The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced Brian Funes as the new captain of Team North for the 2019 AIHL All-Star Weekend. Funes replaces Michael Schlamp in the role after Schlamp was forced to withdraw due to injury.
The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the team captains and coaches for the 2019 All-Star Weekend. Team North will be captained and coached by the Sydney Bears Michael Schlamp and Ron Kuprowsky respectively. Team North will be made up of players from the CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs. Team South will have Perth Thunders’ Jamie Woodman as its captain and Dave Ruck as coach. Team South will be made up of players from the Adelaide Adrenaline, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and Perth Thunder. The 2019 All-Star Weekend will be held on 14 and 15 June 2019 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. For more information see the announcement from the league.
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.
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)
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– Josef Rezek has re-signed with the Adrenaline for the 2018 season. Rezek will play in his eighth season with the club where he has scored 165 points in 136 games. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Mustangs have signed a deal with restaurant Billy’s District to be their post-game venue for the 2018 season. Billy’s District replaces The James Hotel who had been the clubs post-game venue since May 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have announced the signing of American forward Charlie Adams for the 2018 season. Adams has spent the majority of his 2017-18 season playing for the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Southern Professional Hockey League where he currently has 45 points from 41 games. Prior to joining the Ice Flyers Adams also had a brief four game stint with EV Lindau in the Oberliga. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have also announced the re-signing of captain Michael Schlamp and goaltender Anthony Kimlin. Schlamp has recorded 287 points in his 243 games with all but one season being for the Bears. Kimlin returns for his third straight season with the Bears and fifth in the AIHL, having previously played for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and Sydney Ice Dogs.
The 2016 AIHL All-Star Weekend has finished with Team Schlamp defeating Team Armstrong 10-9 in the All-Star Game. Michael Schlamp of the Sydney Bears and Matt Armstrong led the two teams in the event which was held at the Penrith Ice Palace in Penrith. Michael Dorr of the Perth Thunder was awarded most valuable player of the match as well as being named best forward. The first day of the weekend consisted of the Skills Competition which saw players from three different teams win the events with the CBR Brave claiming three out of seven.
For more information on the Weekend including the team rosters see the event information article from the AIHL.
Skills Competition (17:00, 11 June 2016):
Schedule and list of participants
– Air Canada Fastest Skater: Patrick O’Kane (Melbourne Mustangs) – Details and results
– APA Group Breakaway Challenge: Geordie Wudrick (CBR Brave) – Details and results
– Haigh & Hastings Shooting Accuracy: Stephen Blunden (CBR Brave) – Details and results
– Rifle Media Stickhandling: Casey Kubara (CBR Brave) – Details and results
– Skaters Network Hardest Shot: James Isaacs (Melbourne Mustangs) – Details and results
– Ryzer Elimination Shootout: Brian Funes (Sydney Bears) – Details and results
– Goaltender Race: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
All-Star Game (14:00, 12 June 2016)
– Team Schlamp 10 – 9 Team Armstrong
– Most Valuable Player: Michael Dorr (Perth Thunder)
– Best Forward: Michael Dorr
– Best Defenceman: Ryan Annesley (Sydney Bears)
– Best Goaltender: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Best Australian Player: Rob Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
– The Bears will be without Captain Michael Schlamp and goaltender Anthony Kimlin for this weekends double header against the Adelaide Adrenaline following their two game suspension. Sclamp and Kimlin were handed the suspension following their fighting majors in last weekends game against the CBR Brave. Schlamp will be replaced in the lineup by Adrian Esposito while James Downie will fill in for Kimlin. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced that the 2016 AIHL All-Star Weekend will be held on 11 and 12 June at the Penrith Ice Palace in Jamisontown. The weekend will again be presented by APA Group and will feature the skills competition on the 11th followed by the all-stars game on the 12th. Michael Schlamp will return to captain one of the two teams, while Matt Armstrong replaces Brian Bales as captain of the second team.
