The Australian Ice Hockey League has forged a close bond with Alberta, Canada and 2016
sees that bond strengthened with the return of Scott Swiston for 2016.
Fresh from another season with the University of Alberta-Augustana, Swiston returned to Australia for his second season in the AIHL.
One can only think he enjoyed his time here.
Not only did Swiston lift the Goodall Cup for winning the 2015, he encouraged his Alberta
line mate, Connor McLaughlin to join him.
The duo really become a trio when Australia’s Beau Taylor hits the ice as Taylor also played
for the Univerisity of Alberta-Augustana with Swiston and McLaughlin.
Coming to Australia to play hockey may be seen to be the a bit of a holiday but the hockey
is fast and physical.
The time in Australia also lets the boys experience a different way of life.
Training twice a week and playing on the weekends gives lots of time to enjoy other activities
I headed down to the beach with the boys to grab some snaps of our ice skating stars,
sliding along on the liquid version of the stuff they call home, all thanks to Learn to Surf Newcastle.
The air temp was 25 degrees, the water 20 degrees, a small swell and much less fans than
they’re used to but sport is all about fun and in surfing we call it “Stoke”.
The smiles really said it all.