Australia vs New Zealand in all new Ice Hockey Showdown – July 7-8, 2012 - Melbourne
An all new competition between the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) and the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL), has been announced as a first time Trans-Tasman Championship League event set to take place 7 and 8 July at Medibank Icehouse in Melbourne (VIC).
The all new annual two day tournament will allow both the AIHL and the NZIHL to showcase their grand final teams against each other, alternating between Australia and New Zealand venues year on year.
Australian grand final contenders Melbourne Ice, AIHL Champions plus runners up Newcastle North Stars will battle it out against NZIHL Champions Botany Swarm, and runners up Southern Stampede.
Ice Hockey is really starting to gain interest and momentum down under with the level of talent coming up through the ranks, commented Tyler Lovering, Commissioner of the Australian Ice Hockey League.
“We’re starting to fill seats quickly at events, our players are dedicated and everyone has a common goal to grow the sport.
This Australia vs New Zealand event shows the commitment of both leagues to see the sport grow and be as recognized by fans across both countries,” Lovering added.
Tickets go on sale May 30th and can be purchased on-line HERE for $95 per adult and $45 per child for a tournament pass (including reserved seating and Saturday social event pass).
Single game tickets can be purchased for $25 per adult and $12.50 per child. TTCL Supporters
The AIHL thanks our great supporters of the first Trans Tasman Champions League.
The AIHL is now seeking expressions of interest to join the crew of volunteers working the Trans-Tasman Championship League.
For further information contact, AIHL Assistant Commissioner Joanne Motta on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your organisation would like more information on the exposure possible with sponsorship of the event please contact AIHL Commissioner, Tyler Lovering on email@example.com.
Venue - Medibank Icehouse
105 Pearl River Road, Docklands - 1300 756 699
By tram take the free City Circle tram (from Flinders street or La Trobe Street) direct to the Waterfront City, Docklands stop. Tram 70 (via Flinders Street) and Tram 86 (via Bourke Street) will also take you to the Waterfront City, Docklands stop.
By car Medibank Icehouse is situated in the Waterfront City precinct, at the northern end of Docklands. If travelling west-bound along Footscray Road, enter Pearl River Road directly. If travelling in an east-bound direction, simply turn right after Costco. Or turn right into Pearl River Road from Docklands Drive. Undercover parking is available at Harbour Town West Car Park, or for special events, we suggest Harbour Town East Car Park to minimize exit delays. Both car parks are free for the first hour, or $5 flat daily rate thereafter.
By bus the Melbourne City Tourist shuttle operates daily to Waterfront City, Docklands. A FREE bus service also operates between Waterfront City, Docklands and Southern Cross Station every 30 minutes Friday-Sunday from 10am – 6pm.
By train take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Then follow the Promenade along to Waterfront City, Docklands.