National Teams

2019 Women’s Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian women’s national team have lost 1-2 to Great Britain in their opening game of the 2019 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 Spain beat Slovenia 4-3 in a shootout and Mexico defeated North Korea 4-2. After the first round Australia sit fifth on the standings while Mexico leads the competition. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia take on North Korea. The last time these two teams met was at the 2018 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where North Korea won 3-1.

– Australia 1-2 Great Britain (20:00, 2 April 2019, Ice Bowl)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Facebook page of the Australian Women’s Team

Standings

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

Australia beats Motor Ceske Budejovice

The Australian men’s national team have beaten Motor České Budějovice Junior* 4-2 in an exhibition game in the Czech Republic. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in České Budějovice, Czech Republic before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 9 April.

Australia 4-2 Motor České Budějovice Junior* (3 April 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

*Edit on 4 April, Australia played a junior team of Motor České Budějovice, not their senior team.

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Croatia and finish fifth

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 5-1 to Croatia in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day the China beat the Netherlands 3-2 and Serbia defeated Belgium 12-2. Australia finish the tournament in fifth place and will remain in Division II Group B for 2020. Serbia finishes the tournament in first place and gains promotion to Division II Group A, while Belgium finishes last and is relegated to Division III Group A.

– Australia 1-5 Croatia (13:00, 31 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 5 4 0 1 0 13
China 5 4 0 0 1 12
Netherlands 5 3 1 0 1 11
Croatia 5 2 0 0 3 6
Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 0

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia defeat Belgium

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have defeated Belgium 4-2 in their fourth game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day the Netherlands beat Croatia 3-2 and Serbia defeated China 6-1. After the end of fourth round Australia remain in fifth place on the standings while the Netherlands have moved up into first place. Australia take on Croatia today in their final match of the tournament. The two teams last met in 2008 at the World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Croatia won 6-1.

– Australia 4-2 Belgium (16:30, 30 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 4 3 1 0 0 11
Serbia 4 3 0 1 0 10
China 4 3 0 0 1 9
Croatia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Belgium 4 0 0 0 4 0

Australian Women lose second game to Czech Republic Women U18

The Australian women’s national team have lost 1-4 to the Czech Republic women’s national under-18 team in their second exhibition game in the Czech Republic. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Liberec, Czech Republic before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in Dumfries, Scotland which begins on 2 April.

– Australia Women 1-4 Czech Republic Women U18 (29 March 2019)

Further information:
Australian Women’s team Facebook page
Tournament page on IIHF.com

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to China

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 2-4 to China in their third game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day Croatia beat Belgium 7-2 and the Netherlands defeated Serbia 2-1 in overtime. After the end of third round Australia remain in fifth place on the standings while China has moved up into first place. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday where Australia will take on Belgium. The two teams last met in 2017 at the World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia won 5-1.

– Australia 2-4 China (13:00, 28 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Netherlands 3 2 1 0 0 8
Serbia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Croatia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0
Belgium 3 0 0 0 3 0

Australian Women lose to Czech Republic Women U18

The Australian women’s national team have lost 2-11 to the Czech Republic women’s national under-18 team in an exhibition game in the Czech Republic. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Liberec, Czech Republic before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in Dumfries, Scotland which begins on 2 April.

– Australia Women 2-11 Czech Republic Women U18 (27 March 2019)

Further information:
Australian Women’s team Facebook page
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Australian Women’s team captains

The team captains have been announced for the Australian women’s team ahead of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament which begins on 2 April in Dumfries, Scotland.

– Captain: Georgia Moore
– Alternate captain: Sharna Godfrey
– Alternate captain: Amelia Matheson

Further information:
Australian Women’s team Facebook page
Tournament page on IIHF.com

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day China beat Belgium 6-4 and Serbia defeated Croatia 4-1. After the end of second round Australia has moved up a place in the standings to fifth while Serbia continues to lead the competition. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia will take on China. The two teams last met in 2015 at the World Championship Division II Group B tournament where China won 8-1.

– Australia 1-2 Netherlands (16:30, 26 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 2 2 0 0 0 6
China 2 2 0 0 0 6
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 6
Belgium 2 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0
Croatia 2 0 0 0 2 0

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Serbia

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 4-8 to Serbia in their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day the Netherlands beat Belgium 4-2 and China defeated Croatia 4-1. After the first round Australia sit last on the standings while Serbia leads the competition. Australia take on the Netherlands today for their second game of the tournament.

– Australia 4-8 Serbia (20:30, 25 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 1 1 0 0 0 3
China 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0
Croatia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0