- Sydney Lightning
- Melbourne Blackhawks
- Sydney Maple Leafs
- Melbourne Redwings
Ice Hockey Australia hope to add more teams after the inaugural season.
AJIHL games will be played at Melbourne’s Medibank Icehouse, and Western Sydney’s Penrith Ice Palace.
I have to be honest. I am really disappointed with the names. There could have been some good creativity here and Australianised it, like the farm teams in North America.
Just throwing it out there but I can’t see what Maple Leafs have to do with Sydney. How about Sharks? At least Sydney has Sharks…
But hey, what do I know?
In the end the formation of the league is a fantastic initiative and one that will see the growth of hockey in Australia.
Let us know your thoughts.