Month: October 2018

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games of their double header. As a result of their wins the Ice sit six points clear at the top of the standings. Next week the Sydney Sirens host the Ice in Liverpool.

The AWIHL have also announced that they will live stream the entire season in partnership with Thought Fox Media Group and released a promo video to mark the announcement.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results
– Brisbane Goannas 1–12 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 27 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 28 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream

Standings

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

Last updated 28 October 2018

AJIHL news: 25 October 2018

Melbourne Glaciers
– The Glaciers have announced the signing of Michael Flaherty to the position of head coach for the 2018-19 season, replacing Warren Porter in the role. Flaherty previously coached the club during the 2012-13 season and also spent two seasons at the Melbourne Whalers. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– The Glaciers have also signed Damian Bright to the position of assistant coach. Bright replaces Jamie Hodic in the role. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs 2018 awards

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced their 2018 club awards. For more information see the article from the club.

– Most Valuable Player: Grant Toulmin
– Highest Point Scorer: Geordie Wudrick
– Best Defenseman: Shannon McGregor
– Best Local Player: Todd Stephenson
– Most Improved: Aiden Sillato
– Coach’s Award: Tomas Manco
– Player’s Player: Curtis Skip
– Sportsmanship Award: Jonatan Ruth

Brisbane Goannas 2018-19 roster

The Brisbane Goannas have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 AWIHL season. They have stated however this roster is for their first weekend of the season so there could be some changes heading into the rest of the season. Matt Gilpin replaces Terry Kiliwnik as head coach and Ben Stadtmiller replaces Megan Gilchrist as the teams assistant coach.

Into the team are Grace Carbone, Chloe Charles, Cassie Haley, Charlotte Kelly, Veera Laiho (from Mestis Q), Taylah Pearson, Emma Steele (from Melbourne Ice) and Jessica Wytrykusz. While players dropped from the roster include Christina Badgley, Ashleigh Brown, Kelly Costa, Brittany Gibbs, Georgia Giblin, Lindsey Kiliwnik, Imogen Perry, Dana Robitallie, Anna Santilli, Lynzey Valianes and Veronica Watson.

Roster
Abi Brown
Samantha Brophy
– Grace Carbone
Chloe Charles
Tina Girdler (G)
Jaimi Goonan
– Cassie Haley
Tracy Hocutt
Charlotte Kelly
Sarah Kinninment
Veera Laiho
Alexandra MacDonald
Taylah Pearson (G)
Dannielle Roberts
Emma Steele
Katherine Thelander
– Jessica Wytrykusz

Staff
– Head Coach: Matt Gilpin
– Assistant Coach: Ben Stadtmiller
– Manager: Lee Brown

Brisbane Blitz 2018-19 roster

The Brisbane Blitz have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 AJIHL season. Into to the team are Nick Barnwell (from Boro/Vetlanda U16), Thomas Kiliwnik (from Major Pratt), Mikey Mulcahy, Mitch Pailthorpe, Caleb Perry, Arum Rapchuk and Simon Szalkai. While players dropped from the roster include Harley Anderson, Josh Anderson, Anthony Barnes, Damon De Ryck, Isaac Norris, Imogen Perry, Anthony Santilli and Nick Scanlan.

Roster
Marcus Anderson
Nick Barnwell
Will Clifford
Matt De Beer
Liam Gepp
Alex Gracia
Thomas Kiliwnik
Mikey Mulcahy
– Mitch Pailthorpe
Conar Peace
Caleb Perry
Grady Perlin
Arum Rapchuk
Simon Szalkai
Lachlan Tripp
Ben Woodall

Sydney Sabres 2018-19 roster

Ice Hockey New South Wales have announced the roster for the Sydney Sabres’ upcoming 2018-19 AJIHL season. Into the team are Brentin Azzopardi, Travis Cromhout, Jackson Gallagher, Joshua Kleipas (from Tottenham Steam), Mika Laajunen, Max Miller, Nathan Moncrieff, Thomas Moncrieff (from Tranås AIF J18), Connor Schultz, Sean Takiari and Jesse Wilson. While players dropped from the roster include Ethan Spelde (to Sydney Wolf Pack), Calvin Kwan, Orion Lynch (to Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA), Austin Matthews, Branson Moore, Nick Air, Jake Knott, Tom Roberts, Cameron Smith and Nick Weiland.

Roster
Brentin Azzopardi
James Barton
Ryan Barton
– Travis Cromhout
James Douchkov
Jackson Gallagher
Joshua Kleipas
Mika Laajunen
Max Miller
Nathan Moncrieff
Thomas Moncrieff
Matteo Raco
Alex Ross
Dylan Sables
Hayden Savage
Connor Schultz
– Sean Takiari
Dale Tilsted
James Urweiss
Jesse Wilson

Sydney Wolf Pack 2018-19 roster

Ice Hockey New South Wales have announced the roster for the Sydney Wolf Pack’s upcoming 2018-19 AJIHL season. Into the team are Liam Campbell, Luka Dimopoulos, Liam Gleeson, Alistair Rye, Ethan Spelde (from Sydney Sabres), Aidan Wardlaw and Callum Wardlaw. While players dropped from the roster include Albi Benjamin, Ignacy Benjamin, Danny Blazevic, Jakob Doornbos and Luke Zvonicek.

Roster
Joel Berthold
Connor Bolger
Nicolas Campeau
Liam Campbell
Brad Demmitt
Luka Dimopoulos
Mackenzie Gallagher
– Liam Gleeson
Harrison Good
Joey Gunner
Mohak Issar
Paul Kim
Matthew Kopp
Dylan Lavery
Jack Ransome
Taegan Rippon
Alistair Rye
Ethan Spelde
Aidan Wardlaw
Callum Wardlaw
Jayden Whitbread