Melbourne Mustangs

2017 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs. 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 Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 5 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 20 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 20 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 20 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 7-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 21 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 21 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 5 4 1 0 0 14
Perth Thunder 7 3 1 2 1 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Bears 8 2 2 2 2 12
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 3 1 0 5 11
Newcastle Northstars 10 2 1 2 5 10
Melbourne Mustangs 6 1 0 1 4 4

2017 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs, Perth Thunder and the Newcastle Northstars. The Ice remain of top of the standings, edging out the second placed Brave on win percentage. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Brave sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 4 results:
– Sydney Bears 5-4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 13 May 2017, Perth Thunder)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 13 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 13 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 13 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-9 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 14 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 2-3 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 14 May 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 14 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 4:

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

AIHL news: 10 May 2017

Melbourne Mustangs
Quest Docklands have joined the Mustangs as a major sponsor. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the signing Canadian forward Christian Ouellet for the 2017 season. Ouellet spent the 2016-17 season playing for Jonquière Marquis of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he finished 53 points from 39 regular season games. Prior to joining Jonquière Ouellet spent three seasons in the ECHL and a season in the Ligue Magnus. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Brave take the lead in the standings, two points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit out the round on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 1 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 23 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 2-3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 April 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 1 1 0 0 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 1 0 0 0 3
Perth Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1
Newcastle Northstars 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Melbourne Ice 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 23 April 2017

AIHL news: 15 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have defeated the Ice Hockey South Australia All Star team 9-1 in their exhibition match at the Adelaide Ice Arena. The match was held as part of the Hockey Day in Adelaide event which also featured a live stream of an NHL match, public skating with the Adrenaline and Adelaide Rush players and a Come ‘N’ Try Hockey session.

Melbourne Mustangs
Michael McMahon will take over the captaincy for the 2017 season. MacMahon replaces Patrick O’Kane who held the position in the 2016 season. Jamie Bourke will return as one of the clubs alternate captains. Brendan McDowell and Patrick O’Kane will serve as the teams other alternate captains replacing Sean Jones.

AIHL news: 4 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Casey Babineau for the upcoming 2017 season. Babineau has spent the last for seasons playing for the University of Prince Edward Island in the U Sports systems, recoridng a total of 16 points in 121 games. Babineau also spent four seasons playing for the Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2009 to 2013. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have signed American forward Matthew Beattie for the 2017 season. Beattie has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Étoile Noire de Strasbourg of the Ligue Magnus, recording 18 points in 35 games. Beattie was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, however he went on to play for Yale University from 2012 to 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club.

New Zealand shutout Melbourne Ice in Game 4 of exhibition series

The Melbourne Ice have lost to the New Zealand national team 0-9 yesterday at the O’Brien Group Arena. The game was the final of four exhibition games that New Zealand are competing in as part of their training camp for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament which is set to begin in Auckland on 4 April.

Schedule
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO New Zealand (19:00, 24 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 New Zealand (19:00, 25 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5 – 4 New Zealand (20:00, 28 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 0 – 9 New Zealand (19:00, 30 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Mustangs defeat New Zealand in Game 3 of exhibition series

The Melbourne Mustangs defeated the New Zealand national team 5-4 yesterday at the O’Brien Group Arena. The game was the third of four exhibition games that New Zealand are competing in as part of their training camp for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament which is set to begin in Auckland on 4 April. The remaining game will see New Zealand face-off against the Melbourne Ice again on 30 March.

Schedule
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO New Zealand (19:00, 24 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 3 – 1 New Zealand (19:00, 25 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5 – 4 New Zealand (20:00, 28 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice – New Zealand (19:00, 30 March 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)