Matthew Harvey replaces Mark Rummukainen as team captain. Rummukainen had held the captaincy since 2014. Jordan Gavin returns as alternate captain. Wehebe Darge and Kai Miettinen take on the alternate captain role, replacing Jan Safar who did not return to the club after playing in 2016 and 2017.
– The Brave have re-signed defenceman Matt Harvey for his third AIHL season and is expected to join the club in early June. Harvey first joined the Brave in 2014 and has so far recorded 40 points in 40 games across his two seasons.
- The Brave have announced the re-signing of Matthew Harvey for the remainder of the 2015 season. Harvey, who is a Canadian-New Zealander dual national, played for the club in 2014 recording seven goals and fourteen assists in his twenty seven games. He is expected to join the Brave in early July and due to his New Zealand nationality will not take up one of the clubs import spots. For more information see the article by Bernard McNamara on TheAIHL.com
Some headlines from the week:
- Bianca Musico talks to the Sydney Ice Dogs Tim Noting
- The CBR Brave have announced 2014 Team Awards. Petri Pitkanen won the Most Valuable Player award, Stephen Blunden was named the teams best forward, Matthew Harvey the best defender and Aaron Clayworth won the Players’ player and Coaches’ awards. Anton Kokkonen won he fan’s choice award, Mark Rummukainen won the John Lewis Memorial Award and Kai Miettinen was named the teams best under-23 player. For more information see The Canberra Times article by Lee Gaskin.
- The Newcastle North Stars have also announced the winners of their 2014 Team Awards. John Kennedy won the Most Valuable Player award, Robert Starke was named the teams best forward, Ray Sheffield the most dedicated player and Matt Wetini was named the most improved player and won the Tony Huntly Award for Best Aussie Player, while assistant coach Joey Theriault won the Coaches’ Award.