AW2SCS

2017 AW2SCS: East Division – Series 1

Series 1 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – East Division has finished with wins for the Canberra Pirates and New South Wales Bombers. At the end of Series 1 the Bombers sit on top of the East Division standings, edging out the Pirates on goal difference. Competition resumes on 29 April when Perth hosts Series 1 of the West Division while Series 2 of the East Division is set for 22 July.

For more information see the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Canberra Pirates 2 – 1 New South Wales Bombers (12:30, 8 April 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 5 – 1 Brisbane Blaze (16:00, 8 April 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 11 – 3 Brisbane Blaze (17:15, 8 April 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 1 – 0 Canberra Pirates (07:00, 9 April 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 7 – 1 Brisbane Blaze (08:15, 9 April 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 10 – 3 Brisbane Blaze (12:15, 9 April 2017)
(all games held at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 3 0 1 6
Brisbane Blaze 4 0 0 4 0

Canberra Pirates release 2017 roster

The Canberra Pirates have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. The Pirates begin their season on 8 April at home at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre where they will be competing in the East Division’s Series 1 against the Brisbane Blaze and New South Wales Bombers.

Goaltenders
– Rhiannon Brooks – #30
– Hannah Butler – #33

Skaters
– Leisha Armstrong – #9
– Nicole Casalis – #10
– Sarah Christensen – #44
– Elfie Fok – #12
– Nikita Horvath – #19
– Fiona Jeffery – #43
– Jess Joss – #8
Eiland Kenyon – #5
– Kimberley Macleod – #3
– Jess McNeill – #29
– Casey Murphy – #87
– Sarah Pilbeam – #42
– Maddie Prescott – #66
– Rish Rummukainen – #11
– Karen Stuart-Williams – #16
– Jane Weatherstone – #80

Melbourne Dragons release 2017 roster

The Melbourne Dragons have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. The Dragons begin their season on 29 April in Perth, Western Australia where they will be competing in the Western Division’s Series 1 against the South Australian Valkyries and Western Australian Hawkettes.

Roster
– Dana Ciernohorsky
– Caroline Dean
– Christine Dutton
– Melanie Galdes
– Emma Heggie
– Maki Katsuyama
– Paula Keen
– Lauren McNabb
– Linda Mendham
Cien Pereira
– Kathrin Scheuerlein
– Paige Scully
– Tara Scully
Emma Steele
– Marie Stella
– Lianora Taralrud-Bay

Staff
– Coach: Jaiden Murray
– Coach: Rylie Padjen
– Coach: Stuart Philps
– Coach: Lawrie Pigot
– Manager: Emma Poynton
– Assistant Manager: Shelley Alexander
– Assistant Manager: Ruth Brooks

2017 AW2SCS season dates announced

The dates for the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series (AW2SCS) have been announced. The 2017 season will feature five series, increasing from three in 2016, and will be split into two separate divisions. The East Division will feature the Canberra Pirates, New South Wales Bombers and the newly formed Brisbane Blaze. The Western Division will consist of the Melbourne Dragons (previously competing as two teams known as the White Dragons and Black Dragons), South Australian Valkyries and Western Australian Hawkettes. Both Divisions will compete in two series each before all six teams come together for the Finals series in Melbourne at the end of September.

The Tier 2 competition was setup in 2016 under the name of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League. The 2016 Series 1 included the Bombers, Pirates, Black Dragons and White Dragons and was won by the Bombers. Series 2 expanded to six teams to include the Hawkettes and Valkyries with the Hawkettes defeating the Bombers in the final 6-0. The final series of 2016 shrink back to a four team competition with the withdrawal of the Valkyries and the White Dragons and was won by the Hawkettes.

2017 schedule
East Division:
– Series 1: 8 April – 9 April 2017 (Canberra, ACT)
– Series 2: 22 July – 23 July 2017 (Gold Coast, QLD)

Western Division:
– Series 1: 29 April – 30 April 2017 (Perth, WA)
– Series 2: 12 August – 13 August 2017 (Adelaide, SA)

Finals
– 23 September – 24 September 2017 (Melbourne, VIC)

2016 AW2IHL: Series 3

Series 3 of the 2016 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Western Australian Hawkettes claiming first place after winning all six of their games. The win gives the Hawkettes their second series win for 2016 after they won Series 2 in July. The New South Wales Bombers claim first place in the 2016 Combined Series standings, seven points clear of the second placed Canberra Pirates.

Series 3 saw the league shrink back to a four team competition with the withdrawal of the South Australian Valkyries and the Melbourne White Dragons. The Valkyries competed in Series 2 while the White Dragons competed in both Series 1 and Series 2.

