The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of forward Samuel Sweatman for the remainder of the 2019 season. Sweatman spent the 2018-19 season playing for HPK U16 Team in the Jr. C Suomi-sarja Q, HPK U18 Akatemia in the Jr. B Suomi-sarja Q and the Melbourne Glaciers in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League.
Defenceman Thomas Kiliwnik has debuted for the Newcastle Northstars in their 9 June game against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Kiliwnik spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Brisbane Blitz in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded eight points in 15 games. For more information see the 7 June article from the Newcastle Herald.
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.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
Reach Rebels’ Casey Kubara has headed to the United States to attend a tryout with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League. Kubara has spent the last two seasons playing in the East Coast Super League and the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League and has played one game for the Sydney Ice Dogs during the 2012 AIHL season.