Melbourne Mustangs

Melbourne Mustangs 2018 awards night

The Melbourne Mustangs held their 2018 awards night on 15 September.

– Most Valuable Player: Brett Ferguson
– Most Valuable Australian: Patrick O’Kane
– Highest Points Scorer: Ben Davies
– Best Defenceman: Michael McMahon
– Rookie of the Year: Bradley Apps
– Players’ Player: Troy Robertson
– Coaches Award: Aleksi Toivonen
– Most Improved: Matt Stringer
– Most Inspirational: Andrew Erzen
– Fan Favourite: Aleksi Toivonen
– Fan of the Year: Lucan Shortis & Melanie Shortis
– Rick Dwyer Outstanding Service Award: Hamish Jones & Amy Fulton

AIHL news: 11 September 2017

Melbourne Ice
– A few days late reporting this but the Ice announced two of their player awards on 8 September. Declan Bronte won the 2018 best new talent award and Tommy Powell was named player of the year for the 2018 season.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs held their annual Players v Sponsors match today at the O’Brien Group Arena with the Sponsors winning 14-11.

AIHL news: 12 July 2018 (part 2)

Melbourne Mustangs
– Starting goaltender Petri Pitkänen has left the club and is returning to Finland due to visa requirements. The Mustangs have announced they are looking into options to get him back to the club and are expected to provide an update shortly. Backup Aleksi Toivonen is likely to fill the starting position in the mean time.

AIHL news: 25 May 2018

Melbourne Ice
– Goaltender Jaden Pine-Murphy has left the club after six seasons. Pine-Murphy played backup to Michael James during the first few rounds of the 2018 season and received only 20 minutes in the Ice’s season opener against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Michael Breedveld replaces Pine-Murphy as the backup goaltender while the Ice wait for James Downie to arrive from the United States.

Melbourne Mustangs
– New signing: Nikita Kolesnikovs. Position: Defence. 2017-18: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) – 22 games, 9 points, KS Cracovia (PHL) – 15 games, 4 points.

AIHL news: 21 April 2018

CBR Brave
– New sponsors: Brave add the sign the following as their 2018 business supporter sponsors: Ace High Eatery & Bar, Care Traffic, Coffey, Compass Wealth Group and T C Air & Electric.

Melbourne Mustangs
– Import defenceman Charles-Olivier Roussel will not join the club for the 2018 season following an injury. The club will announce a replacement soon. More information

Hockey Festival: Melbourne 2018

The Melbourne Ice have won the 2018 Hockey Festival’s Warrior Cup, defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 in the final. The Hockey Festival was hosted at the O’Brien Group Arena by the Melbourne Ice with a round-robin on day one and the playoffs on day two. The top two teams of the round-robin advanced to the final while the bottom two played off for third. The Mustangs finished on top of the standings at the end of day one but fell to the Ice in the final. The Adelaide Adrenaline defeated the CBR Brave in their playoff to pick up third place.

Round robin
– Melbourne Ice 1-2 Melbourne Mustangs (12:00, 14 April 2018)
– CBR Brave 0-3 Melbourne Ice (13:00, 14 April 2018)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-1 CBR Brave (14:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-4 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (15:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-1 CBR Brave (16:00, 14 April 2018)
– Melbourne Ice 6-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (17:00, 14 April 2018)

Playoffs
– Third place: CBR Brave 2-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (13:00, 15 April 2018)
– Final: Melbourne Ice 3-2 Melbourne Mustangs (14:30, 15 April 2018)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Mustangs 3 2 0 1 0 7
Melbourne Ice 3 2 0 0 1 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 3 1 1 0 1 5
CBR Brave 3 0 0 0 3 0