Perth Thunder

AIHL news: 8 June 2018

Perth Thunder
– Former captain Samuel Wilson’s has retired from the AIHL having played from 2012 to 2017, captaining in all but his last season. Wilson did not start the 2018 season for the Thunder however his retirement has only just been confirmed by the club. Wilson played a total of 141 games and recorded 73 points. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 12 May 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
Josef Rezek has been named captain of the Adrenaline. Rezek replaces David Huxley who held the position during the 2017 season.

CBR Brave
– New sponsor: King Ape Supplements and King Ape’s Paradise Erindale. Supplements sponsor for the 2018 season.

Perth Thunder
– New sponsor: Coffey. Corporate partner for the 2018 season.

AIHL news: 18 April 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– New signing: Sebastian Andersson. Position: Goaltender. 2017-18: Hammarby IF (Hockeyettan) – 17 games, 0.907 save percentage. More information

CBR Brave
– New team staff: Johan Steenberg. Takes on the roles of Director of Player Development and Player Personnel. Formerly the goaltending coach of the Melbourne Ice (2014-2017). More information

Perth Thunder
– New signing: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Corsaires de Nantes (FFHG Division 1) – 34 games, 48 points

Sydney Ice Dogs
– New signing: Bryan Kolodziejczyk. Position: Forward. 2017-18: Albatros de Brest (FFHG Division 1) – 40 games, 50 points. More information
– New sponsor: Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park. New sponsor for the 2018 season. More information
– The Ice Dogs have partnered with Cheapskate Hockey to create a line of merchandise and a third jersey. The alternative jersey will feature a redesigned bulldog logo.

Sydney Ice Dogs (2018 alternative)

AIHL news: 27 March 2018

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have signed Canadian defenceman Landon Oslanski for the upcoming 2018 season. Oslanski has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Braehead Clan in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has 27 points from 56 games. For more information see the announcement from the club

AIHL news: 20 February 2018

Melbourne Mustangs
The Kodiak Group have joined the Mustangs as their new naming rights sponsor for the next two seasons. The Kodiak Group replaces The James Hotel who held the naming rights in 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have signed defenceman Rob Haselhurst for the upcoming 2018 season. Haselhurst has spent the last five seasons playing for the Perth Thunder where he has recorded 81 points in 120 games.

Thunder lose series to CIHL All Stars

The Perth Thunder have lost the final game of their exhibition series against the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Stars. The CIHL All Stars opened the scoring and led 1-0 at the end of the first with the Thunder tying the game up at 1-1 in the second period. The CIHL All Stars then scored in the third to win the game and the series 2-1.

Schedule
– CIHL All Stars 3-1 Perth Thunder (18:45, 15 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars 1-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars 2-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 18 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Thunder beat CIHL All Stars in Game 2

The Perth Thunder have won game two of their exhibition series against the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Stars. The CIHL All Stars scored in the first period before the Thunder tied up the game at 1-1 in the second. The Thunder then went on to score three unanswered goals in the third period to win the game 4-1 and tie up the series.

Schedule
– CIHL All Stars 3-1 Perth Thunder (18:45, 15 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars 1-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars Perth Thunder (16:30, 18 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

CIHL All Stars defeat Thunder in Game 1

The Perth Thunder have lost the first game of their exhibition series against the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Stars. After a scoreless first period the CIHL All Stars scored two goals before the Thunder scored one of their own to finish the second period 1-2. The CIHL All Stars put on third goal in the last period with the game finishing 1-3. Game 2 of the three game series is on 17 February at the Perth Ice Arena.

Schedule
– CIHL All Stars 3-1 Perth Thunder (18:45, 15 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars Perth Thunder (16:30, 18 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)