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The Melbourne Demons are an Ice Hockey Club playing in the Victorian Ice Hockey League (IHV). The Melbourne Demons Ice Hockey Club is based at the Olympic Ice Skating Centre in Centre Rd Oakleigh Victoria.

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Career milestones
24/07/16

Now we have reached past the halfway point of the 2016 winter season, it is time to mention some more career milestones for some of our Demons players.

With Evan White & Daniel Gunn returning after some time away, due to injury and work commitments,
they are both now reaching significate milestones in their careers;

Evan White1995-1997, 2000-2014, 2016, played his 250thDemons Senior Career game, on Sunday the 26th of June. Evan`s career stats to date read as follows;
251 Career Games {Equal 12th most Demons games}, scoring 161 Goals{7th Most Demons Goals}, 105 Assists {15thmost assists}for 266 Points {9thmost Points} with 166 Penalty Minutes {24th most minutes}
Evan has scored the fifth most career Hat-tricks with 14. Has played in 6 Premierships, won the Jimmy Brett Memorial Shield on 5 occasions, Captained the Senior-B Team for 9 seasons 2003-2011, wasawarded the Senior-B MVP trophy 5 times, won the Senior-B Highest Points Scorer title 3 times, awarded the Alan Coleman Memorial Trophy for Best Clubman in 2012, Has served the committee for a number of years including as Vice President in 2014-2015 and was elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Demons Ice Hockey Club in 2013.
By any measure, a stellar career so far!! Congratulations Evan.

Daniel Gunn1993-2008, 2016 should play his 200th Demons Senior Game this Friday 3rd July.
Daniels career stats to date read as follows;
200 Senior Career Games {28thmost Demons games} scoring 113 Goals {12thmost Demons Goals} 162 Assists {6th most}for 275 Points {8th most Points}with a meagre86 {59th} Penalty Minutes. Daniel has scored 9 Career Hat-tricks {Equal 9th} is one of only three players to play in the 6 time Senior-A Premiership run of 1997-2001 & 2003. The others players being, Jon Moses and Grove Bennett Jnr. Daniel was awarded the Junior-C Brian Berry Most Sportsmanlike Trophy in 1987 & 1989, the Junior-B Barry Fowler Most Outstanding Achievement Trophy in 1992-1993, the Alan Currie Memorial Trophy for the Most Promising Player in 1994, won the Senior-A Highest Points Scorer Trophy 1996, 1998 & shared the 2002 title with Ross Howell. Another significant career to date!! Congratulations Daniel.

A side note: Daniel made his first senior appearance in an end of season tournament the Demons attended in Bendigo in 1989 at the tender age of 12 years old. He even scored a goal againstthe Dubbo team, on our way to winning the final 12-2.

Danielis the youngest of the Gunn clan having played a further 267 Junior Games 1986-1997. His father Ken {Dec}, had a big influence during his time. Ken was a Junior & Senior Team Manager, Vice President & then as Club President in 1988 and again from 1993 to 1997, was awarded Honorary Life Membership in 1997 and the Alan Coleman Memorial for Best Clubman in 1990. His three brothers in Stephen 43 Senior games 1982-83, 1988-1990 & 1997 & 65 Junior Games 1980-1984, David105 Senior Games 1983-1985, 1989, 1991-1992, 1996-1999 & 151 Junior games 1981-1986 and Brady 41 Senior Games 1989, 1994-1996 & 80 Junior Games 1984-1986, 1989. The total games of the Gunn clan now stands at 951 the second most by any family at the Demons behind the Howell clan who have amassed1410 Senior & Junior games combined.

Michael Bailey 2010-2016, has now played his 100th Demons Senior Games on Saturday 2ndof July.
Michael`s career stats read as follows:
100 Senior Career Games {97th most games} scoring 30 Goals {71st most Goals} 41 Assists {52nd} most} for 71 Points {62nd most Points} with 32 Penalty Minutes {149th most minutes}Career Hat-tricks 1.
Michael has played in 3 Premiership and Coach the C2 Premiership in 2014.
RecC Highest Point Scorer {Devils} 2011, Premier-C2 Highest Points Scorer 2012

Other milestones recently reached include;
Trevor Florey passed the 150+ Penalty Minutes mark {Equal 30th}
Ross Howell scored his 100th Senior Career Goal. Only the 16th Demon player to score 100 Career Goals
Andrew Gruber scored his first Career Hat-trick on 15th of June.
Edris Toussaint scored a 4 goal Hat-trick, the second Hat-trick of his career on 18th of June.
Shae Ganac got her first Game Misconduct just in the past week. 11th July.

