i watch the Australian ice hockey,because our minor team down here in louisiana has two players that are playing in the league this season.It is semi-professional league. Typically this means that players are not paid to play in the AIHL, but receive other benefits such as the use of a car, accommodation, flights/travel within Australia, and other benefits. Often these benefits are supplied or funded by sponsors and vary from team to team.
The games are shorter than typical hockey games, consisting of two 15-minute periods and a 20 minute 3rd, instead of three 20-minute periods that are usually played under normal North American and IIHF hockey regulations.
I can't wait until the Saskatoon Panthers and the Halifax Predators are actual teams in the NHL.
Excuse me,Halifax will have to find a new name for their team,because the Predators will still be in Nashville,I have already been through a sale of the Nashville Predators and that took a toll on me,i ain't gonna go through another one