Aleksi Toivonen

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: 30 March 2018

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the re-signing of Patrick O’Kane for the 2018 season. O’Kane first joined the Mustangs in 2013 and has since recorded 212 points in 140 games.
– The Mustangs also announced the signing of former CBR Brave goaltender Aleksi Toivonen. After playing three seasons with the Brave Toivonen was released in favour of an import goaltender. During the 2017-18 season Toivonen has been playing for Paimion Haka in 2. Divisioona.

AIHL news: 28 March 2018

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Matt Hewitt for the upcoming 2018 season. Hewitt has spent the last five seasons playing for the University of British Columbia in the U Sports system. Hewitt finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 0.920 save percentage from 20 games. For more information see the announcement from the club
– The Brave have also made two further goaltender changes. The club announced the signing of Jakob Doornbos as their reserve goaltender and dropped last seasons starting goaltender Aleksi Toivonen from the roster. Doornbos has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Sydney Wolf Pack in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League where he recorded a save percentage of 0.917 from eight games. Toivonen has been playing for Paimion Haka in 2. Divisioona.

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have partnered with Kids Under Cover, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is preventing youth homelessness. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 2 April 2016

CBR Brave
– The Brave have re-signed goaltender Aleksi Toivonen for the 2016 season. Toivonen played in 11 games for the Brave last season and finished the regular season with a save percentage of 0.884. During the AIHL off-season Toivonen has been playing KaKiPo U20 in the Jr. A Suomi-sarja league were he finished with a save percentage of 0.905 from 11 games.

Melbourne Mustangs
– The Mustangs have announced the signing defenceman James Isaacs for 2016. Isaacs has spent the 2015-16 season playing for Coventry Blaze in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). 2015-16 was Isaacs third season in the EIHL having previously played three seasons in the ECHL and two in the Southern Professional Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Charlie Smart for the upcoming 2016 season. Smart spent last season playing for the Adelaide Adrenaline and finished with a save percentage of 0.894 from 23 games. During the AIHL off-season Smart has been playing in the North American 3 Hockey League for the St. Louis Jr. Blues and the Bozeman Icedogs. For more information see the announcement by the club.

AIHL player and personnel news: 15 July 2015

CBR Brave

  • The Brave announced yesterday that Brad Hunt has been replaced as head coach of the CBR Brave by goaltender Josh Unice. The club cited the “need to build a long term plan” as the reason for Hunt’s departure. As Unice’s appointment is only on an interim basis the Brave have also announced that they will form a panel to oversee the appointment of a permanent head coach for the 2016 season.
  • Starting goaltender duties now pass to Aleksi Toivonen who has started in four games for the club, winning two and losing two.
  • In addition to the head coach announcment the Brave also announced that defenceman Aaron Clayworth will join David Rogina as an assistant coach for the team.
  • For more information see the club statement.