The 2009 AIHL season is the 10th season of the Australian Ice Hockey League, the 8th in which the Goodall Cup will be awarded to the league champions. The season opens on April 25, 2009 with games in Liverpool and Canberra. Newcastle North Stars won the V.I.P. Cup after finishing atop the ladder in the regular season.

League business[edit | edit source]

The 2009 season will be reduced to seven teams after the Central Coast Rhinos dropped out due to changes made in the licensing model[1]. Two teams were renamed for the start of the season, Western Sydney Ice Dogs, dropped the Western part of the title to become the Sydney Ice Dogs[2] and the Adelaide A's have been renamed for the start of the season, playing under the new name of Adelaide Adrenaline[1].The Sydney Ice Dogs have also been forced to relocate to Liverpool's Catholic Club’s ice rink after their former home at Baulkham Hills rink withdrew from the league.

On the 25-26 of July there is a weeks break for the Junior Men’s national tournament, known as the Brown Tournament.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

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2009 AIHL game log
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
1 Sydney 6—1 Gold Coast Liverpool Saturday, April 25 [1]
2 Canberra 5—2 Bears Canberra Saturday, April 25 [2]
3 Newcastle 5—3 Sydney Newcastle Sunday, April 26 [3]
4 Bears 0—7 Gold Coast Penrith Sunday, April 26 [4]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
5 Melbourne Ice 3—4 Newcastle Melbourne Saturday, May 2 [5]
6 Bears 1—5 Sydney Penrith Saturday, May 2 [6]
7 Adelaide 7—3 Newcastle Adelaide Sunday, May 3 [7]
8 Sydney 2—3 SO Canberra Liverpool Sunday, May 3 [8]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
9 Canberra 1—5 Melbourne Canberra Saturday, May 9 [9]
11 Newcastle 5—1 Gold Coast Newcastle Saturday, May 9 [10]
12 Sydney 6—1 Bears Liverpool Saturday, May 9 [11]
13 Newcastle 8—5 Gold Coast Newcastle Sunday, May 10 [12]
14 Bears 4—3 SO Melbourne Penrith Sunday, May 10 [13]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
39 Gold Coast 2—3 SO Newcastle Gold Coast Saturday, May 16 [14]
16 Adelaide 8—1 Canberra Adelaide Saturday, May 16 [15]
42 Gold Coast 4—5 SO Newcastle Gold Coast Sunday, May 17 [16]
18 Melbourne 5—2 Canberra Melbourne Sunday, May 17 [17]
41 Bears 1—5 Sydney Penrith Sunday, May 17 [18]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
20 Gold Coast 8—4 Bears Gold Coast Saturday, May 23 [19]
21 Canberra 5—8 Newcastle Canberra Saturday, May 23 [20]
22 Melbourne 2—5 Adelaide Melbourne Saturday, May 23 [21]
23 Gold Coast 9—5 Bears Gold Coast Sunday, May 24 [22]
24 Melbourne 2—4 Adelaide Melbourne Sunday, May 24 [23]
25 Sydney 1—3 Canberra Liverpool Sunday, May 24 [24]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
26 Canberra 2—5 Newcastle Canberra Saturday, May 30 [25]
27 Melbourne 4—5 SO Sydney Melbourne Saturday, May 30 [26]
28 Adelaide 8—3 Sydney Adelaide Sunday, May 31 [27]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
30 Gold Coast 4—2 Adelaide Gold Coast Saturday, June 6 [28]
31 Newcastle 7—3 Bears Newcastle Saturday, June 6 [29]
10 Canberra 2—5 Melbourne Canberra Saturday, June 6 [30]
33 Gold Coast 5—2 Adelaide Gold Coast Sunday, June 7 [31]
34 Bears 3—5 Melbourne Penrith Sunday, June 7 [32]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
35 Adelaide 4—2 Bears Adelaide Saturday, June 13 [33]
36 Canberra 6—3 Sydney Canberra Saturday, June 13 [34]
37 Melbourne 6—0 Bears Melbourne Sunday, June 14 [35]
38 Sydney 4—6 Newcastle Liverpool Sunday, June 14 [36]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
15 Gold Coast 9—2 Sydney Gold Coast Saturday, June 20 [37]
40 Adelaide 5—1 Canberra Adelaide Saturday, June 20 [38]
19 Bears 2—6 Newcastle Penrith Saturday, June 20 [39]
17 Gold Coast 8—4 Sydney Gold Coast Sunday, June 21 [40]
43 Melbourne 8—3 Canberra Melbourne Sunday, June 21 [41]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
44 Adelaide 5—2 Melbourne Adelaide Saturday, June 27 [42]
45 Newcastle 9—4 Canberra Newcastle Saturday, June 27 [43]
46 Sydney 4—1 Gold Coast Liverpool Saturday, June 27 [44]
47 Adelaide 1—4 Melbourne Adelaide Sunday, June 28 [45]
48 Bears 3—2 SO Gold Coast Penrith Sunday, June 28 [46]
49 Newcastle 3—2 Sydney Newcastle Sunday, June 28 [47]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
50 Newcastle 3—4 Adelaide Newcastle Saturday, July 4 [48]
51 Canberra 1—4 Sydney Canberra Saturday, July 4 [49]
52 Melbourne 3—4 SO Gold Coast Melbourne Saturday, July 4 [50]
53 Melbourne 5—4 Gold Coast Melbourne Sunday, July 5 [51]
54 Sydney 5—3 Adelaide Liverpool Sunday, July 5 [52]
29 Bears 2—7 Newcastle Penrith Sunday, July 5 [53]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
55 Melbourne 2—5 Newcastle Melbourne Saturday, July 11 [54]
56 Canberra 1—5 Gold Coast Canberra Saturday, July 11 [55]
57 Sydney 5—3 Bears Liverpool Saturday, July 11 [56]
58 Adelaide 5—7 Newcastle Adelaide Sunday, July 12 [57]
59 Canberra 1—3 Gold Coast Canberra Sunday, July 12 [58]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
60 Adelaide 9—3 Gold Coast Adelaide Saturday, July 18 [59]
61 & 62 Newcastle 3—7 Melbourne Newcastle Saturday, July 18 [60]
63 Adelaide 2—4 Gold Coast Adelaide Sunday, July 19 [61]
64 Bears 5—4 SO Canberra Penrith Sunday, July 19 [62]
65 & 32 Sydney 3—5 Melbourne Liverpool Sunday, July 19 [63]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
66 Gold Coast 3—6 Canberra Gold Coast Saturday, August 1
67 Adelaide 7—3 Bears Adelaide Saturday, August 1 [64]
68 Gold Coast 5—1 Canberra Gold Coast Sunday, August 2 [65]
69 Melbourne 10—3 Bears Melbourne Sunday, August 2 [66]
70 Sydney 3—2 Newcastle Liverpool Sunday, August 2 [67]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
71 Newcastle 5—3 Adelaide Newcastle Saturday, August 8 [68]
72 Canberra 6—4 Bears Canberra Saturday, August 8 [69]
73 & 74 Bears 3—7 Adelaide Penrith Sunday, August 9 [70]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
75 Gold Coast 5—2 Melbourne Gold Coast Saturday, August 15 [71]
76 & 77 Canberra 1—6 Adelaide Canberra Saturday, August 15 [72]
84 Newcastle 5—3 Bears Newcastle Sunday, August 23 [73]
78 Gold Coast 4—9 Melbourne Gold Coast Sunday, August 16 [74]
79 Sydney 5—6 OT Adelaide Liverpool Sunday, August 16 [75]
80 Newcastle 5—2 Canberra Newcastle Sunday, August 16 [76]
Game No. Home team Score Away team Location Date Report
81 Adelaide 1-3 Sydney Adelaide Saturday, August 22 [77]
82 Bears 6-4 Canberra Penrith Saturday, August 22 [78]
83 Melbourne 4-1 Sydney Melbourne Sunday, August 23 [79]

