Melbourne Mustangs

2017 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Adrenaline sit the round out on a bye.

Round 13 was also the league’s pride round which was held to help raise awareness for the LGBTIQ community. As part of the round the Mustangs wore a pride themed rainbow jersey in their Saturday game against the Northstars.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 13 results:
– CBR Brave 10-5 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 4-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 23 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:00, 23 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 3-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 23 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 13:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 18 13 2 1 2 44
Perth Thunder 20 11 2 3 4 40
CBR Brave 20 9 3 1 7 34
Melbourne Mustangs 20 8 2 2 8 30
Sydney Ice Dogs 19 9 0 0 10 27
Newcastle Northstars 21 6 3 3 9 27
Sydney Bears 22 5 2 3 12 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 5 1 2 14 19

Last updated 23 July 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears, Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice and Adelaide Adrenaline. The Ice remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 12 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 SO Melbourne Ice (20:00, 13 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-7 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 15 July 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 15 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-2 CBR Brave (17:30, 15 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Sydney Bears (14:30, 16 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-1 CBR Brave (17:00, 16 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-0 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 16 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 16 12 2 1 1 41
Perth Thunder 20 11 2 3 4 40
CBR Brave 18 7 3 1 7 28
Melbourne Mustangs 18 7 2 2 7 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 18 8 0 0 10 24
Newcastle Northstars 19 5 3 3 8 24
Sydney Bears 21 5 2 3 11 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 5 1 2 12 19

Last updated 16 July 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Round 11 also featured the Perth Thunder fundraising for the McGrath Foundation. The fundraising was held on the Saturday game against the Brave and was dubbed “Pink on the Rink”. It saw the Thunder wearing an all-pink themed jerseys which were auctioned off during the game as part of the event.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 11 results:
– CBR Brave 2-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 8 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 8 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 8 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 5-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 8 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 5-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 9 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 2-0 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 9 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 0-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 9 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 14 11 2 0 1 37
Perth Thunder 18 9 2 3 4 34
CBR Brave 16 7 3 1 5 28
Melbourne Mustangs 17 7 1 2 7 25
Sydney Ice Dogs 16 8 0 0 8 24
Newcastle Northstars 18 4 3 3 8 21
Sydney Bears 19 4 2 3 10 19
Adelaide Adrenaline 18 4 1 2 11 16

2017 AIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Ice move into top spot on the ladder, three points ahead of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

The match on 1 July between the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears also served as the fourth annual Canada Day Classic. The Ice won the Classic 6-4 claiming the title for the first time with the Bears having previously won in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The match between the Perth Thunder and Sydney Ice Dogs served as the 2017 Matt Clark Shield, an award that was originally contested from 1995 to 2001 at the Warringah Bombers’ Matt Clark Memorial Games. The game is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The Ice Dogs won the shield for the second year in a row, defeating the Thunder 6-4. Last year the Ice Dogs defeated the Adrenaline to claim the title.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 10 results:
– Sydney Bears 4-6 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 1 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 1 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-3 CBR Brave (17:30, 1 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 5-6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 2 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-6 SO CBR Brave (17:00, 2 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Perth Thunder 5-4 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 2 July 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 12 9 2 0 1 31
CBR Brave 14 7 3 1 3 28
Perth Thunder 16 7 2 3 4 28
Melbourne Mustangs 15 6 1 2 6 22
Sydney Ice Dogs 14 7 0 0 7 21
Sydney Bears 18 4 2 3 9 19
Newcastle Northstars 17 3 3 3 8 18
Adelaide Adrenaline 16 4 1 2 9 16

2017 AIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, edging out the Thunder on win percentage. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Adrenaline sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 9 results:
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 24 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 24 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 1-7 CBR Brave (17:30, 24 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 25 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 12 7 2 1 2 26
Perth Thunder 14 7 1 3 3 26
Melbourne Ice 10 7 2 0 1 25
Sydney Bears 16 4 2 3 7 19
Sydney Ice Dogs 13 6 0 0 7 18
Melbourne Mustangs 13 5 1 1 6 18
Newcastle Northstars 16 3 3 2 8 17
Adelaide Adrenaline 16 4 1 2 9 16

2017 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain at the top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Ice. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 8 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (20:15, 16 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 17 June 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-6 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 17 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 3-13 CBR Brave (17:30, 17 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Perth Thunder 5-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 18 June 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 18 June 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 11 6 2 1 2 23
Melbourne Ice 9 6 2 0 1 22
Perth Thunder 12 5 1 3 3 20
Sydney Ice Dogs 11 6 0 0 5 18
Melbourne Mustangs 12 5 1 1 5 18
Sydney Bears 14 3 2 3 6 16
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 4 1 1 8 15
Newcastle Northstars 15 3 2 2 8 15

AIHL news: 15 June 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of James Keane for the remainder of the 2017 season. Keane last played for the club during the 2014 season and has played in a total of 212 games in the AIHL for both the Adrenaline and the Avalanche. He is expected to be in the lineup for this weekends games against the Melbourne Mustangs. For more information see the article from the club

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced that they have released Mitchell Humphries from his contract. Humphries first joined the Ice in 2012 and has recorded total of 76 points in his 103 games for the club. For more information see the post from the club
– ‘Life. Be In It’ and Kidney Health Australia have joined the club as sponsors. ‘Life. Be In It’ have signed on as the Ice’s naming rights sponsor while Kidney Health Australia will serve as the club’s charity partner and volunteer sponsor.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs announced the signing of Mitchell Humphries following his release from the Ice.

2017 AIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Adelaide Adrenaline and Melbourne Mustangs. The Brave remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Ice. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

The match between the Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave on 10 June also served as the third annual beyondblue Cup. The Brave won the Cup for the third year in a row defeating the Adrenaline 8-3. 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 5-4 following a shootout.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 7 results:
– Melbourne Ice 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 10 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-6 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 10 June 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 0-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 10 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-8 CBR Brave (17:30, 10 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 3-2 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 June 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 8-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 11 June 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Mustangs 6-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 11 June 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 7:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 10 5 2 1 2 20
Melbourne Ice 7 5 2 0 0 19
Perth Thunder 10 4 1 3 2 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 10 5 0 0 5 15
Adelaide Adrenaline 12 4 1 1 6 15
Newcastle Northstars 13 3 2 2 6 15
Sydney Bears 12 2 2 3 5 13
Melbourne Mustangs 10 3 1 1 5 12

AIHL news: 2 June 2017

League
– The league have made two changes to the June fixture in order to avoid a conflict with the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic. The match between the Sydney Ice Dogs and Newcastle Northstars, originally set for 17 June, has been moved to 16 June. The following weekend the match between the Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs has been moved from 24 June to 25 June. Fore more information see the schedule on the league website.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of American goaltender James Kruger for the remainder of the 2017 season. Kruger spent the 2016-17 season playing in the Southern Professional Hockey League, lining up for the Fayetteville FireAntz, Pensacola Ice Flyers and Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. Kruger comes into the team as a replacement for Fraser Carson who is still out due to injury. For more information see the club announcement.

Melbourne Ice & Melbourne Mustangs
– The Ice and Mustangs will compete in a Showcase Charity Event alongside Team Canada and Team USA as part of the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic. The Showcase Event, known as the 2017 Ice Hockey Night in Melbourne, will take place on 22 June 2017 at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Ice will play alongside Team Canada and the Mustangs alongside Team USA in a 4 on 4 exhibition game. For more details see the Melbourne Ice announcement.