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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

AJIHL news: 14 October 2017

Brisbane Blitz
– 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.

Perth Sharks
– 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.

AJIHL news: 8 October 2017

The start of the 2017-18 season is getting closer however the AJIHL have yet to announce the full season schedule and the participating teams. Here is what we know so far:

Teams
– The Adelaide Generals have held a training camps on 22 September, 29 September and 5 October.
– The Brisbane Blitz will be holding training camps on 25 October and 1 November.
– The Melbourne Glaciers are expected to return for the 2017-18 season.
– The Perth Sharks will again represent Western Australia in the league. Ice Hockey WA have also mentioned they may reform the Perth Pelicans as an exhibition team which will play games against the Sharks between AJIHL tournaments.
– Currently no confirmation on the Sydney teams however Brisbane have two Sydney tournaments scheduled for December.

Schedule
– Adelaide tournament: 21-22 October. Venue: Adelaide Ice Arena. Known participants: Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers
– Perth tournament: 9-10 December. Venue: Unknown. Known participants: Adelaide Generals, Perth Sharks
– Sydney tournament #1: 9-10 December. Venue: Unknown. Known participants: Brisbane Blitz
– Sydney tournament #2: 16-17 December. Venue: Unknown. Known participants: Brisbane Blitz
– Brisbane tournament #1: 24-25 February. Venue: Iceworld Boondall. Known participants: Brisbane Blitz
– Brisbane tournament #2: 10-11 March. Venue: Iceworld Boondall. Known participants: Brisbane Blitz
– Finals: 15-18 March. Venue: O’Brien Group Arena

In other news Sebastian Gobeil has been announced as the head coach for the Brisbane Blitz for the upcoming season. Gobeil was the teams assistant coach last season and replaces Darryl Dunsford in the head coach role. The Blitz are expected to announce the rest of the management team in the coming weeks.

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 5 & Playoffs

The Adelaide Generals have won the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League playoffs, defeating the Perth Sharks 5-3 in the final. The Generals also took out the regular season title after finishing in first place, two points ahead of the Brisbane Blitz. After the completion of the final round of regular season games the top four teams advanced to the playoffs with the first placed Generals drawn against the fourth placed Sabres and the second placed Blitz drawn against the third placed Sharks. The Generals won their semifinal match shutting out the Sabres 5-0 and advanced to the final against the Sharks who had defeated the Blitz 5-2. The Generals went on to win the final while the Sabres defeated the Blitz 6-3 to take the bronze medal. The regular season and playoff titles are the first for the Generals who joined the league this season after playing in the Tier 2 competition in 2015-16.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website and get livestreams on the Ice Hockey South Australia Facebook page.

Round 5 results
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 4 Adelaide Generals (17:45, 30 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 5 – 2 Brisbane Blitz (19:30, 30 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3 – 8 Sydney Sabres (07:15, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3 – 7 Adelaide Generals (09:00, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 11 – 5 Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack (14:15, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 3 Adelaide Generals (17:45, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 3 Perth Sharks (06:00, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 2 – 10 Melbourne Glaciers (07:45, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Playoffs
– SF: Adelaide Generals 5 – 0 Sydney Sabres (15:45, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– SF: Brisbane Blitz 2 – 5 Perth Sharks (17:30, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– BMG: Sydney Sabres 6 – 3 Brisbane Blitz (08:15, 2 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– GMG: Adelaide Generals 5 – 3 Perth Sharks (10:00, 2 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 7 5 0 1 1 16
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 0 5 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 1 1 0 5 5

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 7 6 0 0 1 18
Perth Sharks 7 4 0 0 3 12
Melbourne Glaciers 7 2 0 0 5 6

League standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 7 6 0 0 1 18
Brisbane Blitz 7 5 0 1 1 16
Perth Sharks 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 0 5 6
Melbourne Glaciers 7 2 0 0 5 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 1 1 0 5 5

Last updated 2 April 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season update

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming Round 5 to be held in Adelaide. The round will feature all six teams of the league competing in a total of nine games from 30 March to 1 April at the Adelaide Ice Arena. Each team will compete in three games against teams of the opposing conference. Following the completion of the remaining regular season games the top four teams from a combined league standings will advance to the playoffs.

The earlier reported three additional regular season games played by the Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres in February have been reclassified as exhibition games. The two teams took part in the three games during February in order to keep active due to neither teams having any training sessions.

