Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

Canada Maples claim International Cup with three games to spare

The Canada Maples have claimed the 2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup after winning their fifth game in the nine game series. After going down the USA Eagles in Game 2 the Maples have not dropped a game since. The series resumes tonight at the Erina Ice Arena for Game 7.

For more information see the tournament website and Facebook page.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Canada Maples 7 – 3 USA Eagles (17:45, 2 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 2: Canada Maples 2 – 7 USA Eagles (15:30, 3 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 3: Canada Maples 8 – 3 USA Eagles (19:30, 6 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 4: Canada Maples 7 – 5 USA Eagles (19:30, 7 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 5: Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 9 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 6: Canada Maples 5 – 3 USA Eagles (15:30, 10 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 7: Canada Maples 10 – 5 USA Eagles (19:30, 12 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 8: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 14 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 9: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)

2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup gets underway

The 2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup got underway on Saturday with the Canada Maples defeating the USA Eagles 7-3 in Game 1. The series was then leveled yesterday with the USA Eagles claiming a 7-2 win in Game 2. The tournament is in its eighth year and runs from 2 July to 16 July with games being held at the Sydney Ice Arena and Erina Ice Arena. Last years tournament was won by the USA Eagles who defeated the Canada Maples five games to four.

For more information see the tournament website and Facebook page.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Canada Maples 7 – 3 USA Eagles (17:45, 2 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 2: Canada Maples 2 – 7 USA Eagles (15:30, 3 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 3: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 6 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 4: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 7 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 5: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 9 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 6: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (15:30, 10 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 7: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 12 July 2016, Erina Ice Arena)
– Game 8: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 14 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)
– Game 9: Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena)

Upcoming events in July

On top of the various ongoing leagues there are a few events taking place in the month of July.

The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic – Game 5website
(2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cupwebsite
(2 July 2016 to 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena and Erina Ice Arena)
2016 Syd Tange National Championshipwebsite
(6 July 2016 to 9 July 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena)
2016 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League – Series 2website
(8 July 2016 to 11 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
2016 Kurt DeFris National Championshipwebsite
(14 July 2016 to 17 July 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

USA Eagles win the 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The USA Eagles have won the 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup after defeating the Canada Maples 12-2 in Game 9 at the Sydney Ice Arena. The USA Eagles take the series five games to four and successfully defended their 2014 title which they won six games to three.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 10 USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 7 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 10 – 7 USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 9 USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 2 – 12 USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

Game 9 to determine the winner of the Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup remains tied after eight games. In Game 7 the Canada Maples defeated the USA Eagles 10-7 at the Erina Ice Arena while in Game 8 the USA Eagles beat Canada 9-6 to keep the series alive. Competition concludes on 11 July with Game 9 decider being held at the Sydney Ice Arena.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 10 USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 7 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 10 – 7 USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 9 USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

Australian International Ice Hockey Cup still level after six games

The 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup remains tied after six games. In Game 5 the Canada Maples defeated the USA Eagles 9-4 at the Sydney Ice Arena while in Game 6 the USA Eagles needed a shootout to beat Canada in order to keep the series tied up. Competition resumes on Wednesday with Game 7 being held at the Erina Ice Arena.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 10 USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 9 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 7 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

Australian International Ice Hockey Cup remains tied after four games

The 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup remains tied after four games. In Game 3 the Canada Maples defeated the USA Eagles 6-4 at the Erina Ice Arena. The following day the two teams returned to the Sydney Ice Arena where the USA Eagles recorded ten goals to the Canada Maples six to get their second win of the tournament. Competition resumes tomorrow with Game 5 being held at the Sydney Ice Arena.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 6 – 10 USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup gets underway

The 2015 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup got underway yesterday with the Canada Maples defeating the USA Eagles 4-3 following a shootout in Game One. The series was then leveled today with the USA Eagles claiming a 5-4 shootout win in Game Two. The tournament is in its seventh year and will run from 27 June to 11 July with games being held at the Sydney Ice Arena and the Erina Ice Arena. Last years tournament was won by the USA Eagles who defeated the Canada Maples six games to three.

For a brief history on the tournament see our article from last years tournament.

Also see the tournaments official website and Facebook page.

Schedule:

  • Canada Maples 4 – 3 SO USA Eagles (17:45, 27 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples 4 – 5 SO USA Eagles (15:30, 28 June 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 1 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 2 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 4 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (15:30, 5 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 8 July 2015, Erina Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (19:30, 9 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)
  • Canada Maples – USA Eagles (17:45, 11 July 2015, Sydney Ice Arena)

Note: No game cards have been made available for the tournament so far.

