Round 1 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games of their double header. As a result of their wins the Ice sit six points clear at the top of the standings. Next week the Sydney Sirens host the Ice in Liverpool.
The AWIHL have also announced that they will live stream the entire season in partnership with Thought Fox Media Group and released a promo video to mark the announcement.
– Brisbane Goannas 1–12 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 27 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 28 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream
Last updated 28 October 2018
The Brisbane Goannas have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 AWIHL season. They have stated however this roster is for their first weekend of the season so there could be some changes heading into the rest of the season. Matt Gilpin replaces Terry Kiliwnik as head coach and Ben Stadtmiller replaces Megan Gilchrist as the teams assistant coach.
Into the team are Grace Carbone, Chloe Charles, Cassie Haley, Charlotte Kelly, Veera Laiho (from Mestis Q), Taylah Pearson, Emma Steele (from Melbourne Ice) and Jessica Wytrykusz. While players dropped from the roster include Christina Badgley, Ashleigh Brown, Kelly Costa, Brittany Gibbs, Georgia Giblin, Lindsey Kiliwnik, Imogen Perry, Dana Robitallie, Anna Santilli, Lynzey Valianes and Veronica Watson.
– Abi Brown
– Grace Carbone
– Chloe Charles
– Samantha Brophy
– Tina Girdler (G)
– Jaimi Goonan
– Cassie Haley
– Tracy Hocutt
– Charlotte Kelly
– Sarah Kinninment
– Veera Laiho
– Alexandra MacDonald
– Taylah Pearson (G)
– Dannielle Roberts
– Emma Steele
– Katherine Thelander
– Jessica Wytrykusz
The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the 4-2 Sydney Sirens in the grand final. The Ice advanced to the final after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 5-1 in the semifinals while the Sirens progressed with a 7-4 win over the Adelaide Rush. The win gives the Ice their sixth title and first since 2016.
Following the final the league also handed out the player awards. The Sydney Sirens’ Stephenie Cochrane was named the Skaters Network Player of the Year and Erin Beaver won best defenceman. Best goaltender was awarded to Keesha Atkins of the Adelaide Rush and the Rush’s Ashley Pelkey was named best forward. The Melbourne Ice’s Marnie Pullin won the Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year and Jessica Pinkerton was the highest posts scorer.
– Adelaide Rush 4-7 Sydney Sirens (15:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 1-5 Melbourne Ice (17:30, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
Third place game
– Brisbane Goannas 2-1 Adelaide Rush (14:30, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 4-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
Last updated 18 March 2018
The final round of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Goannas and Melbourne Ice both picking up a win each in their double header. The regular season finishes with the Sydney Sirens in first place, six points ahead of the Melbourne Ice. The Brisbane Goannas finish in third, edging the Adelaide Rush with less goals against in games between the two teams. Competition resumes on 17 March with the playoffs being held at the O’Brien Group Arena. In the semifinals the Sirens will take on the Rush and the Ice will play the Goannas.
– Melbourne Ice 0-1 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 3 March 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 4 March 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
Last updated 4 March 2018
Round 7 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with both the Brisbane Goannas and Adelaide Rush picking up a win in their double header at Iceworld Boondall. The Sydney Sirens remain on top of the standings, while the Goannas move up to third with a superior goal difference over the Rush. Next week the Sirens host the Melbourne Ice in a double header in Canterbury and Liverpool.
– Adelaide Rush 2-1 SO Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 3 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 3-7 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 4 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
Last updated 4 February 2018
Round 6 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice. The Sirens currently sit on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Ice. Competition resumes on 3 February with the Brisbane Goannas hosting the Adelaide Rush in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.
Round 6 results
– Sydney Sirens 10-4 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 13 January 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 1-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 13 January 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4-0 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 14 January 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 1-8 Melbourne Ice (15:15, 14 January 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
Last updated 14 January 2018
Round 5 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with the Sirens winning both games against the Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Melbourne Ice. Competition resumes on 13 January with the Melbourne Ice hosting the Adelaide Rush and the Sydney Sirens travel to Brisbane to take on the Goannas.
Round 5 results
– Brisbane Goannas 1-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 9 December 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 0-4 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 10 December 2017, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
Last updated 10 December 2017
Round 2 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with both the Adelaide Rush and Brisbane Goannas picking up a win. The win for the Rush is the first since changing their name from the Adelaide Adrenaline. The Rush move up to third in the standings while the Sydney Sirens remain in first place. Next week the Melbourne Ice host the Sirens in a double header at the O’Brien Group Arena.
Round 2 results
– Brisbane Goannas 3-2 SO Adelaide Rush (16:30, 11 November 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 2-4 Adelaide Rush (10:00, 12 November 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
Last updated 12 November 2017