2016-17 AWIHL scheduled released

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Competition will kick off on 29 October with the Sydney Sirens hosting the Adelaide Rush in Canterbury and the Melbourne Ice taking on the Brisbane Goannas in Melbourne. The only team change for the season is the re-branding of the Adelaide Adrenaline to the Adelaide Rush. The format for the playoffs has been changed for the upcoming season with the qualifying and preliminary games dropped. All four teams will now qualify for the semifinals, with the two winning teams advancing to the grand final. The 2017 playoffs will be held in Canterbury on 11 March and 12 March.

Regular season schedule:
– Game 1: Sydney Sirens – Adelaide Rush (17:00, 29 October 2016, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Game 2: Melbourne Ice – Brisbane Goannas (17:00, 29 October 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 3: Sydney Sirens – Adelaide Rush (10:15, 30 October 2016, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Game 4: Melbourne Ice – Brisbane Goannas (13:15, 30 October 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 5: Adelaide Rush – Melbourne Ice (16:30, 12 November 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Game 6: Adelaide Rush – Melbourne Ice (10:00, 13 November 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Game 7: Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (16:00, 26 November 2016, Iceworld Boondall)
– Game 8: Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (07:30, 27 November 2016, Iceworld Boondall)
– Game 9: Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 3 December 2016, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Game 10: Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (10:15, 4 December 2016, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Game 11: Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 10 December 2016, Iceworld Boondall)
– Game 12: Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (07:30, 11 December 2016, Iceworld Boondall)
– Game 13: Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (16:30, 14 January 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Game 14: Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (17:00, 14 January 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 15: Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (10:00, 15 January 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Game 16: Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (14:15, 15 January 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 17: Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (17:00, 4 February 2017, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Game 18: Melbourne Ice – Adelaide Rush (17:00, 4 February 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 19: Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (10:15, 5 February 2017, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Game 20: Melbourne Ice – Adelaide Rush (13:15, 5 February 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 21: Brisbane Goannas – Melbourne Ice (16:00, 18 February 2017, Iceworld Boondall)
– Game 22: Brisbane Goannas – Melbourne Ice (07:30, 19 February 2017, Iceworld Boondall)
– Game 23: Adelaide Rush – Sydney Sirens (16:30, 25 February 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Game 24: Adelaide Rush – Sydney Sirens (10:00, 26 February 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Playoffs schedule:
– Semifinal 1: 1st – 4th (11 March 2017, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Semifinal 2: 2nd – 3rd (11 March 2017, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Bronze: Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (12 March 2017, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Gold: Winner SF1 – Winner SF2 (12 March 2017, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)

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