New Zealand women's national ice hockey team

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New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Ice Fernz
AssociationNew Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
General ManagerKathryn Gaze
Head coachRachel Park
AssistantsGeoffroy Boehme
CaptainHelen Murray
Most gamesAnjali Mulari (39)
Top scorerAnjali Mulari (28)
Most pointsAnjali Mulari (58)
Team colors         
IIHF codeNZL
Ice Blacks Home Jersey 2018.gifIce Blacks Away Jersey 2018.gif
Ranking
Current IIHF31 Increase 1 (14 April 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF25 (first in 2012)
Lowest IIHF32 (2018)
First international
Australia  2–1  New Zealand
(Canterbury, New Zealand; 5 November 2000)
Biggest win
New Zealand  19–0  Turkey
(Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania; 29 March 2007)
Biggest defeat
Australia  15–0  New Zealand
(Christchurch, New Zealand; 13 December 2001)
World Championships
Appearances12 (first in 2005)
Best result24th (2012, 2013)
International record (W–L–T)
23–38–1

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.[2] 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[3]
  • 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)
  • 2017 – Finished in 28th place (3rd in Division IIB)
  • 2018 – Finished in 31st place (4th in Division IIB)
  • 2019 – Finished in 30th place (2nd in Division IIB)

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship.[4]

Head coach: Canada Rachel Park Assistant coach: France Geoffroy Boehme

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace Current team
1 G Grace Harrison 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 143 lb (65 kg) May 11, 1997 Auckland United States St. Lawrence University (NCAA I)
3 D Danielle Strayer 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 115 lb (52 kg) January 30, 1990 Alexandria, Minnesota New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
4 D Hannah Cross 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) 126 lb (57 kg) December 6, 2001 Dunedin New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
5 F Terryn Bruce 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) 192 lb (87 kg) July 9, 1996 Durban, South Africa New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
6 F Helen MurrayC 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) 128 lb (58 kg) September 3, 1990 New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
8 F Abbey Heale 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) 110 lb (50 kg) March 30, 2001 New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
9 D Jamieson JonesA 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) 143 lb (65 kg) September 26, 1998 Auckland New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
10 D Ashley Richmond 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 115 lb (52 kg) June 23, 1994 Calgary, Alberta, Canada New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
11 D Rachael Neville-Lamb 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 143 lb (65 kg) July 29, 1993 New Plymouth New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
12 F Kirstin Gerken 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 132 lb (60 kg) April 15, 1999 Dunedin New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
13 D Rikki-Lee McLean 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 165 lb (75 kg) October 3, 1994 Dunedin New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
14 F Harriet Fuller 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) July 12, 2000 Wellington
15 F Hope Gregory 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m) 121 lb (55 kg) June 9, 2000 New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
16 F Caitlin Orr 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) 117 lb (53 kg) December 1, 1997 Dunedin New Zealand Southern Storm (NZWIHL)
17 D Krystie Woodyear-SmithA 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 128 lb (58 kg) November 27, 1994 New Zealand Canterbury Devilettes (NZWIHL)
18 D Rebecca Lilly 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 137 lb (62 kg) October 14, 1998 Gore United States Finlandia Lions (NCAA III)
19 F Reagyn Shattock 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m) 143 lb (65 kg) July 7, 2000 New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
20 G Lochlyn Marie Hyde 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 143 lb (65 kg) September 11, 1997 West Auckland New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
21 F Hannah Shields 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 154 lb (70 kg) August 31, 1996 Paeroa New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
22 F Jemma Read 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 159 lb (72 kg) July 24, 1996 New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
23 F Jasmine Horner-Pascoe 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 141 lb (64 kg) September 21, 1993 Subiaco, Australia New Zealand Auckland Steel (NZWIHL)
24 F Caitlin Heale 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) 137 lb (62 kg) December 12, 1997 Dunedin

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of 3 April 2019[5]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Win % For Aga Diff
 Australia 11 1 0 10 9.09% 12 84 −72
 Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 2 0.00% 2 8 −6
 Croatia 3 1 0 2 33.33% 9 9 0
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 100.00% 13 1 +12
 Great Britain 2 0 0 2 0.00% 1 10 −9
 Hungary 2 0 0 2 0.00% 3 11 −8
 Iceland 8 3 1 4 37.50% 19 36 −17
 Italy 2 0 0 2 0.00% 2 11 −9
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0.00% 0 10 −10
 Mexico 2 0 0 2 0.00% 2 6 −4
 North Korea 1 0 0 1 0.00% 1 7 −6
 Poland 3 1 0 2 0.00% 7 8 −1
 Romania 6 5 0 1 83.33% 36 15 +21
 Slovenia 2 2 0 0 100.00% 9 6 +3
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 100.00% 16 3 +13
 South Korea 4 1 0 3 25.00% 6 11 −5
 Spain 4 0 0 4 0.00% 5 22 −17
 Turkey 5 5 0 0 100.00% 58 11 +47
Total 62 23 1 38 37.10% 201 269 -68

All-time record against other clubs[edit]

As of 3 April 2019[6]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Win % For Aga Diff
Australia New South Wales 1 0 0 1 0.00% 1 2 −1
Canada Canada Moose 3 2 1 0 66.67% 18 7 +11
Sweden Norrtälje 2 0 0 1 0.00% 0 28 −28
Canada Leaside Wildcats Bantam B 1 0 0 1 0.00% 3 6 −3
New Zealand Leaside Wildcats Midget AA 1 0 0 1 0.00% 0 1 −1
Canada Durham West Lightning Senior A 2 0 0 2 0.00% 4 6 −2
Canada Brampton Canadettes Senior A 2 0 0 2 0.00% 1 10 −9
Austria EHV Sabers 2 0 0 2 0.00% 14 4 −10
Total 14 2 1 11 14.29% 31 74 -43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/new-zealand.html
  3. ^ 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
  4. ^ "2018 World Championships Division 2B Team New Zealand. (Women)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ "New-Zealand-Women-Official-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ "New-Zealand-Women-Unofficial-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. 3 April 2019.

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