AIHL news: 21 May 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice added forward Ethan Cornford to their roster in yesterdays game against the Melbourne Mustangs. Cornford has spent the last two seasons playing in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League, most recently for the New Tecumseth Civics where he recorded 23 points in 41 games. Cornford last played in the AIHL for the Melbourne Mustangs during the 2015 season.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears signed goaltender Justin Harrison as a backup in yesterdays game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The Bears have now dressed four different backup goaltenders this season however none have yet to play with starting goaltender Anthony Kimlin playing all of the teams minutes.

2017 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 5 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 20 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 20 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 20 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 7-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 21 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 21 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 5 4 1 0 0 14
Perth Thunder 7 3 1 2 1 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Bears 8 2 2 2 2 12
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 3 1 0 5 11
Newcastle Northstars 10 2 1 2 5 10
Melbourne Mustangs 6 1 0 1 4 4

2017 ECSL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Sydney Sting defeating the Blueline Bombers in the only game of the round. The Sting extend their lead at the top of the standings, now five points clear of the second placed Bombers. Next week their the Bombers are hosting a team from the Australian Capital Territory in an exhibition match at the Penrith Ice Palace. While in regular season matches the Sting host the North Stars in Penrith and the Raptors take on the Rebels.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 9 results:
– Blueline Bombers 4-6 Sydney Sting (17:00, 20 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the start of Round 9:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 7 5 2 0 12
Blueline Bombers 7 1 5 1 7
Penrith Raptors 6 2 2 2 6
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 7 1 2 4 4
Reach Rebels 5 1 1 3 3

2018 World Championship program announced

The locations and dates for the 2018 World Championship program have been announced with Ice Hockey Australia again entering a team in each category. A change to the Women’s World Championships which increased the number of teams in the top division has resulted in no relegation for 2018. As a result Australia will remain in the Division II Group A tournament.

Men’s (Division II Group A): Tilburg, Netherlands, 23-29 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Serbia, Belgium, Iceland and China.
Men’s U20 (Division III): Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-28 January 2018.
– Opponents: China, Iceland, New Zealand, Israel and Bulgaria.
Men’s U18 (Division II Group A): Tallinn, Estonia, 1-7 April 2018.
– Opponents: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Korea and Great Britain.
Women’s (Division II Group A): Bled, Slovenia, 7-13 April 2018.
– Opponents: Netherlands, Great Britain, North Korea, Slovenia and Mexico.
Women’s U18 (Division I Group B): Krynica, Poland, 6-12 January 2018.
– Opponents: France, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and China.

AIHL news: 19 May 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have added goaltender Seb Woodlands and Czech forward Ales Kratoska to their roster for the upcoming games against the Sydney Bears and Melbourne Mustangs. Kratoska spent the 2016-17 season playing for HC Tábor in the Czech 2.liga where he recorded 23 points in 34 games. He replaces import Morgan McNeill on the roster. Woodlands, who is on loan from the Adelaide Falcons, will serve as the teams third goaltender, behind Matt Murphy and Peter King, and in place of Glen Forbes White.

AIHL news: 16 May 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Matt Murphy for the remainder of the 2017 season. Murphy spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Royal Military College of Canada in the U Sports system where he finished with a 0.902 save percentage from 22 games. Murphy comes into the team as a replacement for Tyler Steel who broke his hand prior to joining the Adrenaline. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs, Perth Thunder and the Newcastle Northstars. The Ice remain of top of the standings, edging out the second placed Brave on win percentage. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Brave sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 4 results:
– Sydney Bears 5-4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 13 May 2017, Perth Thunder)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 13 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 13 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 13 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-9 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 14 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 2-3 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 14 May 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 14 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 4:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 4 3 1 0 0 11
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Perth Thunder 5 2 1 2 0 10
Newcastle Northstars 8 2 1 2 3 10
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 0 0 3 9
Sydney Bears 6 1 2 1 2 8
Adelaide Adrenaline 7 2 0 0 5 6
Melbourne Mustangs 4 1 0 1 2 4

2017 ECSL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with a win for the Newcastle North Stars while the Blueline Bombers and Penrith Raptors played out a one-all draw. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Bombers. Next week the Sting host the Bombers at the Penrith Ice Palace in the only game of the round.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 8 results:
– Reach Rebels 1-4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (18:15, 13 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Blueline Bombers 1-1 Penrith Raptors (18:15, 13 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 6 4 2 0 10
Blueline Bombers 6 1 5 0 7
Penrith Raptors 6 2 2 2 6
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 7 1 2 4 4
Reach Rebels 5 1 1 3 3