The league will abandon the conference standings for the draw of the playoffs, opting to combine the teams into a single league standings. This is despite the fact that the teams will have competed in two games against teams within their conference and one game against teams in the opposing conference. We apologise for the number of changes made during the season however information has been hard to come by due to the lack of communication from the league.

Regular season schedule:
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (17:45, 30 March 2017)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz (19:30, 30 March 2017)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres (07:15, 31 March 2017)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Adelaide Generals (09:00, 31 March 2017)
– Brisbane Blitz – Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 31 March 2017)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (14:15, 31 March 2017)
– Brisbane Blitz – Adelaide Generals (17:45, 31 March 2017)
– Sydney Sabres – Perth Sharks (06:00, 1 April 2017)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Melbourne Glaciers (07:45, 1 April 2017)

Playoffs schedule:
– SF: 1st Place – 4th Place (15:45, 1 April 2017)
– SF: 2nd Place – 3rd Place (17:30, 1 April 2017)
– BMG: Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (08:15, 2 April 2017)
– GMG: Winner SF1 – Winner SF1 (10:00, 2 April 2017)

Last updated 9 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf. The Blitz lead the Brisbane/Canberra/Sydney Conference standings, five points ahead of the second placed Wolf Pack. Details for Round 2 and the rest of the season have yet to be released and will be updated as the information becomes known.

It was earlier announced that last years Tier 2 competition had merged with the main competition and that the league would be split into two conferences. The regular season would then be restructured to consist of conference based tournaments hosted in each city. Due to a lack of information it is still unclear as to whether Melbourne and Perth will be fielding one or two teams. The teams for Adelaide and Canberra are also yet to be confirmed.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 1 results:
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 5 Sydney Sabres (19:15, 15 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 9 – 1 Sydney Sabres (15:15, 16 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 4 – 1 Sydney Wolf Pack (06:45, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 7 – 1 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 6 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (07:30, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 18 December 2016

2016 AJIHL playoffs: Finals

The Sydney Sabres have won the 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League final after defeating the Melbourne Glaciers 6-4, claiming their second finals title.

The Sabres started the finals weekend with a win against the Glaciers in the first semifinal which saw them advance straight the grand final game, while the Glaciers progressed to the qualifying final. In the second semifinal the Perth Sharks defeated the Brisbane Blitz to advance to the qualifying final against the Glaciers.

The Glaciers secured their spot in the grand final after defeating the Sharks 6-2 in qualifier. The Glaciers and Sabres then faced off for the grand final with the Sabres winning 6-4 and claiming their second AJIHL finals title, their first since 2014. The win also sees New South Wales continue their dominance in the AJIHL playoffs with the Sydney teams having won all four editions.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page and esportsdesk.com for League statistics

Semifinals:
– Game 1: Melbourne Glaciers 2 – 5 Sydney Sabres (17:00 27 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Game 2: Brisbane Blitz 1 – 2 Perth Sharks (19:15, 27 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Qualifying final:
– Perth Sharks 2 – 6 Melbourne Glaciers (08:00, 28 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Grand final:
– Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 6 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 28 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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2016 AJIHL Tier 2 Wild Card tournament

The Brisbane Blitz have defeated the Adelaide Generals 3-2 in the final of the 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League’s Tier 2 tournament to earn the wild card spot in the upcoming 2016 AJIHL playoffs. The Blitz finished the preliminary round with three wins from four games, finishing two points ahead of the second placed Generals and seven ahead of the hosts, the Junior Brave. The Blitz and Generals advanced to the final of the tournament where the Blitz bounced back from their loss earlier that day to defeat the Generals. The Blitz will now compete in the 2016 AJIHL playoffs which are scheduled for 27 and 28 February at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Preliminary round:
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 1 Canberra Junior Brave (08:15, 28 January 2016)
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– Adelaide Generals 2 – 4 Brisbane Blitz (12:10, 28 January 2016)
– Canberra Junior Brave 4 – 3 SO Adelaide Generals (18:45, 28 January 2016)
– Canberra Junior Brave 1 – 2 Adelaide Generals (12:10, 29 January 2016)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 1 Canberra Junior Brave (18:45, 29 January 2016)
– Adelaide Generals 3 – 2 Brisbane Blitz (12:10, 30 January 2016)

Standings at the end of the preliminary round:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 0 1 9
Adelaide Generals 4 2 0 1 1 7
Canberra Junior Brave 4 0 1 0 3 2

Final:
– Brisbane Blitz 3 – 2 Adelaide Generals (16:00, 30 January 2016)