The Newcastle North Stars have won the 2015 Wilson Cup after defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. The win gives the North Stars their first Wilson Cup title, having last year finished runners-up to the Sydney Ice Dogs.
Final: Newcastle North Stars 4 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
The final two games of the round-robin have finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars and the Sydney Ice Dogs. Following their win on Saturday the North Stars qualified for the final against the Sydney Bears who had already locked in their place last week.
The Sydney Bears are three from three after in the 2015 Wilson Cup after defeating the Newcastle North Stars 6-0 at the Penrith Ice Palace. Next week features the final two games of the round-robin with the North Stars hosting the Bears on the 11th and then the Sydney Ice Dogs on the 12th.
2015 Wilson Cup Schedule:
Game 1: Sydney Bears 5 – 3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 15 March 2015, Penrith Ice Arena). Game Card
Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 28 March 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink). Game Card
Game 3: Newcastle North Stars 5 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 March 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
Game 4: Sydney Bears 6 – 0 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 5 April 2015, Penrith Ice Palace). Game Card
Game 5: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 12 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
The Sydney Bears have won their second game of the Wilson Cup defeating the Sydney Ice Dogs 3-2 at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The second game of the weekend saw the Ice Dogs travel to Newcastle to take on the North Stars. The Ice Dogs lost 1-5, bringing up their third loss of the tournament and the North Stars first win.
The Sydney Bears have defeated the Sydney Ice Dogs 5-3 in Game 1 of the 2015 Wilson Cup at the Penrith Ice Palace. Competition resumes on the 28th with the Ice Dogs hosting the Bears in Liverpool and then North Stars take on the Ice Dogs in Newcastle on the 29th.
The 2015 Wilson Cup is scheduled to begin on 15 March with the Sydney Bears taking on the Sydney Ice Dogs at the Penrith Ice Arena. The Wilson Cup, founded in 2007, involves the New South Wales teams of the Australian Ice Hockey League and was won last year by the Sydney Ice Dogs. The 2015 edition will be a double round-robin schedule, followed by a final between the two highest ranked teams. This change in format increases the number of games from four in 2014’s single round-robin tournament to seven.
Ticket prices for the tournament have been set at $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for the family, with prices to be the same at each venue.