Australia women's national under-18 ice hockey team
|Association||Ice Hockey Australia|
|General Manager||Ainslie Gardner|
|Head coach||Tamra Jones|
New Zealand 2 – 2 Australia |
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 6 December 2013)
Australia 8 – 1 New Zealand |
(Melbourne, Australia; 17 December 2014)
Poland 11 – 0 Australia |
(Radenthein, Austria; 7 January 2016)
|IIHF World Women's U18 Championships|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2016)|
|Best result||21st (2016)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
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.
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. 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. 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. It was part of a four-game series being held in Dunedin between the two teams. Australia went on to lose the remaining three games of the series. 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. The team won the series three games to two and were awarded the 2014 Trans-Tasman Cup. They also recorded their largest international win in game four, defeating New Zealand 8-1. 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. Australia lost the opening game 2-12 with Natalie Ayris and Madison Poole scoring the teams two goals. In the second game of the tour Australia lost 1-9 with Emily Davis-Tope scoring the only goal on the third period buzzer.
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. Australia was placed in Group B with Great Britain, Italy and Poland. 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. Australia defeated Romania following a shootout and finished the tournament in seventh place. Kate Tihema was selected as best Australian player of the tournament.
|10||Celestine Adams||F||R||15||Northern Ice Hockey Association|
|25||Keesha Atkins||G||L||17||Brisbane Goannas|
|18||Natalie Ayris (A)||D||R||17||Adelaide Adrenaline|
|6||Lara Azzopardi||D||L||15||Sydney Sirens|
|24||Abi Brown||F||R||15||Brisbane Goannas|
|2||Isobel Cantrill||F||R||16||Melbourne Ice|
|7||Taylor Cookson||F||L||18||Northern Ice Hockey Association|
|19||Emily Davis-Tope||D||L||15||Melbourne Ice|
|4||Sophie Gillen||F||R||17||Northern Ice Hockey Association|
|23||Christiarn Hall (C)||F||R||18||AIK IF|
|5||Charlotte Kelly||F||R||18||Brisbane Goannas|
|11||Eiland Kenyon||D||R||18||Ice Hockey ACT|
|22||Isla Malcolm||F||R||16||Northern Ice Hockey Association|
|16||Cleo Mayer||F||R||15||Liverpool Saints|
|8||Courtney Poole||D||R||17||Northern Ice Hockey Association|
|17||Ebony Ramachandram||D||R||16||Melbourne Ice|
|9||Sara Sammons||F||R||15||Hawks Ice Hockey Club|
|15||Emily Sweeney||F||R||16||Hawks Ice Hockey Club|
|21||Kate Tihema (A)||F||R||18||Adelaide Adrenaline|
|1||Tianna Wiesler-Elaya||G||R||17||Sydney Sirens|
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