Perth Thunder

Bremner to join Ice

The Perth Thunder have announced that forward Jonathon Bremner has left the club and will join the Melbourne Ice for the 2019 AIHL season. The move is the result of a job offer in Melbourne. Bremner played in 168 games for the Perth Thunder from 2012 to 2018, recording a total of 83 points. For more information see the announcement from the Perth Thunder.

AIHL news: 18 January 2019

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the signing of defenceman Robert Haselhurst for the upcoming 2019 season. Haselhurst spent the 2018 season playing for the Newcastle Northstars and previously played got the Thunder from 2013 to 2017. He has recorded 68 points from 146 AIHL games since 2013.

2018 AIHL awards: Part 1

The Australian Ice Hockey League announced the winners of three of the six awards for the 2018 season. The Perth Thunder took out all three categories with Pier-Olivier Grandmaison named most valuable player, Landon Oslanski named defenceman of the year and Jason McMahon named rookie of the year. The league will announce the winners of the remaining three categories tomorrow.

For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.

– Most Valuable Player: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison (Perth Thunder)
– Defenceman of the Year: Landon Oslanski (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Jason McMahon (Perth Thunder)

2018 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Perth Thunder, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The CBR Brave finish the regular season on top of the standings with a record 72 points, beating the previous record of 71 by the Melbourne Ice. Perth Thunder and the Melbourne Mustangs take the final two playoff spots joining the Brave and Bears. Next week the top four teams will compete in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. The semifinals will see the Brave take on the Mustangs and the Bears play the Thunder.

The final round of the regular season also played host to a couple of events. The Perth Thunder held their Blue Jersey Day on 25 August to fundraise for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The blue jerseys were auction off as part of the fundraising. The Melbourne Ice held their Heritage Day game on 26 August. The game saw the Ice wearing a heritage themed jersey. The club also retired Vincent Hughes‘ #7 jersey as part of the celebrations.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 24 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-5 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Melbourne Ice (16:30, 26 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)


CBR Brave 28 24 0 0 4 72
Sydney Bears 28 15 3 3 7 54
Perth Thunder 28 12 4 2 10 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 2 2 12 42
Newcastle Northstars 28 9 4 4 11 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 3 2 12 38
Melbourne Ice 28 7 2 4 15 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 26 August 2018

AIHL news: 12 July 2018

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have signed Swiss forward Pascal Gemperli as a replacement for Landon Oslanski while he is away from the team. Gemperli spent the 2017-18 season playing for SC Weinfelden in the 1. Amateur Regio League and EHC Chur in the MySports League. He recorded 19 points in 18 games for SC Weinfelden and eight points in 13 games for EHC Chur.
– The club have also released an image of their #Get Checked jersey which they will wear on 25 August against the Newcastle Northstars. The #Get Checked game is being organised to help raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. For the picture of the jersey see announcement in the club newsletter.

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