Sydney Sabres

2019 AJIHL playoffs

The Sydney Sabres have won the 2019 AJIHL playoffs, defeating the Melbourne Glaciers 2-1 in the final. The win for the Sabres gives them their third AJIHL championship title (dubbed the Nathan Walker Trophy) having previously won in 2014 and 2016. The Sabres entered the playoffs in second last place in the regular season standings and were drawn against the Sydney Wolf Pack in the qualifying round. The Sabres beat the Wolf Pack 4-1 and advanced to the semifinals against the Adelaide Generals where they won 5-3. The Glaciers, who were the defending champions, advanced to the final after defeating the Perth Sharks 3-1 in the qualifying round and the Brisbane Blitz 3-2 in their semifinal.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page
Livestream (Saturday, 9 March)
Livestream (Sunday, 10 March)

Qualifying
– Sydney Sabres 4–1 Sydney Wolf Pack (13:15, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 1–3 Melbourne Glaciers (15:00, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Semifinals
– Sydney Sabres 5–3 Adelaide Generals (20:00, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers 3–2 Brisbane Blitz (21:45, 9 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Grand final
– Sydney Sabres 2–1 Melbourne Glaciers (12:45, 10 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 10 March 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with all six teams picking up at least one win. The Adelaide Generals finish at the top of the league standings and claim the regular season title for the third year in a row. The Blitz finish the season in second place and pickup the Northern Division title. Tomorrow the playoffs begin with the qualifying finals and semifinals, followed by the grand final on Sunday.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page
Livestream (Thursday, 7 March)
Livestream (Friday, 8 March)

Results (all times local)
– Adelaide Generals 2–3 SO Sydney Sabres (08:45, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3–4 Melbourne Glaciers (10:30, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 1–3 Perth Sharks (13:30, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5–3 Adelaide Generals (15:15, 7 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 3–4 SO Adelaide Generals (08:00, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 5–1 Perth Sharks (09:45, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz 4–2 Melbourne Glaciers (12:30, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5–2 Perth Sharks (14:15, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 0–4 Melbourne Glaciers (16:00, 8 March 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 15 7 2 1 5 26
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 8 0 1 6 25
Sydney Sabres 15 5 1 1 8 18

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 15 8 1 2 4 28
Melbourne Glaciers 15 5 4 0 6 23
Perth Sharks 15 4 0 3 8 15

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 15 8 1 2 4 28
Brisbane Blitz 15 7 2 1 5 26
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 8 0 1 6 25
Melbourne Glaciers 15 5 4 0 6 23
Sydney Sabres 15 5 1 1 8 18
Perth Sharks 15 4 0 3 8 15

Last updated 8 March 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 10

Round 10 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Blitz defeating the Sydney Sabres in all three games at the Penrith Ice Palace. Following their wins the Blitz move into first place on the Northern Division standings and second overall in the league. The Adelaide Generals remain atop the Southern Division standings and the league as a whole. Competition resumes on 7 March with all teams travelling to Melbourne for the final round of the regular season and the playoffs.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Brisbane Blitz 3–2 SO Sydney Sabres (17:30, 2 March 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 4–0 Sydney Sabres (07:45, 3 March 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz 4–2 Sydney Sabres (15:00, 3 March 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 12 6 2 0 4 22
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 6 0 1 5 19
Sydney Sabres 12 4 0 1 7 13

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 8 0 1 3 25
Melbourne Glaciers 12 3 4 0 5 17
Perth Sharks 12 3 0 3 6 12

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 8 0 1 3 25
Brisbane Blitz 12 6 2 0 4 22
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 6 0 1 5 19
Melbourne Glaciers 12 3 4 0 5 17
Sydney Sabres 12 4 0 1 7 13
Perth Sharks 12 3 0 3 6 12

Last updated 3 March 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 9

Round 9 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Glaciers, Sydney Wolf Pack, Perth Sharks and Sydney Sabres. The Wolf Pack remain at the top of the Northern Division standings and the Adelaide Generals lead both the Southern Division and the league as a whole. Next week the Sabres host the Brisbane Blitz in a three game series at the Penrith Ice Palace.

Further information:
League esportsdesk website
AJIHL Facebook page

Results (all times local)
– Perth Sharks 0–1 SO Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 23 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 0–5 Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 23 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks 2–7 Melbourne Glaciers (19:00, 23 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks 3–2 Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 24 February 2019, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 3–6 Sydney Sabres (18:15, 24 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 6 0 1 5 19
Brisbane Blitz 9 4 1 0 4 14
Sydney Sabres 9 4 0 0 5 12

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 8 0 1 3 25
Melbourne Glaciers 12 3 4 0 5 17
Perth Sharks 12 3 0 3 6 12

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 12 8 0 1 3 25
Sydney Wolf Pack 12 6 0 1 5 19
Melbourne Glaciers 12 3 4 0 5 17
Brisbane Blitz 9 4 1 0 4 14
Sydney Sabres 9 4 0 0 5 12
Perth Sharks 12 3 0 3 6 12

Last updated 24 February 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 6

Round 6 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Generals, Sydney Sabres, Perth Sharks and Sydney Wolf Pack. The Brisbane Blitz and Adelaide Generals continue to lead the divisional standings and the Generals also sit atop the league standings. Next week the Perth Sharks host the Adelaide Generals in a three game series at the Perth Ice Arena.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Perth Sharks 0–4 Adelaide Generals (16:00, 2 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres 2–1 Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 2 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks 3–4 Adelaide Generals (10:00, 3 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks 4–2 Adelaide Generals (15:30, 3 February 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 5–4 Sydney Sabres (18:15, 3 February 2019, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 3 0 1 3 10
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 0 1 2 19
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 3 0 4 12
Perth Sharks 6 1 0 2 3 5

