Melbourne Mustangs

Chargers announce affiliation with the Melbourne Mustangs

The Melbourne Chargers have announced an affiliation with the Melbourne Mustangs of the Australian Ice Hockey League. The announcement was made on 31 May at the Melbourne Mustangs’ game against the Melbourne Ice at the O’Brien Icehouse. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Mustangs reveal their 2019 Pride Game jersey

The Melbourne Mustangs have revealed their 2019 Pride Game jersey which will be worn on 2 June in their game against the Adelaide Adrenaline at the O’Brien Icehouse. The white and rainbow coloured jerseys are designed by Kridgett Kreations. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Mustangs - 2019 Pride Game jersey

Mustangs sign Owens

The Melbourne Mustangs have announced the signing of Canadian forward Jordan Owens for the 2019 season. Owens spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he recorded 29 points in 53 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Mustangs reveal Cure Brain Cancer Foundation jersey

The Melbourne Mustangs have revealed a one-off Cure Brain Cancer Foundation themed jersey which will be auctioned to raise money for the foundation. The purple and grey coloured jerseys are designed by Kridgett Kreations. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Auction link

Melbourne Mustangs - Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Parker arrives for Mustangs

Melbourne Mustangs import Parker Thomas has arrived and will lineup for the club in their next game on 10 March. Thomas spent his 2018-19 season playing for the University of Saskatchewan in the U Sports system where he recorded 18 points in 31 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Mustangs lose Fullerton

The Melbourne Mustangs have announced that Canadian goaltender Travis Fullerton will not be joining the club for the 2019 season as previously announced. Commitments to the Guilford Flames of the Elite Ice Hockey League has been cited as the reason for the withdrawel. A replacement has yet to be announced with Jayden Pine-Murphy currently filling the role as the teams starting goaltender.

Melbourne Mustangs 2019 roster

The Melbourne Mustangs have released their roster for the 2019 season.

New players to the team include Michael Breedveld (Melbourne Ice), Lachlan Cincotta, Tristian Darling (Dunedin Thunder), Justin Dixon, Thomas Flack (St. Michael’s College), Travis Fullerton (Guildford Flames), Logan Gallacher, Christian Isackson (Wheeling Nailers), Lee Lambert (Blackhawks IHC), Jaxson Lane (Canterbury Red Devils), Maxime Langelier-Parent, Cooper Metcalf, Jaden Pine-Murphy (Melbourne Ice), Parker Thomas (University of Saskatchewan) and Josh Van Douwen.

While dropped from the roster are Ben Davies (Guildford Flames), Brett Ferguson (Guildford Flames), Luke Fisher, Jermaine Joyce (Melbourne Ice), Nikita Kolesnikovs (Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs), Paul Lazzarotto (Melbourne Ice), Nicholas Novysedlak (Sydney Ice Dogs), Petri Pitkänen (Liikunnan Riemu) and Aleksi Toivonen.

Roster
#2 Michael McDowell
#7 Christian Isackson
#8 Andrew Erzen
#9 Jaxson Lane
#10 Gavin Birchler
#11 Matt Stringer
#13 Vadim Virjassov
#14 Michael Breedveld
#15 Jackson McCoy
#16 Troy Robertson
#19 Damien Bright
#20 Thomas Flack
#21 Bradley Apps
#23 Jamie Bourke
#24 Mitch Humphries
#25 Michael McMahon
#26 Tristian Darling
#29 Brendan McDowell
#37 Parker Thomas
#40 Travis Fullerton
#49 Matt Anderson
#51 Sean Jones
#85 Stephen Belic
#86 Jaden Pine-Murphy
#89 Patrick O’Kane
#91 Maxime Langelier-Parent
#97 Lee Lambert
Lachlan Cincotta
Justin Dixon
Logan Gallacher
Josh Van Douwen
Cooper Metcalf

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)

Hockey X 2019

The Melbourne Mustangs have won Hockey X 2019’s Warrior Cup, defeating the Melbourne Ice 3-1. Hockey X 2019 was an invitational tournament hosted by the Melbourne Ice at the O’Brien Icehouse. The tournament was first held in 2018 under the name of Hockey Festival: Melbourne and features eight short form games over two days. The CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs all returned for the second year in a row. The Queensland All-Stars make their first appearance at the tournament while the Adelaide Adrenaline didn’t receive an invite after appearing in 2018.

Brendan McDowell of the Melbourne Mustangs was named best player of the tournament and Logan Gallacher, also from the Mustangs, was named best junior player.

Further information:
Hockey X website

Round-robin
– Melbourne Ice 2-4 Melbourne Mustangs (13:15, 30 March 2019)
– Queensland All-Stars 1-2 Melbourne Ice (14:15, 30 March 2019)
– Queensland All-Stars 2-3 SO CBR Brave (15:15, 30 March 2019)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 CBR Brave (18:00, 30 March)
– Melbourne Mustangs 8-0 Queensland All-Stars (19:00, 30 March 2019)
– Melbourne Ice 6-0 CBR Brave (20:00, 30 March 2019)

Playoffs
– Third place game: CBR Brave 3-0 Queensland All-Stars (13:00, 31 March 2019)
– Grand final: Melbourne Mustangs 3-1 Melbourne Ice (14:30, 31 March 2019)

Round-robin standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 3 3 0 0 9
Melbourne Ice 3 2 0 1 6
CBR Brave 3 0 1 2 2
Queensland All-Stars 3 0 1 2 1

Last updated 31 March 2019