2017 AW2SCS: Finals

The finals of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series is currently underway with all six teams in action at the O’Brien Group Arena. Each team will compete in two games against two teams outside of their own division to complete the regular season. Following the completion of the regular season the teams will progress to the playoffs with qualifying based on their final position in the league standings. The semifinal finals will be followed by a grand final and a bronze medal game while the teams finishing in fifth and sixth place will playoff for a placement.

Following the playoffs Western Australia will be competing in an exhibition game against the Melbourne Ice Women. The game is being held as part of Western Australia’s bid to enter the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League in the 2018-19 season.

For more information see the eSportsdesk webpage and the competition’s Facebook page.

Regular season
– Melbourne Dragons 1-2 Brisbane Blaze (13:15, 23 September 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-9 New South Wales Bombers (14:30, 23 September 2017)
– Western Australia Canberra Pirates (15:45, 23 September 2017)
– Brisbane Blaze 7-0 Adelaide Valkyries (17:00, 23 September 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers Western Australia (18:15, 23 September 2017)
– Canberra Pirates Melbourne Dragons (19:30, 23 September 2017)

Playoffs
– SF1: 1st 4th (20:45, 23 September 2017)
– SF2: 2nd 3rd (10:00, 23 September 2017)
– 5th/6th Placement: 5th Adelaide Valkyries (13:15, 24 September 2017)
– BMG: Loser SF1 Loser SF2 (14:30, 24 September 2017)
– GMG: Winner SF1 Winner SF2 (15:45, 24 September 2017)

Exhibition
– Melbourne Ice Women Western Australia (17:00, 24 September 2017)

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 8 8 0 0 16
New South Wales Bombers 9 7 1 1 15
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Melbourne Dragons 9 3 0 6 6
Brisbane Blaze 10 3 0 7 6
Adelaide Valkyries 10 1 0 9 2

East Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 9 7 1 1 15
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Brisbane Blaze 10 3 0 7 6

Western Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 8 8 0 0 16
Melbourne Dragons 9 3 0 6 6
Adelaide Valkyries 10 1 0 9 2

Note: Games consist of three 18 minute periods with no stop clock and a two minute break between periods. The competition is open to players over the age of 14 however AWIHL players must have league approval before competing.

Last updated 23 September 2017

2017 ECSL playoffs: Grand Finals

The grand final series of the 2017 East Coast Super League playoffs is currently underway between the Reach Rebels and Sydney Sting. The series is a best-of-three format with the first two games to be held this weekend. Results will be updated as the scores become known.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results:
– Reach Rebels 1-6 Sydney Sting (17:15, 23 September 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sting Reach Rebels (17:00, 24 September 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Reach Rebels Sydney Sting (TBC)

2017 ECSL playoffs: Semifinals

The semifinals of the 2017 East Coast Super League playoffs have finished with the Sydney Sting and Reach Rebels 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 Sydney Sting won both of their games to defeat the Newcastle North Stars 16-3 on aggregate. In Semifinal B the Reach Rebels and Penrith Raptors split the series at one apiece, with the Rebels advancing 4-3 on aggregate.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Semifinal A:
– Sydney Sting 9-0 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:45, 16 September 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3–7 Sydney Sting (17:00, 17 September 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
Sydney Sting win 16-3 on aggregate

Semifinal B:
– Reach Rebels 2-3 Penrith Raptors (17:00, 16 September 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Penrith Raptors 0-2 Reach Rebels (18:45, 17 September 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
Reach Rebels win 4-3 on aggregate

2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win final in shootout

The Australian national team have won the Trans-Tasman Challenge, beating New Zealand 4-3 following a shootout in the final game of the series. After finishing regulation time at three-all the game went into a three on three overtime period with both teams failing to score. In the shootout Brendan McDowell and Thomas Powell both scored while Charlie Smart denied both New Zealand shooters to claim the game and the series win.

– Australia 4-3 SO New Zealand (18:00, 9 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 2-0 New Zealand (18:00, 8 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 1-4 New Zealand (18:00, 7 September 2017, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2017 Melbourne Mustangs awards

The Melbourne Mustangs announced their club awards yesterday.

– Most Valuable Player: James Kruger
– Most Valuable Australian: Jamie Bourke
– Best Defenceman: Matt Beattie
– Players’ Player: James Kruger
– Highest Points Scorer: Jamie Bourke
– Most Improved: Andrew Belic
– Coaches Award: Vadim Virjassov
– Most Inspirational: Mitchell Humphries
– Rookie of the Year: Byron Tschuma
– Rick Dwyer Outstanding Service Award: Andrea Friscic
– Fan of the Year: Sarah Bricknall
– Fan Favourite: Jamie Bourke

2017 ECSL season: Round 24

The final round of the 2017 East Coast Super League has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and Reach Rebels. The Sting finish the season at the top of the standings, eight points clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week the 2017 ECSL playoffs get underway with the best-of-two game semifinals. The first placed Sting take on the fourth placed North Stars while the second placed Raptors play the third placed Rebels.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 24 results:
– Sydney Sting 2-3 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (16:30, 9 September 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3-0 Blueline Bombers (17:00, 10 September 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Penrith Raptors 2-5 Reach Rebels (18:45, 10 September 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 24:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 20 13 4 3 30
Penrith Raptors 20 9 4 7 22
Reach Rebels 20 7 4 9 18
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 20 7 3 10 17
Blueline Bombers 20 3 7 10 13

Last updated 10 September 2017