NZIHL Implement Changes For 2013

This week, the NZIHL announced some exciting changes ahead of the 2013 season via their Twitter account which will greatly benefit the sport in both New Zealand and Australia.  Andrew Hewitt with more.     Following the New Zealand Ice Hockey League’s (NZIHL) AGM in February, there have been some changes to the structure of […]

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, […]

South rise again

The Skate of Origin was played on Saturday afternoon at Alpine Ice in Christchurch with the best non imports of the NZIHL going head to head.  For the first time ever the Bauer South Stars won the Glass Family Shield, beating the Easton North Stars 5-3.  Andrew Hewitt with more.   More than just an […]

Expect unique match ups

On the 22nd of September, Alpine Ice in Christchurch will play host to the 2012 Skate of Origin, where teams representing the North and South Islands will compete for the Glass Shield.  Claire Ziegler with more. This competition has traditionally been a close affair, although the North has come away the victors in all three […]

NZIHL Grand Final Preview :: Southern Stampede v Canterbury Red Devils

  VENUE & DATE: Queenstown Ice Arena, Queenstown New Zealand, Saturday 8th September, 2012 @ 7pm LAST TIME: 26/08/2012: Stampede 6 def Red Devils 2 at Alpine Ice, Christchurch WHAT’S WHAT: This is it. The pinnacle of hockey in New Zealand.  The Birgel Cup is what every player in the NZIHL dreams about and the day when it […]

NZIHL Final online

In a press release from the NZIHL, it has been officially announced that the Grand Final for New Zealand’s national league will be streamed live online.  Andrew Hewitt with more.     The NZIHL Grand Final that will be played between the Canterbury Red Devils and the Southern Stampede is sure to be one of […]

NZIHL needs your help

After a great weekend of AIHL Finals, attention as far as the hockey world in this corner of the globe is concerned now turns to the NZIHL and their Grand Final that will take place on the 8th of September in Queenstown.  Wanting to replicate some of the success that Australian audiences have enjoyed in […]

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 […]