2017 ECSL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with the Blueline Bombers and Newcastle North Stars playing out a four-all draw. The match between the Sydney Sting and Penrith Raptors was cancelled and it is currently unclear as to whether the match will be rescheduled. Next week the Rebels host the Sting and the Raptors take on the Bombers with both games being held at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 13 results:
– Blueline Bombers 4-4 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (18:15, 17 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
Game Cancelled: Sydney Sting Penrith Raptors (21:00, 17 June 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 13:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 9 7 2 0 16
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 11 3 3 5 9
Blueline Bombers 10 1 6 3 8
Reach Rebels 8 3 1 4 7
Penrith Raptors 8 2 2 4 6

2017 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain at the top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Ice. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 8 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (20:15, 16 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 17 June 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-6 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 17 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 3-13 CBR Brave (17:30, 17 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Perth Thunder 5-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 18 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 18 June 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 11 6 2 1 2 23
Melbourne Ice 9 6 2 0 1 22
Perth Thunder 12 5 1 3 3 20
Sydney Ice Dogs 11 6 0 0 5 18
Melbourne Mustangs 12 5 1 1 5 18
Sydney Bears 14 3 2 3 6 16
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 4 1 1 8 15
Newcastle Northstars 15 3 2 2 8 15

AIHL news: 15 June 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of James Keane for the remainder of the 2017 season. Keane last played for the club during the 2014 season and has played in a total of 212 games in the AIHL for both the Adrenaline and the Avalanche. He is expected to be in the lineup for this weekends games against the Melbourne Mustangs. For more information see the article from the club

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced that they have released Mitchell Humphries from his contract. Humphries first joined the Ice in 2012 and has recorded total of 76 points in his 103 games for the club. For more information see the post from the club
– ‘Life. Be In It’ and Kidney Health Australia have joined the club as sponsors. ‘Life. Be In It’ have signed on as the Ice’s naming rights sponsor while Kidney Health Australia will serve as the club’s charity partner and volunteer sponsor.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs announced the signing of Mitchell Humphries following his release from the Ice.

2017 ECSL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2017 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and Sydney Sting. The Sting remain on top of the standings, eight points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week the North Stars host the Bombers at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium and the Sting take on the Raptors in Penrith.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 12 results:
– Reach Rebels 2-3 Newcastle North Stars ECSL (17:00, 11 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Sting 7-2 Blueline Bombers (18:30, 11 June 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 9 7 2 0 16
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 10 3 2 5 8
Reach Rebels 8 3 1 4 7
Blueline Bombers 9 1 5 3 7
Penrith Raptors 8 2 2 4 6

AIHL news: 11 June 2017

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have added Canadian forward Kale Kerbashian to their roster in an effort to increase the teams scoring rate. Kerbashian spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Allen Americans and Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL where he recorded 23 points in 35 games. For more information see the article from the Newcastle Herald.

2017 AIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Adelaide Adrenaline and Melbourne Mustangs. The Brave remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Ice. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

The match between the Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave on 10 June also served as the third annual beyondblue Cup. The Brave won the Cup for the third year in a row defeating the Adrenaline 8-3. The regular season match between the two teams has been branded to help raise awareness for the beyondblue charity. Last years edition, which was held in Canberra, was won by the Brave who defeated the Adrenaline 5-4 following a shootout.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 7 results:
– Melbourne Ice 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 10 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-6 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 10 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 0-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 10 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-8 CBR Brave (17:30, 10 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 3-2 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 8-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 11 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Mustangs 6-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 7:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 10 5 2 1 2 20
Melbourne Ice 7 5 2 0 0 19
Perth Thunder 10 4 1 3 2 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 10 5 0 0 5 15
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 4 1 1 6 15
Newcastle Northstars 13 3 2 2 6 15
Sydney Bears 12 2 2 3 5 13
Melbourne Mustangs 10 3 1 1 5 12

2017 Ice Hockey Classic to hold game in Newcastle

The organisers of the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic have announced that they will be holding a charity exhibition game on 14 June at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. The match, known as the 2017 Ice Hockey Night in Newcastle, will see Team Canada take on Team USA prior to the Sydney match which is being held on 17 June. For more information see the post from the Newcastle Northstars.