Sydney Bears

AIHL news: 21 May 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice added forward Ethan Cornford to their roster in yesterdays game against the Melbourne Mustangs. Cornford has spent the last two seasons playing in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League, most recently for the New Tecumseth Civics where he recorded 23 points in 41 games. Cornford last played in the AIHL for the Melbourne Mustangs during the 2015 season.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears signed goaltender Justin Harrison as a backup in yesterdays game against the Adelaide Adrenaline. The Bears have now dressed four different backup goaltenders this season however none have yet to play with starting goaltender Anthony Kimlin playing all of the teams minutes.

2017 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 5 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 20 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 20 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 20 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 7-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 21 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 21 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 5 4 1 0 0 14
Perth Thunder 7 3 1 2 1 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Bears 8 2 2 2 2 12
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 3 1 0 5 11
Newcastle Northstars 10 2 1 2 5 10
Melbourne Mustangs 6 1 0 1 4 4

2017 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs, Perth Thunder and the Newcastle Northstars. The Ice remain of top of the standings, edging out the second placed Brave on win percentage. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Brave sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 4 results:
– Sydney Bears 5-4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 13 May 2017, Perth Thunder)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 13 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 13 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 13 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-9 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 14 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 2-3 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 14 May 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 14 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 4:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 4 3 1 0 0 11
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Perth Thunder 5 2 1 2 0 10
Newcastle Northstars 8 2 1 2 3 10
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 0 0 3 9
Sydney Bears 6 1 2 1 2 8
Adelaide Adrenaline 7 2 0 0 5 6
Melbourne Mustangs 4 1 0 1 2 4

2017 AIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Bears, Adelaide Adrenaline and Newcastle Northstars. The game between the Melbourne Ice and Sydney Bears had to be cancelled after the first period due to a fire in the speaker system at the Macquarie Ice Rink. The Melbourne Ice move into first place on the standings, edging out the Brave on win percentage. The league is currently looking to rescheduled the game for a future date. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 3 results:
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 6 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 4-3 SO Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 6 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– CBR Brave 1-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 6 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 7 May 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-5 SO CBR Brave (17:00, 7 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice Sydney Bears (17:00, 7 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink). Game Cancelled

Standings at the end of Round 3:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 3 2 1 0 0 8
CBR Brave 5 1 2 1 1 8
Perth Thunder 3 2 0 1 0 7
Newcastle Northstars 6 1 1 2 2 7
Sydney Ice Dogs 4 2 0 0 2 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 5 2 0 0 3 6
Sydney Bears 4 1 1 0 2 5
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1

2017 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and CBR Brave. The Thunder move to the top of the standings, pushing the Brave down to second place. Next week six teams are in action across six games while the Thunder and Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 2 results:
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 29 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-8 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 30 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 30 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 5-4 SO Newcastle Northstars (16:30, 30 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 2:

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

Last updated 30 April 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Brave take the lead in the standings, two points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit out the round on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 1 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 23 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 2-3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 April 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 1 1 0 0 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 1 0 0 0 3
Perth Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1
Newcastle Northstars 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Melbourne Ice 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 23 April 2017

AIHL news: 22 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced their captains for the 2017 season. David Huxley has been named captain with Sean Greer, Cameron Critchlow and Darren Corstens as the three alternate captains.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced that The Ranch Hotel will act as their official venue sponsor for the 2017 season.

Sydney Ice Dogs
TGI Fridays have joined the Ice Dogs as a sponsor and their Macquarie Centre restaurant will serve as the club’s post game venue. TGI Fridays have previously sponsored the Sydney Bears and the league during the 2015 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Bears announce 2017 roster

The Sydney Bears have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Slavo Boris, Jackson Brewer, Jeremy Brucker, Robert Covino, Tyler Noseworthy, Nick Rivait and Vladimir Rubes

While players dropped from the team are Steven Adams, Spencer Austin, Dylan Burgess, Billy Cliff, Alex Henderson, Geoff Irwin, Nic Kawasaki, Ian Merwin, Luke Read, Joel Rhodes, Gabriel Robledo, Cam Smith, Lee Turner, Luke Zvonicek

Goaltenders
#1 Anthony Kimlin
#35 James Downie

Forwards
#4 Cameron Todd (A)
#11 Michael Schlamp (C)
#13 Lachlan McKenzie
#14 Robert Covino
#15 Jeremy Vazquez
#19 Saxon Air
#20 Vladimir Rubes
#24 Tomas Landa (I)
#37 Brent Vandenberg (I)
#49 Jackson Brewer (I)
#55 Richard Tesarik
#73 Tyler Noseworthy (I)
#84 Adrian Esposito
#91 Jeremy Brucker

Defenceman
#2 Brian Funes (A)
#4 Nick Rivait (I)
#16 Ryan Annesley (I)
#39 Slavomir Boris
#43 Patrick Ward
#65 Lachlan Fahmy
#97 Tyerell Clare

AIHL news: 18 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have signed Canadian defencemance Morgan McNeill as their fifth import for the 2017 season. McNeill has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Bouctouche JCs of the North East Senior Hockey League where he recorded 11 points in 27 games. McNeill had original signed with the Adelaide Red Wings to play in the South Australian Premier League however he has been picked up by the Adrenaline while they wait for their goaltender Tyler Steel to finish his season in the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Nick Rivait for the 2017 season. Rivait has spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League were he recorded 21 points in 50 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.