Month: August 2018

2018-19 AWIHL season schedule

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the 2018-19 season. The season kicks off on 27 October and concludes with the finals on 9 and 10 March. Due to the addition of the Perth Inferno the regular season format has been altered. Each team will no longer play the other teams in a four games series. Instead each team will play two of the four opponents in a four game series with the other two teams being played twice during the season. Another change is the increase in game time which sees the length of the games increased to the full sixty minutes. Games were previously 54 minutes in length (17 minutes in the first two periods and 20 minutes in the last).

Schedule (all times local)
– Brisbane Goannas – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 27 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 28 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (16:15, 3 November 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (09:15, 4 November 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Inferno – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 10 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 11 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 24 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 25 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Perth Inferno (18:00, 24 November 2018, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Perth Inferno (07:00, 25 November 2018, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 1 December 2018, Ice World Boondall)
– Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (07:00, 2 December 2018, Ice World Boondall)
– Perth Inferno – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 8 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 9 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Sydney Sirens (16:15, 15 December 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Rush – Sydney Sirens (09:15, 16 December 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 12 January 2019, Ice World Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (07:00, 13 January 2019, Ice World Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice – Perth Inferno (18:00, 19 January 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – Perth Inferno (09:30, 20 January 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 2 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 3 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Perth Inferno (18:00, 2 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Perth Inferno (09:30, 3 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (16:15, 16 February 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (09:15, 17 February 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 23 February 2019, Ice World Boondall)
– Perth Inferno – Brisbane Goannas (07:00, 24 February 2019, Ice World Boondall)

– Playoffs (9 and 10 March 2019)

Perth Inferno 2018-19 roster

The Perth Inferno have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Players
#4 Louise McNab
#5 Rebecca Smith
#6 Liana Njirich
#8 Tansy Thomas-Bland
#10 Celeste Adams
#11 Nikki Sharp
#12 Sasha Irvine
#13 Madison Poole
#15 Melissa Jetten
#16 Bianca Lowenadler
#18 Courtney Poole
#19 Michelle Clarke-Crumpton
#22 Tonii Larpent
#23 Cara Minney-Smith
#27 Elizabeth Scala
#28 Katrina Dobo
#30 Sasha King
#33 Keesha Atkins
#38 Ella Licari
#69 Shelley Pippo-Giuffrè
#77 Isla Malcolm
#91 Marina Nottle
#98 Taylor Cookson

Staff
– Head Coach: Paul Graham
– Assistant Coach: Thomas Boschman
– Team Manager: Daniel Juriansz

Sydney Ice Dogs win 2018 Wilson Cup

The Sydney Ice Dogs have won the 2018 Wilson Cup after winning the series against the Sydney Bears 3-1. The Wilson Cup is awarded to the winner of the four game regular season series between the Bears and Ice Dogs. Previously the Wilson Cup was contested for in a pre-season tournament between the New South Wales based clubs before it was re-purposed to its current form last season.

Results
– Sydney Bears 1-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (5 May 2018)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (26 May 2018)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-5 Sydney Bears (13 July 2018)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (24 August 2018)

AIHL news: 28 August 2018

The AIHL have announced that they are looking to raise $5,000 in order to stream the 2018 AIHL playoffs. The playoffs commence on 1 September with the semifinals and conclude on 2 September with the Goodall Cup final. If the fundraising is successful the stream will be run on the AIHL’s YouTube channel.

For more information see the GoFundMe page.

2018 AIHL awards: Part 2

The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of the final threee awards for the 2018 season. The Sydney Bears took out two categories with Anthony Kimlin named goaltender of the year and Ron Kuprowsky named coach of the year. The CBR Brave took out the remaining category with Wehebe Darge named Skaters Network local player of the year.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: Ron Kuprowsky (Sydney Bears)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

2018 AIHL awards: Part 1

The Australian Ice Hockey League announced the winners of three of the six awards for the 2018 season. The Perth Thunder took out all three categories with Pier-Olivier Grandmaison named most valuable player, Landon Oslanski named defenceman of the year and Jason McMahon named rookie of the year. The league will announce the winners of the remaining three categories tomorrow.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Most Valuable Player: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison (Perth Thunder)
– Defenceman of the Year: Landon Oslanski (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Jason McMahon (Perth Thunder)

Adelaide Adrenaline 2018 awards night

The Adelaide Adrenaline held their 2018 awards night on 25 August.

– Highest Scorer: Ales Kratoska
– Defenceman of the Year: Caleb Apperson
– Local Player of the Year: Zachary Boyle
– Hardest Worker Award: Andrew Stapleton
– Rookie of the Year: Harley Anderson
– Fan’s Choice Award: Sebastian Andersson
– Player’s Choice Award: Sebastian Andersson
– Coach’s Choice Award: Sebastian Andersson
– Volunteer of the Year: Jason Geyer
– President’s Award: Claire Victory

2018 ECSL season: Round 21

Round 21 of the 2018 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting, Penrith Raptors and Newcastle North Stars. The Sting remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week all five teams are in action across three games.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results
– Sydney Sting 7-2 Reach Rebels (19:00, 25 August 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ic Rink)
– Nudo Bombers 2-4 Penrith Raptors (20:45, 25 August 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ic Rink)
– Sydney Sting 3-4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (16:15, 26 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 18 16 0 2 32
Penrith Raptors 17 13 0 4 26
Nudo Bombers 17 7 0 10 14
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 17 5 1 11 11
Reach Rebels 17 1 1 15 3

Last updated 25 August 2018