Brisbane Blitz 2019-20 roster

The Brisbane Blitz have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Jamie Brown, Aiden Catakovic, Lachlan Clifford, Matt Clifford, Onrii Dalgity, Samuel Holmes, John Kelly, Kyle Lancelot, Kayden Swanson, Kyle Wynne and Lochie Young.

While dropped from the roster are Matthew De Beer, Alexandre Gracia (to Enköpings SK J20), Ethan Kennedy-Smith, Mitchell Pailthorpe, Conar Peace, Imogen Perry (to Brisbane Goannas), Liam Perry, Marcus Rozenberg and Simon Mark Szalkai.

Roster
Marcus Anderson
Nicholas Barnwell
Aiden Catakovic
Lachlan Clifford
– Matt Clifford
Will Clifford
Liam Gepp (G)
Samuel Holmes
John Kelly
Thomas Kiliwnik
– Kyle Lancelot
Michael Mulcahy
Grady Perlin
Caleb Perry
Arum Rapchuk
Kayden Swanson
Lachlan Tripp
Ben Woodall
– Kyle Wynne (G)
– Lochie Young

Reserves
Jamie Brown
Onrii Dalgity

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2019-20 AWIHL season has finished with the Adelaide Rush defeating the Perth Inferno in both games at the Cockburn Ice Arena. Following their wins the Rush return to the top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sydney Sirens. Next week the Sirens host the Brisbane Goannas in a double header in Liverpool.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Rush 7–5 Perth Inferno (17:30, 9 November 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 4–3 Perth Inferno (08:15, 10 November 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)

Standings

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

Last updated 10 November 2019

Australian Women finish fifth in Taiwan Cup

The Australian women’s national team have finished fifth at the 2019 Taiwan Cup Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament, defeating Hong Kong WIHO ELITE in their final placement game. Taiwan U18 won the tournament after defeating Taiwan Select 8-1 in the gold medal match. The tournament was held at the Taipei Arena Ice Land in Taipei City from 6 to 8 November.

Further information:
Full tournament schedule and results

Playoffs
– 5th-8th placement: Hong Kong WIHO ELITE 3-0 Philippines Islanders (17:30, 7 November 2019)
– 5th-8th placement: India 1-6 Australia (19:30, 7 November 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club 5-6 SO Taiwan Select (21:30, 7 November 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Singapore 0-8 Taiwan U18 (09:00, 8 November 2019)
– 5th-6th placement: Australia 2-1 Hong Kong WIHO ELITE (10:30, 8 November 2019)
– 7th-8th placement: Philippines Islanders 2-1 SO India (12:30, 8 November 2019)
– Bronze medal: Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club 4-1 Singapore (14:30, 8 November 2019)
– Gold medal: Taiwan U18 8-1 Taiwan Select (18:00, 8 November 2019)

Final standings
1. Taiwan U18
2. Taiwan Select
3. Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club
4. Singapore
5. Australia
6. Hong Kong WIHO ELITE
7. Philippines Islanders
8. India

Australian Women pickup wins on day two of Taiwan Cup

The Australian women’s national team have won their final group stage match and their first game of the playoffs at the 2019 Taiwan Cup Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament. Australia won their final game of the group stage, defeating Hong Kong WIHO ELITE 3-2, finishing third in Group A. Australia then advanced to the 5th to 8th playoffs where they were drawn against Group B’s India. Australia defeated India 6-1 and advanced to today’s 5th-6th placement game.

Further information:
Full tournament schedule and results

Group stage results
– Philippines Islanders 1-2 SO Singapore (09:00, 7 November 2019)
– India 2-9 Taiwan Select (10:30, 7 November 2019)
– Australia 3-2 Hong Kong WIHO ELITE (12:30, 7 November 2019)
– Taiwan U18 5-0 Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club (14:30, 7 November 2019)

Playoffs
– 5th-8th placement: Hong Kong WIHO ELITE 3-0 Philippines Islanders (17:30, 7 November 2019)
– 5th-8th placement: India 1-6 Australia (19:30, 7 November 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club 5-6 SO Taiwan Select (21:30, 7 November 2019)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Taiwan U18 3 3 0 0 0 9
Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Hong Kong WIHO ELITE 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Taiwan Select 3 3 0 0 0 9
Singapore 3 1 1 0 1 5
Philippines Islanders 3 1 0 1 1 4
India 3 0 0 0 3 0

Australian Women lose opening games at the Taiwan Cup

The Australian women’s national team have lost their first two games at the 2019 Taiwan Cup Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The tournament is being held at Taipei Arena Ice Land in Taipei City from 6 to 8 November. Australia went down 0-3 against Taiwan U18 in their opening game and lost their second game 0-8 against Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club. Competition resumes today with Australia taking on Hong Kong WIHO ELITE before the competition moves into playoffs.

Further information:
Full tournament schedule and results

Australia’s group stage results
– Australia 0-3 Taiwan U18 (14:00, 6 November 2019)
– Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club 8-0 Australia (19:30, 6 November 2019)

Other group stage results
– Singapore 0-5 Taiwan Select (09:00, 6 November 2019)
– India 1-9 Philippines Islanders (10:30, 6 November 2019)
– Hong Kong WIHO ELITE 0-3 Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club (12:30, 6 November 2019)
– Singapore 3-0 India (16:00, 6 November 2019)
– Taiwan Select 7-1 Philippines Islanders (17:30, 6 November 2019)
– Taiwan U18 6-0 Hong Kong WIHO ELITE (21:00, 6 November 2019)

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Thailand YGG Ice Hockey Club 2 2 0 0 0 6
Taiwan U18 2 2 0 0 0 6
Hong Kong WIHO ELITE 2 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Taiwan Select 2 2 0 0 0 6
Philippines Islanders 2 1 0 0 1 3
Singapore 2 1 0 0 1 3
India 2 0 0 0 2 0

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019-20 AWIHL season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Sirens and Brisbane Goannas. The Sirens move to the top of the standings, edging out the second placed Adelaide Rush on goal difference. Next week the Perth Inferno host the Rush in a double header at Cockburn Ice Arena.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 3–1 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 2 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Inferno 9–10 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 2 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Inferno 3–7 Sydney Sirens (09:30, 3 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 1–3 Brisbane Goannas (15:15, 3 November 2019, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings

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

Last updated 3 November 2019

Sharp and Langille qualify for 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Nikki Sharp and Riley Langille have both qualified for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games’ Individual Skills Challenge after posting the highest scores among Australia’s qualifiers. Sharp’s qualifying score was also highest in the world women’s ranking, while Langille ranked 34th in the men’s ranking. Australia currently has two allocated positions at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games but are hoping to be allocated more places based on time. In the women’s ranking Ebony Brunt, Molly Lukowiak and Courtney Mahoney ranked 25th, 44th and 78th respectively. In the men’s ranking Sai Lake came in at 84th.

Further information:
Ice Hockey Australia post
YOG Skills Challenge Results on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Women on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Men on IIHF.com