The Australian Ice Hockey League announced the winners of three of the six awards for the 2018 season. The Perth Thunder took out all three categories with Pier-Olivier Grandmaison named most valuable player, Landon Oslanski named defenceman of the year and Jason McMahon named rookie of the year. The league will announce the winners of the remaining three categories tomorrow.
For details on how the voting process works see the release from the AIHL.
– Most Valuable Player: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison (Perth Thunder)
– Defenceman of the Year: Landon Oslanski (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Jason McMahon (Perth Thunder)
The Perth Thunder held their 2018 awards ceremony following their 26 August game.
– Most Valuable Player: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison
– Best Defenceman: Landon Oslanski
– Best Australian Player: Jonathon Bremner
– Most Improved: Jason McMahon
– The Thunder have announced that defenceman has left the club due to family reasons however. He is however expected to return to the lineup in late July or early August. For more information see the announcement from the club.
– The Thunder have signed Canadian defenceman Landon Oslanski for the upcoming 2018 season. Oslanski has spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Braehead Clan in the Elite Ice Hockey League where he currently has 27 points from 56 games. For more information see the announcement from the club