Melbourne Ice

2019 AIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Kieran Webster (Perth Thunder)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 OT Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 25 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 25 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 6-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 25 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-4 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 26 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Bears 4-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 10 9 0 0 1 27
CBR Brave 8 7 0 0 1 21
Sydney Bears 8 4 1 0 3 14
Melbourne Mustangs 8 4 0 2 2 14
Sydney Ice Dogs 8 3 1 0 4 11
Perth Thunder 7 2 1 0 4 8
Melbourne Ice 8 1 0 0 7 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 0 0 1 8 1

Last updated 3 June 2019

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: Thomas Steven (Sydney Bears)

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 21 May 2019

Ice sign Kulczycki

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Canadian forward Kasey Kulczycki for the 2019 season. Kulczycki spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Birmingham Bulls of the Southern Professional Hockey League where he recorded 18 points in 63 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2019 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the Adelaide Adrenaline and Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-3 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 10 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 10-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 11 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 7-6 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 12 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 12 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 8-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 6 6 0 0 0 18
CBR Brave 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Mustangs 5 3 0 2 0 11
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Bears 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Thunder 6 1 1 0 4 5
Melbourne Ice 5 1 0 0 4 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 15 May 2019

Correction to an earlier post

On 25 April we posted that Tom Lash had made his debut as a backup goaltender for the Melbourne Ice in their 21 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. This is now known to be incorrect and the game card has been updated to list Thomas Munro as the backup.

We apologise for the mistake and now know that four days is probably not enough time for the game cards to be accurate.

Ice sign Andersson

The Melbourne Ice have announced the signing of Swedish goaltender Sebastian Andersson for the 2019 season. Andersson returns for his second season in the league after spending 2018 with the Adelaide Adrenaline. During the 2018-19 season Andersson returned to play for Hammarby IF in the Hockeyettan before moving across to the Southern Professional Hockey League to play for the Birmingham Bulls. For more information see the announcement from the club.

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

Ice add Hu and Lash

Bit of a delayed announcement but Jeff Hu and Tom Lash both debuted for the Melbourne Ice in their 21 April game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Defenceman Hu played 18 games for the Melbourne Glaciers in the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season, scoring six points. Goaltender Lash played backup to James Downie in the Adelaide game.

Update (2019-04-29): Late changes to the game card have removed Tom Lash as the backup goaltender and added Thomas Munro. Bit annoying and shows that the game cards are constantly changing, even a week after publication, but what can you do.

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