Melbourne Ice Women

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.

Melbourne Ice Women 2017-18 roster

The Melbourne Ice have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 AWIHL season. Into the team are Stephanie Bell, Hollie Bolton, Sarah Dash, Christina Dutton, Julia Gabrielson, Kim Lo, Georgia Moore, Jessica Pinkerton, Marnie Pullin, Ebony Rama, Katherine Sheurlein. While dropped from the roster are Ashlei Aparicio, Christine Cockerell, Emily Davis-Tope, Tytti Kyrölä and Emma Poynton

Skaters
Gabby Aston
Stephanie Bell
Hollie Bolton
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Carson
Sarah Dash (I)
– Christina Dutton
Shae Ganac
Nicole Jones
Christina Julien (I)
Eiland Kenyon
Kim Lo
Georgia Moore
Hope Newman
Rylie Padjen
Jessica Pinkerton (I)
Shona Powell
Marnie Pullin
Ebony Rama
Krystyn Raymundo
Katherine Sheurlein
Emma Steele
Kristelle Vanderwolf

Goaltenders
Ruth Brophy
Jenelle Carson
Julia Gabrielson
Tara Woods

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

AWIHL news: 11 August 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Melbourne Ice have announced the retirement of head coach Jeremy Muir after two years in the position. Muir will be replaced by a panel of coaches lead by former assistant coach Marcus Wong. Brent Laver, Mark Smith and Laurie Piggot form the remaining panel members.

AWIHL news: 2 August 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Canadian Jessica Pinkerton for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Pinkerton has previously played for the University of Guelph in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport system and the Whitby Wolves of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League.
– The club also announced the re-signing of Canadian forward Christina Julien for the upcoming season. Julien joined the Ice last season where she finished as the league leading scorer with 40 points in 14 games.

2017 AWIHL playoffs

The Sydney Sirens have won the 2017 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 4-3 following a shootout. The Sirens advanced to the final after defeating the Adelaide Rush 10-0 in the semifinals while the Goannas progressed with a 3-0 win over the Melbourne Ice in their semifinal. The win gives the Sirens their first Joan McKowen Trophy having previously finished as runners-up.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website or read the article on the final by Bernard McNamara at theAIHL.com.

Semifinals
– Adelaide Rush 0 – 10 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 11 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 0 – 3 Brisbane Goannas (19:30, 11 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Third place game
– Melbourne Ice 14 – 1 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 12 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Grand final
– Brisbane Goannas 3 – 4 SO Sydney Sirens (18:30, 12 March 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Last updated 12 March 2017

Shona Powell named AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month

Melbourne Ice forward Shona Powell has been named the AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month for February. Powell finishes the regular season in fifth place in terms of points with nine goals and thirteen assists from seven games.

For full league statistics see the esportsdesk.com website

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Goannas and Melbourne Ice both coming away with a win in their double-header. The standings remain unchanged at the end of the round with the Goannas locking in second place and the Ice third to the end of the regular season. Next week the Adelaide Rush host the Sydney Sirens in the final round of the 2016-17 regular season.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 8 results:
– Melbourne Ice 5 – 4 SO Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 18 February 2017, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Ice 2 – 3 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 19 February 2017, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 10 7 3 0 0 27
Brisbane Goannas 12 6 0 3 3 21
Melbourne Ice 12 5 1 1 5 18
Adelaide Rush 10 0 0 0 10 0