Stampede Take TKRT And Minor Premiership

Aug 27, 2012 – Sunday nights decider did not go according to plan as the Southern Stampede defeated the Canterbury Red Devils 6-2. Coming off a tough loss on Saturday, the Red Devils wanted to lock up a home final and keep the TKRT trophy in Canterbury until next season.  Unfortunately the Stampede had other […]

Pipped to the post

The Canterbury Red Devils fell 6-5 to the visiting Southern Stampede during the first home game of this weekend’s double header. Starting with a bang, the Red Devils controlled the play and the scoreboard by racing out to a 2-0 lead with goals going to Stefan Speck and Dale Harrop. The Stampede were clearly trying […]

Distinction for all seasons

Milestone events should always come with celebration and taking a look some of the recent milestones in the NZIHL is Claire Zielger. Brett Speirs went down in the record books this season as the first player to reach 100 games in the NZIHL, but he’s already got company at that milestone, as the Botany Swarm’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 […]

Thunder Crush Swarm – Wait On Last Round Results

In the last regular season game for the Thunder the task was simple, win the game, then sit back watch the other results. They achieved the first part winning 9-2 over the Swarm, now they just need to hope the Stampede’s run towards the final comes to an end and the Red Devils can win […]

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 […]

Thunder Defeat Swarm – Inch Toward Final

Thunder needed a couple of wins this weekend to give themselves the best chance possible of making their first final. They got things off to the right start with a 5-3 win against the Swarm, who were looking to play the spoiler role.  Aaron Bryant with more. The Thunder started the match with Toby Schuck […]

Doing the math

This year has been the closest competition in the history of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. As such, even with only two rounds left to go a variety of finals scenarios present themselves. Get out your calculators. CANTERBURY v THUNDER The final many have been picking all season and judging from this weekend’s split […]

Devils retain Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio

After falling asleep at the wheel in Saturday’s shutout loss to Dunedin, the sleeping giant that is the Red Devils offensive juggernaut woke up and was pretty hungry. With everything on the line, the Red Devils defeated the Dunedin Thunder 9-4 to retain the Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio trophy and more importantly, book their ticket […]