Samuel Wilson

AIHL news: 8 June 2018

Perth Thunder
– Former captain Samuel Wilson’s has retired from the AIHL having played from 2012 to 2017, captaining in all but his last season. Wilson did not start the 2018 season for the Thunder however his retirement has only just been confirmed by the club. Wilson played a total of 141 games and recorded 73 points. For more information see the announcement from the club

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: 19 May 2016

2016 All-Star Weekend
– The AIHL have released the preliminary rosters for the upcoming 2016 AIHL All-Star Weekend. The event is scheduled to take place at the Penrith Ice Palace on 11 June and 12 June with the two teams captained by Michael Schlamp and Matt Armstrong. For more information including the list of players see the announcement from the league.

Newcastle North Stars
– The North Stars have announced that defender David Ferrari has signed with Dunedin Thunder of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League for the 2016 season. Ferrari will continue with the North Stars until the end of May before departing for the start of the New Zealand season in June. He is however expected to return to the North Stars lineup for the 2017 AIHL season. For more information see the announcement from the club.

Perth Thunder
– The Thunder have announced that captain Sam Wilson is expected to miss six weeks after suffering a break in his arm in last weekends double header against the CBR Brave. Andrew Cox will take over the captaincy in his absence while Anthony Nottle will fill his place in the lineup. The injury will mean that Wilson will miss his first AIHL game since the Thunder joined the league in 2012. For more information see the club announcement.
– Fellow defender Per Daniel Goransson has also been placed on the injury list due to a slight muscle tear. He is expected to return to the lineup for the double header in Perth against the Melbourne Ice.

AIHL news: 24 July 2015

Perth Thunder

  • The club will play their 100th AIHL game tomorrow against the Sydney Ice Dogs. Samuel Wilson and Jordan Kyros will also hit the 100 game mark with both players having never missed a game. For more information see the article by Chris McRae at the
  • Defenceman Greg Hyde will also hit a milestone this weekend, playing in his 50th game on Sunday.
  • Radio station Nova 93.7FM has signed on with the club as a new sponsor. The length of the deal is currently unknown.

Sydney Bears

  • Adrian Esposito will play in his 200th AIHL game this Saturday when the Bears face-off against the Brave. suggests that the mark was passed last weekend however AIHL statistics prior to 2011 are a bit questionable.

Thunder Reveal Captains for 2014

Despite not announcing their team leaders for the the 2014 AIHL season the Perth Thunder have revealed one change to the lineup after this weeks double header against the Melbourne Ice. The change saw Corey Toy take over one of the two alternate captain roles from David Ruck. However due to Toy’s injuring early in the first game Jonathon Bremner has now taken on the position.

Meanwhile Samuel Wilson has retained his captaincy for the third year running and Andrew Cox continues on in his role as second of the teams alternate captains.