The Sydney Wolf Pack have released their roster for the 2017-18 AJIHL season. The Wolf Pack kick of the season in a double header against the Sydney Sabres on 2 and 3 December at the Penrith Ice Palace.
– The Sharks have announced that they will hold a second and final tryout on 20 November at the Perth Ice Arena. For more information see the club’s event listing. The Sharks kick of their season on 9 December when they host the Melbourne Glaciers.
– The two conferences of the league have been named the Northern Division and Southern Division. The Northern Division consists of the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Southern Division consists of the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks.
Sydney Sabres & Sydney Wolf Pack
– Ice Hockey NSW will hold tryouts for the Sabres and Wolf Pack teams on 5 November at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. Both teams kick of their 2017-18 season on 2 December at the Penrith Ice Palace.
Round 1 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Adelaide Generals defeating the Melbourne Glaciers three games to nil. The Generals out-shot the Glaciers 18-3 over the weekend, keeping the Glaciers scoreless until game three. Competition resumes on 2 December with the Glaciers hosting the Generals at the O’Brien Group Arena and the Sydney Sabres take on the Sydney Wolf Pack in Penrith.
– The Blitz have changed the date of their second training camp to 2 November. Their first on 25 October remains unchanged. The Blitz kick off their 2017-18 season on 9 December in Sydney.
Some further details on the 2017-18 season have been announced. All six teams from last season will return after the Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack were confirmed. The competition will remain split into two conferences, Brisbane/Sydney and Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth. Each team will compete in a home and away round against the teams within their conference. Each round is expected to consist of three games. Still to be confirmed are the dates of Glaciers and Generals round in Melbourne, the venue for the Sydney v Brisbane rounds, which Sydney team the Blitz will face in each round and the Sydney v Sydney rounds. The finals weekend will see a final round of the regular season with teams competing in three games against the teams from the opposing conference. Assuming the same format as last season the top four will then proceed to the playoffs.
– Adelaide Generals v Melbourne Glaciers. 21-22 October, Adelaide Ice Arena
– Perth Sharks v Melbourne Glaciers. 9-10 December, Cockburn Ice Arena
– A Sydney team v Brisbane Blitz. 9-10 December, venue not confirmed
– A Sydney team v Brisbane Blitz. 16-17 December, venue not confirmed
– Perth Sharks v Adelaide Generals. 10-11 February, Cockburn Ice Arena and Xtreme Ice Arena
– Melbourne Glaciers v Perth Sharks. 18-19 February, O’Brien Group Arena
– Brisbane Blitz v A Sydney team. 24-25 February, Iceworld Boondall
– Adelaide Generals v Perth Sharks. 3-4 March, Adelaide Ice Arena
– Brisbane Blitz v A Sydney team. 10-11 March, Iceworld Boondall
– Finals: 15-18 March, O’Brien Group Arena
– The Blitz have named Ben Spillane as their assistant coach and Marcelle Tripp as manager and medic for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Spillane and Tripp join Sebastien Gobeil on the team staff after Gobeil was named head coach last week.
– Ice Hockey WA have named their team staff for the upcoming 2017-18 AJIHL season. Dave Ruck has been named as head coach with Alastair Punler as his assistant. Gill McLean has been named team manager.
– The team will hold one tryout session before naming their roster. This will be held on 13 November at the Perth Ice Arena.
– Cockburn Ice Arena will serve as the venue for the first Perth tournament of the season. The tournament will run on 9 and 10 December with the Sharks competing against the Adelaide Generals.
The details of the first three games of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season have been released. The games will be held on 21 and 22 October at the Adelaide Ice Arena between the Adelaide Generals and Melbourne Glaciers.
– Game 1: Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 21 October 2017)
– Game 2: Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (09:00, 22 October 2017)
– Game 3: Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (15:00, 22 October 2017)