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    Australia Australian Ice Hockey League 2011

    Teams: (click on name to see websites)
    Goodall Cup & AIHL Playoffs winners:

    2000: Adelaide Avalanche
    2001: Adelaide Avalanche
    2001 Goodall Cup: Sydney Bears
    2002: Sydney Bears (first year Goodall Cup awarded for AIHL Championship)
    2003: Newcastle North Stars
    2004: Western Sydney Ice dogs
    2005: Newcastle North Stars
    2006: Newcastle North Stars
    2007: The Bears
    2008: Newcastle North Stars
    2009: Adelaide Adrenaline
    2010: Melbourne Ice

    Official site: http://www.theaihl.com/

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    Rosters, boxscores and stats here:
    http://eurohockey.com/league/477-aihl.html

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    Are all players who play in the AIHL professionals and how much the best of them earn during a season, approximately?

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    This is not a professional hockey league. All the players are amateur and have jobs. Clubs have in the past helped some players out with lodging, but still the players do not earn any money playing in this league.

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    there is money in this league, but not open..payments under the table

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    Exactly. so no paper trail to call it professional. Just like Senior AAA hockey in Canada. It is 'amateur'.

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    Foreign players in AIHL are amateurs too?

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    Yes. Foreign players have to pay their way there. Like mentioned above, there is some money 'under the table' but it is not a professional hockey league. Nobody gets a salary in this league. You pay for your apartment, travel, and food while you are there. A lot of Canadians play down there because it is very easy to get a work visa.

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    How many foreigners are there this season?

    I'm unfamiliar with the Australian League's level of play at this point.......can anyone give a rough comparison to how it compares to any other leagues?

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    Marc, judging by where foreigners have historically played in the Northern Hemisphere, I think you can say the AIHL is sitting around Junior A (Canadian) or Single-A semi-pro North American hockey.

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    Heres a list of some of the imports listed on Elite Prospects:

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/index....e&leagueid=120

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    the youngest player in the league is 14 and the odlest is 40??? This is like Sunday night pick-up hockey then ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by D Man View Post
    the youngest player in the league is 14 and the odlest is 40??? This is like Sunday night pick-up hockey then ????
    Oh, funny man...

    I suggest you go back and take a look at what products the Australian league have accomplished outside of league play, their national team is a DivI/II elevator nation at the moment.
    That puts them ahead of some nations whose national sides are comprised in part or, in China's case, entirely of professional players.
    Not bad for a "sunday night pick-up game", right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    Oh, funny man...

    I suggest you go back and take a look at what products the Australian league have accomplished outside of league play, their national team is a DivI/II elevator nation at the moment.
    That puts them ahead of some nations whose national sides are comprised in part or, in China's case, entirely of professional players.
    Not bad for a "sunday night pick-up game", right?


    lol, I knew someone would comment on this, you gatta know I was joking buddy, but seriously though, most nations are like this one, usually not quite a full time job. Evevator is correct but out of all of the nations in all of the hockey universe it bugs me that there are no restrictions on age groups, c'mon really? 14 and 40 year old? Youngest age should be 16 like most AT LEAST.
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    anyone know if there are university hockey teams down there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Man View Post
    lol, I knew someone would comment on this, you gatta know I was joking buddy, but seriously though, most nations are like this one, usually not quite a full time job. Evevator is correct but out of all of the nations in all of the hockey universe it bugs me that there are no restrictions on age groups, c'mon really? 14 and 40 year old? Youngest age should be 16 like most AT LEAST.
    And we should force guys out of the league soon as they turn 32!

    If someone can realistically play, they play. Also, what makes you think that the young guys listed on the roster aren't just playing with the clubs' junior teams?

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    Of players that has actually dressed and played this season the youngest is 16, that 14 year old is most likely just training with the senior team.

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    The Israeli men's league has players ranging in age from 15 through 50 - when a nation has a very small player pool, players who are able to play at the level of that country's top league, regardless of age, will likely be given the chance to do so.

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    What are the approximate budgets of the AIHL teams and the average attendance on the league matches?

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    Melbourne Ice 27 18 2 3 4 0 64 141 5.22 87 3.22 0.790 7-1-0-1-0
    Newcastle North Stars 26 17 5 1 3 0 56 128 4.92 101 3.88 0.718 5-3-0-1-0
    Sydney Ice Dogs 24 15 8 1 0 0 47 109 4.54 77 3.21 0.653 7-2-0-0-0
    Adelaide Adrenaline 26 10 9 5 2 0 42 106 4.08 87 3.35 0.538 4-3-0-2-0
    Gold Coast Blue Tongues 26 12 11 1 2 0 40 115 4.42 111 4.27 0.513 5-3-0-1-0
    Mustangs Ice Hockey Club 27 7 17 2 1 0 26 102 3.78 130 4.81 0.321 1-7-0-1-0
    Canberra Knights 25 8 17 0 0 0 24 110 4.40 152 6.08 0.320 5-5-0-0-0
    Sydney Bears 27 2 20 2 3 0 13 81 3.00 147 5.44 0.160 0-9-0-1-0

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    28 game season...Canberra Knights 25 games 8 wins 17 losses 0 ot wins 0 ot losses 24 points 110 goals for 152 goals against

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    Melbourne Ice go back to back to down the Newcastle North Stars 3-2 in a great game to win the 2011 AIHL.
    Perth entering a team next season..Perth Thunder.
    Trans-Tasman with top 2 teams in Australia and New Zealand to playoff next season.

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    Perth is now official? Great news, I'm really glad to see it.
    With players coming from Perth's local league to join the national team in recent seasons I think it's high time that a team enters in, and I strongly suspect it will be quite competitive within the league next year. Travel has certainly been the main stumbling block until now, but hopefully this should prove to be a real success.

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    Perth is still on a provisional license i think. Pretty sure their status on joining the league proper is dependent on the upcoming AGM voting them in

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