Australian Ice Hockey League | AIHL
20 APRIL at 4:45PM
BEARS
8
ICE DOGS
3
20 APRIL at 5:00PM
ADRENALINE
2
MUSTANGS
6
21 APRIL at 4:00PM
ADRENALINE
5
ICE
6
21 APRIL at 5:00PM
BRAVE
4
BEARS
1
27 APRIL at 4:30PM
MUSTANGS
5
THUNDER
0
27 APRIL at 4:30PM
BRAVE
6
ADRENALINE
3
27 APRIL at 4:45PM
ICE
2
ICE DOGS
3
27 APRIL at 5:00PM
BEARS
3
NORTHSTARS
4
28 APRIL at 4:00PM
ICE
0
NORTHSTARS
6
28 APRIL at 4:30PM
MUSTANGS
0
THUNDER
1
28 APRIL at 4:30PM
BRAVE
6
ADRENALINE
2
4 MAY at 5:00PM
THUNDER
3
NORTHSTARS
5
4 MAY at 5:00PM
ADRENALINE
0
ICE DOGS
8
4 MAY at 5:30PM
BEARS
4
BRAVE
3
5 MAY at 4:00PM
ADRENALINE
2
NORTHSTARS
6
5 MAY at 4:45PM
THUNDER
5
ICE DOGS
3
10 MAY at 7:30PM
MUSTANGS
4
ICE
3
11 MAY at 4:30PM
BRAVE
5
THUNDER
1
11 MAY at 4:30PM
NORTHSTARS
10
ADRENALINE
3
11 MAY at 5:00PM
ICE DOGS
3
MUSTANGS
3
12 MAY at 2:00PM
ICE DOGS
7
ICE
6
12 MAY at 4:30PM
BRAVE
5
THUNDER
1
12 MAY at 4:30PM
NORTHSTARS
8
ADRENALINE
2
18 MAY at 5:00PM
ICE
1
NORTHSTARS
4
18 MAY at 5:00PM
MUSTANGS
4
BEARS
5
18 MAY at 5:30PM
ICE DOGS
3
BRAVE
4
19 MAY at 4:00PM
MUSTANGS
3
NORTHSTARS
2
19 MAY at 5:00PM
ICE
1
BEARS
4
25 MAY at 4:30PM
BEARS
4
ADRENALINE
3
25 MAY at 5:00PM
NORTHSTARS
4
MUSTANGS
3
25 MAY at 5:00PM
BRAVE
6
ICE DOGS
4
26 MAY at 2:00PM
NORTHSTARS
6
ICE
4
26 MAY at 4:30PM
BEARS
4
THUNDER
5
31 MAY at 7:30PM
ICE
4
MUSTANGS
4
1 JUNE at 5:00PM
ICE DOGS
3
BEARS
6
1 JUNE at 5:00PM
ADRENALINE
2
ICE
4
1 JUNE at 5:30PM
THUNDER
0
BRAVE
7
2 JUNE at 2:00PM
ADRENALINE
2
MUSTANGS
10
2 JUNE at 4:30PM
THUNDER
2
BRAVE
6
2 JUNE at 5:00PM
NORTHSTARS
3
BEARS
2
8 JUNE at 4:30PM
ICE
2
THUNDER
5
8 JUNE at 5:30PM
BEARS
2
BRAVE
5
9 JUNE at 4:00PM
ICE DOGS
4
NORTHSTARS
5
9 JUNE at 4:30PM
ICE
3
ADRENALINE
1
9 JUNE at 4:30PM
MUSTANGS
4
BRAVE
11
22 JUNE at 4:00PM
MUSTANGS
2
ICE
3
22 JUNE at 4:30PM
ICE DOGS
4
ADRENALINE
1
22 JUNE at 5:00PM
BRAVE
6
NORTHSTARS
2
22 JUNE at 5:00PM
THUNDER
4
BEARS
5
23 JUNE at 4:00PM
THUNDER
1
NORTHSTARS
6
23 JUNE at 4:30PM
ICE DOGS
6
ADRENALINE
3
23 JUNE at 5:00PM
BRAVE
6
BEARS
3
29 JUNE at 4:30PM
ADRENALINE
3
THUNDER
7
29 JUNE at 5:00PM
ICE DOGS
4
NORTHSTARS
5
29 JUNE at 5:00PM
BRAVE
4
MUSTANGS
2
29 JUNE at 5:00PM
ICE
4
BEARS
6
30 JUNE at 2:00PM
BRAVE
4
MUSTANGS
2
30 JUNE at 4:30PM
ADRENALINE
2
THUNDER
5
