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2016-17 AJIHL season update: Games & Teams

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming Round 2 of the 2016-17 season. Round 2 will feature the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks. Due to the reformatted competition both the Melbourne Whalers and Perth Pelicans have been folded by their respective State associations to allow for the growth into the new cities.

Round 2 of the 2016-17 season will take place in Perth at the Cockburn Ice Arena, Perth Ice Arena and the Xtreme Ice Arena and will run from 26 January to 29 January.

Schedule
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 26 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (08:00, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (18:15, 27 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (08:00, 28 January 2017, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (16:45, 28 January 2017, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (07:00, 29 January 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

2016 AJIHL playoffs: State Finals

The 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League playoffs got underway with the State Finals held from 19 February to 21 February. All three states competed in a two game series over the weekend with the winner from each state advancing the 2016 AJIHL finals in Penrith. Should a final series be tied at one apiece after Game Two, the teams will play in a sudden death 10 minute period followed by a shootout if necessary.

The Melbourne Glaciers, Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres all advanced to next weekends 2016 AJIHL finals in Penrith following their State Finals series wins. The Melbourne Glaciers will take on the Sydney Sabres in the first semifinal. The winner will head straight to the grand final while the loser will have to take the winner of the second semifinal for a second chance spot in the grand final. The Perth Sharks will face off against wildcard tournament winner, the Brisbane Blitz, in the second semifinal with the winner advancing to the qualifying final against the loser of the first semifinal. The semifinal rankings are determined by the results of the interstate games. As the two Perth teams only travel to one State per season their interstate away games count as double points. See below for the interstate standings.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

New South Wales State Finals
– Game 1: Sydney Sabres 4 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 20 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Game 2: Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 21 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Sydney Sabres win series 2-0.

Victorian State Finals
– Game 1: Melbourne Whalers 1 – 4 Melbourne Glaciers (15:45, 20 February 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Game 2: Melbourne Glaciers 9 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (15:45, 21 February 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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Melbourne Glaciers win series 2-0.

Western Australian State Finals
– Game 1: Perth Sharks 1 – 2 Perth Pelicans (19:45, 19 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Perth Pelicans 1 – 5 Perth Sharks (18:00, 21 February 2016, Xtreme Ice Arena)
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– Overtime: Perth Pelicans 0 – 1 Perth Sharks (goal scored by Tomek Sak)
Perth Sharks win series following sudden death overtime after games split 1-1.

Interstate standings (to determine semifinal rankings):

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sabres 8 6 1 0 1 20
Sydney Wolf Pack 8 6 1 0 1 20
Melbourne Glaciers 8 6 0 1 1 19
Perth Sharks 8 3 0 1 4 10
Perth Pelicans 8 1 0 0 7 3
Melbourne Whalers 8 0 0 0 8 0

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 12

The final round of 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Perth Pelicans, Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres. The Melbourne Glaciers finish the season in first place and claim their first regular season title. The teams now move through to the playoffs with the two-game State finals being held from the 19th to the 21st.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 12 results:

