Month: December 2018

Australia men’s U20 final 2019 roster

The final roster for the Australian men’s under-20 team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament has been released. James Barton (Sydney Sabres) and Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20) have been added to the roster, while Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20) has been dropped. The team will travel to Toronoto, Canada for a training camp prior to the start of the competition which will take place from 14 January to 20 January in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Goaltenders
#20 Sebastian Woodlands (A21 Academy)
#25 Ethan Spelde (Sydney Wolf Pack)

Skaters
#2 Yannic Lodge (Tranås AIF J20)
#4 Liam Manwarring (Tranås AIF J20)
#6 James Barton (Sydney Sabres)
#7 Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Red Wings)
#8 Lachlan Tripp (Brisbane Blitz)
#9 Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings)
#10 Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)
#11 Jordan Brunt (CBR Brave)
#12 Jeremy Vasquez (Seahawks Hockey)
#13 Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
#14 Fredrik Rozenberg (HC Lidköping J18)
#15 Thomas Kiliwnik
#16 Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
#17 Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
#18 Kenshin Hayashi
#19 Aiden Sillato (Tranås AIF J20)
#21 Xander Wardlaw (Boston Jr. Rangers)
#22 Brock Williams

Staff
– Head Coach: Dave Ruck
– Assistant Coach: David Ferrari
– Team Leader: Paul McCann
– Team Manager: Marcelle Tripp
– Team Chiro: Tristan Foo
– Team Medic/Physio: Michael Brierley
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery

AIHL news: 24 December 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Sandy Gardner, Brent Laver and Glen Mayer as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2019 season. Gardner moves into the role having acted as interim head coach for the second half of the 2018 season, while Laver takes on the position having been development coach for the past two seasons. Mayer returns to the club, having previously been an assistant coach from 2014 to 2016.
– The Ice’s second annual pre-season Hockey Festival, Hockey X, will be held on 29-31 March 2019 and will feature four AIHL clubs, a Queensland All-Star team and the New Zealand men’s national team.

Options report released for future ACT ice sports facility

The ACT government have released an options report for a new ice sports facility with the expression of interest process expected to begin next year.

For more information:
ACT Ice Sports Facility Options Analysis Report
Canberra Times article by Chris Dutton
Press release on the ACT Ice Sports Federation Facebook page

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Adelaide Rush in both games of their double header. The Melbourne Ice remain in first place on the standings, one point clear of the second placed Sirens. Competition resumes on 12 January with the Brisbane Goannas hosting the Rush.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Rush 1–6 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 15 December 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink). Live stream
– Adelaide Rush 0–8 Sydney Sirens (09:15, 16 December 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink). Live stream

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 6 6 0 0 0 18
Sydney Sirens 8 5 1 0 2 17
Perth Inferno 6 2 0 0 4 6
Adelaide Rush 6 2 0 0 4 6
Brisbane Goannas 6 0 0 1 5 1

Last updated 16 December 2018

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Brisbane Blitz and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Blitz remain on top of the Northern Division, four points clear of the Sydney Wolf Pack. The Adelaide Generals continue to lead the Southern Division and the league as a whole. Competition resumes on 2 February with the Generals hosting the Sharks and the Sabres taking on the Wolf Pack in Penrith.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Glaciers 2–1 SO Perth Sharks (11:00, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 7–2 Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 15 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–2 SO Perth Sharks (17:30, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 1–3 Sydney Wolf Pack (07:45, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–1 Perth Sharks (11:00, 16 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5–4 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Wolf Pack 5 2 0 1 2 7
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 3 0 4 12
Perth Sharks 3 0 0 2 1 2

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 3 0 4 12
Brisbane Blitz 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Wolf Pack 5 2 0 1 2 7
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6
Perth Sharks 3 0 0 2 1 2

Last updated 16 December 2018

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the Perth Inferno in both games of their double header at the O’Brien Group Arena. With their two wins the Ice increase their lead at the top of the standings, now seven points clear of the second placed Sydney Sirens. Next week the Sirens host the Adelaide Rush in a double header at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Perth Inferno 3–9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 8 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream
– Perth Inferno 1–5 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 9 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 6 6 0 0 0 18
Sydney Sirens 6 3 1 0 2 11
Adelaide Rush 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Inferno 6 2 0 0 4 6
Brisbane Goannas 6 0 0 1 5 1

Last updated 9 December 2018

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Blitz picking up two wins and the Sydney Sabres one win from their three game series at Iceworld Boondall. The Blitz move to the top of the Northern Division standings, edging out the Sabres on percentage. The Adelaide Generals remain at the top of the Southern Division and League standings. Next week the Sharks host the Glaciers at the Perth Ice Arena and the Blitz travel to Sydney to take on the Wolf Pack.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 1–3 Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres 2–3 Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres 3–1 Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 3 2 0 0 1 6
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 1 0 4 5
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Brisbane Blitz 3 2 0 0 1 6
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 1 0 4 5
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 9 December 2018