Month: March 2019

Perth Blaze revised roster

The Perth Blaze have released an updated roster due to injuries ahead of the first round of the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series.

Players
#4 Louise McNab
#6 Alycia Harris
#7 Kelsey Jovanou
#8 Carole Kilgallon
#12 Miriam Hall
#13 Sydney Fricker
#18 Sara Magnuson
#28 Anna Shephard
#30 Sasha King (G)
#31 Shannon Spencer
#33 Madeleine Antill
#44 Heather Hayduk
#78 Kate Pallier

Reserves
#2 Claire Dowling
#17 Miller Sampson
#19 Georgia Renn
#21 Vivian Vu (G)
#23 Tessa Ryles

Staff
– Head Coach: Marina Nottle

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia defeat Belgium

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have defeated Belgium 4-2 in their fourth game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day the Netherlands beat Croatia 3-2 and Serbia defeated China 6-1. After the end of fourth round Australia remain in fifth place on the standings while the Netherlands have moved up into first place. Australia take on Croatia today in their final match of the tournament. The two teams last met in 2008 at the World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Croatia won 6-1.

– Australia 4-2 Belgium (16:30, 30 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 4 3 1 0 0 11
Serbia 4 3 0 1 0 10
China 4 3 0 0 1 9
Croatia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Australia 4 1 0 0 3 3
Belgium 4 0 0 0 4 0

Adrenaline announce pre-season game

The Adelaide Adrenaline have hold a pre-season game against the South Australian All-Stars on 13 April at the Adelaide Ice Arena. For more information see the event listing from the club.

– Adelaide Adrenaline – South Australian All-Stars (16:00, 13 April 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Hockey X 2019

The Melbourne Mustangs have won Hockey X 2019’s Warrior Cup, defeating the Melbourne Ice 3-1. Hockey X 2019 was an invitational tournament hosted by the Melbourne Ice at the O’Brien Icehouse. The tournament was first held in 2018 under the name of Hockey Festival: Melbourne and features eight short form games over two days. The CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs all returned for the second year in a row. The Queensland All-Stars make their first appearance at the tournament while the Adelaide Adrenaline didn’t receive an invite after appearing in 2018.

Brendan McDowell of the Melbourne Mustangs was named best player of the tournament and Logan Gallacher, also from the Mustangs, was named best junior player.

Further information:
Hockey X website

Round-robin
– Melbourne Ice 2-4 Melbourne Mustangs (13:15, 30 March 2019)
– Queensland All-Stars 1-2 Melbourne Ice (14:15, 30 March 2019)
– Queensland All-Stars 2-3 SO CBR Brave (15:15, 30 March 2019)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 CBR Brave (18:00, 30 March)
– Melbourne Mustangs 8-0 Queensland All-Stars (19:00, 30 March 2019)
– Melbourne Ice 6-0 CBR Brave (20:00, 30 March 2019)

Playoffs
– Third place game: CBR Brave 3-0 Queensland All-Stars (13:00, 31 March 2019)
– Grand final: Melbourne Mustangs 3-1 Melbourne Ice (14:30, 31 March 2019)

Round-robin standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 3 3 0 0 9
Melbourne Ice 3 2 0 1 6
CBR Brave 3 0 1 2 2
Queensland All-Stars 3 0 1 2 1

Last updated 31 March 2019

2019 ECSL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Nudo Bombers, Penrith Raptors and Sydney Sting. The Bombers remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Sting. Next week all five teams are in action across three games.

Skaters Network Player of the Month: Nick Air (Nudo Bombers)

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Nudo Bombers 5-0 Sydney Sting (19:00, 30 March 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Reach Rebels 2-5 Penrith Raptors (20:45, 30 March 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sting 6-1 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:45, 31 March 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Penrith Raptors 5-6 Nudo Bombers (18:15, 31 March 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Nudo Bombers 3 3 0 0 6
Sydney Sting 3 2 0 1 4
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 2 1 0 1 2
Penrith Raptors 3 1 0 2 2
Reach Rebels 3 0 0 3 0

Last updated 1 May 2019

Australian Women lose second game to Czech Republic Women U18

The Australian women’s national team have lost 1-4 to the Czech Republic women’s national under-18 team in their second exhibition game in the Czech Republic. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Liberec, Czech Republic before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in Dumfries, Scotland which begins on 2 April.

– Australia Women 1-4 Czech Republic Women U18 (29 March 2019)

Further information:
Australian Women’s team Facebook page
Tournament page on IIHF.com

2019 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to China

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 2-4 to China in their third game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day Croatia beat Belgium 7-2 and the Netherlands defeated Serbia 2-1 in overtime. After the end of third round Australia remain in fifth place on the standings while China has moved up into first place. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday where Australia will take on Belgium. The two teams last met in 2017 at the World Championship Division II Group B tournament where Australia won 5-1.

– Australia 2-4 China (13:00, 28 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Netherlands 3 2 1 0 0 8
Serbia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Croatia 3 1 0 0 2 3
Australia 3 0 0 0 3 0
Belgium 3 0 0 0 3 0

Brave sign Camenzind

The CBR Brave have signed Swiss forward Andreas Camenzind for the 2019 AIHL season. Camenzind last played professionally in 2014 for Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in the Swiss National League and previously played for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues during the 2012 AIHL season where he picked up 17 points in seven games. For more information see the announcement on The Fifth Liners Podcast.

Australian Women lose to Czech Republic Women U18

The Australian women’s national team have lost 2-11 to the Czech Republic women’s national under-18 team in an exhibition game in the Czech Republic. The game is being held as part of the teams training camp in Liberec, Czech Republic before the start of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in Dumfries, Scotland which begins on 2 April.

– Australia Women 2-11 Czech Republic Women U18 (27 March 2019)

Further information:
Australian Women’s team Facebook page
Tournament page on IIHF.com