  • Perth Pelicans 5 – 2 Perth Sharks (19:45, 12 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Whalers 0 – 6 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 13 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Glaciers 5 – 6 SO Sydney Sabres (18:45, 13 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Whalers 0 – 4 Sydney Sabres (08:30, 14 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 5 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 14 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 13 10 0 2 1 32
Sydney Sabres 13 8 1 0 4 26
Sydney Wolf Pack 13 8 1 0 4 26
Perth Pelicans 13 5 1 1 6 18
Perth Sharks 13 3 1 2 7 13
Melbourne Whalers 13 0 1 0 12 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Perth Pelicans and Sydney Sabres. The Glaciers remain on top of the standings, 16 points clear of the second Sabres. Next Week the two Perth teams host the Sabres and Wolf Pack while the two Melbourne teams sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 10 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 6 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (20:00, 28 January 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Perth Sharks 3 – 4 SO Perth Pelicans (19:45, 29 January 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 4 – 2 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 30 January 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 2 Sydney Sabres (09:00, 31 January 2016, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 10:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 11 10 0 1 0 31
Sydney Sabres 9 5 0 0 4 15
Sydney Wolf Pack 9 5 0 0 4 15
Perth Pelicans 10 4 1 1 4 15
Perth Sharks 10 3 1 1 5 12
Melbourne Whalers 11 0 1 0 10 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with the Melbourne Glaciers defeating the Melbourne Whalers 4-0 at the O’Brien Group Arena. The win sees the Glaciers increase their lead at the top of the standings and are now thirteen points ahead of the second placed Sydney Wolf Pack. Next week the two Melbourne teams battle it out again at the O’Brien Group Arena, the Perth teams take on each other for the first time at the new Cockburn Ice Arena and the Sydney teams return to action in a double header at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 9 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (21:30, 22 January 2016, O’Brien Group Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 9:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 10 9 0 1 0 28
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 5 0 0 2 15
Perth Pelicans 9 4 0 1 4 13
Perth Sharks 9 3 1 0 5 11
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9
Melbourne Whalers 10 0 1 0 9 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with the Melbourne Glaciers defeating the Melbourne Whalers 4-2 at the O’Brien Group Arena. Following their win the Glaciers extend their lead at the top of the standings and are now ten points ahead of the second placed Sydney Wolf Pack. The AJIHL now breaks for the Christmas period and the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament and will resume on 22 January with the Whalers taking on the Glaciers.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 8 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 2 Melbourne Whalers (13:15, 19 December 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 8:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 9 8 0 1 0 25
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 5 0 0 2 15
Perth Pelicans 9 4 0 1 4 13
Perth Sharks 9 3 1 0 5 11
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9
Melbourne Whalers 9 0 1 0 8 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Perth Sharks, Perth Pelicans and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Glaciers remain on top of the standings, seven points clear of the second placed Wolf Pack. Next week consists of just one game with the Glaciers taking on the Whalers at the O’Brien Group Arena.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 7 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 3 – 2 Perth Pelicans (16:30, 12 December 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Whalers 2 – 4 Perth Sharks (18:00, 12 December 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Whalers 1 – 5 Perth Pelicans (10:00, 13 December 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 1 Perth Sharks (11:45, 13 December 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 3 – 4 Sydney Wolf Pack (19:30, 13 December 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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Standings at the end of Round 7:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 8 7 0 1 0 22
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 5 0 0 2 15
Perth Pelicans 9 4 0 1 4 13
Perth Sharks 9 3 1 0 5 11
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9
Melbourne Whalers 8 0 1 0 7 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Sabres, Perth Sharks, Sydney Wolf Pack and Melbourne Glaciers. The Glaciers remain on top of the standings, four points clear of the second placed Wolf Pack. Next week the two Melbourne teams travel to Perth and the Sabres take on the Wolf Pack at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 6 results:

  • Perth Pelicans 3 – 6 Sydney Sabres (18:15, 5 December 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Perth Sharks 5 – 1 Melbourne Whalers (18:00, 5 December 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Perth Pelicans 4 – 5 Sydney Wolf Pack (08:30, 6 December 2015, Penrith Ice Palace).
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  • Perth Sharks 1 – 3 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 6 December 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 6:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 6 5 0 1 0 16
Sydney Wolf Pack 6 4 0 0 2 12
Perth Pelicans 7 3 0 1 3 10
Sydney Sabres 6 3 0 0 3 9
Perth Sharks 7 2 1 0 4 8
Melbourne Whalers 6 0 1 0 5 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Pelicans. The Glaciers remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the Pelicans who moved into second place after their win over the Sharks. Next week the Pelicans travel to Penrith to take on the two Sydney teams while the two Melbourne teams host the Perth Sharks at the O’Brien Group Arena.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 5 results:

  • Melbourne Glaciers 7 – 2 Melbourne Whalers (15:45, 28 November 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Perth Pelicans 5 – 4 Perth Sharks (18:00, 29 November 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 5 4 0 1 0 13
Perth Pelicans 5 3 0 1 1 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 5 3 0 0 2 9
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6
Perth Sharks 5 1 1 0 3 5
Melbourne Whalers 5 0 1 0 4 2

2015-16 AJIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2015-16 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Sydney Wolf Pack, Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres. The Glaciers move to the top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Wolf Pack. Next week the Pelicans take on the Sharks at the Xtreme Ice Arena and the Wolf Pack face the Sabres at the Penrith Ice Palace.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

Round 2 results:

  • Melbourne Whalers 2 – 5 Melbourne Glaciers (20:00, 5 November 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Sydney Wolf Pack 6 – 2 Melbourne Whalers (13:15, 7 November 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 1 – 5 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 7 November 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Perth Sharks 3 – 2 SO Perth Pelicans (18:30, 7 November 2015, Xtreme Ice Arena).
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  • Sydney Sabres 3 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (15:30, 8 November 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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  • Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 5 Melbourne Glaciers (17:15, 8 November 2015, O’Brien Group Arena).
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Standings at the end of Round 2:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Glaciers 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 3 0 0 1 9
Perth Pelicans 2 1 0 1 0 4
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3
Perth Sharks 2 0 1 0 1 2
Melbourne Whalers 4 0 1 0 3 2