New Zealand Women cancel Australian tour

The website National Teams of Ice Hockey has reported that the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has cancelled their Women’s national team tour to Australia due to a lack of player interest. The New Zealand Women’s national team were scheduled to play a two game series against the Melbourne Ice Women and Sydney Sirens in October. For more information see the post from National Teams of Ice Hockey.

2019 ECSL playoffs: Grand Final Series

The 2019 East Coast Super League grand final is a best-of-three series with the third game only being played if required. Results will be updated as the scores become known.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results:
– Penrith Raptors 6-2 Nudo Bombers (19:00, 14 September 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Nudo Bombers 4-3 Penrith Raptors (18:15, 15 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Penrith Raptors Nudo Bombers (19:30, 29 September 2019, TBA)

Last updated 15 September 2019

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia win Game 3

The Australian men’s national team have won the third and final game of the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge, defeating New Zealand 9-2. TheTrans-Tasman Challenge finishes with New Zealand winning the series the two games to one.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 3-5 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 9-2 New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2019 ECSL playoffs: Semifinals

The semifinals of the 2019 East Coast Super League playoffs have finished with the Nudo Bombers and Penrith Raptors advancing to the grand final series which kick of next weekend. The semifinals are a two game series with the winner being determined on a cumulative aggregate format. If tied at the end of game two continuous overtime is held until a winner is determined. In Semifinal A the Nudo Bombers won both of their games to defeat the Newcastle North Stars 12-4 on aggregate. In Semifinal B the third ranked Penrith Raptors upset the second ranked Sydney Sting 6-3 on aggregate to advance.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Semifinal A
– Nudo Bombers 7-3 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (16:15, 7 September 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 1-5 Nudo Bombers (18:15, 8 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
Nudo Bombers win 12-4 on aggregate

Semifinal B
– Penrith Raptors 4-2 Sydney Sting (19:00, 7 September 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sting 1–2 Penrith Raptors (20:00, 8 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
Penrith Raptors win 6-3 on aggregate

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: New Zealand win Game 2

The New Zealand men’s national team have won the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge after defeating Australia 5-3 in game two. New Zealand now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three game series with the final game set for tonight.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia 3-5 New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge: Australia lose opener

The Australian men’s national team have lost their opening game of the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge, losing to New Zealand 4-6. The teams return to action today for game two of the three game series.

Further information:
– Livestreaming: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Schedule
– Australia 4-6 New Zealand (19:00, 5 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 6 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)
– Australia New Zealand (19:00, 7 September 2019, Queenstown Ice Arena)

Adelaide Adrenaline 2019 club awards

The Adelaide Adrenaline held their 2019 Club Awards on 31 August. For more information see the announcement from the club.

– Most Valuable Player: Jake Riley
– Top Scorer: Ales Kratoska
– Top Defenceman: Zach Boyle and Marcel McGuiness
– Top Forward: Jake Riley
– Rising Star: Glen Forbes-White
– Rookie of the Year: Andrew Chen
– Fan’s Choice: Glen Forbes-White
– Volunteer of the Year: Andrew Draper
– President’s Award: Jason Geyer

2019 AIHL playoffs

The 2019 AIHL playoffs have finished with the Sydney Bears defeating the Perth Thunder 5-2 in the final. The win gives the Bears their first Goodall Cup since 2007 and third overall. The Bears progressed to the final after defeating the CBR Brave 6-4 in the semifinals while the Thunder defeated the Newcastle Northstars 3-2 in their semifinal. For the seventh year running the finals were sponsored by Air Canada.

The Sydney Bears’ Danick Gauthier was named the playoffs most valuable player.

For more information see the TheAIHL.com and for the livestreams of the games see the league YouTube page.

– SF1: Sydney Bears 6-4 CBR Brave (15:00, 31 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 3-2 Newcastle Northstars (19:00, 31 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– GF: Sydney Bears 5-2 Perth Thundee (15:30, 1 September 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Last updated 1 September 2019

2019 ECSL season: Round 21

Round 21 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting, Nudo Bombers, Penrith Raptors. The Bombers claim the 2019 regular season title after finishing atop the standings, edging out the second placed Sting by a point. Next week the playoffs get underway with the semifinals. The first placed Bombers take on fourth place Newcastle North Stars and the second placed Sting play the third placed Raptors.

Skaters Network Player of the Month: Jake Knott (Nudo Bombers)

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Sydney Sting 3-2 Reach Rebels (16:15, 31 August 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3-7 Penrith Raptors (19:00, 31 August 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3-5 Nudo Bombers (15:00, 1 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Reach Rebels 1-6 Penrith Raptors (16:45, 1 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Nudo Bombers 20 14 2 4 30
Sydney Sting 20 14 1 5 29
Penrith Raptors 20 13 1 6 27
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 20 6 1 13 13
Reach Rebels 20 0 1 19 1

Last updated 12 September 2019