Round 1 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Whalers, Sydney Wolf Pack and Perth Pelicans. The Wolf Pack sit on top of the standings at the end of the round, three points clear of the Pelicans. Next week the two Melbourne teams face-off for a Thursday night game before hosting the two Sydney teams on the weekend. The two Perth teams meanwhile take on each other at the Xtreme Ice Arena on Saturday.
The Sydney Sabres have defeated the Australian national under-18 team 5-4 in an exhibition game held on Sunday at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The game served as a warmup for the Sabres whose AJIHL season starts on 31 October against the Sydney Wolf Pack at the Penrith Ice Palace.
The Northern Stars have defeated the Southern Suns 5-0 in Game 2 of the 2015 Ultimate Ice Hockey Championship (UIHC). The Stars claim the inaugural UIHC title with one game to go in the series, having last week defeated the Suns 5-2. Stars goaltender Dan Wilkinson was named most valuable player of the match. The final game will be held on 31 October with the Suns looking to avoid a series sweep.
Round 1 of the 2015-16 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline and Melbourne Ice. The Ice take the opening lead in the standings after winning both of their games in regular time. The Adrenaline sit two points of the Ice after being forced into a shootout for both of their wins against the Goannas. The AWIHL returns for Round 2 on 7 November with the Ice hosting the Goannas and the Adrenaline taking on the Sirens in Canterbury.
Prior to the start of the season the Sydney Sirens competed in an practice match against the Sydney Wolf Pack of the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League. The Sirens lost the game 2-7.
The Northern Stars have defeated the Southern Suns 5-2 in Game 1 of the 2015 Ultimate Ice Hockey Championship (UIHC). The UIHC is an Ice Hockey WA sanctioned series held in Perth with players representing the rivalry of “North of the River vs South of the River”. The inaugural 2015 edition of the tournament is a best-of-three game series being held at the Xtreme Ice Arena in Mirrabooka to support the Harcourts Foundation. Both teams feature players from the Perth Thunder. The Northern Stars Rob Haselhurst was named the games most valuable player.
For more information on the series including team rosters see the UIHC website.
Game 1: Northern Stars 5 – 2 Southern Stars (17:30, 17 October 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena). Game Card: Not Available
Game 2: Northern Stars – Southern Stars (17:30, 24 October 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
Game 3: Northern Stars – Southern Stars (17:30, 31 October 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced their committee for the 2016 season. Tim Flynn moves from the position of head coach to the general manager role, taking over from Anthony Wilson. A head coach for the 2016 season has yet to be announced by club.
The 2015 Jim Brown National Championship has finished with Victoria defeating Western Australia 6-0 in the gold medal game. The Brown tournament is open to players 17 years and over, however players over the age of 23 must have played less then six AIHL games in the current season. This years tournament consists of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne and the tournament ran from 8 October to 11 October. We are currently waiting on Ice Hockey Australia to update the Pointstreak page with game cards and statistics and will update the post when they become available.
For more information on tickets see the page on the Ice Hockey Australia website and see below for the promo video created for the tournament.
A live stream will also be available at 15:00 11 October for the Bronze Medal and Gold Medal games via Livestream.com
Victoria 10 – 1 South Australia (16:00, 8 October 2015)
Queensland 4 – 2 New South Wales (18:45, 8 October 2015)
Western Australia 6 – 0 Australian Capital Territory (20:45, 8 October 2015)
New South Wales 2 – 6 Victoria (07:00, 9 October 2015)
South Australia 5 – 1 Australian Capital Territory (09:00, 9 October 2015)
Western Australia 4 – 2 Queensland (11:00, 9 October 2015)
New South Wales 1 – 4 South Australia (14:00, 9 October 2015)
Opening Ceremony (15:55, 9 October 2015)
Western Australia 2 – 4 Victoria (16:30, 9 October 2015)
Australian Capital Territory 1 – 5 Queensland (18:15, 9 October 2015)
New South Wales 6 – 1 Australian Capital Territory (07:00, 10 October 2015)
South Australia 2 – 7 Western Australia (09:00, 10 October 2015)
Queensland 1 – 2 Victoria (11:00, 10 October 2015)
Western Australia 7 – 0 New South Wales (14:00, 10 October 2015)
South Australia 1 – 2 Queensland (16:00, 10 October 2015)
Victoria 12 – 0 Australian Capital Territory (18:00, 10 October 2015)
55 year Olympic Team Anniversary Dinner (after the game, 10 October 2015)
SF1: Victoria 8 – 0 South Australia (08:00, 11 October 2015)
SF2: Western Australia 4 – 3 Queensland (10:00, 11 October 2015)
Bronze Medal: South Australia 1 – 3 Queensland (15:00, 11 October 2015)
Gold Medal: Victoria 6 – 0 Western Australia (17:00, 11 October 2015)
The Sting have defeated the Reach Rebels in two games to win the 2015 East Coast Super League playoffs and claim the Warwick Griffith Trophy. The Sting defeated the Rebels 7-1 in Game 1 and 2-1 in overtime for Game 2. The win gives the Sting there third ECSL Championship title, more than any other club apart from the Newcastle North Stars who also have three. The series used a best of three game format instead of the cumulative aggregate format used in the semifinals.
For more information on the ECSL see their website.
Game 1: Sting 7 – 1 Reach Rebels (18:30, 3 October 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card
Game 2: Reach Rebels 1 – 2 OT Sting (18:00, 4 October 2015, Canterbury Ice Arena). Game Card