Sydney Bears

Sydney Bears 2019 roster

For the second year running the Sydney Bears haven’t bothered to release their team roster before the start of the season. So this roster has been pieced together from this weekends game lineup, the AIHL website’s team list and their player announcements. As a result the players signed and players lost may not be entirely accurate. Vlad Rubes also returns to the lineup despite it previously being announced that he had retired at the end of the 2018 season.

New players to the team include Lachlan Fahmy (South Shore Kings), Christian Fuschini, Danick Gauthier (Fife Flyers), William Lamoureux (Reach Rebels), Luke Moore, Timothy Newmark (Français Volants Paris), Jake Ratcliffe (Westfield State University), Taegan Rippon (Reach Rebels), Daniel Taylor and Justin Vienneau (La Roche sur Yon).

While dropped from the roster are Charlie Adams, Spencer Austin (CBR Brave), Anthony Barnes, Michael Burns, Etienne Du Toit, Kayne Fedor (Adelaide Tigers), Justin Harrison, Adam Kimbley (Penrith Raptors), Shai Rabinowitz (Marieville Red Knights), Tim Rye (Seahawks Hockey), Cameron Smith (Penrith Raptors), Chad Smith (Fife Flyers), Thomas Steven (Bellingham Blazers) and Graeme Strukoff.

From yesterdays lineup
#2 Brian Funes
#8 Thomas Moncrieff
#10 Taegan Rippon
#11 Michael Schlamp
#12 Ryan Lough
#13 Joey Gunner
#16 Ryan Annesley
#20 Vladimir Rubes
#28 Anthony Kimlin
#39 Justin Vienneau
#71 Timothy Newmark
#77 Lachlan Fahmy
#80 William Lamoureux
#84 Adrian Esposito
#89 Alexander Wardlaw
#91 Jeremy Brücker
#97 Tyerell Clare

Other players listed on theAIHL.com
#2 Aston Brookes
#8 Christian Fuschini
#9 Danick Gauthier
#11 Michael Haynes
#16 Luke Moore
#18 Jake Ratcliffe
#20 Gabe Robledo
#21 Fredrik Rozenberg
#24 Daniel Taylor
#25 James Urweiss
#26 Jeremy Vasquez

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.

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 SOW SOL 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
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 0
Adelaide Adrenaline 2 0 0 0 2 0
Newcastle Northstars 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 21 April 2019

Bears re-sign with All About Caring

The Sydney Bears have re-signed with major sponsor All About Caring for the 2019 season. It is the fourth season All About Caring have been a sponsor of the Bears having first come on board in 2016. The move follows the recent appointment of All About Caring’s Mark Bennett to the position of Bears General Manager. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Bears sign Ratcliffe

The Sydney Bears have announced the signing of New Zealand forward Jacob Ratcliffe for the 2019 season. Ratcliffe has spent the 2018-19 season playing for Westfield State University in the NCAA Division III competition where he currently has 22 points from 26 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Macquarie Ice rink spared demolition

AMP Capital have announced that they will no longer go ahead with the planned demolition of the Macquarie Ice Rink. Community consultation instead led to AMP Capital announcing that any future development to Macquarie Centre will include an Olympic-sized ice rink. For more information see the announcement from Macquarie Centre.