Corey Toy

Toy with Suspected Broken Cheek Bone

Perth Thunder’s Corey Toy was sent to hospital early in the game tonight against the Melbourne Ice with a suspected broken cheekbone. The injury could spell the end of the American imports AIHL season after one game and force the Thunder to start looking for a replacement defendeder.

Update: The Thunder have revealed that Toy has fractured his orbital bone in three places after taking a deflected puck to the face. He is due to see specialists on Thursday in order to determine a time frame for the injury.

Thunder Sign Toy

The Perth Thunder have announced via their first newsletter of 2014 the signing of American defenceman Corey Toy. Toy has spent the last two seasons playing for the Fayetteville FireAntz in the Southern Professional Hockey League and prior to that played for the Greenville Road Warriors in the ECHL and the Arizona Sundogs in the Central Hockey League. Toy is set to arrive on Monday and is expected to start training with the team on Tuesday.

The team also announced that they will be holding an inter-squad warm up match on 19 April at the Perth Ice Arena and that former gold level sponsor, C.D. Dodd Scrap Metal Recyclers have now become a platinum level sponsor. C.D. Dodd join Goodlife Health Clubs who also signed on with the club as a platinum level sponsor for the 2014 season.