Australian Ice Hockey League

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.