Wilson Cup

Sydney Bears retain Wilson Cup

The Sydney Bears have retained the Wilson Cup following their 5-3 defeat of the Sydney Ice Dogs on 4 August. The Wilson Cup is usually awarded to the winner of a pre-season tournament held between the three New South Wales based AIHL clubs. This year however the normal pre-season tournament was cancelled due to the number of players competing overseas and the relocation of the Bears and Ice Dogs to the Macquarie Ice Rink. As a result the Wilson Cup was re-purposed to be awarded to the winner of the four game regular season series between the Bears and Ice Dogs, leaving out the Northstars.

The series finished with two wins for each team and both with an equal goal difference of zero. The Wilson Cup was therefor retained by the Bears, having won the 2016 cup.

Results
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (22 April 2017)
– Sydney Bears 0-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (10 June 2017)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Sydney Bears (15 July 2017)
– Sydney Bears 5-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (4 August 2017)

Wilson Cup unlikely for 2017

The Sydney Bears have announced that it unlikely that the Wilson Cup tournament will be held in 2017 citing a high workload in relation to their move to the Macquarie Ice Rink. The Wilson Cup was founded in 2007 as a pre-season tournament for the New South Wales based AIHL clubs. The tournament has been held on six occasions, from 2007 to 2009 and 2014 to 2016. The Bears won the 2016 edition, defeating the Sydney Ice Dogs 3-1 in the final.

Bears win 2016 Wilson Cup

The Sydney Bears have won the 2016 Wilson Cup after defeating the Sydney Ice Dogs 3-1 at the Penrith Ice Palace. The win gives the Bears their third Wilson Cup title, having previously won in 2007 and 2008.

– Final: Sydney Bears 3 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 16 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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2016 Wilson Cup: Game 5 & 6

The Sydney Bears have defeated the Newcastle North Stars 5-3 in Game 5 of the 2016 Wilson Cup. The win gives the Bears their third win from as many games while defending champions, the North Stars, finish the tournament without a win.

In Game 6 the Sydney Ice Dogs defeated the Sydney Bears 2-1 following a shootout. The Bears opened the scoring with five minutes to go in the second period with a goal from Tomas Landa. The Ice Dogs left it to the last minute of regular time to respond with the equaliser before going on to win in the shootout.

The two teams will meet again next week for the final of the Wilson Cup which will be held on 16 April at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Sydney Bears 2 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (18:15, 19 March 2016, Penrith Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs 5 – 1 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 20 March 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Game 3: Newcastle North Stars 1 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 2 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Game 4: Sydney Bears 5 – 0 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace) – Forfeit
– Game 5: Newcastle North Stars 3 – 5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 1 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 April 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Final: Sydney Bears v Sydney Ice Dogs (16 April 2016, 17:00, 16 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings after Game 6:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 4 3 0 1 0 13 6 10
Sydney Ice Dogs 4 2 1 0 1 10 5 8
Newcastle North Stars 4 0 0 0 4 5 17 0

2016 Wilson Cup: Game 3

The Sydney Ice Dogs have defeated the Newcastle North Stars 2-1 in Game 3 of the 2016 Wilson Cup. The loss for the North Stars means they are no longer able to qualify for the final. Earlier in the week the North Stars were forced to forfeit their game against the Sydney Bears on 3 April due to a lack of players. The last two games of the round robin get underway next weekend while the final between the Bears and Ice Dogs is scheduled for 16 April.

For more information on Game 3 see the article by Ellie-Marie Watts.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Sydney Bears 2 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (18:15, 19 March 2016, Penrith Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs 5 – 1 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 20 March 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Game 3: Newcastle North Stars 1 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 2 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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– Game 4: Sydney Bears 0 – 5 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace) – Forfeit
– Game 5: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs – Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 April 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (16 April 2016, 17:00, 16 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings after Game 4:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 2 2 0 0 0 7 1 6
Sydney Ice Dogs 3 2 0 0 1 8 4 6
Newcastle North Stars 3 0 0 0 3 2 12 0

