AWIHL Grand Final: Sydney Sirens 3 defeat Adelaide Rush 0

The Sydney Sirens have defeated the Adelaide Rush 3-0 to win their second Joan McKowen trophy as AWIHL champions. Tina Girdler (Sydney) and Michelle Coonan (Adelaide) went without rest, backing up their semi-final wins from the previous day with a start in the grand final. The matchup saw the two best possession teams in the …

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Sasha King denies Megan Eady (Credit: Phil Taylor)

AWIHL Consolation Final: Melbourne Ice 4 defeat Perth Inferno 3

The Melbourne Ice have defeated the Perth Inferno 4-3 on home ice to secure their bronze placement for the 2019-20 season. Two rookie netminders got the start with Sasha King and Makayla Peers between the pipes for Perth and Melbourne respectively. First Period Melbourne started well early, an end to end rush by defender Megan …

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AWIHL Semi-Final 2: Adelaide Rush 4 defeat Melbourne Ice 2

The Adelaide Rush will be playing for the championship after a stunning 4-2 win over the Melbourne Ice. Although Adelaide finished ahead of Melbourne in the regular season standings, the Ice entered the matchup having beaten the Rush twice over the final weekend of the season. Adelaide enjoyed a large amount of crowd support that …

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AWIHL Semi-Final 1: Sydney Sirens defeat Perth Inferno 14-8

The Sydney Sirens have punched their ticket to the gold medal match with a convincing 14-8 win over the Perth Inferno. The game featured a whopping 9 special teams goals, including 8 powerplay goals (Sydney went 6/7, 85.7%; Perth went 2/6, 33.3%), and 1 shorthanded goal (Perth). The Sirens enjoyed raucous support from their loyal …

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AWIHL Semi-Final 1 Preview: Sydney Sirens vs Perth Inferno

The first-place Sydney Sirens will face off against the fourth-place Perth Inferno in the first semi-final of the 2020 AWIHL Playoffs. The game will be held 3:00pm AEDT Saturday, February 1, at Docklands' O'Brien Icehouse in Melbourne. The Sirens will be looking to win their second Joan McKowen trophy. The Perth Inferno, in their sophomore …

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Game 30

AWIHL Game 30 Review: Perth Inferno 9 defeat Brisbane Goannas 1

In a game that was a winner-take-all matchup for the final playoff spot, the Perth Inferno defeated a depleted Brisbane Goannas team 9-1. As mentioned in the review of Saturday's game (click here for the article), Brisbane needed to add some local Western Australian players to their squad to replace those playing representative hockey and …

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Hockey Embassy Hits the Airwaves – Radio Interview with Colin Kennedy

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Colin Kennedy's Sunday Nights radio show on Amherst Island Radio. We talked about a variety of topics; bushfires, women's hockey, the AWIHL, and music, including The Wiggles. If you would like to listen to the edited hockey only version, here it is. Interview - Hockey …

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Melbourne Ice vs Adelaide Rush (Photo Credit Paul Furness)

AWIHL Game 29 Review: Melbourne Ice 3 defeat Adelaide Rush 2

In a stunning conclusion to both the Melbourne Ice and Adelaide Rush's regular season, Melbourne defeated Adelaide 3-2. After defeating the Rush in Saturday's game (check out the game review here), Sunday's win ensured Melbourne denied Adelaide's chance to take top spot on the AWIHL table. The Ice will face the Rush again in a …

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