The Perth Thunder held their 2019 Player Awards on Saturday following their game against the Sydney Bears.
Round 10 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears and Melbourne Ice. The Brave remain on top of the standings, seven points clear of the second placed Northstars. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.
The match between the Sydney Bears and Melbourne Ice also served as the sixth annual Canada Day Classic. The Bears defeated the Ice 6-4 to claim their first title since 2016.
For more information see the AIHL website.
Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-7 Perth Thunder (16:30, 29 June 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-5 OT Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 29 June 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 29 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Ice 4-6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 29 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (14:00, 30 June 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 30 June 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 30 June 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
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Last updated 4 July 2019
The Australian men’s national team have lost 1-2 to Croatia in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Wehebe Darge was named best Australian player of the game and Rob Haselhurst was awarded best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day China beat Belgium 4-0 and Serbia defeated Spain 3-2 in a shootout. Australia finish the tournament in third place, one point behind the leaders Serbia and second placed Croatia. Serbia finishes first ahead of Croatia thanks to their head to head result and is promoted to Division I Group B for 2020. Belgium finishes the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.
– Australia 1-2 Croatia (13:00, 15 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)
The Australian men’s national team have defeated Serbia 3-2 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Rob Haselhurst was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Spain beat Belgium 4-2 and Croatia defeated China 7-0. After the second round Australia have moved up into second on the standings while Spain continues to lead the competition. The teams have a rest day today and return on Friday where Australia will take on Spain for their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championships Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 5-3.
– Australia 3-2 Serbia (20:00, 10 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)
– The Thunder have announced the signing of defenceman Robert Haselhurst for the upcoming 2019 season. Haselhurst spent the 2018 season playing for the Newcastle Northstars and previously played got the Thunder from 2013 to 2017. He has recorded 68 points from 146 AIHL games since 2013.
The Australian men’s national team have beat China 3-1 in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Defenceman Rob Haselhurst scored a goal and an assist and was named best Australian player of the game. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Iceland 6-3 and the Netherlands beat Serbia 5-0. Australia remains second in the standings while the Netherlands lead with the best goal difference. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday where Australia take on Serbia for their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2017 World Championship Division II Group A tournament where Australia won 4-3 in overtime.
For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.
– Australia 3-1 China (13:00, 26 April 2018, IJssportcentrum). Game Card
– The Kodiak Group have joined the Mustangs as their new naming rights sponsor for the next two seasons. The Kodiak Group replaces The James Hotel who held the naming rights in 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Northstars have signed defenceman Rob Haselhurst for the upcoming 2018 season. Haselhurst has spent the last five seasons playing for the Perth Thunder where he has recorded 81 points in 120 games.
The AIHL have announced the winners of the 2017 awards. For more information on the awards, including the voting process and nominees, see the article on theAIHL.com.
– Most Valuable Player: Cameron Critchlow (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Defenceman of the Year: Rob Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Bayley Kubara (CBR Brave)
– Goaltender of the Year: Damien Ketlo (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Coach of the Year: Dave Ruck (Perth Thunder)
The Southern Suns have won the 2016 Ultimate Ice Hockey Championship (UIHC) two games to one and claim their first tournament title. The Suns lost the opening game of the tournament continuing the Northern Stars unbeaten streak from 2015 where they won all three games and claimed the inaugural UIHC Cup. The Suns however bounced back winning Game 2 at the Perth Ice Arena before claiming the series in Game 3 at the Cockburn Ice Arena. The Suns defenceman Jamie Woodman was named the tournaments most valuable player.
For more information on the tournament see the website.
– Game 1: Northern Stars 4 – 2 Southern Suns (15 October 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Jonathon Bremner
– Game 2: Northern Stars 2 – 3 Southern Suns (22 October 2016, Perth Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Rob Haselhurst
– Game 3: Northern Stars 2 – 6 Southern Suns (29 October 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena).
Game Recap. MVP: Andrew Cox