O’Brien Group Arena

2018-19 AJIHL season schedule

Thanks to Ice Hockey WA the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season schedule has been released. The season kicks off on 10 November and concludes with the cross conference round and playoffs which will be held at the O’Brien Group Arena from 7 March to 10 March. The format remains unchanged from 2017-18 season. The competition is split into two conferences, Northern and Southern, with each team playing the other teams within their conference in three home and three away games. Teams from the opposing conferences face each other in one game only before the playoffs.

Regular season
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (07:15, 10 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (06:15, 11 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 17 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 18 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 18 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (12:15, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (18:00, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (16:00, 2 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (11:00, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 15 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (17:30, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (07:45, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (11:00, 16 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:00, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 2 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 2 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (06:15, 3 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (10:00, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (11:00, 9 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (17:45, 9 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (11:00, 10 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 16 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 17 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 17 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 23 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 23 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (19:00, 23 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (06:15, 24 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 24 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (17:30, 2 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (07:45, 3 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (15:00, 3 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Sabres (08:45, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (10:30, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:45, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (08:45, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (10:30, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (12:15, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres (15:45, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Playoffs
– Qualifying Final 1 (11:30, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Qualifying Final 2 (13:15, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Semifinal 1 (19:45, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Semifinal 2 (21:30, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Grand Final (12:45, 10 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

2018 AW2SCS: Round 3 and Playoffs

The 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the Melbourne Dragons defeating the Canberra Pirates 4-1 in the final to win the their first Gower Cup. The Pirates went into the final having earlier picked up the regular season title and having won all four of their Round 3 games. The Southern Stars finish in third after defeating the Adelaide Valkyries 5-4 in their placement match. Round 3 and the playoffs were held at the O’Brien Group Arena.

The New South Wales Bombers withdrew from the from the final round of competition due to player commitments in the New South Wales Women’s State League. The Bomber’s were replaced in this weekends competition by the Aussie Jets who played in the Round 3 games but were not eligible for the playoffs.

For more information see the following links:
Weekend Game Program (PDF)
Livestream of the two playoff games by Thor Technology
AW2SCS’ Facebook page
AW2SCS’ eSportsdesk page for statistics

Round 3 schedule (all times local)
– Aussie Jets 0-4 Melbourne Dragons (13:15, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 5-2 Adelaide Valkyries (14:30, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 7-0 Aussie Jets (15:45, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 Southern Stars (17:00, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 3-0 Melbourne Dragons (18:15, 22 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Aussie Jets (19:30, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 1-3 Southern Stars (12:45, 23 September 2018)
– Aussie Jets 4-4 Adelaide Valkyries (14:00, 23 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Canberra Pirates (15:15, 23 September 2018)

Playoffs (all times local)
– Third place: Adelaide Valkyries 4-5 OT Southern Stars (16:30, 23 September 2018)
– Grand final: Melbourne Dragons 4-1 Canberra Pirates (17:45, 23 September 2018)

Regular season standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Canberra Pirates 12 9 0 3 18
New South Wales Bombers* 8 8 0 0 16
Melbourne Dragons 12 7 0 5 14
Southern Stars 12 3 1 8 7
Aussie Jets** 4 1 1 2 3
Adelaide Valkyries 12 0 2 10 2

Notes:
*Not eligible for playoffs as they are not present for this round
**Not eligible for playoffs, competing only in Round 3 as an exhibition team

Last updated 23 September 2018

2018 AIHL playoffs

The 2018 AIHL playoffs have finished with the CBR Brave defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 in overtime. The win gives the Brave their first Goodall Cup since joining the league in 2014. The Brave progressed to the final after defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 in the semifinals while the Bears defeated the Perth Thunder 3-0 in their semifinal. For the sixth year running the finals are sponsored by Air Canada.

The CBR Brave’s Trevor Gerling was named the playoffs most valuable player and Wehebe Darge was named the Skaters Network local player of the finals.

For more information see the TheAIHL.com and for the livestreams of the games see the league YouTube page.

– SF1: Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 CBR Brave (15:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 0-3 Sydney Bears (18:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– GF: Sydney Bears 3-4 OT CBR Brave (15:00, 2 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 2 September 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Perth Thunder, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The CBR Brave finish the regular season on top of the standings with a record 72 points, beating the previous record of 71 by the Melbourne Ice. Perth Thunder and the Melbourne Mustangs take the final two playoff spots joining the Brave and Bears. Next week the top four teams will compete in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. The semifinals will see the Brave take on the Mustangs and the Bears play the Thunder.

The final round of the regular season also played host to a couple of events. The Perth Thunder held their Blue Jersey Day on 25 August to fundraise for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The blue jerseys were auction off as part of the fundraising. The Melbourne Ice held their Heritage Day game on 26 August. The game saw the Ice wearing a heritage themed jersey. The club also retired Vincent Hughes‘ #7 jersey as part of the celebrations.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 24 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-5 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Melbourne Ice (16:30, 26 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 24 0 0 4 72
Sydney Bears 28 15 3 3 7 54
Perth Thunder 28 12 4 2 10 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 2 2 12 42
Newcastle Northstars 28 9 4 4 11 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 3 2 12 38
Melbourne Ice 28 7 2 4 15 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 26 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Following their win on 17 August the Bears are the second team to qualify for the playoffs and will finish the season in second. While the Melbourne Ice are now officially out of the playoff race and will finish the season in seventh place. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games in the final round of the 2018 regular season.

