Adelaide Adrenaline

2018 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Brave move into first place on the standings, edging out the Adrenaline on win percentage. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 28 April 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 28 April 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 4-5 SO Melbourne Ice (17:00, 28 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-6 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 29 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 29 April 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 2 0 0 0 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 4 2 0 0 2 6
Melbourne Ice 2 1 1 0 0 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 3 1 1 0 1 5
Melbourne Mustangs 2 1 0 0 1 3
Newcastle Northstars 2 0 0 1 1 1
Perth Thunder 2 0 0 1 1 1
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0

Last updated 29 April 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave and Adelaide Adrenaline. After the first round the Ice sit on top of the standings with a superior goal difference over the Brave. Next week seven teams are in action across five games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-8 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 21 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 SO Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 21 April 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 21 April 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 22 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 1 1 0 0 0 3
CBR Brave 1 1 0 0 0 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 1 0 0 2
Newcastle Northstars 1 0 0 1 0 1
Melbourne Mustangs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Perth Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 22 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline 2018 roster

The Adelaide Adrenaline roster has been pieced together from their player announcements and this weekends game lineup. It should look pretty much as follows.

New to the team are Alex Adams, Harley Anderson, Sebastian Andersson, Caleb Apperson, Brad Chenoweth, Tyler Leeming, Adam Piett, Dylan Pope, Andrew Stapleton, Corey Stringer and Quenton Tombleson

While players dropped from the roster include Casey Baineau, Tyson Boyd, Graham Charbonneau, Andrew Chen, Darren Corstens, Cameron Critchlow, Ben Gebert, Sean Greer, David Huxley, James Keane, Peter King, Cole MacMillan, Marcel McGuiness, Morgan McNeill, Matt Murphy, Greg Oddy and Jake Riley

Goaltenders
#30 Glen Forbes-White
#35 Sebastian Andersson (I)

Defence
#4 Corey Stringer
#6 Zach Boyle
#20 Jordan Geyer
#34 Adam Piett (I)
#37 Caleb Apperson (I)
Alex Adams (I)
Brad Chenoweth
Tyler Leeming

Forwards
#7 Ryan Foll
#9 Andrew Stapleton
#12 Sami Mantere
#13 Nathaniel Benson
#14 Remy McGuiness
#18 Dylan Pope
#24 Harley Anderson
#33 Quenton Tombleson
#47 Ales Kratoska (I)
#73 Steve Best
Josef Rezek

Staff
– Head Coach: Jim Fuyarchuk
– Assistant Coach: Corey Smith
– Assistant Coach: Sami Mantere
– Team Manager: Jason Geyer

AIHL news: 20 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Adam Piett. Position: Defence. More information.

Melbourne Ice
– New staff: Peter Ekroth. Takes on the position of head coach replacing Charles Franzén who was in the position during the 2017 season. More information.
– Staff changes: Charles Franzén. Moves from the head coach position to Director of Coaching and Player Development. More information.

Newcastle Northstars
– Staff changes: Garry Doré, Ray Sheffield, Joey Theriault will share the coaching duties after the parting ways with former head coach Andrew Petrie in October 2017. Doré remains as the general manager and previously coached from 2012 to 2014. Sheffield and Theriault have been an assistant coaches for the past two seasons. More information.

Sydney Bears
– New signing: Michael Burns. Position: Forward. More information.
– New signing: Chad Smith. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Fife Flyers (EIHL) – 50 games, 1 point, Kirkcaldy Kestrels (SNL) – 8 games, 14 points. More information.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Curtis Skip. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: University of Alberta-Augustana (CCAA). More information.
– New sponsor: The Ranch Hotel. Official post game venue for 2018. Replaces TGI Fridays Macquarie Centre which was the clubs venue in 2017. More information.

AIHL news: 18 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Sebastian Andersson. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: Hammarby IF (Hockeyettan) – 17 games, 0.907 save percentage. More information

CBR Brave
– New team staff: Johan Steenberg. Takes on the roles of Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. Formerly the goaltending coach of the Melbourne Ice (2014-2017). More information

Perth Thunder
– New signing: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Corsaires de Nantes (FFHG Division 1) – 34 games, 48 points

Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Bryan Kolodziejczyk. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Albatros de Brest (FFHG Division 1) – 40 games, 50 points. More information
– New sponsor: Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. New sponsor for the 2018 season. More information
– The Ice Dogs have partnered with Cheapskate Hockey to create a line of merchandise and a third jersey. The alternative jersey will feature a redesigned bulldog logo.

Sydney Ice Dogs (2018 alternative)

Hockey Festival: Melbourne 2018

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Hockey Festival’s Warrior Cup, defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 in the final. The Hockey Festival was hosted at the O’Brien Group Arena by the Melbourne Ice with a round-robin on day one and the playoffs on day two. The top two teams of the round-robin advanced to the final while the bottom two played off for third. The Mustangs finished on top of the standings at the end of day one but fell to the Ice in the final. The Adelaide Adrenaline defeated the CBR Brave in their playoff to pick up third place.

