Melbourne Ice

AIHL news: 24 June 2018

CBR Brave
Jakob Doornbos and Nickolas Eckhardt made their first appearance on the bench for the club this season with both goaltenders serving as backup in a game each against the Melbourne Mustangs. Doornbos and Eckhardt were were called up to fill in for regular backup goaltender Alex Tetrault.

Melbourne Ice
James Downie joined the team for the first time this weekend in Sydney and Newcastle. Downie started in the Ice’s game against the Sydney Ice Dogs and backed-up for Jaden Pine-Murphy in Newcastle. Downie recently returned from the United States where he has been playing for Meijer AAA Hockey 18U
Maksim Shneider has made his debut for the Melbourne Ice, lining up in the game against the Newcastle Northstars. The Russian born Shneider has been playing in the Victorian Premier League for the Melbourne Sharks where he currently has five points from six games.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed Kayne Fedor for their 24 June game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The signing looks to have been made to avoid falling below the minimum number of players for a game after Ryan Lough and Fredrik Rozenberg did not return to the lineup after the 23 June match. Fedor last played in the AIHL for the Adrenaline in 2016 and is currently signed with the Adelaide Tigers in the South Australian Premier League.

2018 AIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Perth Thunder, Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave. The Brave remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Sydney Bears 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 23 June 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-3 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 23 June 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 2-6 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 23 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 CBR Brave (17:30, 23 June 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 2-3 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 24 June 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 2-3 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 24 June 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-8 CBR Brave (17:00, 24 June 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Perth Thunder 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 24 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 13 10 0 0 3 30
Perth Thunder 15 7 2 1 5 26
Sydney Ice Dogs 13 6 3 1 3 25
Newcastle Northstars 14 5 2 3 4 22
Sydney Bears 12 5 1 3 3 20
Melbourne Mustangs 15 4 1 2 8 16
Melbourne Ice 13 2 2 2 7 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 13 2 2 1 8 11

Last updated 24 June 2018

AIHL news: 15 June 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
Tyler Leeming is expected to make his debut for the club this weekend against the CBR Brave after securing his permanent residency and so allowing him to play as a local. Leeming has spent the last three seasons playing for the Adelaide Red Wings in the South Australian Premier League.

Melbourne Ice
– Forward Tyrone Bronte is unlikely to lineup for the Melbourne Ice this season due to college commitments with Bemidji State University. Bronte debuted for the club in 2017 playing two games and scoring one goal.
– His brother Declan Bronte made his debut for the Ice in tonights game against the Melbourne Mustangs, picking up an assist.
James Downie appeared in his first game for the Ice, dressing as backup to Michael James.

2018 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, five points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

The match between the Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave on 16 June also served as the fourth annual beyondblue Cup. The Brave won the Cup for the fourth year in a row defeating the Adrenaline 11-4. The regular season match between the two teams has been branded to help raise awareness for the beyondblue charity. Last years edition, which was held in Canberra, was won by the Brave who defeated the Adrenaline 8-3.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO Melbourne Ice (19:30, 15 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 11-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 16 June 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 16 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 0-2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 16 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 17 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 5-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 June 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 11 9 0 0 2 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 11 5 3 1 2 22
Perth Thunder 13 6 1 1 5 21
Newcastle Northstars 12 4 2 2 4 18
Sydney Bears 10 4 1 2 3 16
Melbourne Mustangs 13 3 1 2 7 13
Melbourne Ice 11 2 2 2 5 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 11 2 1 1 7 9

Last updated 17 June 2018

AIHL news: 9 June 2019

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Sandy Gardner to the position of head coach for the remainder of the season. Gardner replaces Peter Ekroth who left the club at the end of May. Gardner previously held the position of head coach in 2013 and most recently was an assistant coach in 2017. He is joined by Mark Smith and Josh Velez who have also joined the coaching team as assistants. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The club have added City Mazda as a sponsor for 2018. The sponsorship will include re-branding the corporate area as the “Mazda Launch Pad”. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 29 May 2018

All-Star Weekend
– The AIHL have released the participants for the All-Star Skills Competition on 2 June at Adelaide Ice Arena. The Melbourne Mustangs’ Nikita Kolesnikovs has been added to Team Boyle, while Mitchell Humphries appears to have pulled out of the competition. The Melbourne Ice’s Matt Armstrong and Thomas Powell have also not been named in any of the Skills Competitions and it is unclear whether they have withdrawn. See theAIHL.com for the list of participants.

AIHL news: 27 May 2018

All-Star Weekend
– The coaches have been named for the upcoming All-Star Weekend. Adelaide Adrenaline head coach Jim Fuyarchuk will coach Team Boyle and Adrenaline assistant coach Sami Mantere will be the coach of Team Rezek.

Melbourne Ice
Jaden Pine-Murphy has returned the Ice’s lineup for their two games against the CBR Brave despite earlier reports of him leaving the club. Pine-Murphy backup up Michael James in the 26 May game and got the start in the 27 May game.

2018 AIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney ice Dogs, CBR Brave and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, five points ahead of the second placed Thunder. Next week the AIHL host the All-Star Weekend at the Adelaide Ice Arena while regular competition resumes on 9 June.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-6 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 May 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-6 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 26 May 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 26 May 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 0-5 CBR Brave (17:30, 26 May 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 May 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 CBR Brave (16:30, 27 May 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 27 May 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 9 7 0 0 2 21
Perth Thunder 10 5 0 1 4 16
Newcastle Northstars 9 3 2 2 2 15
Sydney Ice Dogs 8 3 2 1 2 14
Sydney Bears 8 3 1 1 3 12
Melbourne Mustangs 9 3 0 2 4 11
Melbourne Ice 9 2 2 0 5 10
Adelaide Adrenaline 10 2 1 1 6 9

Last updated 27 May 2018

AIHL news: 25 May 2018

Melbourne Ice
– Goaltender Jaden Pine-Murphy has left the club after six seasons. Pine-Murphy played backup to Michael James during the first few rounds of the 2018 season and received only 20 minutes in the Ice’s season opener against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Michael Breedveld replaces Pine-Murphy as the backup goaltender while the Ice wait for James Downie to arrive from the United States.

Melbourne Mustangs
– New signing: Nikita Kolesnikovs. Position: Defence. 2017-18: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 22 games, 9 points, KS Cracovia (PHL) – 15 games, 4 points.

AIHL news: 23 May 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice and head coach Peter Ekroth have parted ways after being hired at the start of the 2018 season to replace Charles FranzĂ©n. Ekroth finishes his short tenure at the club with four wins (two in overtime) and three losses, with the Ice currently sitting in fifth after five rounds. A replacement has yet to be announced.