Perth Sharks

Perth Sharks 2019-20 roster

The Perth Sharks have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Cameron Bell, Brice Chapman, Dillon Dewar, Luke Doyle, Harry Jackson, Riley Langille, Yannic Lodge (from Tranås AIF J20), Zack Mercorella and Drew Robson

While dropped from the roster are Lachlan Dwyer, Dominic Gomez, Austin Hoffman, Harvey Jackson, Joshua Kostka, Liam McAuley, Stephen McCann, Sean McLean, Edward Meaden-Cox, Hayden Read, Joshua Santana, Jye Sarcich, Harry Tanner and Buster Thomas-Blend

Changes to the staff include Marc Vaillancourt coming on as an assistant coach in place of Liam Jeffries and Alastair Punler. While Harry Tanner moves into the role of development coach after playing for the team last season.

Roster
Lachlan Atkins
Dillon Dewar
Luke Doyle
Ryan Langille (injured)
Yannic Lodge
Zack Mercorella
Kalin Njirich
Rhys Pelliccione
Ben Ramsay-Lelek
Drew Robson
Ryan Rothwell
Jaydon Santana
Alexander Spalding
Nick Turich
Mathieu Vaillancourt
Ben Williams
Brock Williams
Oscar Zhu

Reserves
Harry Jackson

Development squad
Cameron Bell
Brice Chapman
Riley Langille

Staff
– Head coach: Ben Breault
– Assistant coach: Marc Vaillancourt
– Development coach: Harry Tanner
– Team manager: Gill McLean
– Trainer: Grant Mercorella

Sydney Wolf Pack 2019-20 schedule

Now that the schedules for the other five AJIHL teams have been released we can also piece together the 2019-20 schedule for the Sydney Wolf Pack. The regular season for the Wolf Pack begins on 17 November and finishes on 1 March against the Sydney Sabres.

Schedule
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:30, 17 November 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (18:00, 7 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:00, 14 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (10:00, 15 December 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:45, 15 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (18:00, 8 February 2020, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (07:00, 9 February 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (11:30, 9 February 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:00, 15 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (09:00, 16 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:45, 16 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (09:00, 23 February 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:30, 1 March 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Sydney Sabres 2019-20 schedule

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the 2019-20 season schedule for the Sydney Sabres. The regular season for the Sabres begins on 17 November and finishes on 1 March against the Sydney Wolf Pack.

Schedule
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:30, 17 November 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (19:00, 1 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (09:00, 2 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (16:45, 2 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (17:15, 8 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 9 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 9 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (17:00, 15 February 2020, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (09:00, 16 February 2020, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (14:00, 16 February 2020, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (09:00, 23 February 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:30, 1 March 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Perth Sharks 2019-20 schedule

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the 2019-20 season schedule for the Perth Sharks. The regular season for the Sharks begins on 14 December with a home series against the Brisbane Blitz and finishes on 1 March against the Melbourne Glaciers.

Schedule
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (08:00, 14 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (17:00, 14 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (08:00, 15 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (19:00, 1 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (09:00, 2 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (16:45, 2 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (18:00, 8 February 2020, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (07:00, 9 February 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (11:30, 9 February 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (17:15, 15 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 16 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 16 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (18:00, 29 February 2020, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (08:00, 1 March 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (13:00, 1 March 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)

Melbourne Glaciers 2019-20 schedule

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League continue their slow rollout of the 2019-20 season schedule, this time its the Melbourne Glaciers turn. The regular season for the Glaciers begins on 23 November with a home series against the Sydney Sabres and concludes on 1 March in Cockburn against the Perth Sharks.

Schedule
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 9 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:00, 15 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (09:00, 16 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:45, 16 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 23 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (18:00, 29 February 2020, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (08:00, 1 March 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (13:00, 1 March 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)

Brisbane Blitz 2019-20 schedule released

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the 2019-20 season schedule for the Brisbane Blitz. The regular season for the Blitz begins on 7 December with a home series against the Sydney Wolf Pack and finishes on 1 March against the Adelaide Generals.

Schedule
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (18:00, 7 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (08:00, 14 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (17:00, 14 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (08:00, 15 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 9 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (17:00, 15 February 2020, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (09:00, 16 February 2020, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (14:00, 16 February 2020, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (15:15, 29 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 1 March 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (15:15, 1 March 2020, Iceworld Boondall)

Adelaide Generals 2019-20 schedule released

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released more of the 2019-20 season schedule, this time releasing the season schedule for the Adelaide Generals. In addition details on the three game series between the Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres have also surfaced.

Adelaide Generals
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:00, 14 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (10:00, 15 December 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:45, 15 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (17:15, 8 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 9 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 9 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (17:15, 15 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 16 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 16 February 2020, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 23 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (15:15, 29 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 1 March 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (15:15, 1 March 2020, Iceworld Boondall)

Perth Sharks v Sydney Sabres
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (19:00, 1 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (09:00, 2 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (16:45, 2 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Partial 2019-20 AJIHL season schedule released

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for November and December of the upcoming 2019-20 AJIHL season. The Melbourne Glaciers have also released their complete season schedule which reveals some further details. The season which kicks off on 17 November appears to have changed format from last season. Prior to this season teams were aligned in either a Northern or Southern division. Teams would play their conference opponents in six games and opponents from the opposing conference in one game only. For 2019-20 however it now appears that the division system has been abandoned with each team playing their opponent in three games during the regular season. All three games will be held over one weekend in either a home or away series.

The 2020 AJIHL playoffs will be held on 7 and 8 March at the O’Brien Icehouse. The qualifying finals have been removed from the playoff format with only the top four teams from the regular season competing. Both semifinals will be held on 7 March followed by a third place game and the grand final on 8 March.

November
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:30, 17 November 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 23 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Sabres – Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 24 November 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)

December
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (18:00, 7 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 8 December 2019, Iceworld Boondall)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (08:00, 14 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:00, 14 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (17:00, 14 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (10:00, 15 December 2019, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink)
– Brisbane Blitz – Perth Sharks (08:00, 15 December 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:45, 15 December 2019, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)

Other known games
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (07:00, 9 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 February 2020, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:00, 15 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (09:00, 16 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (16:45, 16 February 2020, Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (13:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (19:30, 22 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Generals – Melbourne Glaciers (16:15, 23 February 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (18:00, 29 February 2020, Xtreme Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (08:00, 1 March 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (13:00, 1 March 2020, Cockburn Ice Arena)

Playoffs
– SF1: 4th – 1st (13:15, 7 March 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– SF2: 3rd – 2nd (15:00, 7 March 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Third place: Loser SF2 – Loser SF1 (14:00, 8 March 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Grand final: Winner SF2 – Winner SF1 (15:45, 8 March 2020, O’Brien Icehouse)

Sharks defeat Ice Guardians in exhibition match

The Perth Sharks have defeated the Ice Guardians, a team of veterans, in an exhibition game at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The match was held on 25 April as an ANZAC Day celebration.

– Perth Sharks 6-2 Ice Gaurdians (25 April 2019, Cockburn Ice Arena)

For more information:
Photos of the event from The Community Sports Show
Videos of the event from The Community Sports Show
Game Day Program

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