National Teams

2020 U18 Women’s World Championship tournament to be livestreamed

The 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A will be livestreamed by via the tournaments Facebook page. Competition gets underway tomorrow morning with Chinese Taipei taking on the Netherlands at 02:30 AEDT with Australia playing the second game against Kazakhstan at 06:00 AEDT.

Schedule (all times in AEDT)
– Chinese Taipei – Netherlands (02:30, 26 January 2020)
– Kazakhstan – Australia (06:00, 26 January 2020)
– Netherlands – Australia (02:30, 27 January 2020)
– Kazakhstan – Chinese Taipei (06:00, 27 January 2020)
– Australia – Chinese Taipei (01:30, 29 January 2020)
– Netherlands – Kazakhstan (05:00, 29 January 2020)

Further information:
Livestream
World Championship page on IIHF.com

Australia U18 Women lose exhibition match to Chinese Taipei

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 3-5 to the Chinese Taipei women’s under-18 team. The game was held as part of the teams training before the start of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Eindhoven, the Netherlands which begins on 25 January. Australia will face Chinese Taipei again in their final game of the tournament on 28 January.

– Australia U18 Women 3-5 Chinese Taipei U18 Women (23 January 2020)

Further information:
World Championship page on IIHF.com

Netherlands Select defeat Australia U18 Women

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 0-6 to a Netherlands Selects team. The game was held as part of the teams training before the start of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Eindhoven, the Netherlands which begins on 25 January.

– Australia U18 Women 0-6 Netherlands Selects (22 January 2020)

Further information:
World Championship page on IIHF.com

2020 U20 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost to Iceland 1-4 in the gold medal game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. As a result Australia finish the tournament in second place for the second year in a row. Forward Yannic Lodge was named best Australian of the game. Sebastian Woodlands was named best goaltender of the tournament after posting the top save percentage of 90.32. In the other games of the day Turkey defeated Mexico 4-2 to finish third, Bulgaria beat New Zealand 6-1 for fifth and Chinese Taipei got an 5-4 overtime win over South Africa to come in seventh. Iceland’s win means they are promoted to Division II Group B for 2021, their first time back to Division II Group B since 2015.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Ice Hockey Australia Facebook page

Playoffs
Bronze: Turkey 4-2 Mexico (17:00, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
Gold: Iceland 4-1 Australia (20:30, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Placement round
7th place: South Africa 4-5 OT Chinese Taipei (10:00, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
5th place: Bulgaria 6-1 New Zealand (13:30, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Final standings
1. Iceland – promoted to Division II Group B
2. Australia
3. Turkey
4. Mexico
5. Bulgaria
6. New Zealand
7. Chinese Taipei
8. South Africa

2020 U20 World Championships: Australia win semifinal

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have defeated Mexico 8-3 in their semifinal of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Captain Kenshin Hayashi scored four goals and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated Turkey 5-2 in the second semifinal, while in the placement round Bulgaria beat Chinese Taipei 8-1 and New Zealand picked up a 2-1 win over South Africa. Australia and Iceland will now play for gold and promotion to Division II Group B. The last time these two teams met was at the 2019 World Championships where Australia lost 4-5 in overtime. In the other upcoming games Turkey and Mexico will playoff for bronze, Bulgaria and New Zealand compete for fifth and South Africa and Chinese Taipei play for seventh place.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Ice Hockey Australia Facebook page

Semifinals
– Australia 8-3 Mexico (17:00, 18 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Iceland 5-2 Turkey (20:30, 18 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

5th to 8th placement
– Bulgaria 8-1 Chinese Taipei (10:00, 18 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– South Africa 1-2 New Zealand (13:30, 18 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Hebron Academy defeat Australia U18 Women

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 3-6 to Hebron Academy’s Girls Varsity team. The game was held at Hebron Academy’s Robinson Arena and forms part of the teams training before the start of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Eindhoven, the Netherlands which begins on 25 January.