30 JUNE at 4:45PM
ICE
6
ICE DOGS
4
6 JULY at 4:30PM
THUNDER
4
ADRENALINE
2
6 JULY at 5:00PM
NORTHSTARS
3
ICE
4
6 JULY at 5:00PM
ICE DOGS
4
BEARS
6
7 JULY at 2:00PM
NORTHSTARS
4
MUSTANGS
1
7 JULY at 4:30PM
THUNDER
7
ADRENALINE
1
7 JULY at 4:45PM
BRAVE
7
ICE DOGS
1
12 JULY at 7:30PM
NORTHSTARS
3
BEARS
1
13 JULY at 5:00PM
THUNDER
3
MUSTANGS
6
13 JULY at 5:00PM
ADRENALINE
1
ICE DOGS
10
13 JULY at 5:30PM
ICE
4
BRAVE
8
14 JULY at 2:00PM
THUNDER
4
MUSTANGS
3
14 JULY at 4:30PM
ICE
1
BRAVE
5
14 JULY at 5:00PM
ADRENALINE
4
BEARS
6
19 JULY at 7:30PM
ICE
1
MUSTANGS
5
20 JULY at 4:30PM
ICE DOGS
5
THUNDER
7
20 JULY at 5:00PM
BEARS
5
ICE
4
20 JULY at 5:30PM
NORTHSTARS
2
BRAVE
3
21 JULY at 2:00PM
BEARS
8
MUSTANGS
4
21 JULY at 4:00PM
BRAVE
4
NORTHSTARS
2
21 JULY at 4:30PM
ICE DOGS
0
THUNDER
5
26 JULY at 7:30PM
NORTHSTARS
4
ICE DOGS
7
27 JULY at 4:30PM
MUSTANGS
8
ADRENALINE
3
27 JULY at 5:00PM
BRAVE
2
ICE
2
27 JULY at 5:00PM
BEARS
5
NORTHSTARS
0
27 JULY at 5:00PM
THUNDER
5
ICE DOGS
7
28 JULY at 2:00PM
BRAVE
7
ICE
2
28 JULY at 4:30PM
MUSTANGS
5
ADRENALINE
3
28 JULY at 5:00PM
THUNDER
4
BEARS
3
3 AUGUST at 4:30PM
NORTHSTARS
3
THUNDER
5
3 AUGUST at 5:00PM
BEARS
6
ICE
3
3 AUGUST at 5:00PM
MUSTANGS
3
ICE DOGS
1
3 AUGUST at 5:30PM
ADRENALINE
2
BRAVE
7
4 AUGUST at 2:00PM
BEARS
2
MUSTANGS
6
4 AUGUST at 4:30PM
ADRENALINE
4
BRAVE
5
4 AUGUST at 4:30PM
NORTHSTARS
7
THUNDER
3
10 AUGUST at 4:30PM
ICE
7
ADRENALINE
6
10 AUGUST at 5:00PM
MUSTANGS
4
BEARS
1
10 AUGUST at 5:30PM
ICE DOGS
5
BRAVE
12
11 AUGUST at 4:30PM
ICE
3
THUNDER
9
11 AUGUST at 4:30PM
MUSTANGS
4
BRAVE
7
11 AUGUST at 4:45PM
NORTHSTARS
4
ICE DOGS
4
17 AUGUST at 4:30PM
BEARS
1
THUNDER
5
17 AUGUST at 5:00PM
ICE DOGS
6
ICE
4
17 AUGUST at 5:30PM
NORTHSTARS
1
BRAVE
6
18 AUGUST at 2:00PM
ICE DOGS
6
MUSTANGS
1
18 AUGUST at 4:30PM
BEARS
8
ADRENALINE
3
23 AUGUST at 7:30PM
BEARS
4
ICE DOGS
3
24 AUGUST at 5:00PM
MUSTANGS
2
NORTHSTARS
3
24 AUGUST at 5:00PM
ADRENALINE
3
BEARS
8
24 AUGUST at 5:00PM
THUNDER
8
ICE
1
25 AUGUST at 2:00PM
THUNDER
7
ICE
3
25 AUGUST at 4:00PM
ADRENALINE
3
NORTHSTARS
14
25 AUGUST at 4:45PM
MUSTANGS
4
ICE DOGS
3
31 AUGUST at 3:00PM
BEARS
6
BRAVE
4
31 AUGUST at 7:00PM
THUNDER
3
NORTHSTARS
2
1 SEPTEMBER at 3:30PM
BEARS
5
THUNDER
2
14 JULY, 2019

