Central Coast Rhinos
Central Coast Rhinos Logo.png
City: Erina, New South Wales
League: AIHL
Founded: 2005 (2005)
Operated: 2005-2008
Home Arena: Erina Ice Arena
Colors: Red, black and white
Head Coach: Adam McGuinness
General Manager: John Cremer
Franchise history
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.

2007 season[edit | edit source]

The Rhinos started the season with a win over the Brisbane Blue Tongues 7-2.

Season Position GP W L T SOW SOL GF GA PTS
2007 6th 4 1 3 0 0 0 13 21 3

Old logo used when the Rhinos were sponsored by Blue Haven Pools company

Awards[edit | edit source]

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