2014 NZIHL season

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The 2014 NZIHL Season was the ninth season of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League, the top level of ice hockey in New Zealand. Five teams participated in the league, and the Canterbury Red Devils won their fourth championship by defeating the Dunedin Thunder in the final.

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.

Canterbury Red Devils ice hockey team

The Canterbury Red Devils is an ice hockey team based in Christchurch, New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The club plays their home games at the Alpine Ice Centre. Since their foundation in 2005 the team have won both the regular season title and the playoffs on four occasions with their most recent coming in the 2014 NZIHL season.

Dunedin Thunder ice hockey team

The Dunedin Thunder is an ice hockey team based in Dunedin, New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The club plays their home games at the Dunedin Ice Stadium. The Thunder were founded in 2008 and joined the league as an expansion team. The clubs won their first regular season title in 2013 and have finished as runner-up in the playoffs in 2013 and 2014, losing on both occasions to the Canterbury Red Devils.

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Standings

TeamGP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Canterbury Red Devils 16 12 0 1 3 79 58 +2137
Dunedin Thunder 16 10 0 1 5 72 67 +531
Southern Stampede 16 6 1 2 7 71 74322
Botany Swarm 16 5 2 2 7 71 70 +121
West Auckland Admirals 16 1 3 0 12 62 86249
Qualify for finals

Results

All times are local (New Zealand Standard Time - UTC+12).

7 June 2014
16:45
Canterbury Red Devils 4–2
(1–0, 1–1, 2–1)
Southern Stampede Alpine Ice Sports Centre
8 June 2014
16:45
Canterbury Red Devils 4–2
(1–2, 2–0, 1–0)
Southern Stampede Alpine Ice Sports Centre
14 June 2014
16:45
Canterbury Red Devils 8–4
(3–1, 4–1, 1–2)
West Auckland Admirals Alpine Ice Sports Centre
14 June 2014
17:00
Botany Swarm 2–4
(0–0, 2–3, 0–1)
Dunedin Thunder Paradice Botany Downs
15 June 2014
16:30
Botany Swarm 5–11
(3–3, 1–4, 1–4)
Dunedin Thunder Paradice Botany Downs
15 June 2014
16:45
Canterbury Red Devils 8–6
(4–1, 1–4, 3–1)
West Auckland Admirals Alpine Ice Sports Centre
21 June 2014
16:45
West Auckland Admirals 4–7
(1–2, 3–2, 0–3)
Botany Swarm Paradice Avondale
21 June 2014
19:00
Southern Stampede 4–3 OT
(2–1, 1–0, 0–2)
(OT 1–0)
Dunedin Thunder Ice Arena
Attendance: 500
22 June 2014
16:45
West Auckland Admirals 4–3 OT
(2–1, 1–1, 0–1)
(OT 1–0)
Botany Swarm Paradice Avondale
22 June 2014
19:00
Southern Stampede 3–5
(1–1, 1–1, 1–3)
Dunedin Thunder Ice Arena
Attendance: 500
27 June 2014
19:00
Southern Stampede 9–7
(1–1, 2–3, 6–3)
Botany Swarm Ice Arena
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