2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend: All-Star Game

The 2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend has finished with Team North defeating Team South 11-9 in the All-Star Game at the Sydney International Convention Centre. Perth Thunder’s Keven Veilleux claimed the Mick McCormack Cup after being named the most valuable player.

Skills competition:
– Fastest skater: Jesse Gabrielle (CBR Brave)
– Hardest shot: Danick Gauthier (Sydney Bear)

Canada defeat USA in Newcastle

Team Canada have defeated Team USA 6-5 in game one of the 2019 Ice Hockey Classic in Newcastle. The competition now moves to Sydney with game two to be held at the International Convention Centre.

Schedule
– Game 1: Team Canada 6-5 Team USA (12 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle)
– Game 2: Team Canada – Team USA (15 June 2019, International Convention Centre, Sydney)
– Game 3: Team Canada – Team USA (21 June 2019, O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (22 June 2019, O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne)

Wise debuts for Adrenaline

Defenceman Adam Wise made his debut for the Adelaide Adrenaline in todays game against the Melbourne Ice at the Adelaide Ice Arena. Wise started his 2019 season playing for the Adelaide Falcons in the South Australian Premier League where he currently has five assists from eight games.

Northstars sign Kiliwnik

Defenceman Thomas Kiliwnik has debuted for the Newcastle Northstars in their 9 June game against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Kiliwnik spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Brisbane Blitz in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded eight points in 15 games. For more information see the 7 June article from the Newcastle Herald.

2019 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Melbourne Ice. The Brave move to the top of the standings following their two wins, edging out the now second placed Northstars. Next week is a bye week for the teams as the league hosts the AIHL All-Star Weekend in Sydney. Competition resumes on 22 June with all eight teams in action.

The 8 June match between the Sydney Ice Dogs and Melbourne Mustangs has been cancelled due to the Mustangs flight being grounded at Melbourne Airport. The match is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Patrick Nadin (Newcastle Northstars)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 2-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 8 June 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
Cancelled: Melbourne Mustangs Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 8 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-5 CBR Brave (17:30, 8 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-5 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 9 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-11 CBR Brave (16:30, 9 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 3-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 9 June 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 12 11 0 0 1 33
Newcastle Northstars 12 11 0 0 1 33
Melbourne Mustangs 11 5 0 3 3 18
Sydney Bears 11 5 1 0 5 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 10 3 1 0 6 11
Perth Thunder 10 3 1 0 6 11
Melbourne Ice 12 3 1 0 8 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 0 0 1 11 1

Last updated 9 June 2019

2019 ECSL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2019 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Nudo Bomber and Sydney Sting. The Sting remain on top of the standings, edging out the Bombers on win percentage. Next week the Penrith Raptors take on the Sting and the Nudo Bombers host the Reach Rebels with both games being held at the International Convention Centre alongside the Ice Hockey Classic and AIHL All-Star Weekend.

Further information:
ECSL website

Results
– Nudo Bombers 3-1 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (19:00, 8 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Sting 7-5 Penrith Raptors (18:15, 9 June 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 9 7 1 1 15
Nudo Bombers 10 7 1 2 15
Penrith Raptors 10 5 0 5 10
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 10 3 1 6 7
Reach Rebels 9 0 1 8 1

Last updated 9 June 2019

Brave sign Maatouk

The CBR Brave have announced the signing of defenceman Joseph Maatouk for the remainder of the 2019 season. Maatouk has spent the first part of his 2019 season playing for the Rebels in the ACT’s Senior B league where he currently has three points from five games. Maatouk is expected to line-up for the Brave in their game today against the Perth Thunder.