Global Girls' Game 2015/2016

2015 IIHF Global Girls' Game

From New Zealand to Asia, Europe and North America - for the first time the IIHF Global Girls' Game will be played as part of the 2015 IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend. The weekend-long game between the Team Blue and Team White players starts on early Saturday in Dunedin, New Zealand, and from there the puck goes to Australia, Japan and further west to battle for the global winner and the aggregate score until the last puck drop on Sunday in Montreal, Canada.

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Goals

Game

 

Country

City

Day

Local Time

 

CET

Blue

 

White

 

1

 

New Zealand

Dunedin

Sat, 10 Oct.

12:00

 

2:00

6

-

1

Comments: 27 players of all ages participated in the official Global Girls' Game held in Dunedin, New Zealand for the first time ever. Although the official game heads to Japan next, two more games took place also in Christchurch and Auckland, with a final score in the country-wide game 11-9 in favour of Team Blue. In all 71 participants took part in the opening festivities of the World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend, including many who hadn't yet tried ice hockey in the country.
 

2

 

Japan

Tomakomai

Sat, 10 Oct.

12:00

 

5:00

2

-

0

Comments: In the city of Tomakomai, located on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, 31 young women laced up their skates and took part in the second stage of the Global Girls' Game.
 

3

 

Kazakhstan

Astana

Sat, 10 Oct.

11:30

 

7:30

7

-

2

Comments: Team Blue has gotten off to a hot start, winning its third game in a row 7-2 over Team White in Astana, Kazakhstan. A total of 46 girls participated in the game.
 

4

 

Turkey

Erzurum

Sat, 10 Oct.

9:00

 

8:00

4

-

5

Comments: Aided by a group of volunteer referees and coaches, over 30 girls played a close game in Erzurum, the hockey capital of Turkey. Team White edged Team Blue 5-4 to get its first win of the Global Girls's Game.
 

5

 

Romania

Miercurea Ciuc

Sat, 10 Oct.

11:00

 

10:00

13

-

2

Comments: In the city of Miercurea Ciuc, 38 women took part in the game, helping to push Team Blue's lead with a 13-2 victory.
 

6

 

Latvia

Riga

Sat, 10 Oct.

12:00

 

11:00

0

-

7

Comments: Team White got a big boost in the scoreboard from the girls group in Riga, Latvia. 34 girls participated in the game that saw the Whites shut out the Blues 7-0.
 

7

 

Germany

Mannheim

Sat, 10 Oct.

12:00

 

12:00

3

-

2

Comments: Team Blue bounces back in Mannheim. The team coached by former national player Maren Valenti beat Team White coached by Isabel Jung 3-2 in a tight game in southern Germany. A colourful group of 22 girls and women of the age from 4 to 42, from beginners to Bundesliga players dressed for the game.
 

8

 

Finland

Ähtäri

Sat, 10 Oct.

14:00

 

13:00

3

-

3

Comments: In the city of Ähtäri located in the middle of Finland a tight game was played between Team Blue and Team White. The final score was 3-3. All together 23 girls aged 10 to 18 were playing. Four coaches, two of them female, were coaching the girls. There was also a female referee Anne Haanpaa, who used to play on the Finnish women’s national team and officiated at Olympics. The game was very even and the players respected the game.
 

9

 

Slovakia

Bratislava

Sat, 10 Oct.

14:00

 

14:00

4

-

2

Comments: 20 players from 12- to 37-year-old girls and women participated in this game along with two game officials including Michaela Kudelova, who officiated in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Team Blue beat Team White despite being behind 1-0 after the first period. Team Blue scored the game winner with three minutes left but all girls had a lot of fun anyway.
 

10

 

Bulgaria

Sofia

Sat, 10 Oct.

15:30

 

14:30

3

-

1

Comments: The organizers let know that the game was perfect and everybody enjoyed being part. 18 players took part in Sofia.
 

11

 

Hungary

Budapest

Sat, 10 Oct.

15:00

 

15:00

1

-

0

Comments: Hungary played the Global Girls’ Game with mixed teams and the first line including former national team players and the second line U12 players. IIHF Council Member and long-time player Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer led Team White and played together with her 10-year-old daughter, Rozália. 33 players were on the ice.
 

12

 

Austria

Villach

Sat, 10 Oct.

16:00

 

16:00

5

-

4

Comments: This game took place in the south of Austria in Villach with 30 players on the ice.
 

13

 

UAE

Abu Dhabi

Sat, 10 Oct.

18:00

 

16:00

4

-

2

Comments: It was an interesting and close game with a tight Team Blue win. 36 players participated and they showed potential and interest in the Global Girls’ Game and hope to be part of the event next time.
 

14

 

Czech Republic

Svetla nad Sazavou

Sat, 10 Oct.

17:00

 

17:00

0

-

6

Comments: Team White bounces back with a 6-0 blanking of Team Blue in the Czech game. 36 players were on the ice in Svetla nad Sazavou.
 

15

 

South Africa

Pretoria

Sat, 10 Oct.

18:00

 

18:00

4

-

2

Comments: The last game of the day. Team Blue extends the lead to a 59-39 first-day lead in South Africa.
 

