Newcastle Northstars

2019 AIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears, Sydney Ice Dogs and Newcastle Northstars. The Brave remain on top of the standings, three points clear of second placed Northstars. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week:

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-3 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 22 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-1 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 June 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 22 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 4-5 OT Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 1-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 23 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 23 June 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 23 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 14 13 0 0 1 39
Newcastle Northstars 14 12 0 0 2 36
Sydney Bears 13 5 2 0 6 19
Melbourne Mustangs 12 5 0 3 4 18
Sydney Ice Dogs 12 5 1 0 6 17
Melbourne Ice 13 4 1 0 8 14
Perth Thunder 12 3 1 1 7 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 14 0 0 1 13 1

Last updated 23 June 2019

Northstars sign Kiliwnik

Defenceman Thomas Kiliwnik has debuted for the Newcastle Northstars in their 9 June game against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Kiliwnik spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Brisbane Blitz in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded eight points in 15 games. For more information see the 7 June article from the Newcastle Herald.

2019 AIHL season: Round 7

Round 7 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs and Newcastle Northstars. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 5-4 SO Melbourne Mustangs (19:30, 31 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 1 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 1 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Thunder 0-7 CBR Brave (17:30, 1 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-10 Melbourne Mustangs (14:00, 2 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Thunder 2-6 CBR Brave (16:30, 2 June 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 2 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 11 10 0 0 1 30
CBR Brave 10 9 0 0 1 27
Melbourne Mustangs 10 5 0 3 2 18
Sydney Bears 10 5 1 0 4 17
Sydney Ice Dogs 9 3 1 0 5 11
Perth Thunder 9 2 1 0 6 8
Melbourne Ice 10 2 1 0 7 8
Adelaide Adrenaline 11 0 0 1 10 1

Last updated 4 June 2019

Northstars sign Phillips and Simpson

The AIHL Podcast have announced two new import signings for the Newcastle Northstars – defenceman Trey Phillips and forward Luke Simpson.

Phillips spent the 2018-19 season playing in the ECHL for the Jacksonville IceMen and Fort Wayne Komets where he recorded eleven points from 42 games. Simpson started his 2018-19 season off with Mount Royal University in the U Sports system before signing with the Lacombe Generals of Allan Cup Hockey West.

Both players are expected to arrive on 6 June. For more information see the Episode 8 of the AIHL Podcast.

Smach leaves the Northstars

Czech forward Ondrej Smach has left the Newcastle Northstars line-up following their game against the Melbourne Ice on 26 May. The departure of Smach and the injury to Dominik Gabaj leaves the club short two imports however they are expected to announce replacements in June. Smach played ten games for the Northstars, recording five goals and ten assists.

Source: Australian Ice Hockey League: Matt Wetini answers call for Newcastle Northstars after season-ending injury to Dominik Gabaj by Josh Callinan, Newcastle Herald

Northstars recall Wetini

The Newcastle Northstars have announced that they’ve recalled defenceman Matt Wetini from their East Coast Super League (ECSL) club. Wetini comes into the line-up following a season ending injury to Dominik Gabaj.

Wetini has played four games for the North Stars ECSL this season, recording five assists. He has competed in a total of 235 AIHL games from 2010 to 2018, accumulating 63 points. For more information see the article from the Newcastle Herald.

2019 AIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Kieran Webster (Perth Thunder)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 4-3 OT Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 25 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 25 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 6-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 25 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-4 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 26 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Bears 4-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 10 9 0 0 1 27
CBR Brave 8 7 0 0 1 21
Sydney Bears 8 4 1 0 3 14
Melbourne Mustangs 8 4 0 2 2 14
Sydney Ice Dogs 8 3 1 0 4 11
Perth Thunder 7 2 1 0 4 8
Melbourne Ice 8 1 0 0 7 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 0 0 1 8 1

Last updated 3 June 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week all eight teams are in action across five games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Thomas Steven (Sydney Bears)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 18 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 18 May 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 19 May 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 May 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 8 7 0 0 1 21
CBR Brave 7 6 0 0 1 18
Melbourne Mustangs 7 4 0 2 1 14
Sydney Bears 6 4 0 0 2 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 3 1 0 3 11
Perth Thunder 6 1 1 0 4 5
Melbourne Ice 7 1 0 0 6 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 21 May 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the Adelaide Adrenaline and Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-3 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 10 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 10-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 11 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 7-6 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 12 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 12 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 8-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 6 6 0 0 0 18
CBR Brave 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Mustangs 5 3 0 2 0 11
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Bears 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Thunder 6 1 1 0 4 5
Melbourne Ice 5 1 0 0 4 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 15 May 2019