Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - Submitted by Joanne Motta
Australian Ice Hockey League MEDIA RELEASE August 29, 2012
It’s all over for another series of regular season play in the Australian Ice Hockey League and the votes are in for top players of the league.
And the finalists for the AIHL Season 2012 Awards are….
Most Valuable Player - Season 2012
Matt Armstrong #16 for the Melbourne Ice (51 Points; 23 Goals; 28 Assists – giving him a third place finish overall in the league)
Jeremy Boyer #12 for the Newcastle North Stars (58 Points; 25 Goals; 33 Assists – Tied for a first place finish overall in the league)
Kenny Rolph #6 for the Perth Thunder (47 Points; 21 Goals; 26 Assists – giving him a sixth place finish overall in the league)
Tomas Landa #33 for the Sydney Bears (58 Points; 19 Goals; 39 Assists – Tied for a first place finish overall in the league; Top Assists in the league)
Top Goaltender - Season 2012
Aaron Barton #29 for the Adelaide Adrenaline (Goals against average 2.84%; Save percentage .905)
Anthony Kimlin #1 for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues (Goals against average 2.25%; Save percentage .935)
Kiefer Smiley #31 for the Perth Thunder (Goals against average 3.07%; Save percentage .893)
Top Defenseman – Season 2012
Adam Blanchette #44 for theGold Coast Blue Tongues (9 Points; 2 Goals; 7 Assists)
Scott Levitt # 44 for theMelbourne Mustangs (12 Points; 6 Goals; 6 Assists)
Rob Lawrance #13 for the Newcastle North Stars (33 Points; 5 Goals; 28 Assists)
Rookie of the Year – Season 2012
Charlie Huber #5 defenseman for the Adelaide Adrenaline (10 Points; 4 Goals; 6 Assists)
Grey Bay #4 defenseman for the Gold Coast Blue Tongues (11 Points; 5 Goals; 6 Assists)
Brendan McDowell #29 forward for the Melbourne Mustangs (12 Points; 5 Goals; 7 Assists)
David Kudla #3 defenseman for the Perth Thunder - (15 Points; 3 Goals; 12 Assists)
Don’t miss all the action in this weekend’s Grand Finals series at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Newcastle – where the above winners will be announced and the Bauer and Easton Conference winners and runner up will meet.
The Newcastle North Stars and the Adelaide Adrenaline are up first in the semi-finals on Saturday, September 1 at 3:30pm followed by the reigning champions, the Melbourne Ice against the Sydney Ice Dogs at 7pm.
The grand-final event will conclude a massive season at 4pm on Sunday. Standing room only tickets are still available through the website: www.theaihl.com. -ENDS-