– Australia U18 Women 3-6 Hebron Academy Girls Varsity (16:00, 16 January 2020, Robinson Arena)

Further information:
Game summary from the Australian U18 women’s team
World Championship page on IIHF.com

2020 U20 World Championships: Australia defeat Turkey

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have defeated Turkey 3-2 in their third game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Defenceman Arthur Wang was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day South Africa defeated Chinese Taipei 5-3, Iceland beat New Zealand 10-1 and Mexico picked up a 5-2 win over Bulgaria. Australia finish the preliminary round at the top of the Group B standings and Iceland finishes at the top of Group A. Mexico pick up the final playoffs spot following their win against Bulgaria and join Australia, Iceland and Turkey in the semifinals. The remaining four teams move onto the 5th-8th placement round. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday where Australia take on Mexico in the semifinals.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Ice Hockey Australia Facebook page

Results
– South Africa 5-3 Chinese Taipei (10:00, 16 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– New Zealand 1-10 Iceland (13:30, 16 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Australia 3-2 Turkey (17:00, 16 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Mexico 5-2 Bulgaria (20:30, 14 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Iceland 3 3 0 0 0 9
Mexico 3 2 0 0 1 6
Bulgaria 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Mahoney wins silver, Lake and Sharp bronze

The final day of the 3-on-3 ice hockey tournaments at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games saw Australia pick up three medals. In the women’s tournament Courtney Mahoney‘s Team Black claimed silver after losing to Team Yellow in the gold medal game. Nikki Sharp‘s Team Blue won bronze after beating Team Brown in the third place match. In the men’s tournament Sai Lake‘s Team Brown also picked up the bronze medal after defeating Team Black in their third place game. Team Green went on to win the gold medal in the men’s tournament.

Further information:
Schedule and results
IIHF.com tournament page

Men’s results
Bronze: Team Brown (Lake) 6-5 Team Black (12:00, 15 January 2020)
Gold: Team Green 10-4 Team Red (13:30, 15 January 2020)

Women’s bronze medal game
Bronze: Team Blue (Sharp) 6-4 Team Brown (12:00, 15 January 2020)
Gold:Team Black (Mahoney) 1-6 Team Yellow (13:30, 15 January 2020)

2020 U20 World Championships: Australia shutout Chinese Taipei

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have defeated Chinese Taipei 5-0 in their second game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Goaltender Sebastian Woodlands stopped all 19 shots against him to record a shutout and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Turkey defeated South Africa 6-1, Iceland beat Mexico 5-2 and Bulgaria picked up a 3-2 win over New Zealand. After the second round Australia remain at the top of the Group B standings and Iceland moves into first in Group A. Australia, Iceland and Turkey have now all qualify for the playoffs with the fourth spot to be decided between Bulgaria and Mexico. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia take on Turkey for their final game of the preliminary round. The last time these two teams met was at the 2019 World Championships where Australia won 5-3.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Ice Hockey Australia Facebook page

Results
– Turkey 6-1 South Africa (10:00, 14 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Chinese Taipei 0-5 Australia (13:30, 14 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Iceland 5-2 Mexico (17:00, 14 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
– Bulgaria 3-2 New Zealand (20:30, 14 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Iceland 2 2 0 0 0 6
Mexico 2 1 0 0 1 3
Bulgaria 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Turkey 2 2 0 0 0 6
Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 0 2 0
South Africa 2 0 0 0 2 0

2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Day 5

Day 5 of the 3-on-3 ice hockey tournaments at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games saw the start of the playoffs. In the men’s tournament Sai Lake‘s Team Brown lost to Team Red in the semifinal and will now play for bronze against Team Black.

In the women’s tournament Courtney Mahoney‘s Team Black won their semifinal against Team Brown and advanced to the gold medal game. In the other semifinal Nikki Sharp‘s Team Blue lost to Team Yellow and will now play for bronze against Team Brown.

Further information:
Schedule and results
IIHF.com tournament page

Men’s semifinals
– Team Green 7-3 Team Black (12:00, 14 January 2020)
– Team Brown (Lake) 7-9 Team Red (13:30, 14 January 2020)

Women’s semifinals
– Team Black (Mahoney) 11-7 Team Brown (12:00, 14 January 2020)
– Team Blue (Sharp) 5-7 Team Yellow (13:30, 14 January 2020)