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2018 AIHL awards: Part 2

The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of the final threee awards for the 2018 season. The Sydney Bears took out two categories with Anthony Kimlin named goaltender of the year and Ron Kuprowsky named coach of the year. The CBR Brave took out the remaining category with Wehebe Darge named Skaters Network local player of the year.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: Ron Kuprowsky (Sydney Bears)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

2018 AIHL All-Star Weekend: Skills Competition

The 2018 AIHL-All Star Weekend got underway yesterday with the Skills Competition being held at the Adelaide Ice Arena. The Adelaide Adrenaline and Sydney Bears both claimed two of the seven competitions each with the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Sydney Ice Dogs all picking up one.

For more information see the article by Alex Jacobs and Alyssa Longmuir

– Air Canada Fastest Skater: Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder) – 12.53 seconds
– APA Group Breakaway Challenge: Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Ola Shooting Accuracy: Nick Rivait (Newcastle Northstars) – 12.65 seconds
– Rifle Media Stickhandling: Charlie Adams (Sydney Bears) – 18.15 seconds
– Skaters Network Hardest Shot: Nathan Chiarlitti (Sydney Ice Dogs) – 154 km/h
– Create Apparel Elimination Shootout: Sebastian Andersson (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender Race: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)

2018 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national team have lost to the Netherlands 2-9 in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin faced 66 shots, saving 57, and was named best Australian player of the game. He was also named the best Australian player of the tournament and selected as the tournaments best goaltender. In other games of the day China defeated Belgium 5-2 and Serbia beat Iceland 5-2. Australia finish the tournament in second place while the Netherlands finish at the top of the standings and are promoted back to Division I Group B for 2019. Iceland finish in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 2-9 Netherlands (16:30, 29 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 15
Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 10
China 5 2 0 0 3 6
Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 3
Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 0

2018 World Championships: Australia beat Belgium

The Australian men’s national team have beat Belgium 6-0 in their second game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin stopped all 24 shots to earn the shutout and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Serbia defeated China 3-1 and the Netherlands beat Iceland 11-1. Australia move up to second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday where Australia take on China for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2011 New Zealand Winter Games where Australia won 15-2.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 6-0 Belgium (13:00, 24 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Serbia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Belgium 2 0 0 0 2 0
China 2 0 0 0 2 0
Iceland 2 0 0 0 2 0

AIHL news: 7 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
Josef Rezek has re-signed with the Adrenaline for the 2018 season. Rezek will play in his eighth season with the club where he has scored 165 points in 136 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have signed a deal with restaurant Billy’s District to be their post-game venue for the 2018 season. Billy’s District replaces The James Hotel who had been the clubs post-game venue since May 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of American forward Charlie Adams for the 2018 season. Adams has spent the majority of his 2017-18 season playing for the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Southern Professional Hockey League where he currently has 45 points from 41 games. Prior to joining the Ice Flyers Adams also had a brief four game stint with EV Lindau in the Oberliga. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have also announced the re-signing of captain Michael Schlamp and goaltender Anthony Kimlin. Schlamp has recorded 287 points in his 243 games with all but one season being for the Bears. Kimlin returns for his third straight season with the Bears and fifth in the AIHL, having previously played for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and Sydney Ice Dogs.

2017 World Championships: Australia win silver

The Australian men’s national team have defeated Belgium 3-0 in their final game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for a fourth game after stopping all 30 shots on goal. Kimlin was also awarded the best goaltender of the tournament and named best Australian player. In other games of the day the Serbia defeated Iceland 6-0 and Romania beat Spain 6-0. Australia finish the tournament in second place, one point behind tournament winners Romania. As a result of their win Romania gain promotion back to Division I Group B for 2018 while Spain is relegated to Division II Group B after finishing in last place.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

  • Australia 3-0 Belgium (13:00, 9 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 5 4 0 0 1 12
Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Serbia 5 2 0 2 1 8
Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 6
Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 6
Spain 5 0 1 0 4 2

2017 World Championships: Australia lose to Romania

The Australian men’s national team have lost to Romania 1-5 in their fourth game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for a third game after stopping 22 of 27 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Spain defeated Serbia 5-4 in overtime and Belgium beat Iceland 9-3. At the end of the fourth round Australia have dropped back to second place, one point behind the leaders Romania. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Sunday where Australia take on Belgium in their final game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

  • Australia 1-5 Romania (20:00, 7 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 4 3 0 0 1 9
Australia 4 2 1 0 1 8
Belgium 4 2 0 0 2 6
Iceland 4 2 0 0 2 6
Serbia 4 1 0 2 1 5
Spain 4 0 1 0 3 2

2017 World Championships: Australia beat Iceland

The Australian men’s national team won their second game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Iceland 3-2. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match for the second game in a row after stopping 28 of 30 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Belgium defeated Spain 5-3 and Romania beat Serbia 4-1. At the end of the second round Australia have moved up to second place, trailing the leader Romania by one point. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Thursday where Australia take on Spain.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

  • Australia 3-2 Iceland (13:00, 4 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 1 0 0 5
Iceland 2 1 0 0 1 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 1 3
Serbia 2 0 0 1 1 1
Spain 2 0 0 0 2 0

2017 World Championships: Australia defeat Serbia

The Australian men’s national team won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Serbia 4-3 in overtime. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was named best Australian player of the match after stopping 41 of 44 shots on goal. In other games of the day the Iceland defeated Spain 3-2 and Romania beat Belgium 9-1. At the end of the first round Australia sit in third place, trailing the leader Romania by one point. Australia take on Iceland today in their second game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

  • Australia 4-3 OT Serbia (13:00, 3 April 2017, Galati Arena). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 3
Iceland 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 0 1 0 0 2
Serbia 1 0 0 1 0 1
Spain 1 0 0 0 1 0
Belgium 1 0 0 0 1 0

2016 AIHL Awards

The AIHL have announced the winners of the 2016 Awards which were voted on by team representatives and officials. For more information see the article on TheAIHL.com

– Kendall Trophy (Most Valuable Player): Wehebe Darge (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Defenceman of the Year: Jan Safar (CBR Brave)
– Rookie of the Year: Casey Kubara (CBR Brave)
– Local Player of the Year: Casey Kubara (CBR Brave)
– Coach of the Year: Brent Laver (Melbourne Ice)
– Kennedy Trophy (Playoffs Most Valuable Player): Dayne Davis (Newcastle North Stars)