2013–14 AJIHL season

The 2013–14 AJIHL season is the second season of the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League. It ran from 5 October 2013 until 1 March 2014, with the finals running from 8 March 2014 until 9 March 2014. The AJIHL is the highest Australian national junior ice hockey competition.

2013–14 AJIHL season
LeagueAustralian Junior Ice Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Duration5 October 2013 – 9 March 2014
Number of games15
Number of teams6
Regular season
PremiersSydney Sabres
Top scorerCasey Kubara
AJIHL Champions Trophy
ChampionsSydney Sabres
  Runners-upMelbourne Whalers
AJIHL seasons

League businessEdit

On August 22, 2013 it was announced that the Melbourne Red Wings would change their name to the Melbourne Glaciers and the Melbourne Blackhawks would be renamed the Melbourne Whalers, which avoided the close resemblance with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL after the NHL had concerns over breaches of copyright and this allowed the team to develop its own brand identity.[1]

In September 2013 the Sydney Maple Leafs and Sydney Lightning would follow suit with the Melbourne teams and also rename and rebrand their teams to the Sydney Wolf Pack and Sydney Sabres[2][3]

In October 2013, two additional teams were added to the AJIHL from Perth, Western Australia. The new teams would be called the Perth Pelicans and the Perth Sharks. The season increased from 14 games to 15 games per season.[4] Tryouts for the Perth teams began 2 September 2014[5]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 5 October 2013 and ran through to 1 March 2014 before the teams competed in the playoff series.[6]

OctoberEdit

Game Date Time Away Score Home Location Attendance Recap
1 5 October 2013 18:30 Sydney Wolf Pack 1 – 2 Sydney Sabres Canterbury - [1]
2 6 October 2013 18:00 Sydney Sabres 3 – 4 (SO) Sydney Wolf Pack Canterbury - [2]
3 21 October 2013 19:45 Perth Pelicans 4 – 6 Perth Sharks Mirrabooka - [3]
4 26 October 2013 18:15 Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 3 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [4]
5 27 October 2013 8:00 Perth Sharks 6 – 5 (SO) Perth Pelicans Perth - [5]
6 27 October 2013 18:15 Melbourne Whalers 1 – 4 Melbourne Glaciers Melbourne - [6]

NovemberEdit

Game Date Time Away Score Home Location Attendance Recap
7 2 November 2013 19:00 Sydney Wolf Pack 4 – 3 Sydney Sabres Penrith - [7]
8 3 November 2013 17:00 Sydney Sabres 8 – 3 Sydney Wolf Pack Penrith - [8]
9 9 November 2013 17:00 Sydney Sabres 4 – 0 Melbourne Glaciers Melbourne - [9]
10 9 November 2013 19:00 Sydney Wolf Pack 3 – 1 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [10]
11 10 November 2013 08:00 Perth Sharks 3 – 2 Perth Pelicans Perth - [11]
12 10 November 2013 13:15 Sydney Sabres 5 – 1 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [12]
13 10 November 2013 15:00 Sydney Wolf Pack 0 – 2 Melbourne Glaciers Melbourne - [13]
14 16 November 2013 19:30 Melbourne Glaciers 0 – 3 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [14]
15 23 November 2013 17:00 Melbourne Whalers 1 – 4 Melbourne Glaciers Melbourne - [15]
16 24 November 2013 15:45 Melbourne Glaciers 5 – 4 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [16]

DecemberEdit

Game Date Time Away Score Home Location Attendance Recap
17 1 December 2013 08:00 Perth Pelicans 2 – 1 Perth Sharks Perth - [17]
18 2 December 2013 19:45 Perth Sharks 2 – 8 Perth Pelicans Mirrabooka - [18]
19 7 December 2013 16:30 Melbourne Whalers 5 – 1 Perth Sharks Mirrabooka - [19]
20 7 December 2013 18:15 Melbourne Glaciers 2 – 1 (SO) Perth Pelicans Mirrabooka - [20]
21 7 December 2013 19:30 Sydney Sabres 5 – 4 Sydney Wolf Pack Penrith - [21]
22 8 December 2013 17:15 Melbourne Whalers 5 – 2 Perth Pelicans Perth - [22]
23 8 December 2013 08:55 Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 2 Perth Sharks Perth - [23]
24 8 December 2013 17:00 Sydney Wolf Pack 2 – 3 (SO) Sydney Sabres Penrith - [24]
25 14 December 2013 17:00 Perth Pelicans 2 – 9 Sydney Sabres Penrith - [25]
26 14 December 2013 19:30 Perth Sharks 1 – 5 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [26]
27 15 December 2013 08:00 Perth Pelicans 1 – 5 Sydney Wolf Pack Penrith - [27]
28 15 December 2013 15:45 Perth Sharks 3 – 4 Melbourne Glaciers Melbourne - [28]

