Month: January 2017

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia promoted

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, defeating Romania 10-0. Forward Madison Poole was named best Australian player of the match and goaltender Keesha Atkins best Australian player of the tournament. In the other game of the day Spain defeated Mexico 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in first place and are promoted to Division I Group B for 2018.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 10-0 Romania (16:30, 29 January 2017, Palacio del Hielo Txuri Urdin). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Spain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Mexico 3 1 0 0 2 3
Romania 3 0 0 0 3 0

Sirens tie exhibition with ADF Ice Hockey

The Sydney Sirens have tied their exhibition game against the ADF Ice Hockey 2-2 today at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink. The Sirens held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period however the ADF responded with two goals to the Sirens one in the second period to tie the game up going into the second break. The scores remained unchanged through the third with both teams unable to get the go ahead goal with the game ending 2-2. The Sirens resume their AWIHL season next weekend when they host the Brisbane Goannas in Canterbury.

– Sydney Sirens 2-2 ADF Ice Hockey (10:00, 29 January 2016, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink).

2017 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia beat Mexico

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, defeating Mexico 5-0. Forward Natalie Ayris was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day Spain defeated Romania 9-4. As a result of their win and Spain’s defeat of Romania Australia wins the tournament with a game in hand and is promoted to Division I Group B for 2018. Australia take on Romania today in their final game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 5-0 Mexico (16:30, 28 January 2017, Palacio del Hielo Txuri Urdin). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Spain 2 1 0 0 1 3
Mexico 2 1 0 0 1 3
Romania 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 U18 Women’s World Championships: Australia defeat Spain

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament, defeating Spain 3-1. Defenceman Lara Azzopardi was named best Australian player of the match. In the other game of the day Mexico defeated Romania 8-1. Australia currently sit second in the standings, trailing Mexico on goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday with Australia taking on Mexico.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Spain 1-3 Australia (20:00, 26 January 2017, Palacio del Hielo Txuri Urdin). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Romania 1 0 0 0 1 0

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks. The Generals lead the Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference after four games and leads the league overall, two points ahead of the Brisbane Blitz. Competition resumes on 5 February with the Sydney Wolf Pack taking on the Sydney Sabres at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 2 results
– Adelaide Generals 10 – 2 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 26 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 6 – 3 Perth Sharks (08:00, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 0 – 8 Adelaide Generals (18:15, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals 9 – 1 Melbourne Glaciers (11:15, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 3 Perth Sharks (14:00, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4 – 5 Adelaide Generals (07:00, 29 January 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

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 1 February 2017

Brave appoint Rob Starke as head coach

The CBR Brave have announced the signing of Rob Starke to the position of head coach. Starke replaces Josh Unice who left the club in mid-August last year. Starke formally played for the Newcastle North Stars before retiring at the end of the 2015 season. He has also represented Australia on three occassions and was head coach of the Australian under-18 team in 2007.

For more information see the announcement from the Brave.

Denmark defeat Australian U18 Women in second exhibition match

The Australian women’s under-18 team have lost to the Danish women’s under-18 team 0-3 in their second exhibition game in Denmark. The team is currently in Denmark on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament in San Sebastian, Spain which begins on 26 January. At the tournament Australia will take on Mexico, Romania and hosts Spain.

Australian U18 Women lose exhibition game to Denmark

The Australian women’s under-18 team have lost to the Danish women’s under-18 team 3-5 in their first exhibition game at the Ørestad Skøjtehal in Denmark. The team is currently in Denmark on a training camp before the start of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament in San Sebastian, Spain which begins on 26 January. At the tournament Australia will take on Mexico, Romania and hosts Spain.

2017 AIHL schedule released

The Australian Ice Hockey League has released the schedule for the upcoming 2017 season. The regular season will start on 22 April and run through to 27 August followed by the playoff weekend on 2 and 3 September at a location to be announced. After one season it appears that the league will not return to Brisbane for the two game weekend dubbed the Brisbane Battle, while the All-Star Weekend is set for 3 and 4 June in Melbourne.

For a season schedule and team specific schedules see TheAIHL.com.