The Long-Anticipated 2016-17 AWIHL Season Has Finally Arrived
What better way to open the AWIHL season than with a double header at home at O’Brien Group Arena against the Brisbane Goannas.
Melbourne Ice Women’s team is so pleased their Championship-winning coaching staff have all returned for another exciting six months ahead. Jeremy Muir heads the line up with assistance from Marcus Wong and an extra hand from his brother Chris Wong. James McConnell is also back putting the girls through their stringent off-ice training. They have been back in full swing for a number of weeks now out of the kb.performance Centre run by Katie Brennan.
This year, Jeremy and Marcus have selected a mix of veterans and young players. Six new faces are in the line-up, including Gabby Aston, previously from Adelaide Rush (formerly Adelaide Adrenaline), and Eiland Kenyon who has moved from Canberra and is a current member of the National Women’s U18 Team. Be sure to look out for the team’s new import players Tytti Kyrola from Finland and Christina Julien from Canada, who is in Melbourne studying. They are sure to become crowd favourites!
It is an exciting time for the AWIHL. All the teams are becoming very competitive and they all have their eye on taking the Joan McKowen Cup off Melbourne Ice. Sydney Sirens are particularly hungry after just losing out last season in a nail biting over time grand final. The edge-of-your-seat shoot out resulted in Melbourne’s fourth Championship in a row.
Be sure to catch all the action this weekend with game one starting at 5:00pm Saturday and the second game on Sunday at 1:15pm. Tickets are available online or at the door.