Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since the Two World Wars.

There is currently the Elite Ice Hockey League (Pro – Aligned with the National Hockey League – Canada/USA) and the Cross-Border Cup (Irish League – Aligned with the International Ice Hockey Federation). the two versions have slightly different rules and rink sizes.

Inline Hockey and versions of Unihoc such as Floorball and Ball Hockey are also played.

Below you will find links to the index pages & sub-pages of various Competitions:

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues

Irish Ice Hockey (Decade / Era Overviews):

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Irish Ice Hockey Leagues Tier 1:

IIHA | Irish Ice Hockey League 2007-2010

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Challenge Cups 2014-2016

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Cross-Border Cup Division A 2016-2019

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues Tier 2:

Irish Ice Hockey League | Development Division 2007-2010

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Cross-Border Cup Division B 2017-2019

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues | Level 1 (Seasons):

Northern Ireland Ice Hockey League: 1940

Irish Ice Hockey Association Ulster Ice Hockey League: 1949-50 1950-51

Carlsberg Irish Ice Hockey League: 1990-91 1992

Irish Ice Hockey Association Irish Ice Hockey League: 2008-09

Irish Ice Hockey Association Challenge Cups: 2014 2015-16

Irish Ice Hockey Association Cross-Border Cup Division A: 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues | Level 2 (Seasons):

Carlsberg Irish Ice Hockey Challenge Matches: 1990-91

Irish Ice Hockey League Recreational Division: 2008-09

Irish Ice Hockey Association Cross-Border Cup Division B: 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

Elite Ice Hockey Leagues

Elite Ice Hockey (Decade / Era Overviews):

Elite Ice Hockey League (Decade / Era Overviews)

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Elite Ice Hockey League 2003-2010

Elite Ice Hockey League 2010-2018

Ice Hockey Superleague (Seasons):

2000-01

Elite Ice Hockey League (Seasons):

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 

Elite Ice Hockey League Challenge Cup (Seasons):

2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

Elite Ice Hockey League (Pre-Seasons):

2019-20

International Ice Hockey

International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record):

International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships (Seasons):

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

International Ice Hockey Federation | Development Cup (Seasons):

2017

Champions Hockey League

Champions Hockey League (Belfast Giants)(Seasons):

2019-20

Celtic Ice Hockey Leagues

As well as the Elite Ice Hockey League (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland – Pro Level 4 (A) in the National Hockey League (North America) system), there are also Celtic or Scottish Leagues which Irish teams have participated in since the 1980s, forming a bridge between the Pro Levels (EIHL) and the purely recreational or amateur Irish Leagues.

In the 1980s and 1990s teams from Castlereagh, based at Dundonald Ice Bowl entered Scottish or Northern English / Scottish Leagues, and then from 2008 to 2010 teams from both Dundonald and Dundalk Ice Bowls entered the Celtic League, which was more evenly distributed between Irish and Scottish sides.

Celtic Leagues:

Scottish National League Ice Hockey 1987-1992

Northern Premier League & Scottish National League Ice Hockey 1996-1999

Celtic League | Ice Hockey 2008-2010

Scottish National League Ice Hockey (Seasons):

2009-10

Celtic Cups:

Winter Cup (Aviemore) (Seasons):

1995

Inline Hockey

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The first Inline Hockey Leagues in Ireland appeared in the late 1990s, with Leagues in the Dublin, Cork and Belfast areas. The Dublin and Cork Leagues were merged into one Republic of Ireland League by 2005, and the Northern Ireland Leagues branched out to Bangor, Portadown and elsewhere.

In 2015-16 the first Inline Hockey Ireland All-Ireland League was started – the Hibernia League – featuring two Leagues – Elite and League 1. There is now also a League 2 and a Ladies League. There are two dedicated Inline Rinks in Ireland – the Longford Rink, and the Rink, Portadown, where all matches take place.

Below you will find the results and tables, as well as season reports for various Leagues and competitions in Ireland.