Thunder stage dramatic comeback win

Thunder stage dramatic comeback win

Stephen White

Ben Breault scored a last-minute game winning goal in his 100th AIHL game and the Perth Thunder took a 4-3 victory over the Melbourne Mustangs, in a tense affair at O’Brien Icehouse on Sunday afternoon.

The win avenged a 6-3 lost the previous evening and created a tighter race for third and fourth spot on the AIHL ladder.

The Mustangs were looking to sweep the weekend and climb higher on the standings after snapping a 5-game losing streak the previous evening.

Parker Thomas continued his good run of form on the weekend, when he struck first for the home side on a wicked slap shot, beating Viksten and making it 1-0 midway through the first.

Thomas would strike again just two minutes later, when he walked into a crowded high slot and beat Viksten on the blocker side to make it 2-0 Mustangs with 6:08 remaining in the first. It was Thomas’ fourth goal on the weekend.

Thomas nearly had number three for the game moments later, but this time he could not beat Viksten. Perth had a couple of chances early to both Breault and Keven Veilleux but they were both unable to beat Kevin Nastiuk between the Mustangs’ pipes.

It finished 2-0 at the end of the first period, with the Mustangs leading the shot count 6-5.

The Thunder responded less than three minutes into the second, when Louick Marcotte grabbed a power play goal, after Sean Jones went off for hooking. Marcotte shot through the screen and beat Nastiuk to the blocker side, to cut the deficit to one. It was Marcotte’s 7th goal of the AIHL season.

Marcotte then went from hero to villain, after he was sent to the box for goaltender interference. However, the Thunder penalty kill held firm despite quality chances to Jordan Owens and Christian Isackson.

The Mustangs had two more chances on the power play after penalties to both Jamie Woodman and Lyndon Lodge later in the period, but the Thunder penalty kill came up big again and frustrated the Mustangs’ offence to keep the score at 2-1.

Marcotte’s goal was the only one of the period and it finished 2-1 heading into the final period.

Despite the Marcotte goal, the Thunder’s predicament got worse at the start of the third.

Veilleux was given a misconduct for putting the puck in the net after the whistle and then a match penalty for abuse of official, which resulted in a 5-minute power play for the Mustangs.

However, a huge penalty kill from the Thunder ensued which held the Mustangs to only a handful of chances, and it proved to be the turning point for the WA side.

Kieren Webster continued his stellar season with his 13th goal of the year to pull Perth level with 7:32 to go.

