Month: May 2017

Australian men’s inline roster released

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national inline team roster for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The competition will take place from 25 June to 1 July in Bratislava, Slovakia. Prior to the start of the tournament the team will hold a training camp in Brno, Czech Republic.

For more information see the IIHF website

Players:
Matt Anderson
Steve Best (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Ant Collins (Melbourne Braves)
– Liam Finning
– Brent Fitzgerald – Alternate Captain
Jordan Gavin (CBR Brave)
Kaden Goulds
Michael Haynes (Reach Rebels)
Mitch Henning (CBR Brave)
Michael James (Melbourne Ice)
Liam Jeffries (Perth Thunder)
Sean Jones (Melbourne Mustangs) – Captain
Jayden Ryan (Penrith Raptors)
– Adam St. Clair
Cameron Todd (Sydney Bears) – Alternate Captain

Staff:
– Head Coach: Stuart Philps
– Team physio: Matt Lehoczky

Pirates lose to Saints and Bears

The Canberra Pirates have lost two 2017 NSW Women’s League games over the weekend. The team lost their first game to the LCC Saints Women 1-5 before taking on the Sydney Bears Women in their second match where they were shutout 0-5. The team currently sit in last place on the standings, 15 points behind the LCC Saints who lead the league.

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 Newcastle Northstars Women on 3 June at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

For more information see the clubs Facebok page and see the league website.

– Canberra Pirates 1-5 LCC Saints Women (28 May 2017, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Canberra Pirates 0-5 Sydney Bears Women (28 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

2017 ECSL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting and Reach Rebels. The Sting remain on top of the standings, seven points clear of the second placed Bombers. Next week the Raptors host the North Stars in Penrith and the Bombers take on the Rebels.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 10 results:
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 1-10 Sydney Sting (18:15, 28 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Penrith Raptors 1-2 Reach Rebels (20:00, 28 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 8 6 2 0 14
Blueline Bombers 7 1 5 1 7
Penrith Raptors 7 2 2 3 6
Reach Rebels 6 2 1 3 5
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 8 1 2 5 4

AIHL news: 28 May 2017

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs added goaltender Damian Holland to their roster for yesterdays game against the Sydney Bears. Holland is the current goaltending coach for the Mustangs and is a previous member of the Australian national team, playing at six World Championships from 1986 to 1995. His addition to the roster comes after two large losses for the Mustangs on the previous weekend and continued injury of Fraser Carson.

2017 AIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave move into first place on the standings, one point clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week the league holds the All-Star weekend at the O’Brien Group Arena while regular season competition resumes on 10 June.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 6 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 3-2 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Bears 6-7 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 27 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 27 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 5-6 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 28 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 1-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 28 May 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 CBR Brave (17:00, 28 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings at the end of Round 6:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 8 4 2 1 1 17
Perth Thunder 8 4 1 2 1 16
Melbourne Ice 5 4 1 0 0 14
Sydney Bears 10 2 2 3 3 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 9 4 0 0 5 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 10 3 1 1 5 12
Newcastle Northstars 12 2 2 2 6 12
Melbourne Mustangs 8 2 1 1 4 9

AIHL news: 21 May 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice added forward Ethan Cornford to their roster in yesterdays game against the Melbourne Mustangs. Cornford has spent the last two seasons playing in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League, most recently for the New Tecumseth Civics where he recorded 23 points in 41 games. Cornford last played in the AIHL for the Melbourne Mustangs during the 2015 season.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears signed goaltender Justin Harrison as a backup in yesterdays game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The Bears have now dressed four different backup goaltenders this season however none have yet to play with starting goaltender Anthony Kimlin playing all of the teams minutes.

2017 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 5 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 20 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 20 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 20 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 7-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 21 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 21 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 5 4 1 0 0 14
Perth Thunder 7 3 1 2 1 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Bears 8 2 2 2 2 12
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 3 1 0 5 11
Newcastle Northstars 10 2 1 2 5 10
Melbourne Mustangs 6 1 0 1 4 4

2017 ECSL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Sydney Sting defeating the Blueline Bombers in the only game of the round. The Sting extend their lead at the top of the standings, now five points clear of the second placed Bombers. Next week their the Bombers are hosting a team from the Australian Capital Territory in an exhibition match at the Penrith Ice Palace. While in regular season matches the Sting host the North Stars in Penrith and the Raptors take on the Rebels.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 9 results:
– Blueline Bombers 4-6 Sydney Sting (17:00, 20 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 7 5 2 0 12
Blueline Bombers 7 1 5 1 7
Penrith Raptors 6 2 2 2 6
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 7 1 2 4 4
Reach Rebels 5 1 1 3 3