Canberra Knights

Slauenwhite signs with the Abu Dhabi Storms

Chris Slauenwhite has signed with the Abu Dhabi Storms for the 2014-15 Emirates Ice Hockey League season. Slauenwhite has previously played for the Adelaide Adrenaline, Sydney Bears and Canberra Knights and last season played for Töreboda HF in the Division 2 league, the fourth tier of ice hockey in Sweden.

McNeil signs with Old Dominion University

Former Canberra Knights’ player Sean McNeil has signed with the Old Dominion University’s ice hockey team to play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 3 league. McNeil previously played for the Knights in the 2009 AIHL season, recording zero points in his 14 games.

CBR Brave into the AIHL

The Australian Ice Hockey Lague (AIHL) has announced that the Canberra consortium has been granted a 12 month provisional license and will participate in the 2014 AIHL season as the CBR Brave. The Brave were admitted to the league after raising over $27,000 in donations as well as securing various sponsorships and a $29,000 grant from the ACT Government. The team will play out of the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre and will take on Knights existing schedule.

For more information see the article from the AIHL and the article from The Canberra Times.

Canberra Meet with League Officials

AIHL League officials have announced that they will release a decision by the end of the week regarding the new Canberra team entering the league for the 2014 season. The league will now consult with the owners of the other seven clubs before reaching their decision.

It has also been revealed that the club will expect to keep half of their ticket sales from their home games as part of the deal with the owner of the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre.

For more information see The Canberra Times article by Lee Gaskin.

To help Canberra reach their goal of $50,000 head over to the Mycause.com.au website

Canberra Secure Venue

The Canberra Times have announced that the Canberra consortium has secured a deal with the owner of the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre to play their home games at the venue. The deal, which also covers ice time for training, has been signed for one year with an option for 2015. The team will now speak with the AIHL tonight to determine whether they have met the conditions set out in order to be granted a license.

The team have announced that if successul they will compete under a new name. Knights owner John Raut who had offered the the use of the name for a fee has said that the name may become available in the future. He has also suggested that the Canberra Knights brand might be revived in the East Coast Super League, a junior league run by the New South Wales Ice Hockey Association.

For more information see The Canberra Times article by Lee Gaskin.

To help Canberra reach their goal of $50,000 head over to the Mycause.com.au website

New Team to be Created in Canberra

The Canberra Times have announced that if Canberra consortium is successful in acquiring the AIHL license, the team will not be known as the Knights if they re-enter the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). This comes after the Knights owner announced his intentions of wanting to retain the clubs license for future use and has suggested that should the consortium wish to use the Knights trademark he would require compensation for the brand’s value. Fans have already started floating suggestions such as the Capitals, Kings and Wolves.

The consortium has currently raised over $22,000 of their $50,000 goal and will speak with the AIHL on Monday to determine if they have met the leagues requirements.

For more information see The Canberra Times article by Lee Gaskin, who continues to report on the progress of ice hockey in Canberra.

To help Canberra reach their goal of $50,000 head over to the Mycause.com.au website

Knights Looking to Raise $50,000

The Canberra Knights have announced that they are required to raise $100,000 by 20:00 AEST 3 March 2014 to be readmitted to the league. $50,000 is expected to come from season memberships while the other $50,000 is being sought by a public fundraiser via the Mycause.com.au website.

The league has also set the requirements of the team being able to field a competitive team and have a rink in which to train and play their games. Team officials are currently in talks with the former owner who is also the owner of their home rink, the Phillip Ice Skating Centre. Talks are also in place with the ACT government in regards to retaining the funding of $29,000.

For more information see The Canberra Times article by Lee Gaskin.

And head over to the Mycause.com.au website and help the Knights reach their target of $50,000.

Players Look to Take Control of the Knights

The Canberra Times have announced that the Canberra Knights players have approached the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) to take on the club license and revive the team. Club owner, John Raut yesterday announced that the Knights would fold due to financial costs, lack of players and poor performance. Talks, headed by captain Mark Rummukainen, are scheduled to be held today with the AIHL deputy commissioner Alex Lata. The ACT Government has announced that if successful the $29,000 in funding would continue to be paid to the club regardless of ownership.

For more information see the article from The Canberra Times by Lee Gaskin.

Canberra Knghts Fold

The Canberra Knights announced today that the team has folded and would withdraw from the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL), effective immediately. The club owner cited financial costs, lack of local players and consistently poor performance as the reasons behind the teams closure. This move leaves the AIHL with seven teams to compete in the upcoming 2014 season. The League has yet to advise on what changes will be made to the 2014 schedule.

For more information see The Canberra Times article by Lee Gaskin.