12 JULY
MUSTANGS 10
ICE DOGS 1
Final
12 JULY
THUNDER 2
ICE 3
Final (SO)
12 JULY
BRAVE 6
ADRENALINE 5
Final (SO)
18 JULY
BEARS 3
BRAVE 6
Final
18 JULY
ICE DOGS 2
MUSTANGS 8
Final
19 JULY
ICE DOGS 0
ICE 9
Final
23 JULY
MUSTANGS 6
ICE 5
Final (SO)
25 JULY
BRAVE 7
BEARS 3
Final
25 JULY
NORTH STARS 1
MUSTANGS 2
Final
25 JULY
ICE DOGS 0
THUNDER 8
Final
26 JULY
ICE DOGS 2
THUNDER 8
Final
26 JULY
NORTH STARS 4
ICE 2
Final
1 AUGUST
MUSTANGS  
THUNDER  
4:30PM Local Time
1 AUGUST
NORTH STARS  
BEARS  
5:00PM Local Time
1 AUGUST
BRAVE  
ICE DOGS  
5:00PM Local Time
2 AUGUST
MUSTANGS  
ADRENALINE  
3:30PM Local Time
2 AUGUST
ICE DOGS  
NORTH STARS  
5:00PM Local Time
8 AUGUST
NORTH STARS  
ADRENALINE  
4:30PM Local Time
8 AUGUST
ICE  
ICE DOGS  
5:00PM Local Time
8 AUGUST
MUSTANGS  
BEARS  
5:00PM Local Time
8 AUGUST
THUNDER  
BRAVE  
5:30PM Local Time
9 AUGUST
NORTH STARS  
ADRENALINE  
3:30PM Local Time
9 AUGUST
ICE  
BEARS  
5:00PM Local Time
9 AUGUST
MUSTANGS  
ICE DOGS  
5:00PM Local Time
HOME SCORES & SCHEDULE STATS NEWS MEDIA JOIN TEAM ADVERTISE ABOUT TICKETS SHOP
Recent Headlines
(07/27/2015) Thunder complete dominant sweep of Ice Dogs
(07/27/2015) North Stars regain top spot over Ice
(07/26/2015) Brave build momentum with convincing win over Bears
(07/26/2015) Thunder’s Kyros has 100th game to remember against Ice Dogs
(07/26/2015) Four straight for Mustangs; edge North Stars
(07/25/2015) #AIHLFinals on Sale Now
(07/24/2015) Thunder, Wilson and Kyros strike 100 games
(07/24/2015) Preview: Newcastle North Stars @ Melbourne Ice – July 26, 2015
(07/24/2015) Preview: Sydney Ice Dogs @ Perth Thunder – July 25 & 26, 2015
(07/24/2015) Preview: Newcastle North Stars @ Melbourne Mustangs – July 25, 2015
Go To Archives
A Final worth Fighting For
Monday, September 3, 2012 - Submitted by Ellie-Marie Watts
The Melbourne Ice have done what no other Australian Ice Hockey League team has done before and has won three AIHL Championships in a row.

The Melbourne Ice defeated the Newcastle North Stars 4-3 at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium on Sunday, September 2, in front of a sold out crowd and with several hundreds of people watching around the world.

After the game AIHL Commissioner Tyler Lovering said it was fair to call the grand-final one of the best games ever played.

Both teams came out quick and with a lot of intensity.

Thirty-three seconds into the game Todd Graham was called for a hooking penalty sending the Newcastle North Stars on their first power play.

While they were unable to use the penalty, three minutes later Beau Taylor was able to convert a shot on Stu Denman into the North Stars first of the night.

The North Stars dominated the first half of the first period, but it soon changed with Melbourne finding their feet and taking over the sway of the game.

Jason Baclig made a spectacular break away with the puck, and to the delight of Ice fans and the horror of Newcastle fans, Olivier Martin raced out to the blue line to meet him.

Martin went to smother, missed the puck, and had to madly scramble back to the North Stars net before the Ice – who were by then set up to score – could do anything with the puck.

The play, while brilliant to watch, resulted in no conversion.

The intensity kept up with both teams making hits, taking the puck up and down the ice, and trying to convert attempts on goal but it was Newcastle’s Brian Bales to gain the next goal.

With two minutes remaining in the game, Bales scored, taking the North Stars to 2-0.

