The West Auckland Admirals are one of the original four NZIHL teams. In the franchises exciting Eighteenth season history, the team have made five trips to the grand finals, once in the inaugural 2005 season, again in 2010 then in 2017 and then becoming Champions for the first time in the franchise’s history in 2018. After two disrupted seasons due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Admirals returned to the Ice in 2022 where they went onto finish first place in the regular season. This would be the first time the Admirals would host a home finals series in Avondale, where they eventually lost to defending champions the SkyCity Stampede.
As the NZIHL has grown so has the Admirals family, always welcoming kiwi talent and keeping the young core that it began with in 2005. The club is tight knit believes in hard physical work to garner victories.
The Team has always been based out of the Paradice Ice in Avondale, Auckland which in itself has a proud 42-year operating history. In 2011 the rink completed a massive renovation which brought it to international standards and allowed the Admirals team to install their very own changing room (something not that common among NZ ice hockey clubs).
The Admirals and its players are always focused on playing hard with the ultimate goal of lifting the Birgel Cup.