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New Zealand Ice Hockey League
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|22 Jul 2021 |||Matheson Graham (F)||Auckland Mako||HC Dynamo Veddige|
|24 Jul 2019 |||Andrea Ricca (D)||Botany Swarm||ValpEagle|
|30 May 2019 |||Benjamin Gavoille (F)||Dunedin Thunder||Adelaide Adrenaline|
|22 May 2019 |||Alex Murray (G)||Evansville Thunderbolts||Southern Stampede|
The best two teams of the regular season qualify for a final game. The league is played from June to September. Five foreign players are allowed in a game.
- 2017-2018: West Auckland Admirals
- 2016-2017: Southern Stampede
- 2015-2016: Southern Stampede
- 2014-2015: Southern Stampede
- 2013-2014: Canterbury Red Devils
- 2012-2013: Canterbury Red Devils
- 2011-2012: Canterbury Red Devils
- 2010-2011: Botany Swarm
- 2009-2010: Botany Swarm
- 2008-2009: Canterbury Red Devils
- 2007-2008: Botany Swarm
- 2006-2007: Botany Swarm
- 2005-2006: Southern Stampede
- 2004-2005: Southern Stampede
NZIHL was formed in 2005 to let the best players play in a national league instead of regional leagues.
New Zealand begin their season
The New Zealand Ice Hockey League which was due to begin in May will now start next week (13th) wih a game betweeen Botany swarm and West auckland Admirals.(07 Aug 2020)
AIHL postponed the begin of season, New Zealand confirms the start until now
The AIHL (Australian Ice Hockey League)2020 season will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season was scheduled to begin on 18 April. No future date was scheduled.
In New Zealand, where the league start is scheduled for mid-May, the Federation released a short statement confirming for now the competition: "As yet, there has been no delay to the NZIHL 2020 season, but we are monitoring the situation closely"
Southern Stampede win the New Zealand IHL finals
Souuthern Stampede took revenge, and their 6th championship, when they defeated last years winners West Auckland Admirals in the finals of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League.
They got the better of their opponents twice to win the best of three series, their goals coming from Liam Stewart and Colin McIntosh who finished top of the play off standings.(16 Aug 2019)
Regular season ends in New Zealand(13 Aug 2017)
Thunder and Devils reach the NZIHL final
Both Dunedin Thunder and Canterbury Red Devils needed a win in the last round of the NZIHL to get past Botany Swarm to qualify for the finals. Thunder beat Admirals 10-2 and Red Devils got a 3-1 win over Stampede.(11 Aug 2013)
Trans-Tasman Champions League Postponed
This is solely a financial decision. The AIHL requires more time to raise funds for the two teams travelling to New Zealand.(04 Mar 2013)
Red Devils win NZIHL
The Canterbury Red Devils beat Southern Stampede 6-5 in the final of the 2012 New Zealand Ice Hockey League. Valery Konev scored the Birgel Cup winner in the shoot-out.(08 Sep 2012)
New Zealand increased import quota for 2012
New Zealand Hockey Federation announced the number of overseas players allowed per team has increased from 5 to 7 for the 2012 season.
New Zealand Hockey League will start in June
Botany Swarm qualifies for the finals in New Zealand
Southern Stampede and Canterbury Red Devils are chasing the other final spot in Auckland at the end of August.
Six games remain until the regular season ends August 7.(30 Jul 2011)
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