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Mustangs IHC
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City: Docklands, Victoria
League: Australian Ice Hockey League
Founded: 2010
Operated: 2011-present
Home Arena: The Icehouse
Head Coach: Flag of Australia Doug Stevenson

The Mustangs Ice Hockey Club (Mustangs IHC) are a semi-professional ice hockey team based in Docklands, Victoria, Australia. They are members of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).


The Mustangs IHC were founded in 2010.[1] During the 2010 AIHL season the Mustangs competed in six exhibition games against ice hockey teams around Australia, including games against the Gold Coast Blue Tongues, the Gold Coast Grizzlys, and Perth Thunder.[2][3] Following the closure of the 2010 season the AIHL granted a license to the Mustangs to join the league and compete in the 2011 AIHL season.[4] Steve Laforet was named coach and Shane Hardy team captain for the 2011 season. However, on 23 June, it was announced that Laforet had resigned for "personal reasons" and assistant coach, Doug Stevenson would take over the head coach role.[5]

The Mustangs lost their first game in the AIHL 4–8 against the Melbourne Ice. The game was the season opener and was played at the home stadium of both teams in Docklands, Victoria.[6] The team finished sixth after the regular season, ahead of the Canberra Knights and the Sydney Bears.[7]

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W SOW SOL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoff
2011 28 8 2 1 17 107 132 29 6th Did not qualify


Team roster for the 2011 AIHL season[8]

# Nat Name Pos Date of Birth
49 Flag of Australia Matthew Anderson F 01991-03-05
4 Flag of Australia Andrew Belic F 01989-03-11
85 Flag of Australia Steven Belic F 01987-02-20
67 Flag of Australia Ryan Bennett D 01990 1990
6 Flag of Australia Enrico Bergamin D 01987-02-26
23 Flag of Australia Bourke, JamieJamie Bourke align="center"| F 01991-05-23
19 Flag of Australia Damian Bright F 01988 1988
3 Flag of Australia Mark Bullock D 01987 1987
46 Flag of Australia Jack Carpenter D 01993-11-30
1 Flag of Australia Fraser Carson G 01994-06-24
97 Flag of Canada Corbett, ScottScott Corbett align="center"| F 01978-06-03
8 Flag of Australia Dean Dunstan F 01986-02-08
24 Flag of Australia Andrew Fitzgerald F 01990-04-02
27 Flag of Australia Ben Grant F 01993 1993
40 Flag of Canada Groenestege, DougDoug Groenestege align="center"| G 01984-01-11
10 Flag of Australia Shane Hardy F 01987-03-17
30 Flag of Australia Mark Howell G 01983-06-30
37 Flag of Australia Christopher James F 01987-02-26
36 Flag of Australia Michael James G 01990-03-15
51 Flag of Australia Sean Jones F 01985-06-26
68 Flag of Australia Brendan Knox F 01993-07-29
44 Flag of Canada Scott Levitt D 01987-06-22
15 Flag of Australia Jackson McCoy F 01990-08-21
29 Flag of Australia Brendan McDowell F 01992-03-12
2 Flag of Australia Michael McDowell D 01989-03-21
9 Flag of Australia Adrian Nash F 01991-01-04
13 Flag of Australia Brendan Oakes D 01993-05-10
16 Flag of Australia Troy Robertson D 01991-01-23
11 Flag of Australia Matt Stringer F 01993-06-04
21 Flag of the United States Youngclaus, PhilPhil Youngclaus align="center"| D 01983-06-29


  1. Mustangs v Melbourne Ice. Victorian Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original on 2011-04-15. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.
  2. Blue Tongues Playing For 2011. Southern Stars Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 2010-08-15. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.
  3. Mustangs IHC. Archived from the original on 2010-08-15. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.
  4. History of the Australian Ice Hockey League. Australian Ice Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2011-04-15. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.
  5. Team Profile. Mustangs IHC. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.
  6. 2011 AIHL Regular Season. Australian Ice Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.
  7. 2011 Regular Season Standings. Australian Ice Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-09-03.
  8. Mustangs Ice Hockey. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2011-04-15.

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