Sydney Sabres

Sydney Sabres 2017-18 roster

The Sydney Sabres have released their roster for the 2017-18 AJIHL season. The Sabres kick of the season in a double header against the Sydney Wolf Pack on 2 and 3 December at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Nick Air
James Barton
– Ryan Barton
James Douchkov
Jake Knott
Calvin Kwan
– Orion Lynch
Austin Matthews
Branson Moore
– Matteo Raco
Tom Roberts
Alex Ross
Dylan Sables
Hayden Savage
Cameron Smith
Ethan Spelde
Dale Tilsted
James Urweiss
Nick Weiland

AJIHL news: 26 October 2017

League
– The two conferences of the league have been named the Northern Division and Southern Division. The Northern Division consists of the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Southern Division consists of the Adelaide Generals, Melbourne Glaciers and Perth Sharks.

Sydney Sabres & Sydney Wolf Pack
– Ice Hockey NSW will hold tryouts for the Sabres and Wolf Pack teams on 5 November at the Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink. Both teams kick of their 2017-18 season on 2 December at the Penrith Ice Palace.

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 5 & Playoffs

The Adelaide Generals have won the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League playoffs, defeating the Perth Sharks 5-3 in the final. The Generals also took out the regular season title after finishing in first place, two points ahead of the Brisbane Blitz. After the completion of the final round of regular season games the top four teams advanced to the playoffs with the first placed Generals drawn against the fourth placed Sabres and the second placed Blitz drawn against the third placed Sharks. The Generals won their semifinal match shutting out the Sabres 5-0 and advanced to the final against the Sharks who had defeated the Blitz 5-2. The Generals went on to win the final while the Sabres defeated the Blitz 6-3 to take the bronze medal. The regular season and playoff titles are the first for the Generals who joined the league this season after playing in the Tier 2 competition in 2015-16.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website and get livestreams on the Ice Hockey South Australia Facebook page.

Round 5 results
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 4 Adelaide Generals (17:45, 30 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 5 – 2 Brisbane Blitz (19:30, 30 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3 – 8 Sydney Sabres (07:15, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3 – 7 Adelaide Generals (09:00, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 11 – 5 Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack (14:15, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 3 Adelaide Generals (17:45, 31 March 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 3 Perth Sharks (06:00, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 2 – 10 Melbourne Glaciers (07:45, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Playoffs
– SF: Adelaide Generals 5 – 0 Sydney Sabres (15:45, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– SF: Brisbane Blitz 2 – 5 Perth Sharks (17:30, 1 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– BMG: Sydney Sabres 6 – 3 Brisbane Blitz (08:15, 2 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– GMG: Adelaide Generals 5 – 3 Perth Sharks (10:00, 2 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 7 5 0 1 1 16
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 0 5 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 1 1 0 5 5

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 7 6 0 0 1 18
Perth Sharks 7 4 0 0 3 12
Melbourne Glaciers 7 2 0 0 5 6

League standings:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 7 6 0 0 1 18
Brisbane Blitz 7 5 0 1 1 16
Perth Sharks 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Sabres 7 2 0 0 5 6
Melbourne Glaciers 7 2 0 0 5 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 1 1 0 5 5

Last updated 2 April 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season update

The Australian Junior Ice Hockey League have released the schedule for the upcoming Round 5 to be held in Adelaide. The round will feature all six teams of the league competing in a total of nine games from 30 March to 1 April at the Adelaide Ice Arena. Each team will compete in three games against teams of the opposing conference. Following the completion of the remaining regular season games the top four teams from a combined league standings will advance to the playoffs.

The earlier reported three additional regular season games played by the Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres in February have been reclassified as exhibition games. The two teams took part in the three games during February in order to keep active due to neither teams having any training sessions.

The league will abandon the conference standings for the draw of the playoffs, opting to combine the teams into a single league standings. This is despite the fact that the teams will have competed in two games against teams within their conference and one game against teams in the opposing conference. We apologise for the number of changes made during the season however information has been hard to come by due to the lack of communication from the league.

