2016 AIHL season

2016 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, 13 points clear of the second placed North Stars. The round also saw the Ice Dogs become the first team to be officially knocked out of the playoff race. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 13 results:
– Perth Thunder 4 – 2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 23 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 2 – 7 CBR Brave (17:30, 23 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 Melbourne Mustangs (19:00, 23 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Perth Thunder 1 – 3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 24 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 8 CBR Brave (17:00, 24 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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Standings at the end of Round 13:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 22 15 3 3 1 54
Newcastle North Stars 23 12 1 3 7 41
CBR Brave 22 12 1 2 7 40
Perth Thunder 20 10 3 1 6 37
Melbourne Mustangs 21 8 1 0 12 26
Sydney Bears 21 4 5 3 9 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 4 1 3 12 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 4 1 1 15 15

Ice Dogs to host Adrenaline in Matt Clark Shield match

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced that they will be wearing the old Warringah Bombers jersey in their upcoming 6 August game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The special edition jersey is part of the teams Leukaemia Fundraising Night and is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The two teams will also be competing for the Matt Clark Shield, an award that was originally contested from 1995 to 2001 at the Bombers’ Matt Clark Memorial Games. For more information see the club announcement

2016 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle North Stars, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Ice remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed North Stars, and become the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Next week seven teams are in action across five games, while the North Stars sit the round out on a bye.

The round also marked the 250th game for Josh Harding of the Adelaide Adrenaline. He becomes the ninth player to reach the milestone. Harding came out of retirement to play in this weekends double header against North Stars and following the conclusion of second game announced his second retirement from the AIHL.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 12 results:
– Sydney Bears 3 – 1 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 16 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 16 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 5 – 6 CBR Brave (17:30, 16 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Sydney Bears 1 – 4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 17 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 2 – 1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:00, 17 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 21 14 3 3 1 51
Newcastle North Stars 23 12 1 3 7 41
Perth Thunder 18 9 3 1 5 34
CBR Brave 20 10 1 2 7 34
Melbourne Mustangs 20 8 1 0 11 26
Sydney Bears 20 4 5 3 8 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 18 4 1 3 10 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 20 3 1 1 15 12

AIHL news: 14 July 2016

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of defenceman Josh Harding and is expected to lineup for the club in this weekends double header against the Newcastle North Stars. Harding retired from the AIHL at the end of the 2015 season after playing five seasons for the Adelaide Avalanche and eight for the Adrenaline. Sunday’s game will also mark Harding’s 250th regular season game, becoming only the ninth player to reach that mark.

AIHL news: 12 July 2016

The AIHL have announced that Game 48 between the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Melbourne Mustangs has been rescheduled to 7 August 2016 at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. The match, which was originally scheduled for 5 June, was postponed due to flooding at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. For more information see the announcement

2016 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Newcastle North Stars, Melbourne Mustangs, Adelaide Adrenaline, Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice and CBR Brave. The Ice remain on top of the standings, 13 points clear of the second placed North Stars. Next week seven teams are in action across five games, while the Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 11 results:
– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 9 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 4 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 9 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 9 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– CBR Brave 3 – 4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 9 July 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 2 – 3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 10 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Adelaide Adrenaline 3 – 2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 10 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Melbourne Mustangs 8 – 3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 10 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– CBR Brave 4 – 2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 10 July 2016, Perth Ice Arena)
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Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 20 13 3 3 1 48
Newcastle North Stars 21 10 1 3 7 35
Perth Thunder 18 9 3 1 5 34
CBR Brave 19 9 1 2 7 31
Melbourne Mustangs 19 8 1 0 10 26
Sydney Bears 18 3 5 3 7 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 16 4 1 3 8 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 19 3 1 1 14 12

2016 AIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Newcastle North Stars, Perth Thunder and CBR Brave. The Ice remain on top of the standings, 13 points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 10 results:
– Perth Thunder 1 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 2 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Sydney Ice Dogs 4 – 5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 2 July 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Melbourne Ice 9 – 1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 2 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– Newcastle North Stars 3 – 1 CBR Brave (17:30, 2 July 2016, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
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– Perth Thunder 6 – 3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 3 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Melbourne Ice 3 – 2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:00, 3 July 2016, Adelaide Ice Arena)
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– CBR Brave 6 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 3 July 2016, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
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– Sydney Bears 3 – 0 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 3 July 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
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Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 18 12 3 3 0 45
Perth Thunder 16 9 2 1 4 32
Newcastle North Stars 19 9 1 3 6 32
CBR Brave 17 8 1 1 7 27
Sydney Bears 16 3 5 2 6 21
Melbourne Mustangs 17 6 1 0 10 20
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 3 0 3 8 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 17 3 1 1 12 12

Adrenaline appoint Lien as new head coach

The Adelaide Adrenaline have appointed Eric Lien to the position of head coach for the remainder of the season. Lien replaces Trevor Walsh who was fired by the club two weeks ago. Lien has previously acted as an assistant coach for the club from 2011 to 2014 and for the Australian national team in 2014 and 2015. For more information see the announcement from the club