Matt Armstrong had something to say for that, when seconds after the face-off, converted one of their nine attempts at goal to get their one for the first period.

From there it was a comeback for the Ice when five minutes into the second period Lliam Webster tied the game 2-2.

You could see the Ice had turned it up a notch and took it right down to the wire.

With 58 seconds to go, the game still tied, Jason Baclig broke away to make a diving goal and brought the Ice ahead for the first time in the game, 3-2.

The Melbourne Ice powerhouse kept coming in the third period with another opening goal made by Webster.

With 9.39 remaining in the game, the Ice led 4-2.

The same as in 2011, the game came down to five minutes and one goal difference.

Newcastle scrambled to close the 4-2 gap, starting to do so with a cross-shot made by Kevin Day to take it to 4-3.

5.44 to go and Newcastle needed to keep up the momentum, but the Melbourne Ice kept them out with impressive defensive work, and achieving the “3peat”.

AIHL award winners were:

Top goaltender: Anthony Kimlin of the Gold Coast Blue Tongues (Goals against average 2.25%, Save percentage .935)

Top Defeseman: Rob Lawrance from the Newcastle North Stars (33 points, 5 goals, 28 assists)

Rookie of the Year: Tied between the Adelaide Adrenaline’s Charlie Huber (10 points, 4 goals, 6 assists) and the Blue Tongues Greg Bay (11 points, 5 goals, 6 assists).

The AIHL’s leading scorers, Newcastle’s Jeremy Boyer and Tomas Landa from the Sydney Bears were the League’s Most Valuable Players for the 2012 season.

Both on 58 points, Boyer converted 25 goals and made 33 assists.
Landa converted 19 goals and made 39 assists.

The MVP for the play-off series was awarded to the Ice’s Todd Graham.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
AIHL VIDEOS
July 23, 2015
AIHL 2015 - WEEK 15: S
3:50
June 28, 2015
AIHL FINALS TRAILER
1:14
July 20, 2015
AIHL FIGHT - GIBBS-SJO
59:59
STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OW OL TP
North Stars 21 14 4 0 3 45
Thunder 21 13 5 1 2 43
Ice 23 12 7 3 1 43
Brave 23 10 9 2 2 36
Adrenaline 21 10 9 0 2 32
Bears 21 9 10 1 1 30
Mustangs 21 7 11 3 0 27
Ice Dogs 21 0 20 1 0 2
SCORING LEADERS GOALIE LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
G Wudrick (NNS) 21 28 38 66
L Moffatt (NNS) 21 33 32 65
S Blunden (CB) 19 17 37 54
S Pitt (CB) 19 18 24 42
K Geoffrey (CB) 16 17 21 38
T Powell (MI) 23 16 22 38
M Armstrong (MI) 21 14 24 38
J Harcharik (SB) 21 19 18 37
SCORING LEADERS GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
P Di Salvo (PT) 6 6 1.33 .944
N Novysedlak (MI) 3 1 1.92 .930
A Leclerc (MI) 6 6 2.00 .945
D Davis (NNS) 17 13 2.83 .902
M Guggenberger (PT) 13 8 2.96 .912
M McCann (PT) 4 0 2.99 .885
J Unice (CB) 14 6 3.09 .921
C Smart (AA) 17 9 3.30 .893
THE PRODUCTION LINE
Geordie Wudrick
GEORDIE WUDRICK
27 goals and 37 assists in first 19 AIHL games played.
Player Profile »
Luke Moffatt
LUKE MOFFATT
32 goals and 31 assists in first 19 AIHL games played.
Player Profile »
Stephen Blunden
STEPHEN BLUNDEN
52 goals and 65 assists in first 42 AIHL games.
Player Profile »
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
HEADLINES
Thunder complete dominant sweep of Ic..
North Stars regain top spot over Ice
Brave build momentum with convincing..
Thunder’s Kyros has 100th game to rem..
Four straight for Mustangs; edge Nort..
#AIHLFinals on Sale Now
Thunder, Wilson and Kyros strike 100..
Preview: Newcastle North Stars @ Melb..
Preview: Sydney Ice Dogs @ Perth Thun..
Preview: Newcastle North Stars @ Melb..
BOREALIS FAN POLL
Who will be the leading point scorer in 2015?
  Geordie Wudrick
  Luke Moffatt
  Stephen Blunden
  Scott Pitt
  Other
VIEW RESULTS
COMMUNITY PARTNERS