Farrier named the AWIHL player of the month for November

Skaters Network have named the Adelaide Rush’s Natasha Farrier as the AWIHL player of the month for November. Farrier has recorded thirteen goals and nine assists in eight games since the season begun and currently leads the league in scoring. For more information see the announcement from Skaters Network.

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Rush, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Sirens. The Rush remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sirens. Next week the Sirens host the Ice in a double header in Penrith and Liverpool.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–4 SO Adelaide Rush (16:00, 7 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 7 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sirens 6–5 SO Adelaide Rush (09:30, 8 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–7 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 8 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 27
Sydney Sirens 8 6 1 1 0 21
Melbourne Ice 6 3 0 0 3 9
Brisbane Goannas 8 1 0 0 7 3
Perth Inferno 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 8 December 2019

2019-20 AJIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2019-20 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has found finished with wins for the Sydney Wolf Pack and Brisbane Blitz. Following their wins the Wolf Pack move to the top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Sydney Sabres. Next week the Perth Sharks host the Blitz and the Wolf Pack travel to Adelaide to take on the Generals.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 2-3 SO Brisbane Blitz (18:00, 7 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4-3 Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4-2 Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Sabres 4 3 0 0 1 9
Brisbane Blitz 3 0 1 0 2 2
Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 0 0 3 0
Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 8 December 2019

Perth Sharks 2019-20 roster

The Perth Sharks have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Cameron Bell, Brice Chapman, Dillon Dewar, Luke Doyle, Harry Jackson, Riley Langille, Yannic Lodge (from Tranås AIF J20), Zack Mercorella and Drew Robson

While dropped from the roster are Lachlan Dwyer, Dominic Gomez, Austin Hoffman, Harvey Jackson, Joshua Kostka, Liam McAuley, Stephen McCann, Sean McLean, Edward Meaden-Cox, Hayden Read, Joshua Santana, Jye Sarcich, Harry Tanner and Buster Thomas-Blend

Changes to the staff include Marc Vaillancourt coming on as an assistant coach in place of Liam Jeffries and Alastair Punler. While Harry Tanner moves into the role of development coach after playing for the team last season.

Roster
Lachlan Atkins
Dillon Dewar
Luke Doyle
Ryan Langille (injured)
Yannic Lodge
Zack Mercorella
Kalin Njirich
Rhys Pelliccione
Ben Ramsay-Lelek
Drew Robson
Ryan Rothwell
Jaydon Santana
Alexander Spalding
Nick Turich
Mathieu Vaillancourt
Ben Williams
Brock Williams
Oscar Zhu

Reserves
Harry Jackson

Development squad
Cameron Bell
Brice Chapman
Riley Langille

Staff
– Head coach: Ben Breault
– Assistant coach: Marc Vaillancourt
– Development coach: Harry Tanner
– Team manager: Gill McLean
– Trainer: Grant Mercorella

Canberra Pirates 2019 club awards

The Canberra Pirates announced their 2019 club awards yesterday. The Pirates announced club awards and awards specific to their two teams that played in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series and New South Wales Women’s League.

– Pirates Spirit Award: Eiland Kenyon
– Nexia Next Level Award: Kimmi Macleod
– The Signal Co Rookie Award: Alex Croyle
– Asgards Body Piercing Hardest Worker: Rhi Brooks

AW2SCS
– Most valuable player: Brittany Mendham
– Best forward: Stephanie Boxall
– Best defence: Peta Lehoczky
– Players player: Peta Lehoczky

Women’s Travel Team
– Most valuable player: Brittany Mendham
– Best forward: Brittany Mendham
– Best defence: Kirsten Hudson
– Players player: Jess Joss

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Adelaide Rush defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games of their double header at Iceworld Boondall. The Rush return to the top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sydney Sirens. The result of the round also sees the Rush and Sirens qualify for the 2020 AWIHL playoffs. Next week the Melbourne Ice host the Perth Inferno and the Sirens travel to Adelaide to take on the Rush.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Rush 2–0 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 30 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 6–2 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 1 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Rush 8 8 0 0 0 24
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 4 1 0 0 3 3
Brisbane Goannas 8 1 0 0 7 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 1 December 2019

Australian women’s U18 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s under-18 team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 25 January to 28 January 2020 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with Australia competing against Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

Roster
#1 Taylah Pearson (G) (Brisbane Goannas)
#2 Ebony Brunt (A) (Sydney Sirens)
#3 Lindsey Kiliwnik (C)
#4 Imogene Alexander (New South Wales Bombers)
#5 Courtney Mahoney (Brisbane Goannas)
#6 Liana Njirich (Perth Inferno)
#7 Phoebe Roberts
#8 Matilda Pethrick
#10 Kyniska Hoy (Brisbane Goannas)
#11 Nikki Sharp (A) (Perth Inferno)
#12 Imogen MacMahon
#13 Samantha Brophy (Brisbane Goannas)
#14 Nikita Horvath (Canberra Pirates)
#16 Molly Lukowiak (Perth Inferno)
#17 Taylor Robitaille
#19 Chloe Charles (Brisbane Goannas)
#21 Niamh Gallacher (Melbourne Ice)
#22 Shania Chenoweth (Adelaide Rush)
#24 Sienna Nicholson (New South Wales Bombers)
#25 Olivia Last (G) (RoKi)

Staff
– Head coach: Tamra Jones
– Assistant coach: Remi Harvey
– Goaltender coach: Gabe Robledo
– Manager: Candice Mitchell
– Team leader: Mark Stephenson
– Medical office: Olivia Pickard

AIHL and AWIHL clubs feature in Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019

The CBR Brave, Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women have all ranked in the Top 25 of the Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019 list produced by Platinum Asset Management and GAIN LINE Analytics. The CBR Brave ranked highest for ice hockey coming in at ninth and was the only AIHL club featured. The Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women ranked 21st and 23rd respectively. The Newcastle Northstars dropped out of the Top 25 after ranking 19th in the 2018 list.

Further information:
Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019
Best Sporting Team 1994-2018
Brave emerge as Canberra’s best team in Gain Line Analytic study by Chris Dutton

Australian men’s U20 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster of the Australian men’s under-20 national team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 13 to 19 January 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

Roster
James Barton (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Nathaniel Benson (Carleton Place Jr. Canadians)
Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
Will Clifford (Brisbane Blitz)
Julian Fodor (Sicamous Eagles)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)
Zachery Gumm (Windsor Aces)
Benjamin Handberg
Kenshin Hayashi
Thomas Kiliwnik (Brisbane Blitz)
Connor Lee (Steele County Blades)
Yannic Lodge (Perth Sharks)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Arum Rapchuk (Brisbane Blitz)
Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20)
Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
James Urweiss (Sydney Sabres)
Arthur Wang (Whitby Fury)
Alexander Wardlaw (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Sebastian Woodlands (Detroit Fighting Irish)

Staff
– Head Coach: Dave Ruck
– Assistant Coach: Jason Kvisle
– Team Manager: Gill McLean
– Team Leader: Paul Kelly
– Team Medical Officer: Tristan Foo
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery