Natasha Farrier

2020 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Ukraine

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Ukraine 9-1 in their fourth game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Forward Natasha Farrier scored a hat-trick and three assists and was named best Australian player of the match, her second for the tournament. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Turkey 2-1 and Iceland beat Croatia 7-0. At the end of the fourth round Australia remain in first place, three points clear of Iceland and New Zealand. The teams have a rest day today and return tomorrow where Australia takes on New Zealand for their final game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 World Championships where Australia won 12-1.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Results
– Ukraine 1-9 Australia (13:00, 27 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Turkey 1-2 New Zealand (16:30, 27 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Croatia 0-7 Iceland (20:00, 27 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 4 4 0 0 0 12
Iceland 4 3 0 0 1 9
New Zealand 4 3 0 0 1 9
Turkey 4 0 1 0 3 2
Ukraine 4 0 0 2 2 2
Croatia 4 0 1 0 3 2

2020 Women’s World Championships: Australia beat Turkey

The Australian women’s national team have defeated Turkey 2-1 in their second game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament. Forward Natasha Farrier was named best Australian player of the match and the Sydney Sirens’ Sera Dogramaci was named best player of the game for Turkey. In other games of the day Croatia defeated Ukraine 2-1 in a shootout and Iceland beat New Zealand 4-1. At the end of the second round Australia have moved up into first place, three points clear of Iceland and New Zealand. The teams have a rest day today and return on Wednesday where Australia take on Croatia for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two team met was at the 2012 World Championships where Australia won 3-0.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Results
– Croatia 2-1 SO Ukraine (13:00, 24 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– Australia 2-1 Turkey (16:30, 24 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)
– New Zealand 1-4 Iceland (20:00, 24 February 2020, Akureyri Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Iceland 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 1 0 0 1 3
Turkey 2 0 1 0 1 2
Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 2
Croatia 2 0 1 0 1 2

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

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

Farrier named the AWIHL player of the month for November

Skaters Network have named the Adelaide Rush’s Natasha Farrier as the AWIHL player of the month for November. Farrier has recorded thirteen goals and nine assists in eight games since the season begun and currently leads the league in scoring. For more information see the announcement from Skaters Network.