Month: April 2019

Former Northstar and Blue Tongues player Micheal Blackwell passes away

The Newcastle Northstars have announced the death of former player Micheal Blackwell. Blackwell played three seasons in the Australian Ice Hockey League, two for the Northstars in 2003 and 2007 and one for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues in 2008. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Brisbane Goannas 2019 player awards

The Brisbane Goannas have announced their player awards for the 2018-19 AWIHL season.

– Most Valuable Player: Alexandra MacDonald
– Highest Points Scored: Grace Carbone
– Best Forward: Dannielle Roberts
– Best Defence: Tracy Hocutt
– Rookie of the Year: Cassie Haley

Correction to an earlier post

On 25 April we posted that Tom Lash had made his debut as a backup goaltender for the Melbourne Ice in their 21 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. This is now known to be incorrect and the game card has been updated to list Thomas Munro as the backup.

We apologise for the mistake and now know that four days is probably not enough time for the game cards to be accurate.

Ice sign Andersson

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Swedish goaltender Sebastian Andersson for the 2019 season. Andersson returns for his second season in the league after spending 2018 with the Adelaide Adrenaline. During the 2018-19 season Andersson returned to play for Hammarby IF in the Hockeyettan before moving across to the Southern Professional Hockey League to play for the Birmingham Bulls. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Gallagher and Murray debut for Brave

Defenceman Jackson Gallagher and forward Hamish Murray also made their debut in the Australian Ice Hockey League, lining up for the CBR Brave in their 27 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Gallagher spent his 2018-19 season playing for the Sydney Sabres in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League, recording five points in 16 games. Murray on the other-hand hasn’t got much of a background to write about besides one appearance for the Australian Capital Territory in the 2014 Ginsberg National Championship.

Nicholas Doornbos debuts for the Brave

Defenceman Nicholas Doornbos has made his debut in the Australian Ice Hockey League, lining up for the CBR Brave in their 27 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Doornbos is the brother of the Brave’s current backup goaltender Jakob Doornbos. Last season he represented the Australian Capital Territory in both the De Fris National Championships and Tange National Championships.

2019 ECSL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and Nudo Bombers. The Bombers remain at the top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Sydney Sting. Next week the Sting host the North Stars in Penrith for the only game of the round.

Skaters Network Player of the Month: Lukas Vaic (Sydney Sting)

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 6-3 Reach Rebels (18:15, 28 April 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Nudo Bombers 7-0 Penrith Raptors (20:00, 28 April 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Nudo Bombers 6 5 0 1 10
Sydney Sting 5 4 0 1 8
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 5 3 0 2 6
Penrith Raptors 6 2 0 4 4
Reach Rebels 6 0 0 6 0

Last updated 1 May 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars and Perth Thunder. Following their two wins the Brave move into first on the standings, two points clear of the second placed Mustangs. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the two Melbourne teams sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Dayne Davis (Newcastle Northstars)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-0 Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 April 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 2-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 27 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 3-4 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 27 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 0-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 28 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-1 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 April 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Newcastle Northstars 2 2 0 0 0 6
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Bears 3 1 0 0 2 3
Melbourne Ice 3 1 0 0 2 3
Perth Thunder 2 0 1 0 1 2
Adelaide Adrenaline 4 0 0 0 4 0

Last updated 30 April 2019

Mustangs lose Fullerton

The Melbourne Mustangs have announced that Canadian goaltender Travis Fullerton will not be joining the club for the 2019 season as previously announced. Commitments to the Guilford Flames of the Elite Ice Hockey League has been cited as the reason for the withdrawel. A replacement has yet to be announced with Jayden Pine-Murphy currently filling the role as the teams starting goaltender.

Perth Thunder 2019 roster

The Perth Thunder have released their roster for the 2019 season.

New players to the team include Rob Haselhurst (Newcastle Northstars), Louick Marcotte (Rivière-du-Loup 3L), Shaun TobinShaun Tobin, Keven Veilleux (Rivière-du-Loup 3L) and Nico Vikstén (SaPKo)

While dropped from the roster are Robert Bird, Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice), Peter Di Salvo (Quad City Storm), Pascal Gemperli (EHC Frauenfeld), Kaden Goulds, Pier-Olivier Grandmaison (Rapid City Rush), Joshua Healey, Simon Kudla, Mark McCann, Thomas Munro (Melbourne Ice), Landon Oslanski (Lacombe Generals), Rhys Pelliccione (Perth Sharks), Levon Wilson and Nicholas Windle

Skaters
#3 Rob Haselhurst
#7 Jaymie McDonnell
#8 David Kudla
#11 Louick Marcotte (I)
#12 Kieren Webster
#14 Shaun Tobin
#15 Lynden Lodge
#17 Liam Jeffries
#19 Jason McMahon
#21 Tomek Sak
#23 Jordan Kyros
#24 Andrew Cox (A)
#25 Alastair Punler
#27 Jamie Woodman (C)
#32 Jake Ruck
#36 Ben Breault (I) (A)
#44 Keven Veilleux (I)

Goaltender
#1 Evan Bowater
#31 Nico Vikstén (I)

Staff
– Head Coach: David Ruck
– Assistant Coach: Chris Kostopoulos
– Team Manager: Richie Lamb