Newcastle Northstars

AIHL news: 17 October 2017

Newcastle Northstars
Andrew Petrie has stepped down from the position of head coach after three seasons at the club. Timing constraints and tenure length were cited as the reason for the departure. Petrie joined the Northstars in 2015 and coached the club to two Goodall Cup wins in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. A replacement for the position has yet to be decided. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Northstars 2017 player awards

The Newcastle Northstars held their 2017 Players Awards yesterday.

– Most Valuable Player: Joe Harcharik
– Best Defensive Player: Robert Malloy
– Tony Huntley Memorial Award for best Australian player: Mat Lindsay
– Coaches’ Award: David Ferrari
– Most Dedicated: Charlie Smart
– Most Improved: Liam Manwarring

AIHL news: 6 August 2017

Newcastle Northstars
Kale Kerbashian has left the Northstars before the end of the season to return to his pro-career for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Kerbashian competed in ten games for the Northstars, recording seven goals and 18 assists. He is the second import to have departed before the end of the season with the Northstars having already lost Félix-Antoine Poulin. For more information see the article from the Newcastle Herald.

AIHL news: 11 June 2017

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have added Canadian forward Kale Kerbashian to their roster in an effort to increase the teams scoring rate. Kerbashian spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Allen Americans and Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL where he recorded 23 points in 35 games. For more information see the article from the Newcastle Herald.

AIHL news: 2 June 2017

League
– The league have made two changes to the June fixture in order to avoid a conflict with the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic. The match between the Sydney Ice Dogs and Newcastle Northstars, originally set for 17 June, has been moved to 16 June. The following weekend the match between the Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs has been moved from 24 June to 25 June. Fore more information see the schedule on the league website.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of American goaltender James Kruger for the remainder of the 2017 season. Kruger spent the 2016-17 season playing in the Southern Professional Hockey League, lining up for the Fayetteville FireAntz, Pensacola Ice Flyers and Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. Kruger comes into the team as a replacement for Fraser Carson who is still out due to injury. For more information see the club announcement.

Melbourne Ice & Melbourne Mustangs
– The Ice and Mustangs will compete in a Showcase Charity Event alongside Team Canada and Team USA as part of the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic. The Showcase Event, known as the 2017 Ice Hockey Night in Melbourne, will take place on 22 June 2017 at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Ice will play alongside Team Canada and the Mustangs alongside Team USA in a 4 on 4 exhibition game. For more details see the Melbourne Ice announcement.

AIHL news: 19 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenlaine
– The Adrenaline have re-signed English forward Jamie Holland for the upcoming season. Holland joined the Adrenaline last season and recorded two points in eight games. For more information on Holland and the other imports see the article from the club.

Newcastle Northstars
– Peter Lambert has written a piece on their newly signed forward Zane Jones who joins the team from the Innisfail Eagles of the Chinook Hockey League. For more information see the article on the club website.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the re-signing of Canadian forward Strat Allen for the 2017 season. Allen first joined the club in 2015 and over his two seasons has recorded a total of 55 points in 39 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Northstars announce 2017 roster

The Northstars have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Joe Harcharik, Zane Jones, Steven Kuhn, Matt Marantz, Felix-Antoine Poulin, Hayden Sheard and Charlie Smart. While players dropped from the team are Dayne Davis, Brandon Greenside, Josh Harris, Connor McLaughlin, Harley Quinton-Jones, Scott Swiston and Brandon Wong.

Goaltenders
#31 Charlie Smart
#33 Nick Mizen

Defensemen
#3 Mathew Lindsay (A)
#5 John Kennedy Jr
#16 Jayson Chalker
#20 Robert Malloy (C)
#22 Matt Taylor
#23 Matt Wetini (A)
#25 David Ferrari
#44 Felix-Antoine Poulin (I)
#58 Hayden Sheard

Forwards
#8 Hamish Powell
#9 Matt Marantz (I)
#11 Tim Stanger
#12 Joe Harcharik (I)
#15 Beau Taylor
#24 Jonatan Ruth
#26 Zane Jones
#27 Liam Manwarring
#71 Shane Southwood
#91 Pat Nadin
#96 Steven Kuhn (I)

Staff

Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
Assistant coach: Joey Theriault

AIHL news: 13 April 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced new and returning sponsors for the 2017 season. Returning sponsors include allinsure, Coordinate, McDonald’s ACT, and Anytime Fitness who has increased their support to be a major sponsor. The clubs new sponsor is the Tuggeranong Hyperdome who comes on as a major sponsor for 2017. The ACT Government and Active Canberra will also continue their support of the National League Team Program.

Perth Thunder
Jamie Woodman will take over the captaincy for the 2017 season. Woodman replaces Sam Wilson in the position who has held it since the club joined the league in 2012. Andrew Cox will return as one of the clubs alternate captains, while Per Daniel Goransson replaces Jordan Kyros as the second alternate captain. For more information see the announcement from club.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian forward Steven Kuhn for the 2017 season. Kuhn has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne of the French Division 1 where he has recorded 20 points in 24 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of Canadian forward Tyler Noseworthy for the 2017 season. Noseworthy has spent the 2016-17 season playing in the Federal Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League, and the North East Senior Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 12 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
Power Play Sports have re-signed as the official equipment supplier of the Adrenaline for the upcoming season.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Felix-Antoine Poulin for the 2017 season. Poulin has spent the 2016-17 playing for the Dundee Stars in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he has recorded 51 points in 55 games. Prior to joining Dundee Poulin spent a season and a half with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.