Note: "SO" indicates that a game was won through a shootout. Games schedule sourced from the AIHL[3].

Standings[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PTS = Points

Qualified for the playoffs
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2009 AIHL standings
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1 Newcastle North Stars 24 17 2 0 5 122 85 +37 55
2 Melbourne Ice 24 15 0 3 6 113 77 +36 48
3 Adelaide Adrenaline 24 15 1 0 8 117 75 +42 47
4 Gold Coast Blue Tongues 24 13 1 3 7 108 86 +22 44
5 Sydney Ice Dogs 24 10 1 2 11 87 90 -3 34
6 Canberra Knights 24 4 1 1 18 60 120 -60 15
7 The Bears 24 1 3 0 20 66 140 -74 9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The playoffs began on August 29, with the final to be held on August 30[3]. They will be held at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium in Warners Bay, New South Wales[4].

  Semifinals Final
                 
1 Melbourne Ice 1  
4 Adelaide Adrenaline 6  
      Adelaide Adrenaline 3 OT
    Newcastle North Stars 2
2 Newcastle North Stars 5
3 Gold Coast Blue Tongues 3  

Team Photos[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 AIHL releases 2009 schedule. AIHL. Retrieved on 2009-01-22.
  2. Same teams new identity. AIHL. Retrieved on 2009-04-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 2009AIHL. AIHL. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved on 2009-01-22.
  4. Australian Ice Hockey League: VIP 2009 AIHL Finals. Australian Ice Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.

External links[edit | edit source]

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