AIHL news: 12 May 2017

Perth Thunder
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

AIHL news: 11 May 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced that goaltender Tyler Steel will not be joining the club for the 2017 season after breaking his hand during the Southern Professional Hockey League playoffs for the Huntsville Havoc. The club is currently working on filling the now vacant import spot. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 10 May 2017

Melbourne Mustangs
Quest Docklands have joined the Mustangs as a major sponsor. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the signing Canadian forward Christian Ouellet for the 2017 season. Ouellet spent the 2016-17 season playing for Jonquière Marquis of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he finished 53 points from 39 regular season games. Prior to joining Jonquière Ouellet spent three seasons in the ECHL and a season in the Ligue Magnus. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017 ECSL season: Round 7

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.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Round 7 results:
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 6-6 Blueline Bombers (17:00, 7 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Sting 4-0 Penrith Raptors (18:45, 7 May 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings at the end of Round 7:

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

2017 AIHL season: Round 3

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.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 3 results:
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 6 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 4-3 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 6 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– CBR Brave 1-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 6 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 7 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-5 SO CBR Brave (17:00, 7 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice Sydney Bears (17:00, 7 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink). Game Cancelled

Standings at the end of Round 3:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 3 2 1 0 0 8
CBR Brave 5 1 2 1 1 8
Perth Thunder 3 2 0 1 0 7
Newcastle Northstars 6 1 1 2 2 7
Sydney Ice Dogs 4 2 0 0 2 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 5 2 0 0 3 6
Sydney Bears 4 1 1 0 2 5
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1

Details released for 2017 AIHL All-Star Weekend

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.

For more information on the event see the announcement on TheAIHL.com.

AIHL news: 5 May 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
Dylan Pope will debut for the club this weekend against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Pope spent last season playing for the Adelaide Falcons in the South Australian A Grade and most recently competed in his second season with the Adelaide Generals of the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League.
Sean Greer returns to the roster for the first time this season and Graham Charbonneau returns after missing last week due to family commitments.
– For more information see the club website.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Rory Rawlyk for the remainder of the season. Rawlyk spent the 2016-17 season playing for ASC Corona Brasov of the MOL Liga and the Florida Everblades and Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL. He has also previously competed in the American Hockey League and Elite Ice Hockey League. For more information see the article by Juno Tsalis.

Pirates lose to Saints and Eagles

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)