For more information see the tournament website.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Western Australian Hawkettes 6 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (18:30, 30 September 2016)
– Game 2: Melbourne Black Dragons 1 – 4 Canberra Pirates (07:00, 1 October 2016)
– Game 3: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 3 Western Australian Hawkettes (08:15, 1 October 2016)
– Game 4: New South Wales Bombers 1 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (09:30, 1 October 2016)
– Game 5: Western Australian Hawkettes 3 – 0 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 1 October 2016)
– Game 6: New South Wales Bombers 1 – 1 Canberra Pirates (17:00, 1 October 2016)
– Game 7: Western Australian Hawkettes 4 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (08:30, 2 October 2016)
– Game 8: New South Wales Bombers 3 – 1 Melbourne Black Dragons (09:45, 2 October 2016)
– Game 9: Canberra Pirates 3 – 1 Melbourne Black Dragons (15:00, 2 October 2016)
– Game 10: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 4 Western Australian Hawkettes (16:15, 2 October 2016)
– Game 11: Canberra Pirates 0 – 7 Western Australian Hawkettes (17:30, 2 October 2016)
– Game 12: New South Wales Bombers 2 – 2 Canberra Pirates (10:00, 3 October 2016)

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australian Hawkettes 6 6 0 0 18
New South Wales Bombers 6 2 2 2 8
Canberra Pirates 6 2 2 2 8
Melbourne Black Dragons 6 0 0 6 0

2016 Combined Series standings (after Game 11 of Series 3):

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 16 11 2 3 40
Canberra Pirates 16 7 3 6 33
Western Australian Hawkettes 11 10 0 1 31
Melbourne Black Dragons 15 2 1 12 20
Melbourne White Dragons 9 1 2 6 13
South Australian Valkyries 5 1 0 4 7

Note: For the combined standings points are allocated as follows
– 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss

Last updated 3 October 2016

2016 AW2IHL: Series 2

Series 2 of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League has finished with the Western Australian Hawkettes defeating the New South Wales Bombers 6-0 in the final. The league expanded to six teams for Series 2 with the South Australian Valkyries and Western Australian Hawkettes joining the competition. The New South Wales Bombers who won Series 1 back in March currently lead the 2016 Combined Series standings with 28 points.

Series 3 of the AW2IHL is scheduled for 1 October and 2 October 2016 at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.

On a very minor note, since Series 1 the league name has been slightly re-organised from the “Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League” to the current format of “Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League”. Basically just “Tier 2” being shifted one place to the right. As a result I have adjusted the acronym to be AW2IHL.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Melbourne Black Dragons 4 – 2 Melbourne White Dragons (08:30, 9 July 2016)
– Game 2: New South Wales Bombers 3 – 0 Canberra Pirates (09:45, 9 July 2016)
– Game 3: South Australian Valkyries 1 – 3 Melbourne Black Dragons (15:15, 9 July 2016)
– Game 4: Melbourne Black Dragons 0 – 6 New South Wales Bombers (19:15, 9 July 2016)
– Game 5: Western Australian Hawkettes 11 – 0 South Australian Valkyries (20:30, 9 July 2016)
– Game 6: Canberra Pirates 7 – 0 Melbourne White Dragons (21:45, 9 July 2016)
– Game 7: New South Wales Bombers 5 – 3 Western Australian Hawkettes (23:00, 9 July 2016)
– Game 8: South Australian Valkyries 4 – 3 Melbourne White Dragons (08:30, 10 July 2016)
– Game 9: Canberra Pirates 0 – 5 Western Australian Hawkettes (09:45, 10 July 2016)
– Game 10: Western Australian Hawkettes 8 – 0 Melbourne White Dragons (18:15, 10 July 2016)
– Game 11: New South Wales Bombers 10 – 2 South Australian Valkyries (19:30, 10 July 2016)
– Game 12: Melbourne Black Dragons 0 – 2 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 10 July 2016)

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 4 4 0 0 8
Western Australian Hawkettes 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 2 0 2 4
Melbourne Black Dragons 4 2 0 2 4
South Australian Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne White Dragons 4 0 0 4 0

Playoff round:
– Grand Final: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 6 Western Australia Hawkettes (22:00, 10 July 2016)
– 3rd/5th Game: South Australian Valkyries 1 – 6 Canberra Pirates (23:15, 10 July 2016)

Note: Playoff round games count towards the 2016 Combined Series standings. The 3rd/5th Game was held simply as an additional game to maximise games played.

