Perth Thunder

2018 AIHL playoffs

The 2018 AIHL playoffs have finished with the CBR Brave defeating the Sydney Bears 4-3 in overtime. The win gives the Brave their first Goodall Cup since joining the league in 2014. The Brave progressed to the final after defeating the Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 in the semifinals while the Bears defeated the Perth Thunder 3-0 in their semifinal. For the sixth year running the finals are sponsored by Air Canada.

The CBR Brave’s Trevor Gerling was named the playoffs most valuable player and Wehebe Darge was named the Skaters Network local player of the finals.

For more information see the TheAIHL.com and for the livestreams of the games see the league YouTube page.

– SF1: Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 CBR Brave (15:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– SF2: Perth Thunder 0-3 Sydney Bears (18:00, 1 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– GF: Sydney Bears 3-4 OT CBR Brave (15:00, 2 September 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)

Last updated 2 September 2018

2018 AIHL awards: Part 1

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)

2018 AIHL season: Round 18

Round 18 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Ice Dogs, Perth Thunder, Sydney Bears, CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs. The CBR Brave finish the regular season on top of the standings with a record 72 points, beating the previous record of 71 by the Melbourne Ice. Perth Thunder and the Melbourne Mustangs take the final two playoff spots joining the Brave and Bears. Next week the top four teams will compete in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. The semifinals will see the Brave take on the Mustangs and the Bears play the Thunder.

The final round of the regular season also played host to a couple of events. The Perth Thunder held their Blue Jersey Day on 25 August to fundraise for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The blue jerseys were auction off as part of the fundraising. The Melbourne Ice held their Heritage Day game on 26 August. The game saw the Ice wearing a heritage themed jersey. The club also retired Vincent Hughes‘ #7 jersey as part of the celebrations.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 Sydney Ice Dogs (19:30, 24 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-5 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 25 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 1-5 Sydney Bears (17:00, 25 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 7-0 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 25 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-5 Perth Thunder (16:30, 26 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-2 Melbourne Ice (16:30, 26 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Melbourne Mustangs 3-2 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 26 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 28 24 0 0 4 72
Sydney Bears 28 15 3 3 7 54
Perth Thunder 28 12 4 2 10 46
Melbourne Mustangs 28 12 2 2 12 42
Newcastle Northstars 28 9 4 4 11 39
Sydney Ice Dogs 28 10 3 2 12 38
Melbourne Ice 28 7 2 4 15 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 26 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, Newcastle Northstars, CBR Brave and Perth Thunder. The Brave remain on top of the standings, 15 points clear of the second placed Bears. Following their win on 17 August the Bears are the second team to qualify for the playoffs and will finish the season in second. While the Melbourne Ice are now officially out of the playoff race and will finish the season in seventh place. Next week seven teams are in action across seven games in the final round of the 2018 regular season.

The match between the Sydney Bears and Adelaide Adrenaline on 19 August served as the Bears’ annual Pride Game. The Bears won the match 9-0.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-9 Sydney Bears (19:30, 17 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Mustangs 7-0 Melbourne Ice (19:30, 17 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-10 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 18 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Perth Thunder 2-5 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 18 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 3-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 18 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Perth Thunder 6-3 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 19 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-9 Sydney Bears (17:00, 19 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 2-5 CBR Brave (17:00, 19 August 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 26 22 0 0 4 66
Sydney Bears 26 14 3 3 6 51
Perth Thunder 26 11 3 2 10 41
Melbourne Mustangs 26 11 2 2 11 39
Newcastle Northstars 26 9 4 3 10 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 26 9 3 2 12 35
Melbourne Ice 26 7 2 4 13 29
Adelaide Adrenaline 28 3 2 3 20 16

Last updated 19 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 15

Round 15 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs, CBR Brave and Melbourne Ice. Following their win against the Northstars the CBR Brave claim their first H Newman Reid Trophy as the winners of the 2018 regular season with five games to play. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Perth Thunder sit the round out on a bye.

