CBR Brave

AIHL news: 23 November 2018

Melbourne Ice
Johan Steenberg will join the club in 2019 as Director of Operations. Steenberg previously served as the Ice’s goaltending coach from 2014 to 2017 before joining the CBR Brave in 2018 as Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. For more information see the statement released by the Steenberg on the Brave’s website.

2018 AIHL playoffs

The 2018 AIHL playoffs have finished with the CBR Brave defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 in overtime. The win gives the Brave their first Goodall Cup since joining the league in 2014. The Brave progressed to the final after defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 in the semifinals while the Bears defeated the Perth Thunder 3-0 in their semifinal. For the sixth year running the finals are sponsored by Air Canada.

The CBR Brave’s Trevor Gerling was named the playoffs most valuable player and Wehebe Darge was named the Skaters Network local player of the finals.

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

– SF1: Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 CBR Brave (15:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 0-3 Sydney Bears (18:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– GF: Sydney Bears 3-4 OT CBR Brave (15:00, 2 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 2 September 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Perth Thunder, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The CBR Brave finish the regular season on top of the standings with a record 72 points, beating the previous record of 71 by the Melbourne Ice. Perth Thunder and the Melbourne Mustangs take the final two playoff spots joining the Brave and Bears. Next week the top four teams will compete in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. The semifinals will see the Brave take on the Mustangs and the Bears play the Thunder.

The final round of the regular season also played host to a couple of events. The Perth Thunder held their Blue Jersey Day on 25 August to fundraise for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The blue jerseys were auction off as part of the fundraising. The Melbourne Ice held their Heritage Day game on 26 August. The game saw the Ice wearing a heritage themed jersey. The club also retired Vincent Hughes‘ #7 jersey as part of the celebrations.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 24 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-5 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Melbourne Ice (16:30, 26 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 24 0 0 4 72
Sydney Bears 28 15 3 3 7 54
Perth Thunder 28 12 4 2 10 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 2 2 12 42
Newcastle Northstars 28 9 4 4 11 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 3 2 12 38
Melbourne Ice 28 7 2 4 15 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 26 August 2018

CBR Brave 2018 awards night

The Brave held their 2018 awards night on 20 August.

– Most Valuable Player: Trevor Gerling and Matt Hewitt
– Best Forward: Chris Leveille
– Best Defender: Channing Bresciani
– Leading Points: Trevor Gerling
– Emerging Brave: Mitchell Henning
– Players Player: Wehebe Darge
– Coaches Award: Kai Miettinen
– Fans Choice: Matt Hewitt
– John Lewis Memorial Award: Darryl Day
– Deans Award: Tristan Metcalfe

2018 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Following their win on 17 August the Bears are the second team to qualify for the playoffs and will finish the season in second. While the Melbourne Ice are now officially out of the playoff race and will finish the season in seventh place. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games in the final round of the 2018 regular season.

The match between the Sydney Bears and Adelaide Adrenaline on 19 August served as the Bears’ annual Pride Game. The Bears won the match 9-0.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-9 Sydney Bears (19:30, 17 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-0 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 17 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-10 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 2-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 3-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 18 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 6-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-9 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 19 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 26 22 0 0 4 66
Sydney Bears 26 14 3 3 6 51
Perth Thunder 26 11 3 2 10 41
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 2 11 39
Newcastle Northstars 26 9 4 3 10 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 9 3 2 12 35
Melbourne Ice 26 7 2 4 13 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 19 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games with the round kicking off on a Friday in Sydney and Melbourne.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 August 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 8-11 CBR Brave (17:30, 11 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 12 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 August 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 12 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 24 20 0 0 4 60
Sydney Bears 24 12 3 3 6 45
Perth Thunder 24 10 3 2 9 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 24 9 3 2 10 35
Newcastle Northstars 24 8 4 3 9 35
Melbourne Mustangs 24 9 2 2 11 33
Melbourne Ice 24 7 2 4 11 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 3 2 3 18 16

Last updated 12 August 2018