The visiting Perth Thunder once again ruined the Bears chances of a perfect weekend.
Coming off of a great win against the Canberra Knights, the Sydney Bears once again faced the Perth Thunder in hopes of a victory to give them a perfect record on a double-header weekend. It would also have meant that the Bears would have a winning streak on their hands giving them 3 victories in a row.
The Sydney Bears continued their winning ways against Canberra with a 6-1 win on the road.
The last two times the Sydney Bears and the Canberra Knights it was in front of Sydney's home fans, and the Bears came away with their first win of the season, a decisive 6-1 victory. On May 18th, the Bears made the trip to the nation's capital to face the Knights on their home turf.
Congratulations to Cameron Todd for being named the AIHL Player of the Week for week 4 of the 2013 season!
In his first year in the AIHL, rookie Cameron Todd has already shown that he is a great addition to the Sydney Bears lineup and he is going to be one of the top players in the league in no time. Having come up through the ranks in the East Coast league, Todd has always put up some impressive stats and this season looks like it will be no different. He missed the first game of the AIHL season for good reason, as he was overseas fulfilling his duties on the Senior National team at the World Championships in Croatia.
The Bears fight hard to find a win against the undefeated Newcastle North Stars
The last time these two teams faced off against each other, it was on Newcastle's home ice and the game was a very close one. In their undefeated start to the season, it was the closest game the North Stars have had to play, but ultimately they still came out with a 2-1 victory. Would this night in Sydney be one where the Bears get revenge for that narrow defeat in Newcastle?
On Saturday 11th May the Sydney Bears play host to the undefeated Newcastle North Stars at the Sydney Ice Arena.
This Saturday, the Bears will be eager to try and hand the North Stars their first loss of the 2013 season. Newcastle has had a dream start to their season, going 3-0 with games against the Ice Dogs, Bears, and Thunder. The Ice Dogs and Thunder games were blowouts for the North Stars but their toughest game so far has to be when the Bears visited them at home recently.
The Sydney Bears fell to the Perth Thunder in a Sunday matchup after drastically different results for the teams the night before.
Both the home town Bears and the visiting Perth Thunder had something to prove on Sunday at the Sydney Ice Arena. The Bears coming off of a great win the night before against the Canberra Knights wanted to continue their winning ways and move up the table. The Thunder were in a different situation having lost 13-2 the night before in Newcastle, they needed to prove that they were ready for their first win of the season.
The Bears were fired up right from the start in front of their home crowd against the Canberra Knights.
This was a game that the Bears and their fans will be much happier with. Right from the start they controlled the play and they were a much more physical team tonight than we have seen all season. Having steadily improved their play with every game so far, the Bears showed that they are a team that can compete and win.
In their home opener, the Newcastle North Stars were pitted against a Sydney Bears outfit keen to notch their first win of the 2013 AIHL season.
Upon entry to the car park at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium some things feel familiar. The tail gate party held by the faithful Star Gazers and the signs of teams warming up in the car park can only mean one thing. It’s Newcastle’s first home game of the 2013 AIHL season.
The Sydney Bears made the trip up the F3 Freeway with a game plan to shut down the North Stars imports, a plan that had worked well in previous meetings.
The first round of the Battle of Sydney at the Sydney Ice Arena certainly didn't disappoint.
Saturday 27th April saw the first round of the Battle of Sydney at the Sydney Ice Arena and it certainly didn't disappoint. The Sydney Bears and the Sydney Ice Dogs put on a great show for the crowd of over 500 fans, with action at both ends of the ice.
The Bears gave up 3 in the first period, and this late goal from Branden Stobbs was not enough to help them recover
By Andrew Bourne
The Sydney Bears opened their 2013 Goodall Cup campaign at home on Sunday against the visiting Adelaide Adrenaline. The Bears were shorthanded for the match as they had a number of their top players currently overseas fulfilling their national team duties for the Mighty Roos at the Division II - Group A World Championships in Croatia, and they were in tough against a strong Adrenaline side that had lost a close one the night before in Canberra.
|2013 AIHL REGULAR SEASON STATS COMING SOON|
|Tomas Landa 'I'||8||2||8||10||14|
|Slavomir Boris 'I'||7||0||5||5||10|
|Jan Koubek 'I'||7||2||1||3||6|
|Renars Kazanovs 'I'||7||3||4||.923||3.10|