2016 AW2IHL: Series 3

Series 3 of the 2016 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League season is currently underway at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle. The series runs from 30 September to 3 September and is the final for 2016. The league has shrunk back to a four team competition with the withdrawal of the South Australian Valkyries and the Melbourne White Dragons. Results and standings will be updated as the scores become known.

For more information see the tournament website.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Western Australian Hawkettes 6 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (18:30, 30 September 2016)
– Game 2: Melbourne Black Dragons 1 – 4 Canberra Pirates (07:00, 1 October 2016)
– Game 3: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 3 Western Australian Hawkettes (08:15, 1 October 2016)
– Game 4: New South Wales Bombers 1 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (09:30, 1 October 2016)
– Game 5: Western Australian Hawkettes 3 – 0 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 1 October 2016)
– Game 6: New South Wales Bombers 1 – 1 Canberra Pirates (17:00, 1 October 2016)
– Game 7: Western Australian Hawkettes – Melbourne Black Dragons (08:30, 2 October 2016)
– Game 8: New South Wales Bombers – Melbourne Black Dragons (09:45, 2 October 2016)
– Game 9: Canberra Pirates – Melbourne Black Dragons (15:00, 2 October 2016)
– Game 10: New South Wales Bombers – Western Australian Hawkettes (16:15, 2 October 2016)
– Game 11: Canberra Pirates – Western Australian Hawkettes (17:30, 2 October 2016)
– Game 12: New South Wales Bombers – Canberra Pirates (10:00, 3 October 2016)

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australian Hawkettes 3 3 0 0 9
Canberra Pirates 3 1 1 1 4
New South Wales Bombers 3 1 1 1 4
Melbourne Black Dragons 3 0 0 3 0

2016 Combined Series standings (after Game 6 of Series 3):

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 13 10 1 2 34
Canberra Pirates 13 6 2 5 27
Western Australian Hawkettes 8 7 0 1 22
Melbourne Black Dragons 12 2 1 9 17
Melbourne White Dragons 9 1 2 6 13
South Australian Valkyries 5 1 0 4 7

Note: For the combined standings points are allocated as follows
– 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss

Last updated 1 October 2016

Adelaide Rush release 2016-17 roster

The Adelaide Rush have released their team roster for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The Rush kick off their 2016-17 season on 29 October against the Sydney Sirens in Canterbury.

Players
Natalie Ayris
– Sarah Christensen
Katrina Dobo
– Lily-Mae Edwards
– Tina Girdler
Kelly Harris
– Tonii Larpent
Sari Lehmann
– Sara Lemanski
Samara Mihal
Marina Nottle (from Brisbane Goannas)
Jo Phillis (G)
Tess Reynolds
Sarah Teed
Kirsty Venus
– Sarah Wise

Management
Head Coach: Mitch Kelleher
Assistant Coach: Jamie Holland
Manager: Nikki Brammer

2016 ECSL Playoffs: Grand Final Series

The grand final series of the 2016 East Coast Super League playoffs is currently tied after two games with the decider to played at a yet to be confirmed date. The Rebels opened the series with a 4-2 win in Game 1, scoring four unanswered goals in the second and third periods before the Sting got two back in the third. In Game 2 the scores remained even with neither team moving more then one goal ahead at any given time forcing the game into overtime. David Jeremy scored the game winning goal for the Sting in the first overtime period to tie the series at one game apiece.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results:
– Game 1: Sydney Sting 2 – 4 Reach Rebels (18:30, 24 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
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– Game 2: Reach Rebels 5 – 6 OT Sydney Sting (19:30, 25 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
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– Game 3: Sydney Sting – Reach Rebels (TBC)

2016 ECSL Playoffs: Semifinals

The semifinals of the 2016 East Coast Super League playoffs have finished with the Reach Rebels and Sydney Sting advancing to the grand final series which kick off next weekend. The semifinals are a two game series with the winner being determined on a cumulative aggregate format. In Semifinal A the Rebels and Bombers split the series at one game apiece, with the Rebels advancing 4-3 on aggregate. In Semifinal B the Sting came back from a four goal deficit after Game 1 to defeat the North Stars 10-6 on aggregate.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Semifinal A:
– Blueline Bombers 0 – 2 Reach Rebels (18:30, 17 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
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– Reach Rebels 2 – 3 OT Blueline Bombers (18:45, 18 September 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Reach Rebels win 4-3 on aggregate

Semifinal B:
– Sydney Sting 0 – 4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:15, 17 September 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 2 – 10 Sydney Sting (17:00, 18 September 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Sydney Sting win 10 – 6 on aggregate

2016 Melbourne Mustangs Awards Night

The awards continue to be handed out with the Melbourne Mustangs holding their awards night on 10 September.

