2016-17 AWIHL season

2017 Adelaide Rush player awards

The Adelaide Rush held their end of season presentation lunch today at The Hilton Hotel and presented their 2016-17 season player awards.

– Most Valuable Player: Natlie Ayris
– Highest Point Scorer: Natalie Ayris
– Most Improved: Sarah Wise
– Rookie of the Year: Sarah Christensen
– President’s Award: Nikki Brammer
– Arch D Radio Award for Best Player: Tess Reynolds

2017 AWIHL playoffs

The Sydney Sirens have won the 2017 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 4-3 following a shootout. The Sirens advanced to the final after defeating the Adelaide Rush 10-0 in the semifinals while the Goannas progressed with a 3-0 win over the Melbourne Ice in their semifinal. The win gives the Sirens their first Joan McKowen Trophy having previously finished as runners-up.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website or read the article on the final by Bernard McNamara at theAIHL.com.

Semifinals
– Adelaide Rush 0 – 10 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 11 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 0 – 3 Brisbane Goannas (19:30, 11 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Third place game
– Melbourne Ice 14 – 1 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 12 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Grand final
– Brisbane Goannas 3 – 4 SO Sydney Sirens (18:30, 12 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Last updated 12 March 2017

Shona Powell named AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month

Melbourne Ice forward Shona Powell has been named the AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month for February. Powell finishes the regular season in fifth place in terms of points with nine goals and thirteen assists from seven games.

For full league statistics see the esportsdesk.com website

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 9

The final round of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League regular season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Adelaide Rush in both games at the Ice Arena. The Sirens finish the regular season in first place, twelve points ahead of the second placed Brisbane Goannas, and claim the regular season title. The teams now move onto the playoffs which will be held on 11 and 12 March at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 9 results:
– Sydney Sirens 12 – 0 Adelaide Rush (16:30, 25 February 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 11 – 1 Adelaide Rush (10:00, 26 February 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 12 9 3 0 0 33
Brisbane Goannas 12 6 0 3 3 21
Melbourne Ice 12 5 1 1 5 18
Adelaide Rush 12 0 0 0 12 0

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Goannas and Melbourne Ice both coming away with a win in their double-header. The standings remain unchanged at the end of the round with the Goannas locking in second place and the Ice third to the end of the regular season. Next week the Adelaide Rush host the Sydney Sirens in the final round of the 2016-17 regular season.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 8 results:
– Melbourne Ice 5 – 4 SO Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 18 February 2017, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice 2 – 3 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 19 February 2017, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 10 7 3 0 0 27
Brisbane Goannas 12 6 0 3 3 21
Melbourne Ice 12 5 1 1 5 18
Adelaide Rush 10 0 0 0 10 0

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second place Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens two wins also hands them the 2016-17 regular season title with two games still to play. Competition resumes on 18 February with the Goannas hosting the Ice at Iceworld Boondall.

In other news the Sydney Sirens Stephanie Cochrane has been named the January Skaters Network Player of the Month. Cochrane recorded two goals and two assists in the Sirens January games against the Melbourne Ice.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 7 results:
– Brisbane Goannas 2 – 6 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 4 February 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Rush 3 – 17 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 4 February 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 2 – 4 Sydney Sirens (10:15, 5 February 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Rush 1 – 10 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 5 February 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 7:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 10 7 3 0 0 27
Brisbane Goannas 10 5 0 2 3 17
Melbourne Ice 10 5 0 1 4 16
Adelaide Rush 10 0 0 0 10 0

Sirens tie exhibition with ADF Ice Hockey

The Sydney Sirens have tied their exhibition game against the ADF Ice Hockey 2-2 today at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink. The Sirens held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period however the ADF responded with two goals to the Sirens one in the second period to tie the game up going into the second break. The scores remained unchanged through the third with both teams unable to get the go ahead goal with the game ending 2-2. The Sirens resume their AWIHL season next weekend when they host the Brisbane Goannas in Canterbury.

– Sydney Sirens 2-2 ADF Ice Hockey (10:00, 29 January 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Brisbane Goannas and Sydney Sirens. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed Goannas. Competition resumes on 4 February with the Sirens hosting the Goannas in Canterbury and the Rush taking on the Ice in Melbourne.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 6 results:
– Brisbane Goannas 8 – 1 Adelaide Rush (16:30, 14 January 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 5 – 2 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 14 January 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 7 – 2 Adelaide Rush (10:00, 15 January 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4 – 3 SO Melbourne Ice (14:15, 15 January 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 6:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 8 5 3 0 0 21
Brisbane Goannas 8 5 0 2 1 17
Melbourne Ice 8 3 0 1 4 10
Adelaide Rush 8 0 0 0 8 0

Ashleigh Brown named AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month

The Brisbane Goannas goaltender Ashleigh Brown has been named the AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month for December. Brown played in one of the two Goannas games in December, earning her first shutout of the season with a 2-0 win against the Adelaide Rush. Brown is currently tied for the lead with the Sydney Sirens Sera Dogramaci in both save percentage and goals against average. Both players currently have a save percentage of 96.6 and a 0.83 goals against average.

For full league statistics see the esportsdesk.com website