The Melbourne Ice have defeated the Melbourne Mustangs 5-2 in their Victorian Bushfire Appeal exhibition match. The event raised over $30,000, a figure which is yet to include the two teams jersey auctions. For more information see the game summary from the Melbourne Mustangs.
The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced that the 12 January game between the Melbourne Ice and Perth Inferno will be treated as a tie instead of an overtime win to the Perth Inferno. The decision comes after the game progressed to a 3-on-3 overtime instead of a shootout which goes against league rules. Perth won the game and was initially awarded two points and the Ice one point. As a result each team will receive one point each, dropping the Inferno’s total points for the season to one.
The roster for the Victorian All-Stars has been announced ahead of the two game series against the Australian men’s team. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming exhibition series against the Victorian All-Stars. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 19 to 25 April in Zagreb, Croatia with Australia competing against China, Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.
The Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs will play an exhibition game on 19 January at the O’Brien Icehouse to help raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. For more information see the announcement from the Melbourne Ice.
The Australian Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. The regular season will start on 18 April and run through to 23 August followed by the playoffs weekend on 29 and 30 August at a location to be announced. The league also announced that the All-Star Game has been removed from the 2020 schedule following a request to allow more rest for the teams. A round of the 2020 season will also be dedicated to firefighters to help raise money for the Rural Fire Services and to the Red Cross.
The Melbourne Ice have announced the appointment of Michael Marshall to the position of head coach for the 2020 AIHL season. Marshall replaces Brad Vigon who had been in the role since December 2018. For more information see the announcement from the club.
Following the announcement of their two fan awards the Melbourne Ice have also announced their two player awards. Tommy Powell was named the best and fairest player and Taylor Luck one the best young talent award.