South Africa women's national ice hockey team

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South Africa
Shirt badge/Association crest
The flag of South Africa is the badge used on the players jerseys
Association South African Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Antoinette Botha
Head coach Andre Marais
Assistants Ashley Bock
Ian Nel
Captain Donne van Doesburgh
Most games Nadine Sheffield (44)
Top scorer Donne Oxenham (18)
Most points Attali Otto (17)
Team colors               
IIHF code RSA
South Africa national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 32 Increase1
Highest IIHF 28 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF 33 (2016)
First international
 Hungary 6–0 South Africa 
(Székesfehérvár, Hungary; 19 March 1999)
Biggest win
 South Africa 11–0 Bulgaria 
(Taipei, Republic of China; 15 December 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 23–0 South Africa 
(Székesfehérvár, Hungary; 23 March 2000)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 6 (first in 2003)
Best result 25th (2003)
International record (W–L–T)
8–43–1

The South Africa women's national ice hockey team represents South Africa at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by South African Ice Hockey Association. The South African national team is the only national women's ice hockey team on the entire African continent. As of 2012, South Africa has 52 female players.[1] The South Africa women's national team is ranked 32nd in the world.

History[edit]

The South African women's national ice hockey team has participated in International Ice Hockey Federation events since the 1999 IIHF Women's World Championship. At their first World Championship in 1999, the team were unable to qualify for the B World Championship held the next year. In the following year, they were again unable to qualify for the B World Championship and were relegated several times over the following years, competing at the 2008 IIHF Women's World Championship in Division IV, the fifth World Championship level in women's ice hockey. As Divisions III to V saw no match play at the 2009 World Championship[2] and there was no IIHF World Women's Championship in 2010 because of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, South Africa played their first World Championships match in three years in 2011, competing in Division IV.

Olympic record[edit]

South Africa hockey team has never qualified for an Olympic tournament.

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1999 – Not ranked (4th in 2000 Group B Qualification Pool A)
  • 2000 – Finished in 24th place (8th in 2001 Group B Qualification)
  • 2001 – Finished in 23rd place (4th in 2003 Division I Qualification Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 25th place (5th in Division III)
  • 2005 – Finished in 26th place (6th in Division III)
  • 2007 – Finished in 27th place (6th in Division III, Relegated to Division IV)
  • 2008 – Finished in 32nd place (5th in Division IV)
  • 2009 – Division IV canceled
  • 2011 – Finished in 30th place (5th in Division IV)
  • 2012 – Finished in 32nd place (6th in Division IIB)
  • 2013 – Finished in 32nd place (6th in Division IIB, Relegated to Division IIB Qualification)
  • 2014 – Finished in 34th place (2nd in Division IIB Qualification)
  • 2015 – Finished in 35th place (3rd in Division IIB Qualification)
  • 2016 – Finished in 35th place (3rd in Division IIB Qualification)
  • 2017 – Finished in 35th place (3rd in Division IIB Qualification)

All-time record against other teams[edit]

As of December 10, 2015[3]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Aga Diff Win %
 Australia 4 0 0 4 2 43 -41 0.00%
 Austria 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0.00%
 Belgium 7 1 0 6 10 41 -31 14.29%
 Bulgaria 3 3 0 0 15 4 +11 100.00%
 Croatia 1 0 0 1 2 17 -15 0.00%
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0.00%
 Great Britain 3 0 0 3 0 68 -68 0.00%
 Hong Kong 3 1 0 2 10 9 +1 33.33%
 Hungary 5 0 1 4 7 35 -28 0.00%
 Iceland 4 0 0 4 5 25 -20 0.00%
 Italy 2 0 0 2 2 16 -14 0.00%
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0.00%
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1 2 6 -4 0.00%
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 3 16 -13 0.00%
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 18 -18 0.00%
 Romania 5 3 0 2 15 15 0 60.00%
 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 23 -23 0.00%
 Slovenia 2 0 0 2 3 25 -22 0.00%
 South Korea 4 0 0 4 4 31 -27 0.00%
 Spain 2 0 0 2 1 24 -23 0.00%
 Turkey 2 1 0 1 12 9 +3 50.00%
Total 55 9 1 45 96 439 -343 16.36%

2017 roster[edit]

[4]

Goaltenders
Number Player Club
1 Shaylene Swanepoel Durban Rays Ice Hockey Club
20 Danielle Kotze Pretoria Capitals
Defensemen
Number Player Club
2 Nadine Sheffield Cape Town Griffins
6 Kristyn Swanepoel Durban Rays Ice Hockey Club
7 Ashleigh Gruber Kempton Park Sabers
9 Donne van Doesburgh Cape Town Griffins
10 Kirstin Oxenham Durban Stormers
11 Dominique Verwey Centurion Warriors
12 Addison Bergh Pretoria Capitals
19 Jadi-Leigh Wessels Cape Town Eagles
Forwards
Number player Club
4 Jessica Skinner Centurion Warriors
5 Lara-Anne Derbyshire Port Elizabeth Ice Hockey Club
8 Ellen Ketola Johannesburg Vipers
14 Malyssa Roos Pretoria Capitals
15 Kelly Jamieson Kempton Park Sabers
17 Nicole Schuurman Pretoria Capitals
18 Chloe Schuurman Pretoria Capitals
19 Rosa-Marie Cronje Centurion Warriors
21 Dalene Rhode Cape Town Griffins
22 Tarryn Keuler Durban Knights
23 Michelle Grobler Pretoria Ice Hawks

2017 Team Officials[edit]

Forwards
Function Name Citizenship
Head Coach Andre Marias  South Africa
Assistant Coach Ashley Bock  South Africa
Assistant Coach Ian Nel  South Africa
General Manager Antoinette Botha  South Africa
Team Leader Patricia Mlangeni  South Africa
Physiotherapist Suzelle Pronk  Namibia

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/south-africa.html
  2. ^ 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
  3. ^ "South Africa All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  4. ^ 2017 IIHF World Womens Championship DIVISION II B QUAL, http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/609/IHW6090RSA_32E_3_0_RSA.pdf

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