Melbourne Ice Women

Melbourne Ice Women 2019-20 roster

The Melbourne Ice have released their roster for the 2019-20 AWIHL season. New players to the team include Kayla Best, Steph Conlon, Sarah Dash, Megan Eady, Shaden Ganac, Shona Green and Meika Yeo. While dropped from the roster are Ruth Brophy, Julia Gabrielson, Kim Lo, Bettina Meyer, Norelle Owen, Taz Scully, Julia Tran and Kristelle Van Der Wolf.

Players
Ashlie Aparicio
Kayla Best
Hollie Bolton
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Carson
Jenelle Carson
– Steph Conlon
Sarah Dash
Lauren Diduszko
Christine Dutton
Megan Eady
Niamh Gallacher
Shaden Ganac
Shona Green
Amilia Grigaliunas
Nicole Jones
Christina Julien
Georgia Moore
Hope Newman
Rylie Padjen
Emily Page
Makayla Peers
Marnie Pullin
Isabela Raymundo
Ketta Scheuerlein
Audrey Wallace
– Meika Yeo

2019-20 AWIHL season schedule

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the 2019-20 season. The season kicks off on 26 October in Adelaide and concludes with the finals on 1 and 2 February in Melbourne. The season structure remains unchanged from 2018-19 with each team playing two of the four opponents in a four game series with the other two teams being played twice during the season.

Regular season (all times local)
– Perth Inferno – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 26 October 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 27 October 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (15:00, 2 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 2 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (09:00, 3 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 3 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Perth Inferno (17:30, 9 November 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Perth Inferno (08:15, 10 November 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (15:00, 16 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas – Sydney Sirens (09:00, 17 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 30 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 1 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sirens – Adelaide Rush (16:00, 7 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 7 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sirens – Adelaide Rush (09:30, 8 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 8 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (15:00, 14 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (09:00, 15 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 11 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice – Perth Inferno (18:00, 11 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – Perth Inferno (12:30, 12 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens – Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 12 January 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush – Melbourne Ice (17:00, 18 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas – Perth Inferno (18:00, 18 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas – Perth Inferno (12:30, 19 January 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush – Melbourne Ice (13:15, 19 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

Playoffs (all times local)
– SF1: 4th – 1st (15:00, 1 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– SF1: 3rd – 2nd (17:30, 1 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Third place: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (15:00, 2 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Grand final: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (17:30, 2 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

New Zealand Women cancel Australian tour

The website National Teams of Ice Hockey has reported that the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has cancelled their Women’s national team tour to Australia due to a lack of player interest. The New Zealand Women’s national team were scheduled to play a two game series against the Melbourne Ice Women and Sydney Sirens in October. For more information see the post from National Teams of Ice Hockey.

2019 AWIHL playoffs

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2019 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the Sydney Sirens 4-3 in the grand final. The Ice advanced to the final after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 9-2 in the semifinals while the Sirens progressed with a 6-3 win over the Perth Inferno. The win gives the Ice their second title in a row and their seventh title overall.

Further information:
Tickets at Trybooking.com
League website
YouTube live stream account

Schedule
– SF2: Perth Inferno 3-6 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream
– SF1: Brisbane Goannas 2-9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream
– Third place: Brisbane Goannas 3-6 Perth Inferno (15:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream
– Grand final: Sydney Sirens 3-4 Melbourne Ice (18:00, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena). Live stream

Last updated 10 March 2019

 

AWIHL releases promo video ahead of finals

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have released a short promo video for the upcoming 2019 finals. The playoffs start on 9 March with the semifinals and finish on 10 March with a third place game and the grand final. The four games are held at the Adelaide Ice Arena will be streamed via the AWIHL’s YouTube account.

Further information:
Tickets at Trybooking.com
League website
YouTube live stream account

Schedule
– SF2: Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (10:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– SF1: Brisbane Goannas – Melbourne Ice (16:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Third place: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (15:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Grand final: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (18:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 12

The final round of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice and Perth Inferno. The regular season finishes with the Melbourne Ice in first place, six points ahead of the Sydney Sirens. The Perth Inferno finish third and the Brisbane Goannas finish in fourth place. Competition resumes on 9 March with the playoffs being held at the Adelaide Ice Arena. In the semifinals the Ice will take on the Goannas and the Sirens will play the Inferno.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 10–3 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–3 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 23 February 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Inferno 4–2 Brisbane Goannas (07:00, 24 February 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice 6–3 Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 12 10 0 1 1 31
Sydney Sirens 12 7 2 0 3 25
Perth Inferno 12 7 0 0 5 21
Brisbane Goannas 12 2 0 1 9 7
Adelaide Rush 12 2 0 0 10 6

Last updated 24 February 2019

Melbourne Ice Women named Victorian Team of the Year

The Melbourne Ice Women have been named the 2018 Team of the Year at the Victorian Sports Awards yesterday at Marvel Stadium in Docklands. The Ice beat three other finalists to win the award which included the Melbourne United (National Basketball League), Melbourne Victory (A-League) and the Western Bulldogs (AFL Women’s).

For more information:
Melbourne Ice Women’s Facebook page
2018 Victorian Sports Awards
2018 Victorian Sports Award Winners

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Inferno and Sydney Sirens. The Ice remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sirens. Competition resumes on 16 February with the Sirens hosting the Brisbane Goannas in Liverpool.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 6–7 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 2 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 2–10 Perth Inferno (18:00, 2 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 3–10 Perth Inferno (09:30, 3 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4–3 SO Melbourne Ice (13:15, 3 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 10 8 0 1 1 25
Sydney Sirens 10 5 2 0 3 19
Perth Inferno 10 5 0 0 5 15
Brisbane Goannas 8 2 0 1 5 7
Adelaide Rush 10 2 0 0 8 6

Last updated 3 February 2019

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Perth Inferno and Melbourne Ice picking up a win each from their double header at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Ice remain at the top of the standings while the Inferno move into third place. Competition resumes on 2 February with the Melbourne Ice hosting the Sydney Sirens and the Adelaide Rush travel to Cockburn to take on the Inferno.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 4–8 Perth Inferno (18:00, 19 January 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 7–2 Perth Inferno (09:30, 20 January 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 8 7 0 0 1 21
Sydney Sirens 8 5 1 0 2 17
Perth Inferno 8 3 0 0 5 9
Brisbane Goannas 8 2 0 1 5 7
Adelaide Rush 8 2 0 0 6 6

Last updated 20 January 2019