Wehebe Darge

Australian men’s roster for Victorian All-Stars games

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming exhibition series against the Victorian All-Stars. The two game series will be held on 15 and 16 February 2020 at the O’Brien Icehouse as part of the Icehouse’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Further information:
Roster announcement from Ice Hockey Australia
Ticket details

The roster features some different names compared to the recently released World Championship roster. This is mainly due to those players currently playing overseas. Players unavailable are Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Brian Funes, Casey Kubara, Robert Malloy, Beau Taylor and Cameron Todd. The three reserves named on the roster for the series are Jonathon Bremner, Liam Manwarring and Austin McKenzie.

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Liam Manwarring (Newcastle Northstars)
Austin McKenzie (Melbourne Ice)
Michael McMahon (A) (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (A) (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (C) (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Matti Luoma
– Assistant coach: Michael Flaherty
– Team manager: Ian Webster

Australian men’s roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s team roster for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. The competition will take place from 19 to 25 April in Zagreb, Croatia with Australia competing against China, Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.

Changes to the team from the 2019 World Championships include the additions of Kale Costa, Hayden Dawes, Casey Kubara and Lynden Lodge. Both Kai Miettinen and Lliam Webster return to the team after being named in 2019 but didn’t end up playing. While players dropped include Jason Baclig, Jack Carpenter, Tyerell Clare, Tyler Kubara, Mathew Lindsay and Chris Wong.

Matti Luoma replaces Brad Vigon as head coach having held the position of assistant in 2019 and Michael Flaherty comes in as the new assistant coach.

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Roster
Matt Armstrong (Melbourne Ice)
Zachary Boyle (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U20)
Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)
Hayden Dawes (Lindenwood University)
Brian Funes (HC Lidköping)
Robert Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
Casey Kubara (Nazareth College)
Lynden Lodge (Perth Thunder)
Robert Malloy (Newcastle Northstars)
Michael McMahon (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kai Miettinen (CBR Brave)
Thomas Powell (Melbourne Ice)
Josef Rezek (Adelaide Adrenaline)
Charlie Smart (Newcastle Northstars)
Beau Taylor
Cameron Todd (University of Jamestown)
Vadim Virjassov (Melbourne Mustangs)
Kieren Webster (Perth Thunder)
Lliam Webster (Melbourne Ice)
Jamie Woodman (Perth Thunder)

Staff
– Head coach: Matti Luoma
– Assistant coach: Michael Flaherty
– Team leader: Steve Ransome
– Team manager: Ian Webster

CBR Brave 2019 club awards

The CBR Brave held their 2019 Club Awards yesterday.

Most Valuable Player: Matt Climie
Highest Points Scorer: Jesse Gabrielle
Best Defenceman: Matt Harvey
Best Forward: Wehebe Darge
Emerging Brave: Nick Christensen
Players Player: Adam Kambeitz
Coaches Award: Bayley Kubara
Fans Choice: Jesse Gabrielle
John Lewis Memorial Award: Murray Barton & Mandi Webb
Deans Award: Robyn Kemp & David Kemp

2019 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Melbourne Mustangs, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Perth Thunder and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Northstars. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games while the Adelaide Adrenaline sit the round out on a bye.

The match between the Adelaide Adrenaline and Sydney Ice Dogs also served as the 2019 Matt Clark Memorial Shield Game, a game which was originally from 1995 to 2001 by the Warringah Bombers. The match is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The Ice Dogs won the shield after defeating the Adrenaline 10-1. The win is the Ice Dogs first since 2017 having lost last year against the CBR Brave.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-1 Sydney Bears (19:30, 12 July 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-6 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 13 July 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-10 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 13 July 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 4-8 CBR Brave (17:30, 13 July 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Perth Thunder 4-3 Melbourne Mustangs (14:00, 14 July 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Melbourne Ice 1-5 CBR Brave (16:30, 14 July 2019, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 14 July 2019, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CBR Brave 19 18 0 0 1 54
Newcastle Northstars 18 14 1 0 3 44
Sydney Bears 17 8 2 0 7 28
Perth Thunder 18 8 1 1 8 27
Melbourne Mustangs 17 6 0 3 8 21
Sydney Ice Dogs 17 6 1 1 9 21
Melbourne Ice 18 6 1 0 11 20
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 0 0 1 19 1