The match between the Sydney Bears and Adelaide Adrenaline on 19 August served as the Bears’ annual Pride Game. The Bears won the match 9-0.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-9 Sydney Bears (19:30, 17 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-0 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 17 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-10 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 2-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 3-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 18 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 6-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-9 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 19 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 26 22 0 0 4 66
Sydney Bears 26 14 3 3 6 51
Perth Thunder 26 11 3 2 10 41
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 2 11 39
Newcastle Northstars 26 9 4 3 10 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 9 3 2 12 35
Melbourne Ice 26 7 2 4 13 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 19 August 2018

2018 Phillip Ginsberg National Championship

The 2018 Phillip Ginsberg National Championship has finished with New South Wales defeating Victoria 6-5 in a shootout to claim the gold medal. It is the second Phillip Ginsberg title in a row for New South Wales having beat Victoria in the 2017 final. The tournament is open to players 13 and under and was held between the State Associations. This years tournament consisted of teams from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. All games were held at the O’Brien Group Arena and the tournament ran from 16 August to 19 August 2018.

For more information see the tournament website.

Preliminary round (all times AEST)
– Victoria 4-2 Queensland (07:00, 16 August 2018)
– Western Australia 4-3 South Australia (08:45, 16 August 2018)
– New South Wales 14-2 Australian Capital Territory (10:30, 16 August 2018)
– South Australia 1-3 Victoria (13:00, 16 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 0-7 Western Australia (14:45, 16 August 2018)
– Queensland 1-5 New South Wales (16:30, 16 August 2018)
– South Australia 1-2 New South Wales (07:00, 17 August 2018)
– Queensland 8-2 Australian Capital Territory (08:45, 17 August 2018)
– Western Australia 1-2 SO Victoria (10:30, 17 August 2018)
– South Australia 2-4 Queensland (13:45, 17 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 0-11 Victoria (15:30, 17 August 2018)
– New South Wales 6-0 Western Australia (17:15, 17 August 2018)
– Queensland 3-1 Western Australia (11:45, 18 August 2018)
– Victoria 0-1 New South Wales (13:30, 18 August 2018)
– Australian Capital Territory 2-6 South Australia (15:15, 18 August 2018)

Standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
New South Wales 5 5 0 0 0 15
Victoria 5 3 1 0 1 11
Queensland 5 3 0 0 2 9
Western Australia 5 2 0 1 2 7
South Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Australian Capital Territory 5 0 0 0 5 0

Playoff round (all times AEST)
– SF1: Western Australia 0-3 New South Wales (19:45, 18 August 2018)
– SF2: Queensland 0-1 Victoria (21:00, 18 August 2018)
– Bronze medal: Western Australia 5-4 SO Queensland (12:15, 19 August 2018)
– Gold medal: Victoria 5-6 SO New South Wales (13:30, 19 August 2018)

Last updated 18 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. Following their win against the Northstars the CBR Brave claim their first H Newman Reid Trophy as the winners of the 2018 regular season with five games to play. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

The match between the CBR Brave and Sydney Ice Dogs served as the 2018 Matt Clark Memorial Shield Game, a game which was originally from 1995 to 2001 by the Warringah Bombers. The match is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The Brave won the shield after defeating the Ice Dogs 6-3. The Ice Dogs had won the previous two editions.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 3-2 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 4 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 4 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 4 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 6-4 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 5 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 5 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 6-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 5 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 23 19 0 0 4 57
Sydney Bears 22 10 3 3 6 39
Perth Thunder 24 10 3 2 9 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 22 9 3 2 8 35
Newcastle Northstars 23 8 4 3 8 35
Melbourne Mustangs 22 7 2 2 11 27
Melbourne Ice 22 6 2 4 10 26
Adelaide Adrenaline 24 3 2 3 16 16

Last updated 4 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder, CBR Brave and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings and become the first team to secure a spot in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. At the other end of the standings the Adrenaline are now officially out of the playoff race. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 28 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-0 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 28 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 CBR Brave (17:30, 28 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-6 CBR Brave (14:00, 29 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 29 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 29 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 21 17 0 0 4 51
Perth Thunder 22 10 3 1 8 37
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 9 3 2 7 35
Newcastle Northstars 22 8 4 3 7 35
Sydney Bears 20 9 2 3 6 34
Melbourne Mustangs 21 7 1 2 11 25
Melbourne Ice 21 5 2 4 10 23
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 3 2 2 15 15

Last updated 29 July 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs and Adelaide Adrenaline. The Brave remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Perth Thunder 9-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 21 July 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 21 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 CBR Brave (17:30, 21 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 5-2 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 22 July 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-2 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 22 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 July 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 19 15 0 0 4 45
Sydney Ice Dogs 20 9 3 2 6 35
Perth Thunder 20 9 3 1 7 34
Sydney Bears 19 8 2 3 6 31
Newcastle Northstars 20 7 3 3 7 30
Melbourne Mustangs 20 7 1 2 10 25
Melbourne Ice 20 5 2 3 10 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 3 2 2 13 15

Last updated 22 July 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Brave remain on top of the standings, nine points clear of the second placed Northstars. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

The match between the CBR Brave and Melbourne Melbourne Mustangs on 7 July served as the second annual Pride Game. The Brave won the match 7-5.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 7 July 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– CBR Brave 7-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 7 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 1-7 Sydney Bears (17:00, 7 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 4-3 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 8 July 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– CBR Brave 3-6 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 8 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 8 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 17 13 0 0 4 39
Newcastle Northstars 18 7 3 3 5 30
Sydney Ice Dogs 16 7 3 2 4 29
Perth Thunder 16 7 2 1 6 26
Sydney Bears 15 6 1 3 5 23
Melbourne Mustangs 19 6 1 2 10 22
Melbourne Ice 17 5 2 2 8 21
Adelaide Adrenaline 16 2 2 1 11 11

Last updated 8 July 2018