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Perth Sharks to play All Stars team

The Perth Sharks have announced that they will take on an All Stars team in two exhibition games at Cockburn Ice Arena on 8 April and 15 April. The two games are being held as a celebration of their silver medal at the 2016-17 AJIHL playoffs as well as a goodbye to the 1996 players. For more information see their Facebook page.

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 5 & Playoffs

The Adelaide Generals have won the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League playoffs, defeating the Perth Sharks 5-3 in the final. The Generals also took out the regular season title after finishing in first place, two points ahead of the Brisbane Blitz. After the completion of the final round of regular season games the top four teams advanced to the playoffs with the first placed Generals drawn against the fourth placed Sabres and the second placed Blitz drawn against the third placed Sharks. The Generals won their semifinal match shutting out the Sabres 5-0 and advanced to the final against the Sharks who had defeated the Blitz 5-2. The Generals went on to win the final while the Sabres defeated the Blitz 6-3 to take the bronze medal. The regular season and playoff titles are the first for the Generals who joined the league this season after playing in the Tier 2 competition in 2015-16.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website and get livestreams on the Ice Hockey South Australia Facebook page.

Round 5 results
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 4 Adelaide Generals (17:45, 30 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 5 – 2 Brisbane Blitz (19:30, 30 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3 – 8 Sydney Sabres (07:15, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3 – 7 Adelaide Generals (09:00, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 11 – 5 Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack (14:15, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 3 Adelaide Generals (17:45, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 3 Perth Sharks (06:00, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 2 – 10 Melbourne Glaciers (07:45, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Playoffs
– SF: Adelaide Generals 5 – 0 Sydney Sabres (15:45, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– SF: Brisbane Blitz 2 – 5 Perth Sharks (17:30, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– BMG: Sydney Sabres 6 – 3 Brisbane Blitz (08:15, 2 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– GMG: Adelaide Generals 5 – 3 Perth Sharks (10:00, 2 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 7 5 0 1 1 16
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 0 5 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 1 1 0 5 5

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 7 6 0 0 1 18
Perth Sharks 7 4 0 0 3 12
Melbourne Glaciers 7 2 0 0 5 6

League standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 7 6 0 0 1 18
Brisbane Blitz 7 5 0 1 1 16
Perth Sharks 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 0 5 6
Melbourne Glaciers 7 2 0 0 5 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 1 1 0 5 5

Last updated 2 April 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season update

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming Round 5 to be held in Adelaide. The round will feature all six teams of the league competing in a total of nine games from 30 March to 1 April at the Adelaide Ice Arena. Each team will compete in three games against teams of the opposing conference. Following the completion of the remaining regular season games the top four teams from a combined league standings will advance to the playoffs.

The earlier reported three additional regular season games played by the Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres in February have been reclassified as exhibition games. The two teams took part in the three games during February in order to keep active due to neither teams having any training sessions.

The league will abandon the conference standings for the draw of the playoffs, opting to combine the teams into a single league standings. This is despite the fact that the teams will have competed in two games against teams within their conference and one game against teams in the opposing conference. We apologise for the number of changes made during the season however information has been hard to come by due to the lack of communication from the league.

Regular season schedule:
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (17:45, 30 March 2017)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz (19:30, 30 March 2017)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres (07:15, 31 March 2017)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Adelaide Generals (09:00, 31 March 2017)
– Brisbane Blitz – Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 31 March 2017)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (14:15, 31 March 2017)
– Brisbane Blitz – Adelaide Generals (17:45, 31 March 2017)
– Sydney Sabres – Perth Sharks (06:00, 1 April 2017)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Melbourne Glaciers (07:45, 1 April 2017)

Playoffs schedule:
– SF: 1st Place – 4th Place (15:45, 1 April 2017)
– SF: 2nd Place – 3rd Place (17:30, 1 April 2017)
– BMG: Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (08:15, 2 April 2017)
– GMG: Winner SF1 – Winner SF1 (10:00, 2 April 2017)

Last updated 9 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Wolf Pack defeating the Sydney Sabres in both games of their double header at the Penrith Ice Palace. The games, which are classified as exhibition games, result in no change to the Brisbane/Sydney Conference standings.

