Australia to send six players to the 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Ice Hockey Australia have announced the players who will represent Australia at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games. Australia have been allocated an additional four positions for the Individual Skills Challenge following the two that were awarded to Nikki Sharp and Riley Langille as the highest ranked Australian qualifiers. In the women’s competition Ebony Brunt, Molly Lukowiak and Courtney Mahoney all received a spot after finishing ranked 25th, 44th and 78th respectively in the Individual Skills Challenge qualifications. In the men’s competition Sai Lake received a spot after finishing 84th in qualifications. Andrew Brunt and Sandra Langille have been named as team officials for the Games.

Further information:
Ice Hockey Australia post
YOG Skills Challenge Results on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Women on IIHF.com
Global Skills Challenge – Ranking Men on IIHF.com

Related:
Sharp and Langille qualify for 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Adelaide Generals 2019-20 roster

The Adelaide Generals have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Nicholas Bowe, Tyler Boyle, Joseph Maatouk, Noah Maley, Morris O’Handley, Connor Smith, Zachary Steele (from Banff Hockey Academy Prep) and Matúš Trnka (from HC Presov U16).

While dropped from the roster are Nathaniel Benson (to Carleton Place Jr. Canadians), Brandon Hodge, Jake Hazel, Jolyon Oakey, Neil Opolentisima, Dylan Pope, Sebastian Smith and Byron Tschuma.

Roster
#1 Jeremy Friederich
#2 Brad Chenoweth
#5 Kyle Clark
#6 Tyler Boyle
#8 Morris O’Handley
#11 Connor Smith
#15 Noah Maley
#17 Andrew Chen
#32 Matúš Trnka
#35 Nicholas Bowe
#43 Craig Meharry
#57 Cameron Pope
#61 Joseph Maatouk
#65 Timothy Benson
#75 Ambrose Foster
#81 Zachary Steele

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sirens and Adelaide Rush. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, edging out the second placed Rush on goal difference. Next week the Brisbane Goannas host the Rush in a double header at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 3–2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–7 Adelaide Rush (16:00, 23 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Adelaide Rush (09:30, 24 November 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 3–1 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 6 6 0 0 0 18
Adelaide Rush 6 6 0 0 0 18
Melbourne Ice 4 1 0 0 3 3
Brisbane Goannas 6 1 0 0 5 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 24 November 2019

2019-20 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019-20 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sabres defeating the Melbourne Glaciers in all three games at the O’Brien Icehouse. Following their wins the Sabres move to the top of the standings, six points ahead of the second placed Sydney Wolf Pack. Competition resumes on 7 December with the Brisbane Blitz hosting the Wolf Pack at Iceworld Boondall.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 5-3 Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres 6-3 Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres 6-0 Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sabres 4 3 0 0 1 9
Sydney Wolf Pack 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Glaciers 3 0 0 0 3 0
Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 24 November 2019

Melbourne Glaciers 2019-20 roster

The Melbourne Glaciers have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Mitchell Bonollo (from Niagara Whalers), Michael Breedveld, Josh Buzza, Lachlan Cincotta, Daniel Esposito, Lucas Ferrier, Codey Funston, Logan Gallacher, Matt Hochmann, Taylor Luck, Cooper Metcalf, Tim Nikitin, Joshua Van Douwen and Max West-Testa.

While dropped from the roster are Gavin Birchler, Jakob Doornbos (to Windsor Aces), Jack Hayes, Isaac Norris, Jhye Redapple, Elijah Sutton and Hamish Young.

Roster
Mitchell Bonollo
Michael Breedveld (G)
– Josh Buzza (G)
Lachlan Cincotta
Evan Connard (A)
Daniel Esposito
– Lucas Ferrier
Codey Funston
Logan Gallacher
Jacob Haley (C)
Matt Hochmann
Ari Horgen
Jeff Hu (A)
Bobby Huang
Matt Knox
Denis Levin
Taylor Luck
A.J. McConville
Cooper Metcalf
Tim Nikitin
Christian Pansino
Damon Parolin (A)
Samuel Sweatman
Joshua Van Douwen
Elijah West-Testa
– Max West-Testa

Staff
– Head coach: Michael Flaherty
– Assistant coach: Jamie Hodic
– Team manager: Sean McConville
– Equipment manager/State commissioner: Mario Pansino

2019-20 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2019-20 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Wolf Pack defeating Sydney Sabres in the only game of the round. Following their win the Wolf Pack take first place on the standings. Next week the Melbourne Glaciers host the Sabres in a three game series at the O’Brien Icehouse.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 3-4 Sydney Wolf Pack (15:30, 17 November 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 1 1 0 0 0 3
Sydney Sabres 1 0 0 0 1 0
Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Glaciers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 17 November 2019

2019-20 AWIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2019-20 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sirens defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. Following their wins the Sirens move back into first place on the standings, edging out the second place Adelaide Rush on goal difference. Next week the Rush host the Goannas and the Sirens travel to Melbourne to take on the Ice.

Further information:
AWIHL website, Facebook page, eSportsdesk statistics
YouTube livestream account

Results (all times local)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–12 Sydney Sirens (15:00, 16 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Goannas 1–10 Sydney Sirens (09:00, 17 November 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 4 4 0 0 0 12
Adelaide Rush 4 4 0 0 0 12
Melbourne Ice 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brisbane Goannas 4 1 0 0 3 3
Perth Inferno 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 17 November 2019

Brisbane Blitz 2019-20 roster

The Brisbane Blitz have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Jamie Brown, Aiden Catakovic, Lachlan Clifford, Matt Clifford, Onrii Dalgity, Samuel Holmes, John Kelly, Kyle Lancelot, Kayden Swanson, Kyle Wynne and Lochie Young.

While dropped from the roster are Matthew De Beer, Alexandre Gracia (to Enköpings SK J20), Ethan Kennedy-Smith, Mitchell Pailthorpe, Conar Peace, Imogen Perry (to Brisbane Goannas), Liam Perry, Marcus Rozenberg and Simon Mark Szalkai.

Roster
Marcus Anderson
Nicholas Barnwell
Aiden Catakovic
Lachlan Clifford
– Matt Clifford
Will Clifford
Liam Gepp (G)
Samuel Holmes
John Kelly
Thomas Kiliwnik
– Kyle Lancelot
Michael Mulcahy
Grady Perlin
Caleb Perry
Arum Rapchuk
Kayden Swanson
Lachlan Tripp
Ben Woodall
– Kyle Wynne (G)
– Lochie Young

Reserves
Jamie Brown
Onrii Dalgity