Presentation Night 2019

Tonight we held a long-overdue presentation night event at the Old Canberra Inn. The IHACT Board would like to congratulate the following award winners:

Senator Margaret Reid Shield – TOM DUNNE
Norm Holtby Award – LUKE POWER
Finnish Canadian Award – DIANE DOORNBOS
Dick Thompson Award – MATT DOORNBOS
Bear McPhail Award – JODIE COCHRANE
President’s Award – DAVE JACKSON

Senior D Champions – 2017-18 – DINGOES 
Senior D Champions – 2018-19 – SHAMROCKS
Women’s Champions – 2017-18 – WOLVES
Women’s Champions – 2018-19 – WOLVES
Senior C Champions – 2018 – EAGLES

Senior D League – 2018-19
Most Improved Player – ISOBEL WHITE
Player’s Player – MICHAEL HOORWEG
Most Valuable Player – MICHAEL HOORWEG
Best Goalie – ERIC KARO
Leading Points Scorer – MICHAEL HOORWEG

Women’s League – 2017-18
Most Improved Player – JODIE COCHRANE
Player’s Player – KRISTY TANK
Most Valuable Player – MARISHA RUMMUKAINEN
Best Goalie – KERRIE FLYNN
Leading Points Scorer – MARISHA RUMMUKAINEN

Women’s League – 2018-19
Most Improved Player – MARGUERITE HUMPHRIES
Most Improved Player – VICTORIA KING
Player’s Player – JANE WEATHERSTONE
Most Valuable Player – EILAND KENYON
Best Goalie – RHIANNON BROOKS
Leading Points Scorer – BRITTANY MENDHAM

Senior C League – 2018
Most Improved Player – STEVEN MOON
Player’s Player – LACHLAN WHITE
Most Valuable Player – GREG ASHFORD
Best Goalie – NICK LEE
Leading Points Scorer – MATT ROCHE

ROUND-THE-WORLD WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY MARATHON

CANBERRA.— Local girls and women ice hockey players are about to face-off as part of a worldwide non-stop marathon ice hockey game involving players from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Europe and North America.

Billed as the Global Girls Game under the auspices of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the initiative comes for the first time to Canberra Saturday (subs: 16 Feb).

“Local players from IHACT’s women’s competition will take to the ice at 3.45pm as part of a weekend-long game between the Team Blue and Team White whose players come from all over the world,” said IHACT women’s director Jodie Cochrane.  “It all starts early Saturday in Auckland and we’re the next game before it continues westward around the globe.”

The Global Girls Game aggregate score since its inception has Team Blue leading Team White 134 to 129 goals.

“Women’s ice hockey in Canberra is growing in both player numbers, and in player skills, with Canberrans competing  at national league level, in national championships and at world championship level with two ACT players recently selected to play in the Australian U18 women’s team (http://ihact.org.au/2019/01/03/ihact-u18-womens-reps-depart-for-spain/),” Cochrane said.

“It’s really exciting for Canberra to host a Global Girls Game this year.

“The growing numbers of female ice hockey players in Canberra is amazing to see in our junior ranks and with our four local women’s teams. We had record numbers at tryouts for the Canberra Pirates women’s ice hockey team, and have some amazing young talent coming through the ranks.

“It’s great to see the ice hockey community come together to support us with this first fundraiser the 2019 season and we’re expecting a good crowd for Saturday’s game at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre,” she added.

Who: Canberran girls and women ice hockey players play in global ice hockey marathon

What: International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls Gameinitiative in Canberra for the first time.

When: Saturday 16 Feb 2019 – 3.45pm puck drop  

Where: Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre – 1 Irving St, Phillip.

Further information, interviews:  

Jodie Cochrane, IHACT Women’s Director