Last updated 18 July 2019

2019 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2019 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Northstars remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Brave. Next week six teams are in action across five games while the Adelaide Adrenaline and Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

Skaters Network Player of the Week: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-3 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 10 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 11 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 10-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 11 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 11 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 7-6 Melbourne Ice (14:00, 12 May 2019, O’Brien Icehouse)
– CBR Brave 5-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 12 May 2019, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 8-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 12 May 2019, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Newcastle Northstars 6 6 0 0 0 18
CBR Brave 6 5 0 0 1 15
Melbourne Mustangs 5 3 0 2 0 11
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 1 0 2 11
Sydney Bears 4 2 0 0 2 6
Perth Thunder 6 1 1 0 4 5
Melbourne Ice 5 1 0 0 4 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 8 0 0 0 8 0

Last updated 15 May 2019

2019 World Championships: Australia finish third

The Australian men’s national team have lost 1-2 to Croatia in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group A tournament. Wehebe Darge was named best Australian player of the game and Rob Haselhurst was awarded best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day China beat Belgium 4-0 and Serbia defeated Spain 3-2 in a shootout. Australia finish the tournament in third place, one point behind the leaders Serbia and second placed Croatia. Serbia finishes first ahead of Croatia thanks to their head to head result and is promoted to Division I Group B for 2020. Belgium finishes the tournament in last place and are relegated to Division II Group B.

– Australia 1-2 Croatia (13:00, 15 April 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com
Australian men’s team Facebook page

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Croatia 5 3 1 0 1 11
Australia 5 3 0 1 1 10
Spain 5 2 0 2 1 8
China 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 2

2018 AIHL playoffs

The 2018 AIHL playoffs have finished with the CBR Brave defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 in overtime. The win gives the Brave their first Goodall Cup since joining the league in 2014. The Brave progressed to the final after defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 in the semifinals while the Bears defeated the Perth Thunder 3-0 in their semifinal. For the sixth year running the finals are sponsored by Air Canada.

The CBR Brave’s Trevor Gerling was named the playoffs most valuable player and Wehebe Darge was named the Skaters Network local player of the finals.

For more information see the TheAIHL.com and for the livestreams of the games see the league YouTube page.

– SF1: Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 CBR Brave (15:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 0-3 Sydney Bears (18:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– GF: Sydney Bears 3-4 OT CBR Brave (15:00, 2 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 2 September 2018

2018 AIHL awards: Part 2

The Australian Ice Hockey League have announced the winners of the final threee awards for the 2018 season. The Sydney Bears took out two categories with Anthony Kimlin named goaltender of the year and Ron Kuprowsky named coach of the year. The CBR Brave took out the remaining category with Wehebe Darge named Skaters Network local player of the year.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
– Coach of the Year: Ron Kuprowsky (Sydney Bears)
– Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

CBR Brave 2018 awards night

The Brave held their 2018 awards night on 20 August.

– Most Valuable Player: Trevor Gerling and Matt Hewitt
– Best Forward: Chris Leveille
– Best Defender: Channing Bresciani
– Leading Points: Trevor Gerling
– Emerging Brave: Mitchell Henning
– Players Player: Wehebe Darge
– Coaches Award: Kai Miettinen
– Fans Choice: Matt Hewitt
– John Lewis Memorial Award: Darryl Day
– Deans Award: Tristan Metcalfe

AIHL news: 20 July 2018

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced the re-signing of Wehebe Darge for the 2019 season. The signing will see Darge enter his third season with the club since moving across from the Adelaide Adrenaline before the start of the 2017 season. Before joining the Brave Darge played seven seasons with the Adrenaline from 2009 to 2016. For more information see the announcement from the club.