|2013 AIHL season|
|League||Australian Ice Hockey League|
|Duration||20 April 2013 – 8 September 2013|
|H Newman Reid Trophy|| Sydney Ice Dogs |
|Season MVP||Jeff Martens |
|Top scorer||Jeff Martens (67 points) |
|Champions||Sydney Ice Dogs|
|Runners-up||Newcastle North Stars|
|Finals MVP||Anthony Kimlin |
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.
In 2013 the AIHL had 8 teams competing in the league.
|Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||IceArenA||Ryan O'Handley||Greg Oddy|
|Canberra Knights||Canberra||Phillip Ice Skating Centre||Matti Louma||Mark Rummukainen|
|Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||Medibank Icehouse||Sandy Gardner||Jason Baclig|
|Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||Medibank Icehouse||Brad Vigon||Sean Jones|
|Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle||Hunter Ice Skating Stadium||Garry Doré||Ray Sheffield|
|Perth Thunder||Perth||Perth Ice Arena||Stan Scott||Samuel Wilson|
|Sydney Bears||Sydney||Sydney Ice Arena||Vladimir Rubes||Michael Schlamp|
|Sydney Ice Dogs||Sydney||Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink||Ron Kuprowsky||Robert Malloy|
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.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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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.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. The Knights won the game 6–5.
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.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. 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. In November 2012 the Ice announced that former Ice Hockey Victoria president Emma Poynton as successor to Lamrock as the club's president. In February 2013 the Ice appointed assistant coach Sandy Gardner to the head coach position.
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.The Sydney Bears' Cameron Todd won the award for Best Rookie and John Gordon of the Melbourne Ice was named Best Defenceman.
|1||20 April||17:45||Newcastle North Stars||6–2||Sydney Ice Dogs||Baulkham Hills||500|
|2||20 April||17:00||Melbourne Ice||7–2||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||1300|
|3||20 April||17:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||2–3||Canberra Knights||Canberra||750|
|4||21 April||15:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||9–2||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|5||27 April||16:30||Melbourne Ice||5–2||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|6||27 April||17:30||Melbourne Mustangs||6–4||Canberra Knights||Canberra||750|
|7||27 April||18:00||Sydney Ice Dogs||5–4||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|8||28 April||16:30||Melbourne Ice||9–3||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|9||28 April||17:00||Melbourne Mustangs||4–5||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||300|
|10||28 April||17:00||Sydney Bears||1–2||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|11||4 May||17:00||Perth Thunder||2–13||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|12||4 May||17:00||Sydney Ice Dogs||3 – 4 (SO)||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||575|
|13||4 May||18:00||Canberra Knights||1–6||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|14||5 May||15:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||4 – 3 (SO)||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1100|
|15||5 May||15:30||Perth Thunder||5–2||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|16||11 May||17:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||6–4||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1100|
|17||11 May||17:30||Melbourne Mustangs||5–1||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|18||11 May||18:00||Newcastle North Stars||1–2||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|19||12 May||15:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||3–9||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne|
|20||12 May||17:00||Canberra Knights||4–3||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|21||12 May||17:00||Melbourne Mustangs||2–4||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||200|
|22||18 May||17:00||Perth Thunder||0–3||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||200|
|23||18 May||17:00||Newcastle North Stars||4–2||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||600|
|24||18 May||17:30||Sydney Bears||6–1||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|25||19 May||15:30||Newcastle North Stars||2–0||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1000|
|26||19 May||15:30||Perth Thunder||4–3||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|27||25 May||16:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||5–3||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|28||25 May||17:00||Canberra Knights||1–9||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||780|
|29||25 May||17:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||4–7||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|30||26 May||15:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||2–6||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|31||26 May||15:30||Canberra Knights||3–5||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||400|
|32||26 May||16:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||5–6||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|33||1 June||16:30||Sydney Bears||3–6||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||425|
