AW2SCS

2019 AW2SCS: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with wins for the New South Wales Bombers, Melbourne Chargers, WA Blaze and Canberra Pirates. The Bombers sit atop the standings at the end of the round, two points of the second placed Chargers. Round 2 of the competition is scheduled for 13 and 14 July in Adelaide.

There have also been a couple of changes during the off-season. Previously announced as the Perth Blaze, the Western Australian team have changed their name to the WA Blaze. The team is the second to use to use the Blaze name with the Brisbane Blaze previously representing Queensland in 2017. The other change to the competition sees the Southern Stars drop out of the competition having represented Queensland during the 2018 season.

Further information:
AW2SCS’ Facebook page
AW2SCS’ eSportsdesk page for statistics

Results (all times local)
– New South Wales Bombers 3-1 Canberra Pirates (19:00, 5 April 2019)
– WA Blaze 1-3 New South Wales Bombers (12:15, 6 April 2019)
– Melbourne Chargers 5-2 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 6 April 2019)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 WA Blaze (17:00, 6 April 2019)
– Melbourne Chargers 3-3 New South Wales Bombers (18:15, 6 April 2019)
– New South Wales Bombers 12-1 Adelaide Valkyries (07:30, 7 April 2019)
– WA Blaze 2-3 Canberra Pirates (08:45, 7 April 2019)
– Melbourne Chargers 6-1 Adelaide Valkyries (12:15, 7 April 2019)
– Canberra Pirates 1-3 New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 7 April 2019)
– Melbourne Chargers 4-0 WA Blaze (17:00, 7 April 2019)
– Canberra Pirates 7-2 Adelaide Valkyries (18:15, 7 April 2019)

Regular season standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 5 4 1 0 9
Melbourne Chargers 4 3 1 0 7
Canberra Pirates 5 2 0 3 4
WA Blaze 4 1 0 3 2
Adelaide Valkyries 4 0 0 4 0

Last updated 7 April 2019

Perth Blaze revised roster

The Perth Blaze have released an updated roster due to injuries ahead of the first round of the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series.

Players
#4 Louise McNab
#6 Alycia Harris
#7 Kelsey Jovanou
#8 Carole Kilgallon
#12 Miriam Hall
#13 Sydney Fricker
#18 Sara Magnuson
#28 Anna Shephard
#30 Sasha King (G)
#31 Shannon Spencer
#33 Madeleine Antill
#44 Heather Hayduk
#78 Kate Pallier

Reserves
#2 Claire Dowling
#17 Miller Sampson
#19 Georgia Renn
#21 Vivian Vu (G)
#23 Tessa Ryles

Staff
– Head Coach: Marina Nottle

Melbourne Chargers 2019 roster

The Melbourne Chargers have released their roster for the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series.

Main roster
Steph Bell
– Kayla Best
– Shelly Clarkson
Emily Davis-Tope
– Natalie Efimoff
– Leila El Allaui
Katie Facaris
Niamh Gallacher
– Thea Jones
– Lauren McNabb
Emily Page
Krystyn Raymundo
Isabela Raymundo
– Veronica Ryan
– Tara Scully
– Paige Scully
– Lianora Taralrud-Bay
Julia Tran

Development team
– Amanda Blondin
– Bronwyn Cashin
– Dana Ciernohorsky
– Melanie Deksnis
– Caroline Dickie
– Anshlea Gagnon
Amelia Grigaliunas
– Aimee Patchin
Makayla Peers
– Georgia Sobol
– Marie Stella
– Audry Wallace

Staff
– Shelly Alexander
– Lyndsay Buchanan
Georgia Moore
Jeremy Muir
– Lawrie Pigot
Emma Poynton

Melbourne Dragons become the Melbourne Chargers

The Melbourne Dragons of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series have changed their name to the Melbourne Chargers for the upcoming 2019 season.

The change of name also sees a new logo for the club. This abandons the clubs use of a slightly re-designed version of the Mobile Mysticks‘ dragon logo.

For more information see the club’s announcement.

New logo:
Melbourne Chargers

Former logos:
Melbourne Dragons

New South Wales Bomber 2019 roster

The New South Wales Bomber have released their roster for the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series.

Players
Imogene Alexander
– Leah Atkinson
Anna Badaoui
– Alison Bryce
– Kris Boundy
Georgia Clarke
Kirsty Crockford
– Derryn Cromhout
– Alex Dodd
– Cheryl Fowler
– Kayla Franchesca
Molly Graham
Cleo Mayer
Sienna Nicholson
– Abbey Shepherd

Reserve
– Amanda Cole-Clark

Perth Blaze join the AW2SCS

Western Australia will be represented by the Perth Blaze in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series (AW2SCS). Western Australia previously competed in the tournament under the names of Western Australia and the Western Australian Hawkettes from 2016-2017 and announced their intention to return to the competition last month. The Blaze have adopted the branding of the AWIHL’s Perth Inferno and will compete in their first AW2SCS tournament in Canberra from 5 to 8 April. The club also released their 2019 team roster for the tournament.

Further information:
Perth Blaze Facebook page

Players
#4 Louise McNab
#8 Carole Kilgallon
#11 Nikki Sharp
#12 Miriam Hall
#13 Sydney Fricker
#14 Maddy Ruscoe
#18 Sara Magnuson
#28 Anna Shephard
#30 Sasha King (G)
#31 Shannon Spencer
#44 Heather Hayduk
#78 Kate Pallier
– Jazmin Kaszala

Reserves
#17 Miller Sampson
#19 Georgia Renn
#21 Vivian Vu (G)
#23 Tessa Ryles
– Madeleine Antill
– Claire Dowling

Staff
– Head Coach: Marina Nottle

Perth Blaze logo

Western Australia to return to the AW2SCS

Western Australia have announced their intention to form a team for the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. Western Australia previously competed in 2016 under the name of Western Australian Hawkettes and in 2017 simply as Western Australia and won the 2017 regular season and playoffs. For more information see the Women’s Ice Hockey Western Australia.

Canberra Pirates 2018-19 committee

The Pirates have announced their new committee for 2018-19.

– President: Jodie Cochrane
– Secretary: Alex Croyle
– Treasurer: MC Walker
– Committee Member: Brittany Williams
– Committee Member: Jessica Xena JJ

– Outgoing members: Karen Stuart-Williams and Jennifer Hansen Carmody

Canberra Pirates 2018 awards night

The Canberra Pirates held their 2018 awards night on 5 October. The Pirates announced club awards and awards specific to their two teams that played in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series and New South Wales Women’s League.

– Club Award: Alexandra Rose
– Most Improved: Brittany Williams
– Rookie of the Year: Brittany Williams
– Pirates Spirit Award: Dilli Kenyon

AW2SCS T
– Most Valuable Player: Chelsea Rieger
– Leading Goal Scorer: Chelsea Rieger
– Best Defence: Peta Lehoczky
– Player’s Player: Peta Lehoczky

Women’s Travel Team
– Most Valuable Player: Kristy Tank
– Leading Goal Scorer: Ebony Brunt
– Best Defense: Kirsten Hudson
– Player’s Player: Kristy Tank