Sydney Bears

Bears sign Moquin

The Sydney Bears have announced the signing of American forward Chris Moquin for the remainder of the 2019 season. Moquin spent the 2018-19 season playing for Southern New Hampshire University in the NCAA’s Division III system where he recorded 21 points in 27 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Ice Dogs sign Fahmy

Following his release from the Sydney Bears on 6 May it has been announced that Lachlan Fahmy has signed with the Sydney Ice Dogs for the remainder of the season. Fahmy played in sixteen games for the Bears from 2016 to 2019, recording one assist and ten penalties in minutes. The announcement was made by Ice Dogs’ head coach Andrew Petrie on Episode 5 2019 of the AIHL Podcast.

Bears re-sign Steven

The Sydney Bears have announced the re-signing of forward Thomas Steven for the 2019 season. Steven joined the club in 2018 and previously played with the Melbourne Mustangs during the 2016 season. During his 2018-19 season Steven has been playing for the Bellingham Blazers in the Western States Hockey League where he recorded 82 points in 50 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Adrenaline sign Fedor

The Adelaide Adrenaline have announced the signing of forward Kayne Fedor for the 2019 season. Fedor played nine games last season for the Sydney Bears and previously played for the Adrenaline from 2013 to 2016. Since debuting in the AIHL in 2013 Fedor has recorded 15 points from 45 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears 2019 roster

For the second year running the Sydney Bears haven’t bothered to release their team roster before the start of the season. So this roster has been pieced together from this weekends game lineup, the AIHL website’s team list and their player announcements. As a result the players signed and players lost may not be entirely accurate. Vlad Rubes also returns to the lineup despite it previously being announced that he had retired at the end of the 2018 season.

New players to the team include Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings), Christian Fuschini, Danick Gauthier (Fife Flyers), William Lamoureux (Reach Rebels), Luke Moore, Timothy Newmark (Français Volants Paris), Jake Ratcliffe (Westfield State University), Taegan Rippon (Reach Rebels), Daniel Taylor and Justin Vienneau (La Roche sur Yon).

While dropped from the roster are Charlie Adams, Spencer Austin (CBR Brave), Anthony Barnes, Michael Burns, Etienne Du Toit, Kayne Fedor (Adelaide Tigers), Justin Harrison, Adam Kimbley (Penrith Raptors), Shai Rabinowitz (Marieville Red Knights), Tim Rye (Seahawks Hockey), Cameron Smith (Penrith Raptors), Chad Smith (Fife Flyers), Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers)* and Graeme Strukoff.

From yesterdays lineup
#2 Brian Funes
#8 Thomas Moncrieff
#10 Taegan Rippon
#11 Michael Schlamp
#12 Ryan Lough
#13 Joey Gunner
#16 Ryan Annesley
#20 Vladimir Rubes
#28 Anthony Kimlin
#39 Justin Vienneau
#71 Timothy Newmark
#77 Lachlan Fahmy
#80 William Lamoureux
#84 Adrian Esposito
#89 Alexander Wardlaw
#91 Jeremy Brücker
#97 Tyerell Clare

Other players listed on theAIHL.com
#2 Aston Brookes
#8 Christian Fuschini
#9 Danick Gauthier
#11 Michael Haynes
#16 Luke Moore
#18 Jake Ratcliffe
#20 Gabe Robledo
#21 Fredrik Rozenberg
#24 Daniel Taylor
#25 James Urweiss
#26 Jeremy Vasquez

*Edit: Thomas Steven re-signed 23 April

Bears sign Vienneau

The Sydney Bears have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Justin Vienneau for the 2019 season. Vienneau spent the 2018-19 season playing for Aigles de La Roche sur Yon in the FFHG Division 1 where he recorded one point and a +1 plus/minus from five games. For more information see the announcement from the club.