Michelle Coonan

Adelaide Rush 2019-20 club awards

The Adelaide Rush announced their club awards yesterday for the 2019-20 AWIHL season.

– Most Valuable Player: Michelle Coonan
– Highest Points Scorer: Natasha Farrier – 28 points from 12 games
– Most Improved: Kaitlyn Malthaner
– President’s Award: Sara Wilkinson

2019-20 AWIHL player awards

Following the end of the 2020 AWIHL final the league announced their 2019-20 player awards. The Sydney Sirens picked up three of the six awards, the Adelaide Rush picked up two and the Brisbane Goannas one.

– Skaters Network Most Value Player: Natasha Farrier (Adelaide Rush)
– Best Forward: Kayla Nielsen (Sydney Sirens)
– Best Defence: Sarah Edney (Sydney Sirens)
– Best Goaltender: Michelle Coonan (Adelaide Rush)
– Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year: Courtney Mahoney (Brisbane Goannas)
– Highest Points Scorer: Kayla Nielsen (Sydney Sirens) – 31 points from 12 games

2019 Women’s Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian women’s national team have lost 1-2 to Great Britain in their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Spain beat Slovenia 4-3 in a shootout and Mexico defeated North Korea 4-2. After the first round Australia sit fifth on the standings while Mexico leads the competition. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia take on North Korea. The last time these two teams met was at the 2018 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where North Korea won 3-1.

– Australia 1-2 Great Britain (20:00, 2 April 2019, Ice Bowl)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Facebook page of the Australian Women’s Team

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Spain 1 0 1 0 0 2
Slovenia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
North Korea 1 0 0 0 1 0

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

2018 Women’s World Championships: Australia lose to the Netherlands

The Australian women’s national team have lost to the Netherlands in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match, her second of the tournament. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Mexico 5-0 and North Korea beat Slovenia 5-4. Australia drop to fifth in the standings, six points behind the leaders Great Britain. Australia take on North Korea today in their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 2-1.

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

– Australia 0-6 Netherlands (13:00, 3 April 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

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

2018 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian women’s national team have lost 1-5 to Great Britain in their opening game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated North Korea 5-2 and Slovenia beat Mexico 6-0. Slovenia lead the standings after the first round with Australia sitting in fifth place. Australia take on Mexico today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia lost 1-2 after a shootout.

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

– Australia 1-5 Great Britain (13:00, 31 March 2018, Ledna Dvorana). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
North Korea 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mexico 1 0 0 0 1 0

2017 Women’s World Championship: Australia defeat North Korea

The Australian women’s national team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating North Korea 2-1. Goaltender Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day the Netherlands defeated Great Britain 5-4 and South Korea beat Slovenia 5-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place trailing the leader South Korea on goal difference. Australia take on Slovenia today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Australia 2-1 North Korea (12:00, 2 April 2017, Gangneung Hockey Center). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 1 1 0 0 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
North Korea 1 0 0 0 1 0
Slovenia 1 0 0 0 1 0

Australian Women lose to Spain

The Australian women’s team have lost their opening game of the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II Group tournament, losing to Spain 1-4. Michelle Coonan was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated Mexico 2-1 following a shootout and Slovenia beat Belgium 13-2. After the opening game of the tournament Australia is sitting in fifth place, three points behind leaders Slovenia and Spain. Australia take on Iceland today in their second game of the tournament.

A live stream for the tournament is available at Passionmc.com (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the tournament page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Spain 4 – 1 Australia (20:30, 7 March 2015, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings after Round 1:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 0 1 0 0 2
Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 1
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0