The Perth Thunder have signed Perth Drywall and Happs Wines as new corporate sponsors. As part of the deal Happs wine will also be made available at the bar in the Perth Ice Arena. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Perth Thunder have released their roster for the 2019 season.
While dropped from the roster are Robert Bird, Jonathon Bremner (Melbourne Ice), Peter Di Salvo (Quad City Storm), Pascal Gemperli (EHC Frauenfeld), Kaden Goulds, Pier-Olivier Grandmaison (Rapid City Rush), Joshua Healey, Simon Kudla, Mark McCann, Thomas Munro (Melbourne Ice), Landon Oslanski (Lacombe Generals), Rhys Pelliccione (Perth Sharks), Levon Wilson and Nicholas Windle
#3 Rob Haselhurst
#7 Jaymie McDonnell
#8 David Kudla
#11 Louick Marcotte (I)
#12 Kieren Webster
#14 Shaun Tobin
#15 Lynden Lodge
#17 Liam Jeffries
#19 Jason McMahon
#21 Tomek Sak
#23 Jordan Kyros
#24 Andrew Cox (A)
#25 Alastair Punler
#27 Jamie Woodman (C)
#32 Jake Ruck
#36 Ben Breault (I) (A)
#44 Keven Veilleux (I)
The Perth Thunder has announced the signing of Canadian forward Louick Marcotte for the 2019 season. Marcotte spent the 2018-19 season playing for Rivière-du-Loup 3L in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he recorded 33 points from 34 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Perth Thunder have announced the signing of Canadian forward Keven Veilleux for the 2019 season. Veilleux spent the 2018-19 season playing for Rivière-du-Loup 3L in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he recorded 27 points in 29 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The Perth Thunder have announced the signing of Finnish goaltender Nico Vikstén for the 2019 season. Vikstén has spent 2018-19 playing for SaPKo in the Mestis where he finished the regular season with a 0.890 save percentage and a 2.68 goals against average. For more information see the announcement from the club.
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.
– 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.
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.