Australia women's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ice Hockey Australia
General Manager Teresa Moriarty
Head coach Tamra Jones
Assistants Johanna Frankenberger
Team colors               
First international
 New Zealand 2 – 2 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 6 December 2013)
Biggest win
 Australia 10 – 0 Romania 
(San Sebastián, Spain; 29 January 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Poland 11 – 0 Australia 
(Radenthein, Austria; 7 January 2016)
IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
Appearances 2 (first in 2016)
Best result 1st – Div. I Gr. B Qual.
(21st overall, 2017)
International record (W–L–T)
7–12–1

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.[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] In August 2015 Australia competed in two games against the Denmark women's national under-18 ice hockey team as part of their 2015 Denmark Tour which also included a training camp that had begun on 25 July.[4] Australia lost the opening game 2-12 with Natalie Ayris and Madison Poole scoring the teams two goals.[4] In the second game of the tour Australia lost 1-9 with Emily Davis-Tope scoring the only goal on the third period buzzer.[5]

In January 2016 the team debuted at the IIHF World Women's U18 Championships where they played in the 2016 Division I Qualification tournament in Spittal an der Drau and Radenthein, Austria.[6] Australia was placed in Group B with Great Britain, Italy and Poland.[7] The team finished last in Group B's preliminary round after losing all three of their games and advanced to the seventh place classification game against Romania, who had finished last in Group A.[7] Australia defeated Romania following a shootout and finished the tournament in seventh place.[8][9] Kate Tihema was selected as best Australian player of the tournament.[10] The team started 2017 with a training camp in January in Copenhagen, Denmark ahead of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament.[11] During the training camp Australia took on the Danish women's under-18 team in two exhibition games where they lost 3–5 and 0–3.[11][12] The team then traveled to San Sebastián, Spain for the start of their World Championship tournament.[13] At the tournament Australia took on hosts Spain, Mexico and Romania in a single round robin schedule.[13] Australia won the tournament after winning all three of their games which including their largest international win on record, defeating Romania 10–0.[13] As a result of the tournament win Australia earned promotion to Division I Group B for the 2018 World Championships.[13] Goaltender Keesha Atkins was selected as best Australian player of the tournament.[14]

International competitions[edit]

Roster[edit]

For the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship Division I Group B Qualification[15]

# Name Pos S/G Age Club
10 Celestine Adams F R 16 Northern Ice Hockey Association
25 Keesha Atkins G L 18 Cockburn Hawks
18 Natalie Ayris F R 18 Adelaide Rush
6 Lara Azzopardi D L 16 Banff Bears
12 Ava Calabria F L 15 Sydney Sirens
2 Isobel Cantrill D R 17 Melbourne Flyers
19 Emily Davis-Tope D L 16 Melbourne Ice
3 Lindsey Kiliwnik F F 15 Brisbane Buccaneers
7 Nicole le Cren F R 17 Beijing Ice Hockey
16 Cleo Mayer F R 16 Liverpool Saints
23 Brittany Mendham F R 18 Ice Hockey ACT
1 Imogen Perry G R 17 Brisbane Goannas
8 Courtney Poole D R 18 Northern Ice Hockey Association
13 Madison Poole F R 17 Northern Ice Hockey Association
4 Madeleine Prescott F R 16 Canberra Pirates
9 Sara Sammons F R 16 Cockburn Hawks
14 Rebecca Smith-Birch F R 15 Cockburn Hawks
5 Emma Steele F R 18 Melbourne Ice Wolfs
11 Shiarna Tarasenko F R 16 Sydney Sirens
21 Chloe Walker D R 15 Sydney Sirens

Game record[edit]

Date Location Versus Result Score Comments Reference
6 December 2013 Dunedin, New Zealand New Zealand Draw 2-2 Exhibition
7 December 2013 Dunedin, New Zealand New Zealand Loss Exhibition
8 December 2013 Dunedin, New Zealand New Zealand Loss Exhibition
9 December 2013 Dunedin, New Zealand New Zealand Loss Exhibition
3 December 2014 Melbourne, Australia New Zealand Loss 0-3 Exhibition [16]
4 December 2014 Melbourne, Australia New Zealand Loss 1-2 Exhibition [17]
5 December 2014 Melbourne, Australia New Zealand Win 2-1 Exhibition [18]
6 December 2014 Melbourne, Australia New Zealand Win 8-1 Exhibition [19]
7 December 2014 Melbourne, Australia New Zealand Win 4-3 (OT) Exhibition [20]
2 August 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Loss 2-12 Exhibition [21]
3 August 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Loss 1-9 Exhibition [22]
7 January 2016 Radenthein, Austria Poland Loss 0-11 2016 World Championships [23]
8 January 2016 Radenthein, Austria Italy Loss 0-8 2016 World Championships [23]
10 January 2016 Radenthein, Austria Great Britain Loss 2-3 2016 World Championships [23]
11 January 2016 Radenthein, Austria Romania Win 7-6 (SO) 2016 World Championships [23]
21 January 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Loss 3-5 Exhibition [24]
21 January 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Loss 0-3 Exhibition [25]
26 January 2017 San Sebastian, Spain Spain Win 3-1 2017 World Championships [26]
28 January 2017 San Sebastian, Spain Mexico Win 5-0 2017 World Championships [26]
29 January 2017 San Sebastian, Spain Romania Win 10-0 2017 World Championships [26]

References[edit]

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  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 2014-12-25. 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 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Australian U18 Women lose opener of 2015 Denmark Tour". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2015-08-02. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Denmark defeats Australian U18 Women in second game of Denmark Tour". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2015-08-03. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  6. ^ "2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship Division I Qualification". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  7. ^ a b "Tournament Progress - Preliminary Round" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2016-01-10. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  8. ^ "Tournament Progress - Play-offs" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2016-01-11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Final Ranking" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2016-01-11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  10. ^ "Best Players of Each Team Selected by Coaches" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  11. ^ a b "Australian U18 Women lose exhibition game to Denmark". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2017-01-21. Archived from the original on 2017-01-21. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  12. ^ "Denmark defeat Australia U18 Women in second exhibition match". Ice Hockey News Australia. 2017-01-22. Archived from the original on 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  13. ^ a b c d "2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Champ. Div. I Gr. B Qual". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  14. ^ "Best Players of Each Team Selected by Coaches" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2017-01-29. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  15. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
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