2009 AIHL season

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The 2009 AIHL season is the tenth season of the Australian Ice Hockey League. The season opens on 25 April 2009 with games in Liverpool and Canberra. Newcastle North Stars won the V.I.P. Cup after finishing atop the ladder in the regular season.

League business[edit]

The 2009 season will be reduced to seven teams after the Central Coast Rhinos dropped out due to changes made in the licensing model.[1] Two teams were renamed for the start of the season, Western Sydney Ice Dogs, dropped the Western part of the title to become the Sydney Ice Dogs[2] and the Adelaide A's have been renamed for the start of the season, playing under the new name of Adelaide Adrenaline.[1] The Sydney Ice Dogs have also been forced to relocate to Liverpool's Catholic Club’s ice rink after their former home at Baulkham Hills rink withdrew from the league.

On 25–26 July there was a week's break for the Junior Men’s national tournament, known as the Brown Tournament.

Regular season[edit]

Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
1 Sydney 6—1 Gold Coast Liverpool Saturday, 25 April [1]
2 Canberra 5—2 Bears Canberra Saturday, 25 April [2]
3 Newcastle 5—3 Sydney Newcastle Sunday, 26 April [3]
4 Bears 0—7 Gold Coast Penrith Sunday, 26 April [4]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
5 Melbourne Ice 3—4 Newcastle Melbourne Saturday, 2 May [5]
6 Bears 1—5 Sydney Penrith Saturday, 2 May [6]
7 Adelaide 7—3 Newcastle Adelaide Sunday, 3 May [7]
8 Sydney 2—3 SO Canberra Liverpool Sunday, 3 May [8]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
9 Canberra 1—5 Melbourne Canberra Saturday, 9 May [9]
11 Newcastle 5—1 Gold Coast Newcastle Saturday, 9 May [10]
12 Sydney 6—1 Bears Liverpool Saturday, 9 May [11]
13 Newcastle 8—5 Gold Coast Newcastle Sunday, 10 May [12]
14 Bears 4—3 SO Melbourne Penrith Sunday, 10 May [13]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
39 Gold Coast 2—3 SO Newcastle Gold Coast Saturday, 16 May [14]
16 Adelaide 8—1 Canberra Adelaide Saturday, 16 May [15]
42 Gold Coast 4—5 SO Newcastle Gold Coast Sunday, 17 May [16]
18 Melbourne 5—2 Canberra Melbourne Sunday, 17 May [17]
41 Bears 1—5 Sydney Penrith Sunday, 17 May [18]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
20 Gold Coast 8—4 Bears Gold Coast Saturday, 23 May [19]
21 Canberra 5—8 Newcastle Canberra Saturday, 23 May [20]
22 Melbourne 2—5 Adelaide Melbourne Saturday, 23 May [21]
23 Gold Coast 9—5 Bears Gold Coast Sunday, 24 May [22]
24 Melbourne 2—4 Adelaide Melbourne Sunday, 24 May [23]
25 Sydney 1—3 Canberra Liverpool Sunday, 24 May [24]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
26 Canberra 2—5 Newcastle Canberra Saturday, 30 May [25]
27 Melbourne 4—5 SO Sydney Melbourne Saturday, 30 May [26]
28 Adelaide 8—3 Sydney Adelaide Sunday, 31 May [27]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
30 Gold Coast 4—2 Adelaide Gold Coast Saturday, 6 June [28]
31 Newcastle 7—3 Bears Newcastle Saturday, 6 June [29]
10 Canberra 2—5 Melbourne Canberra Saturday, 6 June [30]
33 Gold Coast 5—2 Adelaide Gold Coast Sunday, 7 June [31]
34 Bears 3—5 Melbourne Penrith Sunday, 7 June [32]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
35 Adelaide 4—2 Bears Adelaide Saturday, 13 June [33]
36 Canberra 6—3 Sydney Canberra Saturday, 13 June [34]
37 Melbourne 6—0 Bears Melbourne Sunday, 14 June [35]
38 Sydney 4—6 Newcastle Liverpool Sunday, 14 June [36]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
15 Gold Coast 9—2 Sydney Gold Coast Saturday, 20 June [37]
40 Adelaide 5—1 Canberra Adelaide Saturday, 20 June [38]
19 Bears 2—6 Newcastle Penrith Saturday, 20 June [39]
17 Gold Coast 8—4 Sydney Gold Coast Sunday, 21 June [40]
43 Melbourne 8—3 Canberra Melbourne Sunday, 21 June [41]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
44 Adelaide 5—2 Melbourne Adelaide Saturday, 27 June [42]
45 Newcastle 9—4 Canberra Newcastle Saturday, 27 June [43]
46 Sydney 4—1 Gold Coast Liverpool Saturday, 27 June [44]
47 Adelaide 1—4 Melbourne Adelaide Sunday, 28 June [45]
48 Bears 3—2 SO Gold Coast Penrith Sunday, 28 June [46]
49 Newcastle 3—2 Sydney Newcastle Sunday, 28 June [47]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
50 Newcastle 3—4 Adelaide Newcastle Saturday, 4 July [48]
51 Canberra 1—4 Sydney Canberra Saturday, 4 July [49]
52 Melbourne 3—4 SO Gold Coast Melbourne Saturday, 4 July [50]
53 Melbourne 5—4 Gold Coast Melbourne Sunday, 5 July [51]
54 Sydney 5—3 Adelaide Liverpool Sunday, 5 July [52]
29 Bears 2—7 Newcastle Penrith Sunday, 5 July [53]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
55 Melbourne 2—5 Newcastle Melbourne Saturday, 11 July [54]
56 Canberra 1—5 Gold Coast Canberra Saturday, 11 July [55]
57 Sydney 5—3 Bears Liverpool Saturday, 11 July [56]
58 Adelaide 5—7 Newcastle Adelaide Sunday, 12 July [57]
59 Canberra 1—3 Gold Coast Canberra Sunday, 12 July [58]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
60 Adelaide 9—3 Gold Coast Adelaide Saturday, 18 July [59]
61 & 62 Newcastle 3—7 Melbourne Newcastle Saturday, 18 July [60]
63 Adelaide 2—4 Gold Coast Adelaide Sunday, 19 July [61]
64 Bears 5—4 SO Canberra Penrith Sunday, 19 July [62]
65 & 32 Sydney 3—5 Melbourne Liverpool Sunday, 19 July [63]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
66 Gold Coast 3—6 Canberra Gold Coast Saturday, 1 August
67 Adelaide 7—3 Bears Adelaide Saturday, 1 August [64]
68 Gold Coast 5—1 Canberra Gold Coast Sunday, 2 August [65]
69 Melbourne 10—3 Bears Melbourne Sunday, 2 August [66]
70 Sydney 3—2 Newcastle Liverpool Sunday, 2 August [67]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
71 Newcastle 5—3 Adelaide Newcastle Saturday, 8 August [68]
72 Canberra 6—4 Bears Canberra Saturday, 8 August [69]
73 & 74 Bears 3—7 Adelaide Penrith Sunday, 9 August [70]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
75 Gold Coast 5—2 Melbourne Gold Coast Saturday, 15 August [71]
76 & 77 Canberra 1—6 Adelaide Canberra Saturday, 15 August [72]
84 Newcastle 5—3 Bears Newcastle Sunday, 23 August [73]
78 Gold Coast 4—9 Melbourne Gold Coast Sunday, 16 August [74]
79 Sydney 5—6 OT Adelaide Liverpool Sunday, 16 August [75]
80 Newcastle 5—2 Canberra Newcastle Sunday, 16 August [76]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
81 Adelaide 1-3 Sydney Adelaide Saturday, 22 August [77]
82 Bears 6-4 Canberra Penrith Saturday, 22 August [78]
83 Melbourne 4-1 Sydney Melbourne Sunday, 23 August [79]

