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2019 ECSL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Newcastle North Stars and Reach Rebels playing out a four-all draw. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, edging out the Nudo Bombers on win percentage. Next week the North Stars host the Bombers in Newcastle and the Sting take on the Penrith Raptors in Penrith.

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Reach Rebels 4-4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (19:00, 1 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 8 6 1 1 13
Nudo Bombers 9 6 1 2 13
Penrith Raptors 9 5 0 4 10
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 9 3 1 5 7
Reach Rebels 9 0 1 8 1

Last updated 1 June 2019

Chargers announce affiliation with the Melbourne Mustangs

The Melbourne Chargers have announced an affiliation with the Melbourne Mustangs of the Australian Ice Hockey League. The announcement was made on 31 May at the Melbourne Mustangs’ game against the Melbourne Ice at the O’Brien Icehouse. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Bears sign Moquin

The Sydney Bears have announced the signing of American forward Chris Moquin for the remainder of the 2019 season. Moquin spent the 2018-19 season playing for Southern New Hampshire University in the NCAA’s Division III system where he recorded 21 points in 27 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2019 AIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs and Newcastle Northstars. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 5-4 SO Melbourne Mustangs (19:30, 31 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 1 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 1 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Thunder 0-7 CBR Brave (17:30, 1 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-10 Melbourne Mustangs (14:00, 2 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Thunder 2-6 CBR Brave (16:30, 2 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 2 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 11 10 0 0 1 30
CBR Brave 10 9 0 0 1 27
Melbourne Mustangs 10 5 0 3 2 18
Sydney Bears 10 5 1 0 4 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 9 3 1 0 5 11
Perth Thunder 9 2 1 0 6 8
Melbourne Ice 10 2 1 0 7 8
Adelaide Adrenaline 11 0 0 1 10 1

Last updated 4 June 2019

Funes replaces Schlamp as Team North captain

The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced Brian Funes as the new captain of Team North for the 2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend. Funes replaces Michael Schlamp in the role after Schlamp was forced to withdraw due to injury.

For more information:
Brian Funes announcement
Michael Schlamp withdrawal

Northstars sign Phillips and Simpson

The AIHL Podcast have announced two new import signings for the Newcastle Northstars – defenceman Trey Phillips and forward Luke Simpson.

Phillips spent the 2018-19 season playing in the ECHL for the Jacksonville IceMen and Fort Wayne Komets where he recorded eleven points from 42 games. Simpson started his 2018-19 season off with Mount Royal University in the U Sports system before signing with the Lacombe Generals of Allan Cup Hockey West.

Both players are expected to arrive on 6 June. For more information see the Episode 8 of the AIHL Podcast.

Smach leaves the Northstars

Czech forward Ondrej Smach has left the Newcastle Northstars line-up following their game against the Melbourne Ice on 26 May. The departure of Smach and the injury to Dominik Gabaj leaves the club short two imports however they are expected to announce replacements in June. Smach played ten games for the Northstars, recording five goals and ten assists.

Source: Australian Ice Hockey League: Matt Wetini answers call for Newcastle Northstars after season-ending injury to Dominik Gabaj by Josh Callinan, Newcastle Herald

Ice head coach Vigon temporarily stepping away from full time coaching

The Melbourne Ice have announced that head coach Brad Vigon will be stepping away from full time coaching duties for four weeks due to personal reasons. The clubs assistant coaches and director of hockey operations will continue the coaching operations during this period. For more information see the announcement from the club.