AIHL news: 13 February 2018

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of forward Cameron Todd for the upcoming 2018 season. Todd has spent the last five seasons playing for the Sydney Bears where he has recorded 82 points in 91 games. He is also into his second season for the University of Jamestown of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Sydney Wolf Pack, Sydney Sabres and Perth Sharks. The Adelaide Generals and Brisbane Blitz remain on top of their respective division standings, while the Generals lead the league standings by seven points. Next week the Sabres and Wolf Pack take on each other in a double header at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Perth Sharks 1–3 Adelaide Generals (16:00, 10 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3-1 Sydney Sabres (20:00, 10 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Sabres 4-1 Sydney Wolf Pack (07:30, 11 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks 5–2 Adelaide Generals (10:00, 11 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 2–3 SO Adelaide Generals (15:45, 11 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 6 4 0 1 1 13
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 2 2 0 3 10
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 1 4 7

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 1 0 2 20
Perth Sharks 6 2 0 2 2 8
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 1 0 2 20
Brisbane Blitz 6 4 0 1 1 13
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 2 2 0 3 10
Perth Sharks 6 2 0 2 2 8
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 1 4 7

Last updated 11 February 2018

2017-18 AWIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2017-18 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with both the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Sirens picking up a win from the double header. The loss for the Sirens in game one is their first since February 2016 where they lost the AWIHL final to the Ice in a shootout. The Sirens remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Ice. Next week there are no regular season games but the Sydney Sirens host the Perth Inferno in a two game exhibition series in Canterbury and Liverpool.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Results
– Melbourne Ice 4-0 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 10 February 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 0-6 Sydney Sirens (10:00, 11 February 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sirens 10 9 0 0 1 27
Melbourne Ice 10 7 0 0 3 21
Brisbane Goannas 10 1 1 1 7 6
Adelaide Rush 10 1 1 1 7 6

Last updated 11 February 2018

AIHL news: 10 February 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of defenceman Corey Stringer for the upcoming 2018 season. Stringer has spent the last three seasons playing for the Melbourne Mustangs where he has recorded nine points in 46 games. He is currently playing for the Melbourne Glaciers in the 2017-18 AJIHL season where he has 14 points from nine games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AWIHL news: 10 February 2018

The AWIHL have announced that they will stream the 17 February exhibition game between the Sydney Sirens and Perth Inferno. The streaming will be provided by Thought Fox Media Group with commentary by Eric Brookes. The Sydney Sirens will host the Inferno in a two game exhibition series on 17 and 18 February at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The exhibition games are part of the Inferno’s bid to enter the AWIHL for the 2018-19 season.

Further details:
Live stream link on YouTube
League website
Perth Inferno’s Facebook page

Game details:
– Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (17:00, 17 February 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Perth Inferno – Sydney Sirens (10:00, 18 February 2018, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Australian Women’s roster released for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster for the Australian women’s national team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 31 March to 6 April in Maribor, Slovenia with Australia competing against Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, North Korea and Slovenia.

Australia finished last at the 2017 Division II Group A tournament and was initially set for relegation however a change to the Championship tournament halted all relegation for 2017 and 2018. The IIHF announced at the 2017 annual congress that they would expand the Championship tournament from eight to ten teams. To accommodate this change relegation was halted until 2019 across all levels of the World Championships.

Goaltenders
Ashleigh Brown (Brisbane Goannas)
Michelle Coonan (Lindenwood-Belleville)

Defence
Kelly Costa (Brisbane Goannas)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
– Sash-Marie Irvine
Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)
Rylie Padjen (Melbourne Ice)
Veronica Watson (Brisbane Goannas)

Forwards
Natalie Ayris (Adelaide Rush)
– Michelle Clark
Stephenie Cochrane (Sydney Sirens)
Sharnita Crompton (Sydney Sirens)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
– Rebecca Horrocks
Nicole Jones (Melbourne Ice)
Lucy Parrington
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko (Sydney Sirens)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Kristelle Vanderwolf (Sydney Sirens)

Staff
– Adrianna Cann
Jeff Helbren
– Alicia Kelly
Stuart Philps
Jaden Pine-Murphy
Don Reddish

Australian U18 final roster for 2018 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the final roster for the Australian men’s national under-20 team for the upcoming 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 1 April to 7 April in Tallinn, Estonia with Australia competing against Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland and South Korea.

Ethan Hawes and Thomas Kiliwnik have btoh been added, having previously not been announced on the extended roster. Players cut for the final roster include Andrew Chen, Thomas Moncrieff and Gabriel Veyt

Goaltenders
Jakob Doornbos (Sydney Wolf Pack)
James Downie (Meijer AAA Hockey 18U)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)

Defence
Declan Bronte (Ontario Hockey Academy U17)
– Ethan Hawes
Joey Gunner (Sydney Wolf Pack)
– Anthony Njirich
Kalin Njirich (Perth Sharks)
Arthur Wang (Richmond Hill Coyotes Mn Mgt AAA)

Forwards
James Barton (Sydney Sabres)
Kale Costa (HC Slovan Usti nad Labem U16)
Zachery Gumm (A21 Academy)
Thomas Kiliwnik
Calvin Kwan (Sydney Sabres)
Connor Lee (Iowa Wild AAA U16)
Yannic Lodge (Richmond Generals)
– Liam McAuley
Max Miller
Damon Parolin (Melbourne Glaciers)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Jake Riley (A21 Academy)
Connor Schultz

Reserves
Ben Handberg
Christian Pansino (Melbourne Glaciers)

Staff
– Headh Coach: Steve Laforet
Brent Laver
Paul Kelly
– Miranda Ransome
Johan Steenberg
– Cherine Weiland

AIHL news: 7 February 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the re-signing of defencemen Zachary Boyle and Jordan Geyer for the upcoming season. Boyle returns for his fourth season with the Adrenaline and fifth AIHL season, having spent 2016 with the CBR Brave. Geyer will return for his third season with the Adrenaline. For more information see the announcement from the club.