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Carving up the Competition


The Newcastle Rescue Northstars are enjoying their best start to an Australian Ice Hockey League season in franchise history. A combination of strong pre-season training, attention to detail and dedicated leadership within and surrounding the team has seen the Northstars rack up an impressive win rate in their run at the 2019 AIHL Championship.

Now more than halfway through the season and with minimal losses to their name the Northstars sit at the top of the AIHL ladder. And it is not a position they are planning to give up any time soon. “I’m very happy the way we have come out of the gate this year,” Northstars coach John Kennedy Jr said.

“I’m happy with how the boys are playing. We’ve been playing good hockey. We’ve been tested in a couple of games, where it’s been tight, but we’ve come out on top. That’s the story of our team this year - we find a way to win. We come to the rink every game expecting to win, and that’s not just because we are the Newcastle Northstars – it’s because of our attention to detail, our effort and our team play.”

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