2005 NZIHL season

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The following is the 2005 New Zealand Ice Hockey League season standings, results, leading scorers and awards.

New Zealand Ice Hockey League

The NZIHL is New Zealand’s national ice hockey league. It is an amateur league that was formed in 2005 to develop the sport in New Zealand and to give the top players regular competition against each other to improve the skill level of the game domestically and make New Zealand more competitive on the international scene.

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2005 NZIHL standings

Position Team GP W L T BP PTS GF GA
1 Southern Stampede 6 4 0 2 0 16 32 21
2 West Auckland Admirals 6 2 0 4 0 14 31 22
3 South Auckland Swarm 6 2 1 2 1 11 21 20
4 Canterbury Red Devils 6 0 6 0 2 2 17 38
W = Main Round Win = 3 points
L = Main Round Loss
T = Main Round Tie = 2 points
BP = Bonus Point

2005 season results

Round 1 - Botany Downs

Round 2 - Queenstown

Round 3 - Avondale

Round 4 - Christchurch

Finals - Dunedin

2005 NZIHL Champion - Southern Stampede

2005 leading scorers

PlayerTeamGPGAP
Simon Glass Southern Stampede 6 7 7 14
Ola Lundell West Auckland Admirals 6 6 7 13
Loren Nowland Southern Stampede 6 7 4 11
Jeff Bonazzo West Auckland Admirals 6 6 5 11
Daniel Smith West Auckland Admirals 6 5 5 10

2005 NZIHL awards

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