Round robin
– Melbourne Ice 1-2 Melbourne Mustangs (12:00, 14 April 2018)
– CBR Brave 0-3 Melbourne Ice (13:00, 14 April 2018)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-1 CBR Brave (14:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-4 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-1 CBR Brave (16:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (17:00, 14 April 2018)

Playoffs
– Third place: CBR Brave 2-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (13:00, 15 April 2018)
– Final: Melbourne Ice 3-2 Melbourne Mustangs (14:30, 15 April 2018)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Melbourne Ice 3 2 0 0 1 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 3 1 1 0 1 5
CBR Brave 3 0 0 0 3 0

AIHL news: 13 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Harley Anderson. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Brisbane Blitz (AJIHL) – 14 games, 22 points. More information
– Re-signing: Glen Forbes-White. Position: Goaltender. Second season with the club, 1 AIHL game, 0.813 save percentage. More information.

CBR Brave
– New signing: Ainars Podzins. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 32 games, 20 points; Metallurg Novokuznetsk (VHL) – 13 games, 1 point. More information
– New signing: Channing Bresciani. Position: Defence. 2017-18 season: University of Manitoba (U Sports) – 24 games, 8 points. More information
– New signing: Chris Leveille. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Laval Rocket (AHL) – 6 games, 1 point; Brampton Beast (ECHL) – 64 games, 51 points. More information.
– New sponsor: The Signal Co. Wireless. New major sponsor, previously a player and post-game sponsor.

Melbourne Ice
– New signing: Dillon Lawrence. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 39 games, 6 points. More information

Sydney Bears
– Re-signing: Tyerell Clare. Position: Defence. Fourth season with the club, 71 AIHL games, 11 points.
– Re-signing: Adrian Esposito. Position: Forward. Fourteenth season with the club, 248 AIHL, 66 points.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– Re-signing: Strat Allen. Position: Forward. Fourth season with the club, 58 AIHL games, 67 points. More information.

AIHL news: 12 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Canadian Caleb Apperson for the 2018 season. Apperson spent the first half of his 2017-18 season playing for Laurentian University in the U Sports system where he recorded 12 points in 18 games. At the end of February Apperson signed with the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League where he currently has four points from 13 games. For more information see the announcement from the club
David Huxley, Sean Greer and Graham Charbonneau have all announced that they will not be playing for the Adrenaline in the 2018 season. For more information see the announcement from the club

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced the re-signing of Jordon Brunt, Mitchell Henning, Bayley Kubara, and Alex Tétreault
Jayden Lewis has re-signed with the Brave, having last played for the club in 2015. Lewis has spent the last two seasons playing junior hockey in Finland. In the 2017-18 season Lewis played for KaKiPo U20 and PaiHa U20 and currently has 10 points from 21 games.
Dary Flanagan has signed with the Brave having spent last season playing for the Melbourne Ice. The 2018 season will be Flanagan’s third in the AIHL, having previously played for the Mustangs in 2016.
– For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have re-signed Brian Funes and Jeremy Vasquez for the 2018 season. Funes will return for his third season with the Bears and eighth in the AIHL having previously played for the Ice Dogs from 2011 to 2015. Vasquez returns for his third season with the club. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 11 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the re-signing of Steve Best and the signing of Quenton Tombleson and Tyler Leeming for the 2018 season. Best will return for his sixth season with the club, having so far recorded 15 points in 78 games. Tombleson spent the 2017 season playing for the Adelaide Falcons in the South Australian Premier League where he recorded 15 points in 17 games. Leeming also spent his 2017 season playing in the Premier League where he recorded 62 points from 14 games for the Adelaide Red Wings. For more information see the announcement from the club

CBR Brave
The Brave have announced the signing of forward Hayden Dawes for the upcoming season. Dawes has spent the 2017-18 season playing for Lindenwood University in the American Collegiate Hockey Association system where he currently has 16 points from 24 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Ice
Tempur Australia and the Ice have reached an agreement which will see Tempur be the clubs naming rights sponsor for the next three seasons. Captain Lliam Webster has been appointed as the teams brand ambassador. For more information see the announcement from the club

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have signed a deal with Warners at the Bay to be their post-game venue for the 2018 season. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed Canadian defenceman Graeme Strukoff for the 2018 season. Strukoff has spent the 2017-18 season playing for HC 07 Detva in the Tipsport Liga and prior to that spent two seasons in the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 9 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced that Sami Mantere has stepped down from the position of head coach in order to return as a player for the club. Mantere joined the Adrelaine in 2009 and has recorded 52 points from 47 games. He will also remain on as an assistant coach.
Jim Fuyarchuk will replace Mantere in the head coach position. Fuyarchuk has previously coached in Canada, Hungary and Australia at levels including university and junior hockey.
– For more information see the announcement from the club

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian forward Sam Lawson for the 2018 season. Lawson has spent his 2017-18 season playing for the Innisfail Eagles of the Allan Cup Hockey West league where he currently has 13 points from 20 games. For more information see the announcement from the club