|34||1 June||17:00||Perth Thunder||5–6||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||350|
|35||1 June||17:00||Melbourne Ice||3–4||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|36||1 June||17:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||5–3||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|37||2 June||15:30||Perth Thunder||9–3||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||290|
|38||2 June||16:30||Sydney Bears||4–2||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||390|
|39||2 June||17:00||Melbourne Ice||3 – 4 (SO)||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||300|
|40||6 June||20:00||Melbourne Mustangs||1–2||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1150|
|41||8 June||16:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||6–7||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|42||8 June||17:00||Sydney Bears||1 – 2 (SO)||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||300|
|43||8 June||17:30||Newcastle North Stars||9–1||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|44||9 June||16:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||6–8||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|45||9 June||17:00||Sydney Bears||2–4||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|46||9 June||17:00||Canberra Knights||1–6||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||250|
|47||15 June||16:30||Melbourne Mustangs||2 – 3 (SO)||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||350|
|48||15 June||17:00||Newcastle North Stars||3–4||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||300|
|49||15 June||17:30||Melbourne Ice||12–1||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|50||16 June||15:30||Melbourne Ice||4–3||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|51||16 June||16:30||Melbourne Mustangs||6 – 5 (SO)||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||362|
|52||16 June||17:00||Sydney Ice Dogs||0–1||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|53||22 June||17:00||Canberra Knights||1–10||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||400|
|54||22 June||17:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||5–3||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle||600|
|55||23 June||15:30||Canberra Knights||0–16||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1100|
|56||23 June||17:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||4–1||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||400|
|57||29 June||16:30||Canberra Knights||1–3||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|58||29 June||16:30||Newcastle North Stars||3 – 2 (SO)||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||350|
|59||29 June||17:00||Sydney Bears||3–7||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1000|
|60||30 June||15:30||Sydney Bears||2–6||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||500|
|61||30 June||16:30||Canberra Knights||2–3||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|62||30 June||16:30||Newcastle North Stars||5 – 4 (SO)||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||300|
|63||6 July||16:30||Melbourne Mustangs||2–5||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|64||6 July||17:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||5 – 4 (SO)||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|65||7 July||16:30||Melbourne Mustangs||4–2||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|66||7 July||17:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||3–6||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||250|
|67||13 July||16:30||Canberra Knights||0–6||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||378|
|68||13 July||17:00||Perth Thunder||5 – 6 (SO)||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|69||13 July||17:00||Sydney Bears||2–5||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||400|
|70||14 July||15:30||Sydney Bears||3–7||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||900|
|71||14 July||16:30||Canberra Knights||2–8||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||342|
|72||14 July||17:00||Perth Thunder||6–4||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||350|
|73||20 July||16:30||Newcastle North Stars||2–6||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|74||20 July||17:00||Adelaide Adrenaline||5 – 4 (SO)||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||320|
|75||20 July||17:30||Melbourne Ice||4–2||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|76||20 July||18:00||Sydney Ice Dogs||3–0||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills||400|
|77||21 July||15:30||Adelaide Adrenaline||6 – 7 (SO)||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||330|
|78||21 July||16:30||Newcastle North Stars||3–2||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|79||21 July||17:00||Melbourne Ice||3–6||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||300|
|80||27 July||16:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||6–4||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||213|
|81||27 July||17:00||Perth Thunder||3–5||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1100|
|82||27 July||17:00||Melbourne Mustangs||2–1||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|83||28 July||15:30||Melbourne Mustangs||10–3||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills||180|
