– Peter Chamberlain has announced that he will step aside Chairman of the Brave until further notice. The move comes after an incident, now dubbed the “bincident”, at the game between the Brave and Sydney Bears at the Macquarie Ice Rink on 12 May. For more information regarding the incident have a listen to Episode 11 of The Fifth Liners Podcast and see the statement from the Brave released yesterday.
Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have released pictures of their alternate jerseys designed by Cheapskate Hockey. The jerseys will be worn at their home game on 23 June against the Melbourne Ice. For more information see the pictures on the Ice Dogs Facebook page.
– Josef Rezek has been named captain of the Adrenaline. Rezek replaces David Huxley who held the position during the 2017 season.
– New sponsor: King Ape Supplements and King Ape’s Paradise Erindale. Supplements sponsor for the 2018 season.
– New sponsor: Coffey. Corporate partner for the 2018 season.
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May 12, 2018
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– New sponsors: Brave add the sign the following as their 2018 business supporter sponsors: Ace High Eatery & Bar, Care Traffic, Coffey, Compass Wealth Group and T C Air & Electric.
– Import defenceman Charles-Olivier Roussel will not join the club for the 2018 season following an injury. The club will announce a replacement soon. More information
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April 21, 2018
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Robert Starke returns for his second season as head coach. Gord Cockell and Mike Sargeant join the club, replacing former assistant coach David Rogina
– Head Coach: Robert Starke
– Assistant Coach: Gord Cockell
– Assistant Coach: Mike Sargeant
– Player Development & Personnel: Johan Steenberg
– Team Manager: Andrew Deans
– Equipment Manager: Darryl Day
– Chiropractor: Saara Stevenson
– Sports Trainer: Cameron Mohr
– Personal Trainer: Alex Zeitlhofer
– Personal Trainer: Dylan Swan
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April 20, 2018
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Matthew Harvey replaces Mark Rummukainen as team captain. Rummukainen had held the captaincy since 2014. Jordan Gavin returns as alternate captain. Wehebe Darge and Kai Miettinen take on the alternate captain role, replacing Jan Safar who did not return to the club after playing in 2016 and 2017.
– Captain: Matthew Harvey
– Alternate: Wehebe Darge
– Alternate: Jordan Gavin
– Alternate: Kai Miettinen
The CBR Brave have released their roster for the 2018 season.
New to the team are
Channing Bresciani (University of Manitoba), Hayden Dawes (Lindenwood University), Darcy Flanagan (Melbourne Ice), Jake Doornbos (Sydney Wolf Pack), Trevor Gerling (Lions de Lyon), Per Daniel Göransson (Perth Thunder), Matt Hewitt (University of British Columbia), Joey Hughes (Melbourne Ice), Chris Leveille (Brampton Beast), David Lewis, Jayden Lewis (KaKiPo U20) and Ainars Podzins (Edinburgh Capitals)
While players dropped from the roster include
Brian Bales, Corey Banks, Stephen Blunden, Dominic Jalbert, Toby Kubara, Tom Letki, Matti Luoma, Luke Philps, Jan Safar, Aleksi Toivonen and Geordie Wudrick
#29 Alex Tetreault
#31 Jake Doornbos
#92 Matt Hewitt
#4 Channing Bresciani
#6 Christopher McPhail
#7 Bayley Kubara
#12 Mark Rummukainen
#17 Jimmy Byers
#25 Matt Buskas
#26 Darcy Flanagan
#59 Per Daniel Göransson
#81 Matt Harvey
#3 Mitchell Henning
#9 Wehebe Darge
#11 David Lewis
#14 Jayden Lewis
#15 Casey Kubara
#16 Tyler Kubara
#19 Jordan Gavin
#20 Hayden Dawes
#21 Joey Hughes
#48 Chris Leveille
#64 Kai Miettinen
#66 Ainars Podzins
#71 Jordon Brunt
#78 Trevor Gerling
– New sponsor: Fillos Taverna + Bar at Hellenic Club of Canberra. New post game venue for the club. Replaces The Woden Tradies & Quality Hotel which had been the clubs venue since June 2017.
– New signing: Sebastian Andersson. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: Hammarby IF ( Hockeyettan) – 17 games, 0.907 save percentage. More information
– New team staff: Johan Steenberg. Takes on the roles of Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. Formerly the goaltending coach of the Melbourne Ice (2014-2017). More information
– New signing: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Corsaires de Nantes ( FFHG Division 1) – 34 games, 48 points
Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Bryan Kolodziejczyk. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Albatros de Brest ( FFHG Division 1) – 40 games, 50 points. More information
– New sponsor: Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. New sponsor for the 2018 season. More information
– The Ice Dogs have partnered with Cheapskate Hockey to create a line of merchandise and a third jersey. The alternative jersey will feature a redesigned bulldog logo.
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April 18, 2018
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The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Hockey Festival’s Warrior Cup, defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 in the final. The Hockey Festival was hosted at the O’Brien Group Arena by the Melbourne Ice with a round-robin on day one and the playoffs on day two. The top two teams of the round-robin advanced to the final while the bottom two played off for third. The Mustangs finished on top of the standings at the end of day one but fell to the Ice in the final. The Adelaide Adrenaline defeated the CBR Brave in their playoff to pick up third place.
– Melbourne Ice 1-2 Melbourne Mustangs (12:00, 14 April 2018)
– CBR Brave 0-3 Melbourne Ice (13:00, 14 April 2018)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-1 CBR Brave (14:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-4 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-1 CBR Brave (16:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (17:00, 14 April 2018)
– Third place: CBR Brave 2-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (13:00, 15 April 2018)
– Final: Melbourne Ice 3-2 Melbourne Mustangs (14:30, 15 April 2018)
– New sponsor: Maliganis Edwards Johnson. New major sponsor for the 2018 season.