List of South African ice hockey champions

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This is a list of the South African champions in the sport of ice hockey.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

Sport Forms of competitive activity, usually physical

Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

Champions

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  • 1962: Lions Johannesburg
  • 1963: Not contested
  • 1964: Wembley Lions Johannesburg
  • 1965: Swiss Bears Johannesburg
  • 1966: Swiss Bears Johannesburg
  • 1967: Not contested
  • 1968: Swiss Bears Johannesburg
  • 1969: Canadian Hush Poppies Johannesburg
  • 1970: Maple Leafs Johannesburg
  • 1971: Edelweis Johannesburg
  • 1972: Swiss Bears Johannesburg
  • 1973: Swiss Bears Johannesburg
  • 1974: Jungle Jets Johannesburg
  • 1975: Jungle Jets Johannesburg
  • 1976: Maple Leafs Johannesburg
  • 1977: Maple Leafs Johannesburg
  • 1978: North Stars Pretoria
  • 1979: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1980: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1981: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1982: Bullets Benoni
  • 1983: North Stars Pretoria
  • 1984: North Stars Pretoria
  • 1985: Johannesburg Bullets
  • 1986: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1987: Flyers Johannesburg
  • 1988: Flyers Johannesburg
  • 1989: Johannesburg Bullets
  • 1990: Johannesburg Bullets
  • 1991: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1992: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1993: Flyers Roodenpoort
  • 1994: Can-Ams Johannesburg
  • 1995: Can-Ams Johannesburg
  • 1996: Can-Ams Johannesburg
  • 1997: Pretoria Capitals
  • 1998: Pretoria Capitals
  • 1999: Wildcats Krugersdorp
  • 2000: Wildcats Krugersdorp
  • 2001: Ama-Horney Pretoria
  • 2002: Wildcats Krugersdorp
  • 2003: Wildcats Krugersdorp
  • 2004: Not contested
  • 2005: Ama-Horney Pretoria
  • 2006: Warriors Pretoria
  • 2007: Wildcats Krugersdorp
  • 2008: Scorpions Kempton Park
  • 2009: Scorpions Kempton Park
  • 2010: Gauteng
  • 2011: Gauteng Miners [2]
  • 2012: Cape Town Penguins
  • 2013: Cape Town Penguins
  • 2014: Pretoria Capitals
  • 2015: Kempton Park Wildcats [3]
  • 2016: Kempton Park Wildcats
  • 2017: Kempton Park Sabres

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References

  1. Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 49.
  2. "Champions in the world". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-08-12. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
  3. "SASL - South African Super League". Eurohockey. Retrieved 3 November 2017.Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)