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2018 AW2SCS: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the New South Wales Bombers extending their lead at the top of the standings. The Bombers are now six points clear of the second placed Canberra Pirates. All games are being held at the Ice Arena in Adelaide. The final round of the 2018 season will be held on 22 and 23 September in Melbourne.

Game 9 between the Southern Stars and Melbourne Dragons was replaced with an exhibition game between the Dragons and a team of South Australian Selects. The Dragons won the game 1-0. No reason was given for the change in schedule however the best guess is that the Stars had to leave the tournament early. So as a result we will show the game as a 5-0 forfeit in favour of the Dragons and will reflect this in the standings.

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

Schedule (all games at Adelaide Ice Arena)
– New South Wales Bombers 5-3 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 28 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 28 July 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 3-0 Southern Stars (18:15, 28 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 3-5 New South Wales Bombers (07:30, 29 July 2018)
– Southern Stars 4-4 Adelaide Valkyries (08:45, 29 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 2-1 Canberra Pirates (10:00, 29 July 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 10-0 Southern Stars (11:15, 29 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-10 New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 29 July 2018)
– Cancelled: Southern Stars Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 29 July 2018). Stars forfeit, Dragons awarded a 5-0 win.
– Canberra Pirates 6-1 Adelaide Valkyries (18:15, 29 July 2018)

Exhibition
– South Australian Selects 0-1 Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 29 July 2018)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 8 8 0 0 16
Canberra Pirates 8 5 0 3 10
Melbourne Dragons 8 5 0 3 10
Southern Stars 8 1 1 6 3
Adelaide Valkyries 8 0 1 7 1

Last updated 29 July 2018

Dates confirmed for Round 2 of 2018 AW2SCS

Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series will take place on 28 and 29 July in Adelaide. Like in Round 1, Round 2 will consist of ten games across the two days with all five teams returning. The New South Wales Bombers currently lead the competition, two points ahead of the second placed Canberra Pirates.

Schedule
– New South Wales Bombers – Canberra Pirates (15:45, 28 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries – Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 28 July 2018)
– Canberra Pirates – Southern Stars (18:15, 28 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – New South Wales Bombers (07:30, 29 July 2018)
– Southern Stars – Adelaide Valkyries (08:45, 29 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – Canberra Pirates (10:00, 29 July 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers – Southern Stars (11:15, 29 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries – New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 29 July 2018)
– Southern Stars – Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 29 July 2018)
– Canberra Pirates – Adelaide Valkyries (18:15, 29 July 2018)

2018 AW2SCS: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the New South Wales Bombers leading the standings, two points clear of the second placed Canberra Pirates. Round 2 is set to be held in Adelaide in July.

In a change during the offseason the Brisbane Blaze have been replaced by the Southern Stars as the competitions Queensland based team. The other change to the competition during the offseason was the withdrawel of Western Australia.

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

Results (all games at Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Dragons 2-5 New South Wales Bombers (12:15, 24 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 5-0 Southern Stars (15:45, 24 March 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 Melbourne Dragons (17:15, 24 March 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 9-0 Adelaide Valkyries (18:30, 24 March 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-7 Melbourne Dragons (06:30, 25 March 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 New South Wales Bombers (07:45, 25 March 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 7-0 Southern Stars (12:15, 25 March 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 0-5 Canberra Pirates (18:15, 25 March 2018)
– Southern Stars 3-1 Adelaide Valkyries (19:30, 25 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 4-2 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 25 March 2018)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 4 4 0 0 8
Canberra Pirates 4 3 0 1 6
Melbourne Dragons 4 2 0 2 4
Southern Stars 4 1 0 3 2
Adelaide Valkyries 4 0 0 4 0

Schedule released for AW2SCS Round 1

The schedule for Round 1 of the 2018 season of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has been released. Round 1 will be held the at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre and will include the Adelaide Valkyries, Brisbane Blaze, Canberra Pirates, Melbourne Dragons and New South Wales Bombers. Western Australia will not return after having competed in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. With the withdrawal of Western Australia the competition has abandoned their East and Western division format with all teams competing in a single group.

Schedule
– Melbourne Dragons – New South Wales Bombers (12:15, 24 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers – Brisbane Blaze (15:45, 24 March 2018)
– Official opening and puck drop (17:00, 24 March 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries – Melbourne Dragons (17:15, 24 March 2018)
– Canberra Pirates – Adelaide Valkyries (18:30, 24 March 2018)
– Brisbane Blaze – Melbourne Dragons (06:30, 25 March 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries – New South Wales Bombers (07:45, 25 March 2018)
– Canberra Pirates – Brisbane Blaze (12:15, 25 March 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – Canberra Pirates (19:30, 25 March 2018)
– Brisbane Blaze – Adelaide Valkyries (20:45, 25 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers – Canberra Pirates (22:00, 25 March 2018)

Melbourne Dragons 2018 roster

The Melbourne Dragons have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. The Dragons begin their season on 24 March at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

Skaters
Gabby Aston
Stephanie Bell
– Amanda Blondin
– Dana Ciernohorsky
– Shelly Clarkson
– Caroline Dean
– Lauren Diduszko
– Natalie Efimoff
– Debra Hansberry
– Lauren McNabb
– Norelle Owen
– Emily Page
– Ketta Scheuerlein
– Paige Scully
– Tara Scully
– Marie Stella

Goaltenders
– Samantha Bennett
– Sarah Kneebone

Development squad
– Emma Heggie
– Alethea Jones
– Sarah McNabb
– Georgia Sobol
– Lianora Taralrud-Bay
– Amelia Wales

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

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