Women’s Under-18 World Championships
The IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championships are set to get underway. The main event is happening in St. Catherine’s, Ontario from January 8-15. Canada, the Czech Republic, Russia, and the USA make up Group A, with Finland, France, Sweden, and Switzerland as Group B.
REFEREES: Brandy Dewar (CAN), Lisa Grison (CAN), Kaisa Ketonen (FIN), Michaela Kiefer (GER), Marie Picavet (FRA), Melissa Szkola (USA)
LINESMEN: Bettina Angerer (AUT), Daniela Kiefer (GER), Jessica Leclerc (USA), Lisa Linnek (GER), Danielle McGurry (CAN), Stina Nilsson (SWE), Anna Nygard (NOR), Justine Todd (CAN), Sueva Torribio-Rousselin (FRA)
Women’s Under-18 – Division I
From January 10-16, the Under-18 Division I World Championships are happening in Hungary. Countries participating are Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, and Slovakia.
REFEREES: Yelena Ivanova (RUS), Chunhua Liu (CHN), Radka Ruzickova (CZE)
LINESMEN: Tanja Cadonau (SUI), Zita Gebora (HUN), Leigh Hetherington (GBR), Jenni Jaatinen (FIN), Tae-Ri Lee (KOR), Zsuzsanna Sandor (HUN), Harriet Weegh (AUT)
Women’s Under-18 – Division I Qualifications
Divison I Qualifications for next year’s tournament are underway in Austria, with Australia, Austria, China, Great Britain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, and Romania vying for the top spot.
REFEREES: Katalin Gernyi (HUN), Henna-Maria Koivuluoma (FIN), Anna Kuroda (JPN), Sang Hee Ma (KOR), Gabriela Mala (CZE), Rita Rygh (NOR)
LINESMEN: Fatima Al Ali (UAE), Veronika Dopitova (CZE), Linn Forsberg (SWE), Aiko Hoshi (JPN), Julia Kainberger (AUT), Loise Lybak Larsen (DEN), Diana Mokhova (RUS), Sandra Peer (AUT), Maruska Piccoli (SUI)