2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Great Britain

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Great Britain 1-7 in their third game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Forward Brenton Fitzgerald was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Hungary defeated New Zealand 7-3, Latvia beat Brazil 13-5 and Slovenia beat Argentina 9-3. Australia finish the preliminary round in third on the Group D standings. The teams now have a rest day before moving onto the quarterfinals where Australia will meet Hungary who finished second in Group C. The last time these two teams met was in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-2.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 1-7 Great Britain (19:00, 27 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Hungary 3 2 0 0 1 6
Argentina 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Brazil 3 0 0 0 3 0

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Latvia

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 2-6 in their second game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Defenceman Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Argentina defeated New Zealand 6-4, Great Britain beat Brazil 4-2 and Slovenia beat Hungary 8-1. At the end of the second round Australia sit in second place on the Group D standings, three points behind the leaders Latvia. Australia take on Great Britain today in their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the semifinals of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-4.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 2-6 Latvia (19:00, 26 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Hungary 2 1 0 0 1 3
Argentina 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Great Britain 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brazil 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australian inline team defeat Brazil

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Brazil 7-0 in their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Slovenia defeated New Zealand 12-1, Hungary beat Argentina 6-1 and Latvia beat Great Britain 7-4. At the end of the first round Australian sit on top of the Group D standings while Slovenia lead Group C. Australia take on Latvia today in their second game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 7-0 Brazil (15:00, 25 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Hungary 1 1 0 0 0 3
Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 0
New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Latvia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Brazil 1 0 0 0 1 0

Pirates and Flyers share points in double header

The Canberra Pirates have won and lost a game in their double header against the Blacktown Flyers Women at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. The team claimed their second win of the 2017 NSW Women’s League season in Game 1 with a 5-2 win over the Flyers however they went on to lose the second game 1-3.

The Pirates return to Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series competition on 22 July for Series 2 of the East Division. While their next games in the Women’s League are against the Canterbury Eagles Women on 9 July at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

For more information see the clubs Facebok post and see the league website.

– Blacktown Flyers Women 2-5 Canberra Pirates (25 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Blacktown Flyers Women 3-1 Canberra Pirates (25 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

USA defeat Canada at Hisense Arena

Team USA have defeated Team Canada 10-6 at Hisense Arena in the final game of the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic. Team USA’s win tied the series at two games each following Canada’s wins in Newcastle and Sydney and the USA’s at the O’Brien Group Arena. The two teams then went into an overtime period to break the series tie with Canada scoring and claiming the series 3-2. Team Canada have now won all three editions of the Ice Hockey Classics, previously winning 3-1 in 2015 and 3-2 in 2016.

Schedule
– Game 1: Team Canada 7-5 Team USA (14 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Game 2: Team Canada 8-5 Team USA (17 June 2017, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada 5-8 Team USA (22 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Game 4: Team Canada 6-10 Team USA (24 June 2017, Hisense Arena)
Team Canada defeat Team USA 1-0 in overtime following Game 4 to claim series 3-2

2017 AIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, edging out the Thunder on win percentage. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Adrenaline sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 9 results:
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 24 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 24 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 1-7 CBR Brave (17:30, 24 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 25 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 12 7 2 1 2 26
Perth Thunder 14 7 1 3 3 26
Melbourne Ice 10 7 2 0 1 25
Sydney Bears 16 4 2 3 7 19
Sydney Ice Dogs 13 6 0 0 7 18
Melbourne Mustangs 13 5 1 1 6 18
Newcastle Northstars 16 3 3 2 8 17
Adelaide Adrenaline 16 4 1 2 9 16

2017 ECSL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting and Penrith Raptors. The Sting remain on top of the standings, nine points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the Sting host the North Stars at the Penrith Ice Palace in the only game of the round.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 14 results:
– Sydney Sting 9-2 Reach Rebels (17:00, 24 June 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Penrith Raptors 1-0 Blueline Bombers (18:45, 24 June 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 10 8 2 0 18
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 11 3 3 5 9
Penrith Raptors 9 3 2 4 8
Blueline Bombers 11 1 6 4 8
Reach Rebels 9 3 1 5 7

USA defeat Canada at the O’Brien Group Arena

Team USA and the Melbourne Mustangs have defeated Team Canada and the Melbourne Ice 8-5 last night at the O’Brien Group Arena. The match, known as the 2017 Ice Hockey Night in Melbourne, saw the Melbourne Mustangs team up with Team USA and the Melbourne Ice join Team Canada for a 4 on 4 exhibition game as part of the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic series. The series will hold its final game on 24 June at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.