CBR Brave

Victorian All-Stars roster announced

The roster for the Victorian All-Stars has been announced ahead of the two game series against the Australian men’s team. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Further information:
Ticket details

Roster
#6 Nathan Cachia (Melbourne Ice)
#9 Jaxson Lane (Melbourne Mustangs)
#21 Joey Hughes (CBR Brave)
#23 Jamie Bourke (Melbourne Mustangs)
#24 Mitch Humphries (Melbourne Mustangs)
#26 Tristan Darling (Melbourne Mustangs)
#29 Brendan McDowell (Melbourne Mustangs)
#49 Matt Anderson (Melbourne Mustangs)
#51 Sean Jones (Melbourne Mustangs)
#75 Tom Lash (Melbourne Ice)
#76 Jack McCoy (Melbourne Mustangs)
#77 Paul Lazzarotto (Melbourne Ice)
#88 Bradley Apps (Melbourne Mustangs)
#89 Pat O’Kane (Melbourne Mustangs)
#90 Rob Clark (Melbourne Ice)

Australian men’s roster for Victorian All-Stars games

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming exhibition series against the Victorian All-Stars. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Further information:
Roster announcement from Ice Hockey Australia
Ticket details

The roster features some different names compared to the recently released World Championship roster. This is mainly due to those players currently playing overseas. Players unavailable are Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Brian Funes, Casey Kubara, Robert Malloy, Beau Taylor and Cameron Todd. The three reserves named on the roster for the series are Jonathon Bremner, Liam Manwarring and Austin McKenzie.

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Austin McKenzie (Melbourne Ice)
Michael McMahon (A) (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Matti Luoma
– Assistant coach: Michael Flaherty
– Team manager: Ian Webster

Australian men’s roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 19 to 25 April in Zagreb, Croatia with Australia competing against China, Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.

Changes to the team from the 2019 World Championships include the additions of Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Casey Kubara and Lynden Lodge. Both Kai Miettinen and Lliam Webster return to the team after being named in 2019 but didn’t end up playing. While players dropped include Jason Baclig, Jack Carpenter, Tyerell Clare, Tyler Kubara, Mathew Lindsay and Chris Wong.

Matti Luoma replaces Brad Vigon as head coach having held the position of assistant in 2019 and Michael Flaherty comes in as the new assistant coach.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U20)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Hayden Dawes (Lindenwood University)
Brian Funes (HC Lidköping)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Casey Kubara (Nazareth College)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Beau Taylor
Cameron Todd (University of Jamestown)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Matti Luoma
– Assistant coach: Michael Flaherty
– Team leader: Steve Ransome
– Team manager: Ian Webster

2020 AIHL schedule released

The Australian Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. The regular season will start on 18 April and run through to 23 August followed by the playoffs weekend on 29 and 30 August at a location to be announced. The league also announced that the All-Star Game has been removed from the 2020 schedule following a request to allow more rest for the teams. A round of the 2020 season will also be dedicated to firefighters to help raise money for the Rural Fire Services and to the Red Cross.

Further information:
AIHL Facebook post
2020 season schedule

AIHL and AWIHL clubs feature in Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019

The CBR Brave, Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women have all ranked in the Top 25 of the Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019 list produced by Platinum Asset Management and GAIN LINE Analytics. The CBR Brave ranked highest for ice hockey coming in at ninth and was the only AIHL club featured. The Sydney Sirens and Melbourne Ice Women ranked 21st and 23rd respectively. The Newcastle Northstars dropped out of the Top 25 after ranking 19th in the 2018 list.

Further information:
Australasia’s Best Sporting Team 2019
Best Sporting Team 1994-2018
Brave emerge as Canberra’s best team in Gain Line Analytic study by Chris Dutton

2019 AIHL playoffs

The 2019 AIHL playoffs have finished with the Sydney Bears defeating the Perth Thunder 5-2 in the final. The win gives the Bears their first Goodall Cup since 2007 and third overall. The Bears progressed to the final after defeating the CBR Brave 6-4 in the semifinals while the Thunder defeated the Newcastle Northstars 3-2 in their semifinal. For the seventh year running the finals were sponsored by Air Canada.

The Sydney Bears’ Danick Gauthier was named the playoffs most valuable player.

For more information see the TheAIHL.com and for the livestreams of the games see the league YouTube page.

– SF1: Sydney Bears 6-4 CBR Brave (15:00, 31 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 3-2 Newcastle Northstars (19:00, 31 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– GF: Sydney Bears 5-2 Perth Thunder (15:30, 1 September 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Last updated 1 September 2019

2019 AIHL player awards

The AIHL announced the 2019 player awards today.

– Most Valuable Player: Dylan Quaile (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Defenceman of the Year: Dylan Quaile (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Goaltender of the Year: Matt Climie (CBR Brave)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Jake Ratcliffe (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: John Kennedy (Newcastle Northstars)

2019 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Melbourne Mustangs. The 2019 regular season finishes with the CBR Brave at the top of the standings, 25 points ahead of the second placed Northstars. Next week is the playoffs with the semifinals on Saturday and the final on Sunday. In the semifinals the Brave take on the Bears and the Northstars take on the Thunder.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Jake Ratcliffe (Sydney Bears)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 23 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-3 OT Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 24 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 24 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 8-1 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 24 August 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Thunder 7-3 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 25 August 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-14 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 25 August 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-3 OT Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 25 August 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 26 0 1 1 79
Newcastle Northstars 28 16 3 0 9 54
Perth Thunder 28 16 1 1 10 51
Sydney Bears 28 15 2 0 11 49
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 1 4 11 42
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 1 3 14 35
Melbourne Ice 28 6 3 0 19 24
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 0 0 2 26 2

Last updated 27 August 2019

CBR Brave 2019 club awards

The CBR Brave held their 2019 Club Awards yesterday.

Most Valuable Player: Matt Climie
Highest Points Scorer: Jesse Gabrielle
Best Defenceman: Matt Harvey
Best Forward: Wehebe Darge
Emerging Brave: Nick Christensen
Players Player: Adam Kambeitz
Coaches Award: Bayley Kubara
Fans Choice: Jesse Gabrielle
John Lewis Memorial Award: Murray Barton & Mandi Webb
Deans Award: Robyn Kemp & David Kemp