Month: December 2016

Ashleigh Brown named AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month

The Brisbane Goannas goaltender Ashleigh Brown has been named the AWIHL Skaters Network Player of the Month for December. Brown played in one of the two Goannas games in December, earning her first shutout of the season with a 2-0 win against the Adelaide Rush. Brown is currently tied for the lead with the Sydney Sirens Sera Dogramaci in both save percentage and goals against average. Both players currently have a save percentage of 96.6 and a 0.83 goals against average.

For full league statistics see the esportsdesk.com website

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf. The Blitz lead the Brisbane/Canberra/Sydney Conference standings, five points ahead of the second placed Wolf Pack. Details for Round 2 and the rest of the season have yet to be released and will be updated as the information becomes known.

It was earlier announced that last years Tier 2 competition had merged with the main competition and that the league would be split into two conferences. The regular season would then be restructured to consist of conference based tournaments hosted in each city. Due to a lack of information it is still unclear as to whether Melbourne and Perth will be fielding one or two teams. The teams for Adelaide and Canberra are also yet to be confirmed.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 1 results:
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 5 Sydney Sabres (19:15, 15 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 9 – 1 Sydney Sabres (15:15, 16 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 4 – 1 Sydney Wolf Pack (06:45, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 7 – 1 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 6 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (07:30, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 18 December 2016

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Goannas defeating the Adelaide Rush in both games at Iceworld Boondall. The Sydney Sirens remain on top of the standings, while the Goannas move into second place following their two wins. The league now breaks for the Christmas period with competition resuming on 14 January.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 5 results:
– Adelaide Rush 0 – 2 Brisbane Goannas (16:00, 10 December 2016, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Rush 1 – 8 Brisbane Goannas (07:30, 11 December 2016, Iceworld Boondall)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 4 2 0 0 16
Brisbane Goannas 6 3 0 2 1 11
Melbourne Ice 6 3 0 0 3 9
Adelaide Rush 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 11 December 2016

Ice Hockey Classic to return in 2017

TLA Worldwide and TEG Live have announced the return of the Ice Hockey Classic series for 2017. The series however has been reduced to only two games with Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth being dropped from the schedule. The Melbourne game has been moved to the smaller Hisense Arena after being held at Rod Laver Arena for the past two years, while the Sydney game remains at Qudos Bank Arena (previously known as Allphones Arena). Team Canada has won the previous two additions, defeating the United States 3-1 in 2015 and 3-2 in 2016.

For more information see the official Facebook page and for tickets see Ticketek.

Schedule:
– 17 June 2017: Qudos Bank Arena, Syndey
– 24 June 2017: Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Australian U18 release roster for 2017 World Championships

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 13 to 19 March in Novi Sad, Serbia with Australia competing against Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain and Serbia.

Roster
– Declan Bronte (Victoria)
Tyrone Bronte (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
Andrew Chen (Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA)
Evan Connard (Victoria)
Jacob Doornbos (Australian Capital Territory)
James Downie (Ontario Hockey Academy U18)
Darcy Flanagan (Vail Powder Hounds)
Kenshin Hayashi (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 16U)
Connor Lee (Iowa Wild AAA 15U)
– Yannic Lodge (Western Australia)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle North Stars)
Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Thomas Moncrieff (New South Wales)
– Damon Parolin (Victoria)
Jake Riley (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Aiden Sillato (Reach Rebels)
– Lachlan Tripp (Queensland)
– Gabriel Veyt (Victoria)
Arthur Wang (New South Wales)
– Brock Williams (Western Australia)
Findlay Wood (Iowa Wild AAA U16)

Reserves
– Seb Woodlands (South Australia)
– Julian Fedor (Queensland)
– Kalin Njirich (Western Australia)
– Anthony Njirich (Western Australia)

Staff
– Head Coach: Steve Laforet
– Assistant Coach: Brent Laver
– Team Manager: Tom Harward
– Goaltender Coach: Johan Joey Steenberg
– Medic: Paul PJay Kelly
– CDM: Alan Wishewan

2016-17 AWIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2016-17 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Melbourne Ice in both games at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, seven points clear of the second placed Ice. Next week the Adelaide Rush travel to Queensland to take on the Brisbane Goannas in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.

In other news the Sydney Sirens Sharna Godfrey has been named the seasons first Skaters Network Player of the Month. Heading into Round 4 Godfrey is the leading goal scorer and sits third for total points with eight goals and two assists.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 4 results:
– Melbourne Ice 1 – 7 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 3 December 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 3 – 8 Sydney Sirens (10:15, 4 December 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 4:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 4 2 0 0 16
Melbourne Ice 6 3 0 0 3 9
Brisbane Goannas 4 1 0 2 1 5
Adelaide Rush 4 0 0 0 4 0

Last updated 4 December 2016

Adrenaline unveil new logo

The Adelaide Adrenaline have unveiled their new logos for the upcoming 2017 season. The new primary logo is the third for the club which joined the league in 2008 as the Adelaide A’s. The two peaks also have some similarity to the old Adelaide Avalanche logo. The secondary logo features the piping shrike which is featured on both the South Australia flag and emblem.

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Primary logo

adelaide-adrenaline-2017-secondary

Secondary logo

Former logos:

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Adelaide A’s (2008)

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Adelaide Adrenaline (2009 – 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Adelaide Avalanche:

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