The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Swedish goaltender Sebastian Andersson for the 2019 season. Andersson returns for his second season in the league after spending 2018 with the Adelaide Adrenaline. During the 2018-19 season Andersson returned to play for Hammarby IF in the Hockeyettan before moving across to the Southern Professional Hockey League to play for the Birmingham Bulls. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– New team staff: Johan Steenberg. Takes on the roles of Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. Formerly the goaltending coach of the Melbourne Ice (2014-2017). More information
Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Bryan Kolodziejczyk. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Albatros de Brest (FFHG Division 1) – 40 games, 50 points. More information
– New sponsor: Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. New sponsor for the 2018 season. More information
– The Ice Dogs have partnered with Cheapskate Hockey to create a line of merchandise and a third jersey. The alternative jersey will feature a redesigned bulldog logo.
The Perth Thunder have announced the signing of defender Per Daniel Göransson for the upcoming 2016 season. Göransson, who is a Swedish national, recently acquired his Australian permanent residency allowing him to join the team as a local. Göransson spent last season playing for the Northern Vikings in the Western Australian Super League and has previously played for Hammarby IF and Team Uppsala in the Allsvenskan.