AWIHL

Perth Inferno 2019-20 roster

The Perth Inferno have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. The club is yet to announce a further two imports but based on the information available so far we can list the ins and outs.

New players to the team include Sydney Fricker (WA Blaze), Heather Hayduk (WA Blaze), Rachel Kogiopoulos, Celeste Milner, Mariam Hall (WA Blaze), Molly Lukowiak and Sara Sammons.

While dropped from the roster are Celestine Adams, Keesha Atkins, Taylor Cookson, Alivia Del Basso, Katrina Dobo, Melissa Jetten, Ella Licari, Cara Minney-Smith, Courtney Moulton, Shelley Pippo-Giuffre, Courtney Poole, Madison Poole and Tansy Thomas-Bland.

Roster
Lesleigh Bower
Michelle Clarke-Crumpton
Sydney Fricker (G)
Mariam Hall
Heather Hayduk
Sasha Irvine
Sasha King (G)
Rachel Kogiopoulos
Tonii Larpent
Bianca Löwenadler
Molly Lukowiak
Isla Malcolm
Louise McNab
Celeste Milner
Liana Njirich
Marina Nottle
Sara Sammons
Elizabeth Scala
Nikki Sharp
Rebecca Smith

Goannas appoint Dunsford as head coach

The Brisbane Goannas have announced the signing of Darryl Dunsford as head coach for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. He replaces Matthew Gilpin who coached the team in the 2018-19 season. Dunsford previously coached the Brisbane Blitz of the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League in 2016-17. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Adelaide Rush 2019-20 team staff

The Adelaide Rush have announced their team staff for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

– Head Coach: Jamie Holland
– Assistant Coach: Joey MacDougall
– Assistant Coach: Hayden Crafter
– Team Manager: Emmalene Lang
– Game Day Manager: Sara Wilkinson

Perth Inferno 2019-20 team staff and committee

The Perth Inferno have announced their team staff and committee members for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

For more information see the announcements from the club:
Team staff announcement
Committee announcement

Team staff
– Head Coach: Paul Graham
– Assistant Coach: Jason McMahon
– Defence Coach: Jamie Woodman
– Goaltending Coach: Thomas Boschman
– Team Manager: Brooks Goulds
– Medical: Shannon Spencer
– Medical: Jakub Chudy

Committee
– President: Alicia Kelly
– Vice President: Darren Sharp
– Treasurer: Cara Minney-Smith
– Secretary: Matt Mosley
– Marketing and Media: Paul Graham
– Merchandising Manager: Danielle King
– Community Liason: Mickey Kordas
– General Committee: Thomas Boschman
– General Committee: Marina Nottle

Brisbane Goannas 2019 player awards

The Brisbane Goannas have announced their player awards for the 2018-19 AWIHL season.

– Most Valuable Player: Alexandra MacDonald
– Highest Points Scored: Grace Carbone
– Best Forward: Dannielle Roberts
– Best Defence: Tracy Hocutt
– Rookie of the Year: Cassie Haley

2018-19 AWIHL awards

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of their 2018-19 season player awards. The Sydney Sirens picked up four of the six awards with the Melbourne picking up the remaining two. For more information see the league’s announcement.

– Best Forward: Christina Julien (Melbourne Ice)
– Best Defence: Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
– Best Goaltender: Sera Dogramaci (Sydney Sirens)
– Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year: Olivia Last (Sydney Sirens)
– Highest Points: Christina Julien (Melbourne Ice)
– Skaters Network Most Valuable Player of the Finals: Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)

2019 AWIHL playoffs

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2019 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the Sydney Sirens 4-3 in the grand final. The Ice advanced to the final after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 9-2 in the semifinals while the Sirens progressed with a 6-3 win over the Perth Inferno. The win gives the Ice their second title in a row and their seventh title overall.

Further information:
Tickets at Trybooking.com
League website
YouTube live stream account

Schedule
– SF2: Perth Inferno 3-6 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream
– SF1: Brisbane Goannas 2-9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream
– Third place: Brisbane Goannas 3-6 Perth Inferno (15:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream
– Grand final: Sydney Sirens 3-4 Melbourne Ice (18:00, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream

Last updated 10 March 2019

 

AWIHL releases promo video ahead of finals

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have released a short promo video for the upcoming 2019 finals. The playoffs start on 9 March with the semifinals and finish on 10 March with a third place game and the grand final. The four games are held at the Adelaide Ice Arena will be streamed via the AWIHL’s YouTube account.

Further information:
Tickets at Trybooking.com
League website
YouTube live stream account

Schedule
– SF2: Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (10:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– SF1: Brisbane Goannas – Melbourne Ice (16:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Third place: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (15:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Grand final: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (18:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)