Perth Thunder

2017 AIHL season: Round 5

Round 5 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs. 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 Ice sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 5 results:
– Melbourne Mustangs 0-9 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 20 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 20 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 3-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 20 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 7-3 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 21 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-8 Sydney Bears (17:00, 21 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 4-2 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 21 May 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 5 4 1 0 0 14
Perth Thunder 7 3 1 2 1 13
Sydney Ice Dogs 7 4 0 0 3 12
Sydney Bears 8 2 2 2 2 12
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Adelaide Adrenaline 9 3 1 0 5 11
Newcastle Northstars 10 2 1 2 5 10
Melbourne Mustangs 6 1 0 1 4 4

2017 AIHL season: Round 4

Round 4 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Sydney Bears, Melbourne Ice, Sydney Ice Dogs, CBR Brave, Melbourne Mustangs, Perth Thunder and the Newcastle Northstars. The Ice remain of top of the standings, edging out the second placed Brave on win percentage. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Brave sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 4 results:
– Sydney Bears 5-4 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 13 May 2017, Perth Thunder)
– Melbourne Ice 2-1 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 13 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 1-5 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 13 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 CBR Brave (17:30, 13 May 2017, Phillip Ice Skating Centre)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-9 Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 14 May 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Bears 2-3 SO Perth Thunder (16:30, 14 May 2017, Perth Ice Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 4-3 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 14 May 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)

Standings at the end of Round 4:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Melbourne Ice 4 3 1 0 0 11
CBR Brave 6 2 2 1 1 11
Perth Thunder 5 2 1 2 0 10
Newcastle Northstars 8 2 1 2 3 10
Sydney Ice Dogs 6 3 0 0 3 9
Sydney Bears 6 1 2 1 2 8
Adelaide Adrenaline 7 2 0 0 5 6
Melbourne Mustangs 4 1 0 1 2 4

AIHL news: 12 May 2017

Perth Thunder
CD Dodd have increased their level of sponsorship with the Thunder for the 2017 season after becoming the clubs naming rights sponsor. CD Dodd first joined the club as a sponsor in their first season in the AIHL.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced that they will be radio streaming the remainder of their home games for the 2017 season. Luke Worthington will start the broadcasts at 16:30 with interviews, injury updates and breaking news. The streams can be found at Mixlr.com

AIHL news: 10 May 2017

Melbourne Mustangs
Quest Docklands have joined the Mustangs as a major sponsor. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the signing Canadian forward Christian Ouellet for the 2017 season. Ouellet spent the 2016-17 season playing for Jonquière Marquis of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he finished 53 points from 39 regular season games. Prior to joining Jonquière Ouellet spent three seasons in the ECHL and a season in the Ligue Magnus. For more information see the announcement from the club.

2017 AIHL season: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Melbourne Ice, Perth Thunder, Newcastle Northstars, Sydney Bears and CBR Brave. The Thunder move to the top of the standings, pushing the Brave down to second place. Next week six teams are in action across six games while the Thunder and Mustangs sit the round out on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 2 results:
– Adelaide Adrenaline 2-5 Melbourne Ice (17:00, 29 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 4-1 Sydney Ice Dogs (17:00, 29 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– Sydney Bears 2-5 Newcastle Northstars (17:00, 29 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)
– Adelaide Adrenaline 5-8 Melbourne Ice (16:00, 30 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Perth Thunder 1-2 SO Sydney Bears (17:00, 30 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 5-4 SO Newcastle Northstars (16:30, 30 April 2017, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium)

Standings at the end of Round 2:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
Perth Thunder 3 2 0 1 0 7
CBR Brave 3 1 2 0 0 7
Melbourne Ice 2 2 0 0 0 6
Newcastle Northstars 4 1 0 1 2 4
Sydney Ice Dogs 2 1 0 0 1 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 3 1 0 0 2 3
Sydney Bears 3 0 1 0 2 2
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1

Last updated 30 April 2017

2017 AIHL season: Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017 Australian Ice Hockey League season has finished with wins for the Adelaide Adrenaline, CBR Brave, Sydney Ice Dogs and Perth Thunder. The Brave take the lead in the standings, two points clear of the second placed Ice Dogs. Next week seven teams are in action across six games while the Mustangs sit out the round on a bye.

For more information see the AIHL website.

