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2017 SYD TANGE STATE TEAM TRYOUTS

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CANTERBURY
Registration & discussion with parents, players and coaches

SUNDAY 30TH APRIL 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CANTERBURY
SUNDAY 7TH MAY 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM NEWCASTLE

TRYOUT COST $60.00 payable at your first tryout (Cheques not accepted)

All eligible Midget players are invited to attend tryouts for the IHNSW Team to participate in the 2017 Syd Tange National Championship, which will be held from 29th – 2nd July in Adelaide, South Australia.

Attendance at 2 of 3 tryouts is expected. Any IHNSW registered players currently playing overseas must send a letter or expression of interest to eo@ihnsw.com.au

IHNSW will provide selectors to evaluate and select players from the tryouts. Input may be sought from Club Team coaches but it is to your advantage to attend all three tryouts.

The $60.00 tryout fee is payable regardless of the number of tryouts you attend.

It is essential players wear you’re CLUB jersey or a jersey with your name and number on it and you must wear the same jersey to all three tryouts. The selectors will be identifying you by what you are wearing and it needs to correspond to the jersey listed.

All players attending tryouts are expected to have attended a Linesman course as per the State Representative rule. If you have attended a course at any time you are eligible to be selected. There are no exceptions to the rule.

Team members will be required to stay in team accommodation with Team Officials for the duration of the tournament. There will be charges to cover tournament entry fees, accommodation, food, entertainment and bus hire. A detailed budget will be released to the team after selection.

The IHNSW Team will be announced on the IHNSW website, the week following the last tryout.
www.ihnsw.com.au Please do not hesitate to contact IHNSW with any queries

Jason Kvisle – Head Coach jc42@bigpond.net.au

Sydney Sirens Win AWIHL Final in Epic Shootout

Bernard McNamara

The Sydney Sirens have capped off a perfect season by winning the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) Final on Sunday night at the Canterbury Ice Rink. In front of a vocal home crowd, the Sydney-siders defeated the Brisbane Goannas 4-3 after an epic shootout.

“It’s been a really good year for us,” said Sirens coach Troy Morgan “Fourteen wins in a row is pretty hard to achieve, we’ve been close before but we’ve never won the championship.”

The Sirens qualified for the gold medal game, after defeating the Adelaide Rush 10-0 in the first semi-final, while their opponents, the Brisbane Goannas shut out the Melbourne Ice 3-0 on route to the final.

“There was always going to be pressure to get that Gold medal game, even though we had the crowd behind use, the girls have come so far this year and I’m really proud of them” said Morgan.

Morgan credited his side’s dedication and commitment, both on and off the ice and the belief that has been in the group since the start of the season.

“We’ve done a lot of extra things this year, specifically of off ice training, mentoring and mindset programs for athletes and the girls have just lifted to another level.”

Despite falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Sirens battled their way back into the contest thanks to a pair of goals by forward Sharnita Crompton, including the game-tying goal with under five minutes to play in regulation.

Neither side was able to take advantage of the open ice in the 10 minute 3-on-3 overtime, which meant the 2017 Championship would be decided in a shootout.

Sirens’ forward Erin Beaver got the home side on the board with her first shot, while at the other end of the ice, Sydney goalie, Sara Dogramaci proved the critical difference – stopping all three Brisbane shooters.

With the 4-3 shootout win, the Sirens claim their first ever AWIHL championship and the Joan McKowen Memorial Trophy.

“I believe you’re going to see a run from the Sirens in the next few years” said Morgan “We’ve got great senior players and some even better younger girls coming through the system, women’s hockey in Australia is looking good.”

The only concern for the Sirens was in injury to top scoring forward Sharna Godfrey, who left the game in the second period after a heavy collision. Godfrey had to be helped off the ice nursing her right shoulder and did not return to the game.

National team selectors will be hoping the injury won’t keep her out of the National team, as they prepare for the International Ice Hockey Woman’s World Championships (DIV II, Group A) in the Korea, which starts April 2.

2017 Schedule

The 2017 full schedule has been published.

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