Month: December 2014

Sydney Ice Arena site development approved

The Hills Shire Times have reported that The Hills Shire councillors have approved plans to develop the site on which the Sydney Ice Arena sits. The plan submitted by the owners Hillsong and develops Capital Corp outlines the intention to replace the ice arena with a 20-storey development.

The Sydney Ice Arena is currently home to the Sydney Bears and the Norwest Emperors Ice Hockey Club, and hosts the Australian International Ice Hockey Cup along with the Erina Ice Arena. The plans have also left the home arena for the Bears in doubt for the upcoming 2015 AIHL season, with their home venue currently listed as “to be announced” on the draft schedule released by the AIHL.

For more information see the article by the Hills Shire Times.

Australia U20 defeat Iceland and take bronze

The Australian men’s under-20 team have won their final game of the 2015 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Iceland 5-1. The win sees Australia jump Belgium into third in the standings and take home the bronze medal. Sam Hodic was named best Australian player of the game, while Charlie Smart was awarded best goaltender of the tournament and best player of the Australian team for the tournament. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Belgium 3-2 in overtime and Croatia beat Spain 3-2 to win the gold medal.

For more information see the IIHF website or follow the team on Facebook.

  • Australia 5 – 1 Iceland (16:30, 19 December 2014, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings and the end of the tournament:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 15
Spain 5 4 0 0 1 12
Australia 5 2 0 1 2 7
Belgium 5 1 1 1 2 6
Serbia 5 1 1 0 3 5
Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 0

Australia U20 lose to Spain

The Australian men’s under-20 team have lost their fourth game of the 2015 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to spain 2-5. Yucca Reinecke was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Iceland 4-2 and Croatia beat Belgium 5-2. After round four of the tournament Australia remains in fourth place, eight points behind the leaders Spain and Croatia. Round five sees Australia take on bottom placed Iceland in their final game of the tournament.

For more information see the IIHF website or follow the team on Facebook.

  • Australia 2 – 5 Spain (20:00, 18 December 2014, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings after Round 4:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 4 4 0 0 0 12
Croatia 4 4 0 0 0 12
Belgium 4 1 1 0 2 5
Australia 4 1 0 1 2 4
Serbia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Iceland 4 0 0 0 4 0

Australia U18 Women win the International Series

The Australian women’s under-18 team have won the fifth game of the Women’s Under-18 International Series, defeating New Zealand 4-3 in overtime. Australia wins the tournament three games to two, taking home the 2014 Trans-Tasman Cup.

Schedule for the series:

  • Game 1: Australia 0 – 3 New Zealand (18:30, 13 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 2: Australia 1 – 2 New Zealand (11:30, 14 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 3: Australia 2 – 1 New Zealand (15:45, 15 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Youth Olympics Skills Event: 08:45, 16 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse
  • Game 4: Australia 8 – 1 New Zealand (07:30, 17 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 5: Australia 4 – 3 OT New Zealand (17:30, 18 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable

Australia U20 defeat Serbia

The Australian men’s under-20 team have won their third game of the 2015 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Serbia 4-2. Charlie Smart was named best Australian player of the game, his second for the tournament. In other games of the day Croatia defeated Iceland 6-3 and Spain beat Belgium 5-2. After round three of the tournament Australia remains in fourth place, five points behind the leaders Spain and Croatia. The teams return to competition on Thursday following today’s rest day.

For more information see the IIHF website or follow the team on Facebook.

  • Serbia 2 – 4 Australia (16:30, 16 December 2014, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings after Round 3:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 3 3 0 0 0 9
Croatia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Belgium 3 1 1 0 1 5
Australia 3 1 0 1 1 4
Iceland 3 0 0 0 3 0
Serbia 3 0 0 0 3 0

Australian U18 Women level the series

The Australian women’s under-18 team have won the fourth game of the Women’s Under-18 International Series, defeating New Zealand 8-1. The series is now tied at two games apiece with only tomorrows game left to play.

Schedule for the series:

  • Game 1: Australia 0 – 3 New Zealand (18:30, 13 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 2: Australia 1 – 2 New Zealand (11:30, 14 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 3: Australia 2 – 1 New Zealand (15:45, 15 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Youth Olympics Skills Event: 08:45, 16 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse
  • Game 4: Australia 8 – 1 New Zealand (07:30, 17 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 5: Australia – New Zealand (17:30, 18 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable

Australian U18 Women win Game Three of International Series

The Australian women’s under-18 team have won the third game of the Women’s Under-18 International Series, defeating New Zealand 2-1. Australia still trail in the five game series with one win to New Zealand’s two.

Schedule for the series:

  • Game 1: Australia 0 – 3 New Zealand (18:30, 13 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 2: Australia 1 – 2 New Zealand (11:30, 14 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 3: Australia 2 – 1 New Zealand (15:45, 15 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Youth Olympics Skills Event: 08:45, 16 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse
  • Game 4: Australia – New Zealand (07:30, 17 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable
  • Game 5: Australia – New Zealand (17:30, 18 Dec 2014, Medibank Icehouse). Game Card: Not Avaliable

Croatia defeat Australia U20

The Australian men’s under-20 team have lost their second game of the 2015 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Croatia 2-4. Casey Kubara was named the best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Iceland 6-2 and Spain beat Serbia 7-0. After round two of the tournament Australia remains in fourth place with only a single point and are now five points behind the leaders Spain and Croatia. The teams will return to competition of Tuesday following todays rest day.

For more information see the IIHF website or follow the team on Facebook.

  • Croatia 4 – 2 Australia (13:00, 14 December 2014, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card

Standings after Round 2:

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Spain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Croatia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Belgium 2 1 1 0 0 5
Australia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Iceland 2 0 0 0 2 0
Serbia 2 0 0 0 2 0