National Teams

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia beat Mexico

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, defeating Mexico 5-0. Forward Natalie Ayris was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day Spain defeated Romania 9-4. As a result of their win and Spain’s defeat of Romania Australia wins the tournament with a game in hand and is promoted to Division I Group B for 2018. Australia take on Romania today in their final game of the tournament.

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

– Australia 5-0 Mexico (16:30, 28 January 2017, Palacio del Hielo Txuri Urdin). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Spain 2 1 0 0 1 3
Mexico 2 1 0 0 1 3
Romania 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 U18 Women’s World Championships: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, defeating Spain 3-1. Defenceman Lara Azzopardi was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day Mexico defeated Romania 8-1. Australia currently sit second in the standings, trailing Mexico on goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday with Australia taking on Mexico.

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

– Spain 1-3 Australia (20:00, 26 January 2017, Palacio del Hielo Txuri Urdin). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Romania 1 0 0 0 1 0

Denmark defeat Australian U18 Women in second exhibition match

The Australian women’s under-18 team have lost to the Danish women’s under-18 team 0-3 in their second exhibition game in Denmark. The team is currently in Denmark on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament in San Sebastian, Spain which begins on 26 January. At the tournament Australia will take on Mexico, Romania and hosts Spain.

Australian U18 Women lose exhibition game to Denmark

The Australian women’s under-18 team have lost to the Danish women’s under-18 team 3-5 in their first exhibition game at the Ørestad Skøjtehal in Denmark. The team is currently in Denmark on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament in San Sebastian, Spain which begins on 26 January. At the tournament Australia will take on Mexico, Romania and hosts Spain.

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Belgium 1-5. Forward Lynden Lodge was named best Australian player of the match, his second for the competition, and goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Mexico 7-4 and South Korea beat Spain 5-3. Australia finishes the tournament in last place and as a result are relegated to Division III for the 2018 World Championships. South Korea, who won the tournament, are promoted to Division II Group A for 2018.

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

  • Belgium 5-1 Australia (16:30, 13 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 5 4 1 0 0 14
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 10
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 6
Mexico 5 0 1 0 4 2
Australia 5 0 0 1 4 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Serbia

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Serbia 0-6. Forward Ethan Cornford was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day South Korea defeated Mexico 12-0 and Spain beat Belgium 6-3. After the end of the fourth round Australia remain in last place on the standings, eleven points behind the leaders Spain. The teams have a rest day today and return on Friday with Australia taking on Belgium in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 0-6 Serbia (13:00, 11 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 4 4 0 0 0 12
South Korea 4 3 1 0 0 11
Serbia 4 2 0 1 1 7
Belgium 4 1 0 0 3 3
Mexico 4 0 1 0 3 2
Australia 4 0 0 1 3 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to South Korea

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to South Korea 1-4. Forward Lynden Lodge was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Belgium 6-1 and Spain beat Mexico 10-0. After the end of the third round Australia remain in last place on the standings, eight points behind the leaders Spain. Australia take on Serbia today in their fourth game of the tournament.

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

  • South Korea 4-1 Australia (13:00, 10 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 3 3 0 0 0 9
South Korea 3 2 1 0 0 8
Serbia 3 1 0 1 1 4
Belgium 3 1 0 0 2 3
Mexico 3 0 1 0 2 2
Australia 3 0 0 1 2 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose in overtime to Mexico

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Mexico 5-6 in overtime. Goaltender Alex Tetreault was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day South Korea defeated Belgium 3-1 and Spain beat Serbia 4-2. After the end of the second round Australia remain in last place on the standings, five points behind the leaders Spain. The teams have a rest day today and return on Tuesday with Australia taking on South Korea.

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

  • Australia 5 – 6 OT Mexico (16:30, 8 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
South Korea 2 1 1 0 0 5
Belgium 2 1 0 0 1 3
Mexico 2 0 1 0 1 2
Serbia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Australia 2 0 0 1 1 1

2017 U20 World Championships: Australia lose opener to Spain

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, going down to Spain 2-15. Forward Brendan Kong was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Mexico 5-3 and South Korea beat Serbia 3-2 following a shootout. After the end of the first round Australia sit in last place on the standings, three points behind the leaders Spain. Australia take on Mexico today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 2 – 15 Spain (20:00, 7 January 2017, Pista De Hielo Lobete). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 0 3
South Korea 1 0 1 0 0 2
Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Mexico 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women’s team raising money by selling gold pucks

The Australian Women’s team is currently selling a gold puck to help raise funds for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament which starts on 2 April in Gangneung, South Korea. Each puck is being sold for $20 each or $25 for a puck and perspex box.

For more information see the teams Facebook page.

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