Marnie Pullin

2019 U18 Women’s World Championship: Kazakhstan beat Australia

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost to Kazakhstan 1-5 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament. Forward Marnie Pullin was named the best Australian player of the match. At the end of the preliminary round Australia remain in second place in Group A, trailing Kazakhstan by three points. The competition now moves to the playoff phase with Australia taking on South Korea in the first semifinal.

– Australia 1-5 Kazakhstan (13:00, 13 January 2019, Pabellon de Hielo)

Other games:
– Chinese Taipei 2-6 South Korea (13:00, 15 January 2019)
– Mexico 0-3 Spain (20:00, 15 January 2019)

Further information:
Australia Women U18 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com (includes livestream details)

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-7th: Turkey – Mexico (13:00, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: South Korea – Australia (16:30, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Kazakhstan – Chinese Taipei (20:00, 16 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Winner of Placement 5th-7th – Spain (13:00, 18 January 2019)
– Bronze: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (16:30, 18 January 2019)
– Gold: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (20:00, 18 January 2019)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Turkey 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 3 3 0 0 0 9
Chinese Taipei 3 1 1 0 1 5
Spain 3 1 0 1 1 4
Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 AWIHL playoffs

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the Sydney Sirens 4-2 in the grand final. The Ice advanced to the final after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 5-1 in the semifinals while the Sirens progressed with a 7-4 win over the Adelaide Rush. The win gives the Ice their sixth title and first since 2016.

Following the final the league also handed out the player awards. The Sydney Sirens’ Stephenie Cochrane was named the Skaters Network Player of the Year and Erin Beaver won best defenceman. Best goaltender was awarded to Keesha Atkins of the Adelaide Rush and the Rush’s Ashley Pelkey was named best forward. The Melbourne Ice’s Marnie Pullin won the Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year and Jessica Pinkerton was the highest posts scorer.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Semifinals
– Adelaide Rush 4-7 Sydney Sirens (15:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 1-5 Melbourne Ice (17:30, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Third place game
– Brisbane Goannas 2-1 Adelaide Rush (14:30, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Melbourne Ice 4-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 18 March 2018