Kate Tihema

Australian women’s roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 23 February to 29 February in Akureyri, Iceland with Australia competing against Croatia, Iceland, New Zealand, Turkey and Ukraine.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Ashlie Aparicio (Melbourne Ice)
Natalie Ayris (Adelaide Rush)
Anna Badaoui (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Clark-Crumpton (Perth Inferno)
Stephenie Cochrane (Sydney Sirens)
Natasha Farrier (Adelaide Rush)
Tina Girdler (G) (Sydney Sirens)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
Jaimi Goonan (Brisbane Goannas)
Shona Green (Melbourne Ice)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
Eiland Kenyon (Sydney Sirens)
Olivia Last (G) (RoKi)
Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)
Georgia Moore (Melbourne Ice)
Rylie Padjen (Melbourne Ice)
Tess Reynolds (Adelaide Rush)
Dannielle Roberts (Brisbane Goannas)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)

Staff
– Head coach: Stuart Philps
– Assistant coach: Paul Graham
– Team leader: Don Reddish
– Team manager: Alicia Kelly
– Equipment manager: Jaden Pine-Murphy
– Physiotherapist: Shannon Spencer

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Slovenia

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Slovenia 4-2 in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Forward Kate Tihema was named best Australian player of the match and goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day North Korea defeated Mexico 3-2 and the Netherlands beat Great Britain 4-0. Australia finish the tournament in fourth place with six points. The Netherlands finish on top of the standings and are promoted to Division I Group B for 2019.

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

– Australia 4-2 Slovenia (20:00, 6 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 15
Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 12
North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 9
Australia 5 2 0 0 3 6
Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 0

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