2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series

2017 AW2SCS: Finals

The finals of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series have finished with Western Australia defeating the New South Wales Bombers 7-1 in the grand final. The win gives Western Australia their first AW2SCS title, having finished third last season. The Melbourne Dragons finished in third place after defeating the Canberra Pirates in a shootout and the Brisbane Blaze finished fifth after beating the Adelaide Valkyries 3-0. The finals were held at the O’Brien Group Arena and saw each team compete in two games against two teams outside of their own division to complete the regular season. Following the completion of the regular season the teams progressed to the playoffs with qualifying based on their final position in the league standings.

Following the playoffs Western Australia competed in an exhibition game against the Melbourne Ice Women. The Ice won the game 3-2. The game was held as part of Western Australia’s bid to enter the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League in the 2018-19 season.

For more information see the eSportsdesk webpage and the competition’s Facebook page. Also see Thor Technology’s Youtube page for the grand final between Western Australia and the New South Wales Bombers.

Regular season
– Melbourne Dragons 1-2 Brisbane Blaze (13:15, 23 September 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-9 New South Wales Bombers (14:30, 23 September 2017)
– Western Australia 10-1 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 23 September 2017)
– Brisbane Blaze 7-0 Adelaide Valkyries (17:00, 23 September 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 2-13 Western Australia (18:15, 23 September 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 2-3 Melbourne Dragons (19:30, 23 September 2017)

Playoffs
– SF1: Western Australia 7-1 Melbourne Dragons (20:45, 23 September 2017)
– SF2: New South Wales Bombers 2-1 Canberra Pirates (10:00, 23 September 2017)
– 5th/6th Placement: Brisbane Blaze 3-0 Adelaide Valkyries (13:15, 24 September 2017)
– BMG: Melbourne Dragons 2-1 SO Canberra Pirates (14:30, 24 September 2017)
– GMG: Western Australia 7-1 New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 24 September 2017)

Exhibition
– Melbourne Ice Women 3-2 Western Australia (17:00, 24 September 2017)

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 10 10 0 0 20
New South Wales Bombers 10 7 1 2 15
Canberra Pirates 10 4 1 5 9
Melbourne Dragons 10 4 0 6 8
Brisbane Blaze 10 3 0 7 6
Adelaide Valkyries 10 1 0 9 2

East Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 10 7 1 2 15
Canberra Pirates 10 4 1 5 9
Brisbane Blaze 10 3 0 7 6

Western Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 10 10 0 0 20
Melbourne Dragons 10 4 0 6 8
Adelaide Valkyries 10 1 0 9 2

Note: Games consist of three 18 minute periods with no stop clock and a two minute break between periods. The competition is open to players over the age of 14 however AWIHL players must have league approval before competing.

Last updated 24 September 2017

2017 AW2SCS: Western Division – Series 2

Series 2 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – Western Division has finished with wins for Western Australia and the Melbourne Dragons. At the end of Series 2 Western Australia sit on top of the Western Division standings, ten points ahead of the Dragons. Western Australia also lead the league as a whole, three points ahead of the New South Wales Bombers. Competition resumes on 23 September with all six teams in action for the finals.

For more information see the eSportsdesk webpage and the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Western Australia 12-0 Adelaide Valkyries (08:00, 12 August 2017)
– Melbourne Dragons 9-2 Adelaide Valkyries (15:45, 12 August 2017)
– Melbourne Dragons 0-4 Western Australia (17:30, 12 August 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-9 Western Australia (08:15, 13 August 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-9 Melbourne Dragons (11:15, 13 August 2017)
– Western Australia 5-1 Melbourne Dragons (15:45, 13 August 2017)
(all games held at Adelaide Ice Arena)

Western Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 8 8 0 0 16
Melbourne Dragons 8 3 0 5 6
Adelaide Valkyries 8 1 0 7 2

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 8 8 0 0 16
New South Wales Bombers 8 6 1 1 13
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Melbourne Dragons 8 3 0 5 6
Adelaide Valkyries 8 1 0 7 2
Brisbane Blaze 8 1 0 7 2

Note: Games consist of three 18 minute periods with no stop clock and a two minute break between periods. The competition is open to players over the age of 14 however AWIHL players must have league approval before competing.

Last updated 13 August 2017

2017 AW2SCS: East Division – Series 2

Series 2 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – East Division
has finished with all three teams picking up at least one win. At the end of Series 2 the New South Wales Bombers sit on top of the East Division standings, four points ahead of the Canberra Pirates. The Bombers also lead the league as a whole with the Western Division yet to play their second series. Competition resumes on 12 August with Series 2 of the Western Division while the East Division teams return to action on 23 September for the finals in Melbourne.

For more information see the eSportsdesk webpage and the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Canberra Pirates 5-1 Brisbane Blaze (15:30, 22 July 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 3-1 Canberra Pirates (16:30, 22 July 2017)
– Brisbane Blaze 0-3 New South Wales Bombers (17:30, 22 July 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 1-1 New South Wales Bombers (06:00, 23 July 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 4-0 Brisbane Blaze (07:00, 23 July 2017)
– Brisbane Blaze 3-1 Canberra Pirates (08:00, 23 July 2017)
(all games held at Gold Coast Iceland)

East Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 8 6 1 1 13
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Brisbane Blaze 8 1 0 7 2

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 8 6 1 1 13
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Western Australia 4 4 0 0 8
Adelaide Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne Dragons 4 1 0 3 2
Brisbane Blaze 8 1 0 7 2

Note: Games consist of three 18 minute periods with no stop clock and a two minute break between periods. The competition is open to players over the age of 14 however AWIHL players must have league approval before competing.

Last updated 23 July 2017

2017 AW2SCS: Western Division – Series 1

Series 1 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – Western Division has finished with all three teams picking up at least one win. At the end of Series 1 Western Australia sit on top of the Western Division standings, six points ahead of the Adelaide Valkyries. Western Australia also lead the league as a whole, two points clear of the New South Wales Bombers. Competition resumes on 22 July when the Gold Coast hosts Series 2 of the East Division while Series 2 of the Western Division is set for 12 August.

There were also a couple of changes to the teams heading into Series 1 of the Western Division. The Western Australian team dropped the “Hawkettes” from their team name and will be play simply as Western Australia. While the South Australian Valkyries are now known as the Adelaide Valkyries.

For more information see the eSportsdesk webpage and the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Western Australia 7-2 Melbourne Dragons (15:00, 29 April 2017)
– Western Australia 8-0 Adelaide Valkyries (16:15, 29 April 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 3-4 Melbourne Dragons (17:30, 29 April 2017)
– Western Australia 16-0 Melbourne Dragons (18:45, 29 April 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 2-1 Melbourne Dragons (12:00, 30 April 2017)
– Western Australia 12-0 Adelaide Valkyries (13:15, 30 April 2017)
(all games held at the Cockburn Ice Arena)

Western Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 4 4 0 0 8
Adelaide Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne Dragons 4 1 0 3 2

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 4 4 0 0 8
New South Wales Bombers 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 3 0 1 6
Adelaide Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne Dragons 4 1 0 3 2
Brisbane Blaze 4 0 0 4 0

Note: Games consist of three 18 minute periods with no stop clock and a two minute break between periods. The competition is open to players over the age of 14 however AWIHL players must have league approval before competing.

Last updated 1 May 2017

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)