Month: August 2019

2019 AIHL playoffs

The 2019 AIHL playoffs have finished with the Sydney Bears defeating the Perth Thunder 5-2 in the final. The win gives the Bears their first Goodall Cup since 2007 and third overall. The Bears progressed to the final after defeating the CBR Brave 6-4 in the semifinals while the Thunder defeated the Newcastle Northstars 3-2 in their semifinal. For the seventh year running the finals were sponsored by Air Canada.

The Sydney Bears’ Danick Gauthier was named the playoffs most valuable player.

For more information see the TheAIHL.com and for the livestreams of the games see the league YouTube page.

– SF1: Sydney Bears 6-4 CBR Brave (15:00, 31 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 3-2 Newcastle Northstars (19:00, 31 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– GF: Sydney Bears 5-2 Perth Thunder (15:30, 1 September 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Last updated 1 September 2019

2019 ECSL season: Round 21

Round 21 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting, Nudo Bombers, Penrith Raptors. The Bombers claim the 2019 regular season title after finishing atop the standings, edging out the second placed Sting by a point. Next week the playoffs get underway with the semifinals. The first placed Bombers take on fourth place Newcastle North Stars and the second placed Sting play the third placed Raptors.

Skaters Network Player of the Month: Jake Knott (Nudo Bombers)

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Sydney Sting 3-2 Reach Rebels (16:15, 31 August 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3-7 Penrith Raptors (19:00, 31 August 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 3-5 Nudo Bombers (15:00, 1 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Reach Rebels 1-6 Penrith Raptors (16:45, 1 September 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Nudo Bombers 20 14 2 4 30
Sydney Sting 20 14 1 5 29
Penrith Raptors 20 13 1 6 27
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 20 6 1 13 13
Reach Rebels 20 0 1 19 1

Last updated 12 September 2019

2019 AIHL player awards

The AIHL announced the 2019 player awards today.

– Most Valuable Player: Dylan Quaile (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Defenceman of the Year: Dylan Quaile (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Goaltender of the Year: Matt Climie (CBR Brave)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Jake Ratcliffe (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: John Kennedy (Newcastle Northstars)

Ice sign Sweatman

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of forward Samuel Sweatman for the remainder of the 2019 season. Sweatman spent the 2018-19 season playing for HPK U16 Team in the Jr. C Suomi-sarja Q, HPK U18 Akatemia in the Jr. B Suomi-sarja Q and the Melbourne Glaciers in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League.

2019 ECSL season: Round 20

Round 20 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sting, Nudo Bombers and Penrith Raptors. The Bombers remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Sting. Next week all five teams are in action across four games for the final round of the regular season.

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 1-6 Sydney Sting (19:00, 24 August 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Nudo Bombers 6-1 Reach Rebels (19:45, 25 August 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Sting 4-5 Penrith Raptors (21:30, 25 August 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Nudo Bombers 19 13 2 4 28
Sydney Sting 19 13 1 5 27
Penrith Raptors 18 11 1 6 23
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 18 6 1 11 13
Reach Rebels 18 0 1 17 1

Last updated 25 August 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Melbourne Mustangs. The 2019 regular season finishes with the CBR Brave at the top of the standings, 25 points ahead of the second placed Northstars. Next week is the playoffs with the semifinals on Saturday and the final on Sunday. In the semifinals the Brave take on the Bears and the Northstars take on the Thunder.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Jake Ratcliffe (Sydney Bears)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 23 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-3 OT Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 24 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 24 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 8-1 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 24 August 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Thunder 7-3 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 25 August 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-14 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 25 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-3 OT Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 25 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 26 0 1 1 79
Newcastle Northstars 28 16 3 0 9 54
Perth Thunder 28 16 1 1 10 51
Sydney Bears 28 15 2 0 11 49
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 1 4 11 42
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 1 3 14 35
Melbourne Ice 28 6 3 0 19 24
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 0 0 2 26 2

Last updated 27 August 2019