|84||28 July||15:30||Perth Thunder||6 – 5 (SO)||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||900|
|85||28 July||16:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||1–5||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||216|
|86||28 July||17:00||Canberra Knights||5–9||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|87||3 August||17:00||Sydney Ice Dogs||5–3||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle||800|
|88||3 August||17:00||Melbourne Mustangs||4–2||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1200|
|89||3 August||17:30||Sydney Bears||3–2||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|90||4 August||15:30||Newcastle North Stars||7–1||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills||300|
|91||4 August||17:00||Canberra Knights||1–8||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||250|
|92||10 August||16:30||Perth Thunder||6–4||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||368|
|93||10 August||17:00||Melbourne Ice||4–8||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|94||10 August||18:00||Canberra Knights||1–3||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills|
|95||11 August||15:30||Melbourne Ice||5–2||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills||200|
|96||11 August||16:30||Perth Thunder||4–3||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||289|
|97||15 August||20:00||Melbourne Ice||4–3||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||1000|
|98||17 August||16:30||Sydney Bears||0–4||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|99||17 August||17:00||Sydney Ice Dogs||5–3||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||900|
|100||17 August||17:30||Newcastle North Stars||8–0||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|101||18 August||15:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||3–1||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||600|
|102||18 August||16:30||Sydney Bears||3–5||Perth Thunder||Perth|
|103||24 August||16:30||Melbourne Ice||6 – 5 (SO)||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||352|
|104||24 August||17:00||Sydney Bears||1–4||Sydney Ice Dogs||Liverpool||400|
|105||24 August||17:00||Melbourne Mustangs||1–6||Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle|
|106||24 August||17:30||Perth Thunder||7–2||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|107||25 August||15:30||Melbourne Mustangs||6–2||Sydney Bears||Baulkham Hills||200|
|108||25 August||16:30||Melbourne Ice||5–2||Adelaide Adrenaline||Adelaide||329|
|109||25 August||17:30||Perth Thunder||6–2||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|110||31 August||17:00||Newcastle North Stars||5–1||Melbourne Ice||Melbourne||1100|
|111||31 August||17:30||Sydney Ice Dogs||8–2||Canberra Knights||Canberra|
|112||1 September||15:30||Newcastle North Stars||4 – 5 (SO)||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne||800|
|Sydney Ice Dogs||28||18||3||1||6||117||80||+37||61|
|Newcastle North Stars||28||17||3||1||7||132||75||+57||58|
|Qualified for the Goodall Cup playoffs||H Newman Reid Trophy winners|
List shows the ten top skaters sorted by points, then goals.
|Jeff Martens||Newcastle North Stars||28||31||36||67||52||F|
|Jason Baclig||Melbourne Ice||28||23||39||62||12||F|
|Pier-Olivier Cotnoir||Newcastle North Stars||26||28||29||57||44||F|
|Simon Barg||Sydney Ice Dogs||28||26||29||55||10||F|
|Matt Armstrong||Melbourne Ice||24||26||28||54||50||F|
|Matt Puntereri||Sydney Ice Dogs||27||28||24||52||12||F|
|Patrick O'Kane||Melbourne Mustangs||28||30||21||51||26||F|
|Dominic Osman||Newcastle North Stars||28||18||33||51||42||F|
|Jamie Bourke||Melbourne Mustangs||21||22||25||47||80||F|
|Michael Forney||Perth Thunder||16||11||36||47||12||F|
Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage with a minimum 40% of the teams ice time.
|Anthony Kimlin||Sydney Ice Dogs||1222||744||60||2.46||0.919||2|
|Olivier Martin||Newcastle North Stars||1206||694||59||2.45||0.915||3|
|Daniel Clarke||Perth Thunder||646||435||41||3.17||0.906||1|
|Renars Kazanovs||Sydney Bears||747||505||50||3.35||0.901||0|
|Jon Olthuis||Melbourne Mustangs||1150||823||84||3.65||0.898||0|
Below lists the 2013 AIHL regular season award winners.
|MVP||Jeff Martens||Newcastle North Stars|
|Goaltender||Anthony Kimlin||Sydney Ice Dogs|
|Defenceman||John Gordon||Melbourne Ice|
|Rookie||Cameron Todd||Sydney Bears|
|Local player||Anthony Kimlin||Sydney Ice Dogs|
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.The Sydney Ice Dogs won the Goodall Cup (2nd title) with a 6-2 victory over the Newcastle North Stars. Anthony Kimlin’s defensive efforts for the Ice Dogs earned him the award of Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the finals series.
|4||Sydney Ice Dogs||4|
|Sydney Ice Dogs||6|
|Newcastle North Stars||3|
|2||Newcastle North Stars||6|
All times are UTC+10:00
|7 September 2013|
(0–0, 1–4, 1–0)
|Sydney Ice Dogs|| Medibank Icehouse |
|Dahlen Phillips||Goalies||Anthony Kimlin||Referee:|
|33 min||Penalties||24 min|
|7 September 2013|
(0–2, 1–2, 0–2)
|Newcastle North Stars|| Medibank Icehouse |
|Dan Clarke||Goalies||Olivier Martin||Referee:|
Stephen De Witt
|16 min||Penalties||10 min|
|8 September 2013|
|Newcastle North Stars||3–6|
(1–2, 0–1, 2–3)
|Sydney Ice Dogs|| Medibank Icehouse |
|Olivier Martin||Goalies||Anthony Kimlin||Referee:|
Stephen De Witt
|14 min||Penalties||22 min|
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