Cockburn Ice Arena

Perth Inferno established

The Perth team looking to enter the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League for the 2018-19 season have been named the Perth Inferno. Tryouts for the Inferno will be held on 7 and 14 November at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Inferno will compete in two exhibition games on 17 and 18 February against the Sydney Sirens at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink.

Last month the Western Australian team competing in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series played in an exhibition game against the Melbourne Ice as part of their bid to enter the AWIHL. Western Australia lost the match 2-3.

AJIHL news: 14 October 2017

Brisbane Blitz
– The Blitz have named Ben Spillane as their assistant coach and Marcelle Tripp as manager and medic for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Spillane and Tripp join Sebastien Gobeil on the team staff after Gobeil was named head coach last week.

Perth Sharks
– Ice Hockey WA have named their team staff for the upcoming 2017-18 AJIHL season. Dave Ruck has been named as head coach with Alastair Punler as his assistant. Gill McLean has been named team manager.
– The team will hold one tryout session before naming their roster. This will be held on 13 November at the Perth Ice Arena.
– Cockburn Ice Arena will serve as the venue for the first Perth tournament of the season. The tournament will run on 9 and 10 December with the Sharks competing against the Adelaide Generals.

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

Perth Sharks to play All Stars team

The Perth Sharks have announced that they will take on an All Stars team in two exhibition games at Cockburn Ice Arena on 8 April and 15 April. The two games are being held as a celebration of their silver medal at the 2016-17 AJIHL playoffs as well as a goodbye to the 1996 players. For more information see their Facebook page.

Update: The Sharks have defeated the All Stars 9-3 in the 15 April game. No score has been made available for the 8 April game.

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks. The Generals lead the Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference after four games and leads the league overall, two points ahead of the Brisbane Blitz. Competition resumes on 5 February with the Sydney Wolf Pack taking on the Sydney Sabres at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 2 results
– Adelaide Generals 10 – 2 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 26 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 6 – 3 Perth Sharks (08:00, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 0 – 8 Adelaide Generals (18:15, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals 9 – 1 Melbourne Glaciers (11:15, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 3 Perth Sharks (14:00, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4 – 5 Adelaide Generals (07:00, 29 January 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 1 February 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season update: Games & Teams

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming Round 2 of the 2016-17 season. Round 2 will feature the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks. Due to the reformatted competition both the Melbourne Whalers and Perth Pelicans have been folded by their respective State associations to allow for the growth into the new cities.

Round 2 of the 2016-17 season will take place in Perth at the Cockburn Ice Arena, Perth Ice Arena and the Xtreme Ice Arena and will run from 26 January to 29 January.

Schedule
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 26 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (08:00, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (18:15, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (08:00, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (16:45, 28 January 2017, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (07:00, 29 January 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Southern Suns claim 2016 UIHC title

The Southern Suns have won the 2016 Ultimate Ice Hockey Championship (UIHC) two games to one and claim their first tournament title. The Suns lost the opening game of the tournament continuing the Northern Stars unbeaten streak from 2015 where they won all three games and claimed the inaugural UIHC Cup. The Suns however bounced back winning Game 2 at the Perth Ice Arena before claiming the series in Game 3 at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Suns defenceman Jamie Woodman was named the tournaments most valuable player.

For more information on the tournament see the website.

Schedule
– Game 1: Northern Stars 4 – 2 Southern Suns (15 October 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Jonathon Bremner
– Game 2: Northern Stars 2 – 3 Southern Suns (22 October 2016, Perth Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Rob Haselhurst
– Game 3: Northern Stars 2 – 6 Southern Suns (29 October 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Andrew Cox

2016 Tange National Championship

The 2016 Tange National Championship has finished with New South Wales defeating the Australian Capital Territory 4-1 in the gold medal game. The Tange tournament is open to players 18 and under and is held between the state associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the Cockburn Ice Arena and the tournament ran from 6 July to 8 July. The ACT’s Jordon Brunt finished as the leading scorer with 13 points and Dale Tilsted of New South Wales finished as the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.941.

For more information see the tournament website

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Victoria 3 – 0 South Australia (14:30, 6 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 2: New South Wales 5 – 2 Queensland (16:15, 6 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 3: Western Australia 4 – 3 SO Australian Capital Territory (18:15, 6 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 4: South Australia 0 – 5 New South Wales (07:30, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 5: Australian Capital Territory 3 – 1 Victoria (09:15, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 6: Queensland 1 – 4 Western Australia (11:00, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 7: Victoria 2 – 0 New South Wales (15:30, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 8: Queensland 2 – 5 Australian Capital Territory (17:15, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 9: South Australia 1 – 2 Western Australia (19:00, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 10: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 4 New South Wales (07:30, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 11: Western Australia 3 – 4 SO Victoria (09:15, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 12: South Australia 2 – 4 Queensland (11:00, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 13: New South Wales 5 – 0 Western Australia (15:30, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 14: Queensland 0 – 5 Victoria (17:15, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 15: Australian Capital Territory 1 – 0 South Australia (19:00, 8 July 2016). Game Card

Standings after Game 15:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 5 4 0 0 1 12
Victoria 5 3 1 0 1 11
Australian Capital Territory 5 3 0 1 1 10
Western Australia 5 2 1 1 1 9
Queensland 5 1 0 0 4 3
South Australia 5 0 0 0 5 0

Playoff round:
– Semifinal 1: Western Australia 0 – 4 New South Wales (08:30, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– Semifinal 2: Australian Capital Territory 3 – 1 Victoria (10:15, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– 5th/6th placement: South Australia 1 – 3 Queensland (14:30, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– Bronze Medal: Victoria 4 – 1 Western Australia (16:15, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– Gold Medal: Australian Capital Territory 1 – 4 New South Wales (18:00, 9 July 2016). Game Card

Final standings:
– 1st: New South Wales
– 2nd: Australian Capital Territory
– 3rd: Victoria
– 4th: Western Australia
– 5th: Queensland
– 6th: South Australia