Jonathan Bjurestam

Bjurestam and Engström travel South

Swedish imports Jonathan Bjurestam and Kevin Rowa Engström have travelled from Sydney to Adelaide for tryouts with the Adrenaline ahead of the 2015 season. The two players joined the A-Grade All Stars team in yesterdays exhibition game against the Adrenaline, a week after lining up for the Syndey Bears in the 2015 Wilson Cup opener. Engström scored the only goal for the All Stars with the team going on to lose 1-5.

For a wrap-up of the exhibition game see the article by Jeremy Rochow at TheAIHL.com.

Sydney Bears and Ice Dogs player announcements

Following tonights Wilson Cup opener both the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Sydney Bears have revealed some new player signings as well as a good majority of returning players for the Sydney Bears.

New signings for the Sydney Ice Dogs:

  • Kane Spence – from the ECSL’s Sting. Previously played for the Sydney Bears.
  • Strat Allen – Canadian centre who has previously played for Queens University.
  • Alec Stephenson – from the Sydney Bears. Previously played for the Ice Dogs in 2012 and 2013.
  • Bryan Costa – from the ECSL’s Reach Rebels and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
  • Ilman Lee – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers. Represented Australia at the 2015 IIHF World U20 Championships.
  • Jake Burgess – from the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack

New signings for the Sydney Bears:

  • Patrick Ward – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
  • Luke Zvonicek – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
  • Richard Tesarik – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
  • Charles Frazer – from the ECSL’s Newcastle North Stars and the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack.
  • Lachlan Allport – from the ECSL’s Penrith Raptors and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
  • Thomas Cooney – American forward currently playing for Arizona State University. Recently drafted by the Blueline Bombers in the 2015 ECSL Draft
  • Kevin Engström – Swedish winger from Göta/Traneberg in the Swedish Division 2 league
  • Jonathan Bjurestam – Swedish winger who last played for Husum HK in the Swedish Division 2 league
  • Dale Burgess – from the Sydney Ice Dogs

Returning players for the Bears include Steven Adams, Michael Schlamp, Jan Bejcek, Paul Bond, Spencer Austin, Adrian Esposito, Lee Turner, Saxon Air and Luke Read