Paul Rice,
Historian, Demons I.H.C. Inc. 2016



2016 Australian National Masters Ice Hockey Tournament Report
11/07/16

The Demons OiHan team competed for the fifth time at the Old-timers June Tournament. With 22 teams across 5 divisions at 35+ Div. 1 & 2, 45+ Div. 1 & 2 and 55+, utilizing both the Icehouse at Docklands & the Oakleigh ice rinks, it was by far the biggest Old-times tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.

We were unable to defend last year`s title, but managed to play off for the Championship again, only to fall short on the night. Victory in the 45+ Division II Age Group for the Russell Jones Cup went to Archerfield from Queensland.

Putting together a fair side it included Mathew Fairbanks as our ever reliable goalkeeper and debutants in Richard Nebesky at 59 years old our oldest Demon playing, Andrew Kirkham at 51 and Travis Smith our new boy having just turned 45 years old in March. With our regular contingent, we now have 12 players who are 53 years and older. We had only Mat, Jimmy and Travis less than 50 years of age.

Maybe it was the early 7:00am start Friday morning or something else, but an auspicious start was not what we achieved, conceding not one but two own goals within the first period!! Read Raff & Rick. So after a hard look at the period break we opened up to way we wished to play, with Richard, Gordon and Rod twice, putting us well in front. The only mark was an unfortunate injury to Jimmy Camilleri of the Nite Owls who took a puck to the face. In the third with a few chances going missing Richard scored his second for us to run out winners 5 to 2.

After enjoying a breakfast that included watching the first two periods of game 5 in the Stanley cup, we returned to Oakleigh to play Archerfield. An early goal to Jimmy {read Gordon}; we finish at 1-1 in the first. A good period with Gordon scoring a nice goal we then let one slip with seconds to go ending the period 2-2. In the last we out played the opposition scoring three with Don, myself and Gordon finishing the job to win 5 to 2.

Game three was a lot tougher affair at Docklands against a very good Canberra outfit. A close hard fought game littered with some untoward penalties form both teams we held a lead from early in the second until mid in the third period, only to let one slip with a minute to spare to go down disappointingly 2 to 1.

With the quirks of the tie system in play we ended on top, with Archerfield second on goal difference. So the scene was set for a rematch, which was well contested in a fair and competitive manner, unfortunately we could not find the back of the net, allowing Archerfield to play around us to score some easier goals than we would have liked. Finally being defeated 4 to 0.

Games scores: 1/ Demons 5 def. Nite Owls 2, 2/ Demons 5 def. Archerfield 2
3/ Demons 1 def. Canberra Senators 1, 4/ Final Demons 0 lost to Archerfield 4

The Team:
Mathew Fairbanks-Goal Keeper, Gordon Stewart-Captain, Rick Skrzelinski, Evan White, Don Lord, Rod Johns, Jim Whyte, Bruce McGurty, Paul Rice, Doug Dow, Paul Raphael, Richard Nebesky, Travers Smith, Andrew Kirkham, Mark Shone, Stephen Black and Geoff Bell.

Goals & Assists: Rod and Gordon both scored 3G & 2A, Richard 2G, Don 1G & 2A, Jimmy and Me 1G & 1A, Andrew and Rick 2A, with Doug, Geoff and Mark 1A each.

Paul Rice,
Demons I.H.C. Inc. Historian 2016

Team Photo


Prem A Rnd 6
18/06/16

Good result last night.
The Demons Prem A team beat the Braves 3-0, out shooting them 48-19. The coach Douggie Stevenson put together a new line with Ross Howell, Michael David and Kevin Dow, and it paid off handsomely. Michael David bag a pair of goals plus an assist, and Ross Howell scored the other. The game also saw the return of Daniel Gunn to Premier A hockey, first game since 2008. Welcome back Gunny.

Doug


Prem A Rnd 5
04/06/16

Well sometimes the other team just plays better and wants it more. For our Prem A side, that was the case with the Jets last night. The Jets beat us 5-2 but that score flatters us. They out shot us 37-21, and except for a few good moments, the game was largely played in our end.

We now have a two week break before we play the Braves.

Doug


Club History
Paul Rice has put together a history of the club dating back to 1946 with some interesting stats that's definitely worth a read.

History_notations.docx 46.17 kB

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