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2018 ECSL season: Round 20

Round 20 of the 2018 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Penrith Raptors defeating the Newcastle North Stars in the only game of the round. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week all five teams are in action across three games.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results
– Penrith Raptors 5-2 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 19 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 16 15 0 1 30
Penrith Raptors 16 12 0 4 24
Nudo Bombers 16 7 0 9 14
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 16 4 1 11 9
Reach Rebels 16 1 1 14 3

Last updated 19 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Following their win on 17 August the Bears are the second team to qualify for the playoffs and will finish the season in second. While the Melbourne Ice are now officially out of the playoff race and will finish the season in seventh place. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games in the final round of the 2018 regular season.

The match between the Sydney Bears and Adelaide Adrenaline on 19 August served as the Bears’ annual Pride Game. The Bears won the match 9-0.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-9 Sydney Bears (19:30, 17 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-0 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 17 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-10 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 2-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 3-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 18 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 6-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-9 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 19 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 26 22 0 0 4 66
Sydney Bears 26 14 3 3 6 51
Perth Thunder 26 11 3 2 10 41
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 2 11 39
Newcastle Northstars 26 9 4 3 10 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 9 3 2 12 35
Melbourne Ice 26 7 2 4 13 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 19 August 2018

2018 Phillip Ginsberg National Championship

The 2018 Phillip Ginsberg National Championship has finished with New South Wales defeating Victoria 6-5 in a shootout to claim the gold medal. It is the second Phillip Ginsberg title in a row for New South Wales having beat Victoria in the 2017 final. The tournament is open to players 13 and under and was held between the State Associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the O’Brien Group Arena and the tournament ran from 16 August to 19 August 2018.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round (all times AEST)
– Victoria 4-2 Queensland (07:00, 16 August 2018)
– Western Australia 4-3 South Australia (08:45, 16 August 2018)
– New South Wales 14-2 Australian Capital Territory (10:30, 16 August 2018)
– South Australia 1-3 Victoria (13:00, 16 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 0-7 Western Australia (14:45, 16 August 2018)
– Queensland 1-5 New South Wales (16:30, 16 August 2018)
– South Australia 1-2 New South Wales (07:00, 17 August 2018)
– Queensland 8-2 Australian Capital Territory (08:45, 17 August 2018)
– Western Australia 1-2 SO Victoria (10:30, 17 August 2018)
– South Australia 2-4 Queensland (13:45, 17 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 0-11 Victoria (15:30, 17 August 2018)
– New South Wales 6-0 Western Australia (17:15, 17 August 2018)
– Queensland 3-1 Western Australia (11:45, 18 August 2018)
– Victoria 0-1 New South Wales (13:30, 18 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 2-6 South Australia (15:15, 18 August 2018)

Standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 5 5 0 0 0 15
Victoria 5 3 1 0 1 11
Queensland 5 3 0 0 2 9
Western Australia 5 2 0 1 2 7
South Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australian Capital Territory 5 0 0 0 5 0

Playoff round (all times AEST)
– SF1: Western Australia 0-3 New South Wales (19:45, 18 August 2018)
– SF2: Queensland 0-1 Victoria (21:00, 18 August 2018)
– Bronze medal: Western Australia 5-4 SO Queensland (12:15, 19 August 2018)
– Gold medal: Victoria 5-6 SO New South Wales (13:30, 19 August 2018)

Last updated 18 August 2018

AIHL news: 13 August 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced that forward Caleb Apperson has left the club in order to begin his 2018-19 season with the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Apperson played 25 games for the Adrenaline, recording five goals and 17 assists. For more information see the announcement from the club

2018 AIHL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games with the round kicking off on a Friday in Sydney and Melbourne.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 August 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 8-11 CBR Brave (17:30, 11 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 12 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 August 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 12 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 24 20 0 0 4 60
Sydney Bears 24 12 3 3 6 45
Perth Thunder 24 10 3 2 9 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 24 9 3 2 10 35
Newcastle Northstars 24 8 4 3 9 35
Melbourne Mustangs 24 9 2 2 11 33
Melbourne Ice 24 7 2 4 11 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 3 2 3 18 16

Last updated 12 August 2018

2018 ECSL season: Round 19

Round 19 of the 2018 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and Sydney Sting. The Sting remain on top of the standings, eight points clear of the second paced Penrith Raptors. Next week the North Stars host the Raptors in Newcastle for the only game of the round.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 6-1 Reach Rebels (19:00, 11 August 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Nudo Bombers 3-4 Sydney Sting (20:45, 11 August 2018, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 16 15 0 1 30
Penrith Raptors 15 11 0 4 22
Nudo Bombers 16 7 0 9 14
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 15 4 1 10 9
Reach Rebels 16 1 1 14 3

Last updated 11 August 2018

Roster released for 2018 Winter Games NZ

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s national team roster for the upcoming 2018 Winter Games NZ‘s Trans-Tasman Challenge. Australia will take on New Zealand in a three game series in Queenstown from 6 September to 8 September 2018.

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia

Defenceman
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Robert Haselhurst (Newcastle Northstars)
Shannon McGregor (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Forwards
Ellesse Carini (Sydney Ice Dogs)
Tyler Kubara (CBR Brave)
Jordan Kyros (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (A) (Newcastle Northstars)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Tomek Sak (Perth Thunder)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Christopher Wong (Melbourne Ice)

Goaltenders
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Alexandre Tetreault (CBR Brave)

Staff
– Head Coach: Brad Vigon
– Assistant Coach: Matti Luoma
– Team Manager: Ian Webster
– Assistant Manager: Val Webster
– Medical Trainer: Michael Botes
– Team Leader: Andrew McDowell