Irish Ice Hockey

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Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since the Second World War. There is currently the Elite Ice Hockey League (Professional – 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.

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

Irish Ice Hockey

The is the Eirball Index Page to the All-Time Results & Standings of Irish Ice Hockey Leagues. Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since 1940 when the first Leagues were played in Belfast during WW2, mostly by Canadian Soldiers stationed there during the War but also by Irish Ice Hockey players. Leagues have come and gone since with the most recent being the Cross-Border Cup from 2016-17 to the present.

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Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since 1940 when it was first introduced by Canadian soldiers serving in Northern Ireland during World War II. This page provides a link to the Final Standings and Results of various Leagues in Ireland since then.

The greatest Irish Ice Hockey League of all time was the Irish Ice Hockey League of 2007 to 2010, when the Dundalk Ice Dome was open, and the league featured teamswhich could compete in Europe.

Irish Ice Hockey League

Irish Ice Hockey League 2007-2010; IIHA Challenge Cups 2014-2016; Cross Border Cup 2016-2019.

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues Level 1:

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

IIHA Cross-Border Cup Division A:  

 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Challenge Cups 2014-2016

IIHA Challenge Cups: 2015-16 2014 

IIHA | Irish Ice Hockey League 2007-2010

IIHA Irish Ice Hockey League A League: 

2008-09 2009-10

Morrow Group All-Ireland Challenge:

Carlsberg Irish Ice Hockey League: 

 1992 1990-91

Irish Ice Hockey Exhibitions: 1986-87

Ulster Ice Hockey League Seasons

IIHA Ulster Ice Hockey League: 1949-50 1950-51

Northern Ireland Ice Hockey League: 1940

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues Tier 2:

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

IIHA Cross-Border Cup Division B:

2019-20 2018-19 2017-18

Irish Ice Hockey League | Development Division 2007-2010

Irish Ice Hockey League Recreational Division:2009-10  2008-09 

Carlsberg Irish Ice Hockey Challenge Matches: 1990-91

Irish Ice Hockey League Level 3 Seasons

Irish Ice Hockey League Development Division: 2009-10

Underage Ice Hockey

Picture Credit: Vincent JIANG / Shutterstock (2018) Montreal, Canada – March 18 2018:Junior hokey team parading in the Saint Patrick`s Day in Montreal downtown [Accessed 4 May 2021]

Underage Irish Ice Hockey Tournaments

IIHA South Dublin on Ice

IIHA South Dublin on Ice U14 Tournament (Seasons): 2020

IIHA South Dublin on Ice U12 Tournament (Seasons): 2020

Irish Ice Hockey Teams

From the first teams in the Balmoral Ice Rink in the 1940s and 1950s to the present day.

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Celtic League Teams

Celtic Leagues

Team Overviews and [Season Roster and Match Reports]

Castlereagh Cougars [ 1986-87 ]

Dundonald Redwings 1988-1989

Castlereagh Flames 1989-1993 [ 1991-92 ]

Castlereagh Knights 1996-1997

Castlereagh Goldwings 1998-1999

Latvian Hawks (Dundalk): [ 2008-09 ]

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Irish Ice Hockey League Teams

Irish Ice Hockey 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

Irish Ice Hockey Players & Personnel

The most senior Ice Hockey Official ever to come from Ireland was Terry Kelly, born in Toronto to Irish immigrant parents, but brought up in Belfast from the age of three. Kelly had a storied career in Administration, which included spells as a Director in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Irish Ice Hockey Officials

Ice Hockey Officials

Irish Major League Ice Hockey Directors:

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