AIHL

Thunder sign Gilmour

The Perth Thunder have announced the signing of Canadian forward Jake Gilmour for the remainder of the 2019 season. Gilmour last played in 2016-17 for the Niagara Falls Canucks in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League where he recorded 20 points from 38 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Ice sign Stahlhuth

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing American defenceman Thomas Stahlhuth as a replacement for the injured Jesse Schwartz. Stahlhuth spent his 2018-19 season playing for Colby College in the NCAA’s Division III system where he picked up 14 points from 24 games. Schwartz is expected to leave the club this week due to an on-going knee injury. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Brave sign Riley

The CBR Brave have announced the signing of Conor Riley for the remainder of the 2019 season. Riley spent the majority of the 2018-19 playing in the ECHL for the Adironack Thunder and also played two brief stints in the American Hockey League on loan for the Binghamton Devils and Providence Bruins. In his ECHL season for the Thunder Riley recorded 35 points from 58 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Bears reveal their Wear it Purple jersey

The Sydney Bears have revealed their Wear it Purple jersey which will be worn on 23 June in their game against the CBR Brave at the Macquarie Ice Rink. The jerseys are being worn in support of the organisation Wear it Purple. For more information, including auction details, see the announcement from the club.

2019 AIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears, Sydney Ice Dogs and Newcastle Northstars. The Brave remain on top of the standings, three points clear of second placed Northstars. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week:

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-3 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 22 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 June 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 22 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 4-5 OT Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 1-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 23 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 23 June 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 23 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 14 13 0 0 1 39
Newcastle Northstars 14 12 0 0 2 36
Sydney Bears 13 5 2 0 6 19
Melbourne Mustangs 12 5 0 3 4 18
Sydney Ice Dogs 12 5 1 0 6 17
Melbourne Ice 13 4 1 0 8 14
Perth Thunder 12 3 1 1 7 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 0 0 1 13 1

Last updated 23 June 2019

2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend: All-Star Game

The 2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend has finished with Team North defeating Team South 11-9 in the All-Star Game at the Sydney International Convention Centre. Perth Thunder’s Keven Veilleux claimed the Mick McCormack Cup after being named the most valuable player.

Skills competition:
– Fastest skater: Jesse Gabrielle (CBR Brave)
– Hardest shot: Danick Gauthier (Sydney Bear)

Wise debuts for Adrenaline

Defenceman Adam Wise made his debut for the Adelaide Adrenaline in todays game against the Melbourne Ice at the Adelaide Ice Arena. Wise started his 2019 season playing for the Adelaide Falcons in the South Australian Premier League where he currently has five assists from eight games.

Northstars sign Kiliwnik

Defenceman Thomas Kiliwnik has debuted for the Newcastle Northstars in their 9 June game against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Kiliwnik spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Brisbane Blitz in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded eight points in 15 games. For more information see the 7 June article from the Newcastle Herald.

2019 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Melbourne Ice. The Brave move to the top of the standings following their two wins, edging out the now second placed Northstars. Next week is a bye week for the teams as the league hosts the AIHL All-Star Weekend in Sydney. Competition resumes on 22 June with all eight teams in action.

The 8 June match between the Sydney Ice Dogs and Melbourne Mustangs has been cancelled due to the Mustangs flight being grounded at Melbourne Airport. The match is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 2-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 8 June 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
Cancelled: Melbourne Mustangs Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 8 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-5 CBR Brave (17:30, 8 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-5 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 9 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-11 CBR Brave (16:30, 9 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 3-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 9 June 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 12 11 0 0 1 33
Newcastle Northstars 12 11 0 0 1 33
Melbourne Mustangs 11 5 0 3 3 18
Sydney Bears 11 5 1 0 5 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 10 3 1 0 6 11
Perth Thunder 10 3 1 0 6 11
Melbourne Ice 12 3 1 0 8 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 0 0 1 11 1

Last updated 9 June 2019