2018 AIHL season

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)

AIHL news: 13 February 2018

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of forward Cameron Todd for the upcoming 2018 season. Todd has spent the last five seasons playing for the Sydney Bears where he has recorded 82 points in 91 games. He is also into his second season for the University of Jamestown of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 10 February 2018

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of defenceman Corey Stringer for the upcoming 2018 season. Stringer has spent the last three seasons playing for the Melbourne Mustangs where he has recorded nine points in 46 games. He is currently playing for the Melbourne Glaciers in the 2017-18 AJIHL season where he has 14 points from nine games. For more information see the announcement from the club.