Brisbane Blitz

AJIHL news: 29 July 2018

Perth Sharks
Dave Ruck has stepped down from the position of head coach following his appointment to the Australian U20 national team. Ice Hockey WA currently has an expression of interest out for the position as well as the positions of assistant coach and team manager.
– The team will hold tryouts and training camps from 6 November to 11 December for the 2018-19 season.
– Ice Hockey WA also released some of the schedule for the 2018-19 season. The rest of the season schedule has yet to be released.

Partial 2018-19 schedule
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals. 2-3 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena (3 games)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks. 9-10 February 2019, Perth (3 games)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks. 16-17 February 2019, Perth (3 games)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers. 23-24 February 2019, Melbourne (3 games)

– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Melbourne Glaciers. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Adelaide Generals. 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Brisbane Blitz – Melbourne Glaciers. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Perth Sharks. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Brisbane Blitz – Adelaide Generals. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers. 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena (1 game)

– Playoffs. 9-10 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey WA

AIHL news: 13 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– 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.

CBR Brave
– 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.

Melbourne Ice
– New signing: Dillon Lawrence. Position: Forward. 2017-18 season: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 39 games, 6 points. More information

Sydney Bears
– 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.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– Re-signing: Strat Allen. Position: Forward. Fourth season with the club, 58 AIHL games, 67 points. More information.

2018 AJIHL playoffs

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.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Qualifying
– Sydney Sabres 4-2 Sydney Wolf Pack (11:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 5-4 SO Perth Sharks (13:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Semifinals
– Melbourne Glaciers 2-1 SO Brisbane Blitz (19:45, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 0-5 Adelaide Generals (21:30, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Melbourne Glaciers 3-1 Adelaide Generals (12:45, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 18 March 2018

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 10

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.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

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)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 15 10 0 1 4 31
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 6 2 1 6 23
Sydney Sabres 15 4 0 1 10 13

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 15 10 3 0 1 39
Perth Sharks 15 5 0 4 6 19
Melbourne Glaciers 15 2 2 0 10 10

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 15 10 3 0 1 39
Brisbane Blitz 15 10 0 1 4 31
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 6 2 1 6 23
Perth Sharks 15 5 0 4 6 19
Sydney Sabres 15 4 0 1 10 13
Melbourne Glaciers 15 2 2 0 10 10

Last updated 16 March 2018

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 9

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.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

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)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 12 9 0 1 2 28
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 4 2 0 6 16
Sydney Sabres 12 3 0 1 8 10

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 9 2 0 1 31
Perth Sharks 12 4 0 4 4 16
Melbourne Glaciers 12 1 2 0 9 7

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 9 2 0 1 31
Brisbane Blitz 12 9 0 1 2 28
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 4 2 0 6 16
Perth Sharks 12 4 0 4 4 16
Sydney Sabres 12 3 0 1 8 10
Melbourne Glaciers 12 1 2 0 9 7

Last updated 11 March 2018

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 7

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.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 3-2 Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 24 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Sharks 6-4 Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 24 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4-5 SO Melbourne Glaciers (06:15, 25 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 2-3 Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 25 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Sharks 5-2 Melbourne Glaciers (15:45, 25 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 3-6 Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 25 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 9 6 0 1 2 19
Sydney Wolf Pack 9 4 2 0 3 16
Sydney Sabres 12 3 0 1 8 10

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 1 0 2 20
Perth Sharks 9 4 0 3 2 15
Melbourne Glaciers 12 2 2 0 8 10

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 1 0 2 20
Brisbane Blitz 9 6 0 1 2 19
Sydney Wolf Pack 9 4 2 0 3 16
Perth Sharks 9 4 0 3 2 15
Sydney Sabres 12 3 0 1 8 10
Melbourne Glaciers 12 2 2 0 8 10

Last updated 25 February 2018

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 4

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.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

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)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 6 4 0 1 1 13
Sydney Wolf Pack 5 1 2 0 2 7
Sydney Sabres 5 1 0 1 3 4

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Perth Sharks 3 1 0 1 1 4

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Brisbane Blitz 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Sydney Wolf Pack 5 1 2 0 2 7
Perth Sharks 3 1 0 1 1 4
Sydney Sabres 5 1 0 1 3 4

Last updated 17 December 2017

2017-18 AJIHL season: Round 3

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.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Round 3 results (all times local)
– Melbourne Glaciers 8–0 Perth Sharks (16:00, 9 December 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5–4 Sydney Sabres (19:00, 9 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers 2–3 Perth Sharks (06:45, 10 December 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 7–3 Sydney Sabres (07:30, 10 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–2 SO Perth Sharks (13:00, 10 December 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5–2 Sydney Sabres (14:45, 10 December 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Perth Sharks 3 1 0 1 1 4

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 3 3 0 0 0 9
Sydney Sabres 5 1 0 1 3 4
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 0 1 0 1 2

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 5 0 0 1 15
Brisbane Blitz 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 1 0 6 8
Perth Sharks 3 1 0 1 1 4
Sydney Sabres 5 1 0 1 3 4
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 0 1 0 1 2

Last updated 10 December 2017

Brisbane Blitz 2017-18 roster

The Brisbane Blitz have released their roster for the 2017-18 AJIHL season. The Blitz kick of their season on 9 and 10 December against the Sydney Wolf Pack at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Players
Harley Anderson (C)
Josh Anderson
Marcus Anderson
Anthony Barnes
Will Clifford
Matt de Beer
Damon de Ryck
– Liam Gepp
Alex Gracia
Isaac Norris
Conar Peace
Grady Perlin
Imogen Perry
Anthony Santilli (A)
Nick Scanlan (A)
Lachlan Tripp
Ben Woodall

Staff
– Head Coach: Sebastian Gobeil
– Assistant Coach: Ben Spillane
– Assistant Coach: Ben Nayler
– Manager: Marcelle Tripp