Medibank Icehouse

Medibank Icehouse becomes the O’Brien Group Arena

Melbourne’s Medibank Icehouse has been renamed the O’Brien Group Arena following the signing a 25-year lease deal. The O’Brien Catering Group took over the lease on 1 September from Grollo Leisure and Tourism, which has run the venue since it opened in 2010.

For more information see the article from The Sydney Morning Herald by Alana Schetzer.

2015 AIHL Playoffs

The 2015 AIHL Playoffs have finished with the Newcastle North Stars defeating the Melbourne Ice 3-2 in overtime. The win gives the North Stars their fifth Goodall Cup and first since 2008. The North Stars progressed to the finals after defeating the CBR Brave 4-3 in the semifinal, while the Ice defeated the Perth Thunder 1-0 in their semifinal. For the third year running the finals were sponsored by Air Canada.

For more information see the announcement on the AIHL website

  • SF1: CBR Brave 3 – 4 Newcastle North Stars (15:00, 29 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse)
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  • SF2: Perth Thunder 0 – 1 Melbourne Ice (18:30, 29 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse)
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  • GF: Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 OT Melbourne Ice (15:00, 30 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse)
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2015 season awards:

2015 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Adelaide Adrenaline, Melbourne Ice and Newcastle North Stars. The North Stars top the standings at the end of the regular season, seven points ahead of the second placed Ice. Next week the 2015 AIHL Playoffs are being held at the Medibank Icehouse in Melbourne. The CBR Brave will take on the Newcastle North Stars in the first semifinal and the Perth Thunder take on the Melbourne Ice in the second with the two winning teams progressing to the final on Sunday.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 18 results:

  • Sydney Bears 1 – 4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • CBR Brave 7 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:30, 22 August 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Perth Thunder 4 – 5 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 August 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Bears 3 – 5 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 23 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Perth Thunder 4 – 5 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 23 August 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 0 – 14 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 23 August 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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Standings at the end of Round 18:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 28 19 1 4 4 63
Melbourne Ice 28 15 5 1 7 56
Perth Thunder 28 14 1 4 9 48
CBR Brave 28 13 3 2 10 47
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 11 3 3 11 42
Melbourne Mustangs 28 11 3 2 12 41
Sydney Bears 27 11 1 2 14 37
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 0 1 0 27 0

2015 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice, Adelaide Adrenaline and Newcastle North Stars. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the Melbourne Ice, and claim the H Newman Reid Trophy as the 2015 regular season winners. Following the weekends results both the Perth Thunder and CBR Brave locked in their spot for the 2015 playoffs, joining the Ice and North Stars. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games in the final round of the regular season.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 17 results:

  • Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 9 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 15 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 9 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 15 August 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 5 – 6 SO CBR Brave (17:30, 15 August 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Melbourne Ice 5 – 4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 15 August 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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  • Adelaide Adrenaline 4 – 3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 16 August 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 2 – 8 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 16 August 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • Melbourne Ice 6 – 2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 16 August 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 17:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 27 18 1 4 4 60
Melbourne Ice 27 14 5 1 7 53
Perth Thunder 26 14 1 3 8 47
CBR Brave 27 12 3 2 10 44
Melbourne Mustangs 27 10 3 2 12 38
Sydney Bears 26 11 1 2 12 37
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 10 2 3 11 37
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 0 1 0 25 0

2015 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Newcastle North Stars. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven of the eight teams are in action across five games with only the Ice sitting out the round on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 14 results:

  • Melbourne Mustangs 6 – 5 SO Melbourne Ice (20:00, 23 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 1 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 25 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • CBR Brave 7 – 3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 July 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 0 – 8 Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 July 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 4 – 2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 26 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 8 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 July 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 21 14 0 3 4 45
Perth Thunder 21 13 1 2 5 43
Melbourne Ice 23 12 3 1 7 43
CBR Brave 23 10 2 2 9 36
Adelaide Adrenaline 21 10 0 2 9 32
Sydney Bears 21 9 1 1 10 30
Melbourne Mustangs 21 7 3 0 11 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 0 1 0 20 2

2015 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. The Newcastle North Stars remain on top of the standings edging out the Ice only on goal difference. Next week seven of the eight teams are in action across six games with only the Adelaide Adrenaline sitting out the round on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 13 results:

  • Sydney Ice Dogs 2 – 8 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 3 – 6 CBR Brave (17:00, 18 July 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 0 – 9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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Standings at the end of Round 13:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 19 13 0 3 3 42
Melbourne Ice 21 12 3 0 6 42
Perth Thunder 19 11 1 2 5 37
CBR Brave 22 9 2 2 9 33
Adelaide Adrenaline 21 10 0 2 9 32
Sydney Bears 20 9 1 1 9 30
Melbourne Mustangs 19 6 2 0 11 22
Sydney Ice Dogs 19 0 1 0 18 2

