Ice Hockey Tasmania

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Ice Hockey Tasmania
Ice hockey tasmania logo.png
Sport Ice hockey
Jurisdiction Tasmania
Founded 23 August 1950
Affiliation Ice Hockey Australia
Location 327 Main Rd, Glenorchy Tasmania 7010
Official website

The Ice Hockey Tasmania Incorporated, currently trading as Ice Hockey Tasmania is the governing body of ice hockey in Tasmania, Australia. Ice Hockey Tasmania is a branch of Ice Hockey Australia.


The first ice hockey association in Tasmania formed on the evening of 23 August 1950 in a special meeting convened by the Nation Fitness Council. The chairman of the council, Max Lyall Moore, said the committee would help further the promotion of ice hockey in the state of Tasmania. Two provisional committees were formed rather than a unified committee, at the advice of Ted Moloney from Melbourne, one for ice skating and the other for ice hockey. Within the meeting the directors of Tasmanian Glaciarium Pty Ltd said the Moonah Glaciarium would be ready to use with a few weeks from this meeting. The first committee for Ice Hockey in Tasmania were: F. J. Ellis, R.W. O'Toole, T. Hope, A.W. Kelly and Alfred Chwalczyk.[1] [2]

First Ice Hockey Game in Tasmania[edit]

The first ice hockey team formed in Tasmania were the Mustangs. They played the first game of ice hockey in Tasmania in front of 3000 people at the first ice carnival held in the Moonah Glaciarium. The first game of ice hockey held in Tasmania was on 29 December 1950 and was between the Mustangs and a team composed of Hobart ice skaters, calling themselves the Red Devils. The Mustangs defeated the Red Devils by a score of 4 – 3.[3]


Ice Hockey Tasmania operates a single senior league out of the Glenorchy Ice Skating Rink along with a development program.[4]

Van Diemen's League[edit]

The Van Dieman's League represents the highest level of senior competition in Tasmania.

The League consists of 5 teams:

  • Cougars
  • Falcons
  • Ice Breakers
  • Red Barons
  • Sharks

On the 4 April 2016 the Van Dieman's League expanded to 5 teams with the addition of the Mighty Ducks, who began as a group of All Star players from Launceston. The debut game for the Mighty Ducks was scheduled for 5 April 2016 at 6:30pm against the Cougars.[5]

On the 6 March 2017 the Van Dieman's League introduced a new team called Ice Breakers, as the Might Ducks were not returning. The debut game for the Ice Breakers is scheduled for 4 April 2017 at 7:45pm against the Barons.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ice Sporting Committees Formed In Hobart". The Mercury. 24 August 1950. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Control Of Ice Sports". The Examiner. 24 August 1950. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Carnival On Ice". The Mercury. 30 December 1950. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Raabus, Carol. "Flying on ice with Ice Hockey Tasmania". 
  5. ^ "Ice Hockey Tasmania". Ice Hockey Tasmania. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ice Hockey Tasmania". Ice Hockey Tasmania. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 

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