Month: October 2016

Southern Suns claim 2016 UIHC title

The Southern Suns have won the 2016 Ultimate Ice Hockey Championship (UIHC) two games to one and claim their first tournament title. The Suns lost the opening game of the tournament continuing the Northern Stars unbeaten streak from 2015 where they won all three games and claimed the inaugural UIHC Cup. The Suns however bounced back winning Game 2 at the Perth Ice Arena before claiming the series in Game 3 at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Suns defenceman Jamie Woodman was named the tournaments most valuable player.

For more information on the tournament see the website.

Schedule
– Game 1: Northern Stars 4 – 2 Southern Suns (15 October 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Jonathon Bremner
– Game 2: Northern Stars 2 – 3 Southern Suns (22 October 2016, Perth Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Rob Haselhurst
– Game 3: Northern Stars 2 – 6 Southern Suns (29 October 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Andrew Cox

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens, Brisbane Goannas and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens top the standings with six points after being the only team to win both games of the round. Competition resumes in two weeks with the Rush hosting the Ice on 12 and 13 November at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 1 results:
– Adelaide Rush 0 – 6 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 29 October 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
Game Card: Not Available
– Brisbane Goannas 7 – 4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 October 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
Game Card: Not Available
– Adelaide Rush 1 – 8 Sydney Sirens (10:15, 30 October 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
Game Card: Not Available
– Brisbane Goannas 1 – 3 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 30 October 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
Game Card: Not Available

Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 2 2 0 0 0 6
Brisbane Goannas 2 1 0 0 1 3
Melbourne Ice 2 1 0 0 1 3
Adelaide Rush 2 0 0 0 2 0

AWIHL and Skaters Network renew partnership

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced the renewal of their partnership with Skaters Network for the upcoming 2016-17 season. As part of the deal the league will announce an AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month over the course of the season. The 2016-17 season gets underway on 29 October with the Sydney Sirens hosting the Adelaide Rush and the Melbourne Ice taking on the Brisbane Goannas in Melbourne.

2016 Brown National Championship

The 2016 Jim Brown National Championship has finished with Victoria defeating South Australia 4-2 in the gold medal game. The win gives the Victorian’s back to back titles, having defeated Western Australia in the final of the 2015 competition. The Brown tournament is open to players 17 years and over, however players over the age of 23 must have played less then six AIHL games in the current season. This years tournament consists of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the Adelaide Ice Arena and ran from 20 October to 23 October.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Queensland 1 – 0 SO New South Wales (08:00, 20 October 2016)
– Game 2: Western Australia 0 – 9 South Australia (09:45, 20 October 2016)
– Game 3: Victoria 8 – 0 Australian Capital Territory (11:30, 20 October 2016)
– Game 4: New South Wales 3 – 0 Western Australia (13:15, 20 October 2016)
– Game 5: Australian Capital Territory 1 – 5 Queensland (15:00, 20 October 2016)
– Game 6: South Australia 2 – 3 SO Victoria (17:00, 20 October 2016)
– Game 7: Queensland 5 – 1 Western Australia (07:15, 21 October 2016)
– Game 8: South Australia 4 – 0 Australian Capital Territory (09:00, 21 October 2016)
– Game 9: New South Wales 0 – 3 Victoria (10:45, 21 October 2016)
– Game 10: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 3 Western Australia (12:30, 21 October 2016)
– Game 11: Victoria 2 – 1 Queensland (14:15, 21 October 2016)
– Game 12: New South Wales 3 – 5 South Australia (16:00, 21 October 2016)
– Game 13: Western Australia 0 – 2 Victoria (08:00, 22 October 2016)
– Game 14: South Australia 3 – 4 Queensland (15:45, 22 October 2016)
– Game 15: Australian Capital Territory 2 – 6 New South Wales (17:30, 22 October 2016)

Standings after Game 6:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Victoria 5 4 1 0 0 14
Queensland 5 3 1 0 1 11
South Australia 5 3 0 1 1 10
New South Wales 5 2 0 1 2 7
Western Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australian Capital Territory 5 0 0 0 5 0

Playoff round:
– Semifinal 1: New South Wales 0 – 1 Victoria (08:30, 23 October 2016)
– Semifinal 2: South Australia 3 – 2 Queensland (10:15, 23 October 2016)
– Bronze: Queensland 2 – 1 New South Wales (15:45, 23 October 2016)
– Gold: South Australia 2 – 4 Victoria (17:30, 23 October 2016)

Post last updated 23 October 2016

Reach Rebels win the 2016 ECSL Playoffs

The Reach Rebels have been awarded the 2016 East Coast Super League Championship following the forfeit of the Sydney Sting. The league ruled that the Sting had fielded an ineligible player in Game 2 of the grand final series, resulting in the Game 3 decider being cancelled. The Rebels claim their third championship title, having last won in 2014.