Between The Pipes 6/7/2012

  This week as well as their usual segments, Andrew and Xavier go over the upcoming Trans-Tasman Champions League and chat to Jez Brown from the NZIHL and Slapshot Productions. Andrew McMurtry makes his Between The Pipes debut as he chats exclusively with Nathan Walker after his NHL Draft experience.       Don’t forget […]

5 For Fighting – Five reasons it is good that Nathan Walker didn’t get drafted.

Last weekend saw the hopes of a nation resting on the shoulders of Nathan Walker at the NHL draft. While Walker wasn’t picked up there are positives of this result. Xavier Player takes a closer look.     Opportunity to repeat his high scoring – Walker has put some great statistics on the board during his time in […]

Walker’s big day

For so long Nathan Walker has been touted as the prodigal son of Australian Ice Hockey with the dreams of a nation often riding on the end of his stick.  As the 2012 NHL Entry Draft draws ever closer,  Xavier Player looks a what lies ahead for the young Australian.     For Nathan Walker, […]

Keeping locals local

As the popularity of hockey grows in this country, so does its talent.  The releasing of that talent to overseas markets and restricting it to the Australia is a riddle that the AIHL and their clubs are faced with year after year as Andrew Hewitt discusses.     Let’s be honest, as great as the […]

Australia picks strong team for World Championships

Australia have selected a strong team filled with players who ply their trade both domestically and overseas in their bid to progress through the World Championships Division I Group B to be held in Poland from the 15th to the 21st of April, 2012.  Speaking with National Senior Team (NTC) Head Coach Vlad Rubes, Andrew […]

Academies, the future of Australian hockey

The names of Wong, Kyros, Hodic and most notably Nathan Walker have been front and centre in Australian hockey news throughout the AIHL off-season.  As Andrew Hewitt discusses, this does not come as a surprise with many AIHL teams taking on an academy system. Seeing Nathan Walker interviewed by Canada’s TSN and receiving world-wide praise […]