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AIHL news: 15 June 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
Tyler Leeming is expected to make his debut for the club this weekend against the CBR Brave after securing his permanent residency and so allowing him to play as a local. Leeming has spent the last three seasons playing for the Adelaide Red Wings in the South Australian Premier League.

Melbourne Ice
– Forward Tyrone Bronte is unlikely to lineup for the Melbourne Ice this season due to college commitments with Bemidji State University. Bronte debuted for the club in 2017 playing two games and scoring one goal.
– His brother Declan Bronte made his debut for the Ice in tonights game against the Melbourne Mustangs, picking up an assist.
James Downie appeared in his first game for the Ice, dressing as backup to Michael James.

2018 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, five points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

The match between the Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave on 16 June also served as the fourth annual beyondblue Cup. The Brave won the Cup for the fourth year in a row defeating the Adrenaline 11-4. The regular season match between the two teams has been branded to help raise awareness for the beyondblue charity. Last years edition, which was held in Canberra, was won by the Brave who defeated the Adrenaline 8-3.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO Melbourne Ice (19:30, 15 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 11-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 16 June 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 16 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 0-2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 16 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 17 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 5-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 June 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 11 9 0 0 2 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 11 5 3 1 2 22
Perth Thunder 13 6 1 1 5 21
Newcastle Northstars 12 4 2 2 4 18
Sydney Bears 10 4 1 2 3 16
Melbourne Mustangs 13 3 1 2 7 13
Melbourne Ice 11 2 2 2 5 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 11 2 1 1 7 9

Last updated 17 June 2018

AIHL news: 11 June 2018

Sydney Ice Dogs
– Defenceman Nathan Chiarlitti has left the club mid-season in order to return to Canada to begin his masters degree. Chiarlitti played nine games for the Ice Dogs, scoring 16 points which included five goals. For more information see the announcement from the club
– Belgian forward Bryan Kolodziejczyk is expected to recover from a broken wrist and join the club soon. Kolodziejczyk broke his wrist while playing for Belgium in the IIHF World Championship Division II Group B tournament but arrived in the country in May.

2018 AIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Sydney Ice Dogs. The CBR Brave remain at the top of the standings, edging out the second placed Thunder on win percentage. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games with the round kicking off with a Melbourne Derby on Friday.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 9 June 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 4-3 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 8-2 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 10 June 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-6 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 10 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 9 7 0 0 2 21
Perth Thunder 12 6 1 1 4 21
Newcastle Northstars 11 4 2 2 3 18
Sydney Ice Dogs 9 4 2 1 2 17
Sydney Bears 9 3 1 2 3 13
Melbourne Mustangs 11 3 0 2 6 11
Melbourne Ice 9 2 2 0 5 10
Adelaide Adrenaline 10 2 1 1 6 9

Last updated 10 June 2018

AIHL news: 9 June 2019

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Sandy Gardner to the position of head coach for the remainder of the season. Gardner replaces Peter Ekroth who left the club at the end of May. Gardner previously held the position of head coach in 2013 and most recently was an assistant coach in 2017. He is joined by Mark Smith and Josh Velez who have also joined the coaching team as assistants. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The club have added City Mazda as a sponsor for 2018. The sponsorship will include re-branding the corporate area as the “Mazda Launch Pad”. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 8 June 2018

Perth Thunder
– Former captain Samuel Wilson’s has retired from the AIHL having played from 2012 to 2017, captaining in all but his last season. Wilson did not start the 2018 season for the Thunder however his retirement has only just been confirmed by the club. Wilson played a total of 141 games and recorded 73 points. For more information see the announcement from the club

2018 AIHL All-Star Weekend: Skills Competition

The 2018 AIHL-All Star Weekend got underway yesterday with the Skills Competition being held at the Adelaide Ice Arena. The Adelaide Adrenaline and Sydney Bears both claimed two of the seven competitions each with the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Sydney Ice Dogs all picking up one.

For more information see the article by Alex Jacobs and Alyssa Longmuir

– Air Canada Fastest Skater: Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder) – 12.53 seconds
– APA Group Breakaway Challenge: Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Ola Shooting Accuracy: Nick Rivait (Newcastle Northstars) – 12.65 seconds
– Rifle Media Stickhandling: Charlie Adams (Sydney Bears) – 18.15 seconds
– Skaters Network Hardest Shot: Nathan Chiarlitti (Sydney Ice Dogs) – 154 km/h
– Create Apparel Elimination Shootout: Sebastian Andersson (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender Race: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)

AIHL news: 29 May 2018

All-Star Weekend
– The AIHL have released the participants for the All-Star Skills Competition on 2 June at Adelaide Ice Arena. The Melbourne Mustangs’ Nikita Kolesnikovs has been added to Team Boyle, while Mitchell Humphries appears to have pulled out of the competition. The Melbourne Ice’s Matt Armstrong and Thomas Powell have also not been named in any of the Skills Competitions and it is unclear whether they have withdrawn. See theAIHL.com for the list of participants.

AIHL news: 27 May 2018

All-Star Weekend
– The coaches have been named for the upcoming All-Star Weekend. Adelaide Adrenaline head coach Jim Fuyarchuk will coach Team Boyle and Adrenaline assistant coach Sami Mantere will be the coach of Team Rezek.

Melbourne Ice
Jaden Pine-Murphy has returned the Ice’s lineup for their two games against the CBR Brave despite earlier reports of him leaving the club. Pine-Murphy backup up Michael James in the 26 May game and got the start in the 27 May game.