2016 Wilson Cup: North Stars forfeit Game 4

The Newcastle North Stars have been forced to forfeit their upcoming game against the Sydney Bears due to a lack of players. A scheduling conflict with their East Coast Super League (ECSL) club meant the North Stars would not have a full team to travel to Penrith to take on the Bears. As a result of the forfeit the game has been declared a 5-0 to the Bears. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Game 3 between the Ice Dogs and the North Stars will go ahead as normal.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Sydney Bears 2 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (18:15, 19 March 2016, Penrith Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs 5 – 1 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 20 March 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Game 3: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 2 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Game 4: Sydney Bears 0 – 5 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace) – Forfeit
– Game 5: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs – Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 April 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (16 April 2016, 17:00, 16 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings after Game 1, 2 and 4:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 2 2 0 0 0 7 1 6
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 6 3 3
Newcastle North Stars 2 0 0 0 2 1 10 0

2016 Wilson Cup: Game 1 & 2

The Sydney Bears have defeated the Sydney Ice Dogs in Game 1 of the 2016 Wilson Cup. The first two periods of the game remained scoreless before Michael Schlamp scored the opener in the third period on a power play with assists from Tomas Landa and Brian Funes. Schlamp then scored the Bears second on a breakaway before David Dunwoodie got on back for the Ice Dogs.

In Game 2 the Ice Dogs defeated the Newcastle North Stars 5-1. The Ice Dogs opened the scoring with Scott Clemie of assists from Strat Allen and Remy Sandoy. They then extended their lead in the second with a goal by Adam Kimbley before the North Stars got one back to take the score to 2-1. Scott Stephenson scored the Ice Dogs third goal with the second period ending with a score of 3-1. Late in the third Kane Spence scored the Ice Dogs fourth goal which was followed by a fifth from Strat Allen.

Competition resumes on 2 April with the North Stars hosting the Ice Dogs in Newcastle.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Sydney Bears 2 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (18:15, 19 March 2016, Penrith Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs 5 – 1 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 20 March 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Game 3: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 2 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Game 4: Sydney Bears – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Game 5: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs – Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 April 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (16 April 2016, 17:00, 16 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings after Game 2:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 6 3 3
Newcastle North Stars 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0

2016 Wilson Cup schedule announced

The 2016 Wilson Cup is scheduled to begin on 19 March with the Sydney Bears taking on the Sydney Ice Dogs at the Penrith Ice Arena. The Wilson Cup, founded in 2007, involves the three New South Wales teams of the Australian Ice Hockey League and was won last year by the Newcastle North Stars. The 2016 edition will be a double round-robin schedule followed by a final between the two highest ranked teams.

For the history on the tournament see the Wikipedia article.

Schedule

  • Game 1: Sydney Bears – Sydney Ice Dogs (18:15, 19 March 2016, Penrith Ice Arena)
  • Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 20 March 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
  • Game 3: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 2 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
  • Game 4: Sydney Bears – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
  • Game 5: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 April 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
  • Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs – Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 April 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
  • Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (16 April 2016, 17:00, 16 April 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

North Stars win 2015 Wilson Cup

The Newcastle North Stars have won the 2015 Wilson Cup after defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. The win gives the North Stars their first Wilson Cup title, having last year finished runners-up to the Sydney Ice Dogs.

  • Final: Newcastle North Stars 4 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card

2015 Wilson Cup: Game 5 & 6

The final two games of the round-robin have finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and the Sydney Ice Dogs. Following their win on Saturday the North Stars qualified for the final against the Sydney Bears who had already locked in their place last week.

More information: Newcastle North Stars confirm Wilson Cup final berth by Ellie-Marie Watts

2015 Wilson Cup Schedule:

  • Game 1: Sydney Bears 5 – 3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 15 March 2015, Penrith Ice Arena). Game Card
  • Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 28 March 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink). Game Card
  • Game 3: Newcastle North Stars 5 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 March 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Game 4: Sydney Bears 6 – 0 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 5 April 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card
  • Game 5: Newcastle North Stars 4 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 1 SO Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 12 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Final: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings after Game 6:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 4 3 0 0 1 17 9 9
Newcastle North Stars 4 2 0 1 1 10 12 7
Sydney Ice Dogs 4 0 1 0 3 8 14 2