Australia women’s national under-18 ice hockey team

Captains announced for Australian Women’s U18 team

The captains for the Australian women’s national under-18 team have been announced. Emily Davis-Tope has been named captain with Lara Azzopardi and Sara Sammons acting as alternate captains. The team will compete in the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament from 6 January to 12 January in Katowice, Poland.

Australian Women’s U18 roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s national under-18 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 6 January to 12 January in Katowice, Poland with Australia competing against China, Denmark, France, Great Britain and Poland.

Goaltenders
– Taylah Pearson
Imogen Perry

Skaters
Celestine Adams
Lara Azzopardi
– Anna Badaoui
Ava Calabria
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Clarke
Emily Davis-Tope
– Molly Graham
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Nicole Le Cren
Isla Malcolm
Cleo Mayer
Madison Poole
Marnie Pullin
Ebony Rama
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko
Chloe Walker

Reserves
– Emily Page
– Jodie Roberts
Rebecca Smith-Birch

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 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia promoted

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, defeating Romania 10-0. Forward Madison Poole was named best Australian player of the match and goaltender Keesha Atkins best Australian player of the tournament. In the other game of the day Spain defeated Mexico 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in first place and are promoted to Division I Group B for 2018.

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

– Australia 10-0 Romania (16:30, 29 January 2017, Palacio del Hielo Txuri Urdin). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Spain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Mexico 3 1 0 0 2 3
Romania 3 0 0 0 3 0

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.

Australian U18 Women defeat Romania to finish seventh

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Qualification tournament, defeating Romania 7-6 following a shootout. The result means Australia finishes the tournament in seventh place. Natalie Ayris was named best Australian player of the match and Kate Tihema was selected as best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day China beat Poland 5-2 to finish fifth, Kazakhstan defeated Great Britain 2-0 to finish in third place, and Austria defeated Italy 3-2 to finish first and gain promotion to the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women World Championship Division I tournament.

For more information see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Romania 6 – 7 SO Australia (11:45, 11 January 2016, Nockhalle). Game Card

Final ranking
1. Austria
2. Italy
3. Kazakhstan
4. Great Britain
5. China
6. Poland
7. Australia
8. Romania

Australian U18 Women lose final group match

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their third game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Qualification tournament, losing to Great Britain 2-3. Kate Tihema was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day China defeated Romania 9-3, Italy beat Poland 4-2 and Austria shutout Kazakhstan 5-0. Australia finishes last in Group B at the end of the preliminary round, nine points behind group winners Italy, while Group A was won by Austria. The teams now move into the playoff round with Australia taking on Romania for a seventh place classification.

For more information see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Great Britain 3 – 2 Australia (11:45, 10 January 2016, Nockhalle). Game Card

Group A standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Austria 3 3 0 0 0 9
Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 6
China 3 1 0 0 2 3
Romania 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group B standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Italy 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Poland 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0