Rosters:
Canada Maples

USA Eagles

Sydney Ice Arena site development approved

The Hills Shire Times have reported that The Hills Shire councillors have approved plans to develop the site on which the Sydney Ice Arena sits. The plan submitted by the owners Hillsong and develops Capital Corp outlines the intention to replace the ice arena with a 20-storey development.

The Sydney Ice Arena is currently home to the Sydney Bears and the Norwest Emperors Ice Hockey Club, and hosts the Australian International Ice Hockey Cup along with the Erina Ice Arena. The plans have also left the home arena for the Bears in doubt for the upcoming 2015 AIHL season, with their home venue currently listed as “to be announced” on the draft schedule released by the AIHL.

For more information see the article by the Hills Shire Times.

USA Eagles Win the 2014 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup

The 2014 Australian International Ice Hockey Cup finished just over a week ago with the USA Eagles defeating the Canada Maples six games to three. The International Ice Hockey Cup runs over two weeks and features players from Canada and the USA, as well as invited players from Europe, with games played out the Erina Ice Arena and the Sydney Ice Arena. A slight name change was made for 2014 with the Canadian Maples being renamed to the Canada Maples.

For more information on the Australian International Ice Hockey Cup see their website or have a read of the brief history below.

  • Canada Maples 7 – 6 USA Eagles (17:45, 28 June 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • Canada Maples 9 – 8 USA Eagles (15:30, 29 June 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 10 – 6 Canada Maples (19:30, 2 July 2014, Erina Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 14 – 8 Canada Maples (19:30, 3 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • Canada Maples 6 – 4 USA Eagles (17:45, 5 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 5 – 4 Canada Maples (15:30, 6 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 5 – 3 Canada Maples (19:30, 9 July 2014, Erina Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 7 – 2 Canada Maples (19:30, 10 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).
  • USA Eagles 6 – 3 Canada Maples (17:45, 12 July 2014, Sydney Ice Arena).

Scoring leaders (top 20):

# Name Team GP G A PTS PIM
8 Joseph Harcharik USA Eagles 9 12 14 26 2
22 Anton Lennartsson USA Eagles 9 10 12 22 2
57 Sean Fischer Canada Maples 9 10 9 19 2
10 Michael Raynee USA Eagles 9 8 10 18 0
24 Daniel Nielsen Canada Maples 9 9 8 17 2
21 Jonas Nilsson USA Eagles 9 7 10 17 2
77 Hannes Olander Canada Maples 9 6 10 16 0
7 Mario Passarelli USA Eagles 9 6 6 12 5
11 Gordon Campfield USA Eagles 9 7 4 11 2
32 Moritz Israel Canada Maples 9 2 6 8 2
39 Johan Ohland Canada Maples 9 2 6 8 4
6 Ricky Helmbrecht USA Eagles 6 2 6 8 6
31 Matias Sandberg USA Eagles 9 6 1 7 2
35 Lukas Vaic Canada Maples 4 4 3 7 2
38 Gerritt Bettencourt Canada Maples 9 3 4 7 0
36 Simon Nielson Canada Maples 9 2 5 7 4
71 Spencer Mehlenbacher Canada Maples 9 4 2 6 0
30 Vladislav Lapshin USA Eagles 9 3 3 6 4
24 Filip Hultberg USA Eagles 9 1 5 6 0
50 Brady Johnston Canada Maples 9 0 6 6 5

A brief history
The Australian International Ice Hockey Cup was formed in 2009 to provide a place of competition for the Central Coast Rhinos who left the AIHL after the end of the 2008 season. The 2009 season consisted of four teams; the Rhinos, Canadian Maples, USA Eagles and the Euro Stars. The Maples won the playoffs defeating the Rhinos 7 – 4. The following season the Euro Stars were replaced by the Sydney Giants and the Maples went on to win the 2010 Cup, again defeating the Rhinos in the final. In 2011 the competition grew to five teams with the addition of a second Canadian team, the Toronto Moose. This also resulted in the Canadian Maples being renamed the Montreal Maples. The USA Eagles defeated the Rhinos in the finals, winning their first title and left the Rhinos as runners-up for three years straight. The 2012 season saw the Sydney Giants disbanded, leaving four teams to contest the Cup. The USA Eagles defeated the Montreal Maples 6 – 5 in the final, while the Rhinos finished the tournament in last place. Heading into 2013 the tournament was intially set to feature the same four teams as the 2012 tournament, however due to the recent success of the International Ice Hockey Australian Tour which features Canada versus USA the tournament was reorganised. The organisers dropped both the Toronto Moose and the Central Coast Rhinos from the tournament and renamed the Montreal Maples back to their original name of the Canadian Maples. The tournament schedule featured the Maples versus the USA Eagles in eight games with the Maples winning the tournament seven games to one.