Canberra Pirates 2018 roster

The Canberra Pirates have announced their roster for the upcoming 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. The Pirates begin their season on 24 March at home at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

– Hannah Butler
– Ebony Brunt
– Nicole Casalis
– Elfie Fok
– Jessica Xena JJ
– Dilli Kenyon
– Nikita Horvath
Kirsten Hudson
Peta Lehoczky
– Jain Long
Brittany Mendham
– Linda Mendham
– Sarah Pilbeam
– Maddie Prescott
– Chelsea Rieger
– Rish Rummukainen
– Maddie Sargent
– Kristy Tank
– Jane Weatherstone

2018 ECSL Draft

The league has completed their 2018 Draft with 21 players picked up across four teams. The Blueline Bombers picked up the most with seven players, the Sydney Sting and Reach Rebels picked up five each and the Penrith Raptors four. For the results of the draft see the announcement by the league

In other news the ECSL reiterated their plans on expanding into Canberra however it is still unclear when this will happen.

AIHL news: 20 February 2018

Melbourne Mustangs
The Kodiak Group have joined the Mustangs as their new naming rights sponsor for the next two seasons. The Kodiak Group replaces The James Hotel who held the naming rights in 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have signed defenceman Rob Haselhurst for the upcoming 2018 season. Haselhurst has spent the last five seasons playing for the Perth Thunder where he has recorded 81 points in 120 games.

Thunder lose series to CIHL All Stars

The Perth Thunder have lost the final game of their exhibition series against the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Stars. The CIHL All Stars opened the scoring and led 1-0 at the end of the first with the Thunder tying the game up at 1-1 in the second period. The CIHL All Stars then scored in the third to win the game and the series 2-1.

Schedule
– CIHL All Stars 3-1 Perth Thunder (18:45, 15 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars 1-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars 2-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 18 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

2018 National Championship dates announced

Ice Hockey Australia have announced the dates and locations for the 2018 National Championships. The end date of the Ginsberg tournament is still to be confirmed.

– Sydney Tange Memorial Tournament: Newcastle, 18 July to 21 July
– Kurt DeFris Memorial Tournament: Canberra, 1 August – 5 August
– Phillip Ginsberg Memorial Tournament: Melbourne, 14 August – TBC
– Jim Brown Memorial Tournament: Perth, 26 September to 29 September

Thunder beat CIHL All Stars in Game 2

The Perth Thunder have won game two of their exhibition series against the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Stars. The CIHL All Stars scored in the first period before the Thunder tied up the game at 1-1 in the second. The Thunder then went on to score three unanswered goals in the third period to win the game 4-1 and tie up the series.

Schedule
– CIHL All Stars 3-1 Perth Thunder (18:45, 15 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars 1-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars Perth Thunder (16:30, 18 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Wolf Pack defeating the Sydney Sabres in both games of their double header at the Penrith Ice Palace. Following their wins the Wolf Pack have moved into first place in the Northern Division standings, while the Generals lead the league standings by four points.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 3-4 Sydney Wolf Pack (20:00, 17 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4-0 Sydney Sabres (07:30, 18 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 9 4 2 0 3 16
Brisbane Blitz 6 4 0 1 1 13
Sydney Sabres 9 2 0 1 6 7

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 1 0 2 20
Perth Sharks 6 2 0 2 2 8
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 1 0 2 20
Sydney Wolf Pack 9 4 2 0 3 16
Brisbane Blitz 6 4 0 1 1 13
Perth Sharks 6 2 0 2 2 8
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Sydney Sabres 9 2 0 1 6 7

Last updated 18 February 2018

2017-18 AWIHL season: Sydney v Perth

The Sydney Sirens have defeated the Perth Inferno in their two exhibition games at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The games were held as part of the Inferno’s bid to enter the AWIHL for the 2018-19 season. The regular season resumes next weekend with the Adelaide Rush hosting the Sydney Sirens.

Further details
YouTube livesteam for the 17 February game
League website
Perth Inferno’s Facebook page

Game details
– Perth Inferno 4-8 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 17 February 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Perth Inferno 1-8 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 18 February 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)