Month: July 2015

Australian inline team claims silver at World Championship Division I

The Australian national inline hockey team have lost to Croatia 4-5 in overtime in the final of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. The loss means Australia takes home their second silver medal in two years and miss out on promotion to the IIHF Inline World Championship’s top division. Antony Collins was named best Australian player of the match while the Sydney Bears’ Cameron Todd was selected as the best defenceman of the tournament. In the other two games held yesterday Great Britain defeated Argentina 3-2 to claim bronze while Latvia lost 3-4 to Hungary, joining Austria and Bulgaria in relegation to the Qualification Round.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Croatia 5 – 4 OT Australia (15:00, 11 July 2015, Hakametsa Arena). Game Card

USA Eagles win the 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The USA Eagles have won the 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup after defeating the Canada Maples 12-2 in Game 9 at the Sydney Ice Arena. The USA Eagles take the series five games to four and successfully defended their 2014 title which they won six games to three.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 10 USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 7 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 10 – 7 USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 9 USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 2 – 12 USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

Riley and Poole qualify for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Australia’s Jake Riley and Madison Poole have qualified to compete at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway after competing at the recent Global Skills Challenge Summit in Vierumäki, Finland. Riley finished tenth in the Men’s final ranking while Poole finished third in the Women’s final ranking.

For more information see the official International Ice Hockey Federation website and an article on the conclusion of the summit by Henrik Manninen.

Australian inline team advance to the finals

The Australian national inline hockey team have defeated Great Britain 7-4 in their semifinal of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament. The team now advances to the final where they will meet Croatia who defeated Argentina 7-0 in their semifinal. The Melbourne Mustangs Michael James was named best Australian player of the match and Sean Jones best player of the Australian team. Two other games were held yesterday to determine the final standings with Hungary defeating Austria 7-1 and Latvia beating Bulgaria 14-0. Australia and Croatia will meet today in the final of the tournament and have already met once in the preliminary round where Croatia beat Australia 9-4. It is also the second year in a row for Australia in the final. Last year the team took home the silver medal after being defeated by Slovenia 10-5 in the final.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Great Britain 4 – 7 Australia (17:00, 10 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

2015 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Newcastle North Stars, Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Ice. Next week there are only three games scheduled with the Ice Dogs travelling to Melbourne to play both the Ice and Mustangs and the Brave host the Bears in Canberra.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 12 results:

  • Perth Thunder 3 – 5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 11 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card
  • Melbourne Mustangs 3 – 11 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 11 July 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
    Game Card
  • CBR Brave 7 – 11 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 July 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
    Game Card
  • Perth Thunder 2 – 3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 12 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
    Game Card
  • CBR Brave 6 – 5 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 12 July 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
    Game Card
  • Melbourne Mustangs 10 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 12 July 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
    Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 19 13 0 3 3 42
Melbourne Ice 20 11 3 0 6 39
Perth Thunder 19 11 1 2 5 37
Adelaide Adrenaline 21 10 0 2 9 32
Sydney Bears 19 9 1 1 8 30
CBR Brave 21 8 2 2 9 30
Melbourne Mustangs 18 5 2 0 11 19
Sydney Ice Dogs 17 0 1 0 16 2

2015 ECSL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2015 East Coast Super League has finished with wins for the Penrith Raptors and Newcastle North Stars while the Reach Rebels and Sting played out a three all draw. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, edging out the Sting on goal difference. In the 2015 ECSL All Star game Team Batman defeated Team Spiderman 4-2 at the Canterbury Ice Arena. The All Star game was held to help raise funds for Bear Cottage in memory of Eloise Luke. Next week the Rebels host the North Stars at the Canterbury Ice Arena in the only game of the round.

For more information on the ECSL see their website.

2015 ECSL All Star game:

  • Team Spiderman 2 – 4 Team Batman (18:30, 11 July 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card: Not Available

Round 14 results:

  • Penrith Raptors 6 – 3 Sydney Heat (17:00, 12 July 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card
  • Blueline Bombers 2 – 3 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:30, 12 July 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Reach Rebels 3 – 3 Sting (18:45, 12 July 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card

Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 11 7 1 3 15
Sting 11 7 1 3 15
Penrith Raptors 12 6 2 4 14
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 10 6 0 4 12
Blueline Bombers 11 3 1 7 7
Sydney Heat 11 1 1 9 3

Australian inline team defeat Austria to advance to the semifinals

The Australian national inline hockey team have won their quarterfinal match against Austria 6-3 at the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament. The team now advances to the semifinals where they will meet Great Britain who defeated Hungary 7-5. Croatia and Argentina will meet in the other semifinal after defeating Bulgaria 23-0 and Latvia 5-4 respectively. The four losing teams of the quarterfinals move onto the classification round where they must win in order to avoid having to play in the relegation game. The Sydney Bears Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. Australia will play Great Britain today at 17:00 local time.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Australia 6 – 3 Austria (13:00, 9 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Game 9 to determine the winner of the Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup remains tied after eight games. In Game 7 the Canada Maples defeated the USA Eagles 10-7 at the Erina Ice Arena while in Game 8 the USA Eagles beat Canada 9-6 to keep the series alive. Competition concludes on 11 July with Game 9 decider being held at the Sydney Ice Arena.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 10 USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 7 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 10 – 7 USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 9 USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

Australian inline team lose to Croatia in final preliminary game

The Australian national inline hockey team have lost their first game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament, losing to Croatia 4-9. Brenton Fitzgerald was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Austria shutout Bulgaria 8-0, Argentina defeated Hungary 4-3 in overtime and Latvia beat Great Britain 6-5. Australia finish the preliminary round in second place in Group D, three points behind Croatia, while Latvia finished in first place in Group C. Australia now moves on to the quarterfinals after todays rest day where they have been drawn against Austria. The two teams last met in the quarterfinals of the 2012 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia lost 2-7.

Watch the tournament via the livesteam. (see the IIHF page for game times)

For more information see the IIHF website.

  • Australia 4 – 9 Croatia (19:00, 7 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Group C standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Austria 3 1 0 0 2 3
Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group D standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Croatia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Hungary 3 1 0 1 1 4
Argentina 3 0 1 0 2 2

AWIHL personnel news: 7 July 2015

Adelaide Adrenaline

  • Josef Rezek has been appointed head coach of the Adelaide Adrenaline Women’s team for the upcoming 2015-16 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) season. Rezek was previously appointed to the position for the 2014-15 AWIHL season but left the role prior to start of the season. Rezek’s other coaching experience includes acting as the assistant coach of the Australia men’s national under-20 team at the 2014 and 2015 IIHF World U20 Championships.