2013 AIHL season

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2013 AIHL season
League Australian Ice Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration20 April 2013 – 8 September 2013
Regular season
H Newman Reid Trophy Sydney Ice Dogs
(1st title)
Season MVPJeff Martens
(North Stars)
Top scorerJeff Martens (67 points)
(North Stars)
Goodall Cup
Champions Sydney Ice Dogs
  Runners-up Newcastle North Stars
Finals MVPAnthony Kimlin
(Ice Dogs)
AIHL seasons
  2012
2014  

The 2013 AIHL season was the 14th season of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). It ran from 20 April 2013 until 1 September 2013, with the Goodall Cup finals following on the 7 and 8 September. The Sydney Ice Dogs won both the H Newman Ried Trophy for finishing first in the regular season, and the Goodall Cup after defeating the Newcastle North Stars in the final.

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Teams

In 2013 the AIHL had 8 teams competing in the league. [1]

2013 AIHL teams
TeamCityArenaHead CoachCaptain
Adelaide Adrenaline Flag of South Australia.svg Adelaide IceArenA Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ryan O'Handley Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Oddy
Canberra Knights Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg Canberra Phillip Ice Skating Centre Flag of Finland.svg Matti Louma Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Rummukainen
Melbourne Ice Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne Medibank Icehouse Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sandy Gardner Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jason Baclig
Melbourne Mustangs Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Melbourne Medibank Icehouse Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brad Vigon Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sean Jones
Newcastle North Stars Flag of New South Wales.svg Newcastle Hunter Ice Skating Stadium Flag of Australia (converted).svg Garry Doré Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ray Sheffield
Perth Thunder Flag of Western Australia.svg Perth Perth Ice Arena Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stan Scott Flag of Australia (converted).svg Samuel Wilson
Sydney Bears Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney Sydney Ice Arena Flag of Australia (converted).svg Vladimir Rubes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Schlamp
Sydney Ice Dogs Flag of New South Wales.svg Sydney Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ron Kuprowsky Flag of Australia (converted).svg Robert Malloy

League business

In October 2012 it was announced that the 2013 season would be played with eight teams as the Gold Coast Blue Tongues' licence was suspended due to the team being unable to secure a home venue for 2013. [2] The Blue Tongues were forced out of their arena during the 2012 season when the AIHL deemed it to not be up to specifications for the league forcing the team to temporarily relocate to Brisbane for the remainder of the season. [3] It was also announced that the suspension on the Sydney Ice Dogs had been lifted allowing the team to ice four imports again. The Ice Dogs were restricted to three for the 2012 season by the league due to breaches of the league's code of conduct. [3] Following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) it was announced that the third period of play has been increased from 15 minutes to 20 minutes, while the first two remain 15 minutes in length. The change was in response to fans calling for the league to align itself with international hockey which plays three 20 minute periods. [4] The Melbourne Mustangs revealed their new logo and jerseys for the start of the season featuring a redesigned mustang horse, holding an ice hockey stick. [5] The new jerseys include a white home jersey, a black away jersey and an orange third jersey which is being released as off-ice apparel only. [6] The Sydney Ice Dogs also revealed their new jerseys with an aqua green away jersey and a white home jersey. The change in colours was made as part of a deal with corporate naming sponsor Reach Crane Trucks and will be in place for three years, the duration of their deal with Reach Crane Trucks. Their previous colours of maroon, yellow, blue, black and white will remain as the team's corporate colours. [7]

On 17 February the AIHL announced that it had entered into a partnership with Fox Sports in which a game of the week will be aired on the network as part of a 60-minute program which also includes league and state federation news and AIHL highlights. [8] The Canberra Knights held an exhibition game on 23 March 2013 with the team competing against a team of former Knights' players for the Soldier On charity. [9] The Knights won the game 6–5. [10]

Personnel changes

Following the AGM the AIHL announced that Tyler Lovering had been re-elected to the commission as Assistant Commissioner until 2014. Ben Kiely and Alexandra Lata had both received a one-year extension to their terms on the commission, with Lata being appointed Deputy Commissioner. The AIHL have also elected Robert Bannerman and Joshua Chye to the commission to serve as Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner respectively. [4] [11] In December 2012 the Melbourne Mustangs announced that they had appointed Brad Vigon as head coach, replacing Steve Laforet who had been fired at the end of the 2012 season. [12] [13] Following the end of the 2012 season the Melbourne Ice announced that both president Andy Lamrock and head coach Paul Watson had stepped down from their positions. [14] In November 2012 the Ice announced that former Ice Hockey Victoria president Emma Poynton as successor to Lamrock as the club's president. [15] In February 2013 the Ice appointed assistant coach Sandy Gardner to the head coach position. [16]

Player transfers

Regular season

The regular season started on 20 April 2013 and ran through to 1 September 2013 before the top four teams compete in the Goodall Cup playoff series.

