AIHL

Northstars sign Drolet

The Newcastle Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian forward Francis Drolet for the 2019 season. Drolet spent his 2018-19 season playing for Diables Rouges de Briançon in the FFHG Division 1 where he recorded 55 points from 38 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears 2019 roster

For the second year running the Sydney Bears haven’t bothered to release their team roster before the start of the season. So this roster has been pieced together from this weekends game lineup, the AIHL website’s team list and their player announcements. As a result the players signed and players lost may not be entirely accurate. Vlad Rubes also returns to the lineup despite it previously being announced that he had retired at the end of the 2018 season.

New players to the team include Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings), Christian Fuschini, Danick Gauthier (Fife Flyers), William Lamoureux (Reach Rebels), Luke Moore, Timothy Newmark (Français Volants Paris), Jake Ratcliffe (Westfield State University), Taegan Rippon (Reach Rebels), Daniel Taylor and Justin Vienneau (La Roche sur Yon).

While dropped from the roster are Charlie Adams, Spencer Austin (CBR Brave), Anthony Barnes, Michael Burns, Etienne Du Toit, Kayne Fedor (Adelaide Tigers), Justin Harrison, Adam Kimbley (Penrith Raptors), Shai Rabinowitz (Marieville Red Knights), Tim Rye (Seahawks Hockey), Cameron Smith (Penrith Raptors), Chad Smith (Fife Flyers), Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers) and Graeme Strukoff.

From yesterdays lineup
#2 Brian Funes
#8 Thomas Moncrieff
#10 Taegan Rippon
#11 Michael Schlamp
#12 Ryan Lough
#13 Joey Gunner
#16 Ryan Annesley
#20 Vladimir Rubes
#28 Anthony Kimlin
#39 Justin Vienneau
#71 Timothy Newmark
#77 Lachlan Fahmy
#80 William Lamoureux
#84 Adrian Esposito
#89 Alexander Wardlaw
#91 Jeremy Brücker
#97 Tyerell Clare

Other players listed on theAIHL.com
#2 Aston Brookes
#8 Christian Fuschini
#9 Danick Gauthier
#11 Michael Haynes
#16 Luke Moore
#18 Jake Ratcliffe
#20 Gabe Robledo
#21 Fredrik Rozenberg
#24 Daniel Taylor
#25 James Urweiss
#26 Jeremy Vasquez

Melbourne Mustangs 2019 roster

The Melbourne Mustangs have released their roster for the 2019 season.

New players to the team include Michael Breedveld (Melbourne Ice), Lachlan Cincotta, Tristian Darling (Dunedin Thunder), Justin Dixon, Thomas Flack (St. Michael’s College), Travis Fullerton (Guildford Flames), Logan Gallacher, Christian Isackson (Wheeling Nailers), Lee Lambert (Blackhawks IHC), Jaxson Lane (Canterbury Red Devils), Maxime Langelier-Parent, Cooper Metcalf, Jaden Pine-Murphy (Melbourne Ice), Parker Thomas (University of Saskatchewan) and Josh Van Douwen.

While dropped from the roster are Ben Davies (Guildford Flames), Brett Ferguson (Guildford Flames), Luke Fisher, Jermaine Joyce (Melbourne Ice), Nikita Kolesnikovs (Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs), Paul Lazzarotto (Melbourne Ice), Nicholas Novysedlak (Sydney Ice Dogs), Petri Pitkänen (Liikunnan Riemu) and Aleksi Toivonen.

