The awards for the 2017-18 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season were handed out following the end of the playoffs.
– Finals Most Valuable Player: Sam Hodic (Melbourne Glaciers)
– Best Defenceman: Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Generals)
– Best Goaltender: Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)
– Highest Point Scorer: Lyndon Lodge (Perth Sharks)
The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Romania 0-8. Forward Sam Hodic was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Belgium beat China 5-0 and Spain defeated Serbia 4-1. After the end of the first round Australia sit last in the standings, trailing leaders Romania by three points. Australia take on Spain today in their second game of the tournament.
- Australia 0 – 8 Romania (13:00, 17 January 2016, SPENS). Game Card
- Sam Hodic has signed with the Niagara Whalers of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Hodic, who currently playing in his second season for the Ice, is scheduled to depart on 24 August which will make him unavailable for the 2015 AIHL finals. For more information see the article from the Melbourne Ice.
The Australian men’s under-20 team have won their final game of the 2015 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Iceland 5-1. The win sees Australia jump Belgium into third in the standings and take home the bronze medal. Sam Hodic was named best Australian player of the game, while Charlie Smart was awarded best goaltender of the tournament and best player of the Australian team for the tournament. In other games of the day Serbia defeated Belgium 3-2 in overtime and Croatia beat Spain 3-2 to win the gold medal.
- Australia 5 – 1 Iceland (16:30, 19 December 2014, Pabellon de Hielo). Game Card
Standings and the end of the tournament:
Ice Hockey Victoria have announced the Melbourne Whalers and Melbourne Glaciers rosters for the upcoming 2014-15 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season. They have also confirmed the coaches with Michael Flaherty and Jeremy Muir to coach the Whalers, and Doug Stevenson and Joseph Hughes to coach the Glaciers.
Melbourne Whalers team roster:
- Remi Beland
- Taras Cheprakov
- Nikolaos French
- Mackenzie Hill (G)
- Harrison Jaunozols
- Andrew Johns
- Alex Konig
- Nicholas Norton
- Damian Pandolfo
- Baylea Powell (G)
- Robbie Rama
- Zahan Shafeeg
- Sam Stewart
- Byron Tchuma
Melbourne Glaciers team roster: