Ice Hockey Australia have announced the that they will hold an Australian Men’s National Team selection game at the Medibank Icehouse on 20 September 2014. The game is being held as part of the preperations for the 2015 IIHF World Championships that will see Australia travel to Iceland in April next year to compete in th Division II Group A tournament against Belgium, Iceland, Romania, Serbia and Spain.
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
For more information see the IIHF website.