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