Australia women's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Australia
General Manager Ainslie Gardner
Head coach Tamra Jones
Assistants Jo Frankenberger
Team colors               
First international
 New Zealand 2–2 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 6 December 2013)
Biggest win
 Australia 8–1 New Zealand 
(Melbourne, Australia; 17 December 2014)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 5–1 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 9 December 2013)
International record (W–L–T)
3–5–1

The Australia women's national under-18 ice hockey team is the women's national under-18 ice hockey team of Australia. The team is controlled by Ice Hockey Australia, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

The Australia women's national under-18 ice hockey team was formed in 2012 in order to qualify and compete in the IIHF World Women's U18 Championships.[1] The team held its first training camp in September 2012 in Adelaide, South Australia and in January 2013 held another training camp in Brisbane, Queensland. Tamra Jones was named as the team's first head coach with Jo Frankenberger as her assistant. Following the two camps, 14 players and one goalie were included on the team roster.[1] The team played their first game on 6 December 2013 against the New Zealand women's national under-18 ice hockey team in Dunedin, New Zealand, tying 2-2.[2] It was part of a four game series being held in Dunedin between the two teams.[2] Australia went on to lose the remaining three games of the series, which included their largest recorded loss of 1-5 in the final game.[2] In December 2014 Australia hosted the New Zealand women's national under-18 ice hockey team for a five game series at the Medibank Icehouse in Melbourne.[3] The team won the series three games to two and were awarded the 2014 Trans-Tasman Cup.[3] They also recorded their largest international win in game four, defeating New Zealand 8-1.[3]

Team roster[edit]

Source[1]

Name Pos Date of Birth State
Bec Aldridge D 1998 South Australia
Meg Ayris F 1995 South Australia
Nat Ayris F 1998 South Australia
Jenelle Carson G 1998 Australia
Karly Coonan F 1998 South Australia
Christiarn Hall F 1998 New South Wales
Alex MacDonald F 1997 Queensland
Courtney Poole F 1999 Western Australia
Carol Riley D 1997 South Australia
Danni Roberts F 1995 Queensland
Tiffany Samain-Venning D 1996 Queensland
Anna Santilli F 1996 Queensland
Kate Tihema D 1998 South Australia
Sarah Turbach F 1996 Victoria
Kristelle Vanderwolff F 1996 Victoria

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National U18 Women's Program Media Release". Ice Hockey Australia. 2013-02-21. Archived from the original on 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "2013 New Zealand Women's Under 18 Development Team". New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation. 2013-12-12. Archived from the original on 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-12-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "Australia U18 Women win the International Series". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2014-12-18. Archived from the original on 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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