The Canterbury Red Devils play in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) which was formed in 2005. Located in Christchurch, the Red Devils are the 2009 NZIHL Champions and finalists in 2007 and 2008.
The West Auckland Admirals were formed in 2005 during the inaugural year of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. The league boasted 4 teams initially with 2 from Auckland, one from Southern (Queenstown) and one from Canterbury. The league expanded to 5 teams with the addition of Dunedin in 2008. The NZIHL is an amateur league however each team has a number of top quality overseas players as well as players on the NZ senior mens national team (Ice Blacks).