Month: July 2016

AIHL news: 14 July 2016

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of defenceman Josh Harding and is expected to lineup for the club in this weekends double header against the Newcastle North Stars. Harding retired from the AIHL at the end of the 2015 season after playing five seasons for the Adelaide Avalanche and eight for the Adrenaline. Sunday’s game will also mark Harding’s 250th regular season game, becoming only the ninth player to reach that mark.

Canada Maples claim International Cup with three games to spare

The Canada Maples have claimed the 2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup after winning their fifth game in the nine game series. After going down the USA Eagles in Game 2 the Maples have not dropped a game since. The series resumes tonight at the Erina Ice Arena for Game 7.

For more information see the tournament website and Facebook page.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Canada Maples 7 – 3 USA Eagles (17:45, 2 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 2: Canada Maples 2 – 7 USA Eagles (15:30, 3 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 3: Canada Maples 8 – 3 USA Eagles (19:30, 6 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 4: Canada Maples 7 – 5 USA Eagles (19:30, 7 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 5: Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 9 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 6: Canada Maples 5 – 3 USA Eagles (15:30, 10 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 7: Canada Maples 10 – 5 USA Eagles (19:30, 12 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 8: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 14 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 9: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)

Adelaide Adrenaline Women become the Adelaide Rush

The Adelaide Adrenaline of the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have changed their name to the Adelaide Rush for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The club was originally founded as the Adelaide Assassins in 2005 before changing their name to the Adrenaline in 2011 after a merger with the AIHL club.

For more information see the club’s website and Facebook page
Adelaide Rush

AIHL news: 12 July 2016

The AIHL have announced that Game 48 between the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Melbourne Mustangs has been rescheduled to 7 August 2016 at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The match, which was originally scheduled for 5 June, was postponed due to flooding at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. For more information see the announcement

2016 Tange National Championship

The 2016 Tange National Championship has finished with New South Wales defeating the Australian Capital Territory 4-1 in the gold medal game. The Tange tournament is open to players 18 and under and is held between the state associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the Cockburn Ice Arena and the tournament ran from 6 July to 8 July. The ACT’s Jordon Brunt finished as the leading scorer with 13 points and Dale Tilsted of New South Wales finished as the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.941.

For more information see the tournament website

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Victoria 3 – 0 South Australia (14:30, 6 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 2: New South Wales 5 – 2 Queensland (16:15, 6 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 3: Western Australia 4 – 3 SO Australian Capital Territory (18:15, 6 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 4: South Australia 0 – 5 New South Wales (07:30, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 5: Australian Capital Territory 3 – 1 Victoria (09:15, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 6: Queensland 1 – 4 Western Australia (11:00, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 7: Victoria 2 – 0 New South Wales (15:30, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 8: Queensland 2 – 5 Australian Capital Territory (17:15, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 9: South Australia 1 – 2 Western Australia (19:00, 7 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 10: Australian Capital Territory 0 – 4 New South Wales (07:30, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 11: Western Australia 3 – 4 SO Victoria (09:15, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 12: South Australia 2 – 4 Queensland (11:00, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 13: New South Wales 5 – 0 Western Australia (15:30, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 14: Queensland 0 – 5 Victoria (17:15, 8 July 2016). Game Card
– Game 15: Australian Capital Territory 1 – 0 South Australia (19:00, 8 July 2016). Game Card

Standings after Game 15:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 5 4 0 0 1 12
Victoria 5 3 1 0 1 11
Australian Capital Territory 5 3 0 1 1 10
Western Australia 5 2 1 1 1 9
Queensland 5 1 0 0 4 3
South Australia 5 0 0 0 5 0

Playoff round:
– Semifinal 1: Western Australia 0 – 4 New South Wales (08:30, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– Semifinal 2: Australian Capital Territory 3 – 1 Victoria (10:15, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– 5th/6th placement: South Australia 1 – 3 Queensland (14:30, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– Bronze Medal: Victoria 4 – 1 Western Australia (16:15, 9 July 2016). Game Card
– Gold Medal: Australian Capital Territory 1 – 4 New South Wales (18:00, 9 July 2016). Game Card

Final standings:
– 1st: New South Wales
– 2nd: Australian Capital Territory
– 3rd: Victoria
– 4th: Western Australia
– 5th: Queensland
– 6th: South Australia

2016 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars, Melbourne Mustangs, Adelaide Adrenaline, Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice and CBR Brave. The Ice remain on top of the standings, 13 points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week seven teams are in action across five games, while the Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 11 results:
– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 9 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 4 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 9 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– CBR Brave 3 – 4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 9 July 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 2 – 3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 10 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 3 – 2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 8 – 3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 10 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– CBR Brave 4 – 2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 10 July 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 20 13 3 3 1 48
Newcastle North Stars 21 10 1 3 7 35
Perth Thunder 18 9 3 1 5 34
CBR Brave 19 9 1 2 7 31
Melbourne Mustangs 19 8 1 0 10 26
Sydney Bears 18 3 5 3 7 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 16 4 1 3 8 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 19 3 1 1 14 12

2016 ECSL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2016 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting and Blueline Bombers. The Reach Rebels remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Newcastle North Stars.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 17 results:
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 2 – 5 Sydney Sting (19:15, 10 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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– Penrith Raptors 0 – 2 Blueline Bombers (20:30, 10 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 17:

Team GP W T L PTS
Reach Rebels 13 9 2 2 20
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 14 5 4 5 14
Sydney Sting 13 4 5 4 13
Blueline Bombers 12 5 1 6 11
Penrith Raptors 14 3 2 9 8

2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup gets underway

The 2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup got underway on Saturday with the Canada Maples defeating the USA Eagles 7-3 in Game 1. The series was then leveled yesterday with the USA Eagles claiming a 7-2 win in Game 2. The tournament is in its eighth year and runs from 2 July to 16 July with games being held at the Sydney Ice Arena and Erina Ice Arena. Last years tournament was won by the USA Eagles who defeated the Canada Maples five games to four.

For more information see the tournament website and Facebook page.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Canada Maples 7 – 3 USA Eagles (17:45, 2 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 2: Canada Maples 2 – 7 USA Eagles (15:30, 3 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 3: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 6 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 4: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 7 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 5: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 9 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 6: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (15:30, 10 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 7: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 12 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 8: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 14 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 9: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)

Team USA win Game 5 of 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

Team USA have won Game 5 of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team Canada 9-3. The final match of the series was a dead rubber after Team Canada took the series victory last week in Game 4. Team Canada has now won both years of the Ice Hockey Classic, winning the 2015 series 3-1.

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 3 – 9 Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

2016 AIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Newcastle North Stars, Perth Thunder and CBR Brave. The Ice remain on top of the standings, 13 points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 10 results:
– Perth Thunder 1 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 2 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 4 – 5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 2 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Melbourne Ice 9 – 1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 2 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 1 CBR Brave (17:30, 2 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Perth Thunder 6 – 3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 3 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Melbourne Ice 3 – 2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:00, 3 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– CBR Brave 6 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 3 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Sydney Bears 3 – 0 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 July 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 18 12 3 3 0 45
Perth Thunder 16 9 2 1 4 32
Newcastle North Stars 19 9 1 3 6 32
CBR Brave 17 8 1 1 7 27
Sydney Bears 16 3 5 2 6 21
Melbourne Mustangs 17 6 1 0 10 20
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 3 0 3 8 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 17 3 1 1 12 12