Roster
#2 Michael McDowell
#7 Christian Isackson
#8 Andrew Erzen
#9 Jaxson Lane
#10 Gavin Birchler
#11 Matt Stringer
#13 Vadim Virjassov
#14 Michael Breedveld
#15 Jackson McCoy
#16 Troy Robertson
#19 Damien Bright
#20 Thomas Flack
#21 Bradley Apps
#23 Jamie Bourke
#24 Mitch Humphries
#25 Michael McMahon
#26 Tristian Darling
#29 Brendan McDowell
#37 Parker Thomas
#40 Travis Fullerton
#49 Matt Anderson
#51 Sean Jones
#85 Stephen Belic
#86 Jaden Pine-Murphy
#89 Patrick O’Kane
#91 Maxime Langelier-Parent
#97 Lee Lambert
Lachlan Cincotta
Justin Dixon
Logan Gallacher
Josh Van Douwen
Cooper Metcalf

2019 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice and CBR Brave. The Mustangs sit at the top of standings, edging out the second placed Brave on goal difference. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 8-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 20 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 20 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 21 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 4-1 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 1 1 0 0 0 3
CBR Brave 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Ice 1 1 0 0 0 3
Sydney Bears 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Adelaide Adrenaline 2 0 0 0 2 0
Newcastle Northstars 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 21 April 2019

Northstars re-sign Landa

The Newcastle Northstars have announced the re-signing of Czech forward Tomas Landa for the 2019 season. Landa has played six seasons in the AIHL, five with the Sydney Bears and one with the Northstars. Since joining the league in 2013 he has recorded 249 points from 148 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Adelaide Adrenaline 2019 roster

The Adelaide Adrenaline have released their roster for the 2019 season.

New players to the team include Andew Chen (Adelaide Jokers), Alexandre Gauthier (Nicolet Condors), Jesse Gordichuck (University of Nevada-Las Vegas), Marcel McGuiness (Adelaide Red Wings) and Kyle Neuber.

While dropped from the roster are Alex Adams (Knoxville Ice Bears), Sebastian Andersson (Hammarby IF), Caleb Apperson (Birmingham Bulls), Russel Brewer (Adelaide Tigers), Brad Chenoweth (Adelaide Jokers), Darren Corstens (Adelaide Blackhawks), Jordan Geyer (Adelaide Jokers), Tyler Leeming (Adelaide Red Wings), Sami Mantere (Adelaide Jokers), Reggie Mattschoss (Adelaide Red Wings), Adam Piett, Dylan Pope (Adelaide Falcons) and Corey Stringer.

Roster
Harley Anderson
Nathaniel Benson
Steve Best
Zach Boyle
Andew Chen
Ryan Foll
Glen Forbes-White
Jeremy Friederich
Alexandre Gauthier
Jesse Gordichuk
Jamie Holland
Ales Kratoska
Marcel McGuiness
Remy McGuiness
Kyle Neuber
Josef Rezek
Jake Riley
Andrew Stapleton
Quenton Tombleson

CBR Brave 2019 roster

The CBR Brave have released their roster for the 2019 season

New players to the team include Spencer Austin (Sydney Bears), Andy Camenzind, Matt Climie (HDD Jesenice), Jordan Draper (Scorpions de Mulhouse), Adam Kambeitz (Rapaces de Gap), Brayden Low (Reading Royals) and Tyler Mayea (Newfoundland Growlers).

While dropped from the roster are Channing Bresciani (HC Fassa Falcons), James Byers, Darcy Flanagan (Melbourne Ice), Jordan Gavin (retired), Trevor Gerling (Huntsville Havoc), Per Daniel Göransson, Matt Hewitt (HC Fassa Falcons), Chris Leveille (Brampton Beast), Christopher McPhail, Ainars Podzins (Lions de Lyon) and Tynan Theobald.

Roster
#3 Mitch Henning
#7 Bayley Kubara
#8 Brayden Low
#9 Wehebe Darge
#10 Tyler Mayea
#11 Dave Lewis
#12 Mark Rummukainen
#14 Jayden Lewis
#15 Casey Kubara
#16 Tyler Kubara
#20 Hayden Dawes
#21 Joey Hughes
#23 Adam Kambeitz
#25 Matt Buskas
#27 Andy Camenzind
#28 Jordan Draper
#29 Alex Tetreault
#31 Jake Doornbos
#33 Matt Climie
#38 Nick Eckhardt
#48 Spencer Austin
#64 Kai Miettinen
#71 Jordon Brunt
#81 Matt Harvey