For more information on the event see the announcement on TheAIHL.com.
The 2015 AIHL All-Star Weekend has finished with Team Schlamp defeating Team Bales 7-3 in the All-Star Game. Michael Schlamp of the Sydney Bears and Brian Bales of the Newcastle North Stars led the two teams in the inaugural event which was held at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle. Patrick O’Kane of the Melbourne Mustangs was awarded most valuable player for the match and received a $5,000 cash prize. The Melbourne also received a $4,000 cash prize as the club of the most valuable player. A trophy, the McCormack Cup, will be commissioned during the off-season for the winner of the most valuable player award and is named after AIHL fan and supporter Mick McCormack who put forward the cash prizes.
For more information on the Weekend including the team rosters see the article on TheAIHL.com.
Skills Competition: List of Participants
- Breakaway Challenge: Brian Bales (Newcastle North Stars)
- Fastest Skater: Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
- Elimination Shootout: Matt Wetini (Newcastle North Stars)
- Hardest Shot: Matt Armstrong – 96mph (Melbourne Ice)
- Shooting Accuracy: Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
- Stick Handling: Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice)
- Team Schlamp 7 – 3 Team Bales (13:00, 13 September 2015, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium). Game Card
Following tonights Wilson Cup opener both the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Sydney Bears have revealed some new player signings as well as a good majority of returning players for the Sydney Bears.
New signings for the Sydney Ice Dogs:
- Kane Spence – from the ECSL’s Sting. Previously played for the Sydney Bears.
- Strat Allen – Canadian centre who has previously played for Queens University.
- Alec Stephenson – from the Sydney Bears. Previously played for the Ice Dogs in 2012 and 2013.
- Bryan Costa – from the ECSL’s Reach Rebels and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
- Ilman Lee – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers. Represented Australia at the 2015 IIHF World U20 Championships.
- Jake Burgess – from the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack
New signings for the Sydney Bears:
- Patrick Ward – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
- Luke Zvonicek – from the ECSL’s Blueline Bombers and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
- Richard Tesarik – from the Sydney Ice Dogs.
- Charles Frazer – from the ECSL’s Newcastle North Stars and the AJIHL’s Sydney Wolf Pack.
- Lachlan Allport – from the ECSL’s Penrith Raptors and the AJIHL’s Sydney Sabres.
- Thomas Cooney – American forward currently playing for Arizona State University. Recently drafted by the Blueline Bombers in the 2015 ECSL Draft
- Kevin Engström – Swedish winger from Göta/Traneberg in the Swedish Division 2 league
- Jonathan Bjurestam – Swedish winger who last played for Husum HK in the Swedish Division 2 league
- Dale Burgess – from the Sydney Ice Dogs
The Newcastle North Stars have taken out the first of the 2014 Wilson Cup defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 in a shooutout at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle. The Bears opened the scoring during the second period with a power play goal from Michael Schlamp. However the North Stars quickly leveled the game with a goal from Matt Taylor and then took the lead with Tim Stanger scoring with help from Nick Quirk, taking the score to 2-1. Mat Lindsay opened the scoring in the third period for the North Stars taking the score to 3-1. Down two goals the Bears responded with a goal from Cameron Todd and then leveled the game with a goal from Lee Turner. The game finished 3-3 in regular time and went to a shootout with Adam Geric scoring the game winning goal.
Game Two is set for the 22 March and will see the North Stars come up against the Sydney Ice Dogs at the Erina Ice Arena.
Sydney Bears roster:
- Stuart Clemie
- Steven Adamas
- Cameron Todd
- Alec Stephenson
- Jarrod Smith
- Rob Willis
- Michael Schlamp
- Lukas Manco
- Jonatan Ruth
- Johan Ohlund
- Sean Hamilton-Steen
- Luke Read
- Spencer Austin
- Adrian Esposito
- Lee Turner
- Slavomir Boris
- Cameron Smith
Newcastle North Stars roster: