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Australian Ice Hockey League
AIHL
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2000
No. of teams 9
Country(ies) Flag of Australia Australia
Most recent champion(s) www.theaihl.com.au

The Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) is the top level of ice hockey in Australia. A semi-professional league, the AIHL is sanctioned by Ice Hockey Australia, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Playoffs champions are awarded the Goodall Cup,one of the second oldest ice hockey cup in existence around the world.

HistoryEdit

2000-01 - BeginningsEdit

2002-04 - Expanison in teams and playoffsEdit

2005-07 - Central Coast and Brisbane join the leagueEdit

2008-12 - Expanding, folding and movingEdit

League championsEdit

  • 2000: Adelaide Avalanche (first in standings)
  • 2001: Adelaide Avalanche (def. Sydney Bears in final)
  • 2002: Sydney Bears (def. Adelaide Avalanche in final)
  • 2003: Newcastle North Stars (def. Western Sydney Ice Dogs in final) 4-1
  • 2004: Western Sydney Ice Dogs (def. Newcastle North Stars in final) 3-1
  • 2005: Newcastle North Stars (def. Adelaide Avalanche in final) 3-1
  • 2006: Newcastle North Stars (def. Adelaide Avalanche in final) 4-0
  • 2007: Bears (formerly Sydney Bears) (def. Newcastle North Stars in final during Overtime) 4-3
  • 2008: Newcastle North Stars (def. Western Sydney Ice Dogs in final) 4-1
  • 2009: Adelaide Adrenaline (def. Newcastle North Stars in final during Overtime) 3-2
  • 2010: Melbourne Ice (def. Adelaide Adrenaline in final) 6-4
  • 2011: Melbourne Ice (def. Newcastle North Stars in final) 3-2
  • 2012: Melbourne Ice (def. Newcastle North Stars in final) 4-3

2012 teamsEdit

Notable AIHLersEdit

Some notable players have laced up skates in the AIHL since its establishment:

See AlsoEdit



Flag of Australia Ice hockey in Australia Flag of Australia
Australian Ice Hockey League         Adelaide AdrenalineAIHL BearsBrisbane Blue TonguesCanberra KnightsCentral Coast RhinosMelbourne IceNewcastle North StarsWestern Sydney Ice Dogs
Ice Hockey Australia
Men's Australian National TeamWomen's Australian National Team


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