The match between the CBR Brave and Sydney Ice Dogs served as the 2018 Matt Clark Memorial Shield Game, a game which was originally from 1995 to 2001 by the Warringah Bombers. The match is dedicated to former Bombers player Matt Clark who passed away due to Leukaemia in 1995. The Brave won the shield after defeating the Ice Dogs 6-3. The Ice Dogs had won the previous two editions.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Sydney Bears 3-2 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 4 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 4-5 SO Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 4 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– CBR Brave 6-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 4 August 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 6-4 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 5 August 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-9 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 5 August 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 6-4 Perth Thunder (16:30, 5 August 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 23 19 0 0 4 57
Sydney Bears 22 10 3 3 6 39
Perth Thunder 24 10 3 2 9 38
Sydney Ice Dogs 22 9 3 2 8 35
Newcastle Northstars 23 8 4 3 8 35
Melbourne Mustangs 22 7 2 2 11 27
Melbourne Ice 22 6 2 4 10 26
Adelaide Adrenaline 24 3 2 3 16 16

Last updated 4 August 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 14

Round 14 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Newcastle Northstars, Perth Thunder, CBR Brave and Sydney Bears. The Brave remain on top of the standings and become the first team to secure a spot in the 2018 Goodall Cup playoffs. At the other end of the standings the Adrenaline are now officially out of the playoff race. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results (all times local)
– Newcastle Northstars 6-4 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 28 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 3-0 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 28 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 CBR Brave (17:30, 28 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-6 CBR Brave (14:00, 29 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 SO Melbourne Ice (16:00, 29 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-4 Sydney Bears (17:00, 29 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 21 17 0 0 4 51
Perth Thunder 22 10 3 1 8 37
Sydney Ice Dogs 21 9 3 2 7 35
Newcastle Northstars 22 8 4 3 7 35
Sydney Bears 20 9 2 3 6 34
Melbourne Mustangs 21 7 1 2 11 25
Melbourne Ice 21 5 2 4 10 23
Adelaide Adrenaline 22 3 2 2 15 15

Last updated 29 July 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 13

Round 13 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Perth Thunder, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Sydney Bears, Melbourne Mustangs and Adelaide Adrenaline. The Brave remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Perth Thunder 9-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 21 July 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-3 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 21 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 2-7 CBR Brave (17:30, 21 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Sydney Bears 5-2 Newcastle Northstars (16:00, 22 July 2018, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-2 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 22 July 2018, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-2 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 July 2018, Adelaide Ice Arena)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 19 15 0 0 4 45
Sydney Ice Dogs 20 9 3 2 6 35
Perth Thunder 20 9 3 1 7 34
Sydney Bears 19 8 2 3 6 31
Newcastle Northstars 20 7 3 3 7 30
Melbourne Mustangs 20 7 1 2 10 25
Melbourne Ice 20 5 2 3 10 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 20 3 2 2 13 15

Last updated 22 July 2018

2018 AIHL season: Round 12

Round 12 of the 2018 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Perth Thunder, Sydney Ice Dogs and and CBR Brave. The Brave remain on top of the standings, ten points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week all eight teams are in action across six games.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Results
– Sydney Ice Dogs 0-5 Sydney Bears (19:30, 13 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Melbourne Ice 3-4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 14 July 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 0-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 14 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 1-3 CBR Brave (17:30, 14 July 2018, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Melbourne Ice 4-7 Perth Thunder (16:30, 15 July 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 15 July 2018, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 18 14 0 0 4 42
Sydney Ice Dogs 18 8 3 2 5 32
Perth Thunder 18 8 3 1 6 31
Newcastle Northstars 19 7 3 3 6 30
Sydney Bears 17 7 2 3 5 28
Melbourne Mustangs 19 6 1 2 10 22
Melbourne Ice 19 5 2 3 9 22
Adelaide Adrenaline 18 2 2 2 12 12

Last updated 15 July 2018

AIHL news: 12 July 2018

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have signed Swiss forward Pascal Gemperli as a replacement for Landon Oslanski while he is away from the team. Gemperli spent the 2017-18 season playing for SC Weinfelden in the 1. Amateur Regio League and EHC Chur in the MySports League. He recorded 19 points in 18 games for SC Weinfelden and eight points in 13 games for EHC Chur.
– The club have also released an image of their #Get Checked jersey which they will wear on 25 August against the Newcastle Northstars. The #Get Checked game is being organised to help raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. For the picture of the jersey see announcement in the club newsletter.