Month: May 2015

AIHL player news: 30 May 2015

Melbourne Ice

Perth Thunder

  • The Thunder’s newest signing, goaltender Mark Guggenberger debuts for club tonight in their game against the Melbourne Mustangs. Guggenberger is the teams fourth goaltender to start this season following Di Salvo, Wilkinson and McCann.

2015 AIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Melbourne Ice. The Thunder remain on top of the standings, edging out the Adrenaline only on goal difference. Next week seven teams are in action across five games with only the Ice sitting out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 6 results:

  • Perth Thunder 2 – 6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 30 May 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 2 – 6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 30 May 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 30 May 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Ice 1 – 3 CBR Brave (17:30, 30 May 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Perth Thunder 6 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 31 May 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 4 Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 31 May 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Ice 4 – 2 CBR Brave (17:00, 31 May 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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Standings at the end of Round 6:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Perth Thunder 10 7 0 1 2 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 7 0 1 4 22
Melbourne Ice 10 5 2 0 3 19
CBR Brave 11 5 1 1 4 18
Newcastle North Stars 9 5 0 2 2 17
Sydney Bears 11 4 1 0 6 14
Melbourne Mustangs 8 2 1 0 5 8
Sydney Ice Dogs 9 0 0 0 9 0

Articles of interest

Below are a few article of interest posted during the week from some of the other Australian ice hockey focused websites

On the Fly Hockey

TheAIHL.com

2015 ECSL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2015 East Coast Super League has finished with wins for the Penrith Raptors, Newcastle North Stars and Blueline Bombers. The Raptors remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the North Stars. Next week all six teams are in action across three games.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

Round 8 results:

  • Penrith Raptors 4 – 1 Reach Rebels (18:30, 30 May 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Sting 4 – 7 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (16:15, 31 May 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Sydney Heat 3 – 4 Blueline Bombers (17:00, 31 May 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W T L PTS
Penrith Raptors 6 4 1 1 9
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5 4 0 1 8
Reach Rebels 6 3 0 3 6
Sting 6 3 0 3 6
Sydney Heat 6 1 1 4 3
Blueline Bombers 5 1 0 4 2

AIHL sponsorship news: 27 May 2015

Australian watchmakers Haigh & Hastings have signed a deal with the Australian Ice Hockey League to become a sponsor for the 2015 season. The deal expands Haigh & Hastings activity in ice hockey with the company already being a major sponsor of the Perth Thunder. Haigh & Hastings will also be awarding seven of their M2 Diver watches as prizes for the 2015 AIHL player awards at the 2015 AIHL Finals. For more information see the article at TheAIHL.com.

AIHL player news: 24 May 2015

Perth Thunder

  • The Sunday Times have revealed that the Thunder have signed goaltender Mark Guggenberger for the remainder of the 2015 season. Guggenberger is expected to arrive this week and replaces interim goaltender Peter Di Salvo who left the club last week due to international commitments. Guggenberger has spent the 2014-15 season playing in the ECHL for the Fort Wayne Komets and Gwinnett Gladiators and has also previously played in the American Hockey League and Central Hockey League.
  • Mark McCann made his debut start in a regular season game for the club a day after making his debut on the ice after coming on as a replacement for starting goaltender Daniel Wilkinson. McCann has previously started for the Thunder in Game 3 of their exhibition series against New Zealand back in April. He has previously played two seasons in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League for the Perth Sharks and three seasons in the Western Australian Super League for the Cockburn Blackhawks.

AIHL Player News: 23 May 2015

Adelaide Adrenaline

  • Two Adrenaline players hit milestones today with Wehebe Darge playing in his 100th AIHL regular season game and Andrew White in his 200th.

Perth Thunder

  • Rookie goaltender Daniel Wilkinson is set to make his debut for the club against the Sydney Bears at the Perth Ice Arena today. Wilkinson spent last season playing in the Western Australian Super League finishing with varied save percentages for the three clubs he played for.

Sydney Ice Dogs

2015 AIHL Season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave and Adelaide Adrenaline. Despite losing both of their games over the weekend the Perth Thunder remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Newcastle North Stars. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 5 results:

  • Sydney Bears 5 – 0 Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 May 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Ice 5 – 4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 23 May 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Adelaide Adrenaline 2 – 8 CBR Brave (17:30, 23 May 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Sydney Bears 5 – 4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 24 May 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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  • CBR Brave 5 – 4 SO Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 24 May 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • Adelaide Adrenaline 6 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 24 May 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Perth Thunder 8 6 0 1 1 19
Newcastle North Stars 8 5 0 2 1 17
Melbourne Ice 8 4 2 0 2 16
Adelaide Adrenaline 10 5 0 1 4 16
CBR Brave 9 4 1 1 3 15
Sydney Bears 10 3 1 0 6 11
Melbourne Mustangs 6 1 1 0 4 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 0 0 0 7 0

2015 ECSL Season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2015 East Coast Super League has finished with a win for the Reach Rebels over the Sting while the Sydney Heat and Penrith Raptors played out a four all draw. Following their draw the Raptors move into first place on the standings, one point ahead of the Newcastle North Stars. Next week all six teams are in action over three games.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

Round 7 results:

  • Sydney Heat 4 – 4 Penrith Raptors (18:30, 23 May 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Reach Rebels 7 – 5 Sting (19:30, 24 May 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card

Standings after the end of Round 7:

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