Month: July 2015

AIHL news: 30 July 2015

Australian Ice Hockey League

  • TGI Fridays Australia have been announced as the official restaurant of the AIHL. The deal will see TGI Fridays screening the Fox AIHL Game of the Week, provide fans with a 10% discount card and host the 2015 AIHL Finals Official After Party. For more information on the deal see the announcement at TheAIHL.com.

    The deal expands TGI Fridays involvement in Australian ice hockey with their Macquarie Centre restaurant already in partnership with the Sydney Bears to sponsor the bar at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Perth Thunder

  • The Thunder have announced the signing of Zarraffa’s Coffee as a new sponsor. The announcement comes a week after the club announced a deal with radio station Nova 93.7FM. As usual the length of the deal is currently unknown.

2015 Tange National Championship

The 2015 Tange National Championship was completed on Sunday with Western Australia defeating New South Wales 4-0 in the gold medal game. The Tange tournament is open to players 18 and under and is held between the state associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the Ice Arena in Adelaide and the tournament ran from 23 July to 26 July. Western Australia’s Jakob Ruck top scored for the tournament with 17 points and New South Wales’ Tyrone Mendoza-Kehlet finished as the top goaltender with a save percentage of 0.923.

For more information on the tournament results see the Pointstreak website

Tournament results:

  • Game 1: Victoria 1 – 2 SO New South Wales (08:00, 23 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 2: South Australia 1 – 5 Queensland (10:00, 23 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 3: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 5 Western Australia (11:45, 23 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 4: New South Wales 4 – 0 South Australia (13:30, 23 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 5: Queensland 1 – 3 Australian Capital Territory (15:15, 23 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 6: Western Australia 2 – 3 SO Victoria (17:00, 23 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 7: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 11 Victoria (06:30, 24 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 8: New South Wales 8 – 2 Queensland (08:15, 24 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 9: Western Australia 7 – 3 (10:00, 24 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 10: New South Wales 4 – 0 Australian Capital Territory (11:45, 24 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 11: Victoria 2 – 1 South Australia (13:30, 24 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 12: Queensland 1 – 6 Western Australia (15:15, 24 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 13: South Australia 4 – 1 Australian Capital Territory (08:00, 25 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 14: Western Australia 3 – 2 New South Wales (15:45, 25 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 15: Queensland 2 – 5 Victoria (17:30, 25 July 2015). Game Card
  • SF1: Western Australia 9 – 2 Queensland (08:30, 26 July 2015). Game Card
  • SF2: Victoria 1 – 2 New South Wales (10:15, 26 July 2015). Game Card
  • Bronze Medal: Queensland 1 – 3 Victoria (15:45, 26 July 2015). Game Card
  • Gold Medal: Western Australia 4 – 0 New South Wales (17:30, 26 July 2015). Game Card

AIHL news: 28 July 2015

Newcastle North Stars

  • The North Stars announced yesterday that Luke Moffatt has left the team in order to fullfil professional commitments in Italy. Moffatt has signed with HC Gherdëina of the Serie A league for the 2015-16 season.

Sydney Ice Dogs

  • The AIHL has charged the Ice Dogs for failing to meet their Away Game Obligations under By-Law 4 which requires travelling teams to field at least 15 players. The charge comes after the Ice Dogs second and third breach of the By-Law on the 25th and 26th of July games against the Perth Thunder. As a result the club has been fined $500 and the forfeiture of three competition points. For more information see the media release by the league.

AIHL news: 24 July 2015

Perth Thunder

  • The club will play their 100th AIHL game tomorrow against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Samuel Wilson and Jordan Kyros will also hit the 100 game mark with both players having never missed a game. For more information see the article by Chris McRae at the AIHL.com.
  • Defenceman Greg Hyde will also hit a milestone this weekend, playing in his 50th game on Sunday.
  • Radio station Nova 93.7FM has signed on with the club as a new sponsor. The length of the deal is currently unknown.

Sydney Bears

  • Adrian Esposito will play in his 200th AIHL game this Saturday when the Bears face-off against the Brave. EliteProspects.com suggests that the mark was passed last weekend however AIHL statistics prior to 2011 are a bit questionable.

2015 ECSL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2015 East Coast Super League has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and the Sting. The Reach Rebels remain on top of the standings, edging out the Sting only on goal difference. Next week the Rebels host the Sydney Heat in Canterbury and the Penrith Raptors take on the Sting in Penrith.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

Round 16 results:

  • Newcastle North Stars ECSL 8 – 0 Sydney Heat (18:30, 25 July 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Penrith Raptors 3 – 4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:30, 26 July 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Blueline Bombers 5 – 6 Sting (18:15, 26 July 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 16:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 12 8 1 3 17
Sting 12 8 1 3 17
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 13 8 0 5 16
Penrith Raptors 13 6 2 5 14
Blueline Bombers 12 3 1 8 7
Sydney Heat 12 1 1 10 3

