Melbourne Ice Women

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Rush, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Sirens. The Rush remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sirens. Next week the Sirens host the Ice in a double header in Penrith and Liverpool.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–4 SO Adelaide Rush (16:00, 7 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 7 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sirens 6–5 SO Adelaide Rush (09:30, 8 December 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Inferno 4–7 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 8 December 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Rush 10 8 1 1 0 27
Sydney Sirens 8 6 1 1 0 21
Melbourne Ice 6 3 0 0 3 9
Brisbane Goannas 8 1 0 0 7 3
Perth Inferno 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 8 December 2019

Australian women’s U18 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s under-18 team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 25 January to 28 January 2020 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with Australia competing against Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

Roster
#1 Taylah Pearson (G) (Brisbane Goannas)
#2 Ebony Brunt (A) (Sydney Sirens)
#3 Lindsey Kiliwnik (C)
#4 Imogene Alexander (New South Wales Bombers)
#5 Courtney Mahoney (Brisbane Goannas)
#6 Liana Njirich (Perth Inferno)
#7 Phoebe Roberts
#8 Matilda Pethrick
#10 Kyniska Hoy (Brisbane Goannas)
#11 Nikki Sharp (A) (Perth Inferno)
#12 Imogen MacMahon
#13 Samantha Brophy (Brisbane Goannas)
#14 Nikita Horvath (Canberra Pirates)
#16 Molly Lukowiak (Perth Inferno)
#17 Taylor Robitaille
#19 Chloe Charles (Brisbane Goannas)
#21 Niamh Gallacher (Melbourne Ice)
#22 Shania Chenoweth (Adelaide Rush)
#24 Sienna Nicholson (New South Wales Bombers)
#25 Olivia Last (G) (RoKi)

Staff
– Head coach: Tamra Jones
– Assistant coach: Remi Harvey
– Goaltender coach: Gabe Robledo
– Manager: Candice Mitchell
– Team leader: Mark Stephenson
– Medical office: Olivia Pickard

AIHL and AWIHL clubs feature in Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019

The CBR Brave, Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women have all ranked in the Top 25 of the Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019 list produced by Platinum Asset Management and GAIN LINE Analytics. The CBR Brave ranked highest for ice hockey coming in at ninth and was the only AIHL club featured. The Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women ranked 21st and 23rd respectively. The Newcastle Northstars dropped out of the Top 25 after ranking 19th in the 2018 list.

Further information:
Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019
Best Sporting Team 1994-2018
Brave emerge as Canberra’s best team in Gain Line Analytic study by Chris Dutton

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Adelaide Rush. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, edging out the second placed Rush on goal difference. Next week the Brisbane Goannas host the Rush in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–7 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 3–1 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Adelaide Rush 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 4 1 0 0 3 3
Brisbane Goannas 6 1 0 0 5 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 24 November 2019

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019-20 AWIHL season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Sirens and Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens move to the top of the standings, edging out the second placed Adelaide Rush on goal difference. Next week the Perth Inferno host the Rush in a double header at Cockburn Ice Arena.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 3–1 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 2 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Inferno 9–10 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 2 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Inferno 3–7 Sydney Sirens (09:30, 3 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 1–3 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 3 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings

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

Last updated 3 November 2019

Glaciers defeat Melbourne Ice Women

The Melbourne Glaciers have defeated the Melbourne Ice Women 12-2 in an exhibition game at the O’Brien Icehouse. The game was held as part of a pre-season practice for both teams. The Ice kick their AWIHL season off on 2 November while the Glaciers’ AJIHL season begins on 23 November. For more information see the post from the Melbourne Ice.

– Melbourne Glaciers 12-2 Melbourne Ice Women (26 October 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

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 (16:00, 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 (16:00, 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 (20:15, 14 December 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Ice – Sydney Sirens (09:30, 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 (16:00, 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.