2017 AIHL season

2017 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Perth Thunder. The Ice maintain their 14 point lead at the top of the standings while the Brave and Mustangs secure the final two playoff spots. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games for the final round of the 2017 regular season.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 17 results:
– Sydney Bears 3-2 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 19 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 8-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 19 August 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 19 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 5-4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 19 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 5-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 20 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-4 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 20 August 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 3-0 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 20 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 20 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 17:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 26 20 2 1 3 65
Perth Thunder 26 14 3 3 6 51
CBR Brave 26 13 3 1 9 46
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 3 10 40
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 10 0 0 16 30
Newcastle Northstars 27 7 3 3 14 30
Sydney Bears 27 7 3 3 14 30
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 6 1 3 16 23

Last updated 20 August 2017

CBR Brave 2017 awards night

The Brave held their 2017 Presentation Night on 16 August.

– Most Valuable Player: Stephen Blunden
– Best Forward: Stephen Blunden
– Best Defenceman: Dominic Jalbert
– Emerging Brave: Bayley Kubara
– Players Player: Dominic Jalbert
– Coaches Award: Matt Harvey
– Fan Choice: Jan Safar
– John Lewis Memorial Award: Krisy Maricic and Bede Riley

2017 AIHL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Ice claim the H Newman Reid Trophy as the winners of the 2017 regular season with four games to play. The Northstars become the third team to be eliminated from playoffs contention after their loss to the Mustangs on 13 August. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 16 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 12 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 5-8 CBR Brave (17:30, 12 August 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Mustangs 6-1 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 13 August 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 6-3 CBR Brave (17:00, 13 August 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings at the end of Round 16:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 24 18 2 1 3 59
Perth Thunder 24 12 3 3 6 45
CBR Brave 24 11 3 1 9 40
Melbourne Mustangs 24 11 2 3 8 40
Sydney Ice Dogs 24 10 0 0 14 30
Newcastle Northstars 25 7 3 3 12 30
Sydney Bears 25 6 2 3 14 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 24 6 1 2 15 22

Last updated 13 August 2017

Sydney Bears retain Wilson Cup

The Sydney Bears have retained the Wilson Cup following their 5-3 defeat of the Sydney Ice Dogs on 4 August. The Wilson Cup is usually awarded to the winner of a pre-season tournament held between the three New South Wales based AIHL clubs. This year however the normal pre-season tournament was cancelled due to the number of players competing overseas and the relocation of the Bears and Ice Dogs to the Macquarie Ice Rink. As a result the Wilson Cup was re-purposed to be awarded to the winner of the four game regular season series between the Bears and Ice Dogs, leaving out the Northstars.

The series finished with two wins for each team and both with an equal goal difference of zero. The Wilson Cup was therefor retained by the Bears, having won the 2016 cup.

Results
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (22 April 2017)
– Sydney Bears 0-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (10 June 2017)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Sydney Bears (15 July 2017)
– Sydney Bears 5-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (4 August 2017)

AIHL news: 6 August 2017

Newcastle Northstars
Kale Kerbashian has left the Northstars before the end of the season to return to his pro-career for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Kerbashian competed in ten games for the Northstars, recording seven goals and 18 assists. He is the second import to have departed before the end of the season with the Northstars having already lost Félix-Antoine Poulin. For more information see the article from the Newcastle Herald.

2017 AIHL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Adelaide Adrenaline, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Ice remain on top of the standings, eleven points clear of the second placed Thunder. The Thunder are the second team to qualify for the 2017 Goodall Cup playoffs while the Adrenaline are now officially out of finals contention. Next week five teams are in action across four games while the Thunder, Adrenaline and Bears sit the round out on a bye.

The round also saw the Adelaide Adrenaline wearing an Adelaide Avalanche themed jersey as part of their heritage round. For more information see club’s weekend rundown article and the Adrenaline’s Facebook page on how to bid for one of the jerseys.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 15 results:
– Sydney Bears 5-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (20:00, 4 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 5 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-7 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 5 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 CBR Brave (17:30, 5 August 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 1-4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 6 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 6 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 15:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 22 17 2 1 2 56
Perth Thunder 24 12 3 3 6 45
CBR Brave 22 10 3 1 8 37
Melbourne Mustangs 22 9 2 3 8 34
Sydney Ice Dogs 23 10 0 0 13 30
Newcastle Northstars 24 7 3 3 11 30
Sydney Bears 25 6 2 3 14 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 24 6 1 2 15 22

Last updated 6 August 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs and Newcastle Northstars. The Ice remain on top of the standings, eight points clear of the second placed Thunder. The Ice are also the first team to qualify for the 2017 Goodall Cup playoffs after their second win of the weekend. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

The round also saw the Melbourne Ice hold a Swedish themed day on 30 July. The Swedish theme included the Ice wearing a blue and gold coloured variant of their jersey.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 14 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-3 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 29 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 7-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 29 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 30 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 30 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Bears 4-7 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 30 July 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 20 15 2 1 2 50
Perth Thunder 22 11 3 3 5 42
CBR Brave 21 10 3 1 7 37
Melbourne Mustangs 22 9 2 3 8 34
Newcastle Northstars 22 7 3 3 9 30
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 9 0 0 12 27
Sydney Bears 24 5 2 3 14 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 5 1 2 14 19

Last updated 30 July 2017