Australian women’s U18 national team

2020 U18 Women’s World Championships: Australia finish third

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost 3-4 to Chinese Taipei in their final game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. As a result Australia finish the tournament in third, improving on their fourth place finish in 2019. Forward Phoebe Roberts was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day the Netherlands defeated Kazakhstan 4-1. Chinese Taipei’s win over Australia means they finish the tournament at the top of the standings and are promoted to Division I Group B for 2021. Kazakhstan finishes in last place and is relegated to Division II Group B.

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

Results
– Australia 3-4 Chinese Taipei (15:30, 28 January 2020, Ice Sports Centre)
– Netherlands 4-1 Kazakhstan (19:00, 28 January 2020, Ice Sports Centre)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 0 0 8
Netherlands 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 0 1 0 2 2
Kazakhstan 3 0 0 2 1 2

2020 U18 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost 0-2 to the Netherlands in their second game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Matilda Pethrick was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day Chinese Taipei defeated Kazakhstan 4-3 in overtime. At the end of the second round Australia drop to third in the standings, while Chinese Taipei remains on top. The teams have a rest day today and return on Tuesday where Australia will take on Chinese Taipei in their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams at the World Championships was in 2019 where Australia lost 2-6. The two teams also played an exhibition game in the lead up to this tournament where Australia lost 3-5.

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

Results
– Netherlands 2-0 Australia (16:30, 26 January 2020, Ice Sports Centre)
– Kazakhstan 3-4 OT Chinese Taipei (20:00, 26 January 2020, Ice Sports Centre)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Chinese Taipei 2 1 1 0 0 5
Netherlands 2 1 0 0 1 3
Australia 2 0 1 0 1 2
Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 0 2

2020 U18 Women’s World Championships: Australia win opening game

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Kazakhstan 3-2 in overtime. Captain Lindsey Kiliwnik was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day Chinese Taipei upset top seed the Netherlands with a 2-1 win. At the end of the first round Australia sit second in the standings, one point behind Chinese Taipei. Australia take on the Netherlands today for their second game of the tournament. This will be the first time these two teams have met having previously always played at different levels of the World Championships.

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

Results
– Chinese Taipei 2-1 Netherlands (16:30, 25 January 2020, Ice Sports Centre)
– Kazakhstan 2-3 OT Australia (20:00, 25 January 2020, Ice Sports Centre)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 0 1 0 0 2
Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0 1
Netherlands 1 0 0 0 1 0

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 IJshockey Nederland YouTube account. 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

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

Australian women’s U18 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s under-18 team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 25 January to 28 January 2020 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with Australia competing against Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

Roster
#1 Taylah Pearson (G) (Brisbane Goannas)
#2 Ebony Brunt (A) (Sydney Sirens)
#3 Lindsey Kiliwnik (C)
#4 Imogene Alexander (New South Wales Bombers)
#5 Courtney Mahoney (Brisbane Goannas)
#6 Liana Njirich (Perth Inferno)
#7 Phoebe Roberts
#8 Matilda Pethrick
#10 Kyniska Hoy (Brisbane Goannas)
#11 Nikki Sharp (A) (Perth Inferno)
#12 Imogen MacMahon
#13 Samantha Brophy (Brisbane Goannas)
#14 Nikita Horvath (Canberra Pirates)
#16 Molly Lukowiak (Perth Inferno)
#17 Taylor Robitaille
#19 Chloe Charles (Brisbane Goannas)
#21 Niamh Gallacher (Melbourne Ice)
#22 Shania Chenoweth (Adelaide Rush)
#24 Sienna Nicholson (New South Wales Bombers)
#25 Olivia Last (G) (RoKi)

Staff
– Head coach: Tamra Jones
– Assistant coach: Remi Harvey
– Goaltender coach: Gabe Robledo
– Manager: Candice Mitchell
– Team leader: Mark Stephenson
– Medical officer: Olivia Pickard