AWIHL

Brisbane Goannas 2019-20 roster

The Brisbane Goannas have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. New players to the team include Kelly Costa, Kyniska Hoy, Courtney Mahoney, Imogen Perry (Brisbane Blitz), Dannielle Roberts, Samantha Smith and Veronica Watson.

While dropped from the roster are Brittany Gibbs, Tina Girdler (Sydney Sirens), Charlotte Kelly, Alex MacDonald, Danielle Roberts, Anna Santilli and Emma Steele.

Staff changes sees Darryl Dunsford come in as head coach replacing Matthew Gilpin and Megan Gilchrist replaces Ben Stadtmiller as assistant coach.

Roster
Samantha Brophy
Abi Brown
Grace Carbone
Chloe Charles
Kelly Costa
Jaimi Goonan
Cassie Haley (I)
Tracy Hocutt
Kyniska Hoy
Sarah Kinninment
Veera Laiho (I)
Courtney Mahoney
Taylah Pearson
Imogen Perry
Dannielle Roberts
– Samantha Smith
Katherine Thelander
Veronica Watson
Jessica Wytrykusz (I)

Staff
– Head coach: Darryl Dunsford
– Assistant coach: Megan Gilchrist
– Goaltender coach: David Pennell
– Equipment manager: Shaun Memmler
– Stength & Conditioning: Britt Gibbs

Sydney Sirens 2019-20 roster

The Sydney Sirens have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. New players to the team include Nadine Edney (St. Lawrence University), Sarah Edney (Buffalo Beauts), Tina Girdler (Brisbane Goannas), Jillian Murphy, Kayla Nielsen (St. Lawrence University) and Maya Zyl.

While dropped from the roster are Erin Beaver, Kristen Embrey, Sandra Giustiniani, Paula Keen, Annelie Kvisle, Amanda Laine, Olivia Last (RoKi), Phoebe Roberts and Shiarna Tarasenko.

In terms of team staff Jayden Ryan replaces Jeff Helbren as head coach. Helbren served as head coach for the Sirens for the last two seasons. Kaylee White and Don MacDonald come in as assistant coaches replacing James Hammond.

Roster
Anna Badaoui
Ebony Brunt
Ava Calabria
Elizabeth Chia
Stephenie Cochrane
Sera Dogramaci
Nadine Edney (I)
Sarah Edney (I)
Tina Girdler
Sharna Godfrey
Remi Harvey
Eiland Kenyon
Amelia Matheson
Cleo Mayer
Hollie McFadden
Katherine McOnie
Jillian Murphy
Kayla Nielsen (I)
Chloe Walker
– Maya Zyl

Staff
– Head coach: Jayden Ryan
– Assistant coach: Kaylee White
– Assistant coach: Don MacDonald
– Team manager: Neil McFadden

Melbourne Ice Women 2019-20 roster

The Melbourne Ice have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. New players to the team include Kayla Best, Steph Conlon, Sarah Dash, Megan Eady, Shaden Ganac, Shona Green and Meika Yeo. While dropped from the roster are Ruth Brophy, Julia Gabrielson, Kim Lo, Bettina Meyer, Norelle Owen, Taz Scully, Julia Tran and Kristelle Van Der Wolf.

Players
Ashlie Aparicio
Kayla Best
Hollie Bolton
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Carson
Jenelle Carson
– Steph Conlon
Sarah Dash
Lauren Diduszko
Christine Dutton
Megan Eady
Niamh Gallacher
Shaden Ganac
Shona Green
Amilia Grigaliunas
Nicole Jones
Christina Julien
Georgia Moore
Hope Newman
Rylie Padjen
Emily Page
Makayla Peers
Marnie Pullin
Isabela Raymundo
Ketta Scheuerlein
Audrey Wallace
– Meika Yeo

Adelaide Rush 2019-20 roster

The Adelaide Rush have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. New players to the team include Lizzie Aveson (Worcester Blades), Olivia Cook, Michelle Coonan (Lindenwood-Belleville), Sharnita Crompton (IF Troja-Ljungby), Tash Farrier, Sasha Lutz, Natasha Lovell, Angie Mitchell and Hayley Whitington. While dropped from the roster are Kelly Harris, Jayde Hodge, Adela Hrvatin, Jasmine Lister, Cherie Reid, Melissa Tyson and Sally Wilson.

Players
#2 Jamie Lunn
#4 Lizzie Aveson
#6 Tiffany Venning
#7 Olivia Cook
#9 Kaitlyn Malthaner
#10 Meggie Ayris
#11 Jospehine Otto
#12 Natalie Ayris
#16 Sharnita Crompton
#17 Shania Chenoweth
#18 Candice Mitchell
#19 Lily-Mae Edwards
#21 Gail Painter
#22 Tash Farrier
#25 Michelle Coonan
#28 Sasha Lutz
#30 Joanne Phillis
#31 Natasha Lovell
#39 Hayley Whitington
#44 Sarah Wise
#49 Angie Mitchell
#50 Courtney Semmler
#59 Kirsty Venus
#87 Tess Reynolds

Staff
– Head coach: Hayden Crafter
– Assistant Coach: Joey MacDougall
– Manager: Emmy Whitelaw

AWIHL partners with SportsLink Travel

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced SportsLink Travel as their official travel partner for the 2019-20 season. Commissioner, Melissa Rulli, has said that the deal will provide the league’s teams with “a cost equalisation program for airfares” and “a competitive bus transfers, from airport to rink program as well”.

Inferno lose to Hawks

The Perth Inferno have lost their exhibition game against the Hawks IHC 7-11 at the Cockburn Ice Arena. Michelle Clark-Crumpton and Nora MacLaine both scored twice for the Inferno and Marina Nottle, Elizabeth Scala and Rebecca Smith picked up a goal each. For more information see the post from the club.

– Perth Inferno 7-11 Hawks IHC (17:45, 30 September 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)

2019-20 AWIHL season schedule

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the 2019-20 season. The season kicks off on 26 October in Adelaide and concludes with the finals on 1 and 2 February in Melbourne. The season structure remains unchanged from 2018-19 with each team playing two of the four opponents in a four game series with the other two teams being played twice during the season.

Regular season (all times local)
– Perth Inferno – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 26 October 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 27 October 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (15:00, 2 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 2 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (09:00, 3 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 3 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Perth Inferno (17:30, 9 November 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Perth Inferno (08:15, 10 November 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (15:00, 16 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (09:00, 17 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 30 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 1 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sirens – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 7 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 7 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sirens – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 8 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 8 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (15:00, 14 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (09:00, 15 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 11 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice – Perth Inferno (18:00, 11 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – Perth Inferno (12:30, 12 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 12 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 18 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas – Perth Inferno (18:00, 18 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Perth Inferno (12:30, 19 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 19 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

Playoffs (all times local)
– SF1: 4th – 1st (15:00, 1 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– SF1: 3rd – 2nd (17:30, 1 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Third place: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (15:00, 2 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Grand final: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (17:30, 2 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)