Australia women’s national ice hockey team

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 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 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 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 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

Australian Women win second exhibition game

The Australian women’s national team have won their second exhibition game of their training camp in Brno, Czech Republic, defeating the HLC Bulldogs Brno 9-2. The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Maribor, Slovenia begins on 31 March with Australia’s first game against Great Britain.

– Australia 9-2 HLC Bulldogs Brno (17:00, 27 March 2018, Brno)

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Australian Women defeat Brno Lvi Breclav

The Australian women’s national team have won their exhibition 13-1 against Brno Lvi Breclav. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Brno, Czech Republic before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Maribor, Slovenia which begins on 31 March.

– Australia 13-1 Brno Lvi Breclav (25 March 2018)

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Australian Women’s roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s national team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 31 March to 6 April in Maribor, Slovenia with Australia competing against Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, North Korea and Slovenia.

Australia finished last at the 2017 Division II Group A tournament and was initially set for relegation however a change to the Championship tournament halted all relegation for 2017 and 2018. The IIHF announced at the 2017 annual congress that they would expand the Championship tournament from eight to ten teams. To accommodate this change relegation was halted until 2019 across all levels of the World Championships.

Goaltenders
Ashleigh Brown (Brisbane Goannas)
Michelle Coonan (Lindenwood-Belleville)

Defence
Kelly Costa (Brisbane Goannas)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
– Sash-Marie Irvine
Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)
Rylie Padjen (Melbourne Ice)
Veronica Watson (Brisbane Goannas)

Forwards
Natalie Ayris (Adelaide Rush)
– Michelle Clark
Stephenie Cochrane (Sydney Sirens)
Sharnita Crompton (Sydney Sirens)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
– Rebecca Horrocks
Nicole Jones (Melbourne Ice)
Lucy Parrington
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko (Sydney Sirens)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Kristelle Vanderwolf (Sydney Sirens)

Staff
– Adrianna Cann
Jeff Helbren
– Alicia Kelly
Stuart Philps
Jaden Pine-Murphy
Don Reddish

2018 World Championship program announced

The locations and dates for the 2018 World Championship program have been announced with Ice Hockey Australia again entering a team in each category. A change to the Women’s World Championships which increased the number of teams in the top division has resulted in no relegation for 2018. As a result Australia will remain in the Division II Group A tournament.

Men’s (Division II Group A): Tilburg, Netherlands, 23-29 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Serbia, Belgium, Iceland and China.
Men’s U20 (Division III): Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-28 January 2018.
– Opponents: China, Iceland, New Zealand, Israel and Bulgaria.
Men’s U18 (Division II Group A): Tallinn, Estonia, 1-7 April 2018.
– Opponents: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea and Great Britain.
Women’s (Division II Group A): Bled, Slovenia, 7-13 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Great Britain, North Korea, Slovenia and Mexico.
Women’s U18 (Division I Group B): Krynica, Poland, 6-12 January 2018.
– Opponents: France, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and China.

2017 Women’s World Championships: Australia relegated

The Australian women’s national team have lost to Great Britain 3-5 in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Shona Powell was named best Australian player of the match and Amelia Matheson was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day North Korea defeated Slovenia 4-2 and South Korea beat the Netherlands 2-0. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B for 2018, while South Korea finished in first place and are promoted to Division I Group B.

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

  • Australia 3-5 Great Britain (21:00, 8 April 2017, Kwandong Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 15
Netherlands 4 4 0 0 1 12
Great Britain 5 2 0 1 2 7
North Korea 5 1 1 0 3 5
Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3