Australia women's national ice hockey team

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Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Mighty Jill
Association Ice Hockey Australia
General Manager Emma Poynton
Head coach Lee Brown
Assistants John Botterill
Captain Shona Green
Most games Melissa Bibby (33)
Candice Mitchell (33)
Most points Stephanie Boxall (30)
IIHF code AUS
IIHF ranking 28 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 21 (2004)
Lowest IIHF ranking 28 (2014)
Team colors               
First international
 Netherlands 2–0 Australia 
(Hungary; 22 March 2000)
Biggest win
 Australia 18–1 South Africa 
(Sheffield, United Kingdom; 5 March 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 12–1 Australia 
(Vierumäki, Finland; 29 March 2008)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 10 (first in 2000)
Best result 20th (2004)
International record (W–L–T)
27–27–2

The Australian women's national ice hockey team represents Australia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Ice Hockey Australia. As of 2011, Australia has 313 female players.[1] Australia is ranked 25th out of 34 countries in the IIHF World Ranking.

History[edit]

In 2000 Australia first competed in the qualification tournament held for the right to participate in the 2001 Division I championships. Australia lost all three of their group matches and finished seventh out of eight after beating South Africa in the seventh place game.[2] The following year Australia again played in the qualification tournament in order to be promoted to Division I for the 2003 championships. Australia finished third in the group of five which saw Slovakia promoted to Division I for 2003.[2]

In 2003 the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) introduced a new format for the World Championships with the inclusion of second and third division. Australia was placed in the third division and gained promotion to the 2004 Division II tournament after winning four of their five games and finishing on top of the standings. The 2004 World Championships saw Australia relegated along with Great Britain from Division II to Division III for the 2005 tournament.[2]

At the 2005 World Championships Australia competed in Division III and narrowly avoided relegation to Division IV after finishing fifth out of six teams, beating only South Africa.[2] The next World Championship in 2007, Australia improved, again gaining promotion to Division II for the next years tournament.[3] Promotion to Division II however was again short as Australia finished last in the 2007 tournament and were relegated back to Division III.[4]

Roster[edit]

From the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship[5][6]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
6 Cockerell, ChristineChristine Cockerell D 6 April 1981 Australia Melbourne Ice
25 Coonan, MichelleMichelle Coonan G 12 August 1994 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
24 Crompton, SharnitaSharnita Crompton F 19 May 1994 Canada Ontario Hockey Academy
16 Dawson, OliviaOlivia Dawson F 25 November 1993 Australia Melbourne Ice
8 del Basso, AliviaAlivia del Basso F 14 September 1993 United States University of Minnesota Duluth
10 Green, ShonaShona Green (C) F 25 July 1986 Australia Melbourne Ice
2 Harvey, RemiRemi Harvey D 14 November 1994 Australia Sydney Sirens
22 Hocutt, TracyTracy Hocutt F 11 October 1974 Australia Brisbane Goannas
11 Lehmann, SariSari Lehmann (A) D 24 May 1993 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
12 Moore, GeorgiaGeorgia Moore F 8 April 1987 Canada Calgary Inferno
15 Newmark, StephanieStephanie Newmark D 17 October 1991 United States Plymouth State University
9 Padjen, RylieRylie Padjen (A) F 23 January 1988 Australia Melbourne Ice
3 Reynolds, TessTess Reynolds F 21 October 1990 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
13 Teed, EmilyEmily Teed F 27 February 1987 Australia Melbourne Ice
7 Teed, SarahSarah Teed D 30 April 1985 Australia Melbourne Ice
21 Tihema, KateKate Tihema F 29 May 1998 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
17 Venning, TiffanyTiffany Venning F 3 October 1996 Australia Brisbane Goannas
20 Walker, JodieJodie Walker G 12 February 1987 Australia Melbourne Ice

Olympic record[edit]

Australia ice hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World Championships record[edit]

  • 2000 – 23rd place
  • 2001 – 21st place
  • 2003 – 21st place (1st in Division III, Promoted to Division II)
  • 2004 – 20th place (5th in Division II, Demoted to Division III)
  • 2005 – 25th place (5th in Division III)
  • 2007 – 22nd place (1st in Division III, Promoted to Division II)
  • 2008 – 21st place (6th in Division II, Demoted to Division III)
  • 2011 – 21st place (2nd in Division III)
  • 2012 – 23rd place (3rd in Division IIA)
  • 2013 – 23rd place (3rd in Division IIA)
  • 2014 – 26th place (6th in Division IIA, Demoted to Division IIB)

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/australia.html
  2. ^ a b c d Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 215–223. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  3. ^ "2007 IIHF World Womens Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "2008 IIHF World Women's Championship Div. II". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Team Roster". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "AUS - GBR Line-ups". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 

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