Sydney Ice Dogs

Sydney Ice Dogs win 2018 Wilson Cup

The Sydney Ice Dogs have won the 2018 Wilson Cup after winning the series against the Sydney Bears 3-1. The Wilson Cup is awarded to the winner of the four game regular season series between the Bears and Ice Dogs. Previously the Wilson Cup was contested for in a pre-season tournament between the New South Wales based clubs before it was re-purposed to its current form last season.

Results
– Sydney Bears 1-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (5 May 2018)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (26 May 2018)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-5 Sydney Bears (13 July 2018)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (24 August 2018)

AIHL news: 24 July 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced that Dylan Anderson has left the club due to personal reasons and will not play in the remainder of the 2018 season. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs will hold their third annual Matt Clark Memorial Shield Game on 4 August against the CBR Brave. The game is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The club will use the event to help raise funds for Leukaemia Research. The Ice Dogs won the 2017 edition, defeating the Perth Thunder 5-3.

AIHL news: 9 July 2018

CBR Brave
Tynan Theobald made his debut for the club on 7 July. Serving as a backup to Matt Hewitt, Theodald was put in the net during the third period but was pulled after five minutes having let in three goals on five shots. Theobald spent his 2017-18 season playing for both the New Tecumseth Civics and London Lakers in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.

Sydney Ice Dogs
Kale Costa joined the team for the first time this season in their 8 July game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Kosta played two games for the Ice Dogs in 2017 and has spent the 2017-18 season playing for HC Slovan Usti nad Labem U16 in the ELIOD Extraliga mladšího dorostu where he finished as the teams top scorer with 39 points from 33 games.

AIHL news: 11 June 2018

Sydney Ice Dogs
– Defenceman Nathan Chiarlitti has left the club mid-season in order to return to Canada to begin his masters degree. Chiarlitti played nine games for the Ice Dogs, scoring 16 points which included five goals. For more information see the announcement from the club
– Belgian forward Bryan Kolodziejczyk is expected to recover from a broken wrist and join the club soon. Kolodziejczyk broke his wrist while playing for Belgium in the IIHF World Championship Division II Group B tournament but arrived in the country in May.

AIHL news: 16 May 2018

CBR Brave
Peter Chamberlain has announced that he will step aside Chairman of the Brave until further notice. The move comes after an incident, now dubbed the “bincident”, at the game between the Brave and Sydney Bears at the Macquarie Ice Rink on 12 May. For more information regarding the incident have a listen to Episode 11 of The Fifth Liners Podcast and see the statement from the Brave released yesterday.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have released pictures of their alternate jerseys designed by Cheapskate Hockey. The jerseys will be worn at their home game on 23 June against the Melbourne Ice. For more information see the pictures on the Ice Dogs Facebook page.

AIHL news: 20 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Adam Piett. Position: Defence. More information.

Melbourne Ice
– New staff: Peter Ekroth. Takes on the position of head coach replacing Charles Franzén who was in the position during the 2017 season. More information.
– Staff changes: Charles Franzén. Moves from the head coach position to Director of Coaching and Player Development. More information.

Newcastle Northstars
– Staff changes: Garry Doré, Ray Sheffield, Joey Theriault will share the coaching duties after the parting ways with former head coach Andrew Petrie in October 2017. Doré remains as the general manager and previously coached from 2012 to 2014. Sheffield and Theriault have been an assistant coaches for the past two seasons. More information.

Sydney Bears
– New signing: Michael Burns. Position: Forward. More information.
– New signing: Chad Smith. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Fife Flyers (EIHL) – 50 games, 1 point, Kirkcaldy Kestrels (SNL) – 8 games, 14 points. More information.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Curtis Skip. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: University of Alberta-Augustana (CCAA). More information.
– New sponsor: The Ranch Hotel. Official post game venue for 2018. Replaces TGI Fridays Macquarie Centre which was the clubs venue in 2017. More information.

AIHL news: 18 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Sebastian Andersson. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: Hammarby IF (Hockeyettan) – 17 games, 0.907 save percentage. More information

CBR Brave
– New team staff: Johan Steenberg. Takes on the roles of Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. Formerly the goaltending coach of the Melbourne Ice (2014-2017). More information

Perth Thunder
– New signing: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Corsaires de Nantes (FFHG Division 1) – 34 games, 48 points

Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Bryan Kolodziejczyk. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Albatros de Brest (FFHG Division 1) – 40 games, 50 points. More information
– New sponsor: Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. New sponsor for the 2018 season. More information
– The Ice Dogs have partnered with Cheapskate Hockey to create a line of merchandise and a third jersey. The alternative jersey will feature a redesigned bulldog logo.

Sydney Ice Dogs (2018 alternative)

AIHL news: 13 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Harley Anderson. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Brisbane Blitz (AJIHL) – 14 games, 22 points. More information
– Re-signing: Glen Forbes-White. Position: Goaltender. Second season with the club, 1 AIHL game, 0.813 save percentage. More information.

CBR Brave
– New signing: Ainars Podzins. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 32 games, 20 points; Metallurg Novokuznetsk (VHL) – 13 games, 1 point. More information
– New signing: Channing Bresciani. Position: Defence. 2017-18 season: University of Manitoba (U Sports) – 24 games, 8 points. More information
– New signing: Chris Leveille. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Laval Rocket (AHL) – 6 games, 1 point; Brampton Beast (ECHL) – 64 games, 51 points. More information.
– New sponsor: The Signal Co. Wireless. New major sponsor, previously a player and post-game sponsor.

Melbourne Ice
– New signing: Dillon Lawrence. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 39 games, 6 points. More information

Sydney Bears
– Re-signing: Tyerell Clare. Position: Defence. Fourth season with the club, 71 AIHL games, 11 points.
– Re-signing: Adrian Esposito. Position: Forward. Fourteenth season with the club, 248 AIHL, 66 points.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– Re-signing: Strat Allen. Position: Forward. Fourth season with the club, 58 AIHL games, 67 points. More information.

Sydney Ice Dogs 2018 roster

The Sydney Ice Dogs have released the majority of their roster for the upcoming 2018 season with a few more signings to be announced at a later date.

New to the team are Nicholas Mizen (Newcastle Northstars), Jonatan Ruth (Newcastle Northstars), Aiden Sillato (Reach Rebels), Cameron Todd (Sydney Bears), Lee Turner (Penrith Raptors) and Geordie Wudrick (CBR Brave).

Goaltenders
Nicholas Mizen

Defencemen
Ilman Lee
Tomas Manco
James Marino
Shannon McGregor
Daniel Pataky

Forwards
Ellesse Carini
Billy Cliff
David Dunwoodie
Jonatan Ruth
Lachlan Schumak
Aiden Sillato
Alec Stephenson
Scott Stephenson
Todd Stephenson
Cameron Todd
Grant Toulmin
Lee Turner
Geordie Wudrick

AIHL news: 10 March 2018

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have signed forward Geordie Wudrick for the upcoming 2018 season. Wudrick has spent the last two seasons playing for the CBR Brave and before that played a season with the Newcastle Northstars. During the AIHL off-season Wudrick has been playing for EHC Berlin Blues of the German Regionalliga. For more information see the announcement from the club