|Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues|
|City:||Bundall, Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Home Arena:||Iceland Ice Skating Rink|
|Colors:||Green, blue and white|
|Head Coach:||Kevin Sands|
|General Manager:||David Emblem|
|2005-2007:||Brisbane Blue Tongues|
|2008-present:||Gold Coast Blue Tongues|
The Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues, formerly known as the Brisbane Blue Tongues are a semi-professional ice hockey team in the Australian Ice Hockey League. The team plays its home games at the Iceland in Brisbane,Queensland.
The name Blue Tongues is a reference to the blue-tongued lizard which is found in large numbers in the Brisbane suburbs. The lizard is featured in the team's logo.
On June 6, 2006, the Blue Tongues announced that former NHL forward Rob Zamuner would join the team for at least the remainder of the 2006 season. Zamuner is a veteran of 13 NHL seasons and has played for such teams as the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning.
At the start of the 2007 season the Blue Tongues signed former New York Islanders draft pick Tyrone Garner to replace leaving veteran goaltender Milan Novysedlak. Garner made his NHL debut in the 1998/99 season, playing 3 games for the Calgary Flames. In the time since Garner has played in the AHL, ECHL and in Germany.
In 2008, the Blue Tongues announced their relocation from the Ice World in Boondall, Queensland to Bundall, Queensland, for sponsorship reasons and to bring the players closer together, due to many of the import players already living on the Gold Coast.
From April 1, 2008, Bartercard came on board as the naming sponsor for the Blue Tongues.
Team Information[edit | edit source]
Management[edit | edit source]
|General Manager||David Emblem|
|Head Coach||Kevin Sands|
|Assistant Coach||Milan Novysedlak|
|Team Manager||Brad Cassidy|
Current squad[edit | edit source]
|Number||Player||Catches||Acquired||Place of Birth|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Acquired||Place of Birth|
|27||Ross Howell - Captain||Left||2005||Australia|
|Cameron Trew||2008||New Zealand|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Position||Acquired||Place of Birth|
Media coverage[edit | edit source]
Television[edit | edit source]
During the 2007 AIHL season Brisbane Blue Tongues home games were broadcast on the Brisbane community television station 31 Brisbane (UHF Channel 31). During the 2008 AIHL season, the Gold Coast Blue Tongues games were broadcast live over the internet and also on the Brisbane community television station 31 Brisbane (UHF Channel 31). All the games were filmed by Blue Tongues supporter Mike Crowhurst from Cunning Crow Productions and commentated by Blue Tongues Team Assistant Adrian Barclay. In 2009 there are no broadcast games.
Club history[edit | edit source]
Season by Season Record[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTW = Overtime Win, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes, also note some games count as double points
|2005||26||8||13||1||4||0||33||104||104||760||7th Overall||Out of Playoffs|
|2006||28||10||17||--||1||0||32||117||114||675||6th Overall||Out of Playoffs|
|2007||28||15||9||--||0||4||461||107||101||631||5th Overall||Out of Playoffs|
|2008||28||8||17||--||0||3||27||104||152||977||7th Overall||Out of Playoffs|
|2009||12||7||4||--||0||2||23||63||46||350||Season In Progress||Season In Progress|
1 - The AIHL imposed the loss of 3 competition points to the Blue Tongues as a result of the playing unregistered player Jani Pekkarinen.
Previous Players[edit | edit source]
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- Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues Official Site
- Lizard Insider - Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues Supporters Club
- Hockeypulse - Australian Ice Hockey News and Discussion Forums
- Australian Ice Hockey League
- Ice Hockey Australia
- Blue Tongues game highlights
|Australian Ice Hockey League|
|Teams||Adelaide Adrenaline · Canberra Knights · Gold Coast Blue Tongues · Melbourne Ice · Mustangs IHC · Newcastle North Stars · Perth Thunder · Sydney Bears · Sydney Ice Dogs|
|Former teams||Adelaide Avalanche · Central Coast Rhinos|
|Other||Goodall Cup · V.I.P. Cup · Wilson Cup · List of AIHL seasons|
|Related articles: IIHF · Ice Hockey Australia · Australia national ice hockey team · East Coast Super League|
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