The Melbourne Mustangs have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Kevin Nastiuk for the remainder of the 2019 season. Nastiuk spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Stony Plain Eagles in the Allan Cup Hockey West where he recorded a 0.860 save percentage in the regular season and a 0.947 in the playoffs. For more information see the announcement from the club.
Phillips spent the 2018-19 season playing in the ECHL for the Jacksonville IceMen and Fort Wayne Komets where he recorded eleven points from 42 games. Simpson started his 2018-19 season off with Mount Royal University in the U Sports system before signing with the Lacombe Generals of Allan Cup Hockey West.
Both players are expected to arrive on 6 June. For more information see the Episode 8 of the AIHL Podcast.
– 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
– 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