Round 3 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder. Following their two wins the Northstars move into first on the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games while the Bears sit the round out on a bye.
– Greg Oddy has re-signed with the Adrenaline for his ninth season with the club and his eighteenth in the AIHL. He will also continue on as captain for the club, a role Oddy has held with both the Adrenaline and Avalanche since 2006.
Newcastle North Stars
– Robert Malloy has been appointed captain of the Newcastle North Stars following retirement of Robert Starke. Malloy joined the North Stars in 2015 after four seasons with the Sydney Ice Dogs including two as captain. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Australian men’s national team have won their fourth game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating North Korea 22-1. Defenceman Robert Malloy was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Bulgaria 14-1 and Mexico beat Israel 9-3. At the end of the forth round Australia remain in first place, one point clear of the second place Mexico. Australia take on New Zealand today in their final game of the tournament.
The Australian national team have won their first game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Serbia 4-3 in a shootout. Robert Malloy was named best Australian player of the match after scoring four points, including the game winning goal. In other games of the day Romania defeated Belgium 4-3 and Spain beat Iceland 4-2. After the end of round three Australia remain in last place, seven points behind leaders Romania. Australia take on Iceland today in their fourth game of the tournament.
A live stream was available at IHI.is (see the IIHF page for game times)
The Sydney Ice Dogs have confirmed that Jamie Blazevic, Brian Funes and Shannon McGregor have re-signed with the club for the upcoming season. Funes has also been awarded the captaincy role for 2015 following the departure of former captain Robert Malloy who left the Ice Dogs to join the Newcastle North Stars for the 2015 season.