Month: July 2016

2016 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars, Melbourne Mustangs, Perth Thunder and CBR Brave. The Melbourne Ice remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed North Stars. This round both the Adrenaline and Bears were officially knocked out of the playoff race, leaving only the Mustangs to chase the for a top four place. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 14 results:
– Sydney Bears 2 – 5 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 30 July 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 5 – 3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 30 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 30 July 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 3 – 2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:00, 31 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– CBR Brave 6 – 4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 31 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 6 Perth Thunder (16:30, 31 July 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 22 15 3 3 1 54
Newcastle North Stars 24 13 1 3 7 44
Perth Thunder 22 12 3 1 6 43
CBR Brave 23 12 1 2 7 43
Melbourne Mustangs 23 10 1 0 12 32
Sydney Bears 23 4 5 3 11 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 4 1 3 14 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 23 4 1 1 17 15

2016 ECSL season: Round 20 and All Star Game

Round 20 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting and Newcastle North Stars. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the Penrith Ice Palace hosts both games of the round with the Raptors taking on the North Stars and the Sting come up against the Bombers.

This weekend the ECSL also hosted their 2016 All Star Charity Game at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink. This years theme is Marvel’s Captain America and Iron Man and the chosen charity is beyondblue. The Iron Man All Stars went on to win the match defeating the Captain America All Stars 5-3.

For more information see the ECSL website.

All Star Game result:
– Captain America 3 – 5 Iron Man (18:30, 30 July 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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Round 20 results:
– Sydney Sting 7 – 1 Reach Rebels (16:45, 31 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 9 – 2 Blueline Bombers (19:15, 31 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 20:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 16 10 2 4 22
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 16 7 4 5 18
Sydney Sting 14 5 5 4 15
Blueline Bombers 14 6 1 7 13
Penrith Raptors 16 3 2 11 8

2016 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, 13 points clear of the second placed North Stars. The round also saw the Ice Dogs become the first team to be officially knocked out of the playoff race. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 13 results:
– Perth Thunder 4 – 2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 23 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 2 – 7 CBR Brave (17:30, 23 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 Melbourne Mustangs (19:00, 23 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Perth Thunder 1 – 3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 24 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 8 CBR Brave (17:00, 24 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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Standings at the end of Round 13:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 22 15 3 3 1 54
Newcastle North Stars 23 12 1 3 7 41
CBR Brave 22 12 1 2 7 40
Perth Thunder 20 10 3 1 6 37
Melbourne Mustangs 21 8 1 0 12 26
Sydney Bears 21 4 5 3 9 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 4 1 3 12 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 4 1 1 15 15

Ice Dogs to host Adrenaline in Matt Clark Shield match

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced that they will be wearing the old Warringah Bombers jersey in their upcoming 6 August game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The special edition jersey is part of the teams Leukaemia Fundraising Night and is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The two teams will also be competing for the Matt Clark Shield, an award that was originally contested from 1995 to 2001 at the Bombers’ Matt Clark Memorial Games. For more information see the club announcement

2016 ECSL season: Round 19

Round 19 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Reach Rebels defeating the Penrith Raptors 5-2 in the weekends only game. The round originally had two games scheduled however the Saturday match between the Blueline Bombers and Sydney Sting was cancelled due to a lack of officials. Ice Hockey NSW is yet to determine if this game will be played at a later date. The Rebels remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the ECSL will be hosting their All Star Charity Game at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink on Saturday. Then on Sunday the Rebels host the Sting in Liverpool and the North Stars take on the Bombers in Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 19 results:
– Blueline Bombers – Sydney Sting (18:30, 23 July 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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– Reach Rebels 5 – 2 Penrith Raptors (18:45, 24 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 19:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 15 10 2 3 22
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 15 6 4 5 16
Blueline Bombers 13 6 1 6 13
Sydney Sting 13 4 5 4 13
Penrith Raptors 16 3 2 11 8

2016 Kurt DeFris National Championship

The 2016 Kurt DeFris National Championship has finished with New South Wales defeating Queensland 9-0 in the gold medal game. The win gives New South Wales back-to-back titles after they defeated Western Australia in the 2015 final. The tournament is open to players 15 and under and is held between the State Associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. South Australia did not return to the competition after competing in 2015. All games were held at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle and the tournament ran from 14 July to 17 July.

For more information see the tournament website

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Queensland 6 – 3 Australian Capital Territory (07:00, 14 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 2: Western Australia 2 – 5 Victoria (08:30, 14 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 3: Victoria 3 – 10 New South Wales (18:30, 14 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 4: Queensland 4 – 1 Western Australia (08:15, 15 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 5: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 7 New South Wales (16:15, 15 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 6: Victoria 8 – 1 Queensland (17:45, 15 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 7: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 4 Western Australia (07:30, 16 July 2016)
– Game 8: New South Wales 7 – 1 Queensland (09:15, 16 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 9: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 2 Victoria (16:15, 16 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 10: Western Australia 0 – 1 New South Wales (17:45, 16 July 2016). Game Card

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 4 4 0 0 0 12
Victoria 4 3 0 0 1 9
Queensland 4 2 0 0 2 6
Western Australia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australian Capital Territory 4 0 0 0 4 0

Playoff round:
– Semifinal 1: Western Australia 0 – 4 New South Wales (08:00, 17 July 2016). Game Card
– Semifinal 2: Queensland 6 – 4 Victoria (09:30, 17 July 2016). Game Card
– Bronze Medal: Western Australia 3 – 5 Victoria (15:30, 17 July 2016). Game Card
– Gold Medal: Queensland 0 – 9 New South Wales (17:15, 17 July 2016). Game Card

2016 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle North Stars, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Ice remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed North Stars, and become the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Next week seven teams are in action across five games, while the North Stars sit the round out on a bye.

