Month: July 2014

2014 ECSL: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2014 ECSL season has finished with a wins for the Reach Rebels and the Sting. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Sting. Next week the Newcastle North Stars play the Penrith Raptors in Canterbury and the Rebels take on the Blueline Bombers.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

Round 18 results:

  • Sydney Heat 1 – 10 Reach Rebels (17:40, 26 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Sting 4 – 1 Sydney Heat (20:30, 27 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena). Game Card

Standings after Round 18:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 16 12 1 3 25
Sting 15 10 2 3 22
Sydney Heat 17 8 1 8 17
Penrith Raptors 14 7 0 7 14
Newcastle North Stars 14 4 1 9 9
Blueline Bombers 14 1 1 12 3

2014 AIHL Season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2014 AIHL season sees wins for the CBR Brave, Adelaide Adrenaline, Newcastle North Stars and Melbourne Ice. The Mustangs remain on top of the standings, edging out the Ice only on goal difference. Next week consists of five games with only the Adrenaline and Ice sitting out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 16 results:

  • CBR Brave 3 – 1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 July 2014, Perth Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Sydney Bears 4 – 6 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 26 July 2014, Adelaide Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Melbourne Ice 2 – 4 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 26 July 2014, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Sydney Bears 1 – 8 Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 27 July 2014, Adelaide Ice Arena). Game Card
  • CBR Brave 5 – 3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 July 2014, Perth Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Melbourne Ice 3 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 27 July 2014, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink). Game Card

Standings after Round 16:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 20 12 0 2 6 38
Melbourne Ice 22 10 3 2 7 38
CBR Brave 20 10 2 2 6 36
Sydney Ice Dogs 22 11 1 1 9 36
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 8 5 1 8 35
Newcastle North Stars 21 8 0 2 11 26
Perth Thunder 20 7 1 2 10 25
Sydney Bears 23 6 1 1 15 21

Team USA wins the 2014 Douglas Webber Cup

Team USA have won the fifth and final game of the 2014 International Ice Hockey Australia Tour, defeating Team Canada 5 – 4 in overtime at the Allphones Arena in Sydney. Team USA finished the series with three wins to Team Canada’s two, winning the 2014 Douglas Webber Cup.

See the official website Internationalicehockey.com.au for more information on the series or visit their Facebook page.

Team USA Level Series with Second Win

Team USA have won the fourth game of the 2014 International Ice Hockey Australia Tour defeating Team Canada 7 – 4 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The teams now head to Sydney for game five today at the Allphones Arena to decide the winner of the 2014 Douglas Webber Cup.

See the official website Internationalicehockey.com.au for more information on the series or visit their Facebook page.

2014 AIHL Season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2014 AIHL season sees wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice and the Sydney Ice Dogs. The two Adelaide Adrenaline games against the CBR Brave and Sydney Bears were cancelled following the Adrenaline’s bus crash on Saturday. The Mustangs remain at the top of the standings and are two points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week consists of six games with only the Mustangs sitting on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 15 results:

  • Newcastle North Stars 3 – 6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 19 July 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card
  • Adelaide Adrenaline – CBR Brave (17:30, 19 July 2014, Phillip Ice Skating Centre). Game postponed
  • Perth Thunder 4 – 1 Sydney Bears (18:00, 19 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Adelaide Adrenaline – Sydney Bears (15:30, 20 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena). Game postponed
  • Newcastle North Stars 4 – 5 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 20 July 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card
  • Perth Thunder 3 – 5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 20 July 2014, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink). Game Card

Standings after Round 15:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 20 12 0 2 6 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 11 1 1 8 36
Melbourne Ice 20 9 3 2 6 35
CBR Brave 18 8 2 2 6 30
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 6 5 1 8 29
Perth Thunder 18 7 1 2 8 25
Newcastle North Stars 20 7 0 2 11 23
Sydney Bears 21 6 1 1 13 21

2014 ECSL: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2014 ECSL season has finished with a wins for the Penrith Raptors and Sydney Heat. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Sting. Next week the Heat play the Rebels in Baulkham Hills and the Sting take on the Heat.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

Round 17 results:

  • Penrith Raptors 3 – 2 Reach Rebels (18:30, 19 July 2014, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Newcastle North Stars 1 – 4 Sydney Heat (19:00, 20 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena). Game Card

Standings after Round 17:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 15 11 1 3 23
Sting 14 9 2 3 20
Sydney Heat 15 8 1 6 17
Penrith Raptors 14 7 0 7 14
Newcastle North Stars 14 4 1 9 9
Blueline Bombers 14 1 1 12 3

Team USA claw one back with shootout win

Team USA have won the third game of the 2014 International Ice Hockey Australian Tour defeating Team Canada 4 – 3 in a shootout at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The teams now head to Melbourne for game four on 25th of July at the Rod Laver Arena.

