The CBR Brave have re-signed Australian forward Joey Hughes for the upcoming 2019 season. Hughes joined the Brave in 2018 where he recorded 32 points from 22 games. The 2019 season will be his thirteenth season in the AIHL having played a total of 227 games and recording 379 points for the Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs and CBR Brave. For more information see the announcement from the club.
The 2017 AIHL playoffs have finished with the Melbourne Ice defeating the CBR Brave 4-1. The win gives the Ice their fourth Goodall Cup and their first since 2012. The Ice progressed to the final after defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 4-2 in the semifinals while the Brave defeated the Perth Thunder 6-2 in their semifinal. For the fifth year running the finals are sponsored by Air Canada.
For more information the AIHL website.
– SF1: Melbourne Mustangs 2–4 Melbourne Ice (15:00, 2 September 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– SF2: CBR Brave 6–2 Perth Thunder (18:00, 2 September 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– GF: CBR Brave 1–4 Melbourne Ice (15:00, 3 September 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
Last updated 3 September 2017
– The Ice have announced the signing of Joey Hughes for the upcoming 2016 season. Hughes previously played for the Ice from 2005 to 2013 before leaving the team in June 2013. In 2014 he joined the Melbourne Mustangs where Hughes has spent the last two seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– It has been announced that defenceman Vinnie Hughes has retired from the AIHL due to family commitments. Hughes played for the Melbourne Ice from 2004 to 2013 before joining the Mustangs for the 2014 season. Hughes competed in a total of 213 AIHL games and recorded 67 points. The official retirement will be held on 23 April in front the two Melbourne teams season opening game. For more information see the announcement from the Melbourne Ice.