FebruaryEdit

Game Date Time Away Score Home Location Attendance Recap
29 1 February 2014 16:30 Sydney Wolf Pack 2 – 8 Perth Pelicans Mirrabooka - [29]
30 1 February 2014 18:15 Sydney Sabres 6 – 2 Perth Sharks Mirrabooka - [30]
31 2 February 2014 07:15 Sydney Wolf Pack 5 – 2 Perth Sharks Perth - [31]
32 2 February 2014 08:55 Sydney Sabres 5 – 1 Perth Pelicans Perth - [32]
33 8 February 2014 17:00 Melbourne Glaciers 1 – 2 Sydney Wolf Pack Penrith - [33]
34 8 February 2014 18:45 Melbourne Whalers 0 – 2 Sydney Sabres Penrith - [34]
35 8 February 2014 17:45 Perth Sharks 2 – 4 Perth Pelicans Mirrabooka - [35]
36 9 February 2014 08:30 Melbourne Glaciers 4 – 2 Sydney Sabres Penrith - [36]
37 9 February 2014 17:00 Melbourne Whalers 2 – 1 Sydney Wolf Pack Penrith - [37]
38 9 February 2014 17:45 Perth Pelicans 4 – 2 Perth Sharks Mirrabooka - [38]
39 15 February 2014 18:15 Melbourne Whalers 3 – 1 Melbourne Glaciers Melbourne - [39]
40 15 February 2014 17:45 Perth Pelicans 7 – 2 Perth Sharks Mirrabooka - [40]
41 15 February 2014 18:15 Melbourne Glaciers 0 – 2 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [41]
42 22 February 2014 17:00 Sydney Sabres 4 – 7 Sydney Wolf Pack Penrith - [42]
43 22 February 2014 17:00 Melbourne Glaciers 3 – 5 Melbourne Whalers Melbourne - [43]
44 22 February 2014 17:30 Perth Sharks 4 – 7 Perth Pelicans Mirrabooka - [44]

MarchEdit

Game Date Time Away Score Home Location Attendance Recap
45 1 March 2014 17:00 Sydney Wolf Pack 2 – 4 Sydney Sabres Penrith - [45]

StandingsEdit

At the end of the regular season, the league standings were as follows:[7]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Sydney Sabres 15 10 0 0 3 65 37 +28 33
Melbourne Whalers 15 9 0 0 6 41 33 +11 27
Perth Pelicans 15 7 0 0 6 58 56 -2 23
Sydney Wolf Pack 15 6 0 0 7 45 49 –4 21
Melbourne Glaciers 15 6 0 0 8 32 36 -4 20
Perth Sharks 15 3 0 0 11 39 69 –30 11

Source

Player statisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

The following players led the league in regular season points.[8]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
  Casey Kubara Sydney Sabres 15 27 17 44 +38 4
  Todd Cameron Sydney Sabres 11 11 22 33 +29 18
  Austin McKenzie Melbourne Whalers 15 17 6 23 +13 4
  Kieren Webster Perth Pelicans 15 9 11 20 +17 4
  Hayden Sheard Sydney Sabres 15 14 5 19 +15 16
  Alec Stephenson Sydney Wolf Pack 15 8 9 17 +12 26
  Zane Cunliff Perth Pelicans 15 10 5 15 +13 18
  Sam Hodic Melbourne Glaciers 15 10 6 16 +13 8
  Shaun Tobin Perth Sharks 15 10 6 16 +13 4
  Liam Hall Perth Pelicans 11 9 6 15 +14 4

Leading goaltendersEdit

PlayoffsEdit

FinalEdit

9 March 2014
15:45
Sydney Sabres4 – 3
(0-2, 3-0, 1-1)
Melbourne WhalersMedibank Icehouse

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Macdougall, Andrew (22 August 2013). "New look for Melbourne and the AJIHL". On the Fly Hockey. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Formerly the Sydney Maple Leafs". Sydney Wolf Pack. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Coaches Welcome the Sydney Sabres". Sydney Sabres. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ "AJIHL National Junior League Kicks Off in Perth". Ice Hockey WA. 21 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "AJIHL Update". Ice Hockey WA. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  6. ^ "AJIHL National Junior League Kicks Off in Perth". Pointstreak. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  7. ^ "AUS - IHA Standings". Pointstreak. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Scoring Leaders". Pointstreak.

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