Melbourne Ice Women

Melbourne Ice Women 2018-19 roster

The Melbourne Ice have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018-19 AWIHL season. Into the team are Ashlie Aparicio, Lauren Diduszko, Niamh Gallacher, Amelia Grigaliunas, Bettina Meyer (from Ladies Team Lugano), Norelle Owen, Emily Page, Makayla Peers, Isabela Raymundo, Taz Scully, Julia Tran and Audrey Wallace. While players dropped from the roster include Gabrielle Aston, Stephanie Bell, Sarah Dash, Shaden Ganac, Eiland Kenyon (to Sydney Sirens), Jessica Pinkerton, Shona Powell, Ebony Ramachandram, Krystyn Raymundo, Emma Steele and Tara Woods.

Roster
Ashlie Aparicio
Hollie Bolton
Ruth Brophy
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Carson
Jenelle Carson
– Lauren Diduszko
Christine Dutton
Julia Gabrielson
Niamh Gallacher
– Amelia Grigaliunas
Nicole Jones
Christina Julien
Kim Lo
Bettina Meyer
Georgia Moore
Hope Newman
– Norelle Owen
Rylie Padjen
– Emily Page
Makayla Peers
Marnie Pullin
– Isabela Raymundo
Katherine Sheurlein
– Taz Scully
– Julia Tran
Kristelle Vanderwolf
– Audrey Wallace

AWIHL news: 27 July 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Swiss forward Bettina Meyer for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Meyer spent her 2017-18 season playing for Ladies Team Lugano in the Swiss Women’s Hockey League A where she recorded eleven points in 19 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2018 AWIHL playoffs

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.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Semifinals
– 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)

Grand final
– Melbourne Ice 4-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 18 March 2018

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 10

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.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Results
– 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)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 12 10 0 0 2 30
Melbourne Ice 12 8 0 0 4 24
Brisbane Goannas 12 2 1 1 8 9
Adelaide Rush 12 2 1 1 8 9

Last updated 4 March 2018

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with both the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Sirens picking up a win from the double header. The loss for the Sirens in game one is their first since February 2016 where they lost the AWIHL final to the Ice in a shootout. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Ice. Next week there are no regular season games but the Sydney Sirens host the Perth Inferno in a two game exhibition series in Canterbury and Liverpool.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Results
– Melbourne Ice 4-0 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 10 February 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 0-6 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 11 February 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 10 9 0 0 1 27
Melbourne Ice 10 7 0 0 3 21
Brisbane Goannas 10 1 1 1 7 6
Adelaide Rush 10 1 1 1 7 6

Last updated 11 February 2018

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 6

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.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

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)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 8 8 0 0 0 24
Melbourne Ice 8 6 0 0 2 18
Adelaide Rush 8 1 0 1 6 4
Brisbane Goannas 8 0 1 0 7 2

Last updated 14 January 2018

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with the Melbourne Ice taking both wins over the Adelaide Rush at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Sydney Sirens remain at the top of the standings, edging out the Ice on win percentage. Next week the Sydney Sirens host the Brisbane Goannas in a double header in Canterbury and Liverpool.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 4 results
– Melbourne Ice 3-2 Adelaide Rush (16:30, 2 December 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 7-4 Adelaide Rush (10:00, 3 December 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 4 4 0 0 0 12
Melbourne Ice 6 4 0 0 2 12
Adelaide Rush 6 1 0 1 4 4
Brisbane Goannas 4 0 1 0 3 2

Last updated 3 December 2017

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Melbourne Ice in both games at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Sirens remain undefeated and now sit six points clear at the top of the standings. Competition resumes on 2 December with the Adelaide Rush hosting the Melbourne Ice in a double header.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 3 results
– Sydney Sirens 3-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 18 November 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4-2 Melbourne Ice (11:15, 19 November 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 4 4 0 0 0 12
Melbourne Ice 4 2 0 0 2 6
Adelaide Rush 4 1 0 1 2 4
Brisbane Goannas 4 0 1 0 3 2

Last updated 19 November 2017

AWIHL news: 18 November 2017

League
– Melbourne Ice goaltender Tara Woods has been named the Skaters Network Player of the Month for October. Woods played in the team’s season opener against the Brisbane Goannas and recorded a shutout, making 17 saves.
– The AWIHL officially announced the launch of their new website yesterday. For more information see the article from the IHA.