16

 

Australia

Melbourne

Sun, 11 Oct.

13:45

 

4:45

5

-

3

Comments: On Day 2, Melbourne held both a Global Girls' Game and also a Come and Try Ice Hockey event on Sunday afternoon. 37 girls participated in the game while more still came out to try ice hockey for the first time. Team Blue won the first game of the day 5-3.
 

17

 

Norway

Jessheim

Sun, 11 Oct.

9:00

 

9:00

3

-

5

Comments: Team White is looking to trim down the big lead that Team Blue put up on Day 1, and got some help from the girls in Norway. 25 girls aged 9 to 15 participated in the game, with the Whites coming out with a 5-3 win.
 

18

 

Denmark

Copenhagen-Gentofte

Sun, 11 Oct.

10:00

 

10:00

0

-

3

Comments: Two wins in three games so far for Team White on Day 2. 24 girls played in the Denmark event, with Michelle Brix and Cassandra Rommel chosen as the outstanding players on each team.
 

19

 

Sweden

Stockholm

Sun, 11 Oct.

11:00

 

11:00

2

-

1

Comments: Held in Stockholm's Enebybergs Ice Rink, the Global Girls' Game hosted 27 girls between 11 and 15 years old from the SDE and Vasteras hockey clubs. In a close game Team Blue ended Team White's win streak with a 2-1 victory in the Swedish capital.
 

20

 

Netherlands

Eindhoven

Sun, 11 Oct.

11:00

 

11:00

4

-

3

Comments: The Dutch portion of the Global Girls' Game brough in 24 players to participate. After falling behind 4-1 Team White stormed back in the third period but fell just short of completing the comeback, losing 4-3.
 

21

 

Belgium

Leest

Sun, 11 Oct.

12:00

 

12:00

12

-

1

Comments: The Ice Skating Centre in Leest hosted Belgium's Global Girls' Game, a big win for Team Blue. A girls' team representing Belgium played against the Ice Angels from Geleen, Netherlands.
 

22

 

France

Neuilly sur Marne

Sun, 11 Oct.

13:00

 

13:00

3

-

0

Comments: 30 players participated. Team Blue represented by Neuilly sur Marne and Team White by Cergy. It was a great atmosphere for this match and the French wish good luck to the next teams.
 

23

 

Malaysia

Petaling Jaya

Sun, 11 Oct.

19:30

 

13:30

1

-

6

Comments: 22 players aged 7 to 37 participated in this landmark game with female players from league play in the Malaysian Ice Hockey Federation. The head coach of the Malaysia Men’s and Women’s Teams, Nikolas Sepponen, made a surprise presentation of an autographed jersey of the Team Finland U18 girls’ team to Janne Haapalainen, Founder of the Jazura Girls’ Hockey Club Malaysia. The Malaysian players were excited to have been involved in this first-ever worldwide initiative and thank the IIHF for making it possible.
 

24

 

Lithuania

Elektrenai

Sun, 11 Oct.

15:00

 

14:00

2

-

9

Comments: Lithuania (Team Blue) played such a game for the first time since there are not that many female players in the country yet and lost to Latvian club team Saga (Team White) 9-2. It was an exciting experience and the Lithuanians hope they can next year build two teams for the event and have more girls playing hockey in the country.
 

25

 

United States

Warwick, RI

Sun, 11 Oct.

8:00

 

14:00

9

-

0

Comments: Team Blue coached by two-time Olympian Sara DeCosta (1998, 2002) blanked Team White 9-0 in this game that involved 35 players. Could this be the decision for Team Blue? Still four more games to go.
 

26

 

Iceland

Reykjavik

Sun, 11 Oct.

12:30

 

14:30

2

-

1

Comments: The youngest player was 6 and the oldest 57 years old. Pauline Luukkanen and Guðrún Katrín Gunnarsdóttir scored for Team Blue, Idunn Olof Berndsen for Team White.
 

27

 

Spain

Madrid

Sun, 11 Oct.

15:00

 

15:00

0

-

9

Comments: Team White represented by host CH Boadilla blanked Team Blue represented by CHH Txuri Urdin 9-0 in this game of the Spanish women's league that was part of the Global Girls' Game. 27 players took part and Marta Del Monte scored the first two goals of the game en route to the clear win.
 

28

 

Great Britain

Sheffield

Sun, 11 Oct.

16:00

 

17:00

0

-

1

Comments: Great Britain's Team White earned a 1-0 win against Team Blue. The two sides were made up from a GB girls' development squad of the some of the best young talent, aged between 13 and 18?. The game saw the GB Women's head coaches go head to head, twins Cheryl Smith (GB White) and Michelle Smith (GB Blue). Suzanne Pearson scored the only goal of the game.
 

29

 

Canada

Montreal

Sun, 11 Oct.

13:00

 

19:00

4

-

2

Comments: The Global Girls' Game ends where hockey began: in Montreal. Le Richelieu in the blue Hockey Quebec jerseys beat Lac St-Louis in the white Canada jerseys 4-2 in the district of Verdun to get Team Blue an other win and extend the aggregate score to 106-83. This is the final score as the first Global Girls' Game came to an end 42 hours after the start in New Zealand.
 

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