The West Auckland Admirals are one of the original four NZIHL teams. In the franchises exciting thirteen season history the team have made three trips to the grand finals; once in the inaugural 2005 season, again in 2010 and most recently in 2017.
As the NZIHL has grown so has the Admirals family, always welcoming kiwi talent and keeping the young core that it began in 2005. The club is tight-knit believes in hard physical work to garner victories.
The club has always been based out of the Paradice Ice Arena in Avondale, Auckland which in itself has a proud 35+ years operating history. In early 2010 the Arena received a massive renovation which brought it to international standards and allowed the Admirals club to install their very own changing room (something not that common among NZ ice hockey clubs).
General Manager: Tim Ellis
League Coordinator: Justin Daigle
Team Manager: Azin McLeish
Head Coach: Cam Stephen
Assistant Coach: Matt Roxborough
Paradice Ice Skating Avondale is Auckland’s longest running ice arena. Situated in Avondale, West Auckland it is an easy drive to the city centre as well as the amazing Waitakere ranges and Auckland’s wild west coast beaches.
History and Accomplishments
2005: Runner Up
2010: Runner Up
2017: Runner Up
2019: Runner Up