The Sydney Ice Dogs won the H Newman Reid Trophy after finishing the regular season with the most points, 61. Newcastle North Stars' Jeff Martens won the Most Valuable Player award, after finishing as the league's top scorer with 67 points. Anthony Kimlin of the Sydney Ice Dogs was named the Australian Player of the Year and Best Goaltender, finishing with a save percentage 0.919. [45] The Sydney Bears' Cameron Todd won the award for Best Rookie and John Gordon of the Melbourne Ice was named Best Defenceman. [45]

April

GameDateTimeAwayScoreHomeLocationAttendanceRecap
120 April17:45 Newcastle North Stars 6–2 Sydney Ice Dogs Baulkham Hills 500
220 April17:00 Melbourne Ice 7–2 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 1300
320 April17:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 2–3 Canberra Knights Canberra 750
421 April15:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 9–2 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
527 April16:30 Melbourne Ice 5–2 Perth Thunder Perth
627 April17:30 Melbourne Mustangs 6–4 Canberra Knights Canberra 750
727 April18:00 Sydney Ice Dogs 5–4 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
828 April16:30 Melbourne Ice 9–3 Perth Thunder Perth
928 April17:00 Melbourne Mustangs 4–5 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 300
1028 April17:00 Sydney Bears 1–2 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle

May

GameDateTimeAwayScoreHomeLocationAttendanceRecap
114 May17:00 Perth Thunder 2–13 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
124 May17:00 Sydney Ice Dogs 3 – 4 (SO) Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 575
134 May18:00 Canberra Knights 1–6 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
145 May15:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 4 – 3 (SO) Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1100
155 May15:30 Perth Thunder 5–2 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
1611 May17:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 6–4 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1100
1711 May17:30 Melbourne Mustangs 5–1 Canberra Knights Canberra
1811 May18:00 Newcastle North Stars 1–2 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
1912 May15:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 3–9 Melbourne Ice Melbourne
2012 May17:00 Canberra Knights 4–3 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
2112 May17:00 Melbourne Mustangs 2–4 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 200
2218 May17:00 Perth Thunder 0–3 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 200
2318 May17:00 Newcastle North Stars 4–2 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 600
2418 May17:30 Sydney Bears 6–1 Canberra Knights Canberra
2519 May15:30 Newcastle North Stars 2–0 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1000
2619 May15:30 Perth Thunder 4–3 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
2725 May16:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 5–3 Perth Thunder Perth
2825 May17:00 Canberra Knights 1–9 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 780
2925 May17:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 4–7 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
3026 May15:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 2–6 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
3126 May15:30 Canberra Knights 3–5 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 400
3226 May16:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 5–6 Perth Thunder Perth

