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2019 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the Adelaide Adrenaline and Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Wehebe Darge

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-3 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 10 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 10-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 11 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 7-6 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 12 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 12 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 8-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 6 6 0 0 0 18
CBR Brave 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Mustangs 5 3 0 2 0 11
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Bears 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Thunder 6 1 1 0 4 5
Melbourne Ice 5 1 0 0 4 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 15 May 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs, Newcastle Northstars and Perth Thunder. Following their two wins the Brave move into first on the standings, two points clear of the second placed Mustangs. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the two Melbourne teams sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Dayne Davis (Newcastle Northstars)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-0 Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 April 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 2-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 27 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 3-4 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 27 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 0-6 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 28 April 2019, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-1 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 April 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 27 April 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 3 3 0 0 0 9
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Newcastle Northstars 2 2 0 0 0 6
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Bears 3 1 0 0 2 3
Melbourne Ice 3 1 0 0 2 3
Perth Thunder 2 0 1 0 1 2
Adelaide Adrenaline 4 0 0 0 4 0

Last updated 30 April 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Melbourne Ice and CBR Brave. The Mustangs sit at the top of standings, edging out the second placed Brave on goal difference. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Michael Schlamp (Sydney Bears)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 8-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (16:45, 20 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 20 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-6 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 21 April 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 4-1 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 April 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 1 1 0 0 0 3
CBR Brave 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Ice 1 1 0 0 0 3
Sydney Bears 2 1 0 0 1 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Newcastle Northstars 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 30 April 2019

2018-19 AWIHL awards

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of their 2018-19 season player awards. The Sydney Sirens picked up four of the six awards with the Melbourne picking up the remaining two. For more information see the league’s announcement.

– Best Forward: Christina Julien (Melbourne Ice)
– Best Defence: Amelia Matheson (Sydney Sirens)
– Best Goaltender: Sera Dogramaci (Sydney Sirens)
– Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year: Olivia Last (Sydney Sirens)
– Highest Points: Christina Julien (Melbourne Ice)
– Skaters Network Most Valuable Player of the Finals: Sharna Godfrey (Sydney Sirens)

2018 ECSL player awards

Skaters Network have announced their player awards for the 2918 East Coast Super League season.

– Most Valuable Player of the Year: Harley Quinton-Jones (Newcastle Northstars). More information.
– Defenceman of the Year: Matt Musumeci (Nudo Bombers). More information.
– Rookie of the Year: Thomas Moncrieff (Penrith Raptors). More information.

2018 AIHL awards: Part 2

The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of the final threee awards for the 2018 season. The Sydney Bears took out two categories with Anthony Kimlin named goaltender of the year and Ron Kuprowsky named coach of the year. The CBR Brave took out the remaining category with Wehebe Darge named Skaters Network local player of the year.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: Ron Kuprowsky (Sydney Bears)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

2018 AWIHL playoffs

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Joan McKowen Trophy after defeating the Sydney Sirens 4-2 in the grand final. The Ice advanced to the final after defeating the Brisbane Goannas 5-1 in the semifinals while the Sirens progressed with a 7-4 win over the Adelaide Rush. The win gives the Ice their sixth title and first since 2016.

Following the final the league also handed out the player awards. The Sydney Sirens’ Stephenie Cochrane was named the Skaters Network Player of the Year and Erin Beaver won best defenceman. Best goaltender was awarded to Keesha Atkins of the Adelaide Rush and the Rush’s Ashley Pelkey was named best forward. The Melbourne Ice’s Marnie Pullin won the Nellie Gee Rookie of the Year and Jessica Pinkerton was the highest posts scorer.

Further information:
Live streaming details
League website

Semifinals
– Adelaide Rush 4-7 Sydney Sirens (15:00, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Goannas 1-5 Melbourne Ice (17:30, 17 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Third place game
– Brisbane Goannas 2-1 Adelaide Rush (14:30, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Melbourne Ice 4-2 Sydney Sirens (17:00, 18 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 18 March 2018

AWIHL news: 18 November 2017

League
– Melbourne Ice goaltender Tara Woods has been named the Skaters Network Player of the Month for October. Woods played in the team’s season opener against the Brisbane Goannas and recorded a shutout, making 17 saves.
– The AWIHL officially announced the launch of their new website yesterday. For more information see the article from the IHA.

2017 AIHL playoffs

The 2017 AIHL playoffs have finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the CBR Brave 4-1. The win gives the Ice their fourth Goodall Cup and their first since 2012. The Ice progressed to the final after defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 4-2 in the semifinals while the Brave defeated the Perth Thunder 6-2 in their semifinal. For the fifth year running the finals are sponsored by Air Canada.

The Melbourne Ice’s Sebastian Ottosson was named the finals most valuable player. Also announced was Skaters Network Local Player of the Year which was awarded to Joey Hughes of the Melbourne Ice.

For more information the AIHL website.

– SF1: Melbourne Mustangs 2–4 Melbourne Ice (15:00, 2 September 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– SF2: CBR Brave 6–2 Perth Thunder (18:00, 2 September 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– GF: CBR Brave 1–4 Melbourne Ice (15:00, 3 September 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 3 September 2017