- Not to be confused with the former Australian league of the same name which ran from 1994 to 1999.
|No. of teams||6|
|Most recent champion(s)||ECSL Sting|
|Related competitions||Australian Ice Hockey League|
The East Coast Super League (ECSL), is a Junior A ice hockey league (under 23's) of six clubs in New South Wales, Australia. The league was which was formed in 2002 by New South Wales Ice Hockey. It is Australia's second highest level of ice hockey, and acts as a bridge between junior leagues and the AIHL.
History[edit | edit source]
The East Coast Super League was formed in 2002 by New South Wales Ice Hockey. In 2003 the Newcastle North Stars from the Australian Ice Hockey League entered a farm team of the same name into the competition. The ECSL Raptors joined for the 2009 season increasing the competition to five teams and in 2010 the ECSL Rhinos joined the competition to become the sixth team.
Rules[edit | edit source]
The normal rules apply to the ECSL. Teams are restricted to only five players over the age of 23. The ECSL restricts any players over 23 and registered in the AIHL from not playing until the following season. Players over 23 are also barred from a season if they play more than one game in the AIHL for that year. Under 23's however can play unlimited games in the AIHL.
Teams[edit | edit source]
|ECSL Heat||Sydney, New South Wales||2002|
|ECSL Ice Breakers||Sydney, New South Wales||2002|
|ECSL Raptors||Sydney, New South Wales||2009|
|ECSL Rhinos||Sydney, New South Wales||2010|
|ECSL Sting||Sydney, New South Wales||2002|
|Newcastle North Stars||Newcastle, New South Wales||2003|
Season structure[edit | edit source]
The ECSL currently has a 20 game season. The regular season is followed by a playoff round. The playoff include a two game semi-final series, followed by a three game final series. If the game is drawn in the playoffs then it goes into overtime.
Season results[edit | edit source]
|Year||Minor premier||Top scorer||Top goaltender||Playoffs|
|2004||Newcastle North Stars|||
|2007||Newcastle North Stars||Scott Townsend||James Esson||Newcastle North Stars||ECSL Sting|||
|2008||ECSL Ice Breakers||Nicholas Quirk-Orford||Yale Winestock||ECSL Ice Breakers||ECSL Sting|||
|2009||ECSL Sting||Scott Townsend||Joshua O'Neil||ECSL Sting||ECSL Raptors|||
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Home. East Coast Super League. Archived from the original on 2010-04-21. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- East Coast Super League. Newcastle North Stars. Archived from the original on 2010-04-21. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- ECSL. New South Wales Ice Hockey. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- Special Rules for East Coast Super League. New South Wales Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 2010-04-21. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
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|Former teams||Adelaide Avalanche · Central Coast Rhinos|
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