Month: March 2019

Australia U18 lose to Nässjö HC J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 3-2 to Nässjö HC J18 in an exhibition game in Sweden. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 25 March.

– Australia U18 2-3 Nässjö HC J18 (21 March 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Australia U18 defeat HA74 J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have defeated HA74 J18 8-1 in an exhibition game in Sweden. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 25 March.

– Australia U18 8-1 HA74 J18 (20 March 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Former Brave coach Rogina passes away

The CBR Brave have announced the death of former coach David Rogina. Rogina was an assistant coach at the Brave from 2014 to 2017. He was also previously involved with the Canberra Knights having played in 2004, was head coach in 2010 and 2011 and an assistant in 2013. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Bears re-sign with All About Caring

The Sydney Bears have re-signed with major sponsor All About Caring for the 2019 season. It is the fourth season All About Caring have been a sponsor of the Bears having first come on board in 2016. The move follows the recent appointment of All About Caring’s Mark Bennett to the position of Bears General Manager. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Australia U18 defeat Tranås AIF J18

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their exhibition game 4-1 against Tranås AIF J18. Connor Schultz picked up three goals and Zachery Gumm recorded one. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Tranås, Sweden before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on 25 March.

– Australia U18 4-1 Tranås AIF J18 (18 March 2019)

Further information:
IHA post
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Details released for 2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend

The Australian Ice Hockey League’s 2019 All-Star Weekend has been announced. The two day event is set to be held on 14 and 15 June 2019 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney with the skills competition being held on the 14th followed by the all-stars game on the 15th. This years edition of the Weekend will run alongside the 2019 Ice Hockey Classic which will hold a game at the International Convention Centre on both days. Team captains for the Weekend have yet to be announced by the league.

Ice Hockey Classic 2019 schedule

The schedule for the 2019 Ice Hockey Classic series has been released with five games in three cities. The series will be played in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne with Adelaide and Brisbane being dropped after having games held in 2018. In Sydney the venue has been changed to the International Convention Centre after previously being held at the Qudos Bank Arena. The Ice Hockey Classic will also run alongside the Australian Ice Hockey League’s All-Star Weekend with the Skills Competition and All-Star Game being held in Sydney.

Schedule
12 June 2019: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
– 19:00: Ice Hockey Classic Game
14 June 2019: International Convention Centre, Sydney
– 18:00: AIHL All-Star Skills Competition
– 19:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game
15 June 2019: International Convention Centre, Sydney
– 15:00: AIHL All-Star Game
– 17:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game
21 June 2019: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
– 19:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game
22 June 2019: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
– 15:00: Melbourne Mustangs – Melbourne Ice (regular season game)
– 17:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game