The Melbourne Mustangs have announced the signing of Canadian forward Jordan Owens for the 2019 season. Owens spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he recorded 29 points in 53 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Melbourne Mustangs have announced that Canadian goaltender Travis Fullerton will not be joining the club for the 2019 season as previously announced. Commitments to the Guilford Flames of the Elite Ice Hockey League has been cited as the reason for the withdrawel. A replacement has yet to be announced with Jayden Pine-Murphy currently filling the role as the teams starting goaltender.
The CBR Brave have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Matt Climie for the 2019 season. Climie started his 2018-19 season playinf for HC TWK Innsbruck in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga where he posted a 0.771 save percentage from three games. He then left Innsbruck and signed with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League where he played eleven games and recorded a 0.896 save percentage before being released. After being released from the Steelers Climie joined HDD Jesenice of the Alps Hockey League. Playing seven games in their regular season Climie posted a 0.926 save percentage before advancing to playoffs where he recorded a 0.956 save percentage from eleven games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Melbourne Mustangs have announced the signing of goaltender Travis Fullerton and forward Christian Isackson for the upcoming 2019 season. Fullerton has spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Guildford Flames in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has a 0.908 save percentage from 22 games. Isackson started the 2018-19 season playing for the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL before being released after one game.
In other news the Mustangs have signed on Isuzu Australia as a sponsor for the 2019 season.
The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian forwards Paul Crowder and Tim Crowder. The two brothers have been playing the 2018-19 season in the Elite Ice Hockey League with Paul currently signed with Fife Flyers and Tim with Coventry Blaze. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– Goaltender Jaden Pine-Murphy has left the club after six seasons. Pine-Murphy played backup to Michael James during the first few rounds of the 2018 season and received only 20 minutes in the Ice’s season opener against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Michael Breedveld replaces Pine-Murphy as the backup goaltender while the Ice wait for James Downie to arrive from the United States.
– New staff: Peter Ekroth. Takes on the position of head coach replacing Charles Franzén who was in the position during the 2017 season. More information.
– Staff changes: Charles Franzén. Moves from the head coach position to Director of Coaching and Player Development. More information.
– Staff changes: Garry Doré, Ray Sheffield, Joey Theriault will share the coaching duties after the parting ways with former head coach Andrew Petrie in October 2017. Doré remains as the general manager and previously coached from 2012 to 2014. Sheffield and Theriault have been an assistant coaches for the past two seasons. More information.
– New signing: Michael Burns. Position: Forward. More information.
– New signing: Chad Smith. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Fife Flyers (EIHL) – 50 games, 1 point, Kirkcaldy Kestrels (SNL) – 8 games, 14 points. More information.
Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Curtis Skip. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: University of Alberta-Augustana (CCAA). More information.
– New sponsor: The Ranch Hotel. Official post game venue for 2018. Replaces TGI Fridays Macquarie Centre which was the clubs venue in 2017. More information.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of Welsh forward Ben Davies for the 2018 season. Davies has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Guildford Flames of the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has 25 points from 56 games. For more information see the announcement from the club