Australian men’s U18 roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have released the roster of the Australian men’s under-18 national team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 25 to 31 March in Belgrade, Serbia with Australia competing against Belgium, China, Croatia, the Netherlands and Serbia.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Nathaniel Benson (Adelaide Generals)
Declan Bronte (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 18U)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U19)
Justin Dixon
Jakob Doornbos (Melbourne Glaciers)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)
Zachery Gumm (A21 Academy)
Ben Handberg
Ethan Hawes (Everett Jr. Silvertips 16U)
Marcus Hosen
Jacob Laver
Connor Lee (Steele County Blades)
Reece Lukowiak (Banff Hockey Academy Prep)
Liam Mcauley (KMH Budapest U18)
Cooper Metcalf
Max Miller (Sydney Sabres)
Thomas Moncrieff (Sydney Sabres)
Anthony Njirich
Kalin Njirich (Perth Sharks)
Connor Schultz (Sydney Sabres)
Mathieu Vaillancourt (Perth Sharks)
Arthur Wang (Schomberg Cougars)

Ice Dogs sign Paul and Tim Crowder

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian forwards Paul Crowder and Tim Crowder. The two brothers have been playing the 2018-19 season in the Elite Ice Hockey League with Paul currently signed with Fife Flyers and Tim with Coventry Blaze. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Inferno and Sydney Sirens. The Ice remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sirens. Competition resumes on 16 February with the Sirens hosting the Brisbane Goannas in Liverpool.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 6–7 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 2 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 2–10 Perth Inferno (18:00, 2 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 3–10 Perth Inferno (09:30, 3 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4–3 SO Melbourne Ice (13:15, 3 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 10 8 0 1 1 25
Sydney Sirens 10 5 2 0 3 19
Perth Inferno 10 5 0 0 5 15
Brisbane Goannas 8 2 0 1 5 7
Adelaide Rush 10 2 0 0 8 6

Last updated 3 February 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Sydney Sabres, Perth Sharks and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Brisbane Blitz and Adelaide Generals continue to lead the divisional standings and the Generals also sit atop the league standings. Next week the Perth Sharks host the Adelaide Generals in a three game series at the Perth Ice Arena.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Perth Sharks 0–4 Adelaide Generals (16:00, 2 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 2–1 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 2 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks 3–4 Adelaide Generals (10:00, 3 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4–2 Adelaide Generals (15:30, 3 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5–4 Sydney Sabres (18:15, 3 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 3 0 1 3 10
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 0 1 2 19
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 3 0 4 12
Perth Sharks 6 1 0 2 3 5

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 0 1 2 19
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 3 0 4 12
Brisbane Blitz 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 3 0 1 3 10
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9
Perth Sharks 6 1 0 2 3 5

Last updated 3 February 2019

Macquarie Ice rink spared demolition

AMP Capital have announced that they will no longer go ahead with the planned demolition of the Macquarie Ice Rink. Community consultation instead led to AMP Capital announcing that any future development to Macquarie Centre will include an Olympic-sized ice rink. For more information see the announcement from Macquarie Centre.

Northstars pick up new naming rights sponsor

The Newcastle Northstars have signed Newcastle Rescue and Consultancy as their new naming rights sponsor for 2019 through to 2021. The club will now be known as the Newcastle Rescue Northstars. Newcastle Rescue was previously a gold level sponsor for the club and replaces Proski as the naming rights sponsor. Proski will continue to support the club at their gold level of sponsorship. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Australian Women’s roster for 2019 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) have released the roster of the Australian women’s national team for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 2 to 8 April in Dumfries, United Kingdom with Australia competing against Great Britain, Mexico, North Korea, Slovenia and Spain.

Further information:
IHA announcement
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Ashlie Aparicio (Melbourne Ice)
Keesha Atkins (Perth Inferno)
Ava Calabria (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Clark-Crumpton (Perth Inferno)
Stephenie Cochrane (Sydney Sirens)
Michelle Coonan (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Sharnita Crompton (IF Troja-Ljungby)
Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)
Remi Harvey (Sydney Sirens)
Sasha-Marie Irvine (Perth Inferno)
Lindsey Kiliwnik
Nicole le Cren
Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
Hollie McFadden (Sydney Sirens)
Georgia Moore (Melbourne Ice)
Marnie Pullin (Melbourne Ice)
Danielle Roberts (Brisbane Goannas)
Sara Sammons
Shiarna Tarasenko (Sydney Sirens)
Kate Tihema (Lindenwood-Belleville)
Kristelle Vanderwolf (Melbourne Ice)
Chloe Walker (Sydney Sirens)

Western Australia to return to the AW2SCS

Western Australia have announced their intention to form a team for the 2019 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series. Western Australia previously competed in 2016 under the name of Western Australian Hawkettes and in 2017 simply as Western Australia and won the 2017 regular season and playoffs. For more information see the Women’s Ice Hockey Western Australia.

Ice Dogs sign Bartus

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signed of American goaltender Garrett Bartus for the 2019 season. Bartus has spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in the ECHL where he currently has a save percentage of 0.891 from 22 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.