The round also marked the 250th game for Josh Harding of the Adelaide Adrenaline. He becomes the ninth player to reach the milestone. Harding came out of retirement to play in this weekends double header against North Stars and following the conclusion of second game announced his second retirement from the AIHL.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 12 results:
– Sydney Bears 3 – 1 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 16 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 16 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 5 – 6 CBR Brave (17:30, 16 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Sydney Bears 1 – 4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 17 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 2 – 1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:00, 17 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 21 14 3 3 1 51
Newcastle North Stars 23 12 1 3 7 41
Perth Thunder 18 9 3 1 5 34
CBR Brave 20 10 1 2 7 34
Melbourne Mustangs 20 8 1 0 11 26
Sydney Bears 20 4 5 3 8 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 18 4 1 3 10 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 20 3 1 1 15 12

2016 ECSL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and the Blueline Bombers. The Reach Rebels remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the Sting host the Bombers in Canterbury and the Rebels take on the Raptors in Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 18 results:
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3 – 2 Penrith Raptors (18:30, 16 July 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).
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– Blueline Bombers 3 – 2 Reach Rebels (18:00, 17 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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Standings at the end of Round 18:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 14 9 2 3 20
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 15 6 4 5 16
Blueline Bombers 13 6 1 6 13
Sydney Sting 13 4 5 4 13
Penrith Raptors 15 3 2 10 8

2016 AW2IHL: Series 2

Series 2 of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League has finished with the Western Australian Hawkettes defeating the New South Wales Bombers 6-0 in the final. The league expanded to six teams for Series 2 with the South Australian Valkyries and Western Australian Hawkettes joining the competition. The New South Wales Bombers who won Series 1 back in March currently lead the 2016 Combined Series standings with 28 points.

Series 3 of the AW2IHL is scheduled for 1 October and 2 October 2016 at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.

On a very minor note, since Series 1 the league name has been slightly re-organised from the “Australian Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey League” to the current format of “Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League”. Basically just “Tier 2” being shifted one place to the right. As a result I have adjusted the acronym to be AW2IHL.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Melbourne Black Dragons 4 – 2 Melbourne White Dragons (08:30, 9 July 2016)
– Game 2: New South Wales Bombers 3 – 0 Canberra Pirates (09:45, 9 July 2016)
– Game 3: South Australian Valkyries 1 – 3 Melbourne Black Dragons (15:15, 9 July 2016)
– Game 4: Melbourne Black Dragons 0 – 6 New South Wales Bombers (19:15, 9 July 2016)
– Game 5: Western Australian Hawkettes 11 – 0 South Australian Valkyries (20:30, 9 July 2016)
– Game 6: Canberra Pirates 7 – 0 Melbourne White Dragons (21:45, 9 July 2016)
– Game 7: New South Wales Bombers 5 – 3 Western Australian Hawkettes (23:00, 9 July 2016)
– Game 8: South Australian Valkyries 4 – 3 Melbourne White Dragons (08:30, 10 July 2016)
– Game 9: Canberra Pirates 0 – 5 Western Australian Hawkettes (09:45, 10 July 2016)
– Game 10: Western Australian Hawkettes 8 – 0 Melbourne White Dragons (18:15, 10 July 2016)
– Game 11: New South Wales Bombers 10 – 2 South Australian Valkyries (19:30, 10 July 2016)
– Game 12: Melbourne Black Dragons 0 – 2 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 10 July 2016)

Preliminary round standings:

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 4 4 0 0 8
Western Australian Hawkettes 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 2 0 2 4
Melbourne Black Dragons 4 2 0 2 4
South Australian Valkyries 4 1 0 3 2
Melbourne White Dragons 4 0 0 4 0

Playoff round:
– Grand Final: New South Wales Bombers 0 – 6 Western Australia Hawkettes (22:00, 10 July 2016)
– 3rd/5th Game: South Australian Valkyries 1 – 6 Canberra Pirates (23:15, 10 July 2016)

Note: Playoff round games count towards the 2016 Combined Series standings. The 3rd/5th Game was held simply as an additional game to maximise games played.

2016 Combined Series standings (at the end of Series 2):

Team GP W T L PTS
New South Wales Bombers 10 9 0 1 28
Canberra Pirates 10 5 1 4 21
Melbourne Black Dragons 9 2 1 6 14
Western Australian Hawkettes 5 4 0 1 13
Melbourne White Dragons 9 1 2 6 13
South Australian Valkyries 5 1 0 4 7

Note: For the combined standings points are allocated as follows
– 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss