2015-16 AJIHL season

2016 AJIHL playoffs: Finals

The Sydney Sabres have won the 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League final after defeating the Melbourne Glaciers 6-4, claiming their second finals title.

The Sabres started the finals weekend with a win against the Glaciers in the first semifinal which saw them advance straight the grand final game, while the Glaciers progressed to the qualifying final. In the second semifinal the Perth Sharks defeated the Brisbane Blitz to advance to the qualifying final against the Glaciers.

The Glaciers secured their spot in the grand final after defeating the Sharks 6-2 in qualifier. The Glaciers and Sabres then faced off for the grand final with the Sabres winning 6-4 and claiming their second AJIHL finals title, their first since 2014. The win also sees New South Wales continue their dominance in the AJIHL playoffs with the Sydney teams having won all four editions.

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Semifinals:
– Game 1: Melbourne Glaciers 2 – 5 Sydney Sabres (17:00 27 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Game 2: Brisbane Blitz 1 – 2 Perth Sharks (19:15, 27 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Qualifying final:
– Perth Sharks 2 – 6 Melbourne Glaciers (08:00, 28 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Grand final:
– Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 6 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 28 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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2016 AJIHL playoffs: State Finals

The 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League playoffs got underway with the State Finals held from 19 February to 21 February. All three states competed in a two game series over the weekend with the winner from each state advancing the 2016 AJIHL finals in Penrith. Should a final series be tied at one apiece after Game Two, the teams will play in a sudden death 10 minute period followed by a shootout if necessary.

The Melbourne Glaciers, Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres all advanced to next weekends 2016 AJIHL finals in Penrith following their State Finals series wins. The Melbourne Glaciers will take on the Sydney Sabres in the first semifinal. The winner will head straight to the grand final while the loser will have to take the winner of the second semifinal for a second chance spot in the grand final. The Perth Sharks will face off against wildcard tournament winner, the Brisbane Blitz, in the second semifinal with the winner advancing to the qualifying final against the loser of the first semifinal. The semifinal rankings are determined by the results of the interstate games. As the two Perth teams only travel to one State per season their interstate away games count as double points. See below for the interstate standings.

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New South Wales State Finals
– Game 1: Sydney Sabres 4 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 20 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Game 2: Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 21 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Sydney Sabres win series 2-0.

Victorian State Finals
– Game 1: Melbourne Whalers 1 – 4 Melbourne Glaciers (15:45, 20 February 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Game 2: Melbourne Glaciers 9 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (15:45, 21 February 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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Melbourne Glaciers win series 2-0.

Western Australian State Finals
– Game 1: Perth Sharks 1 – 2 Perth Pelicans (19:45, 19 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Perth Pelicans 1 – 5 Perth Sharks (18:00, 21 February 2016, Xtreme Ice Arena)
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– Overtime: Perth Pelicans 0 – 1 Perth Sharks (goal scored by Tomek Sak)
Perth Sharks win series following sudden death overtime after games split 1-1.

Interstate standings (to determine semifinal rankings):

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sabres 8 6 1 0 1 20
Sydney Wolf Pack 8 6 1 0 1 20
Melbourne Glaciers 8 6 0 1 1 19
Perth Sharks 8 3 0 1 4 10
Perth Pelicans 8 1 0 0 7 3
Melbourne Whalers 8 0 0 0 8 0

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 12

The final round of 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Perth Pelicans, Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres. The Melbourne Glaciers finish the season in first place and claim their first regular season title. The teams now move through to the playoffs with the two-game State finals being held from the 19th to the 21st.

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Round 12 results:

  • Perth Pelicans 5 – 2 Perth Sharks (19:45, 12 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Whalers 0 – 6 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 13 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Glaciers 5 – 6 SO Sydney Sabres (18:45, 13 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Whalers 0 – 4 Sydney Sabres (08:30, 14 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 5 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 14 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 13 10 0 2 1 32
Sydney Sabres 13 8 1 0 4 26
Sydney Wolf Pack 13 8 1 0 4 26
Perth Pelicans 13 5 1 1 6 18
Perth Sharks 13 3 1 2 7 13
Melbourne Whalers 13 0 1 0 12 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Melbourne Glaciers remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Sabres. Next week is the final round of the regular season and will see the Melbourne teams travel to Penrith to take on the Sabres and the Wolf Pack, while the Pelicans take on the Sharks at the Cockburn Ice Arena.