2015 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Newcastle North Stars. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven of the eight teams are in action across five games with only the Ice sitting out the round on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 14 results:

  • Melbourne Mustangs 6 – 5 SO Melbourne Ice (20:00, 23 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card
  • Newcastle North Stars 1 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 25 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card
  • CBR Brave 7 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 July 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
    Game Card
  • Sydney Ice Dogs 0 – 8 Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 July 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
    Game Card
  • Newcastle North Stars 4 – 2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 26 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card
  • Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 8 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 July 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
    Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 21 14 0 3 4 45
Perth Thunder 21 13 1 2 5 43
Melbourne Ice 23 12 3 1 7 43
CBR Brave 23 10 2 2 9 36
Adelaide Adrenaline 21 10 0 2 9 32
Sydney Bears 21 9 1 1 10 30
Melbourne Mustangs 21 7 3 0 11 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 0 1 0 20 2

2015 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Newcastle North Stars remain on top of the standings edging out the Ice only on goal difference. Next week seven of the eight teams are in action across six games with only the Adelaide Adrenaline sitting out the round on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 13 results:

  • Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 8 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card
  • Sydney Bears 3 – 6 CBR Brave (17:00, 18 July 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
    Game Card
  • Sydney Ice Dogs 0 – 9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 13:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 19 13 0 3 3 42
Melbourne Ice 21 12 3 0 6 42
Perth Thunder 19 11 1 2 5 37
CBR Brave 22 9 2 2 9 33
Adelaide Adrenaline 21 10 0 2 9 32
Sydney Bears 20 9 1 1 9 30
Melbourne Mustangs 19 6 2 0 11 22
Sydney Ice Dogs 19 0 1 0 18 2

2015 ECSL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2015 East Coast Super League has finished with the Reach Rebels defeating the Newcastle North Stars 3-2 at the Canterbury Ice Arena in the only game of the round. The win sees the Rebels move two points clear at the top of the standings with the Sting in second place. Next week five of the six teams are in action across three games with the Rebels sitting out the round on a bye.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

Round 15 results:

  • Newcastle North Stars ECSL 2 – 3 Reach Rebels (18:30, 18 July 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 15:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 12 8 1 3 17
Sting 11 7 1 3 15
Penrith Raptors 12 6 2 4 14
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 11 6 0 5 12
Blueline Bombers 11 3 1 7 7
Sydney Heat 11 1 1 9 3

AIHL player and personnel news: 15 July 2015

CBR Brave

  • The Brave announced yesterday that Brad Hunt has been replaced as head coach of the CBR Brave by goaltender Josh Unice. The club cited the “need to build a long term plan” as the reason for Hunt’s departure. As Unice’s appointment is only on an interim basis the Brave have also announced that they will form a panel to oversee the appointment of a permanent head coach for the 2016 season.
  • Starting goaltender duties now pass to Aleksi Toivonen who has started in four games for the club, winning two and losing two.
  • In addition to the head coach announcment the Brave also announced that defenceman Aaron Clayworth will join David Rogina as an assistant coach for the team.
  • For more information see the club statement.

2015 Kurt De Fris National Championship

The 2015 Kurt De Fris National Championship was completed yesterday with New South Wales defeating Western Australia in the gold medal game. The Kurt De Fris is open to players 15 and under and is held between the State Associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the Xtreme Ice Arena in Malaga, Western Australia and the tournament ran from 8 July to 11 July. New South Wales Jeremy Vasquez top scored for the tournament with 16 points and James Downie finished as the top goaltender with a save percentage of 0.959.

The results and statistics for the final two days of play are not yet available but will be updated here as soon as possible.

For more information on the tournament results see the Pointstreak website

  • Game 1: Victoria 1 – 3 New South Wales (16:00, 8 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 2: Western Australia 5 – 3 Queensland (18:00, 8 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 3: South Australia 2 – 4 New South Wales (06:30, 9 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 4: Victoria 1 – 0 SO Queensland (08:15, 9 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 5: Western Australia 1 – 3 New South Wales (15:45, 9 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 6: South Australia 1 – 3 Victoria (17:30, 9 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 7: Western Australia 2 – 1 Victoria (06:30, 10 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 8: Queensland 1 – 0 South Australia (08:15, 10 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 9: Western Australia 4 – 0 South Australia (15:45, 10 July 2015). Game Card
  • Game 10: New South Wales 3 – 1 Queensland (17:30, 10 July 2015). Game Card
  • Semifinal 1: New South Wales 3 – 0 Queensland (09:15, 11 July 2015). Game Card
  • Semifinal 2: Western Australia 3 – 1 Victoria (11:00, 11 July 2015). Game Card
  • Bronze medal game: Victoria 2 – 5 Queensland (16:00, 11 July 2015). Game Card
  • Gold medal game: New South Wales 3 – 2 OT Western Australia (17:45, 11 July 2015). Game Card
  • Closing Ceremony and Medal Presentation (19:15, 11 July 2015).