Australia

Croatia defeat Australia U20

The Australian men’s under-20 team have lost their second game of the 2015 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Croatia 2-4. Casey Kubara was named the best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Iceland 6-2 and Spain beat Serbia 7-0. After round two of the tournament Australia remains in fourth place with only a single point and are now five points behind the leaders Spain and Croatia. The teams will return to competition of Tuesday following todays rest day.

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  • Croatia 4 – 2 Australia (13:00, 14 December 2014, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings after Round 2:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Croatia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Belgium 2 1 1 0 0 5
Australia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Iceland 2 0 0 0 2 0
Serbia 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australia Men Cruise Past Belgium

The Australian Men’s team have won their first game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Belgium 7-1. Lliam Webster was named best Australian player of the game. With the win Australia move off the bottom of the standings into third place and are currently trailing leaders Estonia by seven points. The team comes up against fifth placed Serbia in their final game tonight. In other games of the day Estonia destroyed Israel 16-3 and Iceland defeated Serbia 4-3 in a shootout.

  • Australia 7 – 1 Belgium (13:00, 14 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Iceland Defeat the Australian Men in Overtime

The Australian Men’s team have lost their third game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Iceland 2-3 in overtime. Mitchell Humphries was named best Australian player of the game. After three games Australia is still sitting in last place with two points and are now trailing tournament leaders Estonia by seven points. Game four will see Australia take on Belgium who are currently sitting in third place. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Israel in overtime and Estonia beat Serbia 5-2.

  • Iceland 3 – 2 Australia (16:30, 12 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Australian Women are Relegated to Division II Group B

The Australian Women’s team have lost their final game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to South Korea 1-2. Sari Lehmann was named best Australian player of the game and Shona Green was selected by the coaches as best Australian player of the tournament. Following the loss Australia finished the tournament in last place, one point off fifth place New Zealand. The team is now relegated to Division II Group B for the 2015 IIHF World Championships, while hosts Italy finished the tournament in first place and earned promotion to Division I Group B. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Poland 4-3 and Italy beat Great Britain 1-0 in a shootout.

  • Australia 1 – 2 South Korea (13:15, 12 April 2014, PalaOdegar, Asiago). Game Card

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Australia Men Loses to Estonia

The Australian Men’s team have lost their second game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Estonia 1-5. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was awarded best Australian player of the game after saving 49 of 54 shots on goals. After the loss Australia drops to last in the standings and is five points off Estonia which leads the tournament with six points. The team now takes a days break before coming up against Iceland on Saturday. In other games of the day Iceland defeated Belgium 6-3 and Serbia beat Israel 10-6.

  • Estonia 5 – 1 Australia (13:00, 10 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Poland Defeat Australian Women

The Australian Women’s team have lost their fourth game of the 2014 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Poland 5-7. Alivia Del Basso was named best Australian player of the game. Australia remain in fifth place after four games and are now trailing tournament leaders Italy by nine points. The team has their second break day before coming up against South Korea in their final game of the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated South Korea 3-1 and Italy shutout New Zealand 5-0.

  • Poland 7 – 5 Australia (19:15, 10 April 2014, PalaOdegar, Asiago). Game Card

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Australian Men Lose to Israel in Tournament Opener

The Australian Men’s team have lost their opening game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Israel 4-3 in overtime. Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the game. After game one Australia is sitting in fourth place in the standings with one point, two points off tournament leader Belgium. Australia now play second place Estonia tonight in their second game of the tournament. In other games of the day Estonia defeated Iceland 4-1 and Belgium beat hosts Serbia 8-3.

  • Israel 4 – 3 OT Australia (16:30, 9 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Australian Women Defeat New Zealand

The Australian Women’s team have won their third game of the 2014 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, beating New Zealand 3-2. Georgia Moore was named best Australian player of the game. With their first win of the tournament Australia move up to fifth place in the standings, two points ahead of New Zealand and trail tournament hosts Italy by six. Australia now take on fourth place Poland in their next game of the tournament. In the other games of the day Poland defeated Great Britain 4-1 and Italy beat South Korea 3-1.

  • Australia 3 – 2 New Zealand (16:45, 9 April 2014, PalaOdegar, Asiago). Game Card

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Italy Defeat the Australian Women in Game 2

The Australian Women’s team have lost their second game of the 2014 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament losing to Italy 2-6. Goaltender Jodie Walker was named best Australian player for the game. Australia who again suffered the largest defeat of the day remain last in the standings with zero points. The team now takes a days break before returning on Wednesday to take on New Zealand who are currently sitting in fourth spot with one point. In other games of the day South Korea was again forced into a shootout, defeating Poland 3-2 and Great Britain defeated New Zealand 2-0.

  • Italy 6 – 2 Australia (20:30, 7 April 2014, PalaOdegar, Asiago). Game Card

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Australian Women Lose to Great Britain

The Australian Women’s team have lost their opening game of the 2014 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament going down to Great Britain 2-6. Shona Green was named best Australian player of the game. After suffering the largest loss of the day Australia was placed last in the standings, equal on points with Poland. Australia now face the hosts Italy in their second game of the tournament. In other games of the day South Korea defeated New Zealand 2-1 after a shootout and Italy beat Poland 5-2.

  • Australia 2 – 6 Great Britain (16:45, 6 April 2014, PalaOdegar, Asiago). Game Card

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