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 9 6 0 1 2 19
Melbourne Glaciers 9 2 3 0 4 12
Brisbane Blitz 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Wolf Pack 7 3 0 1 3 10
Sydney Sabres 7 3 0 0 4 9
Perth Sharks 6 1 0 2 3 5

Last updated 3 February 2019

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Brisbane Blitz picking up two wins and the Sydney Sabres one win from their three game series at Iceworld Boondall. The Blitz move to the top of the Northern Division standings, edging out the Sabres on percentage. The Adelaide Generals remain at the top of the Southern Division and League standings. Next week the Sharks host the Glaciers at the Perth Ice Arena and the Blitz travel to Sydney to take on the Wolf Pack.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 1–3 Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres 2–3 Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres 3–1 Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)

Northern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Brisbane Blitz 3 2 0 0 1 6
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 1 0 4 5
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 6 4 0 1 1 13
Brisbane Blitz 3 2 0 0 1 6
Sydney Sabres 5 2 0 0 3 6
Melbourne Glaciers 6 1 1 0 4 5
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 9 December 2018

2018-19 AJIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season has finished with the Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres each picking up a win from their double header. The Wolf Pack take first place on the standings, edging out the Sabres on goal difference. Next week the Adelaide Generals host the Melbourne Glaciers in a three game series at the Ice Arena.

For more information see the league esportsdesk website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Sabres 2-5 Sydney Wolf Pack (19:15, 10 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack 2-4 Sydney Sabres (18:15, 11 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)

Northern Division

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

Southern Division

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Glaciers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

League standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Sydney Wolf Pack 2 1 0 0 1 3
Sydney Sabres 2 1 0 0 1 3
Adelaide Generals 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Blitz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Glaciers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Sharks 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 10 November 2018

Sydney Sabres 2018-19 roster

Ice Hockey New South Wales have announced the roster for the Sydney Sabres’ upcoming 2018-19 AJIHL season. Into the team are Brentin Azzopardi, Travis Cromhout, Jackson Gallagher, Joshua Kleipas (from Tottenham Steam), Mika Laajunen, Max Miller, Nathan Moncrieff, Thomas Moncrieff (from Tranås AIF J18), Connor Schultz, Sean Takiari and Jesse Wilson. While players dropped from the roster include Ethan Spelde (to Sydney Wolf Pack), Calvin Kwan, Orion Lynch (to Ontario Hockey Academy Mdgt AA), Austin Matthews, Branson Moore, Nick Air, Jake Knott, Tom Roberts, Cameron Smith and Nick Weiland.

Roster
Brentin Azzopardi
James Barton
Ryan Barton
– Travis Cromhout
James Douchkov
Jackson Gallagher
Joshua Kleipas
Mika Laajunen
Max Miller
Nathan Moncrieff
Thomas Moncrieff
Matteo Raco
Alex Ross
Dylan Sables
Hayden Savage
Connor Schultz
– Sean Takiari
Dale Tilsted
James Urweiss
Jesse Wilson

2018-19 AJIHL season schedule

Thanks to Ice Hockey WA the 2018-19 Australian Junior Ice Hockey League season schedule has been released. The season kicks off on 10 November and concludes with the cross conference round and playoffs which will be held at the O’Brien Group Arena from 7 March to 10 March. The format remains unchanged from 2017-18 season. The competition is split into two conferences, Northern and Southern, with each team playing the other teams within their conference in three home and three away games. Teams from the opposing conferences face each other in one game only before the playoffs.

Regular season
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (19:15, 10 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 11 November 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 17 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (10:30, 18 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 18 November 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (12:15, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (18:00, 1 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide General – Melbourne Glaciers (16:00, 2 December 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 8 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Sabres – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 9 December 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (11:00, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 15 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (17:30, 15 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (07:45, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Perth Sharks (11:00, 16 December 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:00, 16 December 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (16:00, 2 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 2 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (10:00, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Adelaide Generals (15:30, 3 February 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 3 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (11:00, 9 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (17:45, 9 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Perth Sharks (11:00, 10 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (16:00, 16 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (08:00, 17 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Brisbane Blitz (15:30, 17 February 2018, Iceworld Boondall)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 23 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Sabres – Sydney Wolf Pack (17:30, 23 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (19:00, 23 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Melbourne Glaciers (13:15, 24 February 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Wolf Pack – Sydney Sabres (18:15, 24 February 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (17:30, 2 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (07:45, 3 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Brisbane Blitz – Sydney Sabres (15:00, 3 March 2018, Penrith Ice Palace)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Sabres (08:45, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Wolf Pack (10:30, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Sydney Wolf Pack (15:45, 7 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Sabres (08:45, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Brisbane Blitz (10:30, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Sharks – Sydney Wolf Pack (12:15, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Generals – Brisbane Blitz (14:00, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Glaciers – Sydney Sabres (15:45, 8 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Playoffs
– Qualifying Final 1 (11:30, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Qualifying Final 2 (13:15, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Semifinal 1 (19:45, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Semifinal 2 (21:30, 9 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Grand Final (12:45, 10 March 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)