Adelaide Adrenaline

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Adelaide Adrenaline
2017 AIHL season
Adelaide Adrenaline logo.png
City Adelaide, South Australia
League Australian Ice Hockey League
Founded 2008
Home arena Ice Arena
Colours                    
General manager Canada Eric Balnar
Head coach Finland Sami Mantere
Captain Australia David Huxley
Website Adelaideadrenaline.com.au
Franchise history
2008 Adelaide A's
2009–present Adelaide Adrenaline
Championships
Regular season titles 0
Conference Championships 0
Goodall Cups 1 (2009)

The Adelaide Adrenaline are a semi-professional ice hockey team based Adelaide, South Australia. They are members of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). The team plays its home games at the Ice Arena, located in the suburb of Thebarton. The team were founded in 2008 as the Adelaide A's to replace the Adelaide Avalanche who had folded mid-season. They changed their to the Adrenaline the following season. The Adrenaline's best result in the regular season was in the 2012 season where they finished second in their conference and second overall. The team have qualified for the playoffs on four occasions, winning the Goodall Cup in 2009 and finishing runners-up in 2010.

History[edit]

The club was formed at the start of July 2008 to replace the Adelaide Avalanche after they folded in June. In a deal with the AIHL the A's picked up the Avalanche's team list and fulfilled the existing game schedule for the remainder of the 2008 season.[1] After the 2008 season the A's were renamed the Adelaide Adrenaline for the upcoming 2009 season.

Season by season results[edit]

Season GP W SOW T SOL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoff
2008 28* 6 6 2 14 90 107 32 6th Did not qualify
2009 24 15 1 0 8 117 75 47 3rd Won semi-finals vs. Melbourne Ice, 6–1
Won Goodall Cup final vs. Newcastle North Stars, 3–2 (SO)
2010 24 8 5 5 6 107 92 39 4th Won semi-finals vs. Newcastle North Stars, 7–6
Lost Goodall Cup final vs. Melbourne Ice, 4–6
2011 28 12 5 2 9 117 94 48 4th Lost semi-final vs. Melbourne Ice, 3–8
2012 24 13 1 2 8 96 76 43 2nd, Easton Lost semi-final vs. Newcastle North Stars, 4–5
2013 28 8 3 5 12 125 124 35 6th Did not qualify
2014 28 10 5 2 1 10 94 90 43 5th Did not qualify
2015 28 11 3 3 11 109 111 42 5th Did not qualify
2016 28 5 1 4 18 83 127 21 8th Did not qualify
*In a deal with the AIHL previous games played by the Adelaide Avalanche were carried over to the A's.

Current roster[edit]

Logo used for the 2008 season.

Team roster for the 2017 AIHL season[2][3]

# Nat Name Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
5 Canada Casey Babineau D R 25 2017 Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
28 Australia Nathaniel Benson F L 16 2017 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
73 Australia Steve Best F R 25 2015 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
27 Australia Tyson Boyd F 24 2015 Australia
6 Australia Zachary Boyle D L 21 2017
20 Australia Graham Charbonneau F L 35 2014 Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
12 Australia Corstens, DarrenDarren Corstens (A) F R 26 2010 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
11 Canada Cameron Critchlow (A) F L 25 2017 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
7 Australia Ryan Foll F L 21 2015 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1 Australia Glen Forbes-White G L 2017 Australia
27 Australia Ben Gebert D R 31 2017
3 Australia Jordan Geyer D L 2016
8 Australia Greer, SeanSean Greer (A) D R 27 2009 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
49 United Kingdom Jamie Holland F 29 2016 England
23 Australia Huxley, DavidDavid Huxley (C) D R 29 2010 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Australia James Keane F R 32 2017 Adelaide, South Australia
39 Australia Peter King G L 29 2012 Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
Czech Republic Ales Kratoska F L 22 2017
13 Canada Cole MacMillan F L 26 2016 Winsloe, Prince Edward Island, Canada
17 Australia Marcel McGuiness F R 17 2016 Australia
14 Australia Remy McGuiness F R 20 2014 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
58 Canada Morgan McNeill D L 27 2017 Days Corner, Prince Edward Island, Canada
35 Canada Matt Murphy G L 26 2017 Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada
10 Australia Oddy, GregGreg Oddy F R 36 2009 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
18 Australia Dylan Pope F 18 2017 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
19 Australia Josef Rezek F L 27 2011 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
16 Australia Jake Riley F R 17 2016
Australia Seb Woodlands G L 2017

Leaders[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • John Botterill 2008–2010
  • Mike Gainer 2010–2012
  • Ryan O'Handley 2012–2015
  • Trevor Walsh 2015-2016
  • Sami Mantere 2017 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice ArenA Media Release" (PDF). Ice ArenA. Retrieved 2008-07-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Adelaide Adrenaline". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Adelaide Adrenaline". Australian Ice Hockey League. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Greg Oddy". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  5. ^ "David Huxley". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Team Roster". Adelaide Adrenaline. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 

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