Month: June 2016

Adrenaline appoint Lien as new head coach

The Adelaide Adrenaline have appointed Eric Lien to the position of head coach for the remainder of the season. Lien replaces Trevor Walsh who was fired by the club two weeks ago. Lien has previously acted as an assistant coach for the club from 2011 to 2014 and for the Australian national team in 2014 and 2015. For more information see the announcement from the club

Team Canada win Game 4 to claim second Ice Hockey Classic title

Team Canada have won Game Four of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team USA 4-3 following a shootout. Team Canada win the series, with one game to play, and claim the Ice Hockey Classic Cup for the second year in a row. The Ice Hockey Classic resumes next week in Brisbane for the final match at the series.

Tonight’s roster for Team Canada also featured the CBR Brave’s Alex Tetreault who was selected as the backup goaltender for Ben Scrivens.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada 2 – 4 Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada 4 – 3 SO Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

2016 AIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle North Stars and Melbourne Mustangs. The Melbourne Ice remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Perth Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games over the weekend.

The match between the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears also served as the third annual Canada Day Classic. The Bears defeated the Ice to win for the third year straight. The Bears won 3-1 in 2014 and in 2015 they defeated the Ice 6-4. The Ice Dogs’ David Dunwoodie competed in his 300th AIHL game in the match at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. Dunwoodie is the second player to pass the 300 game mark, joining the Adelaide Adrenaline’s Greg Oddy.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 9 results:
– Sydney Bears 4 – 3 SO Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 June 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 1 – 5 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 25 June 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Sydney Bears 2 – 4 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 26 June 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 5 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 June 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 16 10 3 3 0 39
Perth Thunder 14 8 2 1 3 29
Newcastle North Stars 17 8 1 3 5 29
CBR Brave 15 7 1 1 6 24
Melbourne Mustangs 15 5 1 0 9 17
Sydney Bears 14 1 5 2 6 15
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 3 0 3 6 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 15 3 1 1 10 12

2016 ECSL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with a win for the Blueline Bombers while the Sydney Sting and Newcastle North Stars played out a five-all tie. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the Rebels host the North Stars in Canterbury and the Sting take on the Raptors in Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 15 results:
– Reach Rebels 0 – 3 Blueline Bombers (18:30, 25 June 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5 – 5 Sydney Sting (18:15, 26 June 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 15:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 12 8 2 2 18
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 12 5 4 3 14
Sydney Sting 11 3 4 4 10
Blueline Bombers 11 4 1 6 9
Penrith Raptors 12 3 1 8 7

Team USA win Game 3 of the 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

Team USA have won Game Three of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team Canada 4-2. Team USA currently trail Team Canada 1-2 in the five game series. The series resumes tomorrow with Game Four being held at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney before move to Brisbane for Game Five.

Tonight’s roster for Team Canada also featured the Adelaide Adrenaline’s Russel Brewer who was selected as the backup goaltender for Ben Scrivens.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada 2 – 4 Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

Team Canada edge Team USA in Perth

Team Canada have won Game Two of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team USA 6-5 in a shootout at Perth Arena. Team Canada now hold a 2-0 lead in the five games series. The series resumes on 24 June with Game Three being held in Adelaide before moving to Sydney for Game Four and then Brisbane for Game Five.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada – Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

2016 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder. The Ice remain on top of the standings, nine points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week the Bears travel to Melbourne to take on the Ice and Mustangs and the North Stars and Ice Dogs compete in a double header.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 8 results:
– Melbourne Ice 3 – 2 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 18 June 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 3 – 1 Perth Thunder (15:30, 18 June 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 2 – 5 CBR Brave (17:30, 18 June 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 1 – 4 CBR Brave (17:00, 19 June 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Newcastle North Stars 1 – 2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 June 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Melbourne Ice 8 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 19 June 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 3 – 6 Perth Thunder (16:30, 19 June 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 15 10 3 2 0 38
Perth Thunder 14 8 2 1 3 29
CBR Brave 15 7 1 1 6 24
Newcastle North Stars 15 6 1 3 5 23
Melbourne Mustangs 14 4 1 0 9 14
Sydney Bears 12 1 4 2 5 13
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 3 0 3 6 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 13 3 1 1 8 12

2016 ECSL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Reach Rebels and Blueline Bombers. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, five points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the Bombers host the Rebels in Canterbury and the North Stars take on the Sting in Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 14 results:
– Blueline Bombers 3 – 2 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:15, 19 June 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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– Penrith Raptors 2 – 3 Reach Rebels (19:15, 19 June 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 11 8 2 1 18
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 11 5 3 3 13
Sydney Sting 10 3 3 4 9
Blueline Bombers 10 3 1 6 7
Penrith Raptors 12 3 1 8 7

Team Canada win 2016 Ice Hockey Classic opener

Team Canada have won the opening game of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team USA 8-2. Game One of the exhibition series was held at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with Game Two to take place today at Perth Arena. The two teams are competing in a five games series with Adelaide to host Game Three, Sydney Game Four and Brisbane Game Five.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada – Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada – Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)