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Victorian Government supports women in sport – AW Finals in Melbourne

PRESS RELEASE – 8 November 2017

The Commissioner of the AWIHL, Melissa Rulli is very pleased to announce that Sport Recreation Victoria is providing a Significant Sporting Events Program: Event Assistance Grant to hold the AWIHL Finals in Melbourne on March 17-18th 2018 at the OBGA in Docklands, Melbourne.


Minister for Sport John Eren said the rise of AFLW, Super Netball, WNBL, W-League and the AWIHL has shown that women's sport is more popular than ever – and we're proud to help ensure it continues to grow even further through our Significant Sporting Events Program.
“This new season will give even more Victorians the chance to see ice hockey at its best and inspire a new generation to hit the ice and follow in the footsteps of our AWIHL Melbourne Ice stars,” Mr Eren said.
“We thank the Minister of Sport for this funding” said Ms. Rulli. “This assists in reducing the operating costs for the event in Melbourne, at the OBGA facility in Docklands.”
The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) is a national league that provides the highest level of competition played regularly by our female competitors. At the moment, the League consists of four competing teams: Adelaide Rush, Brisbane Goannas, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Sirens. The current League Champions are the Sirens who beat the Goannas in a thriller to win the Joan McKowen Memorial Trophy for season 2017-2018.
The AWIHL is conducted for the sole purpose of providing a consistent and continuous high level of competition for the advanced level female players in Australia and to support the aims of the National Women’s Program in their international endeavours.

For further information contact
Mark Weber
Admin Assistant to the AWIHL
0498 98 9805

National Men’s U20 Team announcement

The WM20 management team is pleased to announce the following players to represent Australia at the upcoming IIHF World Championships Division 3 in Sofia,  Bulgaria from January 22-28, 2018.

(in alphabetical order by surname)

Brentin Azzopardi
Jordan Brunt
Darcy Flanagan
Julian Fodor
Jacob Haley
Thomas Kiliwnik
Bayley Kubara
Jayden Lewis
Jack Ransome
Jake Ruck
Timothy Rye
Lachlan Shumak
Aiden Sillato
Thomas Steven
Alex Tetreault
Lachlan Tripp
Xander Wardlaw
Nick Weiland
Findlay Wood
Sebastian Woodlands


Team Management

Team Leader                 Paul McCann (WA)
Head Coach                 Andrew Petrie (NSW)
Team Manager              Marcelle Tripp (QLD)
Assistant Coach            Dave Ferrari (NSW)
Assistant Coach            Brandon Greenside (Canada)
Equipment Manager     John Lavery (NSW)
Medical Officer Physio  Michael Brierley (NSW)
Medical Officer Chiro    Cherine Weiland (NSW)


National Women’s U18 Team announcement

The WW18 management team is pleased to announce the following players to represent Australia at the upcoming IIHF World Championships Division 1B in Katowice,  Poland from January 6 – 12, 2018.

(in alphabetical order by surname)


Taylah Pearson
Imogen Perry


Celestine Adams
Lara Azzopardi
Anna Badaoui
Ava Calabria
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Clarke
Emily Davis-Tope
Molly Graham
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Nicole Le Cren
Isla Malcolm
Cleo Mayer
Madison Poole
Marnie Pullin
Ebony Rama
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko
Chloe Walker


Emily Page
Jodie Roberts
Rebecca Smith-Birch

Our new AWIHL site is live!

Ice Hockey Australia are very proud to announce the launch of the new AWIHL website. Many months in the planning has seen it come together to be the go to place for all news and information for the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League.

Each team in the league has their own page within this site giving visitors a one stop shop for the AWIHL. “It is very exciting to finally see it all come together after the efforts and planning that has gone into getting it off the ground” says IHA Women’s Director Kylie Taylor.

Intricately linked to the eSportsdesk AW stats, all information on games, players, scores and stats can be accessed through this site. As well as direct links to all the team social media outlets.

“As a League, we see it as a very valuable tool in our plans to secure a league sponsor who wants to partner with us on this very exciting journey, in a red-hot environment that is women’s sport.

“Phase two of the of project will begin shortly with the designer which will see a Roster page added to each of the four team pages where you will be able to see player profiles and individual player stats. Also built into the design are three tiers of advertising space, giving each team the scope to offer this to current or potential advertisers,” said Kylie.

You can follow the AWIHL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and see all the games this season on live stream.