 0 0 0 1 0
Croatia 1 0 0 0 1 0