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2019 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across five games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week:

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 18 May 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 19 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 8 7 0 0 1 21
CBR Brave 7 6 0 0 1 18
Melbourne Mustangs 7 4 0 2 1 14
Sydney Bears 6 4 0 0 2 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 3 1 0 3 11
Perth Thunder 6 1 1 0 4 5
Melbourne Ice 7 1 0 0 6 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 19 May 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder. Following their two wins the Northstars move into first on the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games while the Bears sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-8 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 4 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 4 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 CBR Brave (17:30, 4 May 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 5 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 5-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 5 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 4 4 0 0 0 12
CBR Brave 4 3 0 0 1 9
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Sydney Bears 4 2 0 0 2 6
Sydney Ice Dogs 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Thunder 4 1 1 0 2 5
Melbourne Ice 3 1 0 0 2 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 6 0 0 0 6 0

Last updated 5 May 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars and Perth Thunder. Following their two wins the Brave move into first on the standings, two points clear of the second placed Mustangs. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the two Melbourne teams sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Dayne Davis (Newcastle Northstars)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-0 Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 April 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 2-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 27 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 3-4 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 27 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 0-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 28 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-1 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 April 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Newcastle Northstars 2 2 0 0 0 6
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Bears 3 1 0 0 2 3
Melbourne Ice 3 1 0 0 2 3
Perth Thunder 2 0 1 0 1 2
Adelaide Adrenaline 4 0 0 0 4 0

Last updated 30 April 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice and CBR Brave. The Mustangs sit at the top of standings, edging out the second placed Brave on goal difference. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Michael Schlamp (Sydney Bears)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 8-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 20 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 20 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 21 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 4-1 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 1 1 0 0 0 3
CBR Brave 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Ice 1 1 0 0 0 3
Sydney Bears 2 1 0 0 1 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Newcastle Northstars 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 30 April 2019

Macquarie Ice rink spared demolition

AMP Capital have announced that they will no longer go ahead with the planned demolition of the Macquarie Ice Rink. Community consultation instead led to AMP Capital announcing that any future development to Macquarie Centre will include an Olympic-sized ice rink. For more information see the announcement from Macquarie Centre.

Macquarie Ice Rink demolition on hold

The application to demolish the Macquarie Ice Rink in 2020 has been put on hold following community reaction. AMP Capital, the owners of the Macquarie Centre where the rink is located, will now seek consultation from the community and stakeholders before coming to a final decision. For more information see the announcement from the Sydney Ice Dogs.

Macquarie Ice Rink scheduled for demolition in 2020

It has been announced that the Macquarie Ice Rink, home of the Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs, will be demolished in 2020. The planned demolition will however have no impact on the 2019 AIHL season with both clubs playing their full home schedule out of Macquarie. No announcement has yet been made on where the two clubs will be based for the 2020 season.

Further information:
AIHL announcement
Macquarie Ice Rink announcement
Sydney Bears announcement
Sydney Ice Dogs announcement

2018 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Perth Thunder, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The CBR Brave finish the regular season on top of the standings with a record 72 points, beating the previous record of 71 by the Melbourne Ice. Perth Thunder and the Melbourne Mustangs take the final two playoff spots joining the Brave and Bears. Next week the top four teams will compete in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. The semifinals will see the Brave take on the Mustangs and the Bears play the Thunder.

The final round of the regular season also played host to a couple of events. The Perth Thunder held their Blue Jersey Day on 25 August to fundraise for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The blue jerseys were auction off as part of the fundraising. The Melbourne Ice held their Heritage Day game on 26 August. The game saw the Ice wearing a heritage themed jersey. The club also retired Vincent Hughes‘ #7 jersey as part of the celebrations.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 24 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-5 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Melbourne Ice (16:30, 26 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 24 0 0 4 72
Sydney Bears 28 15 3 3 7 54
Perth Thunder 28 12 4 2 10 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 2 2 12 42
Newcastle Northstars 28 9 4 4 11 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 3 2 12 38
Melbourne Ice 28 7 2 4 15 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 26 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Following their win on 17 August the Bears are the second team to qualify for the playoffs and will finish the season in second. While the Melbourne Ice are now officially out of the playoff race and will finish the season in seventh place. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games in the final round of the 2018 regular season.

The match between the Sydney Bears and Adelaide Adrenaline on 19 August served as the Bears’ annual Pride Game. The Bears won the match 9-0.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-9 Sydney Bears (19:30, 17 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-0 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 17 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-10 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 2-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 3-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 18 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 6-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-9 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 19 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 26 22 0 0 4 66
Sydney Bears 26 14 3 3 6 51
Perth Thunder 26 11 3 2 10 41
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 2 11 39
Newcastle Northstars 26 9 4 3 10 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 9 3 2 12 35
Melbourne Ice 26 7 2 4 13 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 19 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 16

Round 16 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games with the round kicking off on a Friday in Sydney and Melbourne.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 August 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 8-11 CBR Brave (17:30, 11 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 12 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 August 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 12 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 24 20 0 0 4 60
Sydney Bears 24 12 3 3 6 45
Perth Thunder 24 10 3 2 9 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 24 9 3 2 10 35
Newcastle Northstars 24 8 4 3 9 35
Melbourne Mustangs 24 9 2 2 11 33
Melbourne Ice 24 7 2 4 11 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 3 2 3 18 16

Last updated 12 August 2018