Sydney Ice Dogs player Bryan Costa has been ruled out for the entire 2015 season after suffering a knee injury during a recent Wilson Cup game in Liverpool. Costa, who is yet to play a game in the Australian Ice Hockey League, will now have to look to 2016 to make his debut for the Ice Dogs.
Following tonights Wilson Cup opener both the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Sydney Bears have revealed some new player signings as well as a good majority of returning players for the Sydney Bears.
New signings for the Sydney Ice Dogs:
- Kane Spence – from the ECSL’s Sting. Previously played for the Sydney Bears.
- Strat Allen – Canadian centre who has previously played for Queens University.
- Alec Stephenson – from the Sydney Bears. Previously played for the Ice Dogs in 2012 and 2013.
- Bryan Costa – from the ECSL’s Reach Rebels and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
- Ilman Lee – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers. Represented Australia at the 2015 IIHF World U20 Championships.
- Jake Burgess – from the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack
New signings for the Sydney Bears:
- Patrick Ward – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
- Luke Zvonicek – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
- Richard Tesarik – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
- Charles Frazer – from the ECSL’s Newcastle North Stars and the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack.
- Lachlan Allport – from the ECSL’s Penrith Raptors and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
- Thomas Cooney – American forward currently playing for Arizona State University. Recently drafted by the Blueline Bombers in the 2015 ECSL Draft
- Kevin Engström – Swedish winger from Göta/Traneberg in the Swedish Division 2 league
- Jonathan Bjurestam – Swedish winger who last played for Husum HK in the Swedish Division 2 league
- Dale Burgess – from the Sydney Ice Dogs