Month: February 2017

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second place Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens two wins also hands them the 2016-17 regular season title with two games still to play. Competition resumes on 18 February with the Goannas hosting the Ice at Iceworld Boondall.

In other news the Sydney Sirens Stephanie Cochrane has been named the January Skaters Network Player of the Month. Cochrane recorded two goals and two assists in the Sirens January games against the Melbourne Ice.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 7 results:
– Brisbane Goannas 2 – 6 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 4 February 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Rush 3 – 17 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 4 February 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 2 – 4 Sydney Sirens (10:15, 5 February 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Rush 1 – 10 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 5 February 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 7:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 10 7 3 0 0 27
Brisbane Goannas 10 5 0 2 3 17
Melbourne Ice 10 5 0 1 4 16
Adelaide Rush 10 0 0 0 10 0

AIHL news: 2 February 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the return of forward Jeremy Brown for the upcoming season. Brown last played for the Ice in 2015, scoring 20 points in 17 games. During the 2015-16 season Brown played for the Chambly Forts and Granby Inouk of the Quebec Junior Hockey League before signing with the Windsor Wild of the Ligue Hockey Senior A Mauricienne for 2016-17.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the re-signing of Benjamin Breault for the 2017 season. Breault recorded 52 points, including 26 goals for the team last season and has been playing for Saint-Georges Cool FM 103.5 in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey during the AIHL’s off-season. For more information see the announcement from the Thunder.