Note: "SO" indicates that a game was won through a shootout. Games schedule sourced from the AIHL.[3]

Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PTS = Points

Qualified for the playoffs
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1 Newcastle North Stars 24 17 2 0 5 122 85 +37 55
2 Melbourne Ice 24 15 0 3 6 113 77 +36 48
3 Adelaide Adrenaline 24 15 1 0 8 117 75 +42 47
4 Gold Coast Blue Tongues 24 13 1 3 7 108 86 +22 44
5 Sydney Ice Dogs 24 10 1 2 11 87 90 -3 34
6 Canberra Knights 24 4 1 1 18 60 120 -60 15
7 The Bears 24 1 3 0 20 66 140 -74 9

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs are scheduled to begin on 29 August, with the final to be held on 30 August.[3] They will be held at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Warners Bay, New South Wales.[4]

Semifinals Final
           
1 Melbourne Ice 1
4 Adelaide Adrenaline 6
Adelaide Adrenaline 3 OT
Newcastle North Stars 2
3 Newcastle North Stars 5
2 Gold Coast Blue Tongues 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AIHL releases 2009 schedule". AIHL. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Same teams new identity". AIHL. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ a b "2009AIHL" (PDF). AIHL. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Australian Ice Hockey League: VIP 2009 AIHL Finals". Australian Ice Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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