National Teams

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 1-7 to Lithuania in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match and best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated South Korea 4-3 and Poland beat Estonia 4-3 in overtime. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B for 2019. Great Britain finish at the top of the standings ahead of Lithuania and gain promotion to Division I Group B for 2019.

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

– Australia 1-7 Lithuania (13:00, 7 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Lithuania 5 4 0 0 1 12
Poland 5 3 1 0 1 11
South Korea 5 2 0 0 3 6
Estonia 5 1 0 1 3 4
Australia 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Slovenia

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Slovenia 4-2 in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Kate Tihema was named best Australian player of the match and goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day North Korea defeated Mexico 3-2 and the Netherlands beat Great Britain 4-0. Australia finish the tournament in fourth place with six points. The Netherlands finish on top of the standings and are promoted to Division I Group B for 2019.

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

– Australia 4-2 Slovenia (20:00, 6 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 15
Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 12
North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 9
Australia 5 2 0 0 3 6
Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Poland

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 0-16 to Poland in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Jakob Doornbos was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Lithuania 3-2 and South Korea beat Estonia 4-3. Australia remain in last place on the standings, nine points behind the leaders Poland. Australia take on Lithuania today in their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2007 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 2-8.

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

– Australia 0-16 Poland (16:30, 6 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Poland 4 3 0 0 1 9
Great Britain 4 3 0 0 1 9
Lithuania 4 3 0 0 1 9
South Korea 4 2 0 0 2 6
Estonia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to North Korea

The Australian women’s national team have lost to North Korea in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Ashleigh Brown was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Mexico 7-0 and Great Britain beat Slovenia 4-1. Australia remain in fifth place in the standings, nine points behind the leaders of the Netherlands. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Friday where Australia take on Slovenia in their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia lost 0-3.

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

– Australia 1-3 North Korea (16:30, 4 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 4 4 0 0 0 12
Great Britain 4 4 0 0 0 12
North Korea 4 2 0 0 2 6
Slovenia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Mexico 4 0 0 0 4 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Estonia

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 0-8 to Estonia in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Kale Costa was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Poland defeated Great Britain 5-4 and Lithuania beat South Korea 2-1. At the end of round three Australia remain in last place on the standings, nine points behind the leaders Lithuania. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Friday where Australia take on the Poland. The game will be the first meeting between these two teams.

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

– Australia 0-8 Estonia (20:00, 4 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Lithuania 3 3 0 0 0 9
Poland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Estonia 3 1 0 0 2 3
South Korea 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian women’s national team have lost to the Netherlands in their third 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, her second of the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Mexico 5-0 and North Korea beat Slovenia 5-4. Australia drop to fifth in the standings, six points behind the leaders Great Britain. Australia take on North Korea today in their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 2-1.

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

– Australia 0-6 Netherlands (13:00, 3 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 3 3 0 0 0 9
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 9
North Korea 3 1 0 0 2 3
Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 2-9 to Great Britain in their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Alternate captain Michael Riley picked up one of the teams two goals and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Poland defeated South Korea 4-0 and Lithuania beat Estonia 7-0. At the end of round two Australia remain in last place on the standings, six points behind the leaders Great Britain. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Wednesday where Australia take on the Estonia. The last time these two teams met was at the 2012 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 4-7.

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

– Australia 2-9 Great Britain (16:30, 2 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Lithuania 2 2 0 0 0 6
Poland 2 1 0 0 1 3
South Korea 2 1 0 0 1 3
Estonia 2 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Mexico

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Mexico 4-1 in their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Captain Rylie Padjen scored two goals and was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated North Korea 3-1 and the Netherlands beat Slovenia 2-1. Australia move up to fourth in the standings, three points behind the leaders Great Britain. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Tuesday where Australia take on the Netherlands. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia lost 1-3.

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

– Australia 4-1 Mexico (16:30, 1 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 6
Slovenia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
North Korea 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mexico 2 0 0 0 2 0

2018 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to South Korea

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 1-4 to South Korea in their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Lithuania defeated Poland 4-3 and Great Britain beat Estonia 6-3. Great Britain lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in last place. Australia take on Great Britain today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2006 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 0-11.

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

– Australia 1-4 South Korea (13:00, 1 April 2018, Tondiraba Icehall). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Korea 1 1 0 0 0 3
Lithuania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Poland 1 0 0 0 1 0
Estonia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

2018 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Great Britain

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

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
North Korea 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mexico 1 0 0 0 1 0