Regular season schedule:
– Sydney Sabres – Adelaide Generals (17:45, 30 March 2017)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz (19:30, 30 March 2017)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres (07:15, 31 March 2017)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Adelaide Generals (09:00, 31 March 2017)
– Brisbane Blitz – Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 31 March 2017)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (14:15, 31 March 2017)
– Brisbane Blitz – Adelaide Generals (17:45, 31 March 2017)
– Sydney Sabres – Perth Sharks (06:00, 1 April 2017)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Melbourne Glaciers (07:45, 1 April 2017)

Playoffs schedule:
– SF: 1st Place – 4th Place (15:45, 1 April 2017)
– SF: 2nd Place – 3rd Place (17:30, 1 April 2017)
– BMG: Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (08:15, 2 April 2017)
– GMG: Winner SF1 – Winner SF1 (10:00, 2 April 2017)

Last updated 9 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Wolf Pack defeating the Sydney Sabres in both games of their double header at the Penrith Ice Palace. The games, which are classified as exhibition games, result in no change to the Brisbane/Sydney Conference standings.

The next known games are set to be held in Adelaide from 30 March to 1 April with a round-robin format followed by semifinals and a grand final. The Adelaide Generals and Sydney Wolf Pack are currently confirmed with other states yet to be announced. The upcoming games may also see the conference system abandoned for a single league standings. We have opted to leave it as is pending the announcement of the remaining league schedule or confirmation from the league.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 4 results
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 3 SO Sydney Sabres (17:00, 11 February 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Sabres 1 – 2 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 12 February 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 4 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 3

Round 3 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Sabres defeating the Sydney Wolf Pack at the Penrith Ice Palace. The game, which is classed as an exhibition game, results in no change to the Brisbane/Sydney Conference standings. The two Sydney teams will battle it out again in an exhibition double header at the Penrith Ice Palace on 11 and 12 February.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 3 results
– Sydney Wolf Pack 0 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 5 February 2017, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Adelaide/Melbourne/Perth Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 4 4 0 0 0 12
Perth Sharks 4 1 0 0 3 3
Melbourne Glaciers 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 4 March 2017

2016-17 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Brisbane Blitz, Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf. The Blitz lead the Brisbane/Canberra/Sydney Conference standings, five points ahead of the second placed Wolf Pack. Details for Round 2 and the rest of the season have yet to be released and will be updated as the information becomes known.

It was earlier announced that last years Tier 2 competition had merged with the main competition and that the league would be split into two conferences. The regular season would then be restructured to consist of conference based tournaments hosted in each city. Due to a lack of information it is still unclear as to whether Melbourne and Perth will be fielding one or two teams. The teams for Adelaide and Canberra are also yet to be confirmed.

For more information see the esportsdesk.com website.

Round 1 results:
– Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 5 Sydney Sabres (19:15, 15 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 9 – 1 Sydney Sabres (15:15, 16 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 4 – 1 Sydney Wolf Pack (06:45, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 7 – 1 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 17 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 5 – 6 SO Sydney Wolf Pack (07:30, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 18 December 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)

Brisbane/Sydney Conference:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 4 3 0 1 0 10
Sydney Wolf Pack 4 1 1 0 2 5
Sydney Sabres 4 1 0 0 3 3

Last updated 18 December 2016

Sabres and Wolf Pack announce 2016-17 rosters

The Sydney Sabres and Sydney Wolf Pack have announced their team rosters for the upcoming 2016-17 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season. The schedule for the season has yet to be released but is expected to start mid-December or January.

