Sara Sammons

2018 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian Women’s national under-18 team have lost to Great Britain 1-5 in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. Forward Sara Sammons was named best Australian player of the game after recording the teams only goal. In other games of the day France defeated China 5-2 and Denmark beat Poland 3-1. After three rounds Australia remain fifth in the standings, nine points behind table leaders Denmark. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Denmark. The two teams last met just before the tournament in an exhibition game with Denmark winning 10-0.

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

– Australia 1-5 Great Britain (20:00, 9 January 2018, Satelite Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 9
France 3 3 0 0 0 9
Poland 3 2 0 0 1 6
Great Britain 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0
China 3 0 0 0 3 0

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.

Australian U18 Women lose opener to Poland

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost their opening game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Qualification tournament, losing to Poland 0-11. Forward Sara Sammons was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Kazakhstan beat China 5-2, Italy defeated Great Britain 3-1 and Austria shutout Romania 12-0. After the end of the first round Australia is sitting last in Group B, trailing leaders Poland by three points, while Austria lead Group A. Australia take on Italy today in their second game of the tournament.

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

  • Poland 11 – 0 Australia (11:45, 7 January 2016, Nockhalle). Game Card

Group A standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Austria 1 1 0 0 0 3
Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 0 3
China 1 0 0 0 1 0
Romania 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group B standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Poland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Italy 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia 1 0 0 0 1 0