AIHL news: 18 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have signed Canadian defencemance Morgan McNeill as their fifth import for the 2017 season. McNeill has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Bouctouche JCs of the North East Senior Hockey League where he recorded 11 points in 27 games. McNeill had original signed with the Adelaide Red Wings to play in the South Australian Premier League however he has been picked up by the Adrenaline while they wait for their goaltender Tyler Steel to finish his season in the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Nick Rivait for the 2017 season. Rivait has spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League were he recorded 21 points in 50 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 17 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
Greg Oddy has announced that he has stepped down from the position of captain prior to the start of the 2017 season. Oddy held the captaincy of the Adrenaline since their formation in 2008 and also held it for two seasons for the Adelaide Avalanche from 2006 to 2007. His replacement will be named on 21 April at the Adrenaline’s jersey presentation night. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 16 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Tyler Steel for the 2017 season. Steel has spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League where he finished the regular season with a 0.914 save percentage from 35 games. Steel will join the club upon the completion of the Havoc’s season which is currently in the second round of the playoffs. For more information see the club announcement.

AIHL news: 15 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have defeated the Ice Hockey South Australia All Star team 9-1 in their exhibition match at the Adelaide Ice Arena. The match was held as part of the Hockey Day in Adelaide event which also featured a live stream of an NHL match, public skating with the Adrenaline and Adelaide Rush players and a Come ‘N’ Try Hockey session.

Melbourne Mustangs
Michael McMahon will take over the captaincy for the 2017 season. MacMahon replaces Patrick O’Kane who held the position in the 2016 season. Jamie Bourke will return as one of the clubs alternate captains. Brendan McDowell and Patrick O’Kane will serve as the teams other alternate captains replacing Sean Jones.

Northstars announce 2017 roster

The Northstars have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Joe Harcharik, Zane Jones, Steven Kuhn, Matt Marantz, Felix-Antoine Poulin, Hayden Sheard and Charlie Smart. While players dropped from the team are Dayne Davis, Brandon Greenside, Josh Harris, Connor McLaughlin, Harley Quinton-Jones, Scott Swiston and Brandon Wong.

Goaltenders
#31 Charlie Smart
#33 Nick Mizen

Defensemen
#3 Mathew Lindsay (A)
#5 John Kennedy Jr
#16 Jayson Chalker
#20 Robert Malloy (C)
#22 Matt Taylor
#23 Matt Wetini (A)
#25 David Ferrari
#44 Felix-Antoine Poulin (I)
#58 Hayden Sheard

Forwards
#8 Hamish Powell
#9 Matt Marantz (I)
#11 Tim Stanger
#12 Joe Harcharik (I)
#15 Beau Taylor
#24 Jonatan Ruth
#26 Zane Jones
#27 Liam Manwarring
#71 Shane Southwood
#91 Pat Nadin
#96 Steven Kuhn (I)

Staff

Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
Assistant coach: Joey Theriault

AIHL news: 13 April 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced new and returning sponsors for the 2017 season. Returning sponsors include allinsure, Coordinate, McDonald’s ACT, and Anytime Fitness who has increased their support to be a major sponsor. The clubs new sponsor is the Tuggeranong Hyperdome who comes on as a major sponsor for 2017. The ACT Government and Active Canberra will also continue their support of the National League Team Program.

Perth Thunder
Jamie Woodman will take over the captaincy for the 2017 season. Woodman replaces Sam Wilson in the position who has held it since the club joined the league in 2012. Andrew Cox will return as one of the clubs alternate captains, while Per Daniel Goransson replaces Jordan Kyros as the second alternate captain. For more information see the announcement from club.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian forward Steven Kuhn for the 2017 season. Kuhn has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne of the French Division 1 where he has recorded 20 points in 24 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of Canadian forward Tyler Noseworthy for the 2017 season. Noseworthy has spent the 2016-17 season playing in the Federal Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League, and the North East Senior Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

CBR Brave announce 2017 roster

The Brave have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Brian Bales, Corey Banks, Matt Buskas, Will Bourgault, Nick Eckhardt, Dominic Jalbert, Bayley Kubara and Toby Kubara. While players dropped from the team are Art Bidlevskii, Zachary Boyle, Nicola Brandi, Harrison Byers, Timothy Cox, Matthew Gilpin, Mathieu Guertin, Ryan Johnson, Matti Luoma, Luke Moore and Neal Prokop.

Goaltender
#20 Alexandre Tetreault
#35 Aleksi Toivonen
#38 Nickolas Eckhardt

Forwards
#13 Luke Philps
#15 Casey Kubara
#16 Tyler Kubara
#18 Mitchell Henning
#19 Jordan Gavin
#21 Jordon Brunt
#42 Brian Bales
#64 Kai Miettinen
#73 Stephen Blunden (I)
#77 Tom Letki
#85 Toby Kubara
#88 Geordie Wudrick (I)
– Corey Banks
Will Bourgault

Defenceman
#7 Bayley Kubara
#12 Mark Rummukainen
#17 James Byers
#24 Jan Safar (I)
#25 Matt Buskas (I)
#71 Dominic Jalbert (I)
#81 Matthew Harvey

AIHL news: 12 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
Power Play Sports have re-signed as the official equipment supplier of the Adrenaline for the upcoming season.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Felix-Antoine Poulin for the 2017 season. Poulin has spent the 2016-17 playing for the Dundee Stars in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he has recorded 51 points in 55 games. Prior to joining Dundee Poulin spent a season and a half with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 11 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Zachary Boyle for the 2017 season. Boyle spent the 2016 season playing for the CBR Brave where he recorded nine points in 29 games. Boyle previously played for the Adrenaline in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced a partnership with MyLeadPod, an automated business reward program.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed American forward Jackson Brewer for the upcoming 2017 season. Brewer spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he recorded 41 points in 43 games. During the 2015-16 season Brewer spent time at three other SPHL clubs, the Knowville Ice Bears, Huntsville Havoc and Macon Mayhem, and was loaned out briefly out the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Damien Ketlo for the upcoming season. Ketlo spent the 2016-17 playing in his fifth season for the University of Lethbridge of the U Sports system, recording a 0.881 save percentage in six games. Prior to joining the University of Lethbridge Ketlo had a brief stint with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL in the 2011-12 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.