Month: October 2017

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens sit on top of the standings, edging out the Ice on goal difference. Competition resumes on 11 November with the Rush hosting the Goannas in a double header at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

Further information:
2017-18 season preview by Alyssa Longmuir
Live streaming details
League website

Round 1 results
– Adelaide Rush 2-6 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 28 October 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 0-2 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 28 October 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 4-9 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 29 October 2017, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 1-6 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 29 October 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

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

Last updated 29 October 2017

Perth Inferno established

The Perth team looking to enter the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League for the 2018-19 season have been named the Perth Inferno. Tryouts for the Inferno will be held on 7 and 14 November at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Inferno will compete in two exhibition games on 17 and 18 February against the Sydney Sirens at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink.

Last month the Western Australian team competing in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series played in an exhibition game against the Melbourne Ice as part of their bid to enter the AWIHL. Western Australia lost the match 2-3.

AJIHL news: 26 October 2017

League
– The two conferences of the league have been named the Northern Division and Southern Division. The Northern Division consists of the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Southern Division consists of the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks.

Sydney Sabres & Sydney Wolf Pack
– Ice Hockey NSW will hold tryouts for the Sabres and Wolf Pack teams on 5 November at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. Both teams kick of their 2017-18 season on 2 December at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Brisbane Goannas 2017-18 roster

The Brisbane Goannas have released their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 AWIHL season. Into the team are Samantha Brophy, Tina Girdler, Jaimi Goonan, Sarah Kinniment, Dannielle Roberts and Dana Robitallie. While dropped from the roster are Ashleigh Brown, Shaela Doig, Emma Gray, Charlotte Kelly, Brittany Parkyn, Rosanna Routledge, Anna Santilli and Tiffany Venning. The Goannas kick of their 2017-18 season on 28 October against the Melbourne Ice at the O’Brien Group Arena.

Defence
Kelly Costa
– Jaimi Goonan
Veronica Watson
Tracy Hocutt

Forwards
Christina Badgley
– Samantha Brophy
Abi Brown
Georgia Giblin
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Sarah Kinniment
Alex MacDonald
Dannielle Roberts
– Dana Robitallie

Goaltenders
Tina Girdler
Imogen Perry

Staff
– Head Coach: Terry Kiliwnik
– Assistant Coach: Megan Gilchrist
– Team Manager: Jacinta Santilli
– President: Mark Brown
– Vice President: Megan Gilchrist
– Secretary: Jacinta Santilli

AJIHL news: 22 October 2017

The entire 2017-18 schedule has now been release by the AJIHL, filling in the previously unknown dates and team information.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Schedule
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers. 21-22 October, Adelaide Ice Arena (3 games)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack. 2-3 December, Penrith Ice Palace (2 games)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals. 2-3 December, O’Brien Group Arena (3 games)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers. 9-10 December, Cockburn Ice Arena (3 games)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz. 9-10 December, Penrith Ice Palace (3 games)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz. 16-17 December, Penrith Ice Palace (3 games)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals. 10-11 February, Cockburn Ice Arena and Xtreme Ice Arena (3 games)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack. 10-11 February, Penrith Ice Palace (2 games)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks. 17-18 February, O’Brien Group Arena (3 games)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack. 17-18 February, Penrith Ice Palace (2 games)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres. 24-25 February, Iceworld Boondall (3 games)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks. 3-4 March, Adelaide Ice Arena (3 games)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres. 10-11 March, Iceworld Boondall (3 games)

– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Sabres. 15 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack. 15 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz. 15 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack. 15 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres. 16 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz. 16 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack. 16 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz. 16 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres. 16 March, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)

– Playoffs: 17-18 March, O’Brien Group Arena

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Adelaide Generals defeating the Melbourne Glaciers three games to nil. The Generals out-shot the Glaciers 18-3 over the weekend, keeping the Glaciers scoreless until game three. Competition resumes on 2 December with the Glaciers hosting the Generals at the O’Brien Group Arena and the Sydney Sabres take on the Sydney Wolf Pack in Penrith.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Round 1 results
– Melbourne Glaciers 0–5 Adelaide Generals (16:00, 21 October 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 0–8 Adelaide Generals (09:00, 22 October 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–5 Adelaide Generals (15:00, 22 October 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 0 0 3 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney Sabres 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney Wolf Pack 0 0 0 0 0 0

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 0 0 3 0
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney Sabres 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney Wolf Pack 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 22 October 2017

Australian U20 extended roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the extended roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 22 January to 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Iceland, Israel and New Zealand. A final team roster that will travel to Bulgaria will be announced in the next two weeks.

Brentin Azzopardi (Blueline Bombers)
James Barton (Penrith Raptors)
Gavin Birchler (Melbourne Mustangs)
Tyrone Bronte (Omaha Lancers)
Jordan Brunt (Tranås AIF J20)
Ellesse Carini (Florida Eels)
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Darcy Flanagan (Tranås AIF J20)
Julian Fodor (Kelowna Chiefs)
Jacob Haley (Saints Monarchs IHC)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Joshua Kleipas (Tottenham Steam)
Bayley Kubara (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
Dylan Lavery
Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Marcel McGuinness (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Jack Ransome (Reach Rebels)
Jake Ruck (Aldergrove Kodiaks)
Lachlan Shumack (Southern Oregon Spartans)
Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)
Alex Tetreault (CBR Brave)
Lachlan Tripp
Alexander Wardlaw (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Nick Weiland (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Jayden Whitbread (Newcastle North Stars)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

– Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari