The Melbourne Mustangs have announced some personnel changes ahead of the 2020 AIHL season. Andrew McDowell has stepped down from his role as head of hockey operations, a position he has held since 2012. Maxime Langelier-Parent will lead the clubs hockey operations as well as continuing in his role as head coach.
Mick Burslem has resigned as team manager after four seasons. Burslem has been part of the club since 2013 where he joined as an equipment manager before moving into the team manager role in 2016. Lastly Damian Holland has resigned as a committee member.
– The Ice have announced the signing of goaltender James Downie for the 2018 season. Downie has spent the last three seasons playing for the Sydney Bears and is currently in North America playing for playing for Meijer AAA Hockey. In the AIHL Downie currently has a save percentage of 0.844 from 17 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of Maxime Langelier-Parent as head coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Langelier-Parent joined the club last season as an import player, recording 36 points in 18 games, and also served as an assistant coach for part of the season while out with injury. Langelier-Parent replaces Michael Flaherty who served as head coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.
Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have signed Christopher Blagg to the position of head coach for ahead of the 2017 season. Blagg replaces Vladimir Rubes, who along with assistant coach Christopher Sekura, have stepped down due to family commitments. Blagg is a former member of the Australian national team, competing in eight World Championships. The club also signed Christopher Foster and Andrew Waite as assistant coaches for 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club.