Sydney Bears

AIHL news: 7 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
Josef Rezek has re-signed with the Adrenaline for the 2018 season. Rezek will play in his eighth season with the club where he has scored 165 points in 136 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have signed a deal with restaurant Billy’s District to be their post-game venue for the 2018 season. Billy’s District replaces The James Hotel who had been the clubs post-game venue since May 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of American forward Charlie Adams for the 2018 season. Adams has spent the majority of his 2017-18 season playing for the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Southern Professional Hockey League where he currently has 45 points from 41 games. Prior to joining the Ice Flyers Adams also had a brief four game stint with EV Lindau in the Oberliga. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Bears have also announced the re-signing of captain Michael Schlamp and goaltender Anthony Kimlin. Schlamp has recorded 287 points in his 243 games with all but one season being for the Bears. Kimlin returns for his third straight season with the Bears and fifth in the AIHL, having previously played for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues and Sydney Ice Dogs.

AIHL news: 5 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Canadian defenceman Alex Adams for the 2018 season. Adams spent the first part of 2017-18 season playing for Wilfrid Laurier University in the U Sports system before signing with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed Canadian forward Ryan Lough for the upcoming 2018 season. Lough spent the majority of his 2017-18 playing for St. Lawrence University in the NCAA’s ECAC Hockey conference where he has recorded 14 points from 37 games. During the season Lough also competed in one game for the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL on an amatuer tryout. For more information see the announcement from the club

Other
– The schedule for the upcoming hockey festival has been released. The festival will be played at the O’Brien Group Arena and will involve the Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Adelaide Adrenaline. For the schedule see the announcement from the Melbourne Ice.

AIHL news: 20 March 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Swedish forward Filip Petersson for the upcoming season. Petersson is currently the captain of Tranås AIF, a team in the Swedish Hockeyettan. During the 2017-18 season he has recorded 34 points in 41 games.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have signed Finnish goaltender Petri Pitkänen for the 2018 season. Pitkänen last played in the AIHL during 2014 for the CBR Brave where he completed the regular season with a 0.906 save percentage. During his time away from the AIHL Pitkänen has spent three seasons with KeuPa HT of the Mestis, the most recent being the 2016-17 season. For more information see the announcement from the club

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have signed three Sydney Bears players for the 2018 season, forwards Tomas Landa and Richard Tesarik and defenceman Patrick Ward. Landa has played six seasons in the AIHL and has recorded 234 points in 134, all for the Sydney Bears. Tesarik will be playing in his seventh AIHL season, having previously played three seasons for both the Ice Dogs and Bears. He currently has 72 points from 111 games. Ward’s 2018 season will be his sixth having previously played two with the Ice Dogs and three for the Bears. He currently has 56 points from 131 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 15 March 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the re-signed of Czech forward Aleš Krátoška for the 2018 season. Krátoška joined the Adrenaline part way through 2017 and finished the season with 16 points from 12 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed forward Thomas Steven for the upcoming 2018 season. Steven has been playing in his second season for the Bellingham Blazers of the Western States Hockey League where he currently has 41 points from 43 games. Steven last played in the AIHL in 2016 for the Melbourne Mustangs where he recorded one goal from ten games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 3 March 2018

Newcastle Northstars
– Forward Joe Harcharik has re-signed with the Northstars for the upcoming 2018 season. During the off-season Harcharik has been playin for HC Neumarkt-Egna in the Alps Hockey League where he currently has 21 points from 23 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the re-signing of defenceman Ryan Annesley for the 2018 season. Annesley played in only eleven games last season before an injury forced him off the ice and onto the coaches bench as an assistant. He first joined the Bears in 2016 and has recorded 21 points from 30 games.

AIHL news: 13 February 2018

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of forward Cameron Todd for the upcoming 2018 season. Todd has spent the last five seasons playing for the Sydney Bears where he has recorded 82 points in 91 games. He is also into his second season for the University of Jamestown of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. For more information see the announcement from the club.