Canterbury Red Devils

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Canterbury Red Devils
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City Christchurch
League New Zealand Ice Hockey League
Founded 2005
Operated 2005–present
Home arena Alpine Ice Sports Centre
Colours               
General manager New Zealand Martin Jeffreys
Head coach New Zealand Matthew Sandford
Captain New Zealand TBC
Website Reddevils.org.nz
Championships
Regular season titles 4 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2014)
NZIHL Champion 4 (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)

The Canterbury Red Devils is an ice hockey team based in Christchurch, New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The club plays their home games at the Alpine Ice Centre. Since their foundation in 2005 the team have won both the regular season title and the playoffs on four occasions with their most recent coming in the 2014 NZIHL season.

History[edit]

The Canterbury Red Devils were founded in 2005 and joined the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) for its inaugural season.[1] In their debut season the Red Devils finished the regular season in last place and failed to qualify for the playoffs.[2] They again missed the playoffs in 2006 after finishing third in the standings.[3] In 2007 the Red Devils won their first regular season title, edging out the Botany Swarm on goal difference.[4] The team advanced their fist finals appearance however lost to the Swarm.[4] The Red Devils won their second regular season title in 2008 however went on to lose to the Swarm in the final.[5] In 2009 the team won their third straight regular season title and advanced to the final against the Southern Stampede.[6] The Red Devils defeated the Stampede to claim their first playoffs title.[6] The 2010 and 2011 seasons saw the Red Devils finish the regular season in third place, losing out to the second placed team only on head-to-head win ratio.[7][8] The team returned to the playoffs in 2012, winning their second playoffs title after defeating the Stampede in the final.[9] The Red Devils went on to win the 2013 and 2014 playoffs, defeating the Dunedin Thunder in both finals and also claiming their fourth regular season title in 2014.[10][11] Following their 2014 playoffs win the Red Devils became the first NZIHL club to claim three titles in a row. The 2015 season saw the Red Devils finish the regular season in second place and lose to the Stampede in the finals.[12]

Season by season results[edit]

Season GP W OTW T OTL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoff Ref
2005 6 0 0 6 17 38 2 4th Did not qualify [2]
2006 6 1 1 4 22 26 9 3rd Did not qualify [3]
2007 10 7 1 2 63 37 26 1st Lost final (Botany Swarm) [4]
2008 12 9 2 1 93 48 32 1st Lost final (Botany Swarm) [5]
2009 16 14 0 2 133 35 28 1st Won final (Southern Stampede) [6]
2010 16 8 0 2 6 92 75 26 3rd Did not qualify [7]
2011 16 10 1 1 4 77 62 33 3rd Did not qualify [8]
2012 16 7 3 2 4 80 68 29 2nd Won final (Southern Stampede) [9]
2013 16 9 2 1 4 93 63 32 2nd Won final (Dunedin Thunder) [10]
2014 16 12 0 1 3 79 58 37 1st Won final (Dunedin Thunder) [11]
2015 16 9 1 2 4 96 64 31 2nd Lost final (Southern Stampede) [12]

NZIHL Awards[edit]

  • NZIHL champions 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • NZIHL Minor Premiership: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Toa Kauhunga Riri Tio: New Zealand Ice Hockey League#Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio
  • NZIHL Finals MVP: Dale Harrop (2014), Takumi Ledbetter (2013), Valeri Konev (2012), Justin Findlay (2009)
  • Best Defencemen: Terry Watt (2013), Dan Nicholls (2011), Mitchell Oak (2010), Hayden Argyle (2007)
  • Top Points NZIHL: Chris Eaden (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Janos Kaszala (2007, 2008)
  • NZIHL Top Goaltender: Michael Coleman (2014), Justin Findlay (2009)
  • NZIHL Rookie of the year: Dale Harrop (2007), Dan Nicholls (2008), Ryan Ruddle (2009), Jerreau Hohaia (2011), Jake Ratcliffe (2013)

Players and personnel[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Team roster for the 2016 NZIHL season[13]

# Nat Name Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
2 England James Archer F R 27 2016 Sheffield, England
35 Scotland Steve Coull G L 32 2016 Fife, Scotland
19 New Zealand Shaun Brown F L 18 2015 Christchurch, New Zealand
1 New Zealand Michael Coleman G L 25 2012 Christchurch, New Zealand
89 England Ciaran Long F R 24 2016 Birmingham, United Kingdom
14 New Zealand Liam Dallimore F R 20 2013 Christchurch, New Zealand
43 New Zealand Chris Eaden F R 25 2007 Christchurch, New Zealand
42 Australia Mackenzie Hill G L 19 2016 Melbourne, Australia
17 New Zealand Justin Fuller F R 23 2015 Christchurch, New Zealand
11 New Zealand Taylor Kennedy D R 20 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
23 New Zealand Joshua Greenwood D R 23 2010 Christchurch, New Zealand
59 New Zealand George Coslett D R 21 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
79 Canada Kyle Nash D R 33 2016 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
8 New Zealand Mason Kennedy D R 19 2014 Christchurch, New Zealand
91 New Zealand James Carr F L 24 2015 Christchurch, New Zealand
44 United States Matthew Puntureri F L 30 2015 Wampum, Pennsylvania, United States
10 New Zealand Jaxson Lane F R 21 2014 Christchurch, New Zealand
21 New Zealand Bradley Apps F R 20 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
12 New Zealand Eddie Commons D R 22 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
18 New Zealand Luke Hill F R 16 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
24 New Zealand Moses Bygate-Smith D R 16 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
61 New Zealand Anton Purver F R 28 2008 Christchurch, New Zealand
27 New Zealand Mason Rees D R 15 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
93 New Zealand Alex Damm F R 18 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand
22 New Zealand Tomas Tappin D R 22 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand
4 England Dean Tonks F L 27 2014 Birmingham, United Kingdom

Team captains[edit]

For more details on team captains in ice hockey, see Captain (ice hockey).
  • Hayden Argyle, 2012–2015[14]
  • TBC, 2016

Head coaches[edit]

  • Jonathon Whitehead, 2010[15]
  • János Kaszala, 2011[16]
  • Anatoli Khorozov, 2012–2013[17]
  • Stacey Rout, 2014[18]
  • Anatoli Khorozov, 2015[17]
  • Matthew Sandford, 2016 - Present

General managers[edit]

  • Jake Lane, 2012 - 2015[19]
  • Sherry Peck, 2016 - Present

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2004 - 2005". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
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  4. ^ a b c "NZIHL Team Standings 2006 - 2007". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  5. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2007 - 2008". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  6. ^ a b c "NZIHL Team Standings 2008 - 2009". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  7. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2009 - 2010". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  8. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2010 - 2011". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  9. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2011 - 2012". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  10. ^ a b "2013 New Zealand Ice Hockey League". New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  11. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2013 - 2014". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  12. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2014 - 2015". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  13. ^ "Canterbury Red Devils". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  14. ^ "Hayden Argyle". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  15. ^ "Jonathon Whitehead". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  16. ^ "János Kaszala". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  17. ^ a b "Anatoli Khorozov". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  18. ^ "Stacey Rout". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  19. ^ "Jake Lane". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 

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