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
Shanley Peters
Captain Shona Green
Most games Melissa Bibby (33)
Candice Mitchell (33)
Most points Stephanie Boxall (30)
IIHF code AUS
IIHF ranking 29 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 21 (2004)
Lowest IIHF ranking 29 (2015)
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)
29–30–2

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]

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)
  • 2015 – 31st place (5th in Division IIB)

Roster[edit]

From the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II Group B[5][6]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
18 Ayris, NatalieNatalie Ayris D 18 May 1999 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
13 Botterill, TaylorTaylor Botterill F 2 September 1992 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
5 Carson, GeorgiaGeorgia Carson D 23 December 1991 Australia Melbourne Ice
6 Cockerell, ChristineChristine Cockerell D 6 April 1981 Australia Melbourne Ice
25 Coonan, MichelleMichelle Coonan G 12 August 1994 Australia Melbourne Ice
24 Crompton, SharnitaSharnita Crompton (A) F 19 May 1994 Australia Sydney Sirens
7 Giblin, GeorgiaGeorgia Giblin F 23 May 1985 Australia Brisbane Goannas
10 Green, ShonaShona Green (C) F 25 July 1986 Australia Melbourne Ice
8 Harris, KellyKelly Harris F 17 December 1989 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
2 Harvey, RemiRemi Harvey D 14 November 1994 Australia Sydney Sirens
22 Hocutt, TracyTracy Hocutt F 11 October 1974 Australia Brisbane Goannas
14 Lim, AndreaAndrea Lim F 5 March 1989 Australia Sydney Sirens
9 McOnie, KatherineKatherine McOnie F 30 August 1984 Australia Sydney Sirens
12 Moore, GeorgiaGeorgia Moore (A) F 8 April 1987 Canada Calgary Hurricanes
15 Newmark, StephanieStephanie Newmark D 17 October 1991 United States Assabet Valley
19 Parkyn, BrittanyBrittany Parkyn F 9 September 1988 Australia Brisbane Goannas
20 Phillis, JoanJoan Phillis G 18 September 1981 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
16 Poole, CourtneyCourtney Poole F 30 May 1999 Australia Brisbane Goannas
3 Reynolds, TessTess Reynolds F 21 October 1990 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
21 Tihema, KateKate Tihema F 29 May 1998 Australia Adelaide Adrenaline
17 Venning, TiffanyTiffany Venning F 3 October 1996 Australia Brisbane Goannas

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" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "ESP - AUS Line-ups" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 

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