AIHL Team Profile: Newscastle North Stars

North-Stars-2013-LOGO-white-550wThe Newcastle North Stars were formed in 1981 and joined the AIHL in 2002 as an expansion team. As most expansion teams do, they suffered a hard year with their first in the league.

However the next year proved to be successful as they added Rob Barnes, a former European coach and imported Canadian player Ray Sheffield. With these additions, the North Stars captured their first Goodall Cup.

In total Newcastle are 4 time Goodall Cup champions and 3 time H Newman Reid Champions. They also hold the record for most goals scored in one game with 21. The North Stars have had plenty of overseas talent join their roster over the years including former member of the Wichita Thunder, Brad Wanchulak and former Nepean Raider, Trevor Hawkins.

Newcastle’s next game is July 13th as they take on the Perth Thunder. Puck drop is 5pm local time!