1997 Australian National Women's Hockey Championship
(The Joan McKowen Trophy)

Much thanks to Terry Jones (tjones@tradecentre.com.au), who is the National Womens Development Director for the Australian Ice Hockey Federation, for sending the results and photo from the 1997 championship!

This year saw all States represented in Australia's Capital Territory to contest the third annual McKowen Trophy. Teams from New South Wales (NSW), ACT, South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA), Qeensland (returning after a years absence) (QLD) and Victoria (competing for the first time) (VIC).

The action started with a curtain-raiser to the Opening Ceremony between defending champions NSW and last year's runners-up, the local team fron the ACT. NSW came out winners 3 to 2 in a fast and exciting contest.

The Tournament was officially opened by the President of the Australian Ice Hockey Federation - Mr Phillip Ginsberg OAM. Mr Ginsberg commented favourably on the standard of the play he had witnessed and on the positive result in having all states present for the first time. He gave his unsolicited support for women's ice hockey in this country, and gave his personal support to the players, coaches, team and tournament officials who have worked so hard to attend and stage the event.

The Results for the Tournament were as follows:

Thurs 3rd July     NSW  3 def ACT 2

Fri. 4th July      QLD  4 def VIC 0
                   SA   3 def WA  0
                   ACT 10 def VIC 2
                   NSW  9 def WA  0
                   SA   1 def QLD 0
                   ACT 10 def WA  0
                   SA   2 def VIC 0

Sat. 5th July      NSW  2 def QLD 0
                   ACT  1 def SA  0
                   QLD  6 def WA  0
                   NSW  7 def VIC 0
                   QLD  2 def ACT 1
                   WA   3 def VIC 1
                   NSW  3 def SA  0

Sun. 6th July      ACT  6 def QLD 0  (Semi-final 1)
                   NSW  3 def SA  0  (Semi-final 2)
                   NSW  4 def ACT 1  (Gold medal final)

New South Wales wins it's third National Title!

Tournament Awards

All Star Lines:

Individual Awards:

Photo from the Championship

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