O’Brien Group Arena

AIHL news: 20 June 2018

The AIHL have announced that the 2018 Goodall Cup finals will be held at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne. The finals will be held from 1 September to 2 September and are sponsored by Air Canada for the sixth year in a row. Tickets for the finals go on sale on 25 June. For more information see the announcement from the league

2018 AIHL season: Round 8

Round 8 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, five points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

The match between the Adelaide Adrenaline and CBR Brave on 16 June also served as the fourth annual beyondblue Cup. The Brave won the Cup for the fourth year in a row defeating the Adrenaline 11-4. The regular season match between the two teams has been branded to help raise awareness for the beyondblue charity. Last years edition, which was held in Canberra, was won by the Brave who defeated the Adrenaline 8-3.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-4 SO Melbourne Ice (19:30, 15 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 11-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 16 June 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 16 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 0-2 Sydney Bears (17:00, 16 June 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 17 June 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 5-2 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 June 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 11 9 0 0 2 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 11 5 3 1 2 22
Perth Thunder 13 6 1 1 5 21
Newcastle Northstars 12 4 2 2 4 18
Sydney Bears 10 4 1 2 3 16
Melbourne Mustangs 13 3 1 2 7 13
Melbourne Ice 11 2 2 2 5 12
Adelaide Adrenaline 11 2 1 1 7 9

Last updated 17 June 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, two points clear of the second placed Northstars. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Newcastle Northstars 5-6 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 19 May 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Bears 3-2 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 19 May 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 2-6 CBR Brave (17:30, 19 May 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 3-2 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 20 May 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 20 May 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-3 CBR Brave (17:00, 20 May 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 7 5 0 0 2 15
Newcastle Northstars 8 3 1 2 2 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 3 1 1 2 12
Melbourne Mustangs 7 3 0 1 3 10
Melbourne Ice 7 2 2 0 3 10
Perth Thunder 8 3 0 1 4 10
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 2 1 1 4 9
Sydney Bears 6 2 1 0 3 8

Last updated 20 May 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave return to the top of the standings with the Ice Dogs in second and the Ice dropping to third. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Ice Dogs sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Melbourne Ice 3-5 Melbourne Mustangs (19:30, 11 May 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 12 May 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 5-4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 12 May 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 3-1 Sydney Bears (17:00, 12 May 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 13 May 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-8 Perth Thunder (16:30, 13 May 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 5 4 0 0 1 12
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 3 1 1 2 12
Melbourne Ice 6 2 2 0 2 10
Melbourne Mustangs 6 3 0 0 3 9
Newcastle Northstars 6 2 1 1 2 9
Perth Thunder 6 2 0 1 3 7
Adelaide Adrenaline 6 2 0 1 3 7
Sydney Bears 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 13 May 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Brave move into first place on the standings, edging out the Adrenaline on win percentage. Next week all eight teams are in action across eight games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 28 April 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 28 April 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 4-5 SO Melbourne Ice (17:00, 28 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-6 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 29 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 29 April 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

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

Last updated 29 April 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave and Adelaide Adrenaline. After the first round the Ice sit on top of the standings with a superior goal difference over the Brave. Next week seven teams are in action across five games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-8 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 21 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 SO Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 21 April 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 21 April 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 22 April 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Standings

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

Last updated 22 April 2018

Hockey Festival: Melbourne 2018

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Hockey Festival’s Warrior Cup, defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 in the final. The Hockey Festival was hosted at the O’Brien Group Arena by the Melbourne Ice with a round-robin on day one and the playoffs on day two. The top two teams of the round-robin advanced to the final while the bottom two played off for third. The Mustangs finished on top of the standings at the end of day one but fell to the Ice in the final. The Adelaide Adrenaline defeated the CBR Brave in their playoff to pick up third place.

Round robin
– Melbourne Ice 1-2 Melbourne Mustangs (12:00, 14 April 2018)
– CBR Brave 0-3 Melbourne Ice (13:00, 14 April 2018)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-1 CBR Brave (14:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-4 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-1 CBR Brave (16:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (17:00, 14 April 2018)

Playoffs
– Third place: CBR Brave 2-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (13:00, 15 April 2018)
– Final: Melbourne Ice 3-2 Melbourne Mustangs (14:30, 15 April 2018)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Melbourne Ice 3 2 0 0 1 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 3 1 1 0 1 5
CBR Brave 3 0 0 0 3 0

AIHL news: 5 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Alex Adams for the 2018 season. Adams spent the first part of 2017-18 season playing for Wilfrid Laurier University in the U Sports system before signing with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed Canadian forward Ryan Lough for the upcoming 2018 season. Lough spent the majority of his 2017-18 playing for St. Lawrence University in the NCAA’s ECAC Hockey conference where he has recorded 14 points from 37 games. During the season Lough also competed in one game for the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL on an amatuer tryout. For more information see the announcement from the club

Other
– The schedule for the upcoming hockey festival has been released. The festival will be played at the O’Brien Group Arena and will involve the Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Adelaide Adrenaline. For the schedule see the announcement from the Melbourne Ice.

2018 AJIHL playoffs

The Melbourne Glaciers have won the 2018 AJIHL playoffs, defeating the Adelaide Generals 3-1 in the final. The Glaciers entered the playoffs in last place in the regular season standings and were drawn against the Perth Sharks in the qualifying round. The Glaciers beat the Sharks 5-4 in a shootout and advanced to the semifinals against the Brisbane Blitz, where they were also forced to a shootout and won 2-1. The Generals advanced to the final after defeating the Sydney Sabres 5-0 in their semifinal and were the defending champion. In the final the Glaciers took a 2-0 lead in the first period and held it until midway through the third with the Generals getting one back. The Glaciers however scored an empty net at the end of the period to claim their first AJIHL Championship.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Qualifying
– Sydney Sabres 4-2 Sydney Wolf Pack (11:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 5-4 SO Perth Sharks (13:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Semifinals
– Melbourne Glaciers 2-1 SO Brisbane Blitz (19:45, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 0-5 Adelaide Generals (21:30, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Melbourne Glaciers 3-1 Adelaide Generals (12:45, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 18 March 2018