2019-20 AJIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2019-20 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Sydney Sabres. The Sydney Wolf Pack remain on top of the standings, ten and a half points clear of the second placed Sabres. Next week all six teams are in action across seven games for the final round of the regular season.

Missed in last weeks Round 7 post was the fact that the Wolf Pack claimed their first regular season title and qualified for the 2020 playoffs. In Round 8 the Sabres became the second team to qualify for the playoffs following their win in Liverpool.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Generals 6–1 Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals 1–5 Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres 3–2 Sydney Wolf Pack (09:00, 23 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals 5–1 Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 23 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL T L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 14 11 0 2 0 1 35
Sydney Sabres 14 7 0 2 1 4 24.5
Brisbane Blitz 12 6 2 0 0 4 22
Adelaide Generals 12 4 1 1 1 5 16.5
Perth Sharks 12 1 4 2 0 5 13
Melbourne Glaciers 12 1 0 0 0 11 3

Last updated 23 February 2020

2020 Women’s World Championship tournament to be livestreamed

The 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament will be livestreamed via the Ice Hockey Iceland Youtube account. Competition gets underway today with Ukraine taking on Turkey at 24:00 AEDT while Australia will take to the ice against Iceland at 07:00 AEDT (24 February).

Schedule (all times AEDT)
– Ukraine – Turkey (24:00, 23 February 2020)
– New Zealand – Croatia (03:30, 24 February 2020)
– Iceland – Australia (07:00, 24 February 2020)
– Croatia – Ukraine (24:00, 24 February 2020)
– Australia – Turkey (03:30, 25 February 2020)
– New Zealand – Iceland (07:00, 25 February 2020)
– Australia – Croatia (24:00, 26 February 2020)
– New Zealand – Ukraine (03:30, 27 February 2020)
– Iceland – Turkey (07:00, 27 February 2020)
– Ukraine – Australia (24:00, 27 February 2020)
– Turkey – New Zealand (03:30, 28 February 2020)
– Croatia – Iceland (07:00, 28 February 2020)
– Turkey – Croatia (21:00, 29 February 2020)
– Australia – New Zealand (00:30, 1 March 2020)
– Iceland – Ukraine (04:00, 1 March 2020)

Further information:
Livestream
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Burrell appointed Bears general manager

The Sydney Bears have announced that Matthew Burrell will take over the role of general manager from Wayne Hellyer for the 2020 season. Hellyer will continue on at the club in the role of president.

The Bears also announced some other team staff appointments for the 2020 season. Andrew Bourne is named the IT manager, Ruby Bray the merchandise manager, Matthew Burrell the sponsorship manager and Bianca Musico the marketing & PR manager.

Related:
Sydney Bears 2020 executive committee

Bears defeat Ice Dogs in Bushfire Battle Appeal

The Sydney Bears have defeated the Sydney Ice Dogs 6-3 in their 2020 Bushfire Battle Appeal exhibition match. The event was held to help raise funds for the Bushfire Appeal with proceeds going to both the Red Cross and the Rural Fire Service.

– Sydney Bears 6-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 21 February 2020, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Bears release roster for Bushfire Appeal

The Sydney Bears have announced their roster for the 2020 Bushfire Battle Appeal against the Sydney Ice Dogs on 21 February at Macquarie Ice Rink. The proceeds from the game will go to both the Red Cross and the Rural Fire Service.

Further information:
Ticket sales at Trybooking.com
Roster announcement from the Bears

Roster
Ryan Annesley (A)
Spencer Austin
Jeremy Brücker
Ellesse Carini
Tyerell Clare (A)
Adrian Esposito
Joey Gunner
Jan Koubek
Thomas Moncrieff
Geoff O’Hara
Taegan Rippon
Gabriel Robledo
Vladimir Rubes
Michael Schlamp (C)
Thomas Steven
James Urweiss
Lukas Vaic
Alexander Wardlaw
Nicholas Windle

Staff
– Head coach: Ron Kuprowsky

IF Troja-Ljungby defeat Australia Women

The Australian women’s national team have lost their exhibition game 1-4 to IF Troja-Ljungby. The game was held as part of the teams training camp before the start of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Akureyri, Iceland which begins on 23 February.

– Australia Women 1-4 IF Troja-Ljungby Women (19 February 2020)

Further information:
Game report
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian Women’s Facebook page

WA Blaze 2020 roster

The WA Blaze have released their roster for the 2020 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series.

New players to the team include Mel Batty, Lara Bertolino, Katrina Dobo, Alissa Grover, Jenna Henderson, Zoe Holman, Faith Kilgallon, Nikita King, Rachel Kogiopoulos, Cara Minney-Smith, Jenna Mitchell, Liana Njirich, Charlize Novatsis and Abby Webb.

While dropped from the roster are Claire Dowling, Sydney Fricker, Miriam Hall, Heather Hayduk, Kelsey Jovanou, Sasha King, Kandace Mavrick, Louise McNab, Madelyn Ruscoe, Tessa Ryles, Miller Sampson, Nikki Sharp, Anna Shephard and Shannon Spencer.

Roster
– Madeleine Antill
– Mel Batty
– Lara Bertolino
Katrina Dobo
– Alissa Grover
– Alycia Harris
– Jenna Henderson
– Zoe Holman
– Jazmin Kaszala
– Carole Kilgallon
– Faith Kilgallon
– Nikita King
Rachel Kogiopoulos
– Sara Magnuson
Cara Minney-Smith
– Jenna Mitchell
Liana Njirich
– Charlize Novatsis
– Kate Pallier
– Georgia Renn
– Bree Smith
– Vivian Vu
– Abby Webb

Staff
– Head coach: Marina Nottle
– Assistant coach: Graham Hyde
– Team manager: Alycia Harris

Linköping HC defeat Australia Women

The Australian women’s national team have lost their exhibition game 2-3 in overtime to Linköping HC. The game was held as part of the teams training camp before the start of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Akureyri, Iceland which begins on 23 February.

– Australia Women 2-3 OT Linköping HC Women (18 February 2020)

Further information:
Game report
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian Women’s Facebook page

Melbourne Chargers 2020 roster

The Melbourne Chargers have released their roster for the 2020 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series.

New players to the team include Siobhan Bradley, Jasmine Dixon, Cassandra Dutton, Matilda Fitzpatrick, Alyson Frost, Kelsey Jovanou, Johanna Meissner, Taylie Nelson, Norelle Owen, Christine Van Den Berg, Stephanie Wood and Juliana Xue.

While dropped from the roster are Stephanie Bell, Amanda Blondin, Bronwyn Cashin, Dana Ciernohorsky, Shelly Clarkson, Emily Davis-Tope, Melanie Deksnis, Katie Facaris, Niamh Gallacher, Aimee Patchin, Makayla Peers, Veronica Ryan, Tara Scully, Georgia Sobol, Marie Stella and Meika Yeo.

Roster
– Lianora Bay
– Kayla Best
– Siobhan Bradley
– Caroline Dickie
– Cassandra Dutton
– Natalie Efimoff
– Leila El Allaui
– Matilda Fitzpatrick
– Ashlea Gagnon
– Thea Jones
– Kelsey Jovanou
– Lauren McNabb
Norelle Owen
Emily Page
Isabela Raymundo
Krystyn Raymundo
– Paige Scully
Julia Tran
– Gwen Troon
– Christine Van Den Berg
Audrey Wallace
– Stephanie Wood
– Juliana Xue
– Kira Young

Junior Development Squad roster
– Jasmine Dixon
– Alyson Frost
Amelia Grigaliunas
– Johanna Meissner
– Taylie Nelson