Melbourne Ice

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.

Ice head coach Vigon temporarily stepping away from full time coaching

The Melbourne Ice have announced that head coach Brad Vigon will be stepping away from full time coaching duties for four weeks due to personal reasons. The clubs assistant coaches and director of hockey operations will continue the coaching operations during this period. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Ice sign Kulczycki

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Canadian forward Kasey Kulczycki for the 2019 season. Kulczycki spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League where he recorded 18 points in 63 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Correction to an earlier post

On 25 April we posted that Tom Lash had made his debut as a backup goaltender for the Melbourne Ice in their 21 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. This is now known to be incorrect and the game card has been updated to list Thomas Munro as the backup.

We apologise for the mistake and now know that four days is probably not enough time for the game cards to be accurate.

Ice sign Andersson

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Swedish goaltender Sebastian Andersson for the 2019 season. Andersson returns for his second season in the league after spending 2018 with the Adelaide Adrenaline. During the 2018-19 season Andersson returned to play for Hammarby IF in the Hockeyettan before moving across to the Southern Professional Hockey League to play for the Birmingham Bulls. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Ice add Hu and Lash

Bit of a delayed announcement but Jeff Hu and Tom Lash both debuted for the Melbourne Ice in their 21 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Defenceman Hu played 18 games for the Melbourne Glaciers in the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season, scoring six points. Goaltender Lash played backup to James Downie in the Adelaide game.

Update (2019-04-29): Late changes to the game card have removed Tom Lash as the backup goaltender and added Thomas Munro. Bit annoying and shows that the game cards are constantly changing, even a week after publication, but what can you do.

Mustangs defeat Ice in exhibition match

The Melbourne Mustangs have defeated the Melbourne Ice 4-2 in an exhibition match at the O’Brien Icehouse. The win for the Mustangs breaks the Ice’s three year winning steak of their annual exhibition game.

– Melbourne Mustangs 4-2 Melbourne Ice (13 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Ice sign Lundgren

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Swedish defenceman Jacob Lundgren for the 2019 season. Lundgren has spent the 2018-19 season playing for Halmstad Hammers HC J20 in the J20 Elit and Halmstad Hammers HC J18 in the J18 Division 1. In the J20 Elit Lundgren has currently recorded three points from 26 games. In the J18 Division 1 he picked up one point from seven games. For more information see the announcement from the club.