Mark McCann

AIHL player news: 24 May 2015

Perth Thunder

  • The Sunday Times have revealed that the Thunder have signed goaltender Mark Guggenberger for the remainder of the 2015 season. Guggenberger is expected to arrive this week and replaces interim goaltender Peter Di Salvo who left the club last week due to international commitments. Guggenberger has spent the 2014-15 season playing in the ECHL for the Fort Wayne Komets and Gwinnett Gladiators and has also previously played in the American Hockey League and Central Hockey League.
  • Mark McCann made his debut start in a regular season game for the club a day after making his debut on the ice after coming on as a replacement for starting goaltender Daniel Wilkinson. McCann has previously started for the Thunder in Game 3 of their exhibition series against New Zealand back in April. He has previously played two seasons in the Australian Junior Ice Hockey League for the Perth Sharks and three seasons in the Western Australian Super League for the Cockburn Blackhawks.

2014 Brown National Championship

The 2014 Brown National Championship was completed yesterday with Western Australia defeating the Barbarians 4-3 in the gold medal game. The Brown tournament is open to players 17 years and over, with those older than 20 must not have played more than six AIHL games in the current season. This years tournament consisted of teams from New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and a Barbarians team. The Barbarians, who were combination of Western Australian and Queensland players, were a late entry into the tournament after Victoria pulled out at the last minute. All games were held at the Xtreme Ice Arena in Perth and the tournament ran from 2 October to 5 October. Western Australia’s Paul Graham top scored for the tournament with 15 points and Mark McCann finished as the top goaltender with a save percentage of 0.940.

Tournament results:

  • Game 1: South Australia 0 – 6 Western Australia (18:15, 2 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 2: New South Wales 2 – 4 Barbarians (20:00, 2 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 3: Western Australia 8 – 0 New South Wales (08:30, 3 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 4: Barbarians 4 – 2 South Australia (10:15, 3 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 5: South Australia 2 – 5 New South Wales (16:00, 3 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 6: Western Australia 2 – 4 Barbarians (17:45, 3 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 7: Barbarians 3 – 4 New South Wales (06:45, 4 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 8: Western Australia 4 – 0 South Australia (08:30, 4 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 9: New South Wales 2 – 3 Western Australia (16:45, 4 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 10: South Australia 1 – 4 Barbarians (18:30, 4 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 11: New South Wales 3 – 1 (06:45, 5 October 2014). Game Card
  • Game 12: Barbarians 0 – 6 Western Australia (08:30, 5 October 2014). Game Card
  • Bronze Medal Game: New South Wales 2 – 1 SO South Australia (17:00, 5 October 2014). Game Card
  • Gold Medal Game: Western Australia 4 – 3 Barbarians (18:45, 5 October 2014). Game Card