Sydney Sabres
Nick Air
James Barton
Ellesse Carini
– Lachlan Good
Joey Gunner
Mohak Issar
Joshua Kleipas
Liam Manwarring
– Austin Matthews
Nathan Moncrieff
Branson Moore
Jack Ransome
Tim Russell
– Hayden Savage
Kory Sheridan
Aiden Sillato
Dale Tilsted
Jayden Whitbread
Charles Yole
– Coach: Jimmy Dufour
– Coach: Jason Kvisle

Sydney Wolf Pack
– Alberic Benjamin
– Ignacy Benjamin
Danny Blazevic
– Liam Chalker
Alex Elias
Harrison Good
Jake Knott
Brendan Kong
– Matthew Kopp
Dylan Lavery
Lachlan McKenzie
Tom Roberts
– Alex Ross
– Luca Tramonte
– James Urweiss
Nicholas Weiland
Luke Zvonicek
– Coach: Michelle Cox
– Coach: Amelia Matheson

2016 AJIHL playoffs: Finals

The Sydney Sabres have won the 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League final after defeating the Melbourne Glaciers 6-4, claiming their second finals title.

The Sabres started the finals weekend with a win against the Glaciers in the first semifinal which saw them advance straight the grand final game, while the Glaciers progressed to the qualifying final. In the second semifinal the Perth Sharks defeated the Brisbane Blitz to advance to the qualifying final against the Glaciers.

The Glaciers secured their spot in the grand final after defeating the Sharks 6-2 in qualifier. The Glaciers and Sabres then faced off for the grand final with the Sabres winning 6-4 and claiming their second AJIHL finals title, their first since 2014. The win also sees New South Wales continue their dominance in the AJIHL playoffs with the Sydney teams having won all four editions.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page and esportsdesk.com for League statistics

Semifinals:
– Game 1: Melbourne Glaciers 2 – 5 Sydney Sabres (17:00 27 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Game 2: Brisbane Blitz 1 – 2 Perth Sharks (19:15, 27 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Qualifying final:
– Perth Sharks 2 – 6 Melbourne Glaciers (08:00, 28 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Grand final:
– Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 6 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 28 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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2016 AJIHL playoffs: State Finals

The 2016 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League playoffs got underway with the State Finals held from 19 February to 21 February. All three states competed in a two game series over the weekend with the winner from each state advancing the 2016 AJIHL finals in Penrith. Should a final series be tied at one apiece after Game Two, the teams will play in a sudden death 10 minute period followed by a shootout if necessary.

The Melbourne Glaciers, Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres all advanced to next weekends 2016 AJIHL finals in Penrith following their State Finals series wins. The Melbourne Glaciers will take on the Sydney Sabres in the first semifinal. The winner will head straight to the grand final while the loser will have to take the winner of the second semifinal for a second chance spot in the grand final. The Perth Sharks will face off against wildcard tournament winner, the Brisbane Blitz, in the second semifinal with the winner advancing to the qualifying final against the loser of the first semifinal. The semifinal rankings are determined by the results of the interstate games. As the two Perth teams only travel to one State per season their interstate away games count as double points. See below for the interstate standings.

For more information see the leagues Facebook page including the full seasons schedule.

New South Wales State Finals
– Game 1: Sydney Sabres 4 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:00, 20 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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– Game 2: Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 2 Sydney Sabres (17:00, 21 February 2016, Penrith Ice Palace)
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Sydney Sabres win series 2-0.

Victorian State Finals
– Game 1: Melbourne Whalers 1 – 4 Melbourne Glaciers (15:45, 20 February 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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– Game 2: Melbourne Glaciers 9 – 0 Melbourne Whalers (15:45, 21 February 2016, O’Brien Group Arena)
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Melbourne Glaciers win series 2-0.

Western Australian State Finals
– Game 1: Perth Sharks 1 – 2 Perth Pelicans (19:45, 19 February 2016, Cockburn Ice Arena)
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– Game 2: Perth Pelicans 1 – 5 Perth Sharks (18:00, 21 February 2016, Xtreme Ice Arena)
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– Overtime: Perth Pelicans 0 – 1 Perth Sharks (goal scored by Tomek Sak)
Perth Sharks win series following sudden death overtime after games split 1-1.

Interstate standings (to determine semifinal rankings):

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Sabres 8 6 1 0 1 20
Sydney Wolf Pack 8 6 1 0 1 20
Melbourne Glaciers 8 6 0 1 1 19
Perth Sharks 8 3 0 1 4 10
Perth Pelicans 8 1 0 0 7 3
Melbourne Whalers 8 0 0 0 8 0