Sydney Ice Dogs

Ice Dogs sign Paul and Tim Crowder

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian forwards Paul Crowder and Tim Crowder. The two brothers have been playing the 2018-19 season in the Elite Ice Hockey League with Paul currently signed with Fife Flyers and Tim with Coventry Blaze. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Macquarie Ice rink spared demolition

AMP Capital have announced that they will no longer go ahead with the planned demolition of the Macquarie Ice Rink. Community consultation instead led to AMP Capital announcing that any future development to Macquarie Centre will include an Olympic-sized ice rink. For more information see the announcement from Macquarie Centre.

Ice Dogs sign Bartus

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signed of American goaltender Garrett Bartus for the 2019 season. Bartus has spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in the ECHL where he currently has a save percentage of 0.891 from 22 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Macquarie Ice Rink demolition on hold

The application to demolish the Macquarie Ice Rink in 2020 has been put on hold following community reaction. AMP Capital, the owners of the Macquarie Centre where the rink is located, will now seek consultation from the community and stakeholders before coming to a final decision. For more information see the announcement from the Sydney Ice Dogs.

Macquarie Ice Rink scheduled for demolition in 2020

It has been announced that the Macquarie Ice Rink, home of the Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs, will be demolished in 2020. The planned demolition will however have no impact on the 2019 AIHL season with both clubs playing their full home schedule out of Macquarie. No announcement has yet been made on where the two clubs will be based for the 2020 season.

Further information:
AIHL announcement
Macquarie Ice Rink announcement
Sydney Bears announcement
Sydney Ice Dogs announcement

Sydney Ice Dogs 2018 awards

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced their 2018 club awards. For more information see the article from the club.

– Most Valuable Player: Grant Toulmin
– Highest Point Scorer: Geordie Wudrick
– Best Defenseman: Shannon McGregor
– Best Local Player: Todd Stephenson
– Most Improved: Aiden Sillato
– Coach’s Award: Tomas Manco
– Player’s Player: Curtis Skip
– Sportsmanship Award: Jonatan Ruth

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.