2015 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Newcastle North Stars, Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Ice. Next week there are only three games scheduled with the Ice Dogs travelling to Melbourne to play both the Ice and Mustangs and the Brave host the Bears in Canberra.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 12 results:

  • Perth Thunder 3 – 5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 11 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Melbourne Mustangs 3 – 11 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 11 July 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • CBR Brave 7 – 11 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 July 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Perth Thunder 2 – 3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 12 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • CBR Brave 6 – 5 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 12 July 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Mustangs 10 – 1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 12 July 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 19 13 0 3 3 42
Melbourne Ice 20 11 3 0 6 39
Perth Thunder 19 11 1 2 5 37
Adelaide Adrenaline 21 10 0 2 9 32
Sydney Bears 19 9 1 1 8 30
CBR Brave 21 8 2 2 9 30
Melbourne Mustangs 18 5 2 0 11 19
Sydney Ice Dogs 17 0 1 0 16 2

2015 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Newcastle North Stars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The North Stars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven of the eight teams are in action across six games while the Sydney Bears sit out the round on a bye.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 10 results:

  • CBR Brave 2 – 3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 4 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 3 – 10 Sydney Bears (17:00, 4 July 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Ice 4 – 3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 4 July 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 4 – 2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 4 July 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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  • CBR Brave 5 – 4 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 5 July 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 Adelaide Adrenaline (15:30, 5 July 2015, Adelaide Ice Arena).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 3 – 4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 5 July 2015, Perth Ice Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 18 12 0 3 3 39
Perth Thunder 17 11 1 1 4 36
Melbourne Ice 18 10 2 0 6 34
Sydney Bears 19 9 1 1 8 30
Adelaide Adrenaline 19 9 0 1 9 28
CBR Brave 19 8 1 2 8 28
Melbourne Mustangs 16 4 2 0 10 16
Sydney Ice Dogs 16 0 1 0 15 2

2015 AIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, Newcastle North Stars, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs and Adelaide Adrenaline. The North Stars move into first place and are three points clear of the second placed Perth Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Following their win over the Melbourne Ice the Sydney Bears claimed the second Canada Day Cup which is the clubs first trophy since they won the 2008 regular season title. The Bears won the inaugural title in 2014, beating the Ice 3-1.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 10 results:

  • Melbourne Ice 5 – 2 Melbourne Mustangs (20:00, 25 June 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 6 – 4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 27 June 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Adelaide Adrenaline 3 – 6 Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 27 June 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • Sydney Ice Dogs 4 – 6 CBR Brave (17:30, 27 June 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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  • Sydney Bears 2 – 4 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 28 June 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Adelaide Adrenaline 6 – 0 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:00, 28 June 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 5 – 1 CBR Brave (17:00, 28 June 2015, Phillip Ice Skating Centre).
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Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Newcastle North Stars 16 11 0 3 2 36
Perth Thunder 15 10 1 1 3 33
Melbourne Ice 16 8 2 0 6 28
Adelaide Adrenaline 17 9 0 1 7 28
Sydney Bears 18 8 1 1 8 27
CBR Brave 17 7 1 1 8 24
Melbourne Mustangs 14 4 1 0 9 14
Sydney Ice Dogs 15 0 1 0 14 2

2015 AIHL Season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2015 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs (their first for the season) and the Newcastle North Stars. The Thunder remain in first place on the standings and are now five points clear of the second place Melbourne Ice. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games. Of note next weeks game involving the Perth Thunder and Melbourne Mustangs will be held at the Perth Arena (as opposed the the Perth Ice Arena) as a pre-game event to the Canada v USA Ice Hockey Classic match and will kick of at 15:20.

For more information on the AIHL see their website.

Round 8 results:

  • Perth Thunder 6 – 5 SO Newcastle North Stars (17:00, 13 June 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • CBR Brave 1 – 3 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 13 June 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Sydney Bears 3 – 4 SO Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 13 June 2015, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink).
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  • CBR Brave 2 – 3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 14 June 2015, Medibank Icehouse).
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  • Newcastle North Stars 9 – 2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 14 June 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium).
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  • Perth Thunder 4 – 2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 14 June 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Perth Thunder 14 9 1 1 3 30
Melbourne Ice 12 7 2 0 3 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 8 0 1 5 25
Newcastle North Stars 12 7 0 3 2 24
CBR Brave 14 6 1 1 6 21
Sydney Bears 14 5 1 1 7 18
Melbourne Mustangs 10 2 1 0 7 8
Sydney Ice Dogs 12 0 1 0 11 2