Adelaide Adrenaline
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City: Adelaide, South Australia
League: AIHL
Founded: 2008 (2008)
Operated: 2008-present
Home Arena: Ice ArenA
Colors: Red, Blue and Gold
Head Coach: John Botterill
General Manager: Charlie Vaughton
Franchise history
2008: Adelaide A's
2008-present: Adelaide Adrenaline

The Adelaide Adrenaline are a semi-professional ice hockey team based in Adelaide, South Australia that play in the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). The club was formed at the start of July, 2008 to replace the Adelaide Avalanche after they folded in June. In a deal with the AIHL the A's picked up the Avalanche's team list and fulfilled the existing game schedule for the remainder of the 2008 season. After the 2008 season the A's were renamed the Adelaide Adrenaline for the upcoming 2009 season.

Season by season results[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

Season GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
2008 28* 6 6 2 14 90 107 32 6 Did not qualify
2009 24 15 1 0 8 117 75 47 3 1st (def. Newcastle in final during Overtime) 3-2

*In a deal with the AIHL previous games played by the Adelaide Avalanche were carried over to the A's.

Current roster[edit | edit source]

Logo used for the 2008 season.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
1 Flag of Australia Curtis Villani G 2009 Adelaide, Australia
2 Flag of Australia Nick Clark D R 21 2008 Adelaide, Australia
3 Flag of the United States Don Grover D 2009 Boston, United States
4 Flag of Australia Dean Peterson F R 20 2008 Adelaide, Australia
5 Flag of Australia Andrew Stapleton F 2009 Adelaide, Australia
6 Flag of Australia Luke Thilthorpe D 2009 Adelaide, Australia
9 Flag of Finland Sami Mantere F 2009 Helsinki, Finland
10 Flag of Australia Greg Oddy – C F R 29 2008 Adelaide, Australia
11 Flag of Australia Cass Deskar F R 27 2008 Adelaide, Australia
12 Flag of Australia Andrew Zolatarev F 2009 Adelaide, Australia
14 Flag of Australia Jarrad McDonnell F 2009 Adelaide, Australia
16 Flag of Canada Neale Sendreki F 2009 Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
17 Flag of Canada Mike Werner F 2009 Ontario, Canada
18 Flag of Australia James Keane F R 24 2008 Adelaide, Australia
19 Flag of Australia David Manning F 2008 Adelaide, Australia
21 Flag of Canada Jeremy Beirnes F 2009 St. Albert, Canada
22 Flag of Australia Josh Harding F L 23 2008 Adelaide, Australia
23 Flag of Australia David Huxley D R 21 2008 Adelaide, Australia
24 Flag of Australia Mitch Villani F R 21 2008 Adelaide, Australia
39 Flag of CanadaFlag of Australia Olivier Martin G L 21 2008 Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada
Flag of Australia Aaron Widger F 2009 Adelaide, Australia
Flag of Australia Tristan Reese F 2009 Adelaide, Australia

Leaders[edit | edit source]

Team captains[edit | edit source]

  • Greg Oddy - 2008 - present

Head coaches[edit | edit source]

  • John Botterill, 2008 - present

External links[edit | edit source]

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