– Most Valuable Player: Michael McMahon
– Most Valuable Australian Player: Sean Jones
– Highest Points Scorer: Jamie Bourke
– Best Defenceman: James Isaacs
– Rookie of the Year: Corey Stringer
– Most Improved: Luke Fisher
– Most Inspirational: Ryan Ruddle
– Coaches Award: Matt Stringer
– Players’ Choice Award: Brendan McDowell
– Fan Favourite: Jamie Bourke
– MOAT’s Head, Heart, Hockey Award: Michael McMahon
– Outstanding Service Award: Rick Dwyer
– Fan of the Year: Brett Parker

2016 AIHL Awards

The AIHL have announced the winners of the 2016 Awards which were voted on by team representatives and officials. For more information see the article on TheAIHL.com

– Kendall Trophy (Most Valuable Player): Wehebe Darge (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Defenceman of the Year: Jan Safar (CBR Brave)
– Rookie of the Year: Casey Kubara (CBR Brave)
– Local Player of the Year: Casey Kubara (CBR Brave)
– Coach of the Year: Brent Laver (Melbourne Ice)
– Kennedy Trophy (Playoffs Most Valuable Player): Dayne Davis (Newcastle North Stars)

2016 ECSL season: Round 26

Round 26 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Reach Rebels and Sydney Sting. The Rebels return to the top of the standings and claim the 2016 regular season title, their third in a row. Next week the 2016 ECSL playoffs get underway with the best-of-two game semifinals. The first placed Rebels will take on the fourth placed Bombers in Canterbury and Penrith, while the second placed North Stars take on the third placed Sting in Baulkham Hills and Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 26 results:
– Reach Rebels 7 – 3 Penrith Raptors (17:15, 10 September 2016, Sydney Ice Arena).
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– Blueline Bombers 0 – 1 Sydney Sting (18:30, 10 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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Standings at the end of Round 26:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 20 12 3 5 27
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 20 11 4 5 26
Sydney Sting 20 7 7 6 21
Blueline Bombers 20 6 4 10 16
Penrith Raptors 20 4 2 14 10

2016 ECSL season: Round 25

Round 25 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and Sydney Sting. The North Stars move back to the top of the standings, the first time since Round 5. They are now one point clear of the second placed Rebels who still have one game left to play in the regular season. Next week sees the final round of the 2016 regular season with the Raptors hosting the Rebels at the Sydney Ice Arena and the Bombers taking on the Sting in Canterbury.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 25 results:
– Blueline Bombers 0 – 6 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 3 September 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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– Sydney Sting 6 – 3 Penrith Raptors (18:30, 3 September 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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Standings at the end of Round 25:

Team GP W T L PTS
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 20 11 4 5 26
Reach Rebels 19 11 3 5 25
Sydney Sting 19 6 7 6 19
Blueline Bombers 19 6 4 9 16
Penrith Raptors 19 4 2 13 10

Adelaide Adrenaline 2016 Awards Night

The Adrenaline held their 2016 awards night on 2 September 2016 at The Hilton Hotel. This year also saw the club introduce the “President’s Award” which is given to the member of the Adrenaline community (player, committee member, volunteer, sponsor) who displays an exemplary attitude, work ethic, passion and community spirit.

– Most Valuable Player: Wehebe Darge
– Leading Point Scorer: Wehebe Darge
– Best Defensive Forward: Cole MacMillan
– Best Defenceman: Gabriel O’Connor
– Rising Star Award: Ted Fabijan
– Unsung Hero: Peter King
– Fan’s Choice Award: Ted Fabijan
– Volunteer of the Year: Steve McGuiness
– President’s Award: Mark Beckett

Sydney Sirens release 2016-17 roster

The Sydney Sirens have released their team roster for the upcoming 2016-17 AWIHL season.

Skaters
Erin Beaver (import)
Erin Bow
– Ava Calabria
Stephanie Cochrane (alternate captain)
Sharnita Crompton
Sara Stevie Edmonds
Sandra Giustiniani
Sharna Godfrey
Remi Harvey
Andrea Lim
Amelia Mathieson (captain)
Cleo Mayer
Hollie McFadden
Kath McOnie
Fiona Moon
– Krista Murphy (alternate captain)
– Shiarna Tarasenko
– Chloe Walker
Kaylee White

Goaltenders
Sera Dogramaci
– Ella Liceri
Alex Stefan

Management
– Head Coach: Troy Morgan
– Assistant Coach: Jeff Helbren
– Assistant Coach: Jayden Ryan
– Manager: Peter Azzopardi
– Treasurer: Neil McFadden
– Marketing: Courtney Laura