O’Brien Group Arena

Ice Hockey Classic 2019 schedule

The schedule for the 2019 Ice Hockey Classic series has been released with five games in three cities. The series will be played in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne with Adelaide and Brisbane being dropped after having games held in 2018. In Sydney the venue has been changed to the International Convention Centre after previously being held at the Qudos Bank Arena. The Ice Hockey Classic will also run alongside the Australian Ice Hockey League’s All-Star Weekend with the Skills Competition and All-Star Game being held in Sydney.

Schedule
12 June 2019: Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle
– 19:00: Ice Hockey Classic Game
14 June 2019: International Convention Centre, Sydney
– 18:00: AIHL All-Star Skills Competition
– 19:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game
15 June 2019: International Convention Centre, Sydney
– 15:00: AIHL All-Star Game
– 17:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game
21 June 2019: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
– 19:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game
22 June 2019: O’Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
– 15:00: Melbourne Mustangs – Melbourne Ice (regular season game)
– 17:30: Ice Hockey Classic Game

2019 AJIHL playoffs

The Sydney Sabres have won the 2019 AJIHL playoffs, defeating the Melbourne Glaciers 2-1 in the final. The win for the Sabres gives them their third AJIHL championship title (dubbed the Nathan Walker Trophy) having previously won in 2014 and 2016. The Sabres entered the playoffs in second last place in the regular season standings and were drawn against the Sydney Wolf Pack in the qualifying round. The Sabres beat the Wolf Pack 4-1 and advanced to the semifinals against the Adelaide Generals where they won 5-3. The Glaciers, who were the defending champions, advanced to the final after defeating the Perth Sharks 3-1 in the qualifying round and the Brisbane Blitz 3-2 in their semifinal.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page
Livestream (Saturday, 9 March)
Livestream (Sunday, 10 March)

Qualifying
– Sydney Sabres 4–1 Sydney Wolf Pack (13:15, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 1–3 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Semifinals
– Sydney Sabres 5–3 Adelaide Generals (20:00, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–2 Brisbane Blitz (21:45, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Sydney Sabres 2–1 Melbourne Glaciers (12:45, 10 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 10 March 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with all six teams picking up at least one win. The Adelaide Generals finish at the top of the league standings and claim the regular season title for the third year in a row. The Blitz finish the season in second place and pickup the Northern Division title. Tomorrow the playoffs begin with the qualifying finals and semifinals, followed by the grand final on Sunday.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page
Livestream (Thursday, 7 March)
Livestream (Friday, 8 March)

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Generals 2–3 SO Sydney Sabres (08:45, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3–4 Melbourne Glaciers (10:30, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 1–3 Perth Sharks (13:30, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5–3 Adelaide Generals (15:15, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 3–4 SO Adelaide Generals (08:00, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 5–1 Perth Sharks (09:45, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 4–2 Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5–2 Perth Sharks (14:15, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 0–4 Melbourne Glaciers (16:00, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 15 7 2 1 5 26
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 8 0 1 6 25
Sydney Sabres 15 5 1 1 8 18

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 15 8 1 2 4 28
Melbourne Glaciers 15 5 4 0 6 23
Perth Sharks 15 4 0 3 8 15

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 15 8 1 2 4 28
Brisbane Blitz 15 7 2 1 5 26
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 8 0 1 6 25
Melbourne Glaciers 15 5 4 0 6 23
Sydney Sabres 15 5 1 1 8 18
Perth Sharks 15 4 0 3 8 15

Last updated 8 March 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Sydney Wolf Pack, Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres. The Wolf Pack remain at the top of the Northern Division standings and the Adelaide Generals lead both the Southern Division and the league as a whole. Next week the Sabres host the Brisbane Blitz in a three game series at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Perth Sharks 0–1 SO Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 23 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 0–5 Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 23 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks 2–7 Melbourne Glaciers (19:00, 23 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 3–2 Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 24 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3–6 Sydney Sabres (18:15, 24 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 6 0 1 5 19
Brisbane Blitz 9 4 1 0 4 14
Sydney Sabres 9 4 0 0 5 12

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 8 0 1 3 25
Melbourne Glaciers 12 3 4 0 5 17
Perth Sharks 12 3 0 3 6 12

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 8 0 1 3 25
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 6 0 1 5 19
Melbourne Glaciers 12 3 4 0 5 17
Brisbane Blitz 9 4 1 0 4 14
Sydney Sabres 9 4 0 0 5 12
Perth Sharks 12 3 0 3 6 12

Last updated 24 February 2019

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Inferno and Sydney Sirens. The Ice remain on top of the standings, six points clear of the second placed Sirens. Competition resumes on 16 February with the Sirens hosting the Brisbane Goannas in Liverpool.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sirens 6–7 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 2 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 2–10 Perth Inferno (18:00, 2 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Rush 3–10 Perth Inferno (09:30, 3 February 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sirens 4–3 SO Melbourne Ice (13:15, 3 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 10 8 0 1 1 25
Sydney Sirens 10 5 2 0 3 19
Perth Inferno 10 5 0 0 5 15
Brisbane Goannas 8 2 0 1 5 7
Adelaide Rush 10 2 0 0 8 6

Last updated 3 February 2019

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the Perth Inferno in both games of their double header at the O’Brien Group Arena. With their two wins the Ice increase their lead at the top of the standings, now seven points clear of the second placed Sydney Sirens. Next week the Sirens host the Adelaide Rush in a double header at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results (all times local)
– Perth Inferno 3–9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 8 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream
– Perth Inferno 1–5 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 9 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 6 6 0 0 0 18
Sydney Sirens 6 3 1 0 2 11
Adelaide Rush 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Inferno 6 2 0 0 4 6
Brisbane Goannas 6 0 0 1 5 1

Last updated 9 December 2018

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with Adelaide Generals picking up two wins and the Glaciers one win from their three game series at the O’Brien Group Arena. The Generals remain at the top of the Southern Division and League standings while the Sydney Wolf Pack lead the Northern Division. Next week the Brisbane Blitz host the Sydney Sabres at Iceworld Boondall.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide General 4–1 Melbourne Glaciers (12:15, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General 5–3 Melbourne Glaciers (18:00, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General 2–3 SO Melbourne Glaciers (16:00, 2 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Sabres 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 1 0 4 5
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 1 0 4 5
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Sabres 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 2 December 2018

2018-19 AWIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018-19 Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the Brisbane Goannas in both games of their double header. As a result of their wins the Ice sit six points clear at the top of the standings. Next week the Sydney Sirens host the Ice in Liverpool.

The AWIHL have also announced that they will live stream the entire season in partnership with Thought Fox Media Group and released a promo video to mark the announcement.

Further information:
League website
YouTube live stream account

Results
– Brisbane Goannas 1–12 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 27 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream
– Brisbane Goannas 0–7 Melbourne Ice (13:15, 28 October 2018, O’Brien Group Arena). Live stream

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 2 2 0 0 0 6
Brisbane Goannas 2 0 0 0 2 0
Adelaide Rush 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Inferno 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney Sirens 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 28 October 2018

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 (19:15, 10 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 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 (15:00, 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)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (10:00, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 3 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– 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)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 24 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 24 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– 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