West Auckland Admirals

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West Auckland Admirals
West Auckland Admirals logo.png
City Auckland
League New Zealand Ice Hockey League
Founded 2005
Operated 2005–present
Home arena Paradice Avondale
Colours                    
General manager Canada Shawn Henry
Head coach Hungary Csaba Kercso Magos Jnr.
Captain Canada Justin Daigle
Website Westaucklandadmirals.co.nz
Championships
Regular season titles 0
NZIHL Champion 0

The West Auckland Admirals is an ice hockey team based in Auckland, New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The club plays their home games at Paradice Avondale. Since their foundation in 2005 the teams best result has come in the 2005 season and 2010 season where they finished as runners-up in both the regular season and playoffs.

History[edit]

The West Auckland Admirals were founded in 2005 and joined the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) for its inaugural season.[1] In their debut season the Admirals finished the regular season in second place and advanced to the finals where they went on to lose to the Southern Stampede.[2] From 2006 to 2009 the Admirals failed to qualify for the finals, finishing in last place in 2006 and 2007 and in fourth in 2008 and 2009 ahead of the newest club in the league, the Dunedin Thunder.[3][4][5][6] In 2010 the Admirals returned to the finals after finishing the regular season in second place.[7] The team however went on to lose to the Botany Swarm in the finals.[7] The following season the Admirals finished the regular season in last place, recording only two wins in their sixteen game season.[8] The team slightly improved in the 2012 season with a fourth place finish, nine points ahead of the last placed Botany Swarm.[9] From 2013 to 2015 the Admirals finished the regular season in last place.[10][11][12]

Season by season results[edit]

Season GP W OTW T OTL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoff Ref
2005 6 2 4 0 31 22 14 2nd Lost final (Southern Stampede) [2]
2006 6 1 1 4 17 27 7 4th Did not qualify [3]
2007 10 0 0 10 29 60 0 4th Did not qualify [4]
2008 12 3 2 7 48 64 15 4th Did not qualify [5]
2009 16 3 2 11 40 99 8 4th Did not qualify [6]
2010 16 7 2 1 6 74 22 26 2nd Lost final (Botany Swarm) [7]
2011 16 1 0 1 14 51 110 4 5th Did not qualify [8]
2012 16 5 2 1 8 74 81 20 4th Did not qualify [9]
2013 16 1 0 0 15 48 131 3 5th Did not qualify [10]
2014 16 1 3 0 12 62 86 9 5th Did not qualify [11]
2015 16 4 1 0 11 65 94 14 5th Did not qualify [12]

Players and personnel[edit]

The Admirals secondary logo.

Current roster[edit]

Team roster for the 2015 NZIHL season[13]

# Nat Name Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
9 New Zealand Felipe Aguirre F R 19 2014
12 New Zealand Robert Chamberlain F L 31 2005 Smithfield, England
10 New Zealand Eric Chung D 20 2015
3 New Zealand Nick Craig F R 26 2010 New Plymouth, New Zealand
47 Canada Justin Daigle (C) D R 29 2014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 New Zealand Greg Davis G L 36 2009 Auckland, New Zealand
16 New Zealand Dylan Dickson F R 24 2009 Auckland, New Zealand
6 New Zealand Frazer Ellis F R 21 2011 Auckland, New Zealand
13 New Zealand Andrew Hart F R 29 2014 Auckland, New Zealand
27 New Zealand Nicholas Henderson (A) F R 26 2010 New Plymouth, New Zealand
7 New Zealand Stephen Huish F R 30 2014 Auckland, New Zealand
5 New Zealand Blake Jackson D R 26 2015
2 New Zealand Joshua Jansson D L 18 2015
30 Hungary Csaba Kercso Magos Jnr. G L 23 2015 Jászberény, Hungary
14 New Zealand Gareth McLeish (A) D R 28 2005 Auckland, New Zealand
23 Canada Travis McMaster F L 33 2014 Guelph, Ontario, Canada
53 New Zealand Rick Parry G L 29 2014 Kauri, New Zealand
18 New Zealand Samuel Pillidge F R 26 2013
4 Australia Jono Pol D R 31 2015
21 New Zealand Tom Pugh D R 18 2015
28 New Zealand Mak Rawiri F R 17 2015
25 New Zealand Joshua Rawiri F L 19 2015
35 New Zealand Taylor Rooney F R 19 2015
22 New Zealand Matthew Roxborough D L 27 2010 Auckland, New Zealand
8 New Zealand Remy Sandoy D R 24 2015 Auckland, New Zealand
15 United States Branden Smith F R 23 2015 Olmsted Falls, Ohio, United States
37 United States Tom Tracy F 25 2015 Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States

Team captains[edit]

For more details on team captains in ice hockey, see Captain (ice hockey).
  • Gareth McLeish, 2013[14]
  • Robert Chamberlain, 2014[15]
  • Justin Daigle, 2015–present[16]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Anatoli Khorozov, 2005[17]
  • Rodney McMillin, 2010[18]
  • Jonathan Albright, 2011[19]
  • Rodney McMillin, 2012[18]
  • Karl Peni, 2013[20]
  • Chris Belanger, 2014[21]
  • Csaba Kercso Magos Jnr., 2015–present[22]

General managers[edit]

  • Shawn Henry, 2013–present[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". West Auckland Admirals. Archived from the original on 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  2. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2004 - 2005". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  3. ^ a b "NZIHL Team Standings 2005 - 2006". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  4. ^ a b "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 "NZIHL Team Standings 2008 - 2009". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  7. ^ a b c "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. ^ "West Auckland Admirals". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  14. ^ "Gareth McLeish". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  15. ^ "Robert Chamberlain". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  16. ^ "Justin Daigle". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  17. ^ "Anatoli Khorozov". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  18. ^ a b "Rodney McMillin". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  19. ^ "Jonathan Albright". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  20. ^ "Karl Peni". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  21. ^ "Chris Belanger". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  22. ^ "Csaba Kercso Magos". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  23. ^ "Jake Lane". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 

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