South rise again

The Skate of Origin was played on Saturday afternoon at Alpine Ice in Christchurch with the best non imports of the NZIHL going head to head.  For the first time ever the Bauer South Stars won the Glass Family Shield, beating the Easton North Stars 5-3.  Andrew Hewitt with more.   More than just an […]

Melbourne Ice @ Perth Thunder :: Preview

  VENUE & DATE:  Perth Ice Arena, Malaga, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2012 LAST TIME:  Sunday 29 July 2012, Thunder def. Ice 6-3 at Medibank Icehouse, Melbourne WHAT’S WHAT: Although having recently played some tough games, the Melbourne Ice will be heading West with a determination to ensure recent history does not repeat.   […]

Perth Thunder @ Gold Coast Blue Tongues :: Preview

  VENUE & DATE:  Acacia Ridge, Brisbane on Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June 2012 LAST TIME:  First time both teams have faced each other WHAT’S WHAT: Even though they came off with mixed fortunes against Melbourne teams the Mustangs and Ice over the recent weekend, one of the most consistent teams in the Easton […]

Thunder Claps

In a history making day for the Perth Thunder, the AIHL’s newest franchise recorded their first home win.  The West Australians took the three points against the Adelaide Adrenaline 3-2 as Tara Dixon reports.     The Adelaide Adrenaline headed into Perth resolutely to gain outright points and cement their chances of taking the lead […]

Mustangs feel the Thunder

The Perth Thunder have secured their first win in the AIHL with an impressive 5-2 victory over the winless Melbourne Mustangs at the Medibank Icehouse on Sunday. Sam Patrick reports.     The Thunder travelled to Melbourne for the weekend for their two debut away games in the league, with many unsure of how they […]

Kiwi’s go down fighting

Despite gallant efforts the New Zealand Ice Blacks have again fallen short at the IIHF Group II Division A World Championships, on this occasion going down 19-2 to the highly rated Estonia. Senior Writer Xavier Player reports.   Coming off a 7-2 defeat to Croatia which was closer than the scoreboard made it look, the […]