Sydney Ice Dogs

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 sitting 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.

AIHL news: 21 April 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced their captains for the 2017 season. Mark Rummukainen has been named captain with Jordan Gavin and Jan Safar as the two alternate captains.

Sydney Ice Dogs
Reach Crane Trucks have re-signed as a major sponsor with the Ice Dogs for the 2017 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Ice Dogs announce 2017 roster

The Sydney Ice Dogs have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Billy Cliff, Stephen Johnston, Damien Ketlo, James Marino, Shannon McGregor, Lachlan Shumak and Dave Upton.

While players dropped from the team are Brentin Azzopardi, Scott Clemie, D├ívid Harmati, Kevin Harvey, Adam Kimbley, Joshua Kleipas, Bayley Kubara, Lukas Manco, Cian O’Reilly, Remy Sandoy, Charlie Smart, Cameron Smith, Jarrod Smith, Petr Stepanek, Alec Stephenson and Paul Swindlehurst.

Goaltenders
#1 Damien Ketlo (I)
#31 Jake Burgess

Defenceman
#4 Ilman Lee
#5 Daniel Pataky
#6 James Marino
#7 Shannon McGregor
#8 Tomas Manco
#15 Andrew White

Forwards
#10 Billy Cliff
#13 Stephen Johnston (I)
#14 David Dunwoodie
#18 Todd Stephenson
#19 Strat Allen (I)
#20 Kane Spence
#22 Ellesse Carini
#24 Lachlan Shumak
#29 Scott Stephenson
#38 Nicholas Weiland
#66 Grant Toulmin (I)
#96 David Upton

AIHL news: 19 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenlaine
– The Adrenaline have re-signed English forward Jamie Holland for the upcoming season. Holland joined the Adrenaline last season and recorded two points in eight games. For more information on Holland and the other imports see the article from the club.

Newcastle Northstars
– Peter Lambert has written a piece on their newly signed forward Zane Jones who joins the team from the Innisfail Eagles of the Chinook Hockey League. For more information see the article on the club website.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the re-signing of Canadian forward Strat Allen for the 2017 season. Allen first joined the club in 2015 and over his two seasons has recorded a total of 55 points in 39 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 11 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Zachary Boyle for the 2017 season. Boyle spent the 2016 season playing for the CBR Brave where he recorded nine points in 29 games. Boyle previously played for the Adrenaline in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced a partnership with MyLeadPod, an automated business reward program.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed American forward Jackson Brewer for the upcoming 2017 season. Brewer spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he recorded 41 points in 43 games. During the 2015-16 season Brewer spent time at three other SPHL clubs, the Knowville Ice Bears, Huntsville Havoc and Macon Mayhem, and was loaned out briefly out the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Damien Ketlo for the upcoming season. Ketlo spent the 2016-17 playing in his fifth season for the University of Lethbridge of the U Sports system, recording a 0.881 save percentage in six games. Prior to joining the University of Lethbridge Ketlo had a brief stint with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL in the 2011-12 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 6 April 2017

Newcastle Northstars
– Newcastle has changed their name from the Newcastle North Stars to the Newcastle Northstars, dropping the space as part of a minor re-branding. The change aligns the club with the New South Wales registered club, the Newcastle Northstars Ice Hockey Club, and returns them to their original identity that they played under in the 1980s. At this time however the East Coast Super League club of the same name is still playing as the ‘North Stars’. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian forward Stephen Johnston for the 2017 season. Johnston last played during 2015-16 season for Saint Mary’s University of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport system. Johnston was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, however he went on to play in the Ontario Hockey League for the Belleville Bulls and Windsor Spitfires before joining Saint Mary’s in 2012. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 31 March 2017

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of forward Billy Cliff for the 2017 season. Cliff spent the 2016 season playing for the Sydney Bears where he recorded 13 points in 24 games. Cliff previously played for the Ice Dogs from 2008 to 2014 and took a year out from hockey in the 2015 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Wilson Cup unlikely for 2017

The Sydney Bears have announced that it unlikely that the Wilson Cup tournament will be held in 2017 citing a high workload in relation to their move to the Macquarie Ice Rink. The Wilson Cup was founded in 2007 as a pre-season tournament for the New South Wales based AIHL clubs. The tournament has been held on six occasions, from 2007 to 2009 and 2014 to 2016. The Bears won the 2016 edition, defeating the Sydney Ice Dogs 3-1 in the final.

AIHL news: 24 March 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have revealed their new jerseys for the upcoming 2017 season which includes a new design for their away jersey. For more information see their Facebook page.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the signing of goaltender Peter Di Salvo for the 2017 season. Di Salvo previously played six games for the Thunder during the 2015 season where he was signed on an interim basis to cover for the injured Mark Guggenberger. Di Salvo has spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Mississippi RiverKings in the Southern Professional Hockey League as well as being loaned out to the Wichita Thunder and Allen Americans of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the return of defenceman Shannon McGregor for the 2017 season. McGregor last played for the Ice Dogs in 2015 before taking a year out from the AIHL. McGregor has played in a total of 193 games for the Ice Dogs, recording a total of 34 points. He is also a former member of the Australian national team, competing at the World Championships in 2014 and 2015. For more information see the announcement from the club.