AIHL

Ice defeat Mustangs in Bushfire Appeal match

The Melbourne Ice have defeated the Melbourne Mustangs 5-2 in their Victorian Bushfire Appeal exhibition match. The event raised over $30,000, a figure which is yet to include the two teams jersey auctions. For more information see the game summary from the Melbourne Mustangs.

– Melbourne Ice 5-2 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 19 January 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

Adrenaline appoint Mantere as head coach

The Adelaide Adrenaline have announced the signing of Sami Mantere to the position of head coach. Mantere replaces Jim Fuyarchuk who resigned in October 2019. Mantere previously held the role of head coach during the 2017 season and was an assistant coach in 2018 and 2019. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Mustangs reveal Bushfire Appeal jersey

The Melbourne Ice have revealed their Bushfire Appeal jersey which will be worn during the Victorian Bushfire Appeal exhibition match on 19 January. The jersey is produced by Kridgett Kreations and features a Bushfire Appeal logo. The club will hold a silent auction for the jerseys on the night.

Further information:
Announcement from the club
Additional images of the jersey
Melbourne Ice’s Bushfire Appeal jersey

Melbourne Mustangs - Bushfire Appeal jersey

Ice reveal Bushfire Appeal jersey

The Melbourne Ice have revealed their Bushfire Appeal jersey which will be worn during the Victorian Bushfire Appeal exhibition match on 19 January. The jersey features a Bushfire Appeal logo and is produced by Kridgett Kreations. The club will hold a silent auction for all 22 jerseys worn on the night. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Ice - Bushfire Appeal

Ice and Mustangs announce exhibition game

The Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs will play an exhibition game on 19 January at the O’Brien Icehouse to help raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. For more information see the announcement from the Melbourne Ice.

– Melbourne Ice – Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 19 January 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

2020 AIHL schedule released

The Australian Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. The regular season will start on 18 April and run through to 23 August followed by the playoffs weekend on 29 and 30 August at a location to be announced. The league also announced that the All-Star Game has been removed from the 2020 schedule following a request to allow more rest for the teams. A round of the 2020 season will also be dedicated to firefighters to help raise money for the Rural Fire Services and to the Red Cross.

Further information:
AIHL Facebook post
2020 season schedule

Sydney Bears 2020 Executive Committee

The Sydney Bears have announced their executive committee for the 2020 season. The club however is yet to fill the position of club treasurer. For more information see the announcement from the club.

– President: Wayne Hellyer
– Vice president: Andrew Bourne
– Vice president: Matthew Burrell
– Vice president: Bianca Musico
– Secretary: Ruby Bray
– Treasurer: TBA

AIHL and AWIHL clubs feature in Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019

The CBR Brave, Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women have all ranked in the Top 25 of the Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019 list produced by Platinum Asset Management and GAIN LINE Analytics. The CBR Brave ranked highest for ice hockey coming in at ninth and was the only AIHL club featured. The Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women ranked 21st and 23rd respectively. The Newcastle Northstars dropped out of the Top 25 after ranking 19th in the 2018 list.

Further information:
Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019
Best Sporting Team 1994-2018
Brave emerge as Canberra’s best team in Gain Line Analytic study by Chris Dutton