AWIHL

AWIHL news: 28 July 2018

Perth Inferno
– The Inferno have announced the signing of American forward Elizabeth Scala for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Scala spent her 2017-18 season playing for ESC Planegg in the Frauen-Bundesliga where she recorded 18 goals and 13 assists in 28 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AWIHL news: 27 July 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Swiss forward Bettina Meyer for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Meyer spent her 2017-18 season playing for Ladies Team Lugano in the Swiss Women’s Hockey League A where she recorded eleven points in 19 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Inferno confirmed for 2018-19

The Perth Inferno have been confirmed as the fifth team in the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League. The Inferno will join the league for the 2018-19 season and are the first expansion team to join the league since its formation in 2006.

During the 2017-18 season the Inferno played two exhibition games against the Sydney Sirens, losing 4-8 and 1-8.

Perth Inferno 2018-19 team staff

The Inferno have announced four members of their team staff for their inaugural season in the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey WA

– Head Coach: Paul Graham
– Assistant Coach: Thomas Boschman
– Strength & Conditioning Coach/Assistant Coach: Alivia Del Basso
– Team Manager: Daniel Juriansz

Brisbane Goannas 2018 player awards

The Brisbane Goannas have announced their player awards for the 2017-18 AWIHL season.

– Best Forward- Christina Badgley
– Best Defence – Veronica Watson
– Most Improved- Lindsey Kiliwnik
– Rookie of Year – Samantha Brophy
– Goannas Award – Tracy Hocutt

2018 AWIHL playoffs

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the 4-2 Sydney Sirens in the grand final. The Ice advanced to the final after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 5-1 in the semifinals while the Sirens progressed with a 7-4 win over the Adelaide Rush. The win gives the Ice their sixth title and first since 2016.

Following the final the league also handed out the player awards. The Sydney Sirens’ Stephenie Cochrane was named the Skaters Network Player of the Year and Erin Beaver won best defenceman. Best goaltender was awarded to Keesha Atkins of the Adelaide Rush and the Rush’s Ashley Pelkey was named best forward. The Melbourne Ice’s Marnie Pullin won the Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year and Jessica Pinkerton was the highest posts scorer.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Semifinals
– Adelaide Rush 4-7 Sydney Sirens (15:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 1-5 Melbourne Ice (17:30, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Third place game
– Brisbane Goannas 2-1 Adelaide Rush (14:30, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Melbourne Ice 4-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 18 March 2018