It has been announced that the Macquarie Ice Rink, home of the Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs, will be demolished in 2020. The planned demolition will however have no impact on the 2019 AIHL season with both clubs playing their full home schedule out of Macquarie. No announcement has yet been made on where the two clubs will be based for the 2020 season.
The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beat Turkey 5-3 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Aiden Sillato was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria shutout New Zealand 9-0, China defeated South Africa 14-1 and Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 4-0. After the second round Australia sit second in the Group A standings, one point off the lead. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday with Australia taking on Chinese Taipei today for their final group stage game.
– Australia 5-3 Turkey (20:30, 15 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)
The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost to Kazakhstan 1-5 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament. Forward Marnie Pullin was named the best Australian player of the match. At the end of the preliminary round Australia remain in second place in Group A, trailing Kazakhstan by three points. The competition now moves to the playoff phase with Australia taking on South Korea in the first semifinal.
– Australia 1-5 Kazakhstan (13:00, 13 January 2019, Pabellon de Hielo)
– Chinese Taipei 2-6 South Korea (13:00, 15 January 2019)
– Mexico 0-3 Spain (20:00, 15 January 2019)
– Placement 5-8: Turkey – Mexico (13:00, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: South Korea – Australia (16:30, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Kazakhstan – Chinese Taipei (20:00, 16 January 2019)
– Placement 5-6: Winner of Placement 5-8 – Spain (13:00, 18 January 2019)
– Bronze: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (16:30, 18 January 2019)
– Gold: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (20:00, 18 January 2019)
The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, losing to Iceland 4-5 in overtime. Jeremy Vasquez scored two goals and was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria beat South Africa 10-1, China beat New Zealand 12-1 and Turkey beat Chinese Taipei 4-1. After the first round Australia sit third in the Group A standings, two points off the lead. Australia take on Turkey today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2008 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 5-3.
– Australia 4-5 OT Iceland (17:00, 14 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)
Melbourne Ice/Melbourne Mustangs
– The Ice have announced that goaltender Jaden Pine-Murphy has left the club to join the Melbourne Mustangs in order to push for their starting goaltender position. Pine-Murphy played 72 games for the Ice from 2013 to 2018, averaging a save percentage of 0.890. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, beating Turkey 6-0. Goaltender Taylah Pearson earned a shutout and was named the best Australian player of the match. Australia currently sit second in Group A, trailing Kazakhstan on goal difference. Australia return to action on 15 January where they take on Kazakhstan.
– Australia 6-0 Turkey (13:00, 13 January 2019, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card
– Mexico 2-4 Chinese Taipei (13:00, 12 January 2019)
– Kazakhstan 15-0 Turkey (16:30, 12 January 2019)
– Spain 0-1 South korea (20:15, 12 Januay 2019)
– South Korea 5-0 Mexico (16:30, 13 January 2019)
– Spain 3-4 OT Chinese Taipei (20:00, 13 January 2019)
Round 8 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Goannas defeating the Adelaide Rush in both games of their double header. The Melbourne Ice remain in first place on the standings, one point clear of the second placed Sirens. Next week the Perth Inferno host the Melbourne Ice at the Cockburn Ice Arena.
Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Rush 0–3 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 12 January 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 5–6 Brisbane Goannas (07:00, 13 January 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
Last updated 13 January 2019
The Australian men’s national under-20 team have drawn their exhibition game 3-3 against Everest Academy. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Toronto, Canada before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland which begins on 14 January.
– Australia U20 3-3 Everest Academy (10 January 2019)
The Australian women’s national under-18 have won 5-4 in overtime against the South Korean women’s under-18 team during an exhibition game in Jaca, Spain. The game was held as a warm up to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament in Jaca which begins on 12 January. Prior to arriving in Jaca the team held a training camp in Stavanger, Norway.
– Australia Women U18 5-4 OT South Korea Women U18 (10 January 2019)