New South Wales Bombers

New South Wales Bombers roster for Round 2

The New South Wales Bombers have announced their roster for Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. Round 2 gets underway on 28 July at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

– Imogen Alexander
– Kris Boundy
Erin Bow
– Alison Bryce
Liz Chia
Kirsty Crockford
– Alex Dodd
– Tianne Elaya
– Kayla Franchesca
– Tessa James
Mel Lloyd
Cleo Mayer
Fiona Moon
Laura Morris
Jillian Murphy
– Miki Wakefield

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 – Brisbane Stars (18:15, 28 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – New South Wales Bombers (07:30, 29 July 2018)
– Brisbane Stars – Adelaide Valkyries (08:45, 29 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – Canberra Pirates (10:00, 29 July 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers – Brisbane Stars (11:15, 29 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries – New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 29 July 2018)
– Brisbane 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 with the Brisbane 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
– Melbourne Dragons 2-5 New South Wales Bombers (12:15, 24 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 5-0 Brisbane 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)
– Brisbane 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 Brisbane Stars (12:15, 25 March 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 0-5 Canberra Pirates (18:15, 25 March 2018)
– Brisbane 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
Brisbane 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)

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: East Division – Series 2

Series 2 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – East Division
has finished with all three teams picking up at least one win. At the end of Series 2 the New South Wales Bombers sit on top of the East Division standings, four points ahead of the Canberra Pirates. The Bombers also lead the league as a whole with the Western Division yet to play their second series. Competition resumes on 12 August with Series 2 of the Western Division while the East Division teams return to action on 23 September for the finals in Melbourne.

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

Results
– Canberra Pirates 5-1 Brisbane Blaze (15:30, 22 July 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 3-1 Canberra Pirates (16:30, 22 July 2017)
– Brisbane Blaze 0-3 New South Wales Bombers (17:30, 22 July 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 1-1 New South Wales Bombers (06:00, 23 July 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 4-0 Brisbane Blaze (07:00, 23 July 2017)
– Brisbane Blaze 3-1 Canberra Pirates (08:00, 23 July 2017)
(all games held at Gold Coast Iceland)

East Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 8 6 1 1 13
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Brisbane Blaze 8 1 0 7 2

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 8 6 1 1 13
Canberra Pirates 8 4 1 3 9
Western Australia 4 4 0 0 8
Adelaide Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne Dragons 4 1 0 3 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 23 July 2017

2017 AW2SCS: East Division – Series 1

Series 1 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – East Division has finished with wins for the Canberra Pirates and New South Wales Bombers. At the end of Series 1 the Bombers sit on top of the East Division standings, edging out the Pirates on goal difference. Competition resumes on 29 April when Perth hosts Series 1 of the West Division while Series 2 of the East Division is set for 22 July.

For more information see the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Canberra Pirates 2 – 1 New South Wales Bombers (12:30, 8 April 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 5 – 1 Brisbane Blaze (16:00, 8 April 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 11 – 3 Brisbane Blaze (17:15, 8 April 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 1 – 0 Canberra Pirates (07:00, 9 April 2017)
– New South Wales Bombers 7 – 1 Brisbane Blaze (08:15, 9 April 2017)
– Canberra Pirates 10 – 3 Brisbane Blaze (12:15, 9 April 2017)
(all games held at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 3 0 1 6
Brisbane Blaze 4 0 0 4 0

2016 AW2IHL: Series 3

Series 3 of the 2016 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Western Australian Hawkettes claiming first place after winning all six of their games. The win gives the Hawkettes their second series win for 2016 after they won Series 2 in July. The New South Wales Bombers claim first place in the 2016 Combined Series standings, seven points clear of the second placed Canberra Pirates.

Series 3 saw the league shrink back to a four team competition with the withdrawal of the South Australian Valkyries and the Melbourne White Dragons. The Valkyries competed in Series 2 while the White Dragons competed in both Series 1 and Series 2.

For more information see the tournament website.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Western Australian Hawkettes 6 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (18:30, 30 September 2016)
– Game 2: Melbourne Black Dragons 1 – 4 Canberra Pirates (07:00, 1 October 2016)
– Game 3: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 3 Western Australian Hawkettes (08:15, 1 October 2016)
– Game 4: New South Wales Bombers 1 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (09:30, 1 October 2016)
– Game 5: Western Australian Hawkettes 3 – 0 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 1 October 2016)
– Game 6: New South Wales Bombers 1 – 1 Canberra Pirates (17:00, 1 October 2016)
– Game 7: Western Australian Hawkettes 4 – 0 Melbourne Black Dragons (08:30, 2 October 2016)
– Game 8: New South Wales Bombers 3 – 1 Melbourne Black Dragons (09:45, 2 October 2016)
– Game 9: Canberra Pirates 3 – 1 Melbourne Black Dragons (15:00, 2 October 2016)
– Game 10: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 4 Western Australian Hawkettes (16:15, 2 October 2016)
– Game 11: Canberra Pirates 0 – 7 Western Australian Hawkettes (17:30, 2 October 2016)
– Game 12: New South Wales Bombers 2 – 2 Canberra Pirates (10:00, 3 October 2016)

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australian Hawkettes 6 6 0 0 18
New South Wales Bombers 6 2 2 2 8
Canberra Pirates 6 2 2 2 8
Melbourne Black Dragons 6 0 0 6 0

2016 Combined Series standings (after Game 11 of Series 3):

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 16 11 2 3 40
Canberra Pirates 16 7 3 6 33
Western Australian Hawkettes 11 10 0 1 31
Melbourne Black Dragons 15 2 1 12 20
Melbourne White Dragons 9 1 2 6 13
South Australian Valkyries 5 1 0 4 7

Note: For the combined standings points are allocated as follows
– 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss

Last updated 3 October 2016

2016 AW2IHL: Series 2

Series 2 of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League has finished with the Western Australian Hawkettes defeating the New South Wales Bombers 6-0 in the final. The league expanded to six teams for Series 2 with the South Australian Valkyries and Western Australian Hawkettes joining the competition. The New South Wales Bombers who won Series 1 back in March currently lead the 2016 Combined Series standings with 28 points.

