Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Submitted by Peter Lambert
The Australian Ice Hockey League will once again be celebrated annually with the 101 year old Australian icon, the Goodall Cup.
In 2009 the Cup's custodians, Ice Hockey Australia took back the cup to be presented instead to the winners of the traditional state vs. state senior men's tournament, co-inciding with the 100 year anniversary of the same.
Hosts South Australia won the cup, but only Western Australia and Victora were able to join them for the tournament.
Ice Hockey Australia have requested that the Australian Ice Hockey League take back the Goodall Cup as the prestige ice hockey tournament in Australia. A vote by the board and member teams has confirmed that the Goodall Cup will be restored as the ultimate prize for the AIHL.
The fate of the AIHL Champions Trophy presented at the 2009 Finals is yet to be determined.
The 2009 AIHL Champions, the Adelaide Adrenaline have been engraved onto the Goodall Cup and so are now also known as 2009 Goodall Cup champions.