Inline Hockey Ireland Leagues

Irish Inline Hockey Leagues (Overviews):

Inline Hockey Ireland | Hibernia Elite League 2015-2019

Inline Hockey Ireland | League 1 2015-2019

Inline Hockey Ireland | League 2 2015-2019

Inline Hockey Ireland Hibernia Elite League (Seasons): 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Inline Hockey Ireland League 1 (Seasons): 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Inline Hockey Ireland League 2 (Seasons): 2017-18

Inline Hockey Ireland League Cup (Seasons): 2017-18

Inline Hockey Ireland Ladies League (Seasons): 2017-18

Republic of Ireland Inline Hockey Leagues

Irish Inline Hockey League | Senior League 2002-2004

Inline Hockey Cork League 1997-1999

Irish Inline Hockey League | Senior League (Seasons): 2002-03 2001 1999-2000 

Northern Ireland Inline Hockey Leagues

Northern Ireland Inline Hockey Association | Gold League 2011-2015

Northern Ireland Inline Hockey Association | Silver League 2011-2015

Northern Ireland Inline Hockey League | Senior League 2006-2011

Unihoc

All Ireland Youth Club Unihoc (Overviews):

All Ireland Youth Club Unihoc 2010-2012

Irish Ice Hockey Teams

Original Seven Irish Ice Hockey Teams

Balmoral Tigers 1940

Balmoral / Thorntons Wasps 1940-1951

Harlandic Wolves 1940-1951

Shorts & Harland Raiders 1940

Belfast Eagles 1949-1950

Shorts Redwings 1950-1951

North End Racers 1950-1951

Celtic League Teams

Team Overviews and [Season Roster and Match Reports]

Dundonald Redwings 1988-1989

Castlereagh Flames 1989-1993 [ 1991-92 ]

Castlereagh Knights 1996-1997

Castlereagh Goldwings 1998-1999

Latvian Hawks (Dundalk): [ 2008-09 ]

Irish Ice Hockey League Teams

Team Overviews and [Season Roster and Match Reports]

Belfast Panthers 1990-1992

Dundonald Flyers 1990-1991

Fuel Services Oilers 1990-1992

Lagan Valley Lions 1990-1991

Coleraine Jets 1991-92

Ice Hockey Players, Coaches & Officials

Irish Major League Ice Hockey Directors:

Terry Kelly “Superfan” Irish Major League Ice Hockey Director 1991-2015

World Ice Hockey

International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record):

International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships (Seasons):

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

International Ice Hockey Federation | Development Cup (Seasons):

2017

National Hockey League System (North America)

Major League | National Hockey League (USA & Canada) (Seasons):

2018-19

Major League | World Hockey Association (USA & Canada) (Overview):

World Hockey Association 1972-1979

A+ Elite Ice Hockey League (Britain & Ireland) (Overviews)

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Elite Ice Hockey League 2003-2010

Elite Ice Hockey League 2010-2018

A+ Ice Hockey Superleague (Seasons):

2000-01

A+ Elite Ice Hockey League (Seasons):

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 

A+ Southern Professional Hockey League (Seasons):

2019-20

Champions Hockey League System (West Europe)

Champions Hockey League (Seasons):

2019-20

A+ Elite Ice Hockey League (Britain & Ireland) (Overviews)

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Elite Ice Hockey League 2003-2010

Elite Ice Hockey League 2010-2018

A+ Ice Hockey Superleague (Seasons):

2000-01

A+ Elite Ice Hockey League (Seasons):

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 

English National Ice Hockey League (Levels 3 & 4 in Britain)(Overviews):

English National Ice Hockey League | Division 2 North 2008-2012

Kontinental Hockey League System (Russia & East Europe)

Kontinental Hockey League (Seasons):

2019-20

Images

[3] Inline Hockey Ireland Facebook Cover Photo – Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/inlinehockeyireland/photos/a.149991298356582.27261.143898408965871/143899552299090/?type=1&theater [Accessed 17 February 2017]