Month: July 2017

Canada Maples win 2017 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The Canada Maples have claimed the 2017 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup after winning their fifth game in the nine game series. The 2017 title is Canada’s second in a row and fifth overall. Unfortunately the organisers have yet to release the results of the final two games of the series.

For more information see the tournament website and Facebook page.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Canada Maples 5-4 USA Eagles (17:30, 1 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 2: Canada Maples 6-9 USA Eagles (15:00, 2 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 3: Canada Maples 4-3 USA Eagles (19:30, 5 July 2017, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 4: Canada Maples 10-6 USA Eagles (19:30, 6 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 5: Canada Maples 4-6 USA Eagles (17:30, 8 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 6: Canada Maples 8-4 USA Eagles (15:00, 9 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 7: Canada Maples 6-5 USA Eagles (19:30, 11 July 2017, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 8: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 13 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 9: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:30, 15 July 2017, Sydney Ice Arena)

Pirates lose to Eagles and Flyers

The Canberra Pirates have lost their two 2017 NSW Women’s League games this weekend against the Canterbury Eagles and Blacktown Flyers. The team were shutout 0-4 in their first game against the Eagles and lost the second 1-2 against the Flyers.

The Pirates return to Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series competition on 22 July for Series 2 of the East Division. While their next games in the Women’s League are against the Sydney Bears on 12 August at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre and 13 August at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink.

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

– Canberra Pirates 0-4 Canterbury Eagles Women (16 July 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Canberra Pirates 1-2 Blacktown Flyers Women (16 July 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

2017 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2017 East Coast Super League has finished with wins for the Penrith Raptors and Sydney Sting. The Sting remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Rebels. Next week the Rebels host the North Stars at the Penrith Ice Palace and the Raptors take on the Sting.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 17 results:
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 2-5 Penrith Raptors (18:15, 16 July 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Sting 9-3 Blueline Bombers (20:00, 16 July 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 17:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 12 10 2 0 22
Penrith Raptors 11 4 2 5 10
Reach Rebels 11 4 2 5 10
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 13 3 3 7 9
Blueline Bombers 13 1 7 5 9

2017 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears, Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice and Adelaide Adrenaline. 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 Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 12 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 SO Melbourne Ice (20:00, 13 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-7 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 15 July 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 15 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-2 CBR Brave (17:30, 15 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Sydney Bears (14:30, 16 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-1 CBR Brave (17:00, 16 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-0 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 16 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 16 12 2 1 1 41
Perth Thunder 20 11 2 3 4 40
CBR Brave 18 7 3 1 7 28
Melbourne Mustangs 18 7 2 2 7 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 18 8 0 0 10 24
Newcastle Northstars 19 5 3 3 8 24
Sydney Bears 21 5 2 3 11 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 5 1 2 12 19

Last updated 16 July 2017

2017 Kurt DeFris National Championship

The 2017 Kurt DeFris National Championship has finished with Western Australian defeating New South Wales 4-0 in the gold medal game. The tournament is open to players 15 and under and is held between the State Associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. South Australia returned after not competing in 2016 while the Australian Capital Territory did not return after competing in 2016. All games were held at the O’Brien Group Arena and the tournament ran from 12 July to 15 July 2017.

For more information see the tournament website

Preliminary round:
– Game 1: Western Australia 5-1 Queensland (16:30, 12 July 2017)
– Game 2: New South Wales 6-4 Victoria (18:30, 12 July 2017)
– Game 3: South Australia 3-6 Queensland (07:30, 13 July 2017)
– Game 4: Western Australia 4-3 Victoria (09:15, 13 July 2017)
– Game 5: Western Australia 1-4 South Australia (15:15, 13 July 2017)
– Game 6: Queensland 4-5 New South Wales (17:00, 13 July 2017)
– Game 7: Western Australia 4-5 New South Wales (07:00, 14 July 2017)
– Game 8: South Australia 3-2 Victoria (08:45, 14 July 2017)
– Game 9: New South Wales 5-0 South Australia (15:15, 14 July 2017)
– Game 10: Victoria 3-9 Queensland (17:00, 14 July 2017)

Standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 4 4 0 0 0 12
South Australia 4 2 0 0 2 6
Western Australia 4 2 0 0 2 6
Queensland 4 2 0 0 2 6
Victoria 4 0 0 0 4 0

Playoff round:
– Semifinal 1: Queensland 5-6 New South Wales (07:00, 15 July 2017)
– Semifinal 2: South Australia 1-2 Western Australia (08:45, 15 July 2017)
– Bronze medal: Queensland 4-5 South Australia (15:15, 15 July 2017)
– Gold medal: Western Australia 4-0 New South Wales (17:00, 15 July 2017)

Last updated 15 July 2017

Pirates claim three points in Canterbury double header

The Canberra Pirates have won and tied their two 2017 NSW Women’s League games against the Canterbury Eagles Women at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. The team drew the first game 3-3 and won the second 3-2, claiming their first win against Canterbury.

The Pirates return to Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series competition on 22 July for Series 2 of the East Division. While their next games in the Women’s League are against the Canterbury Eagles Women and Blacktown Flyers Women on 16 July at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and Penrith Ice Palace respectively.

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

– Canterbury Eagles Women 3-3 Canberra Pirates (9 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Canterbury Eagles Women 3-2 Canberra Pirates (9 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

2017 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 11 results:
– CBR Brave 2-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 8 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 8 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 8 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 5-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 8 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 5-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 9 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 2-0 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 9 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 0-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 9 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 14 11 2 0 1 37
Perth Thunder 18 9 2 3 4 34
CBR Brave 16 7 3 1 5 28
Melbourne Mustangs 17 7 1 2 7 25
Sydney Ice Dogs 16 8 0 0 8 24
Newcastle Northstars 18 4 3 3 8 21
Sydney Bears 19 4 2 3 10 19
Adelaide Adrenaline 18 4 1 2 11 16

2017 ECSL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2017 East Coast Super League has finished with a draw for the Blueline Bombers against the Reach Rebels, while in their second game the Rebels picked up a win against the Penrith Raptors. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Rebels. Next week the Raptors host the North Stars in Penrith and the Sting take on the Bombers.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 16 results:
– Blueline Bombers 4-4 Reach Rebels (18:15, 8 July 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Penrith Raptors 3-4 Reach Rebels (17:00, 9 July 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 16:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 11 9 2 0 20
Reach Rebels 11 4 2 5 10
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 12 3 3 6 9
Blueline Bombers 12 1 7 4 9
Penrith Raptors 10 3 2 5 8

ECSL news: 8 July 2017

League
– The 2017 ECSL All Star Charity Game will be held on 5 August at the Penrith Ice Palace with proceeds this year being donated to the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.

Blueline Bombers
– The Bombers have announced that starting goaltender Alan Becken is out for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury that will require surgery. Becken will take on some management and coaching roles while out with injury. He will be replaced by Ignacy Ethan Benjamin who spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Sydney Wolf Pack in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club