2016 Ice Hockey Classic

Team USA win Game 5 of 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

Team USA have won Game 5 of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team Canada 9-3. The final match of the series was a dead rubber after Team Canada took the series victory last week in Game 4. Team Canada has now won both years of the Ice Hockey Classic, winning the 2015 series 3-1.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada 2 – 4 Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada 4 – 3 SO Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada 3 – 9 Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

Upcoming events in July

On top of the various ongoing leagues there are a few events taking place in the month of July.

The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic – Game 5website
(2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
2016 Australian International Ice Hockey Cupwebsite
(2 July 2016 to 16 July 2016, Sydney Ice Arena and Erina Ice Arena)
2016 Syd Tange National Championshipwebsite
(6 July 2016 to 9 July 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena)
2016 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Ice Hockey League – Series 2website
(8 July 2016 to 11 July 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
2016 Kurt DeFris National Championshipwebsite
(14 July 2016 to 17 July 2016, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Team Canada win Game 4 to claim second Ice Hockey Classic title

Team Canada have won Game Four of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team USA 4-3 following a shootout. Team Canada win the series, with one game to play, and claim the Ice Hockey Classic Cup for the second year in a row. The Ice Hockey Classic resumes next week in Brisbane for the final match at the series.

Tonight’s roster for Team Canada also featured the CBR Brave’s Alex Tetreault who was selected as the backup goaltender for Ben Scrivens.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada 2 – 4 Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada 4 – 3 SO Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

Team USA win Game 3 of the 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

Team USA have won Game Three of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team Canada 4-2. Team USA currently trail Team Canada 1-2 in the five game series. The series resumes tomorrow with Game Four being held at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney before move to Brisbane for Game Five.

Tonight’s roster for Team Canada also featured the Adelaide Adrenaline’s Russel Brewer who was selected as the backup goaltender for Ben Scrivens.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada 2 – 4 Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

Team Canada edge Team USA in Perth

Team Canada have won Game Two of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team USA 6-5 in a shootout at Perth Arena. Team Canada now hold a 2-0 lead in the five games series. The series resumes on 24 June with Game Three being held in Adelaide before moving to Sydney for Game Four and then Brisbane for Game Five.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada 6 – 5 SO Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada – Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

Team Canada win 2016 Ice Hockey Classic opener

Team Canada have won the opening game of The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic defeating Team USA 8-2. Game One of the exhibition series was held at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with Game Two to take place today at Perth Arena. The two teams are competing in a five games series with Adelaide to host Game Three, Sydney Game Four and Brisbane Game Five.

For more information see the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Schedule:
– Game 1: Team Canada 8 – 2 Team USA (17 June 2016, Rod Laver Arena)
– Game 2: Team Canada – Team USA (18 June 2016, Perth Arena)
– Game 3: Team Canada – Team USA (24 June 2016, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
– Game 4: Team Canada – Team USA (25 June 2016, Qudos Bank Arena)
– Game 5: Team Canada – Team USA (2 July 2016, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

Rosters released for the 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

The organisers of the The Wayne Gretzky 2016 Ice Hockey Classic have released the rosters for the five game series. The two teams will be made up of players from various leagues including the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, Liiga, Metal Ligaen and Oberliga. Kevin Harvey of the Sydney Ice Dogs will also be representing Team Canada and former Sydney Bears player Joseph Harcharik will be playing for Team USA.

For more information see the rosters on the tournament website or see their Facebook page

Gretzky to host 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

It has been announced that Wayne Gretzky will host the 2016 Ice Hockey Classic which is set to begin on 17 June in Melbourne. As part of the endorsement the promoters have created a competition to win a meet and greet with Gretzy during the Sydney leg of the series.

For more information see the article from the Daily Telegraph and for series dates see the Ticketek website.

Brisbane added to 2016 Ice Hockey Classic

The organisers of the 2016 Ice Hockey Classic have added Brisbane to its schedule bringing the number of games to five for the tournament. Brisbane, which was part of the tournament in 2015, was initially dropped from the schedule in favour of Adelaide. The game will be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 2 July. The addition of the game has also resulted in the Perth and Sydney games being re-scheduled. The Perth game will move forward a week to 18 June, while the Sydney game has been moved to 25 June.

For more information see the official Facebook page and for tickets see Ticketek.

Revised schedule:

  • 17 June 2016: Rod Laver Arena
  • 18 June 2016: Perth Arena
  • 24 June 2016: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • 25 June 2016: Allphones Arena
  • 2 July 2016: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

2016 Ice Hockey Classic

TLA Worldwide and Nine Live have announced the return of the Ice Hockey Classic series for 2016. The series will again feature Canada and the United States competing in four games in four cities across Australia. Melbourne, Perth and Sydney remain on the schedule, with Brisbane being dropped in favour of Adelaide. Canada won the 2015 edition of the Ice Hockey Classic, defeating the United States three games to one.

For more information see the official Facebook page and for tickets see Ticketek.

Schedule:

  • 17 June 2016: Rod Laver Arena
  • 18 June 2016: Allphones Arena
  • 24 June 2016: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • 25 June 2016: Perth Arena