Month: November 2019

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Adelaide Rush defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games of their double header at Iceworld Boondall. The Rush return to the top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sydney Sirens. The result of the round also sees the Rush and Sirens qualify for the 2020 AWIHL playoffs. Next week the Melbourne Ice host the Perth Inferno and the Sirens travel to Adelaide to take on the Rush.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Rush 2–0 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 30 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 6–2 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 1 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Rush 8 8 0 0 0 24
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 4 1 0 0 3 3
Brisbane Goannas 8 1 0 0 7 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 1 December 2019

Australian women’s U18 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s under-18 team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 25 January to 28 January 2020 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with Australia competing against Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

Roster
#1 Taylah Pearson (G) (Brisbane Goannas)
#2 Ebony Brunt (A) (Sydney Sirens)
#3 Lindsey Kiliwnik (C)
#4 Imogene Alexander (New South Wales Bombers)
#5 Courtney Mahoney (Brisbane Goannas)
#6 Liana Njirich (Perth Inferno)
#7 Phoebe Roberts
#8 Matilda Pethrick
#10 Kyniska Hoy (Brisbane Goannas)
#11 Nikki Sharp (A) (Perth Inferno)
#12 Imogen MacMahon
#13 Samantha Brophy (Brisbane Goannas)
#14 Nikita Horvath (Canberra Pirates)
#16 Molly Lukowiak (Perth Inferno)
#17 Taylor Robitaille
#19 Chloe Charles (Brisbane Goannas)
#21 Niamh Gallacher (Melbourne Ice)
#22 Shania Chenoweth (Adelaide Rush)
#24 Sienna Nicholson (New South Wales Bombers)
#25 Olivia Last (G) (RoKi)

Staff
– Head coach: Tamra Jones
– Assistant coach: Remi Harvey
– Goaltender coach: Gabe Robledo
– Manager: Candice Mitchell
– Team leader: Mark Stephenson
– Medical officer: Olivia Pickard

AIHL and AWIHL clubs feature in Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019

The CBR Brave, Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women have all ranked in the Top 25 of the Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019 list produced by Platinum Asset Management and GAIN LINE Analytics. The CBR Brave ranked highest for ice hockey coming in at ninth and was the only AIHL club featured. The Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women ranked 21st and 23rd respectively. The Newcastle Northstars dropped out of the Top 25 after ranking 19th in the 2018 list.

Further information:
Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019
Best Sporting Team 1994-2018
Brave emerge as Canberra’s best team in Gain Line Analytic study by Chris Dutton

Australian men’s U20 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster of the Australian men’s under-20 national team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 13 to 19 January 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

Roster
James Barton (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Nathaniel Benson (Carleton Place Jr. Canadians)
Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
Will Clifford (Brisbane Blitz)
Julian Fodor (Sicamous Eagles)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)
Zachery Gumm (Windsor Aces)
Benjamin Handberg
Kenshin Hayashi
Thomas Kiliwnik (Brisbane Blitz)
Connor Lee (Steele County Blades)
Yannic Lodge (Perth Sharks)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Arum Rapchuk (Brisbane Blitz)
Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20)
Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
James Urweiss (Sydney Sabres)
Arthur Wang (Whitby Fury)
Alexander Wardlaw (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Sebastian Woodlands (Detroit Fighting Irish)

Staff
– Head Coach: Dave Ruck
– Assistant Coach: Jason Kvisle
– Team Manager: Gill McLean
– Team Leader: Paul Kelly
– Team Medical Officer: Tristan Foo
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery

Australia to send six players to the 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Ice Hockey Australia have announced the players who will represent Australia at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Australia have been allocated an additional four positions for the Individual Skills Challenge following the two that were awarded to Nikki Sharp and Riley Langille as the highest ranked Australian qualifiers. In the women’s competition Ebony Brunt, Molly Lukowiak and Courtney Mahoney all received a spot after finishing ranked 25th, 44th and 78th respectively in the Individual Skills Challenge qualifications. In the men’s competition Sai Lake received a spot after finishing 84th in qualifications. Andrew Brunt and Sandra Langille have been named as team officials for the Games.

Further information:
Ice Hockey Australia post
YOG Skills Challenge Results on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Women on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Men on IIHF.com

Related:
Sharp and Langille qualify for 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Adelaide Generals 2019-20 roster

The Adelaide Generals have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Nicholas Bowe, Tyler Boyle, Joseph Maatouk, Noah Maley, Morris O’Handley, Connor Smith, Zachary Steele (from Banff Hockey Academy Prep) and Matúš Trnka (from HC Presov U16).

While dropped from the roster are Nathaniel Benson (to Carleton Place Jr. Canadians), Brandon Hodge, Jake Hazel, Jolyon Oakey, Neil Opolentisima, Dylan Pope, Sebastian Smith and Byron Tschuma.

Roster
#1 Jeremy Friederich
#2 Brad Chenoweth
#5 Kyle Clark
#6 Tyler Boyle
#8 Morris O’Handley
#11 Connor Smith
#15 Noah Maley
#17 Andrew Chen
#32 Matúš Trnka
#35 Nicholas Bowe
#43 Craig Meharry
#57 Cameron Pope
#61 Joseph Maatouk
#65 Timothy Benson
#75 Ambrose Foster
#81 Zachary Steele

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Adelaide Rush. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, edging out the second placed Rush on goal difference. Next week the Brisbane Goannas host the Rush in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–7 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 3–1 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Adelaide Rush 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 4 1 0 0 3 3
Brisbane Goannas 6 1 0 0 5 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 24 November 2019

2019-20 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019-20 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sabres defeating the Melbourne Glaciers in all three games at the O’Brien Icehouse. Following their wins the Sabres move to the top of the standings, six points ahead of the second placed Sydney Wolf Pack. Competition resumes on 7 December with the Brisbane Blitz hosting the Wolf Pack at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 5-3 Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres 6-3 Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres 6-0 Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sabres 4 3 0 0 1 9
Sydney Wolf Pack 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 0 0 3 0
Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 24 November 2019