Ebony Brunt

Sharp and Langille qualify for 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Nikki Sharp and Riley Langille have both qualified for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games’ Individual Skills Challenge after posting the highest scores among Australia’s qualifiers. Sharp’s qualifying score was also highest in the world women’s ranking, while Langille ranked 34th in the men’s ranking. Australia currently has two allocated positions at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games but are hoping to be allocated more places based on time. In the women’s ranking Ebony Brunt, Molly Lukowiak and Courtney Mahoney ranked 25th, 44th and 78th respectively. In the men’s ranking Sai Lake came in at 84th.

Further information:
Ice Hockey Australia post
YOG Skills Challenge Results on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Women on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Men on IIHF.com

Sydney Sirens 2019-20 roster

The Sydney Sirens have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. New players to the team include Nadine Edney (St. Lawrence University), Sarah Edney (Buffalo Beauts), Tina Girdler (Brisbane Goannas), Jillian Murphy, Kayla Nielsen (St. Lawrence University) and Maya Zyl.

While dropped from the roster are Erin Beaver, Kristen Embrey, Sandra Giustiniani, Paula Keen, Annelie Kvisle, Amanda Laine, Olivia Last (RoKi), Phoebe Roberts and Shiarna Tarasenko.

In terms of team staff Jayden Ryan replaces Jeff Helbren as head coach. Helbren served as head coach for the Sirens for the last two seasons. Kaylee White and Don MacDonald come in as assistant coaches replacing James Hammond.

Roster
Anna Badaoui
Ebony Brunt
Ava Calabria
Elizabeth Chia
Stephenie Cochrane
Sera Dogramaci
Nadine Edney (I)
Sarah Edney (I)
Tina Girdler
Sharna Godfrey
Remi Harvey
Eiland Kenyon
Amelia Matheson
Cleo Mayer
Hollie McFadden
Katherine McOnie
Jillian Murphy
Kayla Nielsen (I)
Chloe Walker
– Maya Zyl

Staff
– Head coach: Jayden Ryan
– Assistant coach: Kaylee White
– Assistant coach: Don MacDonald
– Team manager: Neil McFadden

Canberra Pirates 2018 awards night

The Canberra Pirates held their 2018 awards night on 5 October. The Pirates announced club awards and awards specific to their two teams that played in the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series and New South Wales Women’s League.

– Club Award: Alexandra Rose
– Most Improved: Brittany Williams
– Rookie of the Year: Brittany Williams
– Pirates Spirit Award: Dilli Kenyon

AW2SCS T
– Most Valuable Player: Chelsea Rieger
– Leading Goal Scorer: Chelsea Rieger
– Best Defence: Peta Lehoczky
– Player’s Player: Peta Lehoczky

Women’s Travel Team
– Most Valuable Player: Kristy Tank
– Leading Goal Scorer: Ebony Brunt
– Best Defense: Kirsten Hudson
– Player’s Player: Kristy Tank