Brave sign Climie

The CBR Brave have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Matt Climie for the 2019 season. Climie started his 2018-19 season playinf for HC TWK Innsbruck in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga where he posted a 0.771 save percentage from three games. He then left Innsbruck and signed with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League where he played eleven games and recorded a 0.896 save percentage before being released. After being released from the Steelers Climie joined HDD Jesenice of the Alps Hockey League. Playing seven games in their regular season Climie posted a 0.926 save percentage before advancing to playoffs where he recorded a 0.956 save percentage from eleven games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Northstars defeat North Stars in practice match

The Newcastle Northstars have defeated their East Coast Super League affiliate, the Newcastle North Stars, 10-2 in a practice match at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.

– Newcastle Northstars 10-2 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (14 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Adrenaline defeat South Australian All Stars

The Adelaide Adrenaline have defeated the South Australian All Stars 4-3 in an exhibition game at the Ice Arena. The Adrenaline out-shot the All Stars 49-18. The last exhibition game between these two teams was held in 2017 where the Adrenaline won 9-1.

– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-3 South Australian All Stars (13 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Further information:
Game summary
Game recap by Jack Wright
Team rosters

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 Dogs sign Monaghan

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signing of forward Matt Monaghan for the 2019 season. Monaghan has previously played five seasons as an import for the Ice Dogs from 2009 to 2014 where he recored 86 points from 82 games. Monaghan will now count as a local on the team roster having acquired an Australian permanent residency. For more information see the announcement from the club.

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.

Brave re-sign Hughes

The CBR Brave have re-signed Australian forward Joey Hughes for the upcoming 2019 season. Hughes joined the Brave in 2018 where he recorded 32 points from 22 games. The 2019 season will be his thirteenth season in the AIHL having played a total of 227 games and recording 379 points for the Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and CBR Brave. For more information see the announcement from the club.