See the official website Internationalicehockey.com.au for more information on the series or visit their Facebook page.

USA Eagles Win the 2014 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The 2014 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup finished just over a week ago with the USA Eagles defeating the Canada Maples six games to three. The International Ice Hockey Cup runs over two weeks and features players from Canada and the USA, as well as invited players from Europe, with games played out the Erina Ice Arena and the Sydney Ice Arena. A slight name change was made for 2014 with the Canadian Maples being renamed to the Canada Maples.

For more information on the Australian International Ice Hockey Cup see their website or have a read of the brief history below.

  • Canada Maples 7 – 6 USA Eagles (17:45, 28 June 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • Canada Maples 9 – 8 USA Eagles (15:30, 29 June 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 10 – 6 Canada Maples (19:30, 2 July 2014, Erina Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 14 – 8 Canada Maples (19:30, 3 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 5 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 5 – 4 Canada Maples (15:30, 6 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 5 – 3 Canada Maples (19:30, 9 July 2014, Erina Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 7 – 2 Canada Maples (19:30, 10 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 6 – 3 Canada Maples (17:45, 12 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).

Scoring leaders (top 20):

# Name Team GP G A PTS PIM
8 Joseph Harcharik USA Eagles 9 12 14 26 2
22 Anton Lennartsson USA Eagles 9 10 12 22 2
57 Sean Fischer Canada Maples 9 10 9 19 2
10 Michael Raynee USA Eagles 9 8 10 18 0
24 Daniel Nielsen Canada Maples 9 9 8 17 2
21 Jonas Nilsson USA Eagles 9 7 10 17 2
77 Hannes Olander Canada Maples 9 6 10 16 0
7 Mario Passarelli USA Eagles 9 6 6 12 5
11 Gordon Campfield USA Eagles 9 7 4 11 2
32 Moritz Israel Canada Maples 9 2 6 8 2
39 Johan Ohland Canada Maples 9 2 6 8 4
6 Ricky Helmbrecht USA Eagles 6 2 6 8 6
31 Matias Sandberg USA Eagles 9 6 1 7 2
35 Lukas Vaic Canada Maples 4 4 3 7 2
38 Gerritt Bettencourt Canada Maples 9 3 4 7 0
36 Simon Nielson Canada Maples 9 2 5 7 4
71 Spencer Mehlenbacher Canada Maples 9 4 2 6 0
30 Vladislav Lapshin USA Eagles 9 3 3 6 4
24 Filip Hultberg USA Eagles 9 1 5 6 0
50 Brady Johnston Canada Maples 9 0 6 6 5

A brief history
The Australian International Ice Hockey Cup was formed in 2009 to provide a place of competition for the Central Coast Rhinos who left the AIHL after the end of the 2008 season. The 2009 season consisted of four teams; the Rhinos, Canadian Maples, USA Eagles and the Euro Stars. The Maples won the playoffs defeating the Rhinos 7 – 4. The following season the Euro Stars were replaced by the Sydney Giants and the Maples went on to win the 2010 Cup, again defeating the Rhinos in the final. In 2011 the competition grew to five teams with the addition of a second Canadian team, the Toronto Moose. This also resulted in the Canadian Maples being renamed the Montreal Maples. The USA Eagles defeated the Rhinos in the finals, winning their first title and left the Rhinos as runners-up for three years straight. The 2012 season saw the Sydney Giants disbanded, leaving four teams to contest the Cup. The USA Eagles defeated the Montreal Maples 6 – 5 in the final, while the Rhinos finished the tournament in last place. Heading into 2013 the tournament was intially set to feature the same four teams as the 2012 tournament, however due to the recent success of the International Ice Hockey Australian Tour which features Canada versus USA the tournament was reorganised. The organisers dropped both the Toronto Moose and the Central Coast Rhinos from the tournament and renamed the Montreal Maples back to their original name of the Canadian Maples. The tournament schedule featured the Maples versus the USA Eagles in eight games with the Maples winning the tournament seven games to one.

Adrenaline v Brave Game Cancelled

Game 77 between the Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave has been cancelled after the Adrenaline’s bus rolled en route to the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. Head coach Ryan O’Handley and as many as four players were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. There were however no serious injuries. Tomorrows game between the Adrenaline and Sydney Bears has also been cancelled with both games to be rescheduled for a later date.

For more information see The Canberra Times article by Tom McIlroy.