June

GameDateTimeAwayScoreHomeLocationAttendanceRecap
331 June16:30 Sydney Bears 3–6 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 425
341 June17:00 Perth Thunder 5–6 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 350
351 June17:00 Melbourne Ice 3–4 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
361 June17:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 5–3 Canberra Knights Canberra
372 June15:30 Perth Thunder 9–3 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 290
382 June16:30 Sydney Bears 4–2 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 390
392 June17:00 Melbourne Ice 3 – 4 (SO) Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 300
406 June20:00 Melbourne Mustangs 1–2 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1150
418 June16:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 6–7 Perth Thunder Perth
428 June17:00 Sydney Bears 1 – 2 (SO) Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 300
438 June17:30 Newcastle North Stars 9–1 Canberra Knights Canberra
449 June16:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 6–8 Perth Thunder Perth
459 June17:00 Sydney Bears 2–4 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
469 June17:00 Canberra Knights 1–6 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 250
4715 June16:30 Melbourne Mustangs 2 – 3 (SO) Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 350
4815 June17:00 Newcastle North Stars 3–4 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 300
4915 June17:30 Melbourne Ice 12–1 Canberra Knights Canberra
5016 June15:30 Melbourne Ice 4–3 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
5116 June16:30 Melbourne Mustangs 6 – 5 (SO) Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 362
5216 June17:00 Sydney Ice Dogs 0–1 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
5322 June17:00 Canberra Knights 1–10 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 400
5422 June17:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 5–3 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle 600
5523 June15:30 Canberra Knights 0–16 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1100
5623 June17:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 4–1 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 400
5729 June16:30 Canberra Knights 1–3 Perth Thunder Perth
5829 June16:30 Newcastle North Stars 3 – 2 (SO) Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 350
5929 June17:00 Sydney Bears 3–7 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1000
6030 June15:30 Sydney Bears 2–6 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 500
6130 June16:30 Canberra Knights 2–3 Perth Thunder Perth
6230 June16:30 Newcastle North Stars 5 – 4 (SO) Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 300

July

GameDateTimeAwayScoreHomeLocationAttendanceRecap
636 July16:30 Melbourne Mustangs 2–5 Perth Thunder Perth
646 July17:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 4 (SO) Canberra Knights Canberra
657 July16:30 Melbourne Mustangs 4–2 Perth Thunder Perth
667 July17:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 3–6 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 250
6713 July16:30 Canberra Knights 0–6 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 378
6813 July17:00 Perth Thunder 5 – 6 (SO) Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
6913 July17:00 Sydney Bears 2–5 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 400
7014 July15:30 Sydney Bears 3–7 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 900
7114 July16:30 Canberra Knights 2–8 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 342
7214 July17:00 Perth Thunder 6–4 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 350
7320 July16:30 Newcastle North Stars 2–6 Perth Thunder Perth
7420 July17:00 Adelaide Adrenaline 5 – 4 (SO) Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 320
7520 July17:30 Melbourne Ice 4–2 Canberra Knights Canberra
7620 July18:00 Sydney Ice Dogs 3–0 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills 400
7721 July15:30 Adelaide Adrenaline 6 – 7 (SO) Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 330
7821 July16:30 Newcastle North Stars 3–2 Perth Thunder Perth
7921 July17:00 Melbourne Ice 3–6 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 300
8027 July16:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 6–4 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 213
8127 July17:00 Perth Thunder 3–5 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1100
8227 July17:00 Melbourne Mustangs 2–1 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
8328 July15:30 Melbourne Mustangs 10–3 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills 180
8428 July15:30 Perth Thunder 6 – 5 (SO) Melbourne Ice Melbourne 900
8528 July16:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 1–5 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 216
8628 July17:00 Canberra Knights 5–9 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle

August & September

GameDateTimeAwayScoreHomeLocationAttendanceRecap
873 August17:00 Sydney Ice Dogs 5–3 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle 800
883 August17:00 Melbourne Mustangs 4–2 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1200
893 August17:30 Sydney Bears 3–2 Canberra Knights Canberra
904 August15:30 Newcastle North Stars 7–1 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills 300
914 August17:00 Canberra Knights 1–8 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 250
9210 August16:30 Perth Thunder 6–4 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 368
9310 August17:00 Melbourne Ice 4–8 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
9410 August18:00 Canberra Knights 1–3 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills
9511 August15:30 Melbourne Ice 5–2 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills 200
9611 August16:30 Perth Thunder 4–3 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 289
9715 August20:00 Melbourne Ice 4–3 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 1000
9817 August16:30 Sydney Bears 0–4 Perth Thunder Perth
9917 August17:00 Sydney Ice Dogs 5–3 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 900
10017 August17:30 Newcastle North Stars 8–0 Canberra Knights Canberra
10118 August15:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 3–1 Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 600
10218 August16:30 Sydney Bears 3–5 Perth Thunder Perth
10324 August16:30 Melbourne Ice 6 – 5 (SO) Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 352
10424 August17:00 Sydney Bears 1–4 Sydney Ice Dogs Liverpool 400
10524 August17:00 Melbourne Mustangs 1–6 Newcastle North Stars Newcastle
10624 August17:30 Perth Thunder 7–2 Canberra Knights Canberra
10725 August15:30 Melbourne Mustangs 6–2 Sydney Bears Baulkham Hills 200
10825 August16:30 Melbourne Ice 5–2 Adelaide Adrenaline Adelaide 329
10925 August17:30 Perth Thunder 6–2 Canberra Knights Canberra
11031 August17:00 Newcastle North Stars 5–1 Melbourne Ice Melbourne 1100
11131 August17:30 Sydney Ice Dogs 8–2 Canberra Knights Canberra
1121 September15:30 Newcastle North Stars 4 – 5 (SO) Melbourne Mustangs Melbourne 800

