Adelaide Valkyries

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: 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

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