New Zealand women's national ice hockey team

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New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Ice Fernz
Association New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Karen Greenwood
Head coach Ulf Hall
Assistants Jonathan Albright
Kjell Snibb
Captain Helen Murray
Most games Sheree Haslemore (17)
Michelle Cox (17)
Top scorer Sheree Haslemore (14)
Most points Sheree Haslemore (30)
IIHF code NZL
IIHF ranking 29 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 25 (first in 2012)
Lowest IIHF ranking 30 (2010)
Team colors          
First international
 New Zealand 3–0 Romania 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 1 April 2005)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 19–0 Turkey 
(Miercurea Ciuc, Romania; 29 March 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 12–1 New Zealand 
(Jaca, Spain; 3 March 2016)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 6 (first in 2005)
Best result 24th (2012, 2013)
International record (W–L–T)
17–21–4

The New Zealand women's national ice hockey team, nicknamed the Ice Fernz, represents New Zealand at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation. As of 2011, New Zealand has 110 female players.[1] The New Zealand women's national team is ranked 25th in the world. The Ice Fernz name is one of many national team nicknames (indirectly) related to the All Blacks and/or the New Zealand silver tree fern.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

New Zealand hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World Championship[edit]

The New Zealand women team participates in the world championship since 2005. At its first three participations of world championship, the New Zealanders finished every time the second or the third place of the division IV.

  • 2005 – Finished in 29th place (2nd in Division IV)
  • 2007 – Finished in 29th place (3rd in Division IV)
  • 2008 – Finished in 28th place (2nd in Division IV)
  • 2009 – Division IV cancelled[2]
  • 2011 – Finished in 26th place (1st in Division IV, Promoted to Division III).
  • 2012 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division IIA)
  • 2013 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Division IIA)
  • 2014 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division IIA)
  • 2015 – Finished in 26th place (6th in Division IIA, relegated to Division IIB)
  • 2016 – Finished in 31st place (5th in Division IIB)

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 14 September 2011

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Romania 4 3 0 1 21 9
 Turkey 2 2 0 0 35 0
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 16 3
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 13 1
 Iceland 4 1 1 2 8 20
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 5 6
 Croatia 2 0 0 1 3 4

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