AWIHL

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Melbourne Ice in both games at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Sirens remain undefeated and now sit six points clear at the top of the standings. Competition resumes on 2 December with the Adelaide Rush hosting the Melbourne Ice in a double header.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 3 results
– Sydney Sirens 3-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 18 November 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4-2 Melbourne Ice (11:15, 19 November 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 4 4 0 0 0 12
Melbourne Ice 4 2 0 0 2 6
Adelaide Rush 4 1 0 1 2 4
Brisbane Goannas 4 0 1 0 3 2

Last updated 19 November 2017

AWIHL news: 18 November 2017

League
– Melbourne Ice goaltender Tara Woods has been named the Skaters Network Player of the Month for October. Woods played in the team’s season opener against the Brisbane Goannas and recorded a shutout, making 17 saves.
– The AWIHL officially announced the launch of their new website yesterday. For more information see the article from the IHA.

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with both the Adelaide Rush and Brisbane Goannas picking up a win. The win for the Rush is the first since changing their name from the Adelaide Adrenaline. The Rush move up to third in the standings while the Sydney Sirens remain in first place. Next week the Melbourne Ice host the Sirens in a double header at the O’Brien Group Arena.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 2 results
– Brisbane Goannas 3-2 SO Adelaide Rush (16:30, 11 November 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 2-4 Adelaide Rush (10:00, 12 November 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 2 2 0 0 0 6
Melbourne Ice 2 2 0 0 0 6
Adelaide Rush 4 1 0 1 2 4
Brisbane Goannas 4 0 1 0 3 2

Last updated 12 November 2017

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens sit on top of the standings, edging out the Ice on goal difference. Competition resumes on 11 November with the Rush hosting the Goannas in a double header at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

Further information:
2017-18 season preview by Alyssa Longmuir
Live streaming details
League website

Round 1 results
– Adelaide Rush 2-6 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 28 October 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 0-2 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 28 October 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 4-9 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 29 October 2017, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 1-6 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 29 October 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

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

Last updated 29 October 2017

Perth Inferno established

The Perth team looking to enter the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League for the 2018-19 season have been named the Perth Inferno. Tryouts for the Inferno will be held on 7 and 14 November at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Inferno will compete in two exhibition games on 17 and 18 February against the Sydney Sirens at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink.

Last month the Western Australian team competing in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series played in an exhibition game against the Melbourne Ice as part of their bid to enter the AWIHL. Western Australia lost the match 2-3.

Brisbane Goannas 2017-18 roster

The Brisbane Goannas have released their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 AWIHL season. Into the team are Samantha Brophy, Tina Girdler, Jaimi Goonan, Sarah Kinniment, Dannielle Roberts and Dana Robitallie. While dropped from the roster are Ashleigh Brown, Shaela Doig, Emma Gray, Charlotte Kelly, Brittany Parkyn, Rosanna Routledge, Anna Santilli and Tiffany Venning. The Goannas kick of their 2017-18 season on 28 October against the Melbourne Ice at the O’Brien Group Arena.

Defence
Kelly Costa
– Jaimi Goonan
Veronica Watson
Tracy Hocutt

Forwards
Christina Badgley
– Samantha Brophy
Abi Brown
Georgia Giblin
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Sarah Kinniment
Alex MacDonald
Dannielle Roberts
– Dana Robitallie

Goaltenders
Tina Girdler
Imogen Perry

Staff
– Head Coach: Terry Kiliwnik
– Assistant Coach: Megan Gilchrist
– Team Manager: Jacinta Santilli
– President: Mark Brown
– Vice President: Megan Gilchrist
– Secretary: Jacinta Santilli

Adelaide Rush 2017-18 roster

The Adelaide Rush have released their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 AWIHL season. Into the team are Keesha Atkins, Shania Chenoweth, Candice Mitchell, Ashley Pelkey, Madeleine Prescott, Tiffany Venning, Sally Wilson and Hannah Wright. While dropped from the roster are Katrina Dobo, Tina Girdler, Kelly Harris, Sari Lehmann, Sara-Anne Lemanski and Samara Mihal

Skaters
#12 Natalie Ayris
#17 Shania Chenoweth
#4 Sarah Christensen
#19 Lily-Mae Edwards
#22 Tonii Larpent
#18 Candice Mitchell
#91 Marina Nottle
#2 Ashley Pelkey
#66 Madeleine Prescott
#87 Tess Reynolds
#6 Tiffany Venning
#59 Kirsty Venus
#71 Sally Wilson
#44 Sarah Wise
#7 Hannah Wright

Goaltenders
#33 Keesha Atkins
#30 Jo Phillis

Staff
– Head Coach: Josef Rezek
– Assistant Coach: Corey Smith
– Manager: Nikki Brammer

Sydney Sirens 2017-18 roster

The Sydney Sirens have released their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 AWIHL season. Into the team are Lara Azzopardi, Elizabeth Chia, Georgia Clarke, Sara Edmonds, Kristen Embrey, Emily Even, Katie Facaris, Paula Keen, Annelie Kvisle, Melanie Lloyd and Krista Murphy. While dropped from the roster are Erin Bow, Sera Dogramaci, Sandra Giustiniani, Krista Korhonen, Andrea Lim, Fiona Moon, Alex Stefan and Kaylee White

Skaters
Lara Azzopardi
Erin Beaver (I)
Ava Calabria
Elizabeth Chia
Georgia Clarke
Stephenie Cochrane
Sharnita Crompton
Sara Edmonds
Kristen Embrey (I)
Emily Even
Sharna Godrey
Remi Harvey
– Annelie Kvisle
Melanie Lloyd
Amelia Matheson
Hollie McFadden
Kath McOnie
– Krista Murphy
Shiarna Tarasenko
Chloe Walker

Goaltenders
Ella Licari
Katie Facaris
– Paula Keen

Staff
– Coach: Troy Morgan
– Coach: Jeff Helbren
– Goaltender Coach: Sera Dogramaci
– General Manager: Peter Azzopardi
– Equipment Manager: Michael Sinclair
– Treasurer: Neil McFadden
– Media/Marketing: Courtney Laura
– Photos/Design: Mark Bradford