Month: September 2018

Adelaide Rush 2018-19 roster

The Adelaide Rush have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 AWIHL season. Into the team are Jamie Lunn, Cherie Reid, Kelly Harris, Kaitlyn Malthaner, Meggie Ayris, Josephine Otto, Gail Painter, Jayde Hodge and Courtney Semmler. While players dropped from the roster include Keesha Atkins (to Perth Inferno), Sarah Christiansen, Tonii Larpent (to Perth Inferno), Marina Nottle (to Perth Inferno), Hannah Wright, Ashley Pelkey and Madeleine Prescott

Roster
#2 Jamie Lunn
#6 Tiffany Venning
#7 Cherie Reid
#8 Kelly Harris
#9 Kaitlyn Malthaner
#10 Meggie Ayris
#11 Josephine Otto
#12 Natalie Ayris
#17 Shania Chenoweth
#18 Candice Mitchell
#19 Lily-Mae Edwards
#21 Gail Painter
#30 Joanne Phillis
#35 Jayde Hodge
#37 Sally Wilson
#44 Sarah Wise
#50 Courtney Semmler
#59 Kirsty Venus
#87 Tess Reynolds

2018 Jim Brown National Championship

The 2018 Jim Brown National Championship has finished with Western Australia defeating New South Wales 1-0 in overtime to claim the gold medal. The title is Western Australia’s first since 2014. The 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 New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. The Australian Capital Territory did not return after competing in 2017. The tournament ran from 26 September to 29 September 2018 with all games held at the Cockburn Ice Arena in Bibra Lake, Western Australia.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round (all times AWST)
– Victoria 4-8 New South Wales (16:15, 26 September 2018)
– Western Australia 2-4 Queensland (18:30, 26 September 2018)
– New South Wales 5-4 SO South Australia (08:00, 27 September 2018)
– Western Australia 5-3 Victoria (09:45, 27 September 2018)
– South Australia 8-5 Queensland (16:30, 27 September 2018)
– New South Wales 3-2 SO Western Australia (19:45, 27 September 2018)
– Victoria 1-8 Queensland (08:00, 28 September 2018)
– South Australia 3-13 Western Australia (09:45, 28 September 2018)
– New South Wales 3-1 Queensland (16:30, 28 September 2018)
– South Australia 3-6 Victoria (18:15, 28 September 2018)

Standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 4 2 2 0 0 10
Western Australia 4 2 0 1 1 7
Queensland 4 2 0 0 2 6
South Australia 4 1 0 1 2 4
Victoria 4 1 0 0 3 3

Playoff round (all times AWST)
– SF1: South Australia 3-6 New South Wales (08:00, 29 September 2018)
– SF2: Queensland 0-6 Western Australia (09:45, 29 September 2018)
– Bronze medal: South Australia 5-4 SO Queensland (16:00, 29 September 2018)
– Gold medal: Western Australia 1-0 OT New South Wales (17:45, 29 September 2018)

Last updated 29 September 2018

2018-19 AJIHL season schedule

Thanks to Ice Hockey WA the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season schedule has been released. The season kicks off on 10 November and concludes with the cross conference round and playoffs which will be held at the O’Brien Group Arena from 7 March to 10 March. The format remains unchanged from 2017-18 season. The competition is split into two conferences, Northern and Southern, with each team playing the other teams within their conference in three home and three away games. Teams from the opposing conferences face each other in one game only before the playoffs.

Regular season
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:15, 10 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 11 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 17 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 18 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 18 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (12:15, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (18:00, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (16:00, 2 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (11:00, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 15 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (17:30, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (07:45, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (11:00, 16 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 2 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 2 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (10:00, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 3 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (11:00, 9 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (17:45, 9 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (11:00, 10 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 16 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 17 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 17 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 23 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 23 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (19:00, 23 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 24 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 24 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (17:30, 2 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (07:45, 3 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (15:00, 3 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Sabres (08:45, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (10:30, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:45, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (08:45, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (10:30, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (12:15, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres (15:45, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Playoffs
– Qualifying Final 1 (11:30, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Qualifying Final 2 (13:15, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Semifinal 1 (19:45, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Semifinal 2 (21:30, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Grand Final (12:45, 10 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

AJIHL news: 24 September 2018

Perth Sharks
Benjamin Breault has been named head coach for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Breault replaces Dave Ruck who earlier stepped down following his appointment as head coach of the Australian U20 national team.
Alastair Punler returns as an assistant coach and is joined by Liam Jeffries as the clubs second assistant coach.
– Gill McLean is named the team manager for the 2018-19 season.
– The Sharks have also announced the dates for their tryout/training camps. The camps will be held on 6, 13, 20 and 27 November and 4 and 11 December with all sessions being held at the Perth Ice Arena. For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey WA.

Melbourne Ice Women 2018-19 roster

The Melbourne Ice have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 AWIHL season. Into the team are Ashlie Aparicio, Lauren Diduszko, Niamh Gallacher, Amelia Grigaliunas, Bettina Meyer (from Ladies Team Lugano), Norelle Owen, Emily Page, Makayla Peers, Isabela Raymundo, Taz Scully, Julia Tran and Audrey Wallace. While players dropped from the roster include Gabrielle Aston, Stephanie Bell, Sarah Dash, Shaden Ganac, Eiland Kenyon (to Sydney Sirens), Jessica Pinkerton, Shona Powell, Ebony Ramachandram, Krystyn Raymundo, Emma Steele and Tara Woods.

