Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have signed forward Geordie Wudrick for the upcoming 2018 season. Wudrick has spent the last two seasons playing for the CBR Brave and before that played a season with the Newcastle Northstars. During the AIHL off-season Wudrick has been playing for EHC Berlin Blues of the German Regionalliga. For more information see the announcement from the club
The Brave have announced the signing of Geordie Wudrick for the upcoming 2016 season. Wudrick spent last season playing for the Newcastle North Stars where he scored 96 points in 30 games and was named both the regular season and playoffs MVP. During the AIHL off-season Wudrick returned to play for the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
The 2015 AIHL Playoffs have finished with the Newcastle North Stars defeating the Melbourne Ice 3-2 in overtime. The win gives the North Stars their fifth Goodall Cup and first since 2008. The North Stars progressed to the finals after defeating the CBR Brave 4-3 in the semifinal, while the Ice defeated the Perth Thunder 1-0 in their semifinal. For the third year running the finals were sponsored by Air Canada.
The club has also announced the formation the CBR Brave Foundation. It has been established to help the team in raising funds for mental illness, depression and suicide prevention with a focus on young men. The Foundation will provide annual grants to charities in these areas and there are plans to launch an online auction next week to start the initiative.
Newcastle North Stars Geordie Wudrick has broken the records for most points and most goals scored in a season, finishing with 91 points which included 44 goals and 47 assists. Wudrick’s 91 points beats previous record holder Adison DeBoer’s 85 points which was set in the 2011 season for the Canberra Knights. His 44 goals meanwhile beats the previous record of 42 set by the Gold Coast Blue Tongues’ Matt Amado in 2011.
The four new imports join American John Kennedy who will start his third season with the North Stars and is expecting to gain an Australian permanent residency in the coming months. Davis, like Kennedy is also working towards his permanent residency.