This weekends double header is Thunder fans last chance to see Michael Forney play at home in 2 must see games against the Melbourne Mustangs and Fox Sports will be at PIA covering them!
We were aware of Michael’s early departure pre-season, but to have a player of his calibre playing for the Perth Thunder has been incredible for all of our local players, our fans and the AIHL.
Michael heads off to Austria on the 15th July where he’d already signed a significant contract pre-season and must fulfill his commitments. Michael has been a great inclusion into our team and the biggest name signing we have made to date. Michael’s resume is amazing … 2nd top scorer in the ECHL, a 3rd round NHL draft pick, Team USA player and now add to that Perth Thunder import player.
As a club we can’t speak highly enough of Michael as a person … and as a player he has brought professionalism and leadership to our club and will always be a Thunder player. Michael is a full time professional hockey player and coming to Perth was a big commitment which we are all very grateful for and I am sure in the future Michael will return at some stage to wear a Thunder Jersey again. Michael has also committed to be a player scout for Perth Thunder throughout Europe and North America.
Michael certainly has had a great time in Perth and desires success for this team and its fans.
So make sure you’re at Perth Ice Arena this weekend to give your Perth Thunder and Forn’s all the support you can and Michael a true Thunder send-off he will always remember!