2016 AJIHL Tier 2 Wild Card Tournament

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)

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)