A tense 5 minutes of end-to-end hockey followed, until a diving Rob Haselhurst connected off of a Marcotte feed, to give the Thunder the lead for the first time, 3-2 with just 2:36 left to play.

That was until Andrew Cox was given the gate for tripping less than a minute later. The Mustangs pulled Nastiuk for a 6-on-4 and it paid dividends instantly, with Isackson tying the game 3-3 with a power play goal with just 1:25 to go.

Overtime was a certainty until with just 36 seconds remaining on the clock. That was until a beautiful deke and pass from Woodman set-up Breault, who was left unattended at the back post, to put it past Nastiuk and take the game and the three points for the Thunder for a 4-3 victory.

Thunder coach Dave Ruck was pleased with a character win from his players.

“It was great to see we never gave up. Again, we had a lot of chances we missed and it was good to see we lifted that energy late in the game to get to the net and get goals as a result,” Ruck said.

“The 5-minute major we killed off was a major turning point and we had a lot of emotion on the bench once we got through that. We used that emotion to our advantage and channelled it instead of letting it distract us which was great.”

The Thunder move to 27 points in fourth spot on the ladder, while the Mustangs remain six points behind them on 21 points in fifth spot.

The Thunder return home to face the Sydney Ice Dogs in a double header at Perth Ice Arena, while the Mustangs will face the Melbourne Ice on Friday night and the Sydney Bears on Sunday afternoon.

RECENT HEADLINES
League Statistics
Team GP PTS
Brave 28 79
Northstars 28 54
Thunder 28 51
Bears 28 49
Mustangs 28 42
Ice Dogs 28 35
Ice 28 24
Adrenaline 28 2
TC
Tim Crowder
77 Points
MC
Matthew Climie
.914 Save Percentage
.900
.894
.893
Find a Game
The Production Line
Pier-Olivier Grandmaison
P.O. GRANDMAISON (Thunder)

28 games, 67 points (28 goals, 39 assists)

Player Profile »
Anthony Kimlin
ANTHONY KIMLIN (Bears)

26 games, 17 wins (2.39 GAA, 0.920 SV%)

Player Profile »
Jason McMahon
JASON McMAHON (Thunder)

25 games, 9 points  (2 goals, 7 assists)

Player Profile »
Partners
© 2019, AUSTRALIAN ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Design, Hosting, Online Registration & Administration Tools By:Powered By:
Sports Administration & Management, Online Registration, Stores, Professional Websites for Amateur Sports Teams, Leagues, Tournaments & Associations

ADMIN LOGIN

ADELAIDE ADRENALINE
MELBOURNE ICE
MELBOURNE MUSTANGS
NEWCASTLE NORTHSTARS
PERTH THUNDER
SYDNEY BEARS
SYDNEY ICE DOGS
ADELAIDE ADRENALINE
ADRENALINE
3 - 14
NORTHSTARS
25 AUG
ADRENALINE
3 - 8
BEARS
24 AUG
BEARS
6 - 4
BRAVE
31 AUG
NORTHSTARS
1 - 6
BRAVE
17 AUG
MELBOURNE ICE
THUNDER
7 - 3
ICE
25 AUG
THUNDER
8 - 1
ICE
24 AUG
MELBOURNE MUSTANGS
MUSTANGS
4 - 3
ICE DOGS
MUSTANGS
2 - 3
NORTHSTARS
NEWCASTLE NORTHSTARS
THUNDER
3 - 2
NORTHSTARS
31 AUG
ADRENALINE
3 - 14
NORTHSTARS
25 AUG
PERTH THUNDER
BEARS
5 - 2
THUNDER
THUNDER
3 - 2
NORTHSTARS
31 AUG
SYDNEY BEARS
BEARS
5 - 2
THUNDER
BEARS
6 - 4
BRAVE
31 AUG
SYDNEY ICE DOGS
MUSTANGS
4 - 3
ICE DOGS
BEARS
4 - 3
ICE DOGS
23 AUG