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.
The team captains have been announced for the Australian women’s team ahead of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament which begins on 2 April in Dumfries, Scotland.
The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of their 2018-19 season player awards. The Sydney Sirens picked up four of the six awards with the Melbourne picking up the remaining two. For more information see the league’s announcement.
The Australian women’s national team have lost their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to the Netherlands 1-3. Forward Sharna Godfrey was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Great Britain defeated Slovenia 8-2 and South Korea beat North Korea 3-0. At the end of the fourth round Australia has dropped to fifth place, trailing the leader South Korea by nine points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Saturday where Australia take on Great Britain in their final game of the tournament.
Round 4 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Melbourne Ice in both games at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, seven points clear of the second placed Ice. Next week the Adelaide Rush travel to Queensland to take on the Brisbane Goannas in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.
In other news the Sydney Sirens Sharna Godfrey has been named the seasons first Skaters Network Player of the Month. Heading into Round 4 Godfrey is the leading goal scorer and sits third for total points with eight goals and two assists.
The Australian women’s national team have won their second game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating New Zealand 12-1. Forward Sharna Godfrey was named best Australia player of the match. In other games of the day Mexico defeated Turkey 6-1 and Spain beat Iceland 3-2. After the end of the third round Australia is sitting in second place, trailing the leaders Spain by two points. The teams have a rest day today and return to the ice on Saturday with Australia taking on Spain today in their fourth game of the tournament.