2018 AIHL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. Following their win against the Northstars the CBR Brave claim their first H Newman Reid Trophy as the winners of the 2018 regular season with five games to play. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

The match between the CBR Brave and Sydney Ice Dogs served as the 2018 Matt Clark Memorial Shield Game, a game which was originally from 1995 to 2001 by the Warringah Bombers. The match is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The Brave won the shield after defeating the Ice Dogs 6-3. The Ice Dogs had won the previous two editions.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 3-2 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 4 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 4 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 4 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 6-4 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 5 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 5 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 6-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 5 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 23 19 0 0 4 57
Sydney Bears 22 10 3 3 6 39
Perth Thunder 24 10 3 2 9 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 22 9 3 2 8 35
Newcastle Northstars 23 8 4 3 8 35
Melbourne Mustangs 22 7 2 2 11 27
Melbourne Ice 22 6 2 4 10 26
Adelaide Adrenaline 24 3 2 3 16 16

Last updated 4 August 2018

2018 ECSL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Nudo Bombers and Penrith Raptors. The Sydney Sting remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week the Reach Rebels host the Newcastle Northstars and the Bombers take on the Sting.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results
– Reach Rebels 3-5 Nudo Bombers (19:00, 4 August 2018, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Penrith Raptors 11-4 Sydney Sting (20:45, 4 August 2018, Cantebury Olympic Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 15 14 0 1 28
Penrith Raptors 15 11 0 4 22
Nudo Bombers 15 7 0 8 14
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 14 3 1 10 7
Reach Rebels 15 1 1 13 3

Last updated 4 August 2018

Change to the Australian men’s para team roster

The Australian Para Ice Hockey Association have added Geoff Cook to the Australian men’s para ice hockey team roster following the withdrawal of Kelvin Mickelson due to injury.

Australia will participate in Pool C of the 2018 World Para Ice Hockey World Championships in November.

2018 Kurt DeFris National Championship

The 2018 Kurt DeFris National Championship has finished with Western Australia defeating Victoria 4-1 in the gold medal game. It was the second Kurt DeFris title in a row for Western Australia having beat New South Wales in the 2017 final. The tournament is open to players 15 and under and is held between the State Associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. The Australian Capital Territory returned to the tournament after not competing in 2017. All games were held at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre and the tournament ran from 1 August to 5 August 2018.

For more information see the tournament website and for livestreaming see the Ice Hockey ACT Facebook page.

Preliminary round (all times AEST)
– South Australia 4-7 Victoria (09:45, 1 August 2018)
– New South Wales 8-5 Queensland (11:30, 1 August 2018)
– Western Australia 15-0 Australian Capital Territory (13:25, 1 August 2018)
– Victoria 9-6 New South Wales (19:00, 1 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 1-9 South Australia (06:30, 2 August 2018)
– Queensland 1-11 Western Australia (08:15, 2 August 2018)
– South Australia 3-8 New South Wales (10:00, 2 August 2018)
– Queensland 8-2 Australian Capital Territory (14:00, 2 August 2018)
– Victoria 2-8 Western Australia (09:45, 3 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 1-14 New South Wales (11:30, 3 August 2018)
– Western Australia 7-0 South Australia (13:15, 3 August 2018)
– Victoria 6-2 Queensland (18:45, 3 August 2018)
– New South Wales 1-3 Western Australia (12:00, 4 August 2018)
– Queensland 8-4 South Australia (15:45, 4 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 2-12 Victoria (17:30, 4 August 2018)

Standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Western Australia 5 5 0 0 0 15
Victoria 5 4 0 0 1 12
New South Wales 5 3 0 0 2 9
Queensland 5 2 0 0 3 6
South Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australian Capital Territory 5 0 0 0 5 0

Playoff round (all times AEST)
– SF1: Queensland 4-6 Western Australia (06:30, 5 August 2018)
– SF2: New South Wales 3-6 Victoria (08:15, 5 August 2018)
– Bronze medal: New South Wales 4-2 Queensland (15:45, 5 August 2018)
– Gold medal: Victoria 1-4 Western Australia (17:30, 5 August 2018)

Last updated 5 August 2018

AIHL news: 31 July 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced that Alex Adams has left the club due to personal reasons and will not play in the remainder of the 2018 season. Adams finishes his season with 19 points from 20 games. For more information see the announcement from the club
– As a result of Adams leaving, the club have announced the signing of Jamie Holland for the remainder of the season. Holland last played for the club in 2016 where he recorded two points in eight games.

AJIHL news: 29 July 2018

Perth Sharks
Dave Ruck has stepped down from the position of head coach following his appointment to the Australian U20 national team. Ice Hockey WA currently has an expression of interest out for the position as well as the positions of assistant coach and team manager.
– The team will hold tryouts and training camps from 6 November to 11 December for the 2018-19 season.
– Ice Hockey WA also released some of the schedule for the 2018-19 season. The rest of the season schedule has yet to be released.

Partial 2018-19 schedule
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals. 2-3 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena (3 games)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks. 9-10 February 2019, Perth (3 games)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks. 16-17 February 2019, Perth (3 games)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers. 23-24 February 2019, Melbourne (3 games)

– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Melbourne Glaciers. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Adelaide Generals. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Brisbane Blitz – Melbourne Glaciers. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Perth Sharks. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Brisbane Blitz – Adelaide Generals. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)

– Playoffs. 9-10 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey WA

AIHL news: 29 July 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced that Dillon Lawrence has left the club after playing his final game today against the Newcastle Northstars. No reason was given for the departure prior to the end of the season. Lawrence is the second import to leave the Ice before the end of the season with Dylan Anderson leaving earlier in the week. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2018 ECSL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 East Coast Super League season has finished with wins for the Penrith Raptors and Nudo Bombers. The Sydney Sting remain at the top of the standings, eight points clear of the second placed Raptors. Next week the Bombers host the Reach Rebels and the Raptors take on the Sting.

For more information see the ECSL website.

Results
– Reach Rebels 3-4 Penrith Raptors (18:15, 29 July 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Newcastle North Stars ECSL 0-5 Nudo Bombers (20:00, 29 July 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)

Standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Sydney Sting 14 14 0 0 28
Penrith Raptors 14 10 0 4 20
Nudo Bombers 14 6 0 8 12
Newcastle North Stars ECSL 14 3 1 10 7
Reach Rebels 14 1 1 12 3

Last updated 29 July 2018

AWIHL news: 28 July 2018

Perth Inferno
– The Inferno have announced the signing of American forward Elizabeth Scala for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Scala spent her 2017-18 season playing for ESC Planegg in the Frauen-Bundesliga where she recorded 18 goals and 13 assists in 28 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.