15 JULY
ICE 4
THUNDER 7
Final
21 JULY
THUNDER 9
ADRENALINE 2
Final
22 JULY
THUNDER 1
ADRENALINE 2
Final
28 JULY
THUNDER 3
ICE DOGS 0
Final
29 JULY
THUNDER 1
BEARS 4
Final
4 AUGUST
BEARS 3
THUNDER 2
Final (SO)
5 AUGUST
BEARS 6
THUNDER 4
Final
18 AUGUST
THUNDER 2
MUSTANGS 5
Final
19 AUGUST
THUNDER 6
ICE 3
Final
25 AUGUST
NORTHSTARS 4
THUNDER 5
Final (SO)
26 AUGUST
NORTHSTARS 3
THUNDER 5
Final
1 SEPTEMBER
THUNDER 0
BEARS 3
Final
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Thunder fall in Semi-Final
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Submitted by Jordan Scardetta

The 2018 season for the CD Dodd Perth Thunder has come to an early end, losing the semi-final to the Sydney Bears 3-0 at O'Brien Group Arena in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Bears goaltender Anthony Kimlin proved impossible to beat, posting a 33-save shutout as the Thunder carried the play for long stretches of the game, but weren't able to make the vital breakthrough.

The second line of the Thunder proved the most potent and provided the greatest chances, with two of them falling to Jonathon Bremner, one shot hitting a crossbar on the rush in the first period, while Kimlin produced a memorable save after Bremner danced through the Bears defence during the second.

The import pair of Pier-Olivier Grandmaison and Ben Breault provided the occasional headache for their opponents, with Grandmaison on the end of a couple of great chances, but the Bears defence was ultimately effective against the high-octane first line of the Thunder.

Even missing AIHL defenceman of the year Landon Oslanski through suspension, the undermanned Thunder defence stood tall, allowing only 25 shots on net, their fewest since July 28, while Peter Di Salvo stood tall in net with 22 saves on 24 shots faced, including twice denying the Bears on breakaway chances.

The Bears progress to take on the CBR Brave in tomorrow's Goodall Cup Final, after the Brave beat the Mustangs 5-1 in the first semi-final. You can watch that game via this link.

 
VIDEOS
August 3, 2016
PERTH THUNDER V SYDNEY
6:23
August 1, 2016
HIGHLIGHTS: PERTH THUN
7:11
July 28, 2016
THUNDER INSIDER EPISOD
7:04
STANDINGS
TEAM GP W L OW OL TP
Brave 28 24 4 0 0 72
Bears 28 15 7 3 3 54
Thunder 28 12 10 4 2 46
Mustangs 28 12 12 2 2 42
Northstars 28 9 11 4 4 39
Ice Dogs 28 10 13 3 2 38
Ice 28 7 15 2 4 29
Adrenaline 28 3 20 2 3 16
SCORING LEADERS GOALIE LEADERS
PLAYER GP G A PTS
P Grandmaison 28 28 39 67
B Breault 28 19 31 50
L Oslanski 19 12 34 46
A Cox 28 12 19 31
J Kyros 28 7 14 21
J Bremner 27 8 12 20
T Sak 28 5 5 10
S Kudla 28 3 7 10
SCORING LEADERS GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
P Di Salvo 28 16 3.43 .909
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