Month: April 2016

2016 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Brave remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Ice. The round also marks the first regular time win for the Ice Dogs since August 2014. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 2 results:
– CBR Brave 4 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 30 April 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Melbourne Ice 7 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 30 April 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– CBR Brave 1 – 7 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 1 May 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Melbourne Ice 3 – 2 SO Newcastle North Stars (16:00, 1 May 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 6 – 2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 1 May 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Standings at the end of Round 2:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 4 3 0 0 1 9
Melbourne Ice 3 2 1 0 0 8
Newcastle North Stars 3 1 1 1 0 6
Melbourne Mustangs 3 1 0 0 2 3
Sydney Ice Dogs 3 1 0 0 2 3
Perth Thunder 2 0 0 1 1 1
Sydney Bears 2 0 0 0 2 0
Adelaide Adrenaline 0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 ECSL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and Reach Rebels. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the Sting host the Raptors in Penrith and the North Stars take on the Bombers in Canterbury.

During the week the ECSL also announced that they had signed a deal with Skaters Network which will see their partnership extend into the 2016 season. For more information see the press release from the league.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 7 results:
– Sydney Sting 3 – 4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 30 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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– Reach Rebels 4 – 1 Blueline Bombers (19:15, 1 May 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 7:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 6 4 1 1 9
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 6 3 1 2 7
Penrith Raptors 5 3 0 2 6
Sydney Sting 5 1 2 2 4
Blueline Bombers 6 1 0 5 2

AIHL news: 30 April 2016

Adelaide Adrenaline
Paxton Wines have signed on as a sponsor of the Adrenaline for the 2016 season. Paxton is based in McLaren Vale, South Australia and has been operating since 1979.
– The Adrenaline’s roster announcements continue with the re-signing of Italian forward Nicola Pau. The 2016 season will be Pau’s second with the Adrenaline where he will serve as the team’s fifth import.

AIHL news: 29 April 2016

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of American forward TJ Battani for the 2016 season. Battani last played for the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL during the 2013-14 season where he recorded two points in twenty games. On top of his three seasons in the ECHL Battani has also played one season in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport system and four in the Ontario Hockey League.
– Canadian forward Cole MacMillan has signed on with the Adrenaline for the 2016 season. MacMillan spent the 2015-16 season playing for the University of Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport system. He has also previously spent played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Maritime Junior A Hockey League.

Newcastle North Stars
– The North Stars have announced the signing of Brandon Wong. The signing is a temporary deal to cover the absence of their two imports, Brandon Greenside and Josh Harris, who are currently involved in the Southern Professional Hockey League playoffs. Wong spent the 2015-16 season playing in the ECHL for Indy Fuel and the Tulsa Oilers and has previously played in the Metal Ligaen and American Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 27 April 2016

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have continued the slow role out of their 2016 roster with the re-sigings of goaltender Peter King, forwards Darren Corstens and Josef Rezek and defenceman David Huxley

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced their team leadership for the 2016 season. Lliam Webster retains his captainancy along with Thomas Powell as alternate captain. While Mitchell Humpries takes on the second alternate captain role, replacing Greg Sturrock.

AIHL news: 25 April 2016

Adelaide Adrenaline
Greg Oddy has re-signed with the Adrenaline for his ninth season with the club and his eighteenth in the AIHL. He will also continue on as captain for the club, a role Oddy has held with both the Adrenaline and Avalanche since 2006.

Newcastle North Stars
Robert Malloy has been appointed captain of the Newcastle North Stars following retirement of Robert Starke. Malloy joined the North Stars in 2015 after four seasons with the Sydney Ice Dogs including two as captain. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2016 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the CBR Brave, Newcastle North Stars and Melbourne Ice. The Brave top the standings at the end of the first round, one point clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the Thunder and Adrenaline sit out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 1 results:
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 5 CBR Brave (17:30, 23 April 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 April 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 0 – 3 Melbourne Ice (19:00, 23 April 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– CBR Brave 6 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 24 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Newcastle North Stars 2 – 1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 24 April 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 2 0 0 0 6
Newcastle North Stars 2 1 1 0 0 5
Melbourne Ice 1 1 0 0 0 3
Perth Thunder 2 0 0 1 1 1
Melbourne Mustangs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Adelaide Adrenaline 0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 ECSL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Penrith Raptors and Reach Rebels. Following their two wins the Rebels move to the top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week the North Stars host the Sting in Newcastle and the Rebels take on the Blueline Bombers in Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 6 results:
– Blueline Bombers 4 – 6 Penrith Raptors (18:00, 23 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3 – 9 Reach Rebels (18:30, 23 April 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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– Reach Rebels 5 – 3 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (16:00, 24 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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Standings at the end of Round 6:

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

AIHL news: 23 April 2016

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced a partnership with the Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association’s Navy Tigersharks for the 2016 season. The deal aims to help promote ice hockey within the defence force as well as develop emerging talent. The partnership between the Brave and Tigersharks follows a similar deal between the Sydney Bears and the Army Knights. For more information see the announcement from the club.