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Irish Ice Hockey League

Irish Ice Hockey League
The first official Irish Ice Hockey League.
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2007
No. of teams 6
Countries Ireland
Northern Ireland
Most recent champion(s) Dundalk Bulls
Official website Irish Ice Hockey Association

The Irish Ice Hockey League is an ice hockey league in Ireland. The official league was founded in 2007, yet amateur leagues have existed since the early 1980s.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Teams 2
    • Current teams 2.1
    • Former teams 2.2
  • Irish League Champions 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

History

Following on from the construction of Dundalk Ice Dome and the success of the Division 3 Ice Hockey World Championship held in Dundalk during April 2007 the Irish Ice Hockey Association announced the formation of an all new, all-Ireland Ice Hockey League. The five teams play all of their regular season games at the Dundalk Ice Dome. The league's inaugural champions were the Dundalk Bulls who won the championship by defeating the Dublin Rams 6-3.

Prior to the Irish Ice Hockey League's formation, the only Ice Hockey team in Ireland playing competitive hockey was the Belfast Giants of the UK's Elite Ice Hockey League. Many Irish hockey players seeking to play the sport at a competitive level have had to travel abroad.

Teams

Current teams

IIHL

IIHDL

Former teams

Irish League Champions

External links

  • Meltzer, Bill "Irish eye continued growth of domestic hockey" at NHL.com Retrieved 07-05-07.
  • Meltzer, Bill "Ireland united in hockey" at IIHF.com
  • Irish Ice Hockey Association
  • Flyers IHC

References

  1. ^ Meltzer, Bill "Irish eye continued growth of domestic hockey" at NHL.com Retrieved 07-05-07.
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