NZIHL release 2013 schedule

The New Zealand Ice Hockey League has released their schedule ahead of the upcoming 2013 season.  Andrew Hewitt takes a look at the road to the Birgel Cup.     On Friday afternoon, the NZIHL announced via a Media Release their schedule for the upcoming 2013 season which includes the race for the Birgel Cup, […]

Admirals Swat Swarm

It was another cracker of a game to close out the NZIHL 2012 regular season, with the West Auckland Admirals taking the eventual victory, 6-4 over the Botany Swarm.     Despite both teams playing with shorter benches after injuries and losing men as a result of match penalties assessed on the Sunday night, Monday’s […]

Stampede hold destiny in their hands

Setting up a tantalising finish to the 2012 NZIHL regular season, the Southern Stampede completed a weekend sweep of the West Auckland Admirals, giving themselves the opportunity to host the Grand Final at season’s end.  Paul Harrison reports.     The Sunday night rematch between the Avondale Admirals and the Southern Stampede started on a […]

Stampede roll on over Admirals

Saturday’s game between the Admirals and Stampede saw both teams scrambling for a final berth in the NZIHL final. Paul Harrison with more.     With the Canterbury Red Devils booking a finals spot and the Botany Swarm fading from contention, the season has come down to a numbers battle between the Admirals, the Stampede […]

Admirals get the double over the Champs

Sunday nights return game saw a reinvigorated Swarm team turn out to rectify last night’s narrow 3-2 loss to the Admirals.     Despite the home venue advantage, the Swarm supporters were slightly outnumbered by the West Auckland fans, in anticipation of an exciting contest. From the drop of the puck, the Swarm were provided […]

Admirals command respect in Auckland

The West Auckland Admirals defeated the Botany Swarm 3-2 in their first ever regular season victory over their cross town rivals. The Admirals beat the Swarm in both their pre-season warm up games, but whether it could be done against a battle hardened Botany side returning from the Trans-Tasman Champions League was anyone’s guess. After […]

Admirals narrow the ditch

Despite losing twice to the West Auckland Admirals over the weekend the Dunedin Thunder lead the NZIHL by seven points with just six games remaining. Xavier Player reports.     After finishing last season with just 13 points, a whopping 24 points behind the eventual champion Botany Swarm, the Dunedin Thunder have shocked the New […]