Pirates lose exhibition series to Northstars Women

The Canberra Pirates have lost two exhibition games against the Newcastle Northstars Women’s team at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium over the weekend. The Pirates were defeated 0-2 in Game 1 and 0-1 in Game 2. The Pirates return to Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series competition in July for Series 2 of the East Division.

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Schedule
– Canberra Pirates 0-2 Newcastle Northstars (22 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Canberra Pirates 0-1 Newcastle Northstars (23 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

AIHL news: 25 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced that the radio station 1079 Life as signed on as the club’s official media partner for 2017. The deal will include a live broadcast of at least one Adrenaline game this season as well as regular interviews with players, staff and volunteers. For more information see the announcement from the club.

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced the signing of forward Wehebe Darge for the 2017 season. It had originally been announced that Darge would re-join the Adelaide Adrenaline when he returns in June. Darge has spent his entire AIHL career up to this point playing for the Adrenaline, competing in a total of 154 games and recording 219 points. During the 2016-17 season Darge has been playing for the Peterborough Phantoms of the English Premier Ice Hockey League recording 46 points in 53 games. For more information see the announcement from the Brave or the announcement from the Adrenaline.

2017 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Brave take the lead in the standings, two points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sitting out the round on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 1 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 23 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 2-3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 April 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 1 1 0 0 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 1 0 0 0 3
Perth Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1
Newcastle Northstars 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Melbourne Ice 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 23 April 2017

2017 ECSL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with a win for the Penrith Raptors while the Reach Rebels and Blueline Bombers played out a three-all draw. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week the Sting host the Rebels at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 5 results:
– Penrith Raptors 8-2 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 22 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Reach Rebels 3-3 Blueline Bombers (18:30, 23 April 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 4 2 2 0 6
Penrith Raptors 4 2 1 1 5
Blueline Bombers 4 1 3 0 5
Reach Rebels 3 1 1 1 3
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5 0 1 4 1

Last updated 23 April 2017

AIHL news: 22 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced their captains for the 2017 season. David Huxley has been named captain with Sean Greer, Cameron Critchlow and Darren Corstens as the three alternate captains.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced that The Ranch Hotel will act as their official venue sponsor for the 2017 season.

Sydney Ice Dogs
TGI Fridays have joined the Ice Dogs as a sponsor and their Macquarie Centre restaurant will serve as the club’s post game venue. TGI Fridays have previously sponsored the Sydney Bears and the league during the 2015 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 21 April 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced their captains for the 2017 season. Mark Rummukainen has been named captain with Jordan Gavin and Jan Safar as the two alternate captains.

Sydney Ice Dogs
Reach Crane Trucks have re-signed as a major sponsor with the Ice Dogs for the 2017 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Thunder announce 2017 roster

The Perth Thunder have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Robbie Bird, Peter Di Salvo, Simon Kudla, Jake Ruck, Shaun Tobin and Cameron Walsh. While players dropped from the team are Zane Cunliffe, Michael Dorr, Dale Harrop, Sean Hamilton, Thomas Heemskerk, David Mahood, Anthony Nottle and Daniel Wilkinson. The club’s fourth import is expected to be announced soon.

Goaltenders
#1 Dathan Pleiter
#33 Mark McCann
#35 Peter Di Salvo (I)

Defencemen
#2 Jamie Campbell
#3 Robert Haselhurst
#8 David Kudla
#20 Robbie Bird
#25 Alastair Punler
#27 Jamie Woodman (C)
#55 Per Daniel Goransson (A)

Forwards
#4 Sam Wilson
#9 Jake Ruck
#11 Cameron Walsh
#12 Kieren Webster
#14 Shaun Tobin
#15 Lynden Lodge
#16 Jonathon Bremner
#17 Liam Jeffries
#21 Tomek Sak
#26 Simon Kudla
#23 Jordan Kyros
#24 Andrew Cox (A)
#28 Jessyko Bernard (I)
#36 Benjamin Breault (I)

Staff
Head Coach: David Ruck
Assistant Coach: Darin Bryce

Ice Dogs announce 2017 roster

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Billy Cliff, Stephen Johnston, Damien Ketlo, James Marino, Shannon McGregor, Lachlan Shumak and Dave Upton.

While players dropped from the team are Brentin Azzopardi, Scott Clemie, Dávid Harmati, Kevin Harvey, Adam Kimbley, Joshua Kleipas, Bayley Kubara, Lukas Manco, Cian O’Reilly, Remy Sandoy, Charlie Smart, Cameron Smith, Jarrod Smith, Petr Stepanek, Alec Stephenson and Paul Swindlehurst.

Goaltenders
#1 Damien Ketlo (I)
#31 Jake Burgess

Defenceman
#4 Ilman Lee
#5 Daniel Pataky
#6 James Marino
#7 Shannon McGregor
#8 Tomas Manco
#15 Andrew White

Forwards
#10 Billy Cliff
#13 Stephen Johnston (I)
#14 David Dunwoodie
#18 Todd Stephenson
#19 Strat Allen (I)
#20 Kane Spence
#22 Ellesse Carini
#24 Lachlan Shumak
#29 Scott Stephenson
#38 Nicholas Weiland
#66 Grant Toulmin (I)
#96 David Upton

Adrenaline announce 2017 roster

The Adelaide Adrenaline have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Casey Babineau, Zach Boyle, Cameron Critchlow, Glen Forbes White, Ben Gebert, Morgan McNeill and Tyler Steel

While players dropped from the team are T.J. Battani, Russel Brewer, Ted Fabijan, Kayne Fedor, Zack Firlotte, Joshua Harding, Gabriel O’Connor, Sam O’Neill-Hodges, Dion Palmer, Nicola Pau and Andrey Zolotarev

Goaltenders
#1 Glen Forbes White
#35 Tyler Steel (I)
#39 Pete King

Forwards
#7 Ryan Foll
#9 Wehebe Darge
#10 Greg Oddy
#11 Cameron Critchlow (I)
#12 Darren Corstens
#13 Cole MacMillan (I)
#14 Remy McGuiness
#15 Tyson Boyd
#16 Jake Riley
#17 Marcel McGuiness
#19 Josef Rezek
#20 Graham Charbonneau
#49 Jamie Holland (I)
#73 Steve Best

Defenceman
#3 Jordan Geyer
#5 Casey Babineau (I)
#6 Zach Boyle
#8 Sean Greer
#23 David Huxley
#27 Ben Gebert
#58 Morgan McNeill (I)