The 2018 AIHL-All Star Weekend got underway yesterday with the Skills Competition being held at the Adelaide Ice Arena. The Adelaide Adrenaline and Sydney Bears both claimed two of the seven competitions each with the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder and Sydney Ice Dogs all picking up one.
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– Air Canada Fastest Skater: Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder) – 12.53 seconds
– APA Group Breakaway Challenge: Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Ola Shooting Accuracy: Nick Rivait (Newcastle Northstars) – 12.65 seconds
– Rifle Media Stickhandling: Charlie Adams (Sydney Bears) – 18.15 seconds
– Skaters Network Hardest Shot: Nathan Chiarlitti (Sydney Ice Dogs) – 154 km/h
– Create Apparel Elimination Shootout: Sebastian Andersson (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender Race: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– New sponsor: Coffey. Corporate partner for the 2018 season.
– Josef Rezek has re-signed with the Adrenaline for the 2018 season. Rezek will play in his eighth season with the club where he has scored 165 points in 136 games. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Mustangs have signed a deal with restaurant Billy’s District to be their post-game venue for the 2018 season. Billy’s District replaces The James Hotel who had been the clubs post-game venue since May 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have announced the signing of American forward Charlie Adams for the 2018 season. Adams has spent the majority of his 2017-18 season playing for the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Southern Professional Hockey League where he currently has 45 points from 41 games. Prior to joining the Ice Flyers Adams also had a brief four game stint with EV Lindau in the Oberliga. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have also announced the re-signing of captain Michael Schlamp and goaltender Anthony Kimlin. Schlamp has recorded 287 points in his 243 games with all but one season being for the Bears. Kimlin returns for his third straight season with the Bears and fifth in the AIHL, having previously played for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and Sydney Ice Dogs.
The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the details for the 2018 AIHL All-Star Weekend. The two day event is set to be held on 2 and 3 June 2018 at the Adelaide Ice Arena with the skills competition on the 2nd followed by the all-stars game on the 3rd. APA Group will return for the fourth year in a row as the presenting sponsor. The two teams for 2017 will be captained by the Adelaide Adrenaline’s David Huxley and Josef Rezek, replacing Jamie Bourke of the Melbourne Mustangs and the Melbourne Ice’s Lliam Webster.
For more information on the event see aihl.net/2018allstarweekend.
The 2017 AIHL All-Star Weekend got underway today with the Skills Competition being held at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Melbourne Mustangs claimed three of the seven competitions with Jamie Bourke, Patrick O’Kane and Matt Beattie all claiming one each. The Melbourne Ice claimed two with Joseph Hughes picking up both, the Adelaide Adrenaline won one competition through Josef Rezek and the Sydney Ice Dogs picked up one with Damien Ketlo. The All-Star Weekend continues tomorrow with the All-Star Game.
– Air Canada Fastest Skater: Patrick O’Kane (Melbourne Mustangs) – 11 seconds
– APA Group Breakaway Challenge: Joseph Hughes (Melbourne Ice)
– Shooting Accuracy: Jamie Bourke (Melbourne Mustangs) – 9.3 seconds
– Rifle Media Stickhandling: Joseph Hughes (Melbourne Ice)
– Skaters Network Hardest Shot: Matt Beattie (Melbourne Mustangs) – 146 km/h
– Ryzer Elimination Shootout: Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Goaltender Race: Damien Ketlo (Sydney Ice Dogs)
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– Jake Riley and Marcel McGuiness will make their debut for the Adrenaline in todays against the Sydney Bears. The two players come into the team as replacements for Remy McGuiness and Josef Rezek who are out for the weekend due to injury.
– Kayne Fedor also returns to the Adrenaline lineup after spending the 2015-16 season playing for the Euless Junior Stars in the North American 3 Hockey League
– The Adrenaline have continued the slow role out of their 2016 roster with the re-sigings of goaltender Peter King, forwards Darren Corstens and Josef Rezek and defenceman David Huxley
– The Ice have announced their team leadership for the 2016 season. Lliam Webster retains his captainancy along with Thomas Powell as alternate captain. While Mitchell Humpries takes on the second alternate captain role, replacing Greg Sturrock.