2016 Combined Series standings (at the end of Series 2):

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 10 9 0 1 28
Canberra Pirates 10 5 1 4 21
Melbourne Black Dragons 9 2 1 6 14
Western Australian Hawkettes 5 4 0 1 13
Melbourne White Dragons 9 1 2 6 13
South Australian Valkyries 5 1 0 4 7

Note: For the combined standings points are allocated as follows
– 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss

Upcoming events in July

On top of the various ongoing leagues there are a few events taking place in the month of July.

The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic – Game 5website
(2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cupwebsite
(2 July 2016 to 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena and Erina Ice Arena)
2016 Syd Tange National Championshipwebsite
(6 July 2016 to 9 July 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena)
2016 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League – Series 2website
(8 July 2016 to 11 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
2016 Kurt DeFris National Championshipwebsite
(14 July 2016 to 17 July 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

2016 A2WIHL: Series 1

The New South Wales Bombers have won Series 1 of the Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League (A2WIHL) after finishing on top of the standings. The Canberra Pirates finished in second place, four points behind the Bombers and the Melbourne White Dragons finished in third with nine points. Series 1 of the A2WIHL was held at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre and is designed to act as a feeder league to the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League.

Of note the two Melbourne teams revived the old logo of the former Melbourne Dragons of the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League, which is now playing as the Melbourne Ice. The Dragons logo itself being a copy of the Mobile Mysticks who competed in the ECHL from 1995 to 2002.

Series 2 of the A2WIHL is scheduled for 9 July and 10 July 2016 at the O’Brien Group Arena with a South Australian team expected to join. A third series is also planned for Newcastle from 1 October to 3 October 2016 with confirmation likely to come this week. Points from Series 1 will carry over to Series 2 and then to Series 3.

For more information on the A2WIHL see the official announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

Series 1 schedule:
– Game 1: White Dragons 0 – 6 Bombers (12:25, 19 March 2016)
– Game 2: Black Dragons 1 – 2 Pirates (15:45, 19 March 2016)
– Game 3: White Dragons 0 – 0 Pirates (17:00, 19 March 2016)
– Game 4: Black Dragons 2 – 9 Bombers (18:15, 19 March 2016)
– Game 5: White Dragons 0 – 2 Pirates (06:30, 20 March 2016)
– Game 6: White Dragons 4 – 3 Black Dragons (07:45, 20 March 2016)
– Game 7: Bombers 2 – 0 Pirates (09:00, 20 March 2016)
– Game 8: White Dragons 1 – 1 Black Dragons (12:15, 20 March 2016)
– Game 9: Bombers 5 – 0 Black Dragons (15:45, 20 March 2016)
– Game 10: Bombers 4 – 0 Pirates (17:00, 20 March 2016)

Standings at the end of Series 1:

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 5 5 0 0 15
Canberra Pirates 5 2 1 2 10
Melbourne White Dragons 5 1 2 2 9
Melbourne Black Dragons 5 0 1 4 6

Note: 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss.

Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League to start 19 March

Ice Hockey Australia have announced the creation of the Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League (A2WIHL) with the Series 1 set to begin tomorrow at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. Series 1 will run on 19 March and 20 March 2016 and includes four teams; Victorian White Dragons, Victorian Black Dragons (includes WA and ACT players), New South Wales Bombers and Canberra Pirates. The formation of the A2WIHL is designed to act as a feeder league to the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL).

The league will be played under some modified rules in order to keep to time constraints. Game duration will be three periods of 17 minutes with no stop time and two minute breaks between periods. The league is open to players 14 years and over however AWIHL players can only compete with league approval. There is also no overtime period or shootouts due to the time constraints. As a result games can be tied and point allocation has been modified with three points for a win, two for a tie and one for a loss.

Series 2 of the A2WIHL is scheduled for 9 July and 10 July 2016 at the O’Brien Group Arena with a South Australian team expected to join. A third series is also planned for New South Wales later in the year.

For more information see the official announcement by Ice Hockey Australia (reproduced here due to lack of publication elsewhere).

Series 1 schedule:
– Game 1: White Dragons – Bombers (12:25, 19 March 2016)
– Game 2: Black Dragons – Pirates (15:45, 19 March 2016)
– Game 3: White Dragons – Pirates (17:00, 19 March 2016)
– Game 4: Black Dragons – Bombers (18:15, 19 March 2016)
– Game 5: White Dragons – Pirates (06:30, 20 March 2016)
– Game 6: White Dragons – Black Dragons (07:45, 20 March 2016)
– Game 7: Bombers – Pirates (09:00, 20 March 2016)
– Game 8: White Dragons – Black Dragons (12:15, 20 March 2016)
– Game 9: Bombers – Black Dragons (15:45, 20 March 2016)
– Game 10: Bombers – Pirates (17:00, 20 March 2016)