The Newcastle North Stars have announced the signing of goaltender Charlie Smart for the upcoming 2017 season. Smart spent last season playing for the Sydney Ice Dogs and has been playing for the Bozeman Icedogs of the North American 3 Hockey League in the offseason. The signing of Smart comes after last seasons starting goaltender Dayne Davis declined to re-sign citing interest from other clubs. Smart joins Nicholas Mizen on the roster. Mizen played five games last season for the North Stars and has been playing for the Steele County Blades of the United States Premier Hockey League’s Elite Division during the offseason. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– The Brave have re-signed goaltender Aleksi Toivonen for the 2016 season. Toivonen played in 11 games for the Brave last season and finished the regular season with a save percentage of 0.884. During the AIHL off-season Toivonen has been playing KaKiPo U20 in the Jr. A Suomi-sarja league were he finished with a save percentage of 0.905 from 11 games.
– The Mustangs have announced the signing defenceman James Isaacs for 2016. Isaacs has spent the 2015-16 season playing for Coventry Blaze in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). 2015-16 was Isaacs third season in the EIHL having previously played three seasons in the ECHL and two in the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.
Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Charlie Smart for the upcoming 2016 season. Smart spent last season playing for the Adelaide Adrenaline and finished with a save percentage of 0.894 from 23 games. During the AIHL off-season Smart has been playing in the North American 3 Hockey League for the St. Louis Jr. Blues and the Bozeman Icedogs. For more information see the announcement by the club.