Month: April 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and CBR Brave. The Thunder move to the top of the standings, pushing the Brave down to second place. Next week six teams are in action across six games while the Thunder and Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 2 results:
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 29 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-8 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 30 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 30 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 5-4 SO Newcastle Northstars (16:30, 30 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 2:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Perth Thunder 3 2 0 1 0 7
CBR Brave 3 1 2 0 0 7
Melbourne Ice 2 2 0 0 0 6
Newcastle Northstars 4 1 0 1 2 4
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 3 1 0 0 2 3
Sydney Bears 3 0 1 0 2 2
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1

Last updated 30 April 2017

2017 AW2SCS: Western Division – Series 1

Series 1 of the 2017 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series – Western Division has finished with all three teams picking up at least one win. At the end of Series 1 Western Australia sit on top of the Western Division standings, six points ahead of the Adelaide Valkyries. Western Australia also lead the league as a whole, two points clear of the New South Wales Bombers. Competition resumes on 22 July when the Gold Coast hosts Series 2 of the East Division while Series 2 of the Western Division is set for 12 August.

There were also a couple of changes to the teams heading into Series 1 of the Western Division. The Western Australian team dropped the “Hawkettes” from their team name and will be play simply as Western Australia. While the South Australian Valkyries are now known as the Adelaide Valkyries.

For more information see the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Western Australia 7-2 Melbourne Dragons (15:00, 29 April 2017)
– Western Australia 8-0 Adelaide Valkyries (16:15, 29 April 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 3-4 Melbourne Dragons (17:30, 29 April 2017)
– Western Australia 16-0 Melbourne Dragons (18:45, 29 April 2017)
– Adelaide Valkyries 2-1 Melbourne Dragons (12:00, 30 April 2017)
– Western Australia 12-0 Adelaide Valkyries (13:15, 30 April 2017)
(all games held at the Cockburn Ice Arena)

Western Division standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 4 4 0 0 8
Adelaide Valkyries 4 1 0 2 2
Melbourne Dragons 4 1 0 3 2

League standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Western Australia 4 4 0 0 8
New South Wales Bombers 4 3 0 1 6
Canberra Pirates 4 3 0 1 6
Melbourne Dragons 4 1 0 3 2
Adelaide Valkyries 4 1 0 2 2
Brisbane Blaze 4 0 0 4 0

Note: Games consist of three 18 minute periods with no stop clock and a two minute break between periods. The competition is open to players over the age of 14 however AWIHL players must have league approval before competing.

Last updated 1 May 2017

2017 ECSL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Sydney Sting defeating the Reach Rebels in the only game of the round. The Sting extend their lead at the top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Penrith Raptors. Next week the Blueline Bombers host the Newcastle North Stars and the Sting take on the Raptors.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 6 results:
– Reach Rebels 7-10 Sydney Sting (18:15, 29 April 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 6:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 5 3 2 0 8
Penrith Raptors 4 2 1 1 5
Blueline Bombers 4 1 3 0 5
Reach Rebels 4 1 1 2 3
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5 0 1 4 1

Pirates lose to Northstars Women

The Canberra Pirates have lost two 2017 NSW Women’s League games against the Newcastle Northstars Women at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium over the weekend. The Pirates were defeated 0-2 in Game 1 and 0-1 in Game 2. The Pirates are competing in the 2017 NSW Women’s League as well as being a member of the Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series’ East Division. The Pirates replace the Canberra Dragons who competed in the league in 2016.

The Pirates return to Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series competition in July for Series 2 of the East Division. While their next games in the Women’s League are against the LCC Saints Women and Canterbury Eagles Women on 30 April.

For more information on the Pirates see their Facebook page

Schedule
– Canberra Pirates 0-2 Newcastle Northstars Women (22 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Canberra Pirates 0-1 Newcastle Northstars Women (23 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

AIHL news: 25 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced that the radio station 1079 Life as signed on as the club’s official media partner for 2017. The deal will include a live broadcast of at least one Adrenaline game this season as well as regular interviews with players, staff and volunteers. For more information see the announcement from the club.

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced the signing of forward Wehebe Darge for the 2017 season. It had originally been announced that Darge would re-join the Adelaide Adrenaline when he returns in June. Darge has spent his entire AIHL career up to this point playing for the Adrenaline, competing in a total of 154 games and recording 219 points. During the 2016-17 season Darge has been playing for the Peterborough Phantoms of the English Premier Ice Hockey League recording 46 points in 53 games. For more information see the announcement from the Brave or the announcement from the Adrenaline.

2017 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Brave take the lead in the standings, two points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit out the round on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 1 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 23 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 2-3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 April 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 1 1 0 0 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 1 0 0 0 3
Perth Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1
Newcastle Northstars 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Melbourne Ice 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 23 April 2017

2017 ECSL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with a win for the Penrith Raptors while the Reach Rebels and Blueline Bombers played out a three-all draw. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week the Sting host the Rebels at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 5 results:
– Penrith Raptors 8-2 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 22 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Reach Rebels 3-3 Blueline Bombers (18:30, 23 April 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 4 2 2 0 6
Penrith Raptors 4 2 1 1 5
Blueline Bombers 4 1 3 0 5
Reach Rebels 3 1 1 1 3
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5 0 1 4 1

Last updated 23 April 2017

AIHL news: 22 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced their captains for the 2017 season. David Huxley has been named captain with Sean Greer, Cameron Critchlow and Darren Corstens as the three alternate captains.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced that The Ranch Hotel will act as their official venue sponsor for the 2017 season.

Sydney Ice Dogs
TGI Fridays have joined the Ice Dogs as a sponsor and their Macquarie Centre restaurant will serve as the club’s post game venue. TGI Fridays have previously sponsored the Sydney Bears and the league during the 2015 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.