theAIHL.com - The Australian Ice Hockey League
23 APRIL
MUSTANGS 0
ICE 3
Final
23 APRIL
ICE DOGS 2
BRAVE 5
Final
23 APRIL
NORTH STARS 3
THUNDER 2
Final (SO)
24 APRIL
BRAVE 6
BEARS 3
Final
24 APRIL
NORTH STARS 2
THUNDER 1
Final
30 APRIL
ICE 7
ICE DOGS 1
Final
30 APRIL
BRAVE 4
MUSTANGS 2
Final
1 MAY
ICE DOGS 6
BEARS 2
Final
1 MAY
ICE 3
NORTH STARS 2
Final (SO)
1 MAY
BRAVE 1
MUSTANGS 7
Final
7 MAY
MUSTANGS  
THUNDER  
4:30PM Local Time
7 MAY
ADRENALINE  
ICE  
5:00PM Local Time
7 MAY
NORTH STARS  
ICE DOGS  
5:00PM Local Time
7 MAY
BEARS  
BRAVE  
5:30PM Local Time
8 MAY
ADRENALINE  
ICE  
4:00PM Local Time
8 MAY
MUSTANGS  
THUNDER  
4:30PM Local Time
8 MAY
BRAVE  
NORTH STARS  
5:00PM Local Time
8 MAY
BEARS  
ICE DOGS  
5:00PM Local Time
14 MAY
ICE  
BEARS  
4:00PM Local Time
14 MAY
ICE DOGS  
ADRENALINE  
4:30PM Local Time
14 MAY
NORTH STARS  
MUSTANGS  
5:00PM Local Time
14 MAY
THUNDER  
BRAVE  
5:30PM Local Time
HOME SCORES & SCHEDULE STATS NEWS MEDIA JOIN TEAM EVENTS ABOUT TICKETS SHOP
Melbourne Ice win innaugural Trans Tasman Champions League
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - Submitted by Ellie-Marie Watts

The Melbourne Ice have won the innaugural Trans Tasman Champions League at the Medibank Icehouse, after a heated game versus cross-Tasman challengers, the Botany Swarm.

Eventually winning 8-5, the Ice were equal on points and goal differentials with the also undefeated Newcastle North Stars, causing the result to be decided by total number of goals scored versus the Swarm.

The 8-5 win was bigger than Newcastle's 6-3 win, granting the Ice the narrowest of victories.

Earlier in game four it seemed as if the Ice may be upset by the Swarm, as a big hit by favourite import Matt Armstong slammed Botany top-scorer Joshua Hay enough the stantion and the end of the Swarm Bench.

The hit put Hay head first into the unpadded divider and off the ice, bleeding from a cut in the head and suffering a concussion that required him to be transported 

The hit resulted in Armstrong's ejection with a major and started off a very emotional and nasty game where the physicality was high and intense.

The major gave the Swarm a lead and it took most of the third period for the Ice to run it down and get the necessary two goal lead or an outright win where they scored more than 5 goals.

In the end, the Ice did so with a 8-5 win, giving them the same competition points and goals differential as the North Stars, but with the greater total.

The Melbourne Ice accepted the brand new cup emblazonned with the logos of both leagues, and celebrated their win with fans around the rink and at the team watering hole after the game.


Recent Headlines
(5/6/2016) Preview: Mustangs @ Thunder – May 7 & 8, 2016
(5/6/2016) Preview: Adrenaline @ Ice – May 7 & 8, 2016
(5/6/2016) Preview: Bears @ Brave – May 7, 2016
(5/6/2016) Preview: North Stars @ Ice Dogs – May 7, 2016
(5/5/2016) Ice look for Swedish edge
(5/4/2016) Adrenaline raring for season opener
(5/2/2016) Dogs out-Smart Bears
(5/2/2016) Bourke hat-trick buries Brave
(5/2/2016) Ice strike back against North Stars
(5/1/2016) CBR brave the Mustangs
Go To Archives
AIHL VIDEOS
March 29, 2016
SOLDIER ON ANZAC COMME
31:31
September 18, 2015
AIHL 2015 - ALL-STAR W
2:36
September 16, 2015
#AIHLFINALS 2015 - GF:
2:02
STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L D OW OL TP
Brave 4 3 1 0 0 0 9
Ice 3 2 0 0 1 0 8
North Stars 3 1 0 0 1 1 6
Mustangs 3 1 2 0 0 0 3
Ice Dogs 3 1 2 0 0 0 3
Thunder 2 0 1 0 0 1 1
Bears 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Adrenaline 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SCORING LEADERS GOALIE LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
G Wudrick (CB) 4 5 6 11
N Prokop (CB) 4 5 5 10
C Kubara (CB) 4 2 5 7
L Lassen (MI) 3 3 3 6
J Bourke (MM) 3 3 2 5
J Baclig (MI) 3 2 3 5
M Armstrong (MI) 3 1 4 5
J Hughes (MI) 3 2 2 4
SCORING LEADERS GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
T Davenport (MI) 3 3 1.00 .955
D Davis (NNS) 3 2 1.67 .938
F Carson (MM) 2 1 2.00 .918
T Heemskerk (PT) 2 0 2.02 .943
C Slauenwhite (MM) 1 0 3.06 .875
A Toivonen (CB) 4 3 3.13 .896
C Smart (SID) 3 1 4.67 .873
J Downie (SB) 2 0 5.50 .771
THE PRODUCTION LINE
Geordie Wudrick
GEORDIE WUDRICK
27 goals and 37 assists in first 19 AIHL games played.
Player Profile »
Matt Armstrong
MATT ARMSTRONG
117 goals and 173 assists in 148 AIHL games played.
Player Profile »
Stephen Blunden
STEPHEN BLUNDEN
52 goals and 65 assists in first 42 AIHL games.
Player Profile »
EMERGING STARS

SAM STEWART
17 year old forward for Melbourne Whalers. 3 goals, 3 assists in 11 AJIHL games.

DARCY FLANAGAN
16 year old defenceman for Melbourne Glaciers. 3 goals, 4 assists in 9 AJIHL games.

BYRON TSCHUMA
17 year old forward for Melbourne Whalers. 10 goals, 3 assists in 10 AJIHL games.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
HEADLINES
Preview: Mustangs @ Thunder – May 7 &..
Preview: Adrenaline @ Ice – May 7 & 8..
Preview: Bears @ Brave – May 7, 2016
Preview: North Stars @ Ice Dogs – May..
Ice look for Swedish edge
Adrenaline raring for season opener
Dogs out-Smart Bears
Bourke hat-trick buries Brave
Ice strike back against North Stars
CBR brave the Mustangs
BOREALIS FAN POLL
What is the most exciting contest at the All-Stars Skills Competition?
  Breakaway Challenge
  Fastest Skater Competition
  Elimination Shootout
  Hardest Shot Competition
  Shooting Accuracy Competition
  Puck Control Competition
  Goalie Race
VIEW RESULTS
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
MEET THE PLAYERS