2015 AIHL season

2015 AIHL All-Star Weekend

The 2015 AIHL All-Star Weekend has finished with Team Schlamp defeating Team Bales 7-3 in the All-Star Game. Michael Schlamp of the Sydney Bears and Brian Bales of the Newcastle North Stars led the two teams in the inaugural event which was held at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle. Patrick O’Kane of the Melbourne Mustangs was awarded most valuable player for the match and received a $5,000 cash prize. The Melbourne also received a $4,000 cash prize as the club of the most valuable player. A trophy, the McCormack Cup, will be commissioned during the off-season for the winner of the most valuable player award and is named after AIHL fan and supporter Mick McCormack who put forward the cash prizes.

For more information on the Weekend including the team rosters see the article on TheAIHL.com.

Skills Competition: List of Participants

All-Star Game

  • Team Schlamp 7 – 3 Team Bales (13:00, 13 September 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card

2015 AIHL Playoffs

The 2015 AIHL Playoffs have finished with the Newcastle North Stars defeating the Melbourne Ice 3-2 in overtime. The win gives the North Stars their fifth Goodall Cup and first since 2008. The North Stars progressed to the finals after defeating the CBR Brave 4-3 in the semifinal, while the Ice defeated the Perth Thunder 1-0 in their semifinal. For the third year running the finals were sponsored by Air Canada.

For more information see the announcement on the AIHL website

  • SF1: CBR Brave 3 – 4 Newcastle North Stars (15:00, 29 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse)
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  • SF2: Perth Thunder 0 – 1 Melbourne Ice (18:30, 29 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse)
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  • GF: Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 OT Melbourne Ice (15:00, 30 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse)
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2015 season awards:

AIHL news: 27 August 2015

Newcastle North Stars
The Newcastle North Stars have announced their 2015 player awards today as follows:

For more information see the Newcastle Herald’s article by Josh Leeson.

Perth Thunder
Toni Kluuskeri has signed with Narvik Hockey of the Norwegian First Division for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The season will be Kluuskeri’s first in Norway, having previously played in France, Sweden and his native Finland.

Sydney Bears
Joseph Harcharik has signed with Sollentuna HC of the Swedish Hockeyettan for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The season will be Harcharik’s first in Sweden, having come to the Bears from Orlik Opole of the Polska Liga Hokejowa.

AIHL news: 23 August 2013

CBR Brave
The CBR Brave have announced their 2015 player awards today as follows:

The club has also announced the formation the CBR Brave Foundation. It has been established to help the team in raising funds for mental illness, depression and suicide prevention with a focus on young men. The Foundation will provide annual grants to charities in these areas and there are plans to launch an online auction next week to start the initiative.

Newcastle North Stars
Geordie Wudrick has broken the records for most points and most goals scored in a season, finishing with 91 points which included 44 goals and 47 assists. Wudrick’s 91 points beats previous record holder Adison DeBoer’s 85 points which was set in the 2011 season for the Canberra Knights. His 44 goals meanwhile beats the previous record of 42 set by the Gold Coast Blue Tongues’ Matt Amado in 2011.

AIHL player news: 21 August 2015

Melbourne Ice

2015 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Adelaide Adrenaline, Melbourne Ice and Newcastle North Stars. The North Stars top the standings at the end of the regular season, seven points ahead of the second placed Ice. Next week the 2015 AIHL Playoffs are being held at the Medibank Icehouse in Melbourne. The CBR Brave will take on the Newcastle North Stars in the first semifinal and the Perth Thunder take on the Melbourne Ice in the second with the two winning teams progressing to the final on Sunday.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 18 results:

  • Sydney Bears 1 – 4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • CBR Brave 7 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:30, 22 August 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Perth Thunder 4 – 5 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 August 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Bears 3 – 5 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 23 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Perth Thunder 4 – 5 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 23 August 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 0 – 14 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 23 August 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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Standings at the end of Round 18:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 28 19 1 4 4 63
Melbourne Ice 28 15 5 1 7 56
Perth Thunder 28 14 1 4 9 48
CBR Brave 28 13 3 2 10 47
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 11 3 3 11 42
Melbourne Mustangs 28 11 3 2 12 41
Sydney Bears 27 11 1 2 14 37
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 0 1 0 27 0

AIHL player news: 20 August 2015

Sydney Ice Dogs

2015 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice, Adelaide Adrenaline and Newcastle North Stars. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the Melbourne Ice, and claim the H Newman Reid Trophy as the 2015 regular season winners. Following the weekends results both the Perth Thunder and CBR Brave locked in their spot for the 2015 playoffs, joining the Ice and North Stars. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games in the final round of the regular season.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 17 results:

  • Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 9 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 15 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 9 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 15 August 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 5 – 6 SO CBR Brave (17:30, 15 August 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Melbourne Ice 5 – 4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 15 August 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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  • Adelaide Adrenaline 4 – 3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 16 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 2 – 8 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 16 August 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • Melbourne Ice 6 – 2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 16 August 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 17:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 27 18 1 4 4 60
Melbourne Ice 27 14 5 1 7 53
Perth Thunder 26 14 1 3 8 47
CBR Brave 27 12 3 2 10 44
Melbourne Mustangs 27 10 3 2 12 38
Sydney Bears 26 11 1 2 12 37
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 10 2 3 11 37
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 0 1 0 25 0

AIHL player news: 15 August 2015

Perth Thunder

  • Andrew Cox will play in his 100th regular season game tonight in the match against the Melbourne Ice. Cox sits behind only Jordan Kyros and Sam Wilson in the number of games played for the club.

Sydney Bears

  • Ales Padelek has left the club to return home to the Czech Republic in order to spend some time with his family before starting the 2015-16 season with the Peterborough Phantoms of the English Premier Ice Hockey League. Padelek initially joined the club as a temporary replacement for the injured Tomas Landa but was promoted to a permanent spot on the teams lineup. He finishes the AIHL season with 26 points in 17 games, which included 12 goals.