Newcastle Northstars

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

2017 AIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, Adelaide Adrenaline and Newcastle Northstars. The game between the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears had to be cancelled after the first period due to a fire in the speaker system at the Macquarie Ice Rink. The Melbourne Ice move into first place on the standings, edging out the Brave on win percentage. The league is currently looking to rescheduled the game for a future date. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 3 results:
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 6 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 4-3 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 6 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– CBR Brave 1-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 6 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 7 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-5 SO CBR Brave (17:00, 7 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice Sydney Bears (17:00, 7 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink). Game Cancelled

Standings at the end of Round 3:

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

2017 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and CBR Brave. The Thunder move to the top of the standings, pushing the Brave down to second place. Next week six teams are in action across six games while the Thunder and Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 2 results:
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 29 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-8 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 30 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 30 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 5-4 SO Newcastle Northstars (16:30, 30 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 2:

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

Last updated 30 April 2017

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: 19 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenlaine
– The Adrenaline have re-signed English forward Jamie Holland for the upcoming season. Holland joined the Adrenaline last season and recorded two points in eight games. For more information on Holland and the other imports see the article from the club.

Newcastle Northstars
– Peter Lambert has written a piece on their newly signed forward Zane Jones who joins the team from the Innisfail Eagles of the Chinook Hockey League. For more information see the article on the club website.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the re-signing of Canadian forward Strat Allen for the 2017 season. Allen first joined the club in 2015 and over his two seasons has recorded a total of 55 points in 39 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Northstars announce 2017 roster

The Northstars have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Joe Harcharik, Zane Jones, Steven Kuhn, Matt Marantz, Felix-Antoine Poulin, Hayden Sheard and Charlie Smart. While players dropped from the team are Dayne Davis, Brandon Greenside, Josh Harris, Connor McLaughlin, Harley Quinton-Jones, Scott Swiston and Brandon Wong.

Goaltenders
#31 Charlie Smart
#33 Nick Mizen

Defensemen
#3 Mathew Lindsay (A)
#5 John Kennedy Jr
#16 Jayson Chalker
#20 Robert Malloy (C)
#22 Matt Taylor
#23 Matt Wetini (A)
#25 David Ferrari
#44 Felix-Antoine Poulin (I)
#58 Hayden Sheard

Forwards
#8 Hamish Powell
#9 Matt Marantz (I)
#11 Tim Stanger
#12 Joe Harcharik (I)
#15 Beau Taylor
#24 Jonatan Ruth
#26 Zane Jones
#27 Liam Manwarring
#71 Shane Southwood
#91 Pat Nadin
#96 Steven Kuhn (I)

Staff

Head Coach: Andrew Petrie
Assistant coach: Joey Theriault

AIHL news: 13 April 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced new and returning sponsors for the 2017 season. Returning sponsors include allinsure, Coordinate, McDonald’s ACT, and Anytime Fitness who has increased their support to be a major sponsor. The clubs new sponsor is the Tuggeranong Hyperdome who comes on as a major sponsor for 2017. The ACT Government and Active Canberra will also continue their support of the National League Team Program.

Perth Thunder
Jamie Woodman will take over the captaincy for the 2017 season. Woodman replaces Sam Wilson in the position who has held it since the club joined the league in 2012. Andrew Cox will return as one of the clubs alternate captains, while Per Daniel Goransson replaces Jordan Kyros as the second alternate captain. For more information see the announcement from club.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian forward Steven Kuhn for the 2017 season. Kuhn has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne of the French Division 1 where he has recorded 20 points in 24 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of Canadian forward Tyler Noseworthy for the 2017 season. Noseworthy has spent the 2016-17 season playing in the Federal Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League, and the North East Senior Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 12 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
Power Play Sports have re-signed as the official equipment supplier of the Adrenaline for the upcoming season.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Felix-Antoine Poulin for the 2017 season. Poulin has spent the 2016-17 playing for the Dundee Stars in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he has recorded 51 points in 55 games. Prior to joining Dundee Poulin spent a season and a half with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 7 April 2017

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of American forward Joseph Harcharik for the 2017 season. Harcharik has spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Ice Hockey League where he recorded 39 points in 53 games. Harcharik returns for his second season in the AIHL, previously playing for the Sydney Bears during the 2015 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the re-signing of Canadian forward Grant Toulmin for the upcoming season. Toulmin competed in 21 games for the Ice Dogs last season, recording 15 goals and 16 assists. During the AIHL offseason Toulmin has competed in the Polska Hokej Liga for GKS Katowice and Orlik Opole before moving to the MOL Liga to play for DVTK Jegesmedvék. For more information see the announcement from the club.