– CD Dodd have increased their level of sponsorship with the Thunder for the 2017 season after becoming the clubs naming rights sponsor. CD Dodd first joined the club as a sponsor in their first season in the AIHL.
Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced that they will be radio streaming the remainder of their home games for the 2017 season. Luke Worthington will start the broadcasts at 16:30 with interviews, injury updates and breaking news. The streams can be found at Mixlr.com
Round 7 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with a win for the Sydney Sting while the Newcastle North Stars and Blueline Bombers played out a six-all draw. The Sting remain at the top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed Bombers. Next week the North Stars host the Rebels at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium and the Bombers take on the Raptors in Penrith.
Round 3 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, Adelaide Adrenaline and Newcastle Northstars. The game between the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears had to be cancelled after the first period due to a fire in the speaker system at the Macquarie Ice Rink. The Melbourne Ice move into first place on the standings, edging out the Brave on win percentage. The league is currently looking to rescheduled the game for a future date. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.
The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the details for the upcoming 2017 AIHL All-Star Weekend. The two day event is set to be held on 3 and 4 June at the O’Brien Group Arena with the skills competition on the 3rd followed by the all-stars game on the 4th. APA Group will return for the third year in a row as the presenting sponsor. The two teams for 2017 will be captained by Jamie Bourke of the Melbourne Mustangs and the Melbourne Ice’s Lliam Webster, replacing Michael Schlamp and Matt Armstrong from 2016.
The Canberra Pirates have lost two exhibition games in New South Wales over the weekend. In their first game the Pirates were shutout 0-6 by the LCC Saints, the winners of the 2016 NSW Women’s League season at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The team then travelled to Canterbury for their second game, taking on the Canterbury Eagles where they were shutout 0-4. For more information see the clubs Facebok post.
– Canberra Pirates 0-6 LCC Saints (30 April 2017, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Canberra Pirates 0-4 Canterbury Eagles (30 April 2017, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– The Ice revealed their 15 year commemorative jerseys yesterday in their game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The jersey features and red and off-white stripe on navy blue. For more information and pictures see the clubs Facebook page.