Lara Azzopardi

2018 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia relegated

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost 1-2 in overtime to China in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Defenceman Lara Azzopardi was named best Australian player of the game and forward Emily Davis-Tope was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Denmark defeated France 2-0 and Poland beat Great Britain 2-0. Australia finish the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division I Group B Qualification for 2019, while Denmark finish in first place and are promoted to Division I Group A.

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

– Australia 1-2 OT China (13:00, 12 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 5 5 0 0 0 15
France 5 4 0 0 1 12
Poland 5 3 0 0 2 9
China 5 1 1 0 3 5
Great Britain 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australia 5 0 0 1 4 1

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.

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