2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B

Australian Women win Division II Group B

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Iceland 3-2 in their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, finishing first in the tournament standings and earn promotion to Division II Group A for 2017. Sari Lehmann was named best Australian player of the match and Alivia Del Basso was named best Australian player of the tournament, selected as the best forward and was the tournaments top scorer with 19 points. In other games of the day Mexico defeated New Zealand 5-2 and Spain beat Turkey 8-1. Turkey who finished the tournament in last place is relegated to the Division II Group B Qualification tournament for 2017.

See also: National Women’s Team strike gold in Spain by IHA.org.au

For more information on the tournament including game times and livestreaming details see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 3 – 2 Iceland (16:30, 6 March 2016, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 0 1 0 13
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 9
Mexico 5 2 1 0 2 8
New Zealand 5 1 0 0 4 3
Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 0

Australian women beat Spain for third straight win

The Australian women’s national team have won their third game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Spain 4-1. Captain Rylie Padjen was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated Mexico 2-0 and New Zealand beat Turkey 7-4. Following their third straight win Australia moved to the top of the standings, one point clear of Spain and Iceland. Australia take on Iceland today in their final game of the tournament with only a win in extra time required to win the tournament and gain promotion to Division II Group A.

For more information on the tournament including game times and livestreaming details see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 4 – 1 Spain (20:00, 5 March 2016, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 4 3 0 1 0 10
Spain 4 3 0 0 1 9
Iceland 4 3 0 0 1 9
Mexico 4 1 1 0 2 5
New Zealand 4 1 0 0 3 3
Turkey 4 0 0 0 4 0

Australian Women defeat New Zealand

The Australian women’s national team have won their second game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating New Zealand 12-1. Forward Sharna Godfrey was named best Australia player of the match. In other games of the day Mexico defeated Turkey 6-1 and Spain beat Iceland 3-2. After the end of the third round Australia is sitting in second place, trailing the leaders Spain by two points. The teams have a rest day today and return to the ice on Saturday with Australia taking on Spain today in their fourth game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament including game times and livestreaming details see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 12 – 1 New Zealand (13:00, 3 March 2016, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 3 3 0 0 0 9
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Iceland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Mexico 3 1 1 0 1 5
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0
Turkey 3 0 0 0 3 0

Australian Women shutout Turkey

The Australian women’s national team have won their first game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Turkey 12-0. Forward Alivia Del Basso was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated New Zealand 8-2 and Spain beat Mexico 3-0. After the end of the second round Australia is sitting in third place, trailing the leaders Spain by two points. The teams now have a rest day today and return to the ice on Thursday with Australia taking on New Zealand in their third game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament including game times and livestreaming details see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 12 – 0 Turkey (13:00, 1 March 2016, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Iceland 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 1 0 4
Mexico 2 0 1 0 1 2
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0
Turkey 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australian Women lose opener to Mexico

The Australian women’s national team have lost their opening game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Mexico 1-2 following a shootout. Forward Shona Powell was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated Turkey 7-2 and Spain beat New Zealand 11-1. After the end of the first round Australia is sitting in fourth place, trailing the leaders Spain by two points. Australia take on Turkey today in their second game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament including game times and livestreaming details see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Mexico 2 – 1 SO Australia (16:30, 29 February 2016, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Mexico 1 0 1 0 0 2
Australia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Turkey 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women lose exhibition game against Spain

The Australian women’s national team have lost their exhibition game in Jaca 3-6 against the Spanish women’s national team. The team arrived in Jaca, Spain yesterday ahead of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament which begins on 29 February. Prior to their arrival in Jaca the Australian team had been on a training camp in Prague, Czech Republic. Following the end of the exhibition game the two teams took part in a shootout which Spain won 4-2.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

– Australia Women 3 – 6 Spain Women (27 February 2016)

Women’s Division II Group B tournament to be live streamed

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament gets underway on 29 February with Australia taking on Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and Turkey. The event will be live streamed by Pasión Media Comunicación for those interested in staying up and watching the games.

– Direct link: Live stream at Pasionmc.com
– IIHF embedded link: Live stream at IIHF.com

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

Australia’s game times:
– Australia v Mexico (23:30 AWST 29/02, 02:30 AEDT 01/03)
– Australia v Turkey (20:00 AWST 01/02, 23:00 AEDT 01/03)
– Australia v New Zealand (20:00 AWST 03/03, 23:00 AEDT 03/03)
– Australia v Spain (03:00 AWST 06/03, 06:00 AEDT 06/03)
– Australia v Iceland (23:30 AWST 06/03, 02:30 AEDT 06/03)

Australian Women defeat Czech Women’s League Selects

The Australian women’s national team have won their exhibition game 4-3 following a shootout against a select team from the Czech Republic Women’s Ice Hockey League. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Prague, Czech Republic before the start of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Jaca, Spain which begins on 29 February. The game winning goal was scored by Kristelle Vanderwolf.

For more information on the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

– Australia Women 4 – 3 SO Czech Women’s League Selects (23 January 2016, Pribram Rink)

Australian women’s team announced for 2016 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have announced the Australian Women’s national team roster for the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships. Australia will compete in the Division II Group B tournament in Jaca, Spain from 29 February to 6 March 2016. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Ankara, Turkey but was moved to Jaca following safety concerns.

For more information see the article from the IHA or for the full tournament schedule see the IIHF tournament page.

Players:
Alivia Del Basso
Christine Cockerell
Michelle Coonan
– Kelly Costa
Sharnita Crompton
– Sharna Godfrey
Remi Harvey
Sari Lehmann
Kath McOnie
Stephanie Newmark
Georgia Moor
Rylie Padjen
– Lucy Parrington
Courtney Poole
– Madison poole
– Shona Powell
Tess Reynolds
Kate Tihema
– Claudia Tom
– Kristelle Vanderwolf

Staff:
– Head Coach: Lindsay McAlpine
– Assistant Coach: Stuart Philps
– Assistant Coach: Jo Frankenberger
– Team Manager: Emma Poynton
– Chef de Mission: Don Reddish
– Team Physiotherapist: Adrianna Cann

Australian Women rejoin World Championships following location change

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced that the upcoming 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B will be moved from Ankara, Turkey to Spain following an agreement by the six original countries scheduled to compete. Ice Hockey Australia had earlier withdrawn the Women’s team from the tournament over safety concerns however they will now field a team following the change of location. The decision to rejoin the World Championships also means that the planned Tour of Canada has now been cancelled. Dates and a host city for the re-scheduled tournament have yet to be confirmed by the IIHF.

For more information see the article by Todays Zaman.