Standings

TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGAGDFPTS
Sydney Ice Dogs 281831611780+3761
Newcastle North Stars 281731713275+5758
Perth Thunder 2817119127114+1354
Melbourne Ice 281613814793+5453
Melbourne Mustangs 28124210118103+1546
Adelaide Adrenaline 2883512125124+135
Sydney Bears 287012073120−4722
Canberra Knights 282012551181−1307
Qualified for the Goodall Cup playoffsH Newman Reid Trophy winners

Source

Statistics

Scoring leaders

List shows the ten top skaters sorted by points, then goals. [46]

PlayerTeamGPGAPtsPIMPOS
Jeff Martens Newcastle North Stars 2831366752 F
Jason Baclig Melbourne Ice 2823396212 F
Pier-Olivier Cotnoir Newcastle North Stars 2628295744 F
Simon Barg Sydney Ice Dogs 2826295510 F
Matt Armstrong Melbourne Ice 2426285450 F
Matt Puntereri Sydney Ice Dogs 2728245212 F
Patrick O'Kane Melbourne Mustangs 2830215126 F
Dominic Osman Newcastle North Stars 2818335142 F
Jamie Bourke Melbourne Mustangs 2122254780 F
Michael Forney Perth Thunder 1611364712 F

Leading goaltenders

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage with a minimum 40% of the teams ice time. [47]

PlayerTeamMIPSOGGAGAASVS% SO
Anthony Kimlin Sydney Ice Dogs 1222744602.460.9192
Olivier Martin Newcastle North Stars 1206694592.450.9153
Daniel Clarke Perth Thunder 646435413.170.9061
Renars Kazanovs Sydney Bears 747505503.350.9010
Jon Olthuis Melbourne Mustangs 1150823843.650.8980

Season awards

Below lists the 2013 AIHL regular season award winners.

AwardNameTeam
MVP Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jeff Martens Newcastle North Stars
Goaltender Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anthony Kimlin Sydney Ice Dogs
Defenceman Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Gordon Melbourne Ice
Rookie Flag of Australia (converted).svg Cameron Todd Sydney Bears
Local player Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anthony Kimlin Sydney Ice Dogs

Source

Goodall Cup playoffs

The 2013 playoffs started on 7 September 2013, with the Goodall Cup final held on 8 September. Following the end of the regular season the top four teams advanced to the playoff series. All three games were held at the Medibank Icehouse in Docklands, Victoria, the home of the Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs. The series was a single game elimination with the two winning semi-finalists advancing to the Goodall Cup final. [48] The Sydney Ice Dogs won the Goodall Cup (2nd title) with a 6-2 victory over the Newcastle North Stars. [49] Anthony Kimlin’s defensive efforts for the Ice Dogs earned him the award of Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the finals series. [50]

Semifinals Final
      
1 Melbourne Ice 2
4 Sydney Ice Dogs 4
Sydney Ice Dogs 6
Newcastle North Stars 3
3 Perth Thunder 1
2 Newcastle North Stars 6

Semi-finals

All times are UTC+10:00

7 September 2013
16:00
Melbourne Ice 2–4
(0–0, 1–4, 1–0)
Sydney Ice Dogs Medibank Icehouse
Attendance: 1100
7 September 2013
19:30
Perth Thunder 1–6
(0–2, 1–2, 0–2)
Newcastle North Stars Medibank Icehouse
Attendance: 850

Final

8 September 2013
16:00
Newcastle North Stars 3–6
(1–2, 0–1, 2–3)
Sydney Ice Dogs Medibank Icehouse
Attendance: 900

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