Round 1 results:
– Newcastle Northstars 3-4 Adelaide Adrenaline (16:30, 22 April 2017, Adelaide Ice Arena)
– CBR Brave 4-2 Melbourne Mustangs (17:00, 22 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Sydney Ice Dogs 1-0 Sydney Bears (17:00, 22 April 2017, Macquarie Ice Rink)
– CBR Brave 4-3 SO Melbourne Mustangs (16:00, 23 April 2017, O’Brien Group Arena)
– Newcastle Northstars 2-3 Perth Thunder (16:30, 23 April 2017, Perth Ice Arena)

Standings at the end of Round 1:

Team GP W SOW SOL L PTS
CBR Brave 2 1 1 0 0 5
Sydney Ice Dogs 1 1 0 0 0 3
Perth Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 3
Adelaide Adrenaline 1 1 0 0 0 3
Melbourne Mustangs 2 0 0 1 1 1
Newcastle Northstars 2 0 0 0 2 0
Sydney Bears 1 0 0 0 1 0
Melbourne Ice 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated 23 April 2017

Thunder announce 2017 roster

The Perth Thunder have announced their roster for the upcoming 2017 season. New additions to the team are Robbie Bird, Peter Di Salvo, Simon Kudla, Jake Ruck, Shaun Tobin and Cameron Walsh. While players dropped from the team are Zane Cunliffe, Michael Dorr, Dale Harrop, Sean Hamilton, Thomas Heemskerk, David Mahood, Anthony Nottle and Daniel Wilkinson. The club’s fourth import is expected to be announced soon.

Goaltenders
#1 Dathan Pleiter
#33 Mark McCann
#35 Peter Di Salvo (I)

Defencemen
#2 Jamie Campbell
#3 Robert Haselhurst
#8 David Kudla
#20 Robbie Bird
#25 Alastair Punler
#27 Jamie Woodman (C)
#55 Per Daniel Goransson (A)

Forwards
#4 Sam Wilson
#9 Jake Ruck
#11 Cameron Walsh
#12 Kieren Webster
#14 Shaun Tobin
#15 Lynden Lodge
#16 Jonathon Bremner
#17 Liam Jeffries
#21 Tomek Sak
#26 Simon Kudla
#23 Jordan Kyros
#24 Andrew Cox (A)
#28 Jessyko Bernard (I)
#36 Benjamin Breault (I)

Staff
Head Coach: David Ruck
Assistant Coach: Darin Bryce

AIHL news: 13 April 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have announced new and returning sponsors for the 2017 season. Returning sponsors include allinsure, Coordinate, McDonald’s ACT, and Anytime Fitness who has increased their support to be a major sponsor. The clubs new sponsor is the Tuggeranong Hyperdome who comes on as a major sponsor for 2017. The ACT Government and Active Canberra will also continue their support of the National League Team Program.

Perth Thunder
Jamie Woodman will take over the captaincy for the 2017 season. Woodman replaces Sam Wilson in the position who has held it since the club joined the league in 2012. Andrew Cox will return as one of the clubs alternate captains, while Per Daniel Goransson replaces Jordan Kyros as the second alternate captain. For more information see the announcement from club.

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have announced the signing of Canadian forward Steven Kuhn for the 2017 season. Kuhn has spent the 2016-17 season playing for Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne of the French Division 1 where he has recorded 20 points in 24 games. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have announced the signing of Canadian forward Tyler Noseworthy for the 2017 season. Noseworthy has spent the 2016-17 season playing in the Federal Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League, and the North East Senior Hockey League. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 11 April 2017

Adelaide Adrenaline
– The Adrenaline have announced the signing of Zachary Boyle for the 2017 season. Boyle spent the 2016 season playing for the CBR Brave where he recorded nine points in 29 games. Boyle previously played for the Adrenaline in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced a partnership with MyLeadPod, an automated business reward program.

Sydney Bears
– The Bears have signed American forward Jackson Brewer for the upcoming 2017 season. Brewer spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) where he recorded 41 points in 43 games. During the 2015-16 season Brewer spent time at three other SPHL clubs, the Knowville Ice Bears, Huntsville Havoc and Macon Mayhem, and was loaned out briefly out the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the signing of Canadian goaltender Damien Ketlo for the upcoming season. Ketlo spent the 2016-17 playing in his fifth season for the University of Lethbridge of the U Sports system, recording a 0.881 save percentage in six games. Prior to joining the University of Lethbridge Ketlo had a brief stint with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL in the 2011-12 season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

AIHL news: 24 March 2017

CBR Brave
– The Brave have revealed their new jerseys for the upcoming 2017 season which includes a new design for their away jersey. For more information see their Facebook page.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced the signing of goaltender Peter Di Salvo for the 2017 season. Di Salvo previously played six games for the Thunder during the 2015 season where he was signed on an interim basis to cover for the injured Mark Guggenberger. Di Salvo has spent the 2016-17 season playing for the Mississippi RiverKings in the Southern Professional Hockey League as well as being loaned out to the Wichita Thunder and Allen Americans of the ECHL. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Sydney Ice Dogs
– The Ice Dogs have announced the return of defenceman Shannon McGregor for the 2017 season. McGregor last played for the Ice Dogs in 2015 before taking a year out from the AIHL. McGregor has played in a total of 193 games for the Ice Dogs, recording a total of 34 points. He is also a former member of the Australian national team, competing at the World Championships in 2014 and 2015. For more information see the announcement from the club.