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Victoria takes out the 2015 Brown Trophy

Brown Trophy Winners Victoria 2016

Victoria reclaims the 2015 Brown Trophy after defeating WA 6-0 in the final.

Victoria played host at the O’Brien Group Arena and didn’t waste anytime in their pursuit for gold as they defeated South Australia 10-1 in the opening game, with National Team forward Brendan McDowell chipping in a hat trick early.

Defending 2014 Champions Western Australia matched Victoria’s pace led by Jordan Kyros (1 goal, 2 assists) with a 6-0 victory over ACT.

But the big scores didn’t last long as QLD battled NSW for a hard fought 4-2 win. They would later fall short by the same score to WA in their next match up.

It would be the midway point of the tournament that Victoria and Western Australia would finally meet. But unfortunately for Western Australia Scott Corbett caught fire notching a natural hat-trick including the game winner in a tight 4-2 game.

Corbett would eventually finish the tournament as highest point scorer, chipping in at least a point a game including the closest game of the tournament against a determined QLD outfit, backstopped by the Tournament’s best goalkeeper Nick Novysedlak.

QLD would eventually fall short of making the finals thanks to WA in the semi. They did however manage to secure Bronze defeating SA 3-1.

Melbourne Mustangs Matt Stringer got things started in the final with the first goal of the game, and then went onto steal the show with a hat-trick of his own.

Victoria can now put the Brown Trophy back in their cabinet where it has been missing since 2012. How long it remains there, will be up to the other states in 2016.

Highest Point Scorer = Scott Corbett (Victoria)
Best Goalkeeper = Nick Novysedlak

MVPs per state

VIC = Scott Corbett
WA = Jordy Kyros
QLD = Matt Courtney
NSW = Jayden Ryan
SA = Dillan Wallace
ACT = Adam Wombey

Standings For 2016

1. Victoria
2. Western Australia
3. Queensland
4. South Australia
5. New South Wales
6. Australian Capital Territory

2015 Girls Hockey Weekend

The 2015 World Girls’ Ice Hockey Week2015GirlsDayend will be held October 10-11. We are look forward to increasing the number of events globally from 465 last season to even more!  The World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend is a global opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport. Thousands of participants took part in previous years across the world. 

The Australian Women’s Council have events planned for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

Women’s ice hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world thanks to events like this one and to similar programs that are being run in many countries. There are over 48 countries running this event this year.

What is the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend? 

It is an opportunity for girls of all ages to try ice hockey. It is an opportunity for hosts all around the world to bring girls from their community together on the ice so they can:

  • be introduced to basic skills in hockey in a positive, fun and safe environment learn about opportunities in ice hockey in their community learn about fair play, sportspersonship, and teamwork meet new friends and have a chance to fall in love with a new sport.

For more information on this World Wide event from the International Ice Hockey Federation click here.  

Sydney information click here.
Melbourne information click here.

NWT – Momentum gaining for first training camp

Scores vs Mexico



Momentum gaining for first training camp

CANBERRA—Positive feedback from across Australian women’s ice hockey to news of the appointment of new head coach Lindsay McAlpine is tipped to be the momentum needed to energise players ahead of their first training camp in December, in readiness for the 2016 world championships.

Ice Hockey Australia women’s program director Rocky Padjen says he’s boosted by the spirit evident in women’s ice hockey as the team prepares its next campaign.

“The last two world championships have been re-building years for the Australian women,” said Padjen, paying tribute to former coaches Lee Brown and John Botterill. “The effort they put into developing the team has given 14 players international exposure for the first time, and that’s a big positive for us going forward.

“The excitement coming out of appointing a new coach has to be tempered with the reality that as a minor sport in Australia, our players will always face incredible challenges pursuing their dreams – especially financial challenges.

“Just to play in the national league costs players an average $2500 per season, and a world championship campaign doesn’t offer much change from $5000. That’s a lot of money, but with the dedication and support provided by the coaching and management staff in recent years, there have been no complaints: it has been well worth it, according to the players,” he said.

The national women’s ice hockey team has had only three head coaches in its 15 year existence.

“Lee was forced to step down for health and work reasons, and we’re all very appreciative of his sustained input to the program…first as assistant coach in 2012 and 2013, and then head coach in 2014 and 2015,” said Padjen. “He was a winning coach with the Melbourne Ice in the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League, and has been responsible for the women’s program’s growth in many ways.

“Both Lee and John Botterill (who has a long history coaching Australian national teams in youth and junior levels, as well as women’s and men’s teams in Adelaide) have put us in a good position for this next step. So too have Donna Rae-Szalinski and strength and conditioning guru James McConnell. Donna shared with the players, ways to deal with the mental and emotional challenges of international competition based on her coaching of women’s cycling in Australia at the highest level. James achieved the best ever training results from a national women’s ice hockey team.

“Our new coach Lindsay McAlpine will also assist local women coaches to develop and take over the reins in future. With the experience and skills of team manager Emma Poynton, Lindsay can make a great contribution to the National Women’s Team and Aussie hockey in general” Padjen added.

Interviews etc: Rocky Padjen M: 0418 200 761

Lindsay McAlpine M: (+1) 780 719 8233/


2016 National Junior Team

National Junior Team 2015

The 2016 National Junior Team will compete at the IIHF Division II Group B World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia from 17 – 23 January 2016.

Participants: Romania, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Serbia, China The team roster is:

 Alex Tetreault – ACT
Ellesse Carini – NSW
Lachlan Fahmy – NSW
Josh Hansen – NSW
Jake Knott – NSW
Bayley Kubara – NSW
Casey Kubara – NSW
Liam Manwarring – NSW
James Marino – NSW
Daniel Pataky – NSW
Mitch Henning – QLD
Zach Boyle – SA
Remy McGuiness – SA
Sam Hodic – VIC
Harri Jaunozols – VIC
Lynden Lodge – WA
David Mahood – WA
Alastair Punler – WA
Charlie Smart – WA
Kieren Webster – WA

Team Officers are:
Martin Jones (VIC) – Chef de Mission
TBC – Team Manager
Markus Frankenberger (WA) – Head Coach
Josef Rezek (SA) – Assistant Coach
Ben Salcinovic (NSW) – Team Physio
John Lavery (NSW) – Equipment Officer

The team will be departing Australia in January (8th – TBC) for their training camp in Litomerice, Czech Republic.

Markus Frankenberger