– 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.
The Melbourne Glaciers have won the 2018 AJIHL playoffs, defeating the Adelaide Generals 3-1 in the final. The Glaciers entered the playoffs in last place in the regular season standings and were drawn against the Perth Sharks in the qualifying round. The Glaciers beat the Sharks 5-4 in a shootout and advanced to the semifinals against the Brisbane Blitz, where they were also forced to a shootout and won 2-1. The Generals advanced to the final after defeating the Sydney Sabres 5-0 in their semifinal and were the defending champion. In the final the Glaciers took a 2-0 lead in the first period and held it until midway through the third with the Generals getting one back. The Glaciers however scored an empty net at the end of the period to claim their first AJIHL Championship.
Round 10 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with all six teams picking up at least one win. The Adelaide Generals finish at the top of the league standings and claim the regular season title for the second year in a row. The Blitz finish the season in second place and pickup the Northern Division title. Tomorrow the playoffs begin with the qualifying finals and semifinals, followed by the grand final on Sunday.
Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Generals 3-0 Sydney Sabres (08:45, 15 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 1-3 Sydney Wolf Pack (10:30, 15 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4-5 Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 15 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals 6-5 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (15:45, 15 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4-3 Sydney Sabres (08:45, 16 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 4-3 Brisbane Blitz (10:30, 16 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 2-5 Sydney Wolf Pack (12:15, 16 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals 5-1 Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 16 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 0-2 Sydney Sabres (15:45, 16 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
Round 9 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Blitz defeating the Sydney Wolf Pack in all three games at Iceworld Boondall. Following their wins the Blitz claim the Northern Division title for the 2017-18 season. The league standings remain unchanged with the Generals currently leading the Blitz by three points. Next week, starting Thursday, the two divisions converge in Melbourne for the final round of the regular season and the playoffs. Each team will play three games against the teams of the opposite division before the start of the playoffs.
Results (all times local)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 0-6 Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 10 March 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 1-3 Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 11 March 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 0-3 Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 11 March 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
Round 7 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Sabres, Perth Sharks, Melbourne Glaciers and Brisbane Blitz. With their two wins from the weekend the Blitz move back into first place in the Northern Division standings, while the Adelaide Generals lead both the Southern Division and the league. Next week the Sharks host the Generals at the Cockburn Ice Arena.
Round 4 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Wolf Pack defeating the Brisbane Blitz two games to one at the Penrith Ice Palace. The Adelaide Generals and Brisbane Blitz remain on top of their respective division standings, while the Generals lead the league standings by two points. Competition resumes on 10 February with the Adelaide Generals hosting the Sharks and the Sydney Wolf Pack take on the Sydney Sabres in Penrith.
Round 4 results (all times local)
– Brisbane Blitz 2–3 Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 16 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 3–2 Sydney Wolf Pack (07:30, 17 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 1–2 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 17 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
Round 3 of the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Brisbane Blitz and Perth Sharks. The Adelaide Generals remain on top of the Southern Division standings, while the Brisbane Blitz move into first place in the Northern Division. Next week the Sydney Wolf Pack host the Blitz in a three game series at the Penrith Ice Palace.
– The Blitz have changed the date of their second training camp to 2 November. Their first on 25 October remains unchanged. The Blitz kick off their 2017-18 season on 9 December in Sydney.
– The Blitz have named Ben Spillane as their assistant coach and Marcelle Tripp as manager and medic for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Spillane and Tripp join Sebastien Gobeil on the team staff after Gobeil was named head coach last week.
– Ice Hockey WA have named their team staff for the upcoming 2017-18 AJIHL season. Dave Ruck has been named as head coach with Alastair Punler as his assistant. Gill McLean has been named team manager.
– The team will hold one tryout session before naming their roster. This will be held on 13 November at the Perth Ice Arena.
– Cockburn Ice Arena will serve as the venue for the first Perth tournament of the season. The tournament will run on 9 and 10 December with the Sharks competing against the Adelaide Generals.