Roster
Ashlie Aparicio
Hollie Bolton
Ruth Brophy
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Carson
Jenelle Carson
– Lauren Diduszko
Christine Dutton
Julia Gabrielson
Niamh Gallacher
– Amelia Grigaliunas
Nicole Jones
Christina Julien
Kim Lo
Bettina Meyer
Georgia Moore
Hope Newman
– Norelle Owen
Rylie Padjen
– Emily Page
Makayla Peers
Marnie Pullin
– Isabela Raymundo
Katherine Sheurlein
– Taz Scully
– Julia Tran
Kristelle Vanderwolf
– Audrey Wallace

Sydney Sirens 2018-19 roster

The Sydney Sirens have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Into the team are Anna Badaoui, Ebony Brunt , Sera Dogramaci, Sandra Giustiniani, Eiland Kenyon (from Melbourne Ice), Amanda Laine, Olivia Last, Cleo Mayer and Phoebe Roberts. While players dropped from the roster include Lara Azzopardi, Georgia Clarke, Sharnita Crompton (to IF Troja-Ljungby), Sara Edmonds, Emily Even, Katie Facaris, Ella Licari (to Perth Inferno), Melanie Lloyd and Krista Murphy.

Roster
Anna Badaoui
Erin Beaver
Ebony Brunt
Ava Calabria
Liz Chia
Stephenie Cochrane
Sera Dogramaci
Kristen Embrey
Sandra Giustiniani
Sharna Godfrey
Remi Harvey
Paula Keen
Eiland Kenyon
Annelie Kvisle
– Amanda Laine
Olivia Last
Amelia Matheson
Cleo Mayer
Hollie McFadden
Katherine McOnie
Phoebe Roberts
Shiarna Tarasenko
Chloe Walker

– Head Coach: Jeff Helbren

2018 AW2SCS: Round 3 and Playoffs

The 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the Melbourne Dragons defeating the Canberra Pirates 4-1 in the final to win the their first Gower Cup. The Pirates went into the final having earlier picked up the regular season title and having won all four of their Round 3 games. The Southern Stars finish in third after defeating the Adelaide Valkyries 5-4 in their placement match. Round 3 and the playoffs were held at the O’Brien Group Arena.

The New South Wales Bombers withdrew from the from the final round of competition due to player commitments in the New South Wales Women’s State League. The Bomber’s were replaced in this weekends competition by the Aussie Jets who played in the Round 3 games but were not eligible for the playoffs.

For more information see the following links:
Weekend Game Program (PDF)
Livestream of the two playoff games by Thor Technology
AW2SCS’ Facebook page
AW2SCS’ eSportsdesk page for statistics

Round 3 schedule (all times local)
– Aussie Jets 0-4 Melbourne Dragons (13:15, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 5-2 Adelaide Valkyries (14:30, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 7-0 Aussie Jets (15:45, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 Southern Stars (17:00, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 3-0 Melbourne Dragons (18:15, 22 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Aussie Jets (19:30, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 1-3 Southern Stars (12:45, 23 September 2018)
– Aussie Jets 4-4 Adelaide Valkyries (14:00, 23 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Canberra Pirates (15:15, 23 September 2018)

Playoffs (all times local)
– Third place: Adelaide Valkyries 4-5 OT Southern Stars (16:30, 23 September 2018)
– Grand final: Melbourne Dragons 4-1 Canberra Pirates (17:45, 23 September 2018)

Regular season standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Canberra Pirates 12 9 0 3 18
New South Wales Bombers* 8 8 0 0 16
Melbourne Dragons 12 7 0 5 14
Southern Stars 12 3 1 8 7
Aussie Jets** 4 1 1 2 3
Adelaide Valkyries 12 0 2 10 2

Notes:
*Not eligible for playoffs as they are not present for this round
**Not eligible for playoffs, competing only in Round 3 as an exhibition team

Last updated 23 September 2018

2018 ECSL playoffs: Grand Final Series

The Newcastle North Stars have won the 2018 East Coast Super League playoffs, defeating the Sydney Sting in two games. The North Stars defeated the Sting 7-6 in overtime and 5-2 in Games 1 and 2 respectively to win the best-of-three series. The win gives the North Stars their fourth ECSL Championship title and first since 2012. They are now tied with the Sting for most ECSL titles.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results:
– Sydney Sting 6-7 OT Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 22 September 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5-2 Sydney Sting (19:15, 23 September 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Brisbane Blitz 2018-19 team staff

Ice Hockey Queensland have announced the Brisbane Blitz team staff for the upcoming 2018-19 AJIHL season. Sebastian Gobeil returns for his second season as head coach along with his two assistants Ben Spillane and Ben Nayler. For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Queensland.

– Head Coach: Sebastian Gobeil
– Assistant Coach: Ben Spillane
– Assistant Coach: Ben Nayler
– Manager: Graham Perlin