– New staff: Peter Ekroth. Takes on the position of head coach replacing Charles Franzén who was in the position during the 2017 season. More information.
– Staff changes: Charles Franzén. Moves from the head coach position to Director of Coaching and Player Development. More information.
– Staff changes: Garry Doré, Ray Sheffield, Joey Theriault will share the coaching duties after the parting ways with former head coach Andrew Petrie in October 2017. Doré remains as the general manager and previously coached from 2012 to 2014. Sheffield and Theriault have been an assistant coaches for the past two seasons. More information.
The North Stars have held a ceremony prior to their game against the Melbourne Ice for retiring captain Ray Sheffield. As part of the ceremony the club retired the #19 and raised his jersey at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.
Newcastle North Stars player Ray Sheffield has announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the club. His announcement comes just weeks after being awarded the captaincy for the 2015 season and the decision is said to have been made after being told by the head coach that he would receive limited game time. Sheffield will remain with the club as an assistant coach.
The club have yet to announce a successor to the captaincy role.
The Newcastle North Stars have also announced the winners of their 2014 Team Awards. John Kennedy won the Most Valuable Player award, Robert Starke was named the teams best forward, Ray Sheffield the most dedicated player and Matt Wetini was named the most improved player and won the Tony Huntly Award for Best Aussie Player, while assistant coach Joey Theriault won the Coaches’ Award.
The Newcastle North Stars have announced their team leaders for the 2014 AIHL season. Garry Doré continues in his position as head coach and general manager. Ray Sheffield will serve as captain for the season, while Robert Starke and John Kennedy are named as the clubs two alternate captains.