AIHL

Perth Thunder to play CIHL All Stars

The Perth Thunder have announced that they will play a three game exhibition series against a Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Star team. The CIHL is a hockey league based in Hong Kong and organised by China Hockey Group. The games will be held on 15, 17 and 18 February at the Perth Ice Arena.

For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 29 November 2017

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of goaltender James Downie for the 2018 season. Downie has spent the last three seasons playing for the Sydney Bears and is currently in North America playing for playing for Meijer AAA Hockey. In the AIHL Downie currently has a save percentage of 0.844 from 17 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing of Maxime Langelier-Parent as head coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Langelier-Parent joined the club last season as an import player, recording 36 points in 18 games, and also served as an assistant coach for part of the season while out with injury. Langelier-Parent replaces Michael Flaherty who served as head coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 18 November 2017

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Andrew Petrie to the position of head coach for the 2018 season. The announcement comes a month after Petrie left the position of head coach at the Newcastle Northstars. Petrie replaces Christopher Blagg in the position with Blagg taking on the role of club president. Petrie previously coached the Ice Dogs in 2014 and coached the Northstars from 2015 to 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 15 November 2017

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced that Michael Flaherty will not return to the position of head coach for the 2018 season. Flaherty served as head coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and was an assistant in 2015. His replacement and the new coaching lineup is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 17 October 2017

Newcastle Northstars
Andrew Petrie has stepped down from the position of head coach after three seasons at the club. Timing constraints and tenure length were cited as the reason for the departure. Petrie joined the Northstars in 2015 and coached the club to two Goodall Cup wins in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. A replacement for the position has yet to be decided. For more information see the announcement from the club.