Perth Thunder

AIHL news: 20 February 2018

Melbourne Mustangs
The Kodiak Group have joined the Mustangs as their new naming rights sponsor for the next two seasons. The Kodiak Group replaces The James Hotel who held the naming rights in 2017. For more information see the announcement from the club

Newcastle Northstars
– The Northstars have signed defenceman Rob Haselhurst for the upcoming 2018 season. Haselhurst has spent the last five seasons playing for the Perth Thunder where he has recorded 81 points in 120 games.

CIHL All Stars defeat Thunder in Game 1

The Perth Thunder have lost the first game of their exhibition series against the Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Stars. After a scoreless first period the CIHL All Stars scored two goals before the Thunder scored one of their own to finish the second period 1-2. The CIHL All Stars put on third goal in the last period with the game finishing 1-3. Game 2 of the three game series is on 17 February at the Perth Ice Arena.

Schedule
– CIHL All Stars 3-1 Perth Thunder (18:45, 15 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars Perth Thunder (16:30, 17 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)
– CIHL All Stars Perth Thunder (16:30, 18 February 2018, Perth Ice Arena)

Perth Thunder to play CIHL All Stars

The Perth Thunder have announced that they will play a three game exhibition series against a Chinese Ice Hockey League (CIHL) All Star team. The CIHL is a hockey league based in Hong Kong and organised by China Hockey Group. The games will be held on 15, 17 and 18 February at the Perth Ice Arena.

For more information see the announcement from the club.

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