New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
GM Philippa Kaisser
Head coach Angelique Mawson
Assistants Michelle Cox
Captain Laney Keenan
IIHF code NZL
Team colours          
First international
 New Zealand 2–2 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 6 December 2013)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 16–1 UAE Women Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif
(Bangkok, Thailand; 15 March 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 8–1 New Zealand 
(Melbourne, Australia; 17 December 2014)
IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 3 (first in 2017)
Best result 16px 1st (2017)
International record (W-L-T)
13–4–1

The New Zealand women's national under-18 ice hockey team is the women's national under-18 ice hockey team of New Zealand. The team is controlled by New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The team entered their first World Women's U18 Championship tournaments in 2020.

History[edit | edit source]

New Zealand played their first game on 6 December 2013 against Australia in Dunedin, tying 2–2.[1] The game was part of a four-game series being held in Dunedin between two teams.[1] New Zealand went on to win the remaining three games of the series, which included their largest recorded international win of 5–1 in the final game.[1] On 30 May and 1 June 2014, New Zealand played two games against the Auckland under-16 representative team, losing both games 9–1 and 4–0 respectively.[1] In December 2014, New Zealand travelled to Australia to compete in a five-game series against Australia at the Medibank Icehouse in Melbourne.[2] The team lost the series two games to three and also recorded their largest international loss in game four, losing 8–1 to Australia.[2]

In March 2017, New Zealand participated at the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia. This was the first time New Zealand had sent a team to this tournament. The team was undefeated throughout the tournament and gained their biggest win so far of 16–1 against the United Arab Emirates. The team were also by far the youngest team to compete with an average age of 16 years. They defeated the women's (senior) national teams of Asia including Thailand, Singapore, India, Philippines, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

International competitions[edit | edit source]

World Women's U18 Championship[edit | edit source]

Women's Challenge Cup of Asia[edit | edit source]

Players and personnel[edit | edit source]

Team roster - 2014 Series with Australia[edit | edit source]

From the 2014 International Series with Australia[3]

Name Pos Club
Terryn Bruce F Auckland
Gina Davis F Auckland
Kirstin Gerken F Auckland
Nicola Henare D Southern
Daisy Hopkins G Canterbury
Alex Hyde F Auckland
Lochlyn Hyde G Auckland
Laney Keenan F Southern
Whitney Keenan D Southern
Kyrissa Kolisnyk F Auckland
Stephanie Laycock F Auckland
Rebecca Lilly D Southern
Caitlin Orr F Southern
Tessa Rooney-Broadbent F Auckland
Millicent Smith D Canterbury
Eliza Thompson D Canterbury
Phoebe Thompson D Canterbury

Team officials - 2014 Series with Australia[edit | edit source]

From the 2014 International Series with Australia[3]

  • Head Coach: Brandon Contratto
  • Assistant Coach: Alexis Debol
  • General Manager: Simon Thompson
  • Assistant Manager: Jan Kolisnyk

Team roster - 2017 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit | edit source]

From the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia [4]

Name Pos Club
Samara Campton F Auckland
Sophie Harold D Auckland
Jana Kivell F Auckland
Laura Thresher F Auckland
Daisy Hopkins G Canterbury
Abbey Heale F Canterbury
Brooke Whitman D Canterbury
Phoebe Thompson F Canterbury
Millicent Smith D Canterbury
Heather McAslan F Southern
Erin Marshall F Southern
Laney Keenan D Southern
Rina Watt F Southern
Brittany Tiller F Southern
Hannah Cross D Southern
Beth Scott F Southern
Kirstin Gerken F Southern
Gabrielle Mills F Southern
Ashley Dickinson G Southern

Team officials - 2017 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit | edit source]

From the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia [5]

  • Head Coach: Angelique Mawson
  • Assistant Coach: Geoffroy Boehme
  • Assistant Coach: Lyndal Heineman
  • General Manager: Philippa Kaisser
  • Physiotherapist: Suzanne Belcher
  • Team Staff: Jonathan Albright

Team roster - 2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit | edit source]

Name Pos Club
Samara Campton F Auckland
Jamie Kaisser F Auckland
Jana Kivell F Auckland
Lilly Forbes G Canterbury
Alyssa Murphy F Canterbury
Millicent Smith D Canterbury
Ellie Dugdale D Canterbury
Brooke Whitman D Canterbury
Katelyn Heyrick F Canterbury
Phoebe Thompson F Canterbury
Heather McAslan F Southern
Erin Marshall F Southern
Laney Keenan D Southern
Rina Watt F Southern
Georgia Reynolds F Southern
Brittany Tiller F Southern
Hannah Cross D Southern
Beth Scott F Southern
Gabrielle Mills F Southern
Ashley Dickinson G Southern

Team officials - 2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit | edit source]

  • Head Coach: Angelique Mawson
  • Assistant Coach: Michelle Cox
  • General Manager: Philippa Kaisser

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2013 New Zealand Under 18's. New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (2013-12-12). Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved on 2014-12-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Australia U18 Women win the International Series. Ice Hockey News Australia (2014-12-18). Archived from the original on 2014-12-26. Retrieved on 2014-04-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 2014 New Zealand Under-18 Women’s Development Team Announce. New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (2014-08-27). Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved on 2014-12-25.
  4. NZL - New Zealand U18 Team Roster. IIHF (2017-03-09).[dead link]
  5. NZL - New Zealand U18 Team Roster. IIHF (2017-03-09).[dead link]

External links[edit | edit source]

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