|Central Coast Rhinos|
|City:||Erina, New South Wales|
|Home Arena:||Erina Ice Arena|
|Colors:||Red, black and white|
|Head Coach:||Adam McGuinness|
|General Manager:||John Cremer|
|2005-2006:||Blue Haven Rhinos|
|2007-present:||Central Coast Rhinos|
The Central Coast Rhinos are a semi-professional ice hockey team formerly in the Australian Ice Hockey League. The team plays its home games at Erina Ice World, located within Erina Fair Shopping Centre in Erina, New South Wales.
The team was formerly known as the Blue Haven Rhinos after the Blue Haven Pools company, whose sponsorship ended prior to the 2007 season.
The Rhinos (along with the Brisbane Blue Tongues) were part of a two-team expansion to the AIHL in 2005 that saw the league grow to eight teams. While the Rhinos gained a healthy fan following in their inaugural season, on the ice the team was not successful and finished in last place, winning just 6 out of 26 regular season games.
Probably the Rhinos' most healthy rivalry was with the Newcastle North Stars, due to the close proximity.
The Rhinos left the AIHL before the 2009 season, and are currently playing in the Australian International Cup against teams from Canada, USA and Europe.
The Rhinos started the season with a win over the Brisbane Blue Tongues 7-2.
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