Melbourne Ice Women

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice and Perth Inferno. Following the results of the weekend the Sydney Sirens claim the regular season title, their first since the 2017-18 season. The Inferno pickup the final spot in the 2020 AWIHL playoffs following their two wins over the Brisbane Goannas. With the regular season over the league now moves onto the playoffs which will be held on 1 and 2 February at the O’Brien Icehouse. In the semifinals the Sirens take on the Inferno and the Ice play will play the Rush.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Rush 2–4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 18 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–4 Perth Inferno (18:00, 18 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–9 Perth Inferno (12:30, 19 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 2–3 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 19 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL T L PTS
Sydney Sirens 12 8 2 1 0 1 29
Adelaide Rush 12 8 1 1 0 2 27
Melbourne Ice 12 7 0 1 1 3 23
Perth Inferno 12 2 0 0 1 9 7
Brisbane Goannas 12 1 0 0 0 11 3

Last updated 19 January 2020

Ice v Inferno game ruled a tie

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced that the 12 January game between the Melbourne Ice and Perth Inferno will be treated as a tie instead of an overtime win to the Perth Inferno. The decision comes after the game progressed to a 3-on-3 overtime instead of a shootout which goes against league rules. Perth won the game and was initially awarded two points and the Ice one point. As a result each team will receive one point each, dropping the Inferno’s total points for the season to one.

Updated standings

Team GP W SOW SOL T L PTS
Sydney Sirens 12 8 2 1 0 1 29
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 0 27
Melbourne Ice 10 5 0 1 1 3 17
Brisbane Goannas 10 1 0 0 0 9 3
Perth Inferno 10 0 0 0 1 9 1

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens, Melbourne Ice and Perth Inferno. The Sirens move to the top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Adelaide Rush. The round also saw the use of a 3-on-3 overtime instead of the usual shootout for the 12 January game between the Inferno and Ice. The Inferno went on to win in overtime to pick up their first win of the season. The league later changed the result to a tie due to a breach of rules (see below). Next week the Ice host the Rush in Melbourne and the Brisbane Goannas travel to Perth to take on the Inferno.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 5–1 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 11 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice 7–2 Perth Inferno (18:00, 11 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6–6* Perth Inferno (12:30, 12 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 7–4 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 12 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)

*Note: Perth initially won the game 7-6 in overtime. League rules however state that games tied at the end of regulation must proceed to a shootout so as a result the AWIHL reassessed the game as a tie and each team was awarded one point each.

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL T L PTS
Sydney Sirens 12 8 2 1 0 1 29
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 0 27
Melbourne Ice 10 5 0 1 1 3 17
Brisbane Goannas 10 1 0 0 0 9 3
Perth Inferno 10 0 0 0 1 9 1

Last updated 17 January 2020

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished both the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice picking up a win from their double header. The Adelaide Rush remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed Sirens. Following the results of the weekend the Ice become the third team to qualify for the 2020 AWIHL playoffs, joining the Rush and the Sirens. Competition resumes on 11 January with the Brisbane Goannas hosting the Sirens and the Ice travelling to Perth to take on the Inferno.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 3–4 SO Sydney Sirens (20:15, 14 December 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Ice 7–5 Sydney Sirens (09:30, 15 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 27
Sydney Sirens 10 6 2 1 1 23
Melbourne Ice 8 4 0 1 3 13
Brisbane Goannas 8 1 0 0 7 3
Perth Inferno 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 15 December 2019

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Rush, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Sirens. The Rush remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sirens. Next week the Sirens host the Ice in a double header in Penrith and Liverpool.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–4 SO Adelaide Rush (16:00, 7 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 7 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sirens 6–5 SO Adelaide Rush (09:30, 8 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–7 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 8 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 27
Sydney Sirens 8 6 1 1 0 21
Melbourne Ice 6 3 0 0 3 9
Brisbane Goannas 8 1 0 0 7 3
Perth Inferno 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 8 December 2019

AIHL and AWIHL clubs feature in Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019

The CBR Brave, Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women have all ranked in the Top 25 of the Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019 list produced by Platinum Asset Management and GAIN LINE Analytics. The CBR Brave ranked highest for ice hockey coming in at ninth and was the only AIHL club featured. The Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women ranked 21st and 23rd respectively. The Newcastle Northstars dropped out of the Top 25 after ranking 19th in the 2018 list.

Further information:
Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019
Best Sporting Team 1994-2018
Brave emerge as Canberra’s best team in Gain Line Analytic study by Chris Dutton

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Adelaide Rush. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, edging out the second placed Rush on goal difference. Next week the Brisbane Goannas host the Rush in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–7 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 3–1 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Adelaide Rush 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 4 1 0 0 3 3
Brisbane Goannas 6 1 0 0 5 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 24 November 2019

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019-20 AWIHL season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Sirens and Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens move to the top of the standings, edging out the second placed Adelaide Rush on goal difference. Next week the Perth Inferno host the Rush in a double header at Cockburn Ice Arena.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 3–1 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 2 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Inferno 9–10 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 2 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Inferno 3–7 Sydney Sirens (09:30, 3 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 1–3 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 3 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings

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

Last updated 3 November 2019

Glaciers defeat Melbourne Ice Women

The Melbourne Glaciers have defeated the Melbourne Ice Women 12-2 in an exhibition game at the O’Brien Icehouse. The game was held as part of a pre-season practice for both teams. The Ice kick their AWIHL season off on 2 November while the Glaciers’ AJIHL season begins on 23 November. For more information see the post from the Melbourne Ice.

– Melbourne Glaciers 12-2 Melbourne Ice Women (26 October 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

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