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All known teams now online
Incomplete Goodall Cup: NSW 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981 + 1994. Vic 1975, '78 + '79.
All Worlds Champion teams now online.
Some Internationals may have won more Goodall Cups than shown at present.
This is due to the incomplete record for the years noted above.
Research continues and updates are ongoing.


Vic Cups in purple; NSW in aqua; Qld in yellow; South Australia in red; ACT in green; Ties in yellow-green.
T = a Cup tie (for example, 1932 + 1946)
Ice hockey representative at World Championship for Australia
 Ice hockey representative at Olympics for country indicated (mostly Australia)


The full research on which this is based has now spread over many years and it is still ongoing. The source documents are recorded but they are complex and too numerous to mention in brief. Among the main ones are The Argus and The Age, Melbourne; The Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Herald, Sydney; The Mercury, Hobart, The Advertiser, Adelaide; the Canberra Times; Glaciettes and Glaciarium Review by the former NISAA Melbourne, Glaciarium Ltd Melbourne, and its successors; Ice Hockey Guide by the former VIHA; numerous Goodall Cup programs, state team photos, public records; etc. Online samples appear on this web site, and there are more on the Legends web site, along with many transcriptions from the originals.

The IHA Centenary publication, and Sid Tange's history on which it is partly based, have been used as a reference only. I am grateful they exist and I do not wish to diminish the efforts of contributors to those documents. However, they are largely unsourced and therefore not verifiable. Both also contain too many inconsistencies with primary sources, omissions, or plain errors, to be useful as a reliable record in their own right. In the case of Goodall Cup champions, variations between this record and "official" records are most pronounced in the first half-century to 1954. The second half exhibits much less variation, but that may change.

The records of the VIHA were once impeccable. For the first fifty or sixty years, they could tell you the number of games played by every player, locally and interstate; how many points they each scored; the awards and records they held. Traces of that spirit are still evident on the web site of IHV Demons, one of the oldest surviving ice hockey clubs in Australia. The historic record was important to the pioneers. Like Ariadne's thread, it was a twisted string between beginning and end, between the first and last win. So, what are we to do when the first published record of today's national controlling authority, is at odds with the published match reports of the time and other historic documents? I don't know the answer, but we must at least get the Cup right.

Special thanks to Beryl Black for access to her archive.

— Ross Carpenter, 2010


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C H A N G E  L O G


6/7 Launched on NLHA web site on the eve of the inaugural Trans Tasman Champions League


5/12 Added 2012 Mighty Roos roster to League
2/12 Added photo for 2007 Goodall Cup Champions (timeline + League)
+ Completed loading Teams to Champions League
1/12 Added photos for 2008, 2009 Goodall Cup Champions (timeline + League)

30/11 Added 17 photos for 1994-5, 1997-9, 2004-11 Worlds Teams
29/11 Added 5 photos for 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000 Worlds Teams
7/11 Updated 1969 Cup score and venue
+ Added more missing 1978 Vic Goodall Champs + The Age newspaper article
+ Numerous amendments to 1950s Champions

5/9 Added 2011 Goodall Cup champions to League

4/4 Added 2011 Worlds team to League


26/10 Added 2010 Worlds team to League
+ checks and revisions to most teams
25/10 Added 2006, '07, '08, '09 Worlds teams to League
+ player profiles to 2008 Worlds (Pics button)
24/10 Added 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05 Worlds teams to League
23/10 Added 1994, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99 Worlds teams to League
10/10 Added '92 + '93 Worlds teams to League
+ '79, '90 + '92 Worlds program covers
+ '88 National squad Xmas Down Under tournament (1989/pics button)
9/10 Added 1990 Worlds team to League
8/10 Added 1989 Worlds team to League
7/10 Added 1974 Vic Goodall Champions; revised player Cup tallies
6/10 Added match results + placings to '60, '62, '74 Internationals
2/10 Added the 1979, '86 + '87 Internationals to League

27/9 Added the Winter Olympic Story (Champions/ Worlds button, p 2)
+ Enders & Cambridge (Champions/ Pros button, pp 1 + 2)
+ 1974 Worlds team (Teams/ International/ 1974)
26/9 Added 1954 Olympic Fund article (Champions/ Worlds button, p 3)
+ 1962 Worlds team (Teams/62)
25/9 Corrected birth details for Russell Jones And Dave Cunningham
(Both born Melbourne; wrongly shown as Canada in some records)
+ 1954 Cup myth (Champions/The Cup button)
24/9 Added 1973 Vic Goodall Cup Champions
+ Balance of Vic Champs to 2010 (still researching 4)
21/9 Corrected 1953 Vic team photo (was at 1951)
+ 1968 and '72 Vic Goodall Cup Champions
+ 1950s Team Australia (Champions/Worlds button)
+ 1963 Olympic Qualification Team, Tokyo (Intern'l/ 1963)
20/9 Added 1966 and '67 Vic Goodall Cup Champions
19/9 Added 1965 Vic Goodall Cup Champions
18/9 Added 1961 and '62 Vic Goodall Cup Champions
17/9 Added 1955 Vic Goodall Cup Champions
14/9 Added 1960 Olympic Team footage, Aus v Jap (Teams/International/1960)
+ 1954 Vic Goodall Cup champions
10/9 Added 1951, '52, '53 Vic Champions
8/9 Added 1932 '46 '47 + '49 Vic Teams
6/9 Added 1922 Vic Team
5/9 Added first 3 Vic champion teams to League

Launched following Victoria's 2010 Goodall Cup victory