AIHL

Defence Force Ice Hockey Connection

History was made in Adelaide when, for the first time, all officials in an ice hockey competition were not only Air Force members but all Flight Lieutenants (FLTLTs). The Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) match, between the Sydney Ice Dogs and Adelaide Adrenaline on 23 June 2019, was officiated by Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey… Read more »

Joe Mayer’s AIHL Officiating Milestone

Game officials quietly go about their business and try their best to blend into the background. That’s why as players took to the ice at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium on Saturday 4th May, a milestone quietly took place that most people within the stadium would not have realised. The game referee, Joe Mayer, was… Read more »

2018 AIHL Finals Officiating

The 2018 AIHL Finals Series was held on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd September 2018 at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne.  Fans were treated to some amazing games of hockey with Semi Final 1 played between CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs; Semi Final 2 played between Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder; and… Read more »

Unsung Heroes

The pace of the game continues to get faster and faster every season, and officials have had to change their mindset and work just as hard as players to ensure they can keep up with the game. This has led to a total obsession with fitness and a regimented routine that starts two months prior… Read more »