Ice Hockey Australia have announced the players who will represent Australia at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Australia have been allocated an additional four positions for the Individual Skills Challenge following the two that were awarded to Nikki Sharp and Riley Langille as the highest ranked Australian qualifiers. In the women’s competition Ebony Brunt, Molly Lukowiak and Courtney Mahoney all received a spot after finishing ranked 25th, 44th and 78th respectively in the Individual Skills Challenge qualifications. In the men’s competition Sai Lake received a spot after finishing 84th in qualifications. Andrew Brunt and Sandra Langille have been named as team officials for the Games.
Nikki Sharp and Riley Langille have both qualified for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games’ Individual Skills Challenge after posting the highest scores among Australia’s qualifiers. Sharp’s qualifying score was also highest in the world women’s ranking, while Langille ranked 34th in the men’s ranking. Australia currently has two allocated positions at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games but are hoping to be allocated more places based on time. In the women’s ranking Ebony Brunt, Molly Lukowiak and Courtney Mahoney ranked 25th, 44th and 78th respectively. In the men’s ranking Sai Lake came in at 84th.