Melbourne Ice

AIHL news: 14 January 2019

Melbourne Ice/Melbourne Mustangs
– The Ice have announced that goaltender Jaden Pine-Murphy has left the club to join the Melbourne Mustangs in order to push for their starting goaltender position. Pine-Murphy played 72 games for the Ice from 2013 to 2018, averaging a save percentage of 0.890. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 24 December 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Sandy Gardner, Brent Laver and Glen Mayer as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2019 season. Gardner moves into the role having acted as interim head coach for the second half of the 2018 season, while Laver takes on the position having been development coach for the past two seasons. Mayer returns to the club, having previously been an assistant coach from 2014 to 2016.
– The Ice’s second annual pre-season Hockey Festival, Hockey X, will be held on 29-31 March 2019 and will feature four AIHL clubs, a Queensland All-Star team and the New Zealand men’s national team.

AIHL news: 5 December 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Brad Vigon to the position of head coach. Vigon replaces interim coach Sandy Gardner who had been in the role since June 2018 after the departure of Peter Ekroth. Vigon previously coached the Melbourne Mustangs from 2013 to 2015 and is the current head coach of the Australian men’s national team.

AIHL news: 23 November 2018

Melbourne Ice
Johan Steenberg will join the club in 2019 as Director of Operations. Steenberg previously served as the Ice’s goaltending coach from 2014 to 2017 before joining the CBR Brave in 2018 as Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. For more information see the statement released by the Steenberg on the Brave’s website.

AIHL news: 11 September 2017

Melbourne Ice
– A few days late reporting this but the Ice announced two of their player awards on 8 September. Declan Bronte won the 2018 best new talent award and Tommy Powell was named player of the year for the 2018 season.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs held their annual Players v Sponsors match today at the O’Brien Group Arena with the Sponsors winning 14-11.

2018 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Perth Thunder, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The CBR Brave finish the regular season on top of the standings with a record 72 points, beating the previous record of 71 by the Melbourne Ice. Perth Thunder and the Melbourne Mustangs take the final two playoff spots joining the Brave and Bears. Next week the top four teams will compete in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. The semifinals will see the Brave take on the Mustangs and the Bears play the Thunder.

The final round of the regular season also played host to a couple of events. The Perth Thunder held their Blue Jersey Day on 25 August to fundraise for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The blue jerseys were auction off as part of the fundraising. The Melbourne Ice held their Heritage Day game on 26 August. The game saw the Ice wearing a heritage themed jersey. The club also retired Vincent Hughes‘ #7 jersey as part of the celebrations.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 24 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-5 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Melbourne Ice (16:30, 26 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 24 0 0 4 72
Sydney Bears 28 15 3 3 7 54
Perth Thunder 28 12 4 2 10 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 2 2 12 42
Newcastle Northstars 28 9 4 4 11 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 3 2 12 38
Melbourne Ice 28 7 2 4 15 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 26 August 2018

AIHL news: 29 July 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced that Dillon Lawrence has left the club after playing his final game today against the Newcastle Northstars. No reason was given for the departure prior to the end of the season. Lawrence is the second import to leave the Ice before the end of the season with Dylan Anderson leaving earlier in the week. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 24 July 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced that Dylan Anderson has left the club due to personal reasons and will not play in the remainder of the 2018 season. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs will hold their third annual Matt Clark Memorial Shield Game on 4 August against the CBR Brave. The game is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The club will use the event to help raise funds for Leukaemia Research. The Ice Dogs won the 2017 edition, defeating the Perth Thunder 5-3.