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2018 AW2SCS: Round 3 and Playoffs

The 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the Melbourne Dragons defeating the Canberra Pirates 4-1 in the final to win the their first Gower Cup. The Pirates went into the final having earlier picked up the regular season title and having won all four of their Round 3 games. The Southern Stars finish in third after defeating the Adelaide Valkyries 5-4 in their placement match. Round 3 and the playoffs were held at the O’Brien Group Arena.

The New South Wales Bombers withdrew from the from the final round of competition due to player commitments in the New South Wales Women’s State League. The Bomber’s were replaced in this weekends competition by the Aussie Jets who played in the Round 3 games but were not eligible for the playoffs.

For more information see the following links:
Weekend Game Program (PDF)
Livestream of the two playoff games by Thor Technology
AW2SCS’ Facebook page
AW2SCS’ eSportsdesk page for statistics

Round 3 schedule (all times local)
– Aussie Jets 0-4 Melbourne Dragons (13:15, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 5-2 Adelaide Valkyries (14:30, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 7-0 Aussie Jets (15:45, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 Southern Stars (17:00, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 3-0 Melbourne Dragons (18:15, 22 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Aussie Jets (19:30, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 1-3 Southern Stars (12:45, 23 September 2018)
– Aussie Jets 4-4 Adelaide Valkyries (14:00, 23 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Canberra Pirates (15:15, 23 September 2018)

Playoffs (all times local)
– Third place: Adelaide Valkyries 4-5 OT Southern Stars (16:30, 23 September 2018)
– Grand final: Melbourne Dragons 4-1 Canberra Pirates (17:45, 23 September 2018)

Regular season standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Canberra Pirates 12 9 0 3 18
New South Wales Bombers* 8 8 0 0 16
Melbourne Dragons 12 7 0 5 14
Southern Stars 12 3 1 8 7
Aussie Jets** 4 1 1 2 3
Adelaide Valkyries 12 0 2 10 2

Notes:
*Not eligible for playoffs as they are not present for this round
**Not eligible for playoffs, competing only in Round 3 as an exhibition team

Last updated 23 September 2018

2018 AW2SCS: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the New South Wales Bombers extending their lead at the top of the standings. The Bombers are now six points clear of the second placed Canberra Pirates. All games are being held at the Ice Arena in Adelaide. The final round of the 2018 season will be held on 22 and 23 September in Melbourne.

Game 9 between the Southern Stars and Melbourne Dragons was replaced with an exhibition game between the Dragons and a team of South Australian Selects. The Dragons won the game 1-0. No reason was given for the change in schedule however the best guess is that the Stars had to leave the tournament early. So as a result we will show the game as a 5-0 forfeit in favour of the Dragons and will reflect this in the standings.

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

Schedule (all games at Adelaide Ice Arena)
– New South Wales Bombers 5-3 Canberra Pirates (15:45, 28 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 28 July 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 3-0 Southern Stars (18:15, 28 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 3-5 New South Wales Bombers (07:30, 29 July 2018)
– Southern Stars 4-4 Adelaide Valkyries (08:45, 29 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 2-1 Canberra Pirates (10:00, 29 July 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 10-0 Southern Stars (11:15, 29 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-10 New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 29 July 2018)
– Cancelled: Southern Stars Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 29 July 2018). Stars forfeit, Dragons awarded a 5-0 win.
– Canberra Pirates 6-1 Adelaide Valkyries (18:15, 29 July 2018)

Exhibition
– South Australian Selects 0-1 Melbourne Dragons (17:00, 29 July 2018)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 8 8 0 0 16
Canberra Pirates 8 5 0 3 10
Melbourne Dragons 8 5 0 3 10
Southern Stars 8 1 1 6 3
Adelaide Valkyries 8 0 1 7 1

Last updated 29 July 2018

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 – Southern Stars (18:15, 28 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – New South Wales Bombers (07:30, 29 July 2018)
– Southern Stars – Adelaide Valkyries (08:45, 29 July 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons – Canberra Pirates (10:00, 29 July 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers – Southern Stars (11:15, 29 July 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries – New South Wales Bombers (15:45, 29 July 2018)
– Southern 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 by the Southern 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 (all games at Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Dragons 2-5 New South Wales Bombers (12:15, 24 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 5-0 Southern 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)
– Southern 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 Southern Stars (12:15, 25 March 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 0-5 Canberra Pirates (18:15, 25 March 2018)
– Southern 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
Southern Stars 4 1 0 3 2
Adelaide Valkyries 4 0 0 4 0