The Sydney Bears have released defenceman Lachlan Fahmy due to unspecified reasons. Fahmy played in sixteen games for the Bears from 2016 to 2019, recording one assist and ten penalties in minutes. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Fifth Liners Podcast have announced that the Adrenaline have signed forward Benjamin Gavoille for the 2019 season. Gavoille, a French born New Zealand resident, played last season with the Dunedin Thunder in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League where he recorded 20 points in 17 games. In 2019 Gavoille represented New Zealand for the first time of the World Championships where he recorded three points in five games in the Division II Group B tournament. For more information see episode 37 of the podcast.
Round 3 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder. Following their two wins the Northstars move into first on the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games while the Bears sit the round out on a bye.
For more information see the AIHL website.
Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-8 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 4 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 4 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 CBR Brave (17:30, 4 May 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 5 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 5-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 5 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
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Last updated 5 May 2019
The Newcastle Northstars have announced the signing of forward Connor Schultz for the 2019 season, replacing Tim Stanger who is out with a shoulder injury. Schultz spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Sydney Sabres in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded nine points in 15 games. He has also represented Australia at the 2018 and 2019 U18 World Championships. For more information see the article from the Newcastle Herald.
Melbourne Mustangs import Parker Thomas has arrived and will lineup for the club in their next game on 10 March. Thomas spent his 2018-19 season playing for the University of Saskatchewan in the U Sports system where he recorded 18 points in 31 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
On 25 April we posted that Tom Lash had made his debut as a backup goaltender for the Melbourne Ice in their 21 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. This is now known to be incorrect and the game card has been updated to list Thomas Munro as the backup.
We apologise for the mistake and now know that four days is probably not enough time for the game cards to be accurate.
The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Swedish goaltender Sebastian Andersson for the 2019 season. Andersson returns for his second season in the league after spending 2018 with the Adelaide Adrenaline. During the 2018-19 season Andersson returned to play for Hammarby IF in the Hockeyettan before moving across to the Southern Professional Hockey League to play for the Birmingham Bulls. For more information see the announcement from the club.
Defenceman Jackson Gallagher and forward Hamish Murray also made their debut in the Australian Ice Hockey League, lining up for the CBR Brave in their 27 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Gallagher spent his 2018-19 season playing for the Sydney Sabres in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League, recording five points in 16 games. Murray on the other-hand hasn’t got much of a background to write about besides one appearance for the Australian Capital Territory in the 2014 Ginsberg National Championship.