Brad Vigon

AIHL news: 5 December 2018

Melbourne Ice
– The Ice have announced the signing of Brad Vigon to the position of head coach. Vigon replaces interim coach Sandy Gardner who had been in the role since June 2018 after the departure of Peter Ekroth. Vigon previously coached the Melbourne Mustangs from 2013 to 2015 and is the current head coach of the Australian men’s national team.

Vigon appointed head coach of Australian national team

Brad Vigon has been announced as the head coach of the Australian national team for the upcoming 2016 IIHF World Championships. Vigon replaces Ryan O’Handley who had held the position since 2014. Australia will compete in the Division II Group B tournament in Mexico City from 9 April to the 15 April 2016 after being relegated from Division II Group A in 2015. Vigon’s appointment comes three weeks after it was announced that he had stepped down as head coach of the Melbourne Mustangs.

Vigon will be joined by former CBR Brave head coach Matti Luoma who replaces Eric Lien as the teams assistant coach.

For more information see the article by Andrew McMurtry on

Vigon steps down as Mustangs head coach

The Melbourne Mustangs have announced that Brad Vigon has stepped down from the head coach position due to family commitments. The club is now in the process of recruiting his replacement and expects the position to be filled before the 2016 preseason tryouts.

For more information see the announcement from the club.

Coaching Changes at the Mustangs

The Melbourne Mustangs have announced the assistant coach Mark Connolly has stepped down from his position citing the need for a rest from the high demand of the AIHL. Connolly has been replaced by Michael Flaherty who is the current head coach of the AJIHL’s Melbourne Whalers and the Saints-Monarchs Premier A team. The team also announced the current head coach Brad Vigon has re-signed for the 2015 season.

For more information see the announcement on the Melbourne Mustangs website.