National Women’s Ice Hockey Team Remains Undefeated, Gets Promoted to Division I

The Kazakhstan national women’s ice hockey team finished the fourth International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament Division 2A held March 30 – April 5 in Dumfries, Scotland undefeated and got promoted to the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women Championship Division I, Group B.



According to, in the final game against the host of the tournament Great Britain, Kazakhstan scored twice; Madina Tursynova and Olga Konysheva lifted Kazakhstan into Division I of the IIHF.

The Kazakh national team managed to score the most goals in the group and allowed the least goals against (30-2), to claim the top spot in Group A of the second division. Kazakhstan beat South Korea in the opening match 2:0, then defeated Poland 4:1, New Zealand 10:0 and Croatia 12:1.

Kazakhstan is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty. The country hosted the 7th Winter Asian Games in 2011, and won the overall medal tally with 32 gold, 21 silver and 17 bronze medals.

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