Series 3 of the AW2IHL is scheduled for 1 October and 2 October 2016 at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.

On a very minor note, since Series 1 the league name has been slightly re-organised from the “Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League” to the current format of “Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League”. Basically just “Tier 2” being shifted one place to the right. As a result I have adjusted the acronym to be AW2IHL.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Melbourne Black Dragons 4 – 2 Melbourne White Dragons (08:30, 9 July 2016)
– Game 2: New South Wales Bombers 3 – 0 Canberra Pirates (09:45, 9 July 2016)
– Game 3: South Australian Valkyries 1 – 3 Melbourne Black Dragons (15:15, 9 July 2016)
– Game 4: Melbourne Black Dragons 0 – 6 New South Wales Bombers (19:15, 9 July 2016)
– Game 5: Western Australian Hawkettes 11 – 0 South Australian Valkyries (20:30, 9 July 2016)
– Game 6: Canberra Pirates 7 – 0 Melbourne White Dragons (21:45, 9 July 2016)
– Game 7: New South Wales Bombers 5 – 3 Western Australian Hawkettes (23:00, 9 July 2016)
– Game 8: South Australian Valkyries 4 – 3 Melbourne White Dragons (08:30, 10 July 2016)
– Game 9: Canberra Pirates 0 – 5 Western Australian Hawkettes (09:45, 10 July 2016)
– Game 10: Western Australian Hawkettes 8 – 0 Melbourne White Dragons (18:15, 10 July 2016)
– Game 11: New South Wales Bombers 10 – 2 South Australian Valkyries (19:30, 10 July 2016)
– Game 12: Melbourne Black Dragons 0 – 2 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 10 July 2016)

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 4 4 0 0 8
Western Australian Hawkettes 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 2 0 2 4
Melbourne Black Dragons 4 2 0 2 4
South Australian Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne White Dragons 4 0 0 4 0

Playoff round:
– Grand Final: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 6 Western Australia Hawkettes (22:00, 10 July 2016)
– 3rd/5th Game: South Australian Valkyries 1 – 6 Canberra Pirates (23:15, 10 July 2016)

Note: Playoff round games count towards the 2016 Combined Series standings. The 3rd/5th Game was held simply as an additional game to maximise games played.

2016 Combined Series standings (at the end of Series 2):

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 10 9 0 1 28
Canberra Pirates 10 5 1 4 21
Melbourne Black Dragons 9 2 1 6 14
Western Australian Hawkettes 5 4 0 1 13
Melbourne White Dragons 9 1 2 6 13
South Australian Valkyries 5 1 0 4 7

Note: For the combined standings points are allocated as follows
– 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss

2016 A2WIHL: Series 1

The New South Wales Bombers have won Series 1 of the Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League (A2WIHL) after finishing on top of the standings. The Canberra Pirates finished in second place, four points behind the Bombers and the Melbourne White Dragons finished in third with nine points. Series 1 of the A2WIHL was held at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre and is designed to act as a feeder league to the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League.

Of note the two Melbourne teams revived the old logo of the former Melbourne Dragons of the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League, which is now playing as the Melbourne Ice. The Dragons logo itself being a copy of the Mobile Mysticks who competed in the ECHL from 1995 to 2002.

Series 2 of the A2WIHL is scheduled for 9 July and 10 July 2016 at the O’Brien Group Arena with a South Australian team expected to join. A third series is also planned for Newcastle from 1 October to 3 October 2016 with confirmation likely to come this week. Points from Series 1 will carry over to Series 2 and then to Series 3.

For more information on the A2WIHL see the official announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

Series 1 schedule:
– Game 1: White Dragons 0 – 6 Bombers (12:25, 19 March 2016)
– Game 2: Black Dragons 1 – 2 Pirates (15:45, 19 March 2016)
– Game 3: White Dragons 0 – 0 Pirates (17:00, 19 March 2016)
– Game 4: Black Dragons 2 – 9 Bombers (18:15, 19 March 2016)
– Game 5: White Dragons 0 – 2 Pirates (06:30, 20 March 2016)
– Game 6: White Dragons 4 – 3 Black Dragons (07:45, 20 March 2016)
– Game 7: Bombers 2 – 0 Pirates (09:00, 20 March 2016)
– Game 8: White Dragons 1 – 1 Black Dragons (12:15, 20 March 2016)
– Game 9: Bombers 5 – 0 Black Dragons (15:45, 20 March 2016)
– Game 10: Bombers 4 – 0 Pirates (17:00, 20 March 2016)

Standings at the end of Series 1:

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 5 5 0 0 15
Canberra Pirates 5 2 1 2 10
Melbourne White Dragons 5 1 2 2 9
Melbourne Black Dragons 5 0 1 4 6

Note: 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss.