Canadian ice hockey player and Noranda resident, Ken Rolf, has joined the Perth Thunder

Perth Thunder team mates and room mates Sean Hamilton, Ken Rolph and Sam Wilson.
Perth Thunder team mates and room mates Sean Hamilton, Ken Rolph and Sam Wilson.

CANADIAN Perth Thunder import Ken Rolf is happy to call Noranda home again for the next six months.

The Guelph, Ontario native who was last season’s Most Valuable Player for the Malaga-based side and has skated since the age of three, said he had been enjoying his time in Perth for a second time round.

‘I first started skating when I was about three-years-old and have been playing ever since,’ he said. ‘I sent out a few emails to different teams and Perth was the one who came back to me and I thought I should give it a go.’

Rolf, who lives with teammates Sean Hamilton and Sam Wilson, admits they are a close-knit bunch.

After a tough start that has the team with just one win from four matches in its second season, Rolf said he was hoping the addition of two more imports could help the side reach the play-offs, and finish higher than last year’s sixth place.

‘We haven’t got off to a good start but we haven’t had a full team yet. We are still waiting on two imports,’ he said. ‘We would have to finish in the top four. If you make it there then anything can happen.’

Perth Thunder play a double-header at the Perth Ice Arena in Malaga against the Sydney Ice Dogs on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The puck drops at 4.30pm.

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