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|29 Nov 2017 |||Maxime Langelier-Parent (F)||Melbourne Mustangs||Melbourne Mustangs|
|29 Nov 2017 |||James Downie (G)||Meijer AAA Hockey||Melbourne Ice|
|01 Oct 2017 |||Joe Harcharik (F)||Newcastle Northstars||HC Egna/Neumarkt|
|23 Sep 2017 |||Viktor Gibbs Sjödin (F)||Melbourne Ice||HIJS HOKIJ Den Haag|
AIHL games are shorter than typical hockey games, consisting of two 15-minute periods and a 20-minute 3rd, instead of three 20-minute periods that are usually played under normal North American and IIHF hockey regulations.
Teams nominally play each of their seven opponents in the league four times for a total of 28 regular season games. I
- 2016-2017: Melbourne Ice
- 2015-2016: Newcastle North Stars
- 2014-2015: Newcastle North Stars
- 2013-2014: Melbourne Mustangs
- 2012-2013: Sydney Ice Dogs
- 2011-2012: Melbourne Ice
- 2010-2011: Melbourne Ice
- 2009-2010: Melbourne Ice
- 2008-2009: Adelaide Adrenaline
- 2007-2008: Newcastle North Stars
- 2006-2007: AIHL Bears
- 2005-2006: Newcastle North Stars
- 2004-2005: Newcastle North Stars
- 2003-2004: Western Sydney Ice Dogs
- 2002-2003: Newcastle North Stars
- 2001-2002: Sydney Bears
- 2000-2001: Adelaide Avalanche
- 1999-2000: Adelaide Avalanche
- 2017 AIHL Award Winners (18 Sep 2017)
- North Stars go back-to-back in AIHL Grand Final (31 Aug 2016)
- North Stars claim fifth Goodall Cup in OT thriller (31 Aug 2015)
- Falcons Capture 2014 Tasmania Championship (04 Dec 2014)
- Balancing a growing AIHL: Bannerman (23 Oct 2014)
AIHL game suspended due to fire in the arena
AIHL game between the Sydney Bears and the Melbourne Ice at Macquarie Ice Rink was stopped during the first intermission due to a small fire in the overhead speaker system that caused the venue to be evacuated.
The AIHL is looking in to rescheduling the fixture
Sydney Ice Dogs announces new coach
Sydney Ice Dogs announced former Australian national team Christopher Blagg as new head coach for upcoming season. Canadian Christopher Foster and former goalie Andrew Waite will serve as assistant coaches. Blagg replaces Vladimir Rubes, who not extended contract due to family commitments.
"Chris brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our hockey club" says General Manager Jason Juba. "He is a good communicator which we believe will work well with the players and also get the best out of them".(22 Mar 2017)
Perth Thunder named new coach
Perth Thunder announced the appointment of former player David Ruck as new coach after the resignation of Dave Kenway who stepped down from the position due to family commitments and will remain in the club as Director of Hockey. Ruck, 47, retired from active hockey after 2014-15 season, coached junior team Perth Sharks(16 Nov 2016)
AIHL Finals in Melbourne
The 2016 AIHL season will see its final act at O'Brien Group Arena in Melbourne on 27-28 August weekend when the top four regular season AIHL teams will compete for the Goodall Cup.(17 Jul 2016)
Eric Lien new coach at Adrenaline - Milestone for Dunwoodie
Adelaide Adrenaline announced the club named former assistant coach Eric Lien new headcoach of the team. Liam, 37, lastly worked as assitant coach of national team. He replaced fired Trevor Walsh.
Sydney Ice Dogs defender Dave Dunwoodie celebrated his 300th AIHL game in the 5-2 loss against Newcastle North Stars on June 25. After 16 years in the League, Dunwoodie is just the second player to reach the milestone in the AIHL. In mid-June Sydney Bears captain Michael Schlamp played his 200th AIHL game(02 Jul 2016)
Adelaide Adrenaline fires coach
The Adelaide Adrenaline have announced that head coach Trevor Walsh was fired after just two victories in 10 games of AIHL. Forward Graham Charbonneau will be the interim coach until further announcement.(16 Jun 2016)
Trevor Walsh new coach at Adrenaline
Adelaide Adrenaline announced the appointment of former player Trevor Walsh as new head coach. Canadian-born Walsh, 44, played from 1998 and 2008 for defunct Adelaide Avalanche amassing an impressive 118 goals and 93 assists in 107 games before closing his career at Gold Coast Blue Tongues. He also represented Australia at three World Championships.
"Trevor is well respected by the players and he has a great mind for hockey. He is fierce competitor and I look forward to working with him to bring a championship back to Adelaide" said former coach and Adrenaline Vice President Ryan O'Handley
Brad Vigon new coach of Australia
Australian Federation announced the appointment of Brad Vigon as new national team headcoach, replacing Ryan O'Handley, in charge since 2014, who recently resigned also as Adelaide Adrenaline headcoach to become Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations of the club. Vigon, 46, native of Santa Monica, California, coached Melbourne Mustangs since 2012, winning a title in 2013-2014. He already had an experience on national team bench in 2013, when was assistant coach at World Championship Division IIa.
Matti Luoma was named assistant coach. The duo will lead Australia, relegated last season, at World Championship Diviion IIb at Mexico City next April
New record in AIHL
Newcastle North Stars Canadian forward Geordie Wudrick broke the record for most points and most goals scored in a season, amassing an amazing 91 points (44 goals, 47 assists) in 28 games. Curiously the old record belongs to another North Stars player, American Peter Cartwright (now retired), who notched 88 points in 2009-10 season.
Newcastle North Stars won the AIHL regular season and advances to finals, held in Mebourne next week, with the best record
CBR Brave replaces coach
"Team needs to build a long term plan": with this justification, CBR Brave announced the replacement of coach Brad Hunt with current goaltender, American Josh Unice. Also defender Aaron Clayworth joins the coaching staff as assistant. Brave is currently 4th in AIHL standing(18 Jul 2015)