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Round 11 results:

  • Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 3 SO Perth Sharks (16:30, 6 February 2016, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 5 – 1 Perth Pelicans (18:15, 6 February 2016, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Wolf Pack 6 – 1 Perth Pelicans (09:00, 7 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 3 – 0 Perth Sharks (10:45, 7 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 11 10 0 1 0 31
Sydney Sabres 11 7 0 0 4 21
Sydney Wolf Pack 11 6 1 0 4 20
Perth Pelicans 12 4 1 1 6 15
Perth Sharks 12 3 1 2 6 13
Melbourne Whalers 11 0 1 0 10 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Perth Pelicans and Sydney Sabres. The Glaciers remain on top of the standings, 16 points clear of the second Sabres. Next Week the two Perth teams host the Sabres and Wolf Pack while the two Melbourne teams sit the round out on a bye.

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Round 10 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 6 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (20:00, 28 January 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Perth Sharks 3 – 4 SO Perth Pelicans (19:45, 29 January 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 4 – 2 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 30 January 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 2 Sydney Sabres (09:00, 31 January 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 11 10 0 1 0 31
Sydney Sabres 9 5 0 0 4 15
Sydney Wolf Pack 9 5 0 0 4 15
Perth Pelicans 10 4 1 1 4 15
Perth Sharks 10 3 1 1 5 12
Melbourne Whalers 11 0 1 0 10 2

2016 AJIHL Tier 2 Wild Card tournament

The Brisbane Blitz have defeated the Adelaide Generals 3-2 in the final of the 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League’s Tier 2 tournament to earn the wild card spot in the upcoming 2016 AJIHL playoffs. The Blitz finished the preliminary round with three wins from four games, finishing two points ahead of the second placed Generals and seven ahead of the hosts, the Junior Brave. The Blitz and Generals advanced to the final of the tournament where the Blitz bounced back from their loss earlier that day to defeat the Generals. The Blitz will now compete in the 2016 AJIHL playoffs which are scheduled for 27 and 28 February at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Preliminary round:
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 1 Canberra Junior Brave (08:15, 28 January 2016)
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– Adelaide Generals 2 – 4 Brisbane Blitz (12:10, 28 January 2016)
– Canberra Junior Brave 4 – 3 SO Adelaide Generals (18:45, 28 January 2016)
– Canberra Junior Brave 1 – 2 Adelaide Generals (12:10, 29 January 2016)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 1 Canberra Junior Brave (18:45, 29 January 2016)
– Adelaide Generals 3 – 2 Brisbane Blitz (12:10, 30 January 2016)

Standings at the end of the preliminary round:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 0 1 9
Adelaide Generals 4 2 0 1 1 7
Canberra Junior Brave 4 0 1 0 3 2

Final:
– Brisbane Blitz 3 – 2 Adelaide Generals (16:00, 30 January 2016)

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with the Melbourne Glaciers defeating the Melbourne Whalers 4-0 at the O’Brien Group Arena. The win sees the Glaciers increase their lead at the top of the standings and are now thirteen points ahead of the second placed Sydney Wolf Pack. Next week the two Melbourne teams battle it out again at the O’Brien Group Arena, the Perth teams take on each other for the first time at the new Cockburn Ice Arena and the Sydney teams return to action in a double header at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 9 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (21:30, 22 January 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 10 9 0 1 0 28
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 5 0 0 2 15
Perth Pelicans 9 4 0 1 4 13
Perth Sharks 9 3 1 0 5 11
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9
Melbourne Whalers 10 0 1 0 9 2

AJIHL Wild Card tournament announced

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have announced the formation of a Tier 2 tournament that will see three teams from non-member states compete for the Wild Card spot in the upcoming 2016 AJIHL playoffs. The Adelaide Generals, Brisbane Blitz and Canberra Junior Brave will compete in a double round-robin style tournament, followed by a top two final, at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre from 28 January to 30 January with the winner being awarded a spot in the playoffs. The AJIHL playoffs begin on the 27 February with the Wild Card winner taking on the team ranked third of the regular season qualifiers.

Schedule:
– Game 1: Brisbane Blitz – Canberra Junior Brave (08:15, 28 January 2016)
– Game 2: Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (12:10, 28 January 2016)
– Game 3: Canberra Junior Brave – Adelaide Generals (18:45, 28 January 2016)
– Game 4: Canberra Junior Brave – Adelaide Generals (12:10, 29 January 2016)
– Game 5: Brisbane Blitz – Canberra Junior Brave (18:45, 29 January 2016)
– Game 6: Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (12:10, 30 January 2016)
– Final: First Place – Second Place (16:00, 30 January 2016)

Cockburn Ice Arena to host Sharks and Pelicans in 2016

The new Cockburn Ice Arena opened to ice hockey for the first time on 17 December. The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League’s Perth Pelicans and Perth Sharks will split their home games out of Cockburn Ice Arena and the Xtreme Ice Arena in 2016 with Cockburn hosting four regular season games and the first Western Australian semifinal match.

For more information on Cockburn Ice Arena see their website