Month: January 2019

Northstars pick up new naming rights sponsor

The Newcastle Northstars have signed Newcastle Rescue and Consultancy as their new naming rights sponsor for 2019 through to 2021. The club will now be known as the Newcastle Rescue Northstars. Newcastle Rescue was previously a gold level sponsor for the club and replaces Proski as the naming rights sponsor. Proski will continue to support the club at their gold level of sponsorship. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Australian Women’s roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have released the roster of the Australian women’s national team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 2 to 8 April in Dumfries, United Kingdom with Australia competing against Great Britain, Mexico, North Korea, Slovenia and Spain.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Ashlie Aparicio (Melbourne Ice)
Keesha Atkins (Perth Inferno)
Ava Calabria (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Clark-Crumpton (Perth Inferno)
Stephenie Cochrane (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Coonan (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Sharnita Crompton (IF Troja-Ljungby)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
Sasha-Marie Irvine (Perth Inferno)
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Nicole le Cren
Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)
Georgia Moore (Melbourne Ice)
Marnie Pullin (Melbourne Ice)
Danielle Roberts (Brisbane Goannas)
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko (Sydney Sirens)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Kristelle Vanderwolf (Melbourne Ice)
Chloe Walker (Sydney Sirens)

Western Australia to return to the AW2SCS

Western Australia have announced their intention to form a team for the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. Western Australia previously competed in 2016 under the name of Western Australian Hawkettes and in 2017 simply as Western Australia and won the 2017 regular season and playoffs. For more information see the Women’s Ice Hockey Western Australia.

Ice Dogs sign Bartus

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signed of American goaltender Garrett Bartus for the 2019 season. Bartus has spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in the ECHL where he currently has a save percentage of 0.891 from 22 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 1-5 to China in their gold medal match of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. As a result China is promoted to Division II Group B for 2020 while Australia will remain in Division III. Forward Liam Manwarring was named the Australian player of the tournament. In the other games played South Africa defeated New Zealand 5-3 to finish seventh, Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 5-3 to finish fifth and Turkey shutout Bulgaria 6-0 to claim third.

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Live streaming details

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland 11–1 New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa 1–7 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia 7–4 Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: China 12–1 Turkey (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: South Africa 5–3 New Zealand (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Iceland 5–3 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Bulgaria 0–6 Turkey (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: China 5–1 Australia (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Final standings
– 1. China
– 2. Australia
– 3. Turkey
– 4. Bulgaria
– 5. Iceland
– 6. Chinese Taipei
– 7. South Africa
– 8. New Zealand

Preliminary round: Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 1 1 0 1 5
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

Preliminary round: Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia advance to gold medal game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beaten Bulgaria 7-4 in their semifinal of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Australia now advance to the gold medal match against China who defeated Turkey 12-1 in their semifinal. In the two placement games Iceland beat New Zealand 11-1 and Chinese Taipei beat South Africa 7-1. Both teams will now advance to the 5th-6th placement match while New Zealand and South Africa will playoff for 7th place.

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Live streaming details

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland 11–1 New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa 1–7 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia 7–4 Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: China 12–1 Turkey (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: South Africa New Zealand (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Iceland Chinese Taipei (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Bulgaria Turkey (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: China Australia (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Preliminary round: Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 1 1 0 1 5
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

Preliminary round: Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

Game times announced for 2019 AWIHL playoffs

The AWIHL have announced the game time for the upcoming 2019 AWIHL playoffs. The playoffs will be held on 9 and 10 March at the Adelaide Ice Arena, while the format remains unchanged with two semifinals, a third place game and a grand final.

Schedule
– SF1: 4th – 1st (10:30, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– SF2: 3rd – 2nd (16:00, 9 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Third place: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (15:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Grand final: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (18:30, 10 March 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Macquarie Ice Rink demolition on hold

The application to demolish the Macquarie Ice Rink in 2020 has been put on hold following community reaction. AMP Capital, the owners of the Macquarie Centre where the rink is located, will now seek consultation from the community and stakeholders before coming to a final decision. For more information see the announcement from the Sydney Ice Dogs.

2019 U18 Women’s World Championship: Australia finish fourth

The Australian women’s national under-18 team have lost 2-6 to Chinese Taipei in their bronze medal match of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification tournament. Nikki Sharp was named best Australian player of the match and Emily Davis-Tope was selected as best Australian player of the tournament. In the other games played Spain shutout Turkey 7-0 in their placement game to finish fifth and South Korea beat Kazakhstan 4-3 after a shootout to win the gold medal and earn promotion to Division I Group B for 2020.

Further information:
Australia Women U18 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com (includes livestream details)

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-7th: Turkey 1-0 Mexico (13:00, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: South Korea 5-2 Australia (16:30, 16 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Kazakhstan 3-1 Chinese Taipei (20:00, 16 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Turkey 0-7 Spain (13:00, 18 January 2019)
– Bronze: Chinese Taipei 6-2 Australia (16:30, 18 January 2019)
– Gold: Kazakhstan 3-4 SO South Korea (20:00, 18 January 2019)

Final standings
– 1. South Korea
– 2. Kazakstan
– 3. Chinese Taipei
– 4. Australia
– 5. Spain
– 6. Turkey
– 7. Mexico

Preliminary round: Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Turkey 2 0 0 0 2 0

Preliminary round: Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
South Korea 3 3 0 0 0 9
Chinese Taipei 3 1 1 0 1 5
Spain 3 1 0 1 1 4
Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Perth Inferno and Melbourne Ice picking up a win each from their double header at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Ice remain at the top of the standings while the Inferno move into third place. Competition resumes on 2 February with the Melbourne Ice hosting the Sydney Sirens and the Adelaide Rush travel to Cockburn to take on the Inferno.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 4–8 Perth Inferno (18:00, 19 January 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 7–2 Perth Inferno (09:30, 20 January 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 8 7 0 0 1 21
Sydney Sirens 8 5 1 0 2 17
Perth Inferno 8 3 0 0 5 9
Brisbane Goannas 8 2 0 1 5 7
Adelaide Rush 8 2 0 0 6 6

Last updated 20 January 2019