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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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 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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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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AWIHL Game 28 Review: Perth Inferno 4 defeat Brisbane Goannas 1

Entering today, the standings and playoff matchups could have been finalised with a Adelaide Rush regulation victory and a Brisbane Goannas victory. Instead, both home teams won; Melbourne Ice defeated Adelaide Rush 4-2 earlier in the afternoon; and Perth Inferno defeated Brisbane Goannas 4-1. The Goannas were already short-handed with some player unavailable due to …

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AWIHL Game 27 Review: Melbourne Ice 4 defeat Adelaide Rush 2

The Melbourne Ice defeated the Adelaide Rush 4-2 to ensure there was no change in the standings. Entering the game, Adelaide Rush, trailing the Sydney Sirens by two points, had the opportunity to clinch the number one overall spot in the league with a win in regulation. They will have another opportunity to do so …

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