Australia women’s national ice hockey team

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

2017 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian women’s national team have lost their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to the Netherlands 1-3. Forward Sharna Godfrey was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Slovenia 8-2 and South Korea beat North Korea 3-0. At the end of the fourth round Australia has dropped to fifth place, trailing the leader South Korea by nine points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Saturday where Australia take on Great Britain in their final game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 1-3 Netherlands (21:00, 6 April 2017, Kwandong Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

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

2017 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to South Korea

The Australian women’s national team have lost their third game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to South Korea 1-8. Forward Amelia Matheson was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Slovenia 5-1 and North Korea beat Great Britain 3-2 in overtime. At the end of the third round Australia remain in fourth place, trailing the leader South Korea by six points. Australia take on the Netherlands today in their fourth game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 1-8 South Korea (21:00, 5 April 2017, Kwandong Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 3 3 0 0 0 9
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 9
Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 1 0 0 2 3
North Korea 3 0 1 0 2 2
Great Britain 3 0 0 1 2 1

2017 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Slovenia

The Australian women’s national team have lost their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Slovenia 0-3. Forward Kristelle van der Wolf was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated North Korea 4-2 and South Korea beat Great Britain 3-1. At the end of the second round Australia have dropped to fourth place, trailing the leader South Korea by three points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Wednesday where Australia take on South Korea.

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

  • Australia 0-3 Slovenia (21:00, 3 April 2017, Gangneung Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 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
Great Britain 2 0 0 0 2 0
North Korea 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 Women’s World Championship: Australia defeat North Korea

The Australian women’s national team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating North Korea 2-1. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Great Britain 5-4 and South Korea beat Slovenia 5-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place trailing the leader South Korea on goal difference. Australia take on Slovenia today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 2-1 North Korea (12:00, 2 April 2017, Gangneung Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
North Korea 1 0 0 0 1 0
Slovenia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women defeat All Sapporo Ice Hockey

The Australian women’s team have defeated the All Sapporo Ice Hockey Series team 4-1 in an exhibition game yesterday in Japan. The team had a two goal lead at the end of the first and increased it to three during the second period. Both teams recorded a goal each in the third period with the game finishing 4-1. The Australian’s are currently in Japan on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Gangneung, South Korea which begins on 2 April. The two teams will face-off again today at 21:30.

Australian Women’s roster released for 2017 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian women’s national team roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 2 to 8 April in Gangneung, South Korea with Australia competing against Great Britain, the Netherlands, North Korea, Slovenia and South Korea. For more information see the announcement by Kayla Franchesca. Prior to the start of the tournament the team will take part in a five day training camp in Sapporo, Japan.

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

Forwards:
Natalie Ayris (Adelaide Rush)
Sharnita Crompton (Sydney Sirens)
Emily Davis-Tope (Melbourne Ice)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
Kath McOnie (Sydney Sirens)
Madison Poole (Western Australia)
Shona Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Kristelle Van Der Wolf (Melbourne Ice)

Defenceman:
Georgia Carson (Melbourne Ice)
Kelly Costa (Brisbane Goannas)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
Sari Lehmann (Adelaide Rush)
Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
Stephanie Newmark (Wilkes University)
Rylie Padjen (Melbourne Ice)
Courtney Poole (Western Australia)

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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