Month: March 2018

AIHL news: 31 March 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Canadian forward Dylan Anderson for the 2018 season. Anderson has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Edinburgh Capitals of the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has 40 points from 44 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 30 March 2018

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the re-signing of Patrick O’Kane for the 2018 season. O’Kane first joined the Mustangs in 2013 and has since recorded 212 points in 140 games.
– The Mustangs also announced the signing of former CBR Brave goaltender Aleksi Toivonen. After playing three seasons with the Brave Toivonen was released in favour of an import goaltender. During the 2017-18 season Toivonen has been playing for Paimion Haka in 2. Divisioona.

Tranås AIF J18 beat Australia U18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 1-6 against Tranås AIF J18. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Tallinn, Estonia which begins on 1 April.

– Australia 1-6 Tranås AIF J18 (28 March 2018)

For more information see follow the team on Facebook or see the tournament page at IIHF.com

Australian Women win second exhibition game

The Australian women’s national team have won their second exhibition game of their training camp in Brno, Czech Republic, defeating the HLC Bulldogs Brno 9-2. The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Maribor, Slovenia begins on 31 March with Australia’s first game against Great Britain.

– Australia 9-2 HLC Bulldogs Brno (17:00, 27 March 2018, Brno)

For more information see follow the team on Facebook or see the tournament page at IIHF.com

AIHL news: 28 March 2018

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Matt Hewitt for the upcoming 2018 season. Hewitt has spent the last five seasons playing for the University of British Columbia in the U Sports system. Hewitt finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 0.920 save percentage from 20 games. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Brave have also made two further goaltender changes. The club announced the signing of Jakob Doornbos as their reserve goaltender and dropped last seasons starting goaltender Aleksi Toivonen from the roster. Doornbos has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Sydney Wolf Pack in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded a save percentage of 0.917 from eight games. Toivonen has been playing for Paimion Haka in 2. Divisioona.

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have partnered with Kids Under Cover, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is preventing youth homelessness. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 27 March 2018

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have signed Canadian defenceman Landon Oslanski for the upcoming 2018 season. Oslanski has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Braehead Clan in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has 27 points from 56 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Australia U18 lose to IK Oskarshamn J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game 4-6 against IK Oskarshamn J18. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Tallinn, Estonia which begins on 1 April.

– Australia 4-6 IK Oskarshamn J18 (25 March 2018)

For more information see follow the team on Facebook or see the tournament page at IIHF.com

AIHL news: 26 March 2018

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of Canadian forward Brett Ferguson for the 2018 season. Ferguson has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Guildford Flames in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has 56 points from 48 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Australian Women defeat Brno Lvi Breclav

The Australian women’s national team have won their exhibition 13-1 against Brno Lvi Breclav. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Brno, Czech Republic before the start of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament in Maribor, Slovenia which begins on 31 March.

– Australia 13-1 Brno Lvi Breclav (25 March 2018)

For more information see follow the team on Facebook or see the tournament page at IIHF.com

2018 AW2SCS: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the New South Wales Bombers leading the standings, two points clear of the second placed Canberra Pirates. Round 2 is set to be held in Adelaide in July.

In a change during the offseason the Brisbane Blaze have been replaced with the Brisbane Stars as the competitions Queensland based team. The other change to the competition during the offseason was the withdrawel of Western Australia.

For more information see the eSportsdesk webpage and the competition’s Facebook page.

Results
– Melbourne Dragons 2-5 New South Wales Bombers (12:15, 24 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 5-0 Brisbane Stars (15:45, 24 March 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 Melbourne Dragons (17:15, 24 March 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 9-0 Adelaide Valkyries (18:30, 24 March 2018)
– Brisbane Stars 0-7 Melbourne Dragons (06:30, 25 March 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 New South Wales Bombers (07:45, 25 March 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 7-0 Brisbane Stars (12:15, 25 March 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 0-5 Canberra Pirates (18:15, 25 March 2018)
– Brisbane Stars 3-1 Adelaide Valkyries (19:30, 25 March 2018)
– New South Wales Bombers 4-2 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 25 March 2018)

Standings

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