2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Brisbane Blitz and Perth Sharks. The Adelaide Generals remain on top of the Southern Division standings, while the Brisbane Blitz move into first place in the Northern Division. Next week the Sydney Wolf Pack host the Blitz in a three game series at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Round 3 results (all times local)
– Melbourne Glaciers 8–0 Perth Sharks (16:00, 9 December 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5–4 Sydney Sabres (19:00, 9 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers 2–3 Perth Sharks (06:45, 10 December 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 7–3 Sydney Sabres (07:30, 10 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–2 SO Perth Sharks (13:00, 10 December 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5–2 Sydney Sabres (14:45, 10 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Perth Sharks 3 1 0 1 1 4

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 3 3 0 0 0 9
Sydney Sabres 5 1 0 1 3 4
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 0 1 0 1 2

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Brisbane Blitz 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Perth Sharks 3 1 0 1 1 4
Sydney Sabres 5 1 0 1 3 4
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 0 1 0 1 2

Last updated 10 December 2017

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with the Sirens winning both games against the Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Melbourne Ice. Competition resumes on 13 January with the Melbourne Ice hosting the Adelaide Rush and the Sydney Sirens travel to Brisbane to take on the Goannas.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 5 results
– Brisbane Goannas 1-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 9 December 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 0-4 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 10 December 2017, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 6 4 0 0 2 12
Adelaide Rush 6 1 0 1 4 4
Brisbane Goannas 6 0 1 0 5 2

Last updated 10 December 2017

Captains announced for Australian Women’s U18 team

The captains for the Australian women’s national under-18 team have been announced. Emily Davis-Tope has been named captain with Lara Azzopardi and Sara Sammons acting as alternate captains. The team will compete in the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament from 6 January to 12 January in Katowice, Poland.

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with all four teams in action picking up at least one win. The Adelaide Generals and Sydney Sabres sit at the top of their Division standings, while the Generals lead the league standings with 15 points. Next week the Perth Sharks host the Melbourne Glaciers in a three game series and the Brisbane Blitz travel to Penrith to take on the Sydney Wolf Pack.

Round 2 also saw the Perth Sharks take on the Perth Pelicans in the first of a four game exhibition series. The Sharks won the game 8-1.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Round 2 results
– Adelaide Generals 3–1 Melbourne Glaciers (14:15, 2 December 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 0–4 Sydney Sabres (15:00, 2 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Adelaide Generals 5–3 Melbourne Glaciers (19:45, 2 December 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals 4–7 Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 3 December 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 2–3 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 3 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Exhibition game
– Perth Sharks 8–1 Perth Pelicans (18:15, 1 December 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 0 0 5 3
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sabres 2 1 0 1 0 4
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 0 1 0 1 2
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Sydney Sabres 2 1 0 1 0 4
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 0 0 5 3
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 0 1 0 1 2
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 3 December 2017

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with the Melbourne Ice taking both wins over the Adelaide Rush at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Sydney Sirens remain at the top of the standings, edging out the Ice on win percentage. Next week the Sydney Sirens host the Brisbane Goannas in a double header in Canterbury and Liverpool.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Round 4 results
– Melbourne Ice 3-2 Adelaide Rush (16:30, 2 December 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 7-4 Adelaide Rush (10:00, 3 December 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 4 4 0 0 0 12
Melbourne Ice 6 4 0 0 2 12
Adelaide Rush 6 1 0 1 4 4
Brisbane Goannas 4 0 1 0 3 2

Last updated 3 December 2017

Perth Sharks and Perth Pelicans 2017-18 rosters

The rosters for the Perth Sharks and Perth Pelicans have been announced ahead of their game at the Perth Ice Arena tonight. The two teams will compete in a four game exhibition series alongside the AJIHL regular season giving the Sharks additional game time in between breaks.

Perth Sharks
– Lockie Atkins
Liam Campbell
Connor Hachey
Lynden Lodge
David Mahood
Ryhs Pelliccione
Dathan Pleiter
– Anthony Njirich
– Kalin Njirich
Jaydon Santana
Gabe Smith
Harry Tanner
– Kian Watkins
Ben Williams
Brock Williams
Oscar Zhu

Perth Pelicans
– Jacob Baldry
Adam Bridge
– Mitchell Cromlein
– Lockie Dwyer
– Dominic Gomes
Jordan Grover
– Harvey Jackson
– Michael Johnson
Ben Kelly
– Toby Marsella
Tomek Sak
– Jye Sarich
– Alex Spalding
Kym White

AIHL news: 29 November 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of goaltender James Downie for the 2018 season. Downie has spent the last three seasons playing for the Sydney Bears and is currently in North America playing for playing for Meijer AAA Hockey. In the AIHL Downie currently has a save percentage of 0.844 from 17 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of Maxime Langelier-Parent as head coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Langelier-Parent joined the club last season as an import player, recording 36 points in 18 games, and also served as an assistant coach for part of the season while out with injury. Langelier-Parent replaces Michael Flaherty who served as head coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Australian U20 final roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the final roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 22 January to 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Iceland, Israel and New Zealand.

Timothy Rye and Findlay Wood have both been added, having previously not been announced on the extended roster. Players cut for the final roster include James Barton, Gavin Birchler, Tyrone Bronte, Ellesse Carini, James Downie, Joshua Kleipas, Dylan Lavery, Liam Manwarring, Marcel McGuinness and Jayden Whitbread

Players
Brentin Azzopardi (Blueline Bombers)
Jordan Brunt (Tranås AIF J20)
Darcy Flanagan (Tranås AIF J20)
Julian Fodor (Kelowna Chiefs)
Jacob Haley (Melbourne Glaciers)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Bayley Kubara (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20)
Jack Ransome (Reach Rebels)
Jake Ruck (Aldergrove Kodiaks)
Timothy Rye (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Lachlan Shumack (Southern Oregon Spartans)
Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)
Alex Tetreault (CBR Brave)
Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
Alexander Wardlaw (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Nick Weiland (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Findlay Wood (Iowa Wild AAA U18)
Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)

Staff
– Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari
– Assistant Coach: Brandon Greenside
– Team Manager: Marcelle Tripp
– Team Leader: Paul McCann
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery
– Medical Office (Physio): Michael Brierley
– Medical Officer (Chiro): Cherine Weiland

AJIHL news: 28 November 2017

Perth Sharks
– The Sharks will play the Perth Pelicans on 1 December at the Perth Ice Arena in the first of a four game exhibition series. The Perth Pelicans were revived by Ice Hockey WA as a non-travelling exhibition team. The Pelicans played in the AJIHL from 2013 to 2016 before being folded due to a change in league structure. For more information on the game see the club’s event listing

Australian Women’s U18 roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s national under-18 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 6 January to 12 January in Katowice, Poland with Australia competing against China, Denmark, France, Great Britain and Poland.

Goaltenders
– Taylah Pearson
Imogen Perry

Skaters
Celestine Adams
Lara Azzopardi
– Anna Badaoui
Ava Calabria
Isobel Cantrill
Georgia Clarke
Emily Davis-Tope
– Molly Graham
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Nicole Le Cren
Isla Malcolm
Cleo Mayer
Madison Poole
Marnie Pullin
Ebony Rama
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko
Chloe Walker

Reserves
– Emily Page
– Jodie Roberts
Rebecca Smith-Birch