Hawaiian Islanders

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For the aboriginal people of the Hawaiian Islands, see Native Hawaiians. For the AAA Baseball team, see Hawaii Islanders.
Hawaiian Islanders
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Hawaiian Islanders
Founded 2002
Folded 2004
League AF2
Conference National
Division Northeast
Based in Honolulu, Hawaii
Arena Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
Division titles 2003
Playoff berths 2003

The Hawaiian Islanders were a minor league team of the Arena Football League's developmental league, the AF2. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Hawaiian Islanders home field was at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena. It competed in the AF2 National Conference West. They were owned by Charles Wang, who also owned the New York Islanders and New York Dragons, the latter of which it was an affiliate of, along with the short-lived New Haven Ninjas. It lasted from 2002 to 2004.

The team was coached by Guy Benjamin and Chad Carlson in 2002. In 2003, they were coached by Cal Lee, who had been coaching high school football at Hawaii's St. Louis School for the past 20 seasons. Fullback Josh White played with the Islanders before playing in the AFL.

The team disbanded after the 2004 af2 season.

During the team's inaugural 2002 season, Oceanic Time Warner Cable carried every home game live on a pay-per-view basis.[1] Kanoa Leahey and Robert Kekaula served as the television announcers.[2]


Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2002 5 11 0 3rd NC Western --
2003 10 6 0 1st NC Western Won Round 1 Hawaii 57, Wichita 30
Lost Round 2 Tulsa 58, Hawaii 38
2004 8 8 0 2nd NC Western --
Totals 24 26 0 (including playoffs)

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  1. ^ Nick Abramo (2002-07-20). "Islanders get rematch against defending champs". Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  2. ^ Nick Abramo (2002-04-03). "Klaneski almost tripped Islanders". Retrieved 2016-01-16. 

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