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Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-01

 

  P W OW OL L GF GA Pts
*Sheffield Steelers 48 30 5 4 9 162 115 104
*Cardiff Devils 48 24 5 3 16 167 130 85
*Bracknell Bees 48 19 6 6 17 173 161 75
*London Knights 48 18 7 6 17 143 130 74
*Ayr Scottish Eagles 48 21 4 1 22 161 158 72
*Belfast Giants 48 17 6 9 16 158 159 72
*Manchester Storm 48 15 6 3 24 148 186 60
*Nottingham Panthers 48 10 8 7 23 126 167 53
Newcastle Jesters 48 12 3 11 22 126 158 53

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  P W OW OL L GF GA Pts

Group A
               
*London Knights 6 4 0 0 2 17 11 12
*Sheffield Steelers 6 4 0 0 2 16 18 12
Belfast Giants 6 3 0 0 3 17 17 9
Nottingham Panthers 6 1 0 0 5 13 17 3

Group B
               
*Bracknell Bees 6 3 1 0 2 20 17 11
*Ayr Scottish Eagles 6 2 1 1 2 23 19 9
Cardiff Devils 6 2 1 1 2 23 24 9
Manchester Storm 6 1 1 2 2 20 26 7

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Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  London Knights 4 Ayr Scottish Eagles 3
  Sheffield Steelers 4 Bracknell Bees 2
 
Final
     
  Sheffield Steelers 2 London Knights 1

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Ice Hockey Superleague 2001-02

 

  P W L D GF GA Pts
Belfast Giants 48 31 9 8 177 119 70
Ayr Scottish Eagles 48 20 19 9 136 130 49
Sheffield Steelers 48 18 18 12 138 144 48
Nottingham Panthers 48 19 20 9 140 141 47
Bracknell Bees 48 15 20 13 140 158 43
London Knights 48 14 21 13 130 145 41
Manchester Storm 48 13 23 12 117 141 38

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  P W L D GF GA Pts
*Ayr Scottish Eagles 6 5 0 1 22 13 11
*Sheffield Steelers 6 4 1 1 15 8 9
*London Knights 6 4 2 0 17 15 8
*Manchester Storm 6 2 3 1 24 21 5
Belfast Giants 6 2 3 1 21 19 5
Nottingham Panthers 6 1 3 2 13 20 4
Bracknell Bees 6 0 6 0 10 26 0

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Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Ayr Scottish Eagles 1 Manchester Storm 2
  Sheffield Steelers 3 London Knights 2
 
Final
     
  Sheffield Steelers 3 (4p) Manchester Storm 3 (3p)

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Ice Hockey Superleague 2002-03

 

  P W L OL D GF GA Pts
*Sheffield Steelers 32 18 8 1 5 86 57 42
*Belfast Giants 32 17 8 1 6 111 78 41
*Nottingham Panthers 32 15 13 0 4 92 92 34
*London Knights 32 11 12 1 8 87 90 31
*Bracknell Bees 32 5 20 2 5 71 130 17

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  P W L OL D GF GA Pts
*Belfast Giants 16 12 2 1 1 65 36 26
*London Knights 16 10 4 0 2 54 41 22
*Nottingham Panthers 16 10 5 0 1 55 42 21
*Sheffield Steelers 16 2 10 3 1 28 52 8
Bracknell Bees 16 3 12 0 1 41 72 7

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Date Home Team   Away Team  
 
Semi-Finals
     
  Belfast Giants 1 Sheffield Steelers 0 so
  London Knights 4 Nottingham Panthers 3
 
Final
     
  Belfast Giants 5 London Knights 3

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Report

The Ice Hockey Superleague was the top level Ice Hockey League in Britain and Ireland prior to the formation of the Elite Ice Hockey League in 2003.

The Belfast Giants were created in 2000 as part of the peace process with aid of American money and played in the 5000-seat Oddyssey Arena.

In their first season they finished sixth, but failed to qualify out of their playoff group. In 2001-02 they won the League on 70 Points, 21 ahead of their nearest challengers Ayr Scottish Eagles, but again failed to qualify out of the Playoff Group. They finished second in the League in 2002-03, one point behind Sheffield Steelers, but won the Playoff Group before going on to win the Final 5-3 against the London Knights.

Bibliography

 

[1] Robert, Stewart (2002). The Ice Hockey Annual 2001-02. pp. 127-133. Brighton.

[2] Robert, Stewart (2003). The Ice Hockey Annual 2002-03. pp. 118-124. Brighton.

[3] Robert, Stewart (2004). The Ice Hockey Annual 2003-04. pp. 122-127. Brighton.

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Lenka Mulligan.

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 December 2018

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and INAWSA 2018

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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