iceHQ, a new ice arena in Victoria, is set to open tomorrow. The arena is located in the suburb of Reservoir and will be the third for the state after the O’Brien Group Arena and Oakleigh’s Olympic Ice Skating Centre. iceHQ’s ice sheet is 60 metres x 26 metres and the arena has a combined seating and standing capacity of 500. For more information see their For more information see the Facebook page
Round 13 of the 2018 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting and Newcastle North Stars. The Sting remain on top of the standings, eight points clear of the second placed Penrith Raptors. Next week the Raptors play host to the Sting and the Nudo Bombers take on the Reach Rebels.
For more information see the ECSL website.
– Sydney Sting 5-1 Nudo Bombers (20:30, 30 June 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Reach Rebels 1-4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (19:15, 1 July 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– The Ice have released a picture of their Canada Day jerseys which will be worn in todays game against the Sydney Bears. For a picture of the jerseys see the post on the club’s Facebook page.
Round 10 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The Brave remain on top of the standings, nine points clear of the second placed Northstars. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.
The match between the Sydney Bears and Melbourne Ice also served as the fifth annual Canada Day Classic. The Ice defeated the Bears 2-1 to claim the title for the second year in a row.
For more information see the AIHL website.
– Melbourne Ice 4-1 Melbourne Mustangs (19:30, 29 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-2 SO Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 29 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 30 June 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Bears 1-2 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 30 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 1 July 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 0-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 1 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 1 July 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– Jake Riley has been added to the Adrenaline roster after returning from Canada. Riley spent the 2017-18 season playing for A21 Academy in the Prep School Hockey Federations U18 league where he recorded nine points in 20 games.
– Darren Corstens has also been added to the roster after training with the club for the last month. Corstens recorded eight goals and five assists from 20 games for the club in 2017.
The Adelaide Valkyries have announced their roster for Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. Round 2 gets underway on 28 July at the Adelaide Ice Arena.
– Shania Chenoweth
– Jessica Forrest (G)
– Christina Healy
– Debrah Jaggard
– Amy Kershaw
– Jazz Lister
– Nakeita Louise Snell
– Natasha Lovell (G)
– Jamie Lund
– Josephine Otto
– Carri Sansford
– Ella Stewart
– Melissa Rachael Tyson
– Jana Wallace-Blair
– Rebecca Wellens
– Hayley Whitington
– Sally Wilson
Australia will return to New Zealand in September to compete in the 2018 Winter Game NZ’s Trans-Tasman Challenge. The series will see the Australian men’s national team take on New Zealand at the Queenstown Ice Arena on 6, 7 and 8 September 2018. Australia won the 2017 Challenge two games to one, beating New Zealand 4-3 in a shootout in the final match. For more information see the Winter Games NZ website
For livestreaming see the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.
– Forward Patrick O’Kane has gained his Australian residency and will now play as a local, freeing up an import spot for the Mustangs.
– The Mustangs have released a picture of their Canada Day jersey which will be worn during their game against the Sydney Bears on 1 July. For a picture of the jersey see the post on the club’s Facebook page.
– The Adrenaline have released a picture of their Canada Day jerseys which will be worn during their game against the CBR Brave on 1 July. For a picture of the jerseys see the post on the club’s Facebook page and for more information on the game see the article on their website
– The Brave have also released an image of their Canada Day jersey. For a picture see the post on the club’s Facebook page