The Sydney Bears have announced the signing of New Zealand forward Jacob Ratcliffe for the 2019 season. Ratcliffe has spent the 2018-19 season playing for Westfield State University in the NCAA Division III competition where he currently has 22 points from 26 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of defender Mark Higgins for the 2016 season. Higgins last played played for Saint Michael’s College in the NCAA’s New England Hockey Conference during the 2014-15 season where he recorded 13 points in 26 games. Higgins played for Saint Michael’s College from 2011 to 2015 and prior to that played for the Bridgewater Bandits in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.
Perth Thunder’s Shaun Tobin has joined the College of St. Scholastica‘s ice hockey team to compete in the NCAA Division III‘s Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Also relocating to the United States is Tim Newmark who played for the Sydney Bears in 2014 AIHL season. Newmark has joined Framingham State University‘s ice hockey team to compete in the NCAA Division III’s Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.