Perth Thunder

2017 AIHL Awards

The AIHL have announced the winners of the 2017 awards. For more information on the awards, including the voting process and nominees, see the article on theAIHL.com.

– Most Valuable Player: Cameron Critchlow (Adelaide Adrenaline)
– Defenceman of the Year: Rob Haselhurst (Perth Thunder)
– Rookie of the Year: Bayley Kubara (CBR Brave)
– Goaltender of the Year: Damien Ketlo (Sydney Ice Dogs)
– Coach of the Year: Dave Ruck (Perth Thunder)

2017 AIHL playoffs

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.

The Melbourne Ice’s Sebastian Ottosson was named the finals most valuable player. Also announced was Skaters Network Local Player of the Year which was awarded to Joey Hughes of the Melbourne Ice.

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

2017 AIHL season: Round 18

The final round of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs and Sydney Bears. The Ice finish the regular season in first place on 71 points, 14 ahead of the second placed Thunder. Next week are the Goodall Cup playoffs with the Ice taking on the Mustangs and the Thunder playing the Brave in the two semifinals.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 18 results:
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-11 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 2-5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 26 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 26 August 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Mustangs 5-6 Sydney Bears (17:00, 26 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 2-5 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 27 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-12 Perth Thunder (16:30, 27 August 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-4 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 27 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 18:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 28 22 2 1 3 71
Perth Thunder 28 16 3 3 6 57
CBR Brave 28 13 3 1 11 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 11 2 3 12 40
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 12 0 0 16 36
Sydney Bears 28 8 3 3 14 33
Newcastle Northstars 28 7 3 3 15 30
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 6 1 3 18 26

Last updated 27 August 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, CBR Brave, Melbourne Ice and Perth Thunder. The Ice maintain their 14 point lead at the top of the standings while the Brave and Mustangs secure the final two playoff spots. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games for the final round of the 2017 regular season.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 17 results:
– Sydney Bears 3-2 SO Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 19 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 8-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 19 August 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Melbourne Ice 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 19 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 5-4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 19 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 5-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 20 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-4 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 20 August 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Bears 3-0 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 20 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 20 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 17:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 26 20 2 1 3 65
Perth Thunder 26 14 3 3 6 51
CBR Brave 26 13 3 1 9 46
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 3 10 40
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 10 0 0 16 30
Sydney Bears 27 7 3 3 14 30
Newcastle Northstars 27 7 3 3 14 30
Adelaide Adrenaline 26 6 1 3 16 23

Last updated 20 August 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Adelaide Adrenaline, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Ice remain on top of the standings, eleven points clear of the second placed Thunder. The Thunder are the second team to qualify for the 2017 Goodall Cup playoffs while the Adrenaline are now officially out of finals contention. Next week five teams are in action across four games while the Thunder, Adrenaline and Bears sit the round out on a bye.

The round also saw the Adelaide Adrenaline wearing an Adelaide Avalanche themed jersey as part of their heritage round. For more information see club’s weekend rundown article and the Adrenaline’s Facebook page on how to bid for one of the jerseys.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 15 results:
– Sydney Bears 5-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (20:00, 4 August 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 5 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-7 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 5 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 CBR Brave (17:30, 5 August 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 1-4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 6 August 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 6 August 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 15:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 22 17 2 1 2 56
Perth Thunder 24 12 3 3 6 45
CBR Brave 22 10 3 1 8 37
Melbourne Mustangs 22 9 2 3 8 34
Sydney Ice Dogs 23 10 0 0 13 30
Newcastle Northstars 24 7 3 3 11 30
Sydney Bears 25 6 2 3 14 25
Adelaide Adrenaline 24 6 1 2 15 22

Last updated 6 August 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs and Newcastle Northstars. The Ice remain on top of the standings, eight points clear of the second placed Thunder. The Ice are also the first team to qualify for the 2017 Goodall Cup playoffs after their second win of the weekend. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

The round also saw the Melbourne Ice hold a Swedish themed day on 30 July. The Swedish theme included the Ice wearing a blue and gold coloured variant of their jersey.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 14 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 2-3 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 29 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-4 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 7-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 29 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 30 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 4-1 Perth Thunder (16:30, 30 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Sydney Bears 4-7 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 30 July 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 14:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 20 15 2 1 2 50
Perth Thunder 22 11 3 3 5 42
CBR Brave 21 10 3 1 7 37
Melbourne Mustangs 22 9 2 3 8 34
Newcastle Northstars 22 7 3 3 9 30
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 9 0 0 12 27
Sydney Bears 24 5 2 3 14 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 5 1 2 14 19

Last updated 30 July 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears, Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice and Adelaide Adrenaline. The Ice remain on top of the standings, one point clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 12 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 SO Melbourne Ice (20:00, 13 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-7 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 15 July 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 15 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-2 CBR Brave (17:30, 15 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Sydney Bears (14:30, 16 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 3-1 CBR Brave (17:00, 16 July 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-0 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 16 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 12:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 16 12 2 1 1 41
Perth Thunder 20 11 2 3 4 40
CBR Brave 18 7 3 1 7 28
Melbourne Mustangs 18 7 2 2 7 27
Sydney Ice Dogs 18 8 0 0 10 24
Newcastle Northstars 19 5 3 3 8 24
Sydney Bears 21 5 2 3 11 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 5 1 2 12 19

Last updated 16 July 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 11

Round 11 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Melbourne Ice, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars and Sydney Ice Dogs. The Ice remain on top of the standings, three points clear of the second placed Thunder. Next week all eight teams are in action across seven games.

Round 11 also featured the Perth Thunder fundraising for the McGrath Foundation. The fundraising was held on the Saturday game against the Brave and was dubbed “Pink on the Rink”. It saw the Thunder wearing an all-pink themed jerseys which were auctioned off during the game as part of the event.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 11 results:
– CBR Brave 2-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 8 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 6-3 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 8 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 3-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 8 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 5-3 Sydney Bears (17:00, 8 July 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 5-1 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 9 July 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Ice 2-0 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 9 July 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 0-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 9 July 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 11:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 14 11 2 0 1 37
Perth Thunder 18 9 2 3 4 34
CBR Brave 16 7 3 1 5 28
Melbourne Mustangs 17 7 1 2 7 25
Sydney Ice Dogs 16 8 0 0 8 24
Newcastle Northstars 18 4 3 3 8 21
Sydney Bears 19 4 2 3 10 19
Adelaide Adrenaline 18 4 1 2 11 16