The next known games are set to be held in Adelaide from 30 March to 1 April with a round-robin format followed by semifinals and a grand final. The Adelaide Generals and Sydney Wolf Pack are currently confirmed with other states yet to be announced. The upcoming games may also see the conference system abandoned for a single league standings. We have opted to leave it as is pending the announcement of the remaining league schedule or confirmation from the league.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 4 results
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 3 SO Sydney Sabres (17:00, 11 February 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 2 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 12 February 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 4 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sabres defeating the Sydney Wolf Pack at the Penrith Ice Palace. The game, which is classed as an exhibition game, results in no change to the Brisbane/Sydney Conference standings. The two Sydney teams will battle it out again in an exhibition double header at the Penrith Ice Palace on 11 and 12 February.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 3 results
– Sydney Wolf Pack 0 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 5 February 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 4 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks. The Generals lead the Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference after four games and leads the league overall, two points ahead of the Brisbane Blitz. Competition resumes on 5 February with the Sydney Wolf Pack taking on the Sydney Sabres at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 2 results
– Adelaide Generals 10 – 2 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 26 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 6 – 3 Perth Sharks (08:00, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 0 – 8 Adelaide Generals (18:15, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals 9 – 1 Melbourne Glaciers (11:15, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 3 Perth Sharks (14:00, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4 – 5 Adelaide Generals (07:00, 29 January 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 1 February 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season update: Games & Teams

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming Round 2 of the 2016-17 season. Round 2 will feature the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks. Due to the reformatted competition both the Melbourne Whalers and Perth Pelicans have been folded by their respective State associations to allow for the growth into the new cities.

Round 2 of the 2016-17 season will take place in Perth at the Cockburn Ice Arena, Perth Ice Arena and the Xtreme Ice Arena and will run from 26 January to 29 January.

Schedule
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 26 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (08:00, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (18:15, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (08:00, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (16:45, 28 January 2017, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (07:00, 29 January 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf. The Blitz lead the Brisbane/Canberra/Sydney Conference standings, five points ahead of the second placed Wolf Pack. Details for Round 2 and the rest of the season have yet to be released and will be updated as the information becomes known.

It was earlier announced that last years Tier 2 competition had merged with the main competition and that the league would be split into two conferences. The regular season would then be restructured to consist of conference based tournaments hosted in each city. Due to a lack of information it is still unclear as to whether Melbourne and Perth will be fielding one or two teams. The teams for Adelaide and Canberra are also yet to be confirmed.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 1 results:
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 5 Sydney Sabres (19:15, 15 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 9 – 1 Sydney Sabres (15:15, 16 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 4 – 1 Sydney Wolf Pack (06:45, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 7 – 1 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 6 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (07:30, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 18 December 2016

Sabres and Wolf Pack announce 2016-17 rosters

The Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack have announced their team rosters for the upcoming 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season. The schedule for the season has yet to be released but is expected to start mid-December or January.

Sydney Sabres
Nick Air
James Barton
Ellesse Carini
– Lachlan Good
Joey Gunner
Mohak Issar
Joshua Kleipas
Liam Manwarring
– Austin Matthews
Nathan Moncrieff
Branson Moore
Jack Ransome
Tim Russell
– Hayden Savage
Kory Sheridan
Aiden Sillato
Dale Tilsted
Jayden Whitbread
Charles Yole
– Coach: Jimmy Dufour
– Coach: Jason Kvisle

Sydney Wolf Pack
– Alberic Benjamin
– Ignacy Benjamin
Danny Blazevic
– Liam Chalker
Alex Elias
Harrison Good
Jake Knott
Brendan Kong
– Matthew Kopp
Dylan Lavery
Lachlan McKenzie
Tom Roberts
– Alex Ross
– Luca Tramonte
– James Urweiss
Nicholas Weiland
Luke Zvonicek
– Coach: Michelle Cox
– Coach: Amelia Matheson

Update on the 2016-17 AJIHL season

Further updates have come to light regarding the 2016-17 AJIHL season. Last years Tier 2 teams have been moved up to the main competition with the league splitting into two conferences. The first conference will involve Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide while the second will consist of Brisbane, Canberra and two Sydney teams. An earlier announcement by Ice Hockey NSW had mentioned that Perth would field two teams however this is yet to be confirmed. While Victoria had been expected to drop to one team however Ice Hockey Victoria is yet to make a final decision on whether they will field one or two teams in the competition.

Due to the increased number of states competing in this years competition the format has been altered in order to keep costs down. The regular season will consist of conference based tournaments hosted in each city. The tournaments are expected to take place in January, February and March/April. Finals between all of the participating states will be hosted by the higher ranked teams.