2015 Wilson Cup

North Stars win 2015 Wilson Cup

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

2015 Wilson Cup: Game 5 & 6

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.

More information: Newcastle North Stars confirm Wilson Cup final berth by Ellie-Marie Watts

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 4 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Game 6: Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 1 SO Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 12 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
  • Final: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 April 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings after Game 6:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 4 3 0 0 1 17 9 9
Newcastle North Stars 4 2 0 1 1 10 12 7
Sydney Ice Dogs 4 0 1 0 3 8 14 2

2015 Wilson Cup: Game 4

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)
  • Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (18 April 2015, TBA)

Standings after Game 4:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 9
Newcastle North Stars 2 1 0 0 1 5 7 3
Sydney Ice Dogs 3 0 0 0 3 6 13 0

2015 Wilson Cup: Game 2 & 3

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.

For more wrap-up of Game 2 see the article by Emily Rebolledo at theAIHL.com.

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 – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 5 April 2015, Penrith Ice Palace)
  • 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)
  • Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (18 April 2015, TBA)

Standings after Game 3:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 2 2 0 0 0 8 5 6
Newcastle North Stars 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 3
Sydney Ice Dogs 3 0 0 0 3 6 13 0

Sydney Bears and Ice Dogs player announcements

Following tonights Wilson Cup opener both the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Sydney Bears have revealed some new player signings as well as a good majority of returning players for the Sydney Bears.

New signings for the Sydney Ice Dogs:

  • Kane Spence – from the ECSL’s Sting. Previously played for the Sydney Bears.
  • Strat Allen – Canadian centre who has previously played for Queens University.
  • Alec Stephenson – from the Sydney Bears. Previously played for the Ice Dogs in 2012 and 2013.
  • Bryan Costa – from the ECSL’s Reach Rebels and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
  • Ilman Lee – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers. Represented Australia at the 2015 IIHF World U20 Championships.
  • Jake Burgess – from the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack

New signings for the Sydney Bears:

  • Patrick Ward – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
  • Luke Zvonicek – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
  • Richard Tesarik – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
  • Charles Frazer – from the ECSL’s Newcastle North Stars and the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack.
  • Lachlan Allport – from the ECSL’s Penrith Raptors and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
  • Thomas Cooney – American forward currently playing for Arizona State University. Recently drafted by the Blueline Bombers in the 2015 ECSL Draft
  • Kevin Engström – Swedish winger from Göta/Traneberg in the Swedish Division 2 league
  • Jonathan Bjurestam – Swedish winger who last played for Husum HK in the Swedish Division 2 league
  • Dale Burgess – from the Sydney Ice Dogs

Returning players for the Bears include Steven Adams, Michael Schlamp, Jan Bejcek, Paul Bond, Spencer Austin, Adrian Esposito, Lee Turner, Saxon Air and Luke Read

2015 Wilson Cup: Game 1

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.

For more information on Game 1 see the article by Andrew McMurtry.

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 – Sydney Bears (17:00, 28 March 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
  • Game 3: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 March 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
  • Game 4: Sydney Bears – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 5 April 2015, Penrith Ice Palace)
  • 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)
  • Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (18 April 2015, TBA)

Standings after Game 1:

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Sydney Bears 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 3
Newcastle North Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 0

2015 Wilson Cup schedule announced

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.

For the history on the tournament see the Wikipedia article.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Game 1: Sydney Bears – Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 15 March 2015, Penrith Ice Arena)
  • Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs – Sydney Bears (17:00, 28 March 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
  • Game 3: Newcastle North Stars – Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 March 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
  • Game 4: Sydney Bears – Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 5 April 2015, Penrith Ice Palace)
  • 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)
  • Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (18 April 2015, TBA)