West Auckland Admirals

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West Auckland Admirals
West Auckland Admirals logo.png
City Auckland
League New Zealand Ice Hockey League
Founded2005
Operated2005–present
Home arena Paradice Avondale
Colours                
General manager Flag of New Zealand.svg Tim Ellis
Head coach Flag of Hungary.svg Csaba Kercso Magos Snr.
Captain Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Daigle
Website westaucklandadmirals.co.nz
Championships
Regular season titles0
NZIHL Champion1

The West Auckland Admirals is an ice hockey team based in Auckland, New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The club plays their home games at Paradice Avondale. Since their foundation in 2005 the team's best result has come in the 2018 season where they won the NZIHL championships.

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History

The West Auckland Admirals were founded in 2005 and joined the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) for its inaugural season. [1] In their debut season the Admirals finished the regular season in second place and advanced to the finals where they went on to lose to the Southern Stampede. [2] From 2006 to 2009 the Admirals failed to qualify for the finals, finishing in last place in 2006 and 2007 and in fourth in 2008 and 2009 ahead of the newest club in the league, the Dunedin Thunder. [3] [4] [5] [6] In 2010 the Admirals returned to the finals after finishing the regular season in second place. [7] The team however went on to lose to the Botany Swarm in the finals. [7] The following season the Admirals finished the regular season in last place, recording only two wins in their sixteen game season. [8] The team slightly improved in the 2012 season with a fourth place finish, nine points ahead of the last placed Botany Swarm. [9] From 2013 to 2015 the Admirals finished the regular season in last place. [10] [11] [12] In 2016 the Admirals narrowly missed out on making the finals finishing in 3rd place and in 2017 the team made the finals again eventually losing to defending champions Skycity Stampede. [13] In 2018 the Admirals won the championships against the Skycity Stampede.

Season by season results

SeasonGPWOTWTOTLLGFGAPTSFinishPlayoffRef
2005 62403122142ndLost final (Southern Stampede) [2]
2006 6114172774thDid not qualify [3]
2007 100010296004thDid not qualify [4]
2008 123274864154thDid not qualify [5]
2009 163211409984thDid not qualify [6]
2010 1672167422262ndLost final (Botany Swarm) [7]
2011 16101145111045thDid not qualify [8]
2012 1652187481204thDid not qualify [9]
2013 16100154813135thDid not qualify [10]
2014 1613012628695thDid not qualify [11]
2015 16410116594145thDid not qualify [12]
20161681167966273rdDid not qualify
2017161002410748322ndLost final (Skycity Stampede)
2018 16121127748391stWon finals (Skycity Stampede) [13]

Players and personnel

The Admirals secondary logo. West Auckland Admirals (logo).png
The Admirals secondary logo.

Current roster

Team roster for the 2017 season

# Nat Name Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplace
3 Flag of New Zealand.svg Nick Craig F R292010 New Plymouth, New Zealand
47 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Daigle (C) D R322014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 Flag of New Zealand.svg Greg Davis G L392009 Auckland, New Zealand
16 Flag of New Zealand.svg Dylan Dickson F R272009 Auckland, New Zealand
6 Flag of New Zealand.svg Frazer Ellis F R242011 Auckland, New Zealand
13 Flag of New Zealand.svg Andrew Hart F R322014 Auckland, New Zealand
27 Flag of New Zealand.svg Nicholas Henderson F R292010 New Plymouth, New Zealand
7 Flag of New Zealand.svg Steven Huish F R332005 Auckland, New Zealand
5 Flag of New Zealand.svg Blake Jackson D R292015
30 Flag of Hungary.svg Csaba Kercso Magos Jnr. G L262015 Jászberény, Hungary
14 Flag of New Zealand.svg Gareth McLeish (A) D R312005 Auckland, New Zealand
53 Flag of New Zealand.svg Rick Parry G L322014 Kauri, New Zealand
18 Flag of New Zealand.svg Samuel Pillidge F R292013
28 Flag of New Zealand.svg Mak Rawiri F R202015
35 Flag of New Zealand.svg Taylor Rooney F R222015
22 Flag of New Zealand.svg Matthew Roxborough D L302010 Auckland, New Zealand
24 Flag of New Zealand.svg Remy Sandoy D R272015 Auckland, New Zealand
11 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ollie CurtisFR172016Auckland, New Zealand
8 Flag of New Zealand.svg Jake RatcliffeFR202016Christchurch, New Zealand
2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg AJ Spiller (A)DL292016Canada
17 Flag of New Zealand.svg Dale HarropFR272017Christchurch, New Zealand
30 Flag of Sweden.svg Henric AndersenFR252017Sweden
29 Flag of Hungary.svg Adrian TothFR262017Hungary
25 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ryan RuddleFR292017Christchurch, New Zealand
9 Flag of the United States.svg TJ BattaniFR272017Detroit, USA

Team captains

  • Gareth McLeish, 2013 [14]
  • Robert Chamberlain, 2014 [15]
  • Justin Daigle, 2015–present [16]

Head coaches

  • Anatoli Khorozov, 2005 [17]
  • Rodney McMillin, 2010 [18]
  • Jonathan Albright, 2011 [19]
  • Rodney McMillin, 2012 [18]
  • Karl Peni, 2013 [20]
  • Chris Belanger, 2014 [21]
  • Csaba Kercso Magos Jnr., 2015–2019 [22]

General managers

  • Shawn Henry, 2013–2016 [23]
  • Tim Ellis, 2017–Present [24]

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