The two teams met again in the semi-finals of the AIHL Finals weekend as 1st (Ice) versus 4th (Brave). The CBR Brave caused a major upset winning the match 4-3 in overtime thanks to a breakaway strike by defenceman Jan Safar but only after a bizarre and at the time controversial goal was scored by Lasse Lassen with a minute twenty five seconds left in the match to tie the game up at 3-3 and send the game to overtime. Lassen took a shot that was hard to judge if it crossed the line or not.
AIHL round one: CANBERRA BRAVE 4 (Geordie Wudrick 2, Stephen Blunden, Jan Safar goals) bt MELBOURNE MUSTANGS 2 (Maxime Langelier-Parent, Patrick O'Kane goals). CANBERRA BRAVE 4 (Dominic Jalbert, Mitch Henning, Brian Bales goals; Geordie Wudrick, Jan Safar shootout goals) bt MELBOURNE MUSTANGS 3.
Kieren Webster scored a hat trick, with Jason McMahon and Louick Marcotte scoring a goal each in the win. The Perth Thunder last played on Sunday 26th May, 2019 in Perth against the Sydney Bears, with the Perth Thunder winning 5 4.
Un jeune sur deux a des problmes d'acouphnes
10 August 2014, The Brave secured a top four finish in the AIHL regular season by coming third in the overall rankings, granting them a place in the 2014 AIHL Goodall Cup Finals Series held at Medibank Icehouse in Docklands, Victoria.
"Brave" was selected as it embodied the values of the team, community and fans. Instead of the traditional use of Canberra in the naming of the team, the consortium opted to adopt CBR based from the 2013 ACT Government project, designed to promote Canberra through the use of the CBR brand. CBR gave the team a unique identity in a crowded Canberra sports market that already has a host of teams that use "Canberra" at the beginning to form part of their names (Canberra Raiders; Canberra Capitals; Canberra Cavalry; Canberra United).
It was the perfect start to the Brave's Australian Ice Hockey League campaign after claiming the spoils 4-2 in the first match of the double header on Saturday night.
This policy announcement was made in response to the ACT Indoor Sports Facilities Report commissioned by the government earlier in the year. 26 August 2016, ACT Labor made the announcement as part of their 2016 election campaign that they would pledge to build a new ice sports centre in the south of Canberra as part of a $23.3m four-year plan to upgrade sporting facilities territory wide if re-elected.
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9 March 2016, Josh Unice was named as the permanent 2016 CBR Brave head coach for the 2016 AIHL season.
GAME PREVIEWThis will be the third game of the year between the Perth Thunder and the CBR Brave. CBR Brave lead the series 2 wins to 0.
"All the pressure is on the goalies in those shootouts, and Aleksi stood up and made two very solid saves which enabled Geordie [Wudrick] and Jan Safar to finish it off for us," Starke said.
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25 April 2016, The Brave started the 2016 season on a winning note with a big round one victory over the Sydney Ice Dogs. Big saves and bodies on the line was on show to the packed Brave Cave as the CBR ran out 5-2 victors with goals to new imports Wudrick, Brandi and Prokop (x2) as well as AIHL rookie Casey Kubara.
On ice performances during the 2015 AIHL regular season and future planning were cited as the main reasons for the decision. 14 July 2015, CBR Brave Chairman Peter Chamberlain confirmed the mutual separation between the team and head coach Brad Hunt with immediate effect. In the same statement the Board confirmed current first choice import goaltender, Josh Unice, would take over as head coach on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2015 AIHL season including finals. Veteran defenceman, Aaron Clayworth, would join Josh in moving from the player roster to the coaching staff by taking over as assistant coach.
Petri Pitknen stopped 16 of the 20 shots he faced, for a save percentage of 0.800. The Melbourne Mustangs last played on Saturday 16th June, 2018 in Melbourne against the Sydney Ice Dogs, with the Melbourne Mustangs losing 3 4. Patrick OKane scored 1 goal, and Sean Jones scored 1 goal in the loss.
Brave co-director, Warren Apps, responded to the news on the ACT Grandstand radio program on 666 ABC Canberra by further expressing the need for new investment due to the demand on the current facility now exceeding its capacity. Mr Rattenbury's reasons for his decision came from a feasibility study into the proposal ruling out the investment into a second ice rink for a city due to the population size of Canberra at this time. 16 August 2014, ACT Sports Minister, Shane Rattenbury, formally rejected a proposal to build a brand new ice rink attached to the new swimming complex planned for the Molonglo Valley in Canberra's south. Instead the minister proposed further review of what can be done to upgrade the current privately owned Phillip Ice Centre facility.
Gratin d'endives et d'asperges
18 April 2016, Just days out from the first round of the 2016 AIHL season, the CBR Brave announced a new partnership with Canberra's national baseball team, Canberra Cavalry.
Adam Kambeitz 1G for 1pt. Wehebe Darge 1G 2A for 3pts. Bayley Kubara 1A for 1pt. Scoring Summary:CBR Brave: Jordan Draper 1G 3A for 4pts. Hayden Dawes 1G for 1pt. Jordan Kyros 1A for 1pt. Brayden Low 2A for 2pts. Casey Kubara 1G 1A for 2pts. Matthew Harvey 1A for 1pt.Perth Thunder: Louick Marcotte 1G for 1pt.
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Art took over as interim head coach for the final game of the regular season and the finals. Unice signed on to be full-time head coach of the CBR Brave on 9 March 2016.(**) 17 August 2016, Unice stood down temporarally as head coach of the Brave. (*) During 2015, Unice was interim head coach.
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The team are in an excellent shape, showing good results. Canberra exceed the opponent in all aspects and they might show their real power at home. Perth are taking the 6th position, having gained 8 points. They won Sydney Ice Dogs twice in a row. After the loss from Canberra Brave 1-5, they managed to win Sydney 5-4. The hosts will win.The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication. Canberra Brave are taking the second position in the championship, having 21 gained points. Canberra won at home with the score 4-3 and at away with the score 6-4.
The 2018 AIHL season saw the CBR Brave break AIHL records for most wins and points in a single season on their way to topping the league standings. The Brave secured top spot in the league with five games remaining in the regular season and ended the season with twenty four wins from twenty eight matches for a return of seventy two points. The Brave ended the regular season eighteen points ahead of the Sydney Bears in second place to clinch the franchise's first title, the H Newman Reid Trophy. In the 2018 Finals Weekend the CBR Brave defeated the Melbourne Mustangs 5-1 in the first semi-final on Saturday 1 September 2018 to qualify for the Goodall Cup Final the following day. On 2 September 2018, the Brave faced-off against the Sydney Bears in the final and were victorious in overtime with a 4-3 victory. The Brave led the match 2-0 after the first period but the Bears fought back in the second period and took the lead into the second break 3-2.
New Brave coach Rob Starke didn't have a doubt in his mind that the Brave youngster